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Principal's Message

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Dear Plaza Community,


Welcome back to Plaza School as we start the 2018-19 year.  Hopefully your Plaza Pirate(s) came home last week excited about the many learning opportunities and experiences they will have while with us the remaining 177 days.  That’s right, for some of us the countdown has begun. : )  However, if you think about it, 180 days of school is not a lot of time, especially when you take into account how long students are actually learning from their teacher, instructional aide, or a parent helper.


Unlike most school districts, Plaza School District families are from all over Glenn County, while others come from Butte and Tehama. Each day many of us drive out here to experience this incredible little school, returning home where we support our own local neighborhood businesses, churches, organizations, and fire departments. Very few of us actually live within the district boundaries. Because of this, the Plaza community really is just Plaza School District. 


Many of our students and nearly all of the staff live outside our district boundaries. Some travel close to 30 minutes just to ensure their child receives a great education, or to work at the best school around.  This can make it a challenge to regularly volunteer in your child’s class or support one of the many different school activities and events that occur throughout the year.  Much of the support that makes Plaza School so great is done by a few people who work in classrooms or the library, plan and execute Plaza Community Club activities, or support events like the bike-a-thon, Pancake Breakfast, Carnival, and softball tournament.  Many additional activities, such as our sports program, student government, spirit committee, yearbook, and dances, are carried out by staff members outside their normal responsibilities.  Without all of your support, Plaza School wouldn’t be such a great experience.


Plaza Community Club (PCC) is one way you can help make Plaza an even better place for your child(ren). This small group of dedicated parents work together to plan, organize, and execute several different activities and events throughout the year. We could really use your help. Each year PCC hosts the Plaza Carnival as their largest fundraiser. Planning and organizing this incredible day takes all year so please join PCC at one of our monthly meetings held at Round Table Pizza in Orland to find out how you can help.  Pizza is provided so feel free to bring your whole family. 


I know how valuable your time is, but I ask each family to please consider serving a few hours this year by supporting a classroom, a school activity, or an event. Even a little help can have a big impact and doesn’t have to be a regularly scheduled time each week. Volunteering in the library, reading to kids, grading student work, or helping a teacher prep for lessons are just a few examples of the little things that can help improve the school experience for our kids. 


Once again, welcome back to Plaza School. I look forward to another great year getting to know our students while serving as their superintendent/principal.




Patrick Conklin


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