Monthly Memo from the Principal
Mrs. Robbins- October 2022
Happy Fall Y'all!
This month holds so many fun times and events for our community! Most are listed below. Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the events happening in October. Remember that most of these events and the calendar are also shared on our PHE website, Facebook page, and Twitter.
As always, we are here to help!
Custodian Appreciation Week- Oct. 3-7 Thank you Ms. Maria, Ms. Sonia, and Ms. Sanjuanna!!!
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!
PHE National Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day- October 5
Join students across the nation in walking or biking to school on the 5th!
Do you know a VETERAN?
To all of our veterans and active service members: we will be celebrating Veteran's Day on Friday, November 11th where you are welcome to join us for breakfast at 7:10 AM (see prices below) and a special Veteran's Day Husky Huddle in the gym at 7:30 AM. We will also be playing a very special slide show in our front foyer hallway.
If you know a veteran or active service member, please email us a picture (jpg) to be used in our slideshow. Send pictures to Laura Armour firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to be included in this year's slideshow, we will need all pictures emailed by Friday, November 4. If you have submitted a picture in the past, it will already be included. Please call if you have any questions! A HUGE thank you to our community who have served!
NO SCHOOL October 10 and 11 for district/campus staff development days
National School Lunch Week! October 10-15
Training for all students on bullying
On October 12, all students will receive the annual student bullying training from Mrs. Fields during their specials time. Mrs. Fields will present the training and focus on what the term “bullying” means and how to respond to it. There will also be conversation regarding that “mean” and “rude” behavior, at times, can be mistaken for bullying. We thought that it would be helpful to share those meanings with parents, as well, so that you can support your child at home with these understandings. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can also check out the Leander ISD site on bully prevention.
Want to volunteer at PHE?
Please go to https://www.leanderisd.org/volunteering/ to fill out an LISD volunteer form. You must be approved to volunteer for any PHE event or activity (field trips, performing arts events, lunch monitoring, Watch DOGS, Super MOMS, etc.).
Are you already an LISD volunteer? Please consider signing up to help the LISD PTA Clothes Closet- Leander Location. Can you spare a few hours? If so, please click on the click below to sign up here.
PHE Silver Shoe- October 14
We're excited to announce Silver Shoe coming up on Friday October 14 during your child's PE class. This is an event where each grade class competes against each other to see who can run/walk the most laps in 20 minutes. This will take place outside on our track.
All laps will be recorded and the class with the highest average laps per student will be crowned the fastest class. Our class winner from each grade will have the honor to sign our Silver Shoe Trophy and display it in their classroom until the next event as well as have their picture taken to display in the PE hall.
To make this event successful, we are looking for volunteers to help run our event. If you are interested in helping, please click on the link below to sign up for a time slot to volunteer.
Volunteer Link to help run our Silver Shoe Event:
Below are the class times your child will be running for Silver Shoe
PreK - 8:15 - 8:45
Kindergarten - 12:55 - 1:45
1st Grade - 9:45 - 10:35
2nd Grade - 11:35 - 12:25
3rd Grade - 1:50 - 2:40
4th Grade - 10:40 - 11:30
5th Grade - 8:50 - 9:40
If you will be on campus to participate with your child's class, please fill out this form ASAP. You can email Joanna Price at email@example.com or call the front office at 512-570-6400 if you have any questions about volunteering or RSVP'ing to be at the event. See you there!
National School Bus Safety Week- October 17-21
Thank you to our amazing bus drivers! Interested in driving for Leander ISD...go to this link and apply today!
Counselor Corner- October
Hi Husky Families! Counseling services at PHE are off to a great start this year! Here are four visual tools with a brief description that are taught during K-5 counseling lessons throughout the year. These are utilized by teachers in the classroom, and they are also great tools to use at home! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about how to use these resources or if you need any additional support from our counseling program.
Unity Day will be celebrated at school on Friday, October 21. Students are encouraged to wear orange on this day to show that we are united as a campus that promotes kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Our kindness club (C2) will help facilitate a presentation to students, and Mrs. Arnold has taught all of the students a kindness song that we will sing together as a campus. We will share videos and pictures of this special day with all of you via social media, so be on the lookout!
Also, Red Ribbon Week will be recognized the week of October 24.At the elementary level, we use this week to encourage students to make healthy choices with their bodies. Eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting plenty of rest improves learning, emotional regulation, and lowers the risk of developing many mental and physical illnesses. Dress-up days to celebrate this week will be shared soon!
Looking forward to a busy and FUN October at the Hill!!!
Join PHE PTA!
Single memberships are $7.00 with an additional processing fee online. PHE shirts are available as well. Go to this link to purchase memberships and shirts. Check out the PHE PTA on Facebook at Pleasant Hill Elementary PTA or on Twitter @ptahuskies. Please join today and support our campus!
Our next general membership meeting will be at the end of the month. Checkout Facebook or their website for future dates.
Save the Date!!! Spooky Kooky Learning Fest on Thursday, October 27
More information to come!
School Lunch Accounts
Sensory Times and Room
Rouse High School- Trunk or Treat on October 19
We invite our entire community out for this event, and our kids love it! We will also be collecting non-perishable food for a community food drive. If your organization is interested in participating, please fill out the form below.
When: 10/19/22 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Front parking lot of Rouse High School
Who: Open to the community
Leander ISD needs you! CFAC forming now!
- High Schools
- Middle Schools
- Elementary Schools
- Ancillary Services
Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections
In an effort to create educational awareness about the November ballot, Leander ISD is hosting a series of conversations. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., will lead a discussion about Propositions A & B over the next several weeks ahead of the November 8 election.
Due to sizable recent increases in property appraisals across our region, the district’s property values have reached a point that has triggered two elections: an Attendance Credit Election (ACE) and a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).
We encourage the community at-large to learn more about these ballot issues during the following opportunities:
Friday, Sept. 30 – 8:00am at Hill Country Bible Church, Cedar Park
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – 12pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 6:30pm, Facebook LIVE
Friday, Oct. 21 – 12pm at LISD LEO Conference Center
Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 6:30pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon)
Please use this link Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections to let us know you’re attending. While sign-up is not required, it helps us plan for how many participants to expect.
You can also check out this site for more Prop A&B plus election information!