Primary - Eagle Pride!

September 2021

Pleasanton Primary Mission Statement

The Primary family is devoted to educating and inspiring all students academically, socially, and emotionally by giving our love and instilling integrity. We will model the importance of family, faith, and wisdom with our leaders of tomorrow.

Pleasanton Primary Vision Statement

The vision of Pleasanton Primary School is to equip and empower a community of lifelong learners with the foundation to lead and succeed in our rapidly changing world.

A Message from the Principal

We are off to an AWESOME start! We have wonderful staff, our programs are well established, and our students are working extremely hard to reach their academic and social goals. I am very proud of each and every one of them for their hard work and enthusiasm.


Attendance-

We are proud to announce our attendance GOAL for the 21-22 school years of 98%. Our classroom instruction begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Pleasanton I. S. D. provides every student with a FREE breakfast. Students are expected to come prepared and ready to learn. Our day ends at 3:10 p.m. for Pre-Kindergarten students and 3:30 p.m. for Kindergarten and First grade students. Just a reminder, if you have a dismissal change, please call the front office before 2:00 p.m. If we don't receive a phone call to the office, students will be sent home as recorded on the transportation sheet teachers have on file.



Security at the Primary-

Students have adjusted great to wearing name badges. The safety and security of our campus is vital. Pleasanton I. S. D. has recently invested in additional security cameras that allow us to monitor entryways and campus grounds. The security devices are for the protection and safety of every Primary student and staff member. The Pleasanton School District strives to keep our students safe and is constantly working to improve student safety.


Goal Setting-

Every Primary student is in the process of making reading and math goals for the year. Teachers are counseling their students to assist them with setting their individual goals. Primary students are working extremely hard to reach reading and math goals. Reading and math are vital for each student’s educational success. Students reading above/below their expected level are being worked with; in small groups, with computer interventions, and pull out tutorials.


I would like to close by saying.....Thank You for your support in your child’s education! This is going to be a wonderful year for students, staff, and parents. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns. My door is always OPEN, so stop by, and say hello! Mrs. Vickers’s office # 830-569-1325


“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

Lady Bird Johnson

Back to School Guidance

Below is the link to Back to school guidance and what can be expected during the 2021-2022 school year.

Grade Level Student Goals

Special Education

This month we will work on the Five Senses, letter recognition, numbers, counting, shapes and sizes. Please see the links below for books on the five senses.

Pre-K

Literacy-Our goal is for students to be able to identify the first letter of their name.


Math-Student can count to 6, or higher.


Social/Emotional-Our goal is that students be able to follow simple one step directions.

Kindergarten

Our students will be able to demonstrate both classroom and school rules as well as expectations. Some of these rules include keeping hands to self, raising your hand, how to walk safely down the hallway, etc.


Another goal is that our students be able to recognize, recall and write their names.

First Grade

Math-We are working on adding and subtracting within 10. Our goal is for students to fluently be able to add and subtract within 10.


Language Arts-We have been learning about rhyming words in phonemic awareness. Our goal is for students to be able to identify if two words rhyme and generate a series of rhyming words.

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Andrada

Counseling Corner

Dear Pleasanton Primary Families,

Welcome to the first school counseling update for the year. In this update, you will find information on creating routines at home and a brief guidance update. I look forward to continuing to provide updates throughout the school year on important information regarding the school counseling program at the Primary.

Thank you, Mrs. Andrada


CREATING ROUTINES

We are off to a great start this school year. Students have done an amazing job of learning their new routines and procedures. Thank you for all that you have done to ensure your child has a successful year. Please remember that routines and predictability are important for children. Creating morning and evening routines can ensure continued success for your child this school year. Please consider adding these to your family routines.


Morning Routines

· Have a set time to get up each day.

· Have breakfast before leaving for school.

· Have a set time to leave the house each day so your child knows when to be ready.

· Start the day off on a positive note by having your child share one thing they are grateful for that day.


Evening Routines

· Check in with your child about their day. Ask for rainbows (a positive from the day) and clouds (a difficulty in the day) to learn more about your child's school day.

· Have a set place for your child's backpack.

· Have your child show you their calendar/folder to see if there is any homework or important information.

· Pick out clothing for the next day.

· If your child is packing lunch, plan out what to prepare in the morning.

· Have a set bedtime each night.

· End the day on a positive note, have your child share something they were grateful for in their day.


GUIDANCE UPDATE

Each week, students receive guidance lessons during their specials time. Each month, I will let you know what topics are being discussed.


Pre-K-Pre-K lessons will focus on social-emotional learning. The topics will be I Am Me, I Have Strengths, I Have a Growth Mindset, and How We are Alike


Kinder & First Grade-Students will learn about our school chant titled S.O.A.R. They will learn how to be safe, obedient, accountable, and respectful.

Parenting Classes

Parenting classes can help both parents and children to develop a healthy physical and emotional connection and can be done from the comfort of your own home. As a parent you may want to learn how to interact better with your child, learn how to adjust to changes in the home or connect with other parents experiencing the same life events. There are many online resources available to help better understand and interact with your child. Below is a link to a free parenting course (options available for either in-person or online).

Fantastic Fridays

When your child attends school Monday through Thursday with no absences, they earn a privilege on the Friday of that particular week. We refer to this as Fantastic Fridays (FF) on the monthly calendar.


Fantastic Fridays will begin in September, watch our Facebook page for updates.

Important Dates to Remember


September 6th- NO SCHOOL-Labor Day


September 14th- Fundraiser ends


September 23-Homecoming Week/Red Ribbon Week


September 24th-Progress Reports go Home


September 29th- Fall pictures


COMING SOON ... Book Fair October 22-29th

2021-22 Lunch and Learn

Please see the 2021-22 Lunch and Learn Virtual trainings below. If you would like to participate, register at the Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative website.
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Look at our students shine!

Positive Words for a PISD Staff Member

Click here and share your positive thoughts on one of Pleasanton Primary staff members.

BCFS

Click here for more information on BCFS

S.O.A.R

S.O.A.R

We are the Eagles!

The soaring, soaring Eagles!

From Pleasanton Primary School!

We are Safe,

We are Obedient,

We are Accountable,

We are Respectful!

S-O-A-R --S-O-A-R-- S-O-A-R --SOAR!

Amazing Primary Team!

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