Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!
February 4, 2016
Dear Park Place Families and Community,
Today marks the mid-way point for the 2015-16 school year. This week has been busy (and perhaps a bit stressful) as students are completing projects, assignments, and taking semester tests. I hope many of our students will be here on Thursday, February 4th celebrating at our after school social. Please don’t forget Friday, Feb 5th there is no school as this is a non student day for the Semester Break.
This upcoming Monday, February 8th, most students will be moving to their new classroom. Cleaning out backpacks, revisiting the use of the agenda, and setting goals for the rest of the school year can help start the 2nd semester on a positive note!
While we have half of the school year to go, preparations for the 2016-17 school year have
also begun. On Tuesday February 9th, next year’s 6th graders are invited to a Park Place
Middle School 6th Grade Info night that starts at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday February 10th
beginning at 6 PM– Monroe High School will be hosting their ‘prospective’ parent night. It is
an opportunity for the class of 2020 to get a glimpse of life at MHS. Registration for next year
for all our students will be happening the following week at PPMS during the school day.
Finally, Park Place is proud to announce our district’s 1st registered Green Team (under the supervision of science teachers Maura Hartway and Scott Holland)! This group of students are working to encourage positive environmental changes within our school to acquire certification through Washington Green Schools. Their main focus for first semester was Waste and Recycling. They have analyzed our garbage vs. recycling percentages, looked at areas on campus with high traffic patterns in need of recycling bins, and realized a need for more information on what our school can recycle. They look forward to making a lasting change!
Thank you, and as always please let us know better ways to serve our students and families.
Respectfully, Kristie Hilson
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
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, 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
- Bus Stops for Park Place
- 2015-16 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- 2016-17 Middle School Curriculum Guide
- Family Alert - August 15
- How Are We Doing?
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Middle School Express Bus Stops
- 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
- 2013-14 Student Fees
- Student Handbook
- Suggested School Supply List
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- Continue summer learning
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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395
2015-2016 Officers are:
- Sandie Packham
- Lori White
- Co-Vice President
- Kathy Bernhardt
- Emily Adams
- Shay Holland
- Jerry Martin
- Membership Chair
- Heidi Simmons
- 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|
|Barr, Jeanette||ASB Secretary|
|Beazley, Irene||Learning Specialist|
|Berg, Vicki||Learning Specialist|
|Bernhardt, Kathy||Family Liaison|
|Boyle, Tonia||8th Grade Humanities|
|Brainard, Dianne||Registrar/Counseling Secretary|
|Bruton, Shaerie||6th Grade Humanities|
|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|
|Harvey, Jayne||PE||Ms Harvey|
|Hesselgrave, Elke||6th Grade Humanities|
|Hilson, Kristin||Assistant Principal|
|Johnson, Lisa||Office Manager|
|Jury, Chris||Intervention Specialist|
|Kroll, Laura||Learning Specialist|
|Lamb, Pamela||8th Grade Humanities|
|McDaniel, Marsha||Chartwells Kitchen Manager|
|Olsen, Linda||Learning Specialist|
|O'Neill, Heather||8th Grade Humanities|
|Rowe, Kathy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Schroeder, Dorothy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Simoni, Dottie||8th Grade Humanities|
|Steenmeyer, Geoffie||Learning Specialist|
|Swanigan, Suzy||Learning Specialist||Suzy Swanigan|
|Williams, Theresa||Science||Theresa Williams|
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.