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April 21, 2016

Greetings to all,

The fourth and final quarter of the year has begun, with third quarter report cards going home on Friday, April 22nd. It’s very important to finish the year strong with good academics as it is a spring board to the next year. This is especially important to our 8th graders who will soon be at the High School.

We’re starting our State testing for English Language Arts next week, testing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The testing schedule will continue the following week as we need two shifts of testing to accommodate using our computers for all the students. As students need at least two hours to test, we’ll be accommodating the testing by an altered schedule on those test days.

The first week of testing, starting April 26th, we’ll have periods 1, 3 and 5 meet. Each class will be roughly two hours long. The following week, starting May 3rd, we’ll have periods 2, 4 and 6 meet. It is very important that students get a good night’s sleep and breakfast each morning. Please make every attempt to have your child in school on those days and try to schedule appointments around that.
State testing in Math will follow the ELA schedule with the Math beginning on May 10- 12th, with a 1,3,5 period schedule followed by the next week on May 17-19th, a 2,4,6 period schedule.

Our fourth season of sports is under way with over 100 students out for track from Park Place. Our first home meet is on Wednesday, April 27th and it is at Monroe High School. We’ll have two meets here in Monroe over the course of the season, please come out and support our kids. All meets will begin at 3:30 and all of them will be at the MHS track.

Thank you for your continued support for our school and students.

Joel Garrison
Assistant 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
Jeanette Barr, Attendance Secretary
Katie Vanderveen, ASB Secretary
Dianne Brainard, Assistant Secretary
Elsa Trabanino, Counselor
Jennifer Garcia, Counselor

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Alice, Paula Nurse  
Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Avalos, Ruby Athletic/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 Registrar/Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
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


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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  
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 Ms Harvey
Hawken, Lynette Paraeducator  
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Holt, Sabrina Paraeducator  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Lisa Office Manager  
Jury, Chris Intervention Specialist  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Kroll, Laura Learning Specialist  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Leal, Elsa Counselor  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
McDaniel, Marsha Chartwells Kitchen Manager  
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Patel, Liliah Paraeducator  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
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  
Svee, Traci OT  
Swanigan, Suzy Learning Specialist Suzy Swanigan
Thomason, Heather FACS  
Tjaarda, Joyce Paraeducator  
Vandeventer, Shellee Paraeducator  
Vick, Dori Paraeducator  
Williams, Theresa Science Theresa Williams
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.