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April 2, 2015

Happy Spring – Park Place Families!

This Friday marks the end of our 3rd Quarter and the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the SBAC (state) Testing, and the beginning of Spring Break. Park Place Middle School will finish the Math SBAC Testing towards the end of April, and 8th graders will also take the Science MSP. Even though many already have their sights on summer or the next school year, there is still much learning to do in the 2014-15 school year.

Earlier in the year, in the Puma Prints, Mr. Cheshire suggested ways to encourage and work with your middle school student at home. These suggestions and tips are just as relevant now as in September. Sitting down with your child to discuss their “learning’s” from the day, keeping their backpack organized, monitoring assignments/grades via Skyward, and tracking work through their agendas are great ways to monitor and assist your student to be more successful in school.

Park Place Middle School continues to have extended learning opportunities. Puma Time, Friday ZAP, and working lunches are places where students can access staff for extra help and complete work. Attendance is also key to academic success. Research finds that missing as few as 10 days a year in middle school reduces academic achievement in math and reading, and reduces the likelihood of graduating high school to 76% (https://getschooled.com/dashboard/tool/343-attendance-counts). When students are frequently absent, teachers struggle to provide the makeup work in a meaningful way that supports the student’s learning.

When we return from Spring Break, we are excited about Spring Quarter at Park
Place Middle School which will include Track Meets, the STEM Expo, finding our
next year’s ASB officers, and our 8th Grade WEB Leaders. Thank you in your
continued efforts in partnership in working with your student.

Enjoy the break – we’ll see you all back on April 13th!

Kristie Hilson-Assistant Principal

Terry Cheshire
Principal

 

Park Place Middle School
1408 West Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272-2099

Park Place Middle SchoolPhone: 360-804-4300
Counseling: 360-804-4303
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-4399

School Hours: 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-4301

Terry Cheshire, Principal
Joel Garrison, Assistant Principal
Kristin Hilson, Assistant Principal
Lisa Johnson, Secretary
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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The best way to protect children from online harm is to keep computers in a family area of the home. Visibility allows parents to look over the students' shoulders without being too oppressive. Young children should have a parental chaperone whenever they are on the Internet. Two sites that discuss these issues and offer advice can be found at www.safekids.com and www.safeteens.com.


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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395

2014-2015 Officers are:

  • President
    • Randie Baker
  • Vice President
    • Tiffany Martin
  • Secretary
    • Esther Hill
  • Treasurer
    • Jeannine Hall
  • Membership Chair
    • Maria Adams

     

 

Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.

The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.

Staff Telephone Directory

NAME (e-mail) ASSIGNMENT
WEB SITE ADDRESS
Allen, Heidi Kitchen  
Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Avalos, Ruby Attendance Secretary  
Barr, Jeanette ASB Secretary  
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist  
Berg, Vicki Learning Specialist  
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison  
Berry, Dan Science  
Blanton, Steve Custodian  
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Butler, Suzette Learning Specialist  
Carruthers, Katie Choir  
Castillo, Ashley    
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Cole, Barbara Paraeducator  
Conner, Patty Math  
Cox-Johnson, Janis Psychologist  
Crump, Denise Paraeducator  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig

Science

Mr. Day's Class Website

Denton, Mandy Paraeducator  
Detloff, Liz 8th Grade Humanities  
Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities  
Dow, Katie PE  
Duemchen, Ansgar Band  
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist  
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison  
Frye, Jeremy Speech & Language Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica 7th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Giordana, Mike Custodian  
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator  
Grgurich, Joseph Custodian  
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Hutson, Helen Athletic Secretary  
Hysmith, Caitlin Learning Specialist  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Lisa Secretary  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Kroll, Laura Learning Specialist  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
MacRae, Michelle Kitchen  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
McDaniel, Marcia Kitchen  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
Olson, Sandra Interventionist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Overturf, Karen Kitchen  
Pamanian, Tinna Paraeducator  
Patton, James Math  
Peterson, Kendra Family & Consumer Science  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
Pysden, Sharon Paraeducator  
Robles, Stefani Kitchen  
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities  
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities  
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities  
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator  
Stalter, Jodi Math  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Tjarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Trabanino, Elsa Counselor  
Vandeventer, Shellee Paraeducator  
Vanholsbeck, Sara Paraeducator  
Weber, Ken Art  
Wells, Sara Family & Consumer Science  
Wenker, Kayla Learning Specialist  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
Winslow, Natalie Math  
Wiseman, Angela Nurse  


Vision

Park Place Middle School will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment in which staff members will guide students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.