Jan 30th is the last chance to get the yearbook at a reduced price--$55. On Feb. 1st the price goes up to the regular price of $60. Purchasing early is the also the only way to guarantee your copy! Be sure to get yours today so you don't miss out! Go to jostens.com or bring cash or check to Mrs. Paterson in the principal's office.
Teens for Jeans Drive
Help your team win spirit points by donating your gently used jeans. Club HOT's annual Teens for Jeans Drive is going on now through mid-February. All donated jeans will go to homeless teens. Adult and kid's sizes are also greatly appreciated. Clean out those closets and help a great cause!
Parent & Student Empowerment Night - February
The next Parent and Student Empowerment Night is February 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Rio Norte Junior High School. The topic is Successful Character Traits and will be a great one for all students! The two guest speakers are Jersey Mike's franchise owner, Steve Youilos, and life coach and college professor, Dan Williams. They are both inspirational speakers and will focus on motivating students to be their best right now. Students must attend with their parent or guardian. To sign up please visit:
Your California College Future
Start planning your college future! Attached here is a letter from a joint effort between the California Community Colleges, CSU, and UC Systems. For more information, go to their website: YourCACollegeFuture.org or read their letter to students.
Parents and Guardians,
By now, I am sure you have heard the words "Common Core" and how our State curriculum has transitioned to include new Common Core State Standards. This Spring of 2015 marks the first official year when all schools will administer new, more advanced, computerized, online assessments (also called the SBAC). If this is new to you, and you would like to learn more, here is a website with some information for parents, y otra en Español, to help introduce you to the Common Core Standards and ways you can help support your students' education outside the classroom.
Advice and Help with Social Media
Parents, would you like some help, advice, and direction in how to keep your kids safe online? Take a few minutes to look through this outstanding website which offers an abundance of resources and direct advice for kids, parents, and families about social media safety, and growing up online: www.commonsensemedia.org
Hart District's "What's Good in Education"
School Vision and Mission
With “Pride in Excellence” as our motto, Placerita Junior High School’s staff, students, parents, and community will cooperate to serve the student, recognizing the unique characteristics of early adolescents. In a safe, caring, and healthy environment, we will prepare students with academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills to help them become positive, productive, capable citizens.
It is the vision of faculty, staff, and parents that the school mission statement will be achieved by establishing:
- A safe, orderly, and caring school environment that respects diversity and emphasizes tolerance of others.
- An environment that recognizes the value and potential of each student.
- An atmosphere that promotes teamwork among members of the school community.
- An academically challenging learning environment for all students.
- An environment that encourages students to mature socially and emotionally.
- An on-going process of review and evaluation.
Parents: Are you concerned about the recent Ebola cases in the United States? Attached is an informational flyer from Henry May Hospital about how to protect yourself, your family, and our community.