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Placerita Jr. High School - September 30, 2019

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This Week at Placerita 9.29.19

Welcome to Week Eight and the beginning of October!

Happy Fall everyone...

All through the month of October we will wear Pink on Wednesdays for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Students 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.

We have our Safe School Ambassadors training on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Wednesday afternoon is the time for Leadership Team Meeting at 2:45 in Room 44.

This Friday is the Student-of-the-Month Brunch. Please plan on attending and representing your teams! While we are in for SOM ASB is having Popcorn Brunch during the extended Brunch this Friday.

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

Have a great week!

Bree being recognized by the board with all the other teachers of the year

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Club HOT Learning in Nature

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Nice Video on Character Development similar to our Miner PRIDE - Good Application

Bolstering Academic Rigor With Character Development

Important Upcoming Dates in September/October at Placerita


  • Wear Pink Wednesdays ASB All Oct

  • Active Lockdown Drill 10/2 Brunch, Lunch or Passing

  • Leadership Meeting 10/2 2:45 Room 44

  • SSA Training 10/2-3 Tanner Hall

  • Popcorn Brunch 10/4 Brunch

  • Student of the Month Brunch 10/4 Brunch

  • Department meeting week 10/8 Varies by Department

  • Fall Break 10/7 Holiday

  • PBIS /Miner PRIDE Coach Training Day 10/9 All Day Newhall DO

  • Foundation Meeting 10/11 8:15

  • Field Trip Museum of Tolerance (#3) 10/11 All Day

  • Faculty Meeting 10/16 2:45 Library

  • 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

All the information below was a part of the Placerita Prospector this week

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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

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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.