The Panther Post

January 2018 Monthly Newsletter


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Pleasant Hill continues to utilize the Character Counts framework within the school to build a positive climate and instill the six character traits. Each month, the students focus on learning more about one of the six character traits. During the month of January, we are learning all about FAIRNESS! Be sure to ask you child to share with you what it means to be fair and give some of examples of how they exhibit fairness at Pleasant Hill!

Oh, It's Off to Ancient Greece & the Olympics We Go!

This year, our theme at Pleasant Hill has been "Oh, the Places PHS will Go!" During the first quarter, students traveled virtually to Mexico and Spain, where they spent time learning about the Hispanic culture. Families joined us at school for a Hispanic Heritage Celebration, which was a huge hit. In the second quarter, students spent time learning all about Australia. With the winter Olympics right around the corner, the third quarter will be dedicated to learning more about Ancient Greece and the Olympic games. We hope that you will join us on our learning adventures!

Important Notes & Reminders

  • Mrs. Tonya Sneed, our first grade teacher, has resigned from her position, effective December 22, 2017. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and thank her for her dedication to Pleasant Hill over the past 20 years. Ms. Julia Bruynseels,who completed her student teaching in Mr. Pollitt's fifth grade classroom, will be filling in as a long term substitute in first grade until the end of the year. She has been a huge asset to the Pleasant Hill teaching team and we are lucky to have her on board!
  • Just a reminder that students will have outdoor recess if the real feel temperature is 20 degrees or above. Please be sure to send your children to school dressed appropriately to go outdoors for recess, which would include coats, hats, scarves and gloves or mittens. We encourage all students to get outdoors to enjoy ten minutes of fresh air during recess. Students will only be allowed to stay indoors for recess if they have a doctor's note for a medical condition.
  • School emergency closings could happen at any time of the year. Please be sure you have plans (with a family member, neighbor, or child care provider) on what is expected should an emergency closing occur at Pleasant Hill School. School procedures call for an emergency school closing announcement to be given over local radio and television media. When listed, please look for Pleasant Hill School District #69 or Pleasant Hill Elementary School in determining if school will be closed. Information on school closings will also be sent to families via our automated phone messaging service School Messenger and will be posted on the school website and Facebook pages.

Congratulations to Our Star Students of the Month Jenna Painter & Amyren Breedlove

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Mark Your Calendars

  • January 8-No School-Teacher In-Service
  • January 9-Students Return to School
  • January 10-End of Second Quarter-Report Cards Sent Home
  • January 11-Start of Third Quarter
  • January 12-Popcorn Friday-6-8 Off-Site Quarterly Celebration 9:00-11:00 AM K-5 Quarterly Celebration 1:30 PM Parents Welcome
  • January 15-No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 16-Honor Roll Luncheon 4th-8th Grade 12:20 PM
  • January 26-Sock Hop Pre-K-4th Grade 6:00-7:30 PM $5 Admission
  • January 27-School Board Meeting 9:30 AM
  • January 31-Monthly Referral Free Celebrations