Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Schnell Elementary School! We are excited to have you and your children as part of our school community. As the new school year approaches, I wanted to share some important information with you. First and foremost, mark your calendars for our Back to School Night, which will take place on Wednesday, August 9th. The evening will kick off at 4:45 pm with a delightful food event for all attendees. From 5:30 to 6:10 pm, parents will have the opportunity to visit the classrooms of our TK to 2nd-grade students, meet their teachers, and get a glimpse of the learning environment. At 6:10 pm, we will have a Principal presentation that will last approximately 15 minutes. During this time, I will share essential information about our school's goals, expectations, and exciting plans for the academic year. Following the presentation, from 6:25 pm to 7:05 pm, parents will have another chance to visit the classrooms, this time for our 3rd to 5th-grade students. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the teachers and gain insights into the engaging educational programs we have prepared for your children. Additionally, I want to inform you about the start and dismissal times for this school year. School will begin at 9:00 am, and students can arrive as early as 8:30 am. Dismissal will be at 3:10 pm from Tuesday to Friday. However, on Mondays, we will have minimum days, and the dismissal time will be at 2:00 pm. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment for your children. Working together as a team, we can ensure their success and growth throughout the academic year. If you have any questions, concerns, or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you and your child's educational journey. Thank you for being part of our school community, and I am looking forward to meeting you all at Back to School Night! Best regards, John Baker Principal, Schnell Elementary School
about 2 months ago, John Baker
Hello Schnell Families, I hope you are enjoying your summer. Soon, you should be receiving a Welcome Letter that you give you information about our Back to School Night and Back to School in general. Here are some dates to add to your calendar: A)Kinder Camp Thursday August 3rd: Camp Sessions: ***Please ensure to allocate 2 ½ hours for the session*** If your child’s last name begins with A to M, then the session is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am If your child’s last name begins with N to Z, then the camp session is from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm B) Dual Immersion Orientation (English/Spanish) August 3rd at 5:00 pm in the MP Room C) Back to School Night Wednesday August 9th: Food will be available at 4:45 pm in the back of the gym 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm - Parents visiting classrooms for TK to 2nd Grade 6:10 pm to 6:25 pm - Principal’s Presentation in the Multipurpose Room/Gymnasium 6:25 pm to 7:05 pm - Parents visiting classrooms for 3rd to 5th Grade D) First Day of School Thursday August 10th starting at exactly 9:05 am. You can start to drop off your child at 8:35 am. Thank You and See You Soon!!! John Baker, Principal
3 months ago, John Baker
We are Hiring!!!! We have a position opened as a short-term behavior paraeducator (3 hours) and another position as a yard duty aide (1.5 hours). If you apply for both jobs, you could have more hours. Please click the link below to join the fantastic Schnell Team. Position for Short-Term Behavior Paraeducator: Position for Yard Duty Aide:
7 months ago, John Baker
ALL PUSD SCHOOLS CLOSED MARCH 1st DUE TO POWER OUTAGE Good Morning Placerville Families, As many of you know most of Placerville is without power with no estimation of when power will be restored. All schools in PUSD are without power at this time. Also many of the roads in the outlying areas are extremely icy and would be very difficult for our busses to run. With both of these issues we will have to close school today Wednesday March 1st. We apologize for this change in plans but are hoping to have power restored and roads in much better shape so that we can safely be open tomorrow. Have a nice day. Eric Bonniksen
7 months ago, Placerville Union School District
Today Feb. 24th all schools in the Placerville School District will be on a one hour delay start. All schools will start one hour later than normal and all bus runs will be one hour later.
7 months ago, Placerville Union School District
Hello Schnell Families, Reminder that there is no school on Friday February 17th, 2023 and Monday February 20th, 2023 as it is President's Day Weekend. Have a Wonderful Four Day Weekend!!! John Baker, Principal
8 months ago, John Baker
Dear Schnell Families, First and foremost, Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a wonderful winter break with your families, pets, and friends. It surely has been an interesting week with the heavy rain and wind resulting in floods in our little town and power outages in multiple areas. At this time of year, we are indeed half way through the school calendar. We are currently piloting Amplify Science for the next several weeks to determine if it is a good fit for our students. As we will pilot other science curricula in early Spring, the ultimate goal is to select a new science curriculum for the 2023-2024 school year. A reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 16th, as it is Martin Luther King Holiday. Have a Wonderful Weekend!!! John Baker, Principal
9 months ago, John Baker
"Due to the power outage effecting most of Placerville, PUSD will be on a one hour delay start. All schools will be starting one hour later than normal and all bus routes will run one hour later than normal. We are currently in contact with PG&E to assess the situation. If anything changes we will notify you immediately. " - Eric Bonniksen
10 months ago, Phoebe Fox
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10 months ago, Phoebe Fox
Dear Schnell Families, The last day of school before our winter break is Wednesday, December 21st, 2022. Students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm as it is a minimum day. We return to school on Monday, January 9th, 2023. We recently had our monthly Bobcat Bazaar, led by our ALC Director Julia Abercrombie, which was a great success. Schnell students were able to redeem their earned Bobcat money for following school rules to purchase toys, fun notebooks, pencils, and much more. Schnell Student Council met early this week and decided to have a winter door decoration contest where the winner will be announced on Monday morning, December 19th, 2022. Have a Wonderful Week!!!! Stay dry and warm; more rain is coming up!!!! John Baker, Principal
10 months ago, John Baker
Dear Schnell Families, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. We are three weeks away from our Christmas break. I can't believe that we are quickly approaching 2023. This year went by quickly, and enjoying every moment of our daily life is essential. As a reminder, regarding attendance, children need to come to school daily and on time. When students are not frequently absent, their grades and reading skills improve, even among those struggling in school. Students who often attend school feel more connected to their community and develop strong social skills and friendships, which are essential life skills. Stay dry and warm as colder weather is here. Enjoy Your Week!!!! John Baker Principal
10 months ago, John Baker
Winter After School Enrichment Class Sign-Ups Have Begun! Follow the link provided for further information and enrollment forms. Forms can also be picked up in the office. *Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
10 months ago, Bethany Bowers
Check out Schnell's new FACEBOOK page:
11 months ago, Bethany Bowers
Dear Schnell Elementary Families, I appreciate all the parents attending the parent-teacher conference this week to obtain an overview of your child's performance at school. Next week, from November 21st to November 25th, our school will be closed and reopen on Monday, November 28th, 2022. We, Schnell Staff, appreciate you so much. Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and to look back at all the great memories and great people who came into our lives. Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family and Loved Ones!!!! John Baker, Principal
11 months ago, John Baker
Dear Schnell Families, With the recent cold temperature, it feels that winter is approaching quicker than expected. I am glad we received some rain as it is highly needed for our county and to fill the reservoirs. Friday, November 11th, is Veteran's day, a federal holiday honoring military veterans of the United Armed Forces for their service. Next week will be minimum days where students will be dismissed at 12:45 pm from Tuesday November 15th to Friday November 18th, allowing parents to meet with their child's teacher in the afternoon. Our teachers spent countless hours doing report cards and preparing for parent-teacher conferences. On Friday, November 18th, we will do our yearly Turkey Trot tradition, a fun race for our 3rd to 5th graders running after the Principal, John Baker, and the 1st Grade Teacher, April Stallings, who wear a turkey costume. Enjoy Your Weekend, and We will See you On Monday!!!! John Baker, Principal
11 months ago, John Baker
See attached flyer for information regarding FREE parenting classes through Catalyst Community.
11 months ago, Bethany Bowers
Active Parenting - FREE Classes
Dear Schnell Families, We need 2 parent volunteers to help us with cross country coaching for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade starting Tuesday Aug. 23rd from 3:20 to 4:20. If you are interested, please call 530-622-6244 to add your name to the cross country volunteering list. Thank You Schnell School
about 1 year ago, John Baker
Cross country
Hello Schnell Families, "Come and Join our Team - We are Hiring!!!!" We are looking to fill a few positions in the area of paraeducators and yard duty supervision. If you desire to join our team, please go to We are also looking for Parent Liaison District Wide. Please follow the attached link or log onto to apply. Thank You, John Baker, Principal
about 1 year ago, John Baker PUSD is looking to fill a few positions for the coming school year. Paraeducator at Schnell School Yard Duty at Sierra, Schnell and Markham Parent Liaison District Wide Please follow the attached link or log onto to apply.
about 1 year ago, Eric Bonniksen
Louisiana Schnell Elementary School 2871 Schnell School Road - Placerville, Ca. 95667 Dear Schnell Families, Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!!!! Our first day of school begins at 9:05 am on Thursday August 11th. Before School Supervision starts at 8:35 am. Back to School Night is on Wednesday August 10th starting at 6:00 pm for TK-2nd Grade and at 7:00 pm for 3rd to 5th Grade. We strive to provide the best education and services to your child and the families we serve. We love working with our parents and, most importantly, our students to make our school the best it can be. Safety, education, and service are our main priorities and doing what is best for all of our children. ***You will be receiving via mail a hard copy of my Welcome Back to School Letter in English and Spanish with specific information about our Aeries system. *** ***To obtain specific information about our Back to School Night, Class Assignment, School Hours, Transportation, Pickup by Personal Vehicles, Buses, Breakfast and Lunch, Attendance, Behavior Standards, and Parent Volunteers, please check your email.*** We will look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night on Wednesday August 10th!!! Have a Wonderful Weekend!!!​ John A. Baker Principal Louisiana Schnell Elementary School 2871 Schnell School Rd Placerville, California 95667 (530) 622-6244
about 1 year ago, John Baker