Park Place Middle School
Welcome to Park Place Middle School - home of the Pumas!
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.
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.