Monthly Memo from the Principal
Mrs. Robbins- January 2024
Happy New Year and Welcome Back!!
For all of our new families, please see the "Communication at PHE" section below for ways to connect with us here at school.
Please let us know if you need anything or have any questions. We are here for you and happy to support your husky in any way we can.
Happy New Year!
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Follow us on Twitter: @hrobbinsPHE and @PHEHuskies
Communication at PHE
We work each year to improve on our systems and procedures to communicate with our families. We have so many ways to connect with you and want to share the most up-to-date information as soon as possible.
Below are ways that we will continue to communicate daily/weekly/monthly:
- Phone Calls/Messages (from teachers and/or administrators)
- Weekly Updates (from your classroom teacher)
- Monthly Memo (from the principal)
- Twitter (follow us @PHEHuskies and @hrobbinsPHE; use the hashtag #get2PHE)
- Facebook (Pleasant Hill Elementary -Leander ISD)
- School Website (http://phe.leanderisd.org)
- Teacher Website (accessible through PHE website)
- District Website (www.leanderisd.org)
- Wednesday Folders (come home in backpacks each week)
- Teacher Remind 101 accounts
- PHE Remind 101 accounts
- Leander ISD Remind 101 accounts
Please let us know if you are having difficulty with any of the above-listed modes of communication. We want to make sure you have access and the information needed for your Husky! Please note that the phone numbers/emails on file with us will be used when necessary to communicate. Please update in the front office as needed.
Order your 2024 PHE Field Day shirt NOW!
We're excited for this year's Field Day event! The big day is scheduled for Friday, March 8. If you would like a Field Day T-Shirt they are now available for purchase on our PHE webstore! The last day to order one will be on January 26, 2024. Please look for the PHE Webstore Link in the middle of our school website.
DO YOU KNOW A PHE STAFF MEMBER WHO GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR OUR STUDENTS?
You can also use this link to find out what your staff members favorite things are and grab them a snack or treat to say "thank you" for all of their hard work and efforts!
No school on Monday, January 15 in observance of MLK Day
New Year- New Healthy Habits! 5 Healthy Habits You Can Teach Your Child
New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. Get the whole family involved!
Help your children start the year off right and teach the importance of goal setting by focusing on these five healthy habits for kids. But just remember, little eyes are watching and ears are listening, so one of the best things you can do to help these habits stick is to lead by example.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is important at any age, but especially for children as they grow and develop.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following:
- Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day
- Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
- Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
- Preschoolers 10-13 hours
- School-age children 9-11 hours
- Teenagers 8-10 hours
Keep in mind, these are recommendations. Talk to older children about the importance of listening to your body for times when you may need more rest.
2. Spend More Time Outside
Children today spend less time outdoors than any other generation. The average American child is said to spend 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors, and over 7 hours a day in front of a screen. Spending time outdoors builds confidence, promotes creativity and imagination, and gets kids moving. Not to mention the sunlight helps ensure they’re getting enough vitamin D. Have your kids play outside after school before jumping straight into homework, go for an after-dinner walk as a family, or take a weekend hike. We promise the whole family will benefit from spending more time outside.
3. Read Every Day
When people hear the word health, they often associate it with physical health. But intellectual health is equally important to one’s overall wellness. An easy healthy habit for kids to start right away is to read every day for at least 15-20 minutes. If your child isn’t old enough to read independently, prioritize reading to him or her.
4. Limit Screen Time
If you encourage the health habits mentioned above this one will mostly take care of itself. Consider creating tech-free zones in your home, set a time limit on screen time and have regular conversations with your children about online safety. For more tips and help creating your own family media use plan, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics website.
5. Eat a Well Balanced Diet
Helping your kids understand the nutritional value of food incorporating a range of fruits and vegetables. For older children, teach them how to read and understand food labels to empower them to make healthy choices on their own.
Leander ISD Clothes Closet- Volunteers Needed!!!
We need some volunteer support for our upcoming Teen Shopping Day, this Saturday, at both of our locations! If you or your student can volunteer for a few hours - we would greatly appreciate it!
The volunteer sign up links are listed below to sign up:
Please feel free to share our Teen Shopping Day Event flyer with the #1LISD community! If you have any paper bags with handles, HEB boot bags, or tote bags that we can use for this event (and future dates) - please bring them with you!
Thank you for your support to our program!
The LISD PTA Clothes Closet Team
Thank you to our families that made our Holidays at the Hill so much fun!
Proud Principal of Pleasant Hill Elementary in Leander ISD