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Eagles are Kind, Responsible, and Respectful
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Guest Chef - Cabbage Tacos

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Art Docent - 1st Grade

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4th grade at Maidu Museum and Historic Site

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The Science of Magic
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The Science of Magic
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Music in the Mountains music instruction at Alta Sierra

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Chef's Tasting with Sierra Harvest

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Fixed mindset!  OH NO!

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Growth mindset WINS!

The Evil Fixed Mindset!

The Dastardly Fixed Mindset!

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Growth Mindset to the rescue!

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I just haven't mastered it YET!

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Kindness
Microscope
Shadows!
Swings
Rope Net
Hands in the air
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Mrs. Massie's D.L. 4th Grade

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Coloring Project from Mrs. Welch's 2nd grade submitted to Post 130

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Mrs. Welch's class wrote letters for Veteran's Day and submitted to Post 130
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P.P.E. Halloween
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4th grade Toys for Tots donations


Student Council officers

Food Drive

Student council officers with some of over 1000 items donated by our families.

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Art in the school garden
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Happy Campers

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Happy Campers!

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Learning to play together!  Notice the sorting going on?
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Mrs. Beahm's class continued our KINDNESS theme in their class

In character!
Rally

Rally Round the Flag!  America the Beautiful

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Carnival
Carnival

Carnival

Water Safety
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100th day of school hats.  

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Kindness Ninjas!

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Farm Day 2017

PTC

PTC Movie Night - 2017

Classroom reading times.
Enjoying the spring weather!

Enjoying the spring weather!



Monsters Inc. - Staff
Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day.

Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day!


News & Announcements

2022/23 Job Openings

PRUSD has several part-time job openings for next year. Click on the heading for more information on the positions and please spread the word!

Principal's Message

Talking to your kids makes them smarter!  
 
Its not so much the quantity of words that you exchange with your children, it is the quality of interaction between parents and young children that predicts language skills.  And language skills are strongly linked to reading.  Our brains are built for language but we have to train our brains specifically for reading.
 
An easy thing to add to your parenting is to be aware of how you are answering your child's questions. For example, if a child asks the question, “Why is there a battery?,” a simple answer could be, “To make it work.” That’s not wrong but it’s not very informative.   A more detailed response may be “The battery is there to give the toy power. When the batteries are connected to these buttons, then the toy will work because it has power.   Students that receive detailed answers remember the answer and apply it to future problems.   
 
So please, reduce hand held screen time and have conversations with your children.  The word deficit used to only be seen in lower income demographics but we are seeing this same deficit at all income levels.   Kids behind screens are listening but not interacting.  Language development requires interaction.
 
Social Media?  More like anti-social media.
 
If you are thinking about adding social media for your child, please reconsider!  Social media is directly linked to depression in youth, especially young girls.  I have heard of it called being "Alone on the Phone".  A former Facebook employee testified before Congress that the company's social media platforms are dangerous for children, often leading to depression and anxiety.   
 
https://childmind.org/article/is-social-media-use-causing-depression/
 
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/after-facebook-and-instagram-bombshells-should-parents-keep-kids-off-social-media
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Events

Popsicles for ALL STUDENTS! on the field
Date: 8/15/2022, 5 PM 6 PM
First Day of School
Date: 8/16/2022
Early Release 1:05PM
Date: 8/19/2022
Book Fair
Date: 8/22/2022 8/26/2022, 11:59 PM
Assembly - Kindness takes Courage
Date: 8/22/2022, 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

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