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Welcome to Alta Sierra School Where Eagles Soar!
Creative mugs/cups
Large painting
Ali(son) and Wonderland
Tree wall art
Superhero Day!
Prize line
Wall art - plum and tree
Halloween - 2015 edition
Tie-dye time?
Wall of fun
Halloween parade - running!
5th grade
Forest costumes
Veggies for all!
That will scare a crow!
Art wall
Jog-a-thon - still going
Loads of stuff!
Singing with enthusiasm
Mr. Motarjeme addressing the students
Crafty mugs
Soaking in the sun
Jog-a-ton - cooling down
What's in that produce?
Mrs. Over-the-Top
Pet art
Holidays in the MPR
Late LeGrand Nectarine
Kindergarten birdhouse building.

Kindergarten birdhouse building.

Big pile of dirt
Arts in class!
Take a bow!
Sheriffs on horses
Jag-a-thon - part deux
Kindergarten halloween costumes
Let's grill!
Hello, you surprised me
Water coloring
Let's paint...outdoors!
Earth wall art
Wild, wild woods
Monsters Inc. - Staff
Ms. Baker's class of yesteryear
Signs for the garden.
Outdoor studying
Working outdoors
The grand stage
Art wall (2)
Ms. Rath's class, 2014
Tasty produce!
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Produce cart
Halloween Parade - bacon!
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day.

Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day!

Superhero Day!
Reach for the sky!
Tasty Thanksgiving meal
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Wee calf
Halloween Parade - 5th graders
Thumbs up!

News & Announcements

Alta Sierra Rocks! A.S. PTC fundraiser

Join your friends and neighbors for a fun filled evening of live music, food and fun Saturday March 11th from 6:30-10:30PM at the Alta Sierra Country Club. There will be both a live and silent auction, live music from The Sixties, photo booth fun and poker too. All proceeds benefit the Alta Sierra Parent Teacher Committee in support of programs at Alta Sierra Elementary School.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance. Purchase advance tickets at the school office or on our website.

Child care is available but space is limited. Contact the school office for details.

Students Of The Month

Every month is dedicated to a specific academic skill and two character traits. Teachers nominate students to receive recognition each month. For the month of January, the academic skill was writing. Of course, each grade level requires a different level of complexity but students in kindergarten are building the skills of strong writing.
The character traits for the month are fairness and assertiveness. Life is so much easier with students who play by the rules and look out for others. Our classrooms and individual students benefit when they can respectfully and confidently advocate for their needs.
Great job Eagles!
Please click on the title above for a list of recipients.

The Power Of Positive Parenting Class

The Power of Positive Parenting is coming to Alta Sierra School.
Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00PM February 15 - April 5, 2017.
The class is open to parent of children ages 2-12. Pizza and Childcare activites will be provided.
This is a proven program that has helped parents around the world.

Call 913-2745 to register.

Click on the Title for more information

Snow Day Make Up

May 30th will be the day we make up our snow day that we took on January 11th. This will be a regular scheduled day of school for all PRSD students. If you have any questions, please contact your children's school office.

Principal's Message

Talking to Your Kids
You pick your child up from school and ask what he did that day, and the answer is, “I don’t know” or, “Nothing.”  It’s much easier to say, ‘I don’t know" than describe the whole day.  

To help your child, ask specific questions that include a prompt, like, “What did you like better today, snack time or circle time?”  More general questions, such as, “Who did you play with?” or, “Did you sing any songs today?” can help them focus and relate their feelings and stories.

If your kid does mention something negative from her day, you should of course show concern, but make sure you don’t overreact.  Kids sometimes shut down based on your reactions.  A kid will have a fine day, but one thing happened that they’re upset about. You hear this and panic. If you show alarm on your face, your child might stop sharing this type of information, thinking it makes you too upset. Instead, empathize with your son, tell him how crummy it must have felt to have that toy grabbed from him, and then move on.

With some kids, starting to ask questions as soon as you pick them up may be a mistake. Don’t start an interrogation as soon as you arrive for pickup or the moment you all walk in the front door.  Spend a few minutes reconnecting with your kid just by being present. If you say something simple like, ‘Hey bud, I missed you. Let me take your backpack,’ chances are he’ll start to open up.

When you’re shuttling your kid from school to an activity and then home for dinner and homework, or you’re working full-time and don’t see your kid until 6 p.m., you might find it hard to fit in a few minutes to connect. Work some parent-kid time into your day, like right after dinner. Sitting down to do a focused activity together—even just 10 minutes of coloring or a puzzle—can create that space where your kid starts to feel like talking.   I learned the most from my children while on short drives into town or just to drive to look at the river.   Consider sharing a few details from your own day to encourage conversation This also teaches kids that everyone has good days and bad days, no matter how old you are.

Keep in mind that if you ignore or brush off your kid when she is rattling on about the latest video game or a funny thing that happened in her classroom that day, you’re missing an opportunity to show you are a good listener.  If she sees you are not listening, she will stop talking.

Open communication will help you build a deep relationship with your children.  When troubles inevitably arise, a solid foundation of trust and knowledge will allow for quick recognition and resolution.

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Good News Club Room 9
Date: 3/1/2017, 2 PM 3 PM
Baskin-Robbins Night
Date: 3/2/2017, 2 PM 8 PM
Location: 151 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949, USA
Carnegie Link Up
Date: 3/3/2017, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Amaral Center Nevada County Fairgrounds
Minimum Day - Dismissal
Date: 3/3/2017, 12 PM 1 PM
PTC Meeting Staff Lounge
Date: 3/7/2017, 6 PM 7 PM