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October 1, 2015

Dear Puma Families –

We have just wrapped up our first month of 2015-16! October brings the cooler temperatures and students are in the routine of learning! Our fall conferences happen the week of Oct 26– 30th. Please plan to attend. This is a great opportunity to touch base with all the teachers of your child(ren) to discuss their learning and current progress. Stay tuned for more details such
as times and specific conference days.

September was “National School Attendance Month”. Please remember to contact the school to excuse any absence your child may have. There are three main ways to excuse an absence: 1) Bring a note to the Main Office (notes delivered to individual teachers may not may make it’s way to the main office, 2) Call the attendance hotline and leave a message at 360-804 4301 (make sure to leave the student’s full name, grade, and date (s) absent, and 3) on Family
Access. A reminder call goes out to families of students in the evening if a student has an unexcused absence.

Please support consistent attendance at school. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance! If your child seems reluctant to go to school, please contact a counselor, administrator, school nurse, or even a teacher to seek a solution. If your child is absent please work with their teacher (s) to make sure they have an opportunity to learn and make up missing work. Park Place has extended learning opportunities before and after school to get assistance. Also, use of the student agenda is helpful in tracking both daily and long-term

On a final note, on October 15th at 7:00 pm in the Park Place Library the most updated information will be shared about our remodeling project. This will
include our most up to date information about the school design and the construction plans.

Thank you for your continued partnership with Park Place!

Kristie Hilson
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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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.

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 4395

2014-2015 Officers are:

  • President
    • Randie Baker
  • Vice President
    • Tiffany Martin
  • Secretary
    • Esther Hill
  • Treasurer
    • 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.

Staff Telephone Directory

Almquist, Janaya Math/Spanish  
Avalos, Ruby 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 Counseling Secretary  
Bruton, Shaerie 6th Grade Humanities  
Carruthers, Katie Choir  
Castillo, Ashley    
Cheshire, Terry Principal  
Clarke, Caitlin Learning Specialist  
Darlington, Paul 7th Grade Humanities  
Davis, Meagan 6th/7th Grade Humanities

Day, Craig


Mr. Day's Class Website

Donohue, Chad 7th Grade Humanities  
Dow, Katie PE  
Duemchen, Ansgar Band  
Edelsward, Courtney Learning Specialist  
Elles, Carlos Spanish Speaking Liaison  
Everitt, Shelby Math  
Frye, Jeremy Speech & Language Specialist  
Garbutt, Monica 7th Grade  
Garcia, Jennifer Counselor  
Garrison, Joel Assistant Principal  
Grgurich, Joseph Custodian  
Hartman, Jim Science  
Hartway, Maura Science  
Harvey, Jayne PE Ms Harvey
Hesselgrave, Elke 6th Grade Humanities  
Hilson, Kristin Assistant Principal  
Hohmann, Cathy Paraeducator  
Holland, Scott Science  
Ingersoll, James Paraeducator  
Ingham, Bret Librarian  
Johnson, Lisa Office Manager  
Kinney, Cletus Science/Math  
Krogh, Duane Math  
Kroll, Laura Learning Specialist  
Lamb, Lenny Math  
Lamb, Pamela 8th Grade Humanities  
Land, Misti Paraeducator  
Leal, Elsa Counselor  
Loreen, Tim Custodian  
McCutchan, Rich Technology  
Montgomery, Alyssa Psychologist  
Olsen, Linda Learning Specialist  
Olson, Sandra Interventionist  
O'Neill, Heather 8th Grade Humanities  
Prince, Bill PE  
Prince, Cindy Paraeducator  
Pysden, Sharon Paraeducator  
Robles, Stefani Kitchen  
Rowe, Kathy 6th Grade Humanities  
Schroeder, Dorothy 6th Grade Humanities  
Simoni, Dottie 8th Grade Humanities  
Stalter, Jodi Math  
Steenmeyer, Geoffie Learning Specialist  
Swanigan, Suzy Learning Specialist Suzy Swanigan
Thomason, Heather FACS  
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.