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Placerita Jr. High School - September 29, 2019

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Directions for Spanish Translation (Instrucciones para español)

Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página y haga clic en el botón traducir y seleccione Español para traducción al español.

Scrool to the bottom of the page and click the translate button and select Spanish for Spanish translation.

This Week at Placerita 9.29.19

Welcome to Week Eight and the beginning of October!

Happy Fall everyone...

This Tuesday is the Step-it-Up fundraiser due date. We have done well and raised a nice amount of money. If you still have contributions please have your student submit them either online with the information that your student has, or if you have cash contributions they may go to Mrs. Nelson in the Assistant Principal’s office. Thank you all so much for all your help with this huge project!

All through the month of October we will wear Pink on Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Your student can earn team points for their team by participating.

On Wednesday morning we have a lock down drill that will take place while we are out of class. This drill is to prepare us for a situation where we would need to get in a safe place if we were between classes, at brunch or at lunch.

This Friday is the Student-of-the-Month Brunch. You will receive an invitation of your student has been selected.

Next Monday, October 7, is our Fall Break Monday. There will be no school that day.

Please plan on attending our first and only Restaurant Night for this Fall on October 10th at the California Pizza Kitchen. We will get 20% of the total for all day on October 10th. See the flyer below for more information.

We also have our first Placerita Parent Organization Breakfast Meeting on October 15th right after Drop-off at 8:10 in the morning.

We have a lot more very important dates below so check them out…

That’s it for tonight. Have a great week!

Mr. Turner

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Introducing Placerita Parent Academy #1

Are you stressing about having a Tweenager? We are going to cover topics in our Parent Academy Classes relating to typical tween behavior. There will be discussion on the topics listed below:

  • Adolescence isn't terminal (It just feels like it)
  • What your phone is doing to you
  • Surviving the tween years
  • Outside influences on my student
  • Making every moment matter

If these topics would help you work your way through Jr. High Please register through the form below. Any Placerita Parent is welcome. We will be meeting three Tuesday nights in a row on October 15, 22, and 29. We will start at 7:00 PM and be completed by 8:15 PM. The last 10-15 minutes will be a time for questions about what we have discussed. We will also be doing the same classes in Spanish on the Thursdays after each Tuesday class. Elizabeth Orozco our School Social Worker and Wellness Coordinator will be conducting those classes.

Please consider registering for this first series. We would love to see you there.

Complete the form below to be registered.

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Restaurant Night Fundraiser to benefit the Placerita Foundation on October 10 at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Don't miss it!

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During the Month of October we wear pink on Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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ASB is Hosting a Fall Festival for Students

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Healthy Choices Parent Meeting

If you are interested in what will be shared with students in our Healthy Choices curriculum in both Science and PE you may attend this meeting for a review of the curriculum. It will be on November 7 @ 6:30 PM in Tanner Hall.
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Click on the link below for a PDF copy of the letter above

Other Important Dates for Parents this Fall

Miner Munchies

We will need your help with snacks for staff. We will send out Sign-up Genius forms for each event. Two events this Fall - October 18 and December 13

Placertia Parent Academy #1

Parent Academy classes are taking place on October 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00 PM in Tanner Hall. See the article above for information and the form to register to attend.

Placerita Parent Organization

Breakfast Meetings - Right after Drop-off in the morning in Tanner Hall.

Fall Meeting - October 15th

Two more in the Winter and Spring - January 15 and March 18

Student of the Month Meetings for Selected Students (Parents Invited)

October 4, November 1, December 6, February 7, March 6, and May 1

Healthy Choices Parent Meeting

Meeting to review the Science and PE curriculum related to Sex Ed. Parents can review all parts of curriculum with an option to opt out.

November 7 @ 6:30 PM in Tanner Hall

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Click on the link below for a PDF of the calendar above

Important Upcoming Dates in September/October at Placerita

  • SSA Training 10/2-3 Tanner Hall

  • Student of the Month Brunch 10/4 Brunch
  • Fall Break 10/7 Holiday
  • PBIS /Miner PRIDE Coach Training Day 10/9 All Day Newhall DO
  • Field Trip Museum of Tolerance (#3) 10/11 All Day (Team Pacesetters)
  • Miner Munchies 10/18 Brunch in Library
  • End of Q1 10/18 End of Day
  • Fire Drill 10/22
  • Minimum Days 10/23-24 Dpt and PD Time
  • Halloween Costume Contest 10/31 Brunch Extended brunch
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Placerita Jr. High School

Placerita has been serving Jr. High students in Newhall for almost 60 years. Placerita is just north of Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita Valley.