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WelcomJoAnn Carbonetti, principale to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!


April 3, 2014

The daffodils in our planters are up, the groundskeepers have already mowed a few times, and the fourth sport season is underway, it must be spring! As mentioned in earlier newsletters, the third quarter ends on Friday. Report cards will be delayed, as even the teachers get to enjoy some time off during our Spring Break. Report cards will come home with students on Friday, April 18.

The tragic mudslide in Oso has had an impact on all of us. Our student leaders headed up a “coin drive” last week that was extremely successful. The students in Mrs. Hornbacher’s leadership class visited classes during Puma Time on Wednesday to let students have one night to muster up some change. On Thursday they collected money during all three lunches. It took the rest of the day to count up the donations. We collected over $1500! That was close to double the goal that had been set. Students also signed a poster of support that was sent to the sight of the slide. The money collected will go directly to the American Red Cross to support the members of the stricken community. Thanks are in order for our students and their families, who once again, have demonstrated the level of caring and empathy that is part of the Park Place culture. We are part of a very strong and positive community!

Our week off for Spring Break offers us a chance to rest up and re-fuel our tanks for the final quarter. Please check the enclosed calendar, as it is filled with many events as students will have many opportunities to share their learning in concerts and evening programs as we come to the end of another successful school year.

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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January: 01-09-14, 01-23-14

February: 02-06-14, 02-20-14

March: 03-06-14, 3-20-14

April: 04-03-14



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Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
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

Day, Craig


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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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