Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!
April 2, 2015
Happy Spring – Park Place Families!
This Friday marks the end of our 3rd Quarter and the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the SBAC (state) Testing, and the beginning of Spring Break. Park Place Middle School will finish the Math SBAC Testing towards the end of April, and 8th graders will also take the Science MSP. Even though many already have their sights on summer or the next school year, there is still much learning to do in the 2014-15 school year.
Earlier in the year, in the Puma Prints, Mr. Cheshire suggested ways to encourage and work with your middle school student at home. These suggestions and tips are just as relevant now as in September. Sitting down with your child to discuss their “learning’s” from the day, keeping their backpack organized, monitoring assignments/grades via Skyward, and tracking work through their agendas are great ways to monitor and assist your student to be more successful in school.
Park Place Middle School continues to have extended learning opportunities. Puma Time, Friday ZAP, and working lunches are places where students can access staff for extra help and complete work. Attendance is also key to academic success. Research finds that missing as few as 10 days a year in middle school reduces academic achievement in math and reading, and reduces the likelihood of graduating high school to 76% (https://getschooled.com/dashboard/tool/343-attendance-counts). When students are frequently absent, teachers struggle to provide the makeup work in a meaningful way that supports the student’s learning.
When we return from Spring Break, we are excited about Spring Quarter at Park
Place Middle School which will include Track Meets, the STEM Expo, finding our
next year’s ASB officers, and our 8th Grade WEB Leaders. Thank you in your
continued efforts in partnership in working with your student.
Enjoy the break – we’ll see you all back on April 13th!
Kristie Hilson-Assistant Principal
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, Secretary
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
- ASB Reports
- Bell Schedule
- Bus Stops for Park Place
- 2014-15 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
- Solar panel project
- 2013-14 Student Fees
- Student Handbook
- Suggested School Supply List
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- Continue summer learning
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.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395
2014-2015 Officers are:
- Randie Baker
- Vice President
- Tiffany Martin
- Esther Hill
- Jeannine Hall
- Membership Chair
- Maria Adams
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||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||Counseling Secretary|
|Bruton, Shaerie||6th Grade Humanities|
|Butler, Suzette||Learning Specialist|
|Darlington, Paul||7th Grade Humanities|
|Davis, Meagan||6th/7th Grade Humanities|
|Detloff, Liz||8th Grade Humanities|
|Donohue, Chad||7th Grade Humanities|
|Edelsward, Courtney||Learning Specialist|
|Elles, Carlos||Spanish Speaking Liaison|
|Frye, Jeremy||Speech & Language Specialist|
|Garbutt, Monica||7th Grade|
|Garrison, Joel||Assistant Principal|
|Harvey, Jayne||PE||Ms Harvey|
|Hesselgrave, Elke||6th Grade Humanities|
|Hilson, Kristin||Assistant Principal|
|Hutson, Helen||Athletic Secretary|
|Hysmith, Caitlin||Learning Specialist|
|Kroll, Laura||Learning Specialist|
|Lamb, Pamela||8th Grade Humanities|
|Olsen, Linda||Learning Specialist|
|O'Neill, Heather||8th Grade Humanities|
|Peterson, Kendra||Family & Consumer Science|
|Rowe, Kathy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Schroeder, Dorothy||6th Grade Humanities|
|Simoni, Dottie||8th Grade Humanities|
|Steenmeyer, Geoffie||Learning Specialist|
|Wells, Sara||Family & Consumer Science|
|Wenker, Kayla||Learning Specialist|
|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.