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April 17, 2014

Despite some issues with our internet this week, teachers managed to get grades into the system so that report cards can be sent home with students this Friday, the 18th of April. Ask your student to share this with you. Of course, you can check online, as 3rd quarter grades are now in the system. Monday of this week was the first official day of our fourth and final quarter of the school year. Many classes have projects and long term assignments during this quarter. It continues to be important for families to discuss these projects and set aside time to complete them in steps so that panic does not arise in the final week. This is also a season of holidays and family events. Your middle school student may need help in planning to complete school work in a timely fashion to avoid conflicts with important family celebrations.
We have scheduled our state testing, the Measurement of Student Progress or MSP. Each grade level will be involved in this required state assessment. Our testing dates will be Wednesday and Thursday, April 30 and May 1, and Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7. Testing is scheduled for the beginning of the day on each test day. Students will have three regular classes each afternoon during the testing time. Sixth graders will test only on the first two days. They will be assessed in reading and math. Seventh grade students will have tests on all four days and will have reading, math and two days of writing. Our eighth grade students take tests over three days, which include reading, math and science. Please try to avoid scheduling appointments for your child during our testing mornings. Scores are usually available at the beginning of the next school year. This will be the last year that Washington State uses this form of testing. As you may be aware from news reports, we are moving to a new system that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. In the new format all testing is online, and results should be reported back to schools in a much more timely fashion.
If you drive by Park Place take a moment to enjoy the beautiful mock cherry trees that are in full bloom in our front drive! These trees have been part of our campus since 1977. Mr. Garrison remembers helping put them in place as a young high school student. Several of our parents attended school here and have memories of their blossoming late in the spring to signal that the school year is winding down. They are treasures that we certainly value!

JoAnn Carbonetti, 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

JoAnn Carbonetti, Principal
Joel Garrison, 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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Barr, Jeanette Attendance Secretary  
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist  
Berg, Vicki Learning Specialist  
Berry, Dan Science  
Blanton, Steve Custodian  
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Carbonetti, JoAnn Principal  
Cole, Barbara Paraeducator  
Conner, Patty Science  
Crump, Denise Paraeducator  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

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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 Learning Specialist  
Fulcher, Wanda Librarian  
Garbutt, Monica 6th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Gaver, Tracey Learning Specialist  
Gibson, Debbie Family & Consumer Science  
Giordana, Mike Custodian  
Gogan, Krista Learning Specialist  
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator  
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator  
Harlowe, Robin Nurse  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holden, Nancy Kitchen  
Holland, Scott Science  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Hornbacher, Kim 8th Grade Humanities  
Hudson, Susan Paraeducator  
Huskey, Ann Paraeducator  
Hutson, Helen Athletic Secretary  
Hyvonen, Pamela Nurse  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Johnson, Lisa Secretary  
Jordan, Amy Paraeducator  
Keller, Steve Psychologist  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Litzkow, Bob Technology.  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
Mata, Pat Attendance/ASB Secretary  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
McLemore, Conan Paraeducator  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
Olson, Sandra Interventionist  
O'Neill, Heather 7th Grade Humanities  
Patton, James Math and Science  
Pinto, Carol Ann Learning Specialist  
Poteete, Cindy Custodian  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
Pysden, Sharon Paraeducator  
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities  
Schaeffer, Billie Paraeducator  
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities  
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities  
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Stuart, Jim Custodian  
Swetz, Renee Learning Specialist  
Tjarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Trabanino, Elsa Counselor  
Weber, Ken Art  
Wenker, Kayla Occupational Therapist  
Westergard, Sherry Paraeducator  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
Winslow, Natalie Science  
Woolley, Annette Math  


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