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February 16, 2017

Dear Park Place Families & Community!

Welcome to the second half of the 2016-2017 school year! Many students have now settled into a new routine as almost all students switched classes of some sort. Report cards should have arrived home…they were sent home with students on Monday, Feb 13th (delivered during 6th period classes). This is again, a great time to review goals for the second semester, revisiting use of the school agenda, and even cleaning out a backpack!

During February, schools begin to look towards the 2017-18 school year registration. Next week on February 22nd, PPMS will be hosting our incoming 6th Grade Parent Night at 6:30 pm in the PPMS Commons. Registration forms are being delivered in the next couple of weeks to the elementary schools and to our current 6th & 7th graders. Forms are due March 10th. Our current 8th graders will be meeting soon with the MHS counselors (who come and visit PPMS in March). The 8th grade students and their families are invited to Prospective Student Info Night at MHS on March 9th, 6-8 p.m.

Our third sports season, girls’ basketball and wresting (combined with Hidden River) began their contests last week. The basketball games are held at SVEC and all wrestling matches are at Hidden River. This will be a fun and exciting season to come watch!
Thank you – and as always – please let us know better ways to serve our students & families!


Kristie Hilson, Asst 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, Office Manager
Tara Weyrick, ASB Secretary
Ruby Avalos, Attendance Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Counseling Secretary
Elsa Leal, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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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.

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395

2016-2017 Officers are:

  • Co-President
    • Sandie Packham
    • Lori White
  • Co-Vice President
    • Emily Adams
    • Kathryn Bernhardt
  • Secretary
    • Gena Weeks
  • Treasurer
    • Jerry Martin
  • Membership Chair
    • Michelle Gallik
  • Fundraising Chair
    • Heather Owens

Parents can use our PTSA email:  pumaprideparents@gmail.com


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

Akers, Curtis Custodian
Allen, Heidi Chartwells Kitchen
Alice, Paula Nurse
Avalos, Ruby Athletic/Attendance Secretary
Beazley, Irene Title Reading
Berg, Vicki 8th Grade Humanities
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison
Berry, Dan Science
Blanton, Steve Custodian
Boyle, Tonia 8th Grade Humanities
Brainard, Dianne Registrar/Counseling Secretary
Bruton, Shaerie Art
Carruthers, Katie Choir
Castillo, Ashley Learning Specialist
Cheshire, Terry Principal
Clarke, Caitlin Learning Specialist
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
Eriks, Trina Paraeducator
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
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
Ingersoll, Keith Paraeducator
Ingham, Bret Librarian
Johnson, Lisa Office Manager
Jordan, Amy Paraeducator
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 Grade Humanities
Pamannian, Tinna Paraeducator
Prince, Bill PE
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities
Shaw, Kayleigh 8th Grade Humanities
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities
Squire, Dawn Paraeducator
Stalter, Jodi Math
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist
Svee, Traci OT
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 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.