Park Place Middle School

PUMA PRINTS-November 18th

The Park Place Puma Way "Pride, Excellence, and Character"



No school Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th


Police and Fire Appreciation Week

November 14th-20th


The following students were recognized for leading the PUMA WAY-Pride, Excellence and Character. Congratulations!

Christopher M. R

Alex M. S

David M.

Jackson G.

Ryder O.

Chloe W.

Scarlett F.

Arden V.

Marlow H.

Alexis (Lexi) W.

Carlos J. M

Nick P.

Emiko S.

Katelyn C.

Abhinav S.

Caleb C.

Melissa M.

Carson M.

Karim E.

Se Ri P.

August B.

Danny M.J

Kyla S.

principal chat

REMINDER: Virtual Principal Chat with Kristie Hilson

11/18/2021 6:00-7:00pm

Join the meeting here:

RECORDATORIO: Charla virtual mensual con la directora Kristie Hilson 11/18/2021 6:00-7:00pm

Acompáñenos a la reunión aquí: :


Student Race & Ethnicity Data Collection

If there is no response before Thanksgiving break, schools are required to make the ethnicity and race selection for the student.

We ask that families please respond to the two questions in Family Access for each of their students currently enrolled.

Please see OSPI Observer Identification guidelines at

More information can be found on our website.


The 8th grade human growth and sexuality units begin December 4th in health classes. Opt out forms need to be turned into Cheri Erickson at the District Office.


The sign up deadline for season one Winter sports: Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball and Boys/Girls Soccer has now ended.

There will be information on signing up for next season Winter 2: Girls Basketball and Wresting soon.

highly capable

MSD Highly Capable Program Referral Window

Every fall, we start the process to identify new students to receive highly capable services. Any student in grade K, 1, 3, 5-11 with parent/guardian permission may be referred by staff, family, or community members. All 2nd and 4th graders are universally screened and therefore do NOT require a referral form. The nomination process for the Highly Capable Program opens on November 29th and closes on December 10th. When a referral is received, the screening process will be triggered to determine a student’s eligibility for highly capable services. The screening test will take place in February and the post-screening test will take place in March.

The Referral Form will be available in Skyward’s Family Access on November 29th. If you prefer paper copies, they can be found on our Highly Capable Program webpage.

For additional information, please visit our website:


Volunteers As we shared at the beginning of the school year, the decision to not permit volunteers or visitors in schools would be re-evaluated at the end of October. Due to continued high COVID-19 case rates in Snohomish County, Monroe School District has made the decision to continue to not allow volunteers or visitors in schools at this time. We miss our volunteers and will continue to monitor case rates as we re-evaluate this decision in the new year.


Do you know a Monroe School District employee who deserves some much-needed recognition?

Monroe School District has launched a new employee recognition program, called the MSD Employee Honor Roll! This program is aimed at recognizing Monroe School District employees for exemplifying the district’s commitment and shared values through their service to our students, staff, families, and/or community.

Supervisors, fellow employees, parents and community members are encouraged to nominate ANY staff member for exemplifying any of the following:

  • Providing engaging learning opportunities through powerful instruction

  • Providing students with equitable access to learning and opportunities based on their unique, individual needs

  • Holding students to high standards

  • Using innovation to provide educational choice

  • Recognizing, honoring and building upon students’ strengths and passions

  • Engaging families and the community in the learning process

  • Preparing all students for college, careers and life beyond graduation

All nominees will be recognized, but only one in each employee category will be selected each month as the MSD Employee Honor Roll award recipients. Employee categories include:

  • Certificated (teachers, counselors, psychologists, etc)

  • Classified (paraeducators, nurses, office staff, bus drivers, food service, custodial, technology, maintenance, etc)

  • Substitutes and coaches

  • Administrators (Principals, assistant principals, directors, executive staff)

Nominate an employee now!

About Us


Kristie Hilson


Joel Garrison


Amy (AJ) Adamski


Jeanette Barr


Ruby Avalos

Lisa Bednarik

Shannon Maykovich


Sharron Leinweber

Last Names A-Li & PBS

Brooke Fox

Last Names Lo-Z & SLC


Ken Steenis


Jennifer Jacobs


Pamela Hyvonen RN



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1408 W. Main Street Monroe, WA 98272

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Monroe School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator
Joanne Dickinson
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2539

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
David Paratore
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2609

Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW
Joanne Dickinson
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2539

The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact:

Kim Whitworth
14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 804.2558