Miner Mondays

Placerita Jr. High School - September 3, 2019

Pride In Excellence Since 1960

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Back-to-School Night this THURSDAY

Don't miss the food trucks at 5:15 before Back-to-School Night at 6:30

Our Placerita Parent Organization has organized the food trucks as a fundraiser for the Placerita Foundation with helps furnish students with supplies and activities throughout the year. Come early and sit and eat before starting Back-to-School night at 6:30.

Back-to-School Night is this Thursday - September 5th

Back-to -School night is a night dedicated to getting to meet and getting to know student's teachers. We will follow the daily schedule from 1st through 6th periods beginning at 6:30 PM. We will begin with a short welcome and then simply follow the schedule.
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English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting

Our first ELAC Meeting of the year will take place in Tanner Hall at 5:30 PM. This meeting is for our Parents of students that are English Learners. There will be a variety of things discussed and officers for the year will be selected. If you have a student that is an English Learner we would love to see you there.
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This is Book Fair week at Placerita. Students will have some time this week to visit the book fair in the Library. Please encourage participation. :-)

Welcome Steve Margulies to our Special Education Department

Steve Margulies will be starting today in our Special Education Department in room 202. Please give him a warm welcome. We will share more information at our next faculty meeting.

We shared this information with Parents this weekend...

Placerita Is a Title I School

Title I

What is Title I?

Title 1, Part A, is a federally funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic needs. Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards to improve teaching and learning, and to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Title I schools jointly develop a written parental involvement policy with parents each year called the School-Parent Compact.

In the William S. Hart Union High School District, eight schools are eligible to receive Title I funds and implement schoolwide programs as a part of the Elementary and School Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 (NCLB), and the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Parent involvement is critical in support of student achievement. Each school provides opportunities for families to be engaged and involved in their child’s education to support student learning. Parents are encouraged and invited to become partners in education with each school, contributing valuable ideas, input, and feedback throughout the year which is used to revise school site plans annually.

Parents are encouraged to maintain regular two-way communication with school staff regarding issues involving student learning and successful participation in school-sponsored programs. Parents should also play an active role in assisting their student with academic learning at home, and monitoring their student’s progress.

For more parent information see the link to the District Website HERE.

Would You Like to be a Kinder Person?

This is a good complement to our Kindness week info...

August 22, 2019 By Dave Stuart Jr.

Then you’ve got to be kind to people when they’re mean or rude to you.

This is how the virtues strengthen: not by doing them when they’re easy, but by doing them when they’re hard.


  • You cannot get braver unless you do what needs to be done when what needs to be done makes you scared.
  • You cannot become more purpose-driven unless you call to mind the purpose of your work when it’s the last thing in the world you’d like to think about.
  • You cannot become more curious until you start asking questions where naturally you wouldn’t.
  • You cannot get more discerning until you start trying to get to the bottom of complex matters.

Your character — your “relatively constant will,” as the late philosophy professor Dallas Willard defined it — is honed not through ease but through struggle.

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

Important Upcoming Dates in September at Placerita

  • Labor Day - September 2

  • Back-to-School Night Minimum Day - September 5

  • English Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting - September 5th

  • Back-to-School Night - September 5

  • First Progress Report - September 13

  • Vision Screening (8th Grade) - September 13

  • Field Trip to Museum of Tolerance - September 12 and 27 (7th Grade)

  • Step-it-up Assemblies (School Fundraiser) - September 17

  • Scripted Lock-Down Drill - September 18

  • Faculty Meeting - September 18

  • District wide Minimum Day for PD - September 19

  • Make-up Picture Day - September 23

Teacher Musical Chairs

Musical chairs

Short Video on Empowering our Students

Thabiti Brown on Empowering Students
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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.