Pleasant Hill Weekly Newsletter
December 1, 2023
Please Check Out the School Calendar To Plan Ahead
Hello PH Community!
Thank you as always for your support!
Learning Is Fun at PH!!
Victor's Book Club Is Now Open!!
VICTOR’S BOOK CLUB
Reading INCENTIVE PROGRAM WITH FREMD HIGH SCHOOL
KICKOFF NOVEMBER 28, 2023
Students from Fremd High School spoke to our PH students about reading and the importance of Reading. We had such a great time hearing from students and cheering on Victor as we start our reading incentive program.
Starting on November 28th To December 11th students will be taking home a reading log to complete at home. Every Student who turns in a log WINS TICKETS to the Fremd vs. Conant VARSITY BASKETBALL GAME on December 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM
Snow/Cold Days Will Be E-learning Days! Please Read
In the event of inclement weather this year, our district will be conducting an eLearning day. This will ensure that our school year ends on our scheduled date and summer construction can begin as scheduled.
This includes students in grades K-2 who will be bringing their chromebooks home in the envent of a potential snow/cold day.
On November 9, we practiced with students an eLearning day at school. During this practice day, all students practiced joining their virtual Google Meet link in their classroom so that they have some experience with how they will access the Google Meet link in the event of an eLearning day.
Below is the link to help with connecting to your home WiFi.
Cold Weather Recess Policy
Cold weather: Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:
# If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.
# If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°–10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal’s discretion, the students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.
# If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.
Change Of Sale Of Ice Cream
Student Council Spirit Days!
Friday December 8th, 2023 Formal/Fancy Day
Friday January 19th, 2024 Hat/Glasses Day
Friday February 16th, 2024 Crazy Hair Day
Friday March 15th, 2024 PJ and Stuff Animal Day
Friday April 19th, 2024 School Spirit Wear Day
Friday May 17th, 2024 Mix and Match Day
Toys For Tots Coming To Pleasant Hill
Next week, on behalf of the Marine Corp, members of the PPFBA will be distributing Toys for Tots collection boxes throughout our community and then retrieving them at the conclusion of the Holiday Drive, on or before December 8th, 2023. All Toys for Tots Collection Boxes will be collected and consolidated to the Palatine Community Center in time for the Village Council Meeting on December 11th, 2023.
THE DONATION BOX WILL BE IN THE FRONT FOYER OF THE MAIN OFFICE. FEEL FREE TO DROP OFF TOYS OR HAVE YOUR STUDENT BRING IN TOYS FOR A DONATION
Your Opinion Matters! Complete Our Survey About District 15's Website
The new website will launch before the 2024-2025 school year.
Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts with us!
Student Council School Store Dates!
Thurdsday December 14th, 2023
Thursday January 18th, 2024
Thursday Febuary 15th, 2024
Thursday March 14th, 2024
Thursday April 18th, 2024
Thursday May 16th, 2024
PTA President's Message
Dear Wonderful Parents and Guardians,
Thank you all for your ongoing support and involvement in our school community. We truly have a wonderful group of parents, and it's your dedication that makes our PTA so successful.
Wishing everyone a very relaxing and safe Thanksgiving break!
Warm regards, Rick France and Amanda Burress
PTA President and President Elect
This is only possible because of our school community!! Please take a moment to continue to make Pleasant Hill an excellent school by joining our PTA.
The PTA provides our community with numerous family events, resources for the school and students and a connection between the school and home like no other! Just click on the link below. Thank you Pleasant Hill families and staff!
Drop-off And Pick-Up At The Front Of The School
Animals On School Property During The School Day
No animals are allowed on school grounds during times when children are present unless pre-authorized by the Principal of the school. (Trained service animals in use by a person with a disability are allowed on school grounds.)
Use Stopfinder To Track Your Students Bus!
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we kicked off the 2023-2024 school year. We apologize for any confusion or frustration bus routes may have caused. Last year, we implemented Stopfinder (the new bus GPS system) as a resource to help families. Invitations were sent to families of bus riders.
Please note, the invitation will go to the PRIMARY email address listed in Infinite Campus (only one contact). Once activated, the primary contact can share the link to register with other caregivers. We have shared instructions for how to share the bus schedule below or it can be found on our website.
It is important to download the mobile app as StopFinder will have the most up-to-date information regarding your child’s transportation.
Water Bottles At School
PBIS AT PLEASANT HILL!! Majors and MInors
Has your student received a minor? Have they received a major? These forms of behavior management are used for various offenses that can occur during the school day. Below is a guide to help you as the parent better understand what they are to help you support your student at home. If for any reason you are unsure or have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or Dr. Morris and Mr. Fabrikant.
What is a minor?
Students have been taught what is expected at school in various settings. They are reviewed periodically throughout the year. We have visual reminders of our expectations displayed around school and Boosters three times a year as a school.
A minor is a record of a behavior that is in violation of the Three B’s. It is a warning.
Parents are notified either by email or by the teacher to help reteach the appropriate behavior at home.
A student will receive a minor after he/she has been re-taught the appropriate behavior but continues the inappropriate behavior .
If a student receives 3 minors within a month period, a Major will be issued.
What is a major?
Major behaviors demonstrate a purposeful or serious disregard for expectations at Pleasant Hill. Some examples but not limited to are behaviors that can lead to injury, the safety of others and extreme disrespect towards students or staff.
For a major offense students will be seen by administration.
Consequences will be determined and given by administration.
Parents will be notified by a school administrator when a major offense has been issued.
Three minors equals one major. Staying in from lunch/recess and being retaught the appropriate behavior is a consequence that is issued but not limited to unless administration determines otherwise.
Schoolwide Information Below
Student Entrances and Exits For 2023 - 2024 School Year!
Doors Will Open at 8:18 each morning. For students in grades K-2, parking at Birchwood to walk your students to their door is encouraged.
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 #6 (West side of the school)
Kindergarten PM - Front Entrance of The School
Students Riding The Bus Will Enter and Exit The Front Doors
Coming To The School During The School Day? 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.
Dropping Off Items For Your Student During The School Day Procedures
When visitors ring the doorbell at a school, the office staff will ask the visitor their name and the purpose of their visit. If the visitor is a parent or guardian that is just dropping off a forgotten lunch or homework assignment, etc. they will be asked to leave it on the "drop off" table in the vestibule.
Please remember to label the items you drop off with your child’s name and grade level/teacher to ease the delivery of the items.
We appreciate your support and understanding as we work together to keep our schools safe places for our staff, students, and visitors.
Please Remember Our School Playground Is Closed During The School Day
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES
* Do not watch students from your vehicle while students are outside.
* Do not call students over to give them items when students are outside (please go to the main office if you wish to see your student).
* When picking up students after AM Kindergarten do not play on the playground while students are outside.
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.
Mrs. Martin can be reached at 847-963-5902 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE READ...STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK-UP
-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.
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.
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.