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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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    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

    2015-2016 Officers are:

    • Co-President
      • Sandie Packham
      • Lori White
    • Co-Vice President
      • Kathy Bernhardt
      • Emily Adams
    • Secretary
      • Shay Holland
    • Treasurer
      • 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.

    Staff Telephone Directory

    NAME (e-mail) ASSIGNMENT
    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.