Pleasant Hill Weekly Newsletter

September 30th

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Hello PH Community!

I hope everyone has a great week! We had our first PBIS celebration of the school year this week. Our monthly PAW goal was to collect 1000 PAWS! This means that students who exhibited respectful, responsible and safe behavior were given a PAW during the month of September. At the end of each week, students turned their PAW's in for the weekly PAW drawing. Based on the number of PAWs students turn in, we get closer to our goal. This month we made our goal!!

Every class got together with their buddy class and were able to do a fun activity together! It was great to see students enjoying the time to celebrate reaching our goal for the month of September. Stay tuned for our new goal that will be for October.

As always we thank everyone for their support with our program. Reminding your child of the Three B's will help us work together to promote positive behaviors.

Have a wonderful weekend and please reach out if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,

Dr. Morris


Donuts With Grownups 2022!!

Thank You To Everyone For Attending!! Thank You To The PTA Donuts With Grownups Committee!!

Moving D15 Forward

District 15’s Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a bond referendum on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The Moving 15 Forward plan addresses three major areas of improvement: Repair and Restore Facilities, Update Learning Spaces, and Improve Student Transitions. The plan would also bring Full-Day Kindergarten to our elementary schools. Learn more about the plan at

District 15 will be hosting informational meetings on the following dates:

  • October 5 - Virtual Meeting

  • October 6 - Thomas Jefferson Elementary School (Thomas Jefferson Middle School if the measure is approved)

  • October 11 - Winston Campus Junior High

  • October 13 - Plum Grove Junior High

  • October 20 - Carl Sandburg Junior High

  • October 25 - Walter R. Sundling Junior High

Ways to Vote: Vote by Mail, Early Voting (October 24-November 7), Election Day Voting (November 8). For information regarding voter registration and important dates, please visit the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.


We made our 1000 PAW goal for the month of September!! Congratulations to all of our students and staff!! Over 1000 PAWs were given out to students for being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Students were able to enjoy a fun activity with their buddy class to celebrate.

Keep up the great work PH!!

If you have any questions regarding our PBIS system please do not hesitate to reach out to your students' teacher.

Steady, Silent, Right

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Illustrative Math - Family Opportunity

Did you know that every unit of Illustrative Math provides students and families with an opportunity to use their learning from the classroom and apply it to an authentic situation? This month, we are asking families to try your child’s unit 1 task together, and send it in to your child’s teacher. We would love for you to share your work with us. Just follow these 3 easy steps!

1. Click the link to your child’s grade level below to access your unit 1 task.

2. Read through the “Try It At Home” section and complete the task.

3. Send your family’s math work to your child’s teacher in the form of a written paper, photo story, or a video of your child demonstrating and explaining their thinking.

Unit 1 Tasks:


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

Accelerated 6th

We look forward to seeing your work!

Mental Health Awareness Night 2022

District 15 is excited to be partnering with local agencies to present information for our parents, guardians, families and community members. Mark your calendars and join us for these free, virtual and in-person workshops!

TOPIC - Mental Health Awareness

DATE & TIME- October 13, 2022 7-8 pm

WHERE - Virtual AND in-person at Jane Addams Elementary School 4335 Haman Ave, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Pre-Registration would be greatly appreciated

so please fill out this form!

We are also taking questions from our audience that will be answered during the workshops so please pre-register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Keli Swierczek at

One Five Foundation Family Fun Run And Walk!

Join the one-five Foundation for its first ever Family Fun Run/Walk on October 15 at Winston Campus Junior High!

The event begins at 9:15 am on 10/15. Registration is $15 a person or $60 for a family.

All proceeds from this event will support initiatives of the one-five Foundation that serve the students, staff and community of CCSD15. Visit to learn more.

Register today!

Message From Our PTA Presidents!

What a way to bring September to a close! We ended the month with Donuts with Grownups -

the weather was great, the coffee was plentiful, and the donuts were delicious. It was great to

see people enjoying the donut backdrop for photo opportunities and many got to stop by the

Spirit Wear table to check out fabric, styles and sizes.

Overall, it was wonderful to see teachers, students, and grownups mingling and having some fun before starting their day.

The Spirit Wear link will be active until October 9th . Please be sure to check out the new

merchandise before the deadline nears – we will not have another in-person opportunity to

show you the items for this sale. Please reach out to us or contact our vendor Jason at Waist Up if you have any further questions.

We have some more outdoor fun coming up, mark your calendar for October 5 th as we get

ready for Walk to School Day! Walkers will get a sticker for participating, look out for a PTA

volunteer along your way to the building.

Book Fair and Family Reading Night is coming up as well. Your students will get to look at the

books and make a list during school from October 17-19 th . The store will be open during Family Reading Night in the library and we will keep sales open until October 21 st . Stay tuned for more information about volunteer opportunities.

Family Reading Night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 th from 6:30-8pm. You can shop the Book Fair, visit classrooms, and listen to teachers and local celebrities read, including Dr. Morris! End your evening with a treat in the cafeteria. We will be circulating a sign-up genius for cookie donations, so be on the lookout if you want to contribute.

We had our first Reflections workshop today and was a huge success. If your Pleasant Hill

Student would like to attend one of these workshops make sure to remind them that they will

have another chance during recess on October 7th where brainstorming sheets and forms will be distributed. It is a wonderful team environment that can help inspire those who would like to take part in Reflections.

Our membership drive is coming to a close tonight. If you have not joined our PTA, make sure

you do tonight so that your Pleasant Hill Student can have a chance to win a prize in the raffle.

We will announce winners next Friday. You can win spirit wear, a Pleasant Hill cozy picnic

blanket, or lunch with Dr. Morris or Mr. Fabrikant. The winner for lunch will get to bring two

friends and make a great memory! You can join through

We hope to see you at our virtual PTA meeting on October 4 th at 7pm. Please see the

information below to access the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 254 231 6099

Passcode: PH2022

Best regards,

Julie Boldt and Rick France

PTA president and president elect

Spirit Wear On Sale Now!! Show Your PH Spirit!

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Reflections Is Back!!

Unleash the artist within YOU!! Reflections 2022 is back!

Reflections is the National PTA arts program that asks children to get creative! Students of all grades and abilities are invited to create works of art in any of the six different art categories, reflecting upon this year’s theme. The six art categories are dance choreography, film production, literature, music compositions, photography and visual arts. Students can create as many projects as they like, in as many art categories as they like. Projects can only be submitted at the school level. Students must complete their projects outside of school.

This year’s theme is “Show Your Voice”
The deadline to turn in projects along with the filled in Entry form is 10/26/22. Please submit all your projects to the school front office.

You can find more general information about Reflections at

Take a look at our own winners from previous years -

Student entry form and guidelines will be sent out later in an email

For any additional queries please Email Sandy Rhee or Yamuna Palasamudram at

Reflections Workshops: This year we will be conducting 2 workshops during recess on September 30th and October 7th to introduce the theme to the kids and provide a brainstorming sheet where students can think about what they want to create or write about. We are looking for parent volunteers to help, if you are interested to help please reach out to the school or

PRO TIP - The artist statement is very important- make sure your son or daughter writes in their own words to explain how the project they created connects to the theme (Show Your Voice).

Book Fair Is Coming Soon! Mark Your Calendars!

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Important Information From Our School Nurse

  • Kindergarten, 6th Grade and Students New to CCSD 15

    • The following records are due by October 15th:

      • Physical Exam & Immunization Record

      • Dental Exam

      • Vision Exam

  • A dental exam is Required for all 2nd graders

    • Exams as of 11/15/2021 are considered current

  • Extra clothes

    • Please consider sending in extra clothes for your child to keep in their backpacks or lockers

  • Prescription and Non Prescription Medications

    • All prescription and non prescription medications brought to school are required to have the appropriate authorization form completed by parents AND physician

    • Medication forms are available on the school website or from the school nurse

  • Sick Day Guidelines

    • To help prevent the spread of illness, we would like to give you some guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school

    • We ask that you keep your child home if they:

      • Have a fever of 100.4F or higher

      • Have a sore throat with a fever

      • Have diarrhea (3 or more episodes in 24 hours)

      • Have abdominal cramps and/or vomiting

      • Have a rash or open and draining sores

    • If your child has recently been ill, please be aware of the following guidelines before having your child return:

      • Feel fit for at least 24 hours

      • Be fever free for 24 hours without medication

      • Be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for at least 24 hours

      • For strep throat, they must be on appropriate medication for at least 24 hours

      • For conjunctivitis (pink eye), they must be on appropriate eye drops for at least 24 hours or cleared by physician

      • Rash illness should be assessed by a doctor

      • If chicken pox suspected, keep home for at least 5 days after the appearance of the rash or until the blisters have scabbed over

  • The single most important thing you can do to keep your child free of illness is to teach them the proper way to wash their hands. Also, be sure they are dressed weather appropriate. Please notify the nurse if your child has a communicable illness (strep throat, influenza, lice, COVID, etc.), or any health concerns that need to be monitored at school.

School Safety

School safety remains a top priority in District 15. To ensure our schools are as safe as they can be, a few additional safety protocols have been put in place this year. Signs will be added to our playgrounds notifying the community that they will be closed to the public during school hours. This will allow classrooms to go outside for PE or to learn outdoors without concern for who else is on school grounds. Additionally, classroom doors will be closed and locked during the day.

Student Entrances and Exits

Doors Will Open at 8:18 each morning.

Thank you for your support!

Grades 1&2 - Door #3 (located By The Bike Racks)

Grade 3/4- Door #10 (Back of the school, middle entrance)

Grade 5/6- Door #11 (Back of the school east entrance)

Kindergarten AM - Door #7 (Back of the school, top of the stairs)

Kindergarten PM - Front Entrance of The School

Students Riding The Bus Will Enter and Exit The Front Doors


-During the posted time on the sign by the back lot entrance. No left turn is allowed during drop-off heading north on Ceder.

-During the posted time on the sign located on the corner of Ceder and Michigan, no left turn is allowed heading south onto Cedar from Michigan.

-Drop off allows for one SINGLE file line in the circle drive in the morning. Please be patient as cars are stopping frequently to drop off students.

-Pick up allows for cars to park (not left unattended and running) along the curb. Double parking is not allowed.

-Students should not be crossing Cedar or Illinois to get to a vehicle without using he designated crosswalks. (A crossing guard is at Illinois and Birchwood, A crosswalk is at the corner of Michigan and Cedar)

-Students should ALWAYS exit a car on the passenger side while in the circle drive.

-If you are dropping off or picking up and decide to park in the parking lot, students must be escorted by an adult to the schools entrance. Students should not be going through the parking lot without an adult. This is extremely important.

It is important to remain patient and not be on any electronic devices to assure our students and your safety. Please think of the safety of all of our students and families during these times of the day.

Coming To The School During The School Day? Please Read

Throughout the school year, it is common to have parents, friends and visitors come to the school. Please know that the safety of our students is our number one priority. The following guidelines are in place for that reason. Please read...

* All visitors are requiered to produce a valid ID that will be scanned through our RAPTOR system. If you do not have a valid ID you will not be allowed in the building

*All visitors must enter through the front entrance of the school and check in at the front office and will recieve a colored lanyard that must be worn during the entire stay

*Meetings with teachers are by appointment only and must be scheduled with the teacher

*Only individuals who are listed in Infinite Campus under emergency contacts will be allowed to pick up a student. We will not release students to individuals who are not in our system as an emergency contact.

*Please do not park along the front of the school in the fire lane as this restricts access for emergency vehicles as well as school buses from entering properly.

*During drop off and dismissal in the front parking lot is not to be used. This is only for school buses.

Clothing Donation Bins

Every year, many children in the Palatine area lack proper clothing for the Illinois’ winter weather. District 15 has a long-standing partnership with the PATH Community Closet. The Community Closet serves the Palatine area by providing donated clothing to children and families in need. The impact of COVID has left the Community Closet with less donated clothing than in past years. We are hoping you can help by donating any unwanted clothing items at your school’s yellow clothing donation bin. The bin is located in your school’s lobby. Parents or children can place clothing items into their school’s yellow bin during regular school hours. This is a great way to put your children’s gently used and outgrown clothing to good use! All clothing, especially winter wear, is much appreciated and will be put to good use.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Infinite Campus' Campus Parent is designed to provide parents real-time access to student information. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in your child’s educational experience.

This portal also provides parents access to check for teacher placement and student schedules once their student is registered. District 15 has also used IC to gather parent survey responses. Make sure you have your account set up for the new school year! To learn how to set up your account, watch tutorials, or access a help center, please visit our website.

Mobile App

The District 15 mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play! To download the free app, search for "CCSD15."

This communication tool allows parents and students to quick access to important school and district information, including Campus Parent, the D15 Bullying Tip Line, a quick link to MyStop (bus stop location and pick-up times), lunch menus, schedules, parent/student handbook, directory information, school news, and more.

  • To see integrated student information on the app, click the "student information" button and log-in using your email address and your Campus Parent password. If you are unsure of your password, please visit Infinite Campus and click "forgot password." If you are still having trouble, please contact your school's main office for assistance.

  • To make sure you aren’t missing any notices, make sure you turn notifications ON for the mobile app.

Dr. David Morris Ed.D

Pleasant Hill Elementary School Principal