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Placerita Jr. High School - November 4, 2019

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This Week at Placerita 11.4.19

Welcome to Week Three of Quarter Two!


Placerita's annual Operation Gratitude Candy Drive will run from 11/1-11/6. Please have your students bring your leftover Halloween candy to your Team Leaders to donate candy to our troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. Thanks for your help!


Our Dodgeball tournament begins on Monday at brunch and goes throughout the month.


Counselors will be out in classrooms all week rolling out new information on Xello which is taking the place of Naviance as the future planning instrument that students will use all through high school.


Our Step-it-up rewards day celebration is on Tuesday this week. Students who qualified will be participating in the event. There is a list of eligible students on the window outside the admin office. Also refer to Jamie's email for more information.


We will also have some extra people on campus on Tuesday with a LACOE training taking place in Tanner Hall.


Wednesday is the Day for Principal-for-a-Day. It is different this year in that we will be having a breakfast with the group and then coming to school for the morning. So you will see us out and around campus on Wednesday morning.


Our Earthquake drill is on Thursday morning. It will be similar to the fire drill but with a few ore details. Adam will be sending out more information with those details.


Our Healthy Choices presentation for seventh grade parents is this Thursday at 6:30 PM in Tanner Hall. This presentation will preview our Healthy Choices Curriculum from the District that will be presented in the Spring in both Science and PE classes.


Just an early reminder that there will be no school next Monday for Veterans Day on 11/11.


Let's have a great week.

Pics from Halloween :-)

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Teachers Too!

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Student of the Month Winners!

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NAEP Scores show concerns for reading nationwide

Click on the link below for an article about the latest results from the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) shows national concerns for reading levels. Take a good look... Thanks for the link Sophia!

Miner Monthly TV

If you have not had a chance to see miner monthly TV take a look.
Miner Monthly TV October 2019

Good review of how we view our students...

Linda Darling-Hammond on Cultural Competence

Items shared with parents

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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


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

Placerita's Calendar for 2019-2020

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

Important Upcoming Dates in November at Placerita

  • ASB Candy Drive 11/1 - 6 Schoolwide

  • Dodgeball Tournament Games Begin 11/4

  • PL Counselors/Xello Presentations 11/4 - 11/8 7th grade English classrooms

  • Step It Up Reward 11/5 Schedule TBA

  • Leadership Meeting 11/6 2:45 Room 44

  • The Great Shakeout Drill 11/7 DEAR

  • Library Field Trip for Newcomers 11/7 Periods 6-4

  • Veterans Day No School 11/11 Holiday

  • Department meeting week 11/12 All Week

  • 2nd Progress 11/15 For 2nd Qtr

  • Spirit Week 11/18-11/22

  • Faculty Meeting 11/20 2:45 Library

  • Staff vs Students Dodgeball Game 11/22 Extended Brunch

  • Turkey Bowl 11/22 12 -1 pm

  • Thanksgiving Holiday 11/25-29 Holiday

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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.