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March 19, 2015

Thank you for your support of your child(ren) this past week. The loss of any life is difficult, but it is even more tragic when it is someone so young. For the past several days, and continuing as long as needed, we have had on site support from trained community mental health professionals, as well as counselors from other schools and our own counseling staff. These folks are available to meet with any of our students who are struggling with their feelings. Additionally, we are working with local mental health agencies to connect additional support and education to students and their families that are in need.

This week during the morning break and at lunch, many students wrote notes of memories and condolences to the family. We will deliver these on Friday afternoon and know it will be a comfort to them. The family has a website as another way for support to be offered and for information about services <obits.dignitymemorial.com>.

If your child(ren) wish to attend the memorial service please give strong consideration to accompanying him/her. Parents are truly the most important support in the life of a child. When emotionally distressed, youth often look to their family for the advice and encouragement needed to cope. It is important that your child is reminded that regardless of the topic you are available to listen, support and, when needed, offer the guidance required to face the challenges and successes of life.

More specifically, when dealing with topics such as the death of a friend or classmate, it is extremely important that all children, including students in middle school, find healthy strategies for dealing with grief and loss. Talking to a parent or a trusted adult is one of the most effective coping strategies for them to learn when dealing with the grieving process. This is an important reason why strong lines of communication are essential to develop resilience and to socially and emotionally mature.

School staff is also organizing an evening to help families learn more about suicide prevention. When the plans are finalized we will notify you by Family Access and by an automated phone call. In the meantime if you have any questions regarding concerns you may have about your child, please contact the Counseling Office at (360) 804-4303 for assistance in addressing your concerns.

Again, Park Place Middle’s entire staff is here to help so please give us a call.

Terry Cheshire
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

Terry Cheshire, Principal
Joel Garrison, Assistant Principal
Kristin Hilson, 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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  • President
    • Randie Baker
  • Vice President
    • Tiffany Martin
  • Secretary
    • Esther Hill
  • Treasurer
    • Jeannine Hall
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    • Maria Adams

     

 

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Staff Telephone Directory

NAME (e-mail) ASSIGNMENT
WEB SITE ADDRESS
Allen, Heidi Kitchen  
Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Avalos, Ruby Attendance Secretary  
Barr, Jeanette ASB Secretary  
Beazley, Irene Learning Specialist  
Berg, Vicki Learning Specialist  
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison  
Berry, Dan Science  
Blanton, Steve Custodian  
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Butler, Suzette Learning Specialist  
Carruthers, Katie Choir  
Castillo, Ashley    
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Cole, Barbara Paraeducator  
Conner, Patty Math  
Cox-Johnson, Janis Psychologist  
Crump, Denise Paraeducator  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig

Science

Mr. Day's Class Website

Denton, Mandy Paraeducator  
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 Speech & Language Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica 7th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Giordana, Mike Custodian  
Goguen, Ada Paraeducator  
Grgurich, Joseph Custodian  
Hall, Jeannine Paraeducator  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Hutson, Helen Athletic Secretary  
Hysmith, Caitlin Learning Specialist  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Lisa Secretary  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Kroll, Laura Learning Specialist  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
MacRae, Michelle Kitchen  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
McDaniel, Marcia Kitchen  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
Olson, Sandra Interventionist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Overturf, Karen Kitchen  
Pamanian, Tinna Paraeducator  
Patton, James Math  
Peterson, Kendra Family & Consumer Science  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
Pysden, Sharon Paraeducator  
Robles, Stefani Kitchen  
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities  
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities  
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities  
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator  
Stalter, Jodi Math  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Tjarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Trabanino, Elsa Counselor  
Vandeventer, Shellee Paraeducator  
Vanholsbeck, Sara Paraeducator  
Weber, Ken Art  
Wells, Sara Family & Consumer Science  
Wenker, Kayla Learning Specialist  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
Winslow, Natalie Math  
Wiseman, Angela Nurse  


Vision

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.