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June 16, 2016

We often hear from families at this time of year about suggestions for continued learning over the summer. As you know, students can often lose out on academic gains made during the school year over the two months of summer vacation. Just last week, a librarian from the Monroe Branch of the Sno-Isle Library systems spoke with our students regarding summer supports. There are reading challenges, writing workshops, and many free events and activities to
support your student. Visit the local branch – or check out their offerings on-line (http://www.sno-isle.org/teens/).

Math teachers also sent home information with their students with resources you might find helpful over the break. All will be linked on our Monroe Public Schools site at http://www.monroe.wednet.edu/ and the Math Honors materials will also be linked under "Honors and AP" tab along the left side. This update to our Monroe Public Schools site should be done in a week or so. The information on how to access these materials went out in the placement letters to incoming 6th graders as well as the placement letters that went out from PPM.

Enjoy the summer! We wish our 8th graders a wonderful transition to high school – and already look forward to the return of our 6th/7th at our Back to School Bash on Sept 6th!

Kristie Hilson, Asst Principal

Terry Cheshire

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, Office Manager
Tara Weyrick, ASB Secretary
Ruby Avalos, Attendance Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Counseling Secretary
Elsa Leal, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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June: 06-16-16

August: 08-18-16

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.

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Important Notice About Internet Safety

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.

Norton | Cyber Sitter | Net Nanny | Surf Watch | Cyber Patrol

Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395

2016-2017 Officers are:

  • Co-President
    • Sandie Packham
    • Lori White
  • Co-Vice President
    • Emily Adams
    • Kathryn Bernhardt
  • Secretary
    • Gena Weeks
  • Treasurer
    • Jerry Martin
  • Membership Chair
    • Michelle Gallik
  • Fundraising Chair
    • Heather Owens

Parents can use our PTSA email:  pumaprideparents@gmail.com


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

Alice, Paula Nurse
Avalos, Ruby Athletic/Attendance Secretary
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist
Berg, Vicki Learning Specialist
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison
Blanton, Steve Custodian
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Registrar/Counseling Secretary
Bruton, Shaerie Art
Burns, Mary Paraeducator
Carruthers, Katie Choir
Castillo, Ashley Learning Specialist
Cheshire, Terry Principal
Clarke, Caitlin Learning Specialist
Cole, Barb Paraeducator
Crump, Denise Paraeducator
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities
Day, Craig Science
Denton, Mandy Paraeducator
Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities
Dow, Katie Health & PE
Duemchen, Ansgar Band
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison
Everitt, Shelby Math
Frye, Jeremy Speech & Language Specialist
Gale, Yarina Spanish
Garbutt, Monica Health & Humanities
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator
Grgurich, Joseph Custodian
Gunter, Samantha Paraeducator
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator
Hartman, Jim Science
Hartway, Maura Science
Harvey, Jayne PE
Hawken, Lynette Paraeducator
Heidner, Catherine Learning Specialist
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator
Holland, Scott Science
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator
Ingersoll, Keith Librarian
Ingham, Bret Librarian
Johnson, Lisa Office Manager
Jury, Chris Intervention Specialist
Kinney, Cletus Math
Krogh, Duane Math
Leal, Elsa Counselor
Loreen, Tim Custodian
McCutchan, Rich Tech Ed
McDaniel, Marsha Chartwells Kitchen Manager
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist
O'Neill, Heather 7th Block
Prince, Bill PE
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities
Shaw, Kayleigh 8th Block
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator
Stalter, Jodi Math
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist
Swanigan, Suzy Learning Specialist
Thomason, Heather FACS
Tjaarda, Joyce Paraeducator
Vandeventer, Shellee Paraeducator
Vick, Dori Paraeducator
Wagner, Aric Math
Weber, Ken Math
Weyrick, Tara ASB/Attendance Secretary
Williams, Lucy Psychologist
Williams, Theresa Science
Winslow, Natalie Math


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.