Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!November 17, 2016
Welcome to Term 2 Pumas!
Hard to believe this school year is ¼ of the way finished. Classes rotated for 6th graders in the Exploratory Wheel; and for all it is an opportunity to start ‘fresh’ with grades. Students will be bringing home report cards Friday, November 18th (reflecting Term 1 final grades). The start of a new term is often a great time for students to clean out backpacks and reestablish or revisit habits of organization. Term 2 includes the holidays which can bring added stress for our students (and adults), which can make focusing on school even more challenging.
Even with the time change, please keep in mind that students walk to school in relative darkness. We’ve had several phone calls regarding students wearing dark clothing and not using crosswalks. Student safety is our number 1 priority! If your daughter or son walks to/from school, please remind them to always use the crosswalks and pay close attention to drivers around them!
Pumas are also starting the second sports season. Boys basketball and girls volleyball games began this week and all contests are held in the Sky Valley Education Center’s Gym (formerly Monroe Middle School), starting at 4 p.m. Something else to add to the calendar is Watch Dog Pizza Night on Tuesday, November 29th. All dads, uncles, granddads, or any father figures are welcome to join us that evening from 6-7 pm. Please let us know here at PPMS if you can attend (you should have seen a yellow piece of paper come home last week asking for the bottom portion to be returned).
Finally, last week I had the opportunity to walk with two 6th grade classes (under the leadership of Mrs. Schroeder and Mrs. Hesselgrave) on a field trip to the Sky Valley Food Bank (located here in Monroe). This field trip is a wonderful experience for students to learn how the food bank helps in our community and how students can help as well. Students are then charged to write an article about the food bank – see inside for student samples.
AND Pumas can help support the Sky Valley Food Bank during December. PPMS Leadership/ASB will be conducting a food/toy drive here at school – further information to follow!
As always – thank you for your continued support –,
Kristie Hilson, Asst Principal
Park Place Middle School
1408 West Main St.
Monroe, WA 98272-2099
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
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, Office Manager
Tara Weyrick, ASB Secretary
Ruby Avalos, Attendance Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Counseling Secretary
Elsa Leal, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor
Our community offers many opportunities for youth to enrich learning, Monroe Public Schools publishes notices from not-for-profit groups offering such activities on this website under Community Notices. Paper copies are often also available in the main office at our schools.
- Activities and Clubs
- 2015 Adequate Yearly Progress notification
- ASB Reports
- Bell Schedule
- 2016-17 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- Family Alert - August 15
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Parent Involvement is important
- Parent Involvement - Spanish
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Safe Schools Alert Flyer
- Safe Walking Map
- School Schedules
- Soil Sampling at Park Place
- Solar panel project
- Student Handbook
- Suggested School Supply List
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- Continue summer learning
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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.
Hyperlinks to staff web sites (located on the Staff page) are provided for student and parent convenience, and all staff web sites are hosted by external Internet service providers. Monroe Public Schools assumes no liability for content contained on external service provider sites. Filtering software from one of the providers listed below is recommended to prevent unauthorized access to sites beyond the District's control.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395
2016-2017 Officers are:
- Sandie Packham
- Lori White
- Co-Vice President
- Emily Adams
- Kathryn Bernhardt
- Gena Weeks
- Jerry Martin
- Membership Chair
- Michelle Gallik
- Fundraising Chair
- Heather Owens
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.
WEB SITE ADDRESS
|Avalos, Ruby||Athletic/Attendance Secretary|
|Beazley, Irene||Learning Specialist|
|Berg, Vicki||Learning Specialist|
|Bernhardt, Kathy||Family Liaison|
|Boyle, Tonia||8th Grade Humanities|
|Brainard, Dianne||Registrar/Counseling Secretary|
|Castillo, Ashley||Learning Specialist|
|Clarke, Caitlin||Learning Specialist|
|Darlington, Paul||7th Grade Humanities|
|Davis, Meagan||6th/7th Grade Humanities|
|Donohue, Chad||7th Grade Humanities|
|Dow, Katie||Health & PE|
|Edelsward, Courtney||Learning Specialist|
|Elles, Carlos||Spanish Speaking Liaison|
|Frye, Jeremy||Speech & Language Specialist|
|Garbutt, Monica||Health & Humanities|
|Garrison, Joel||Assistant Principal|
|Heidner, Catherine||Learning Specialist|
|Hesselgrave, Elke||6th Grade Humanities|
|Hilson, Kristin||Assistant Principal|
|Johnson, Lisa||Office Manager|
|Jury, Chris||Intervention Specialist|
|McCutchan, Rich||Tech Ed|
|McDaniel, Marsha||Chartwells Kitchen Manager|
|Olsen, Linda||Learning Specialist|
|O'Neill, Heather||7th Block|
|Rowe, Kathy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Schroeder, Dorothy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Shaw, Kayleigh||8th Block|
|Simoni, Dottie||8th Grade Humanities|
|Steenmeyer, Geoffie||Learning Specialist|
|Swanigan, Suzy||Learning Specialist|
|Weyrick, Tara||ASB/Attendance Secretary|
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.