The Panther Post

February 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Congratulations to Pleasant Hill's Second Quarter Honor Roll Recipients

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We still need parents to share their opinions in regards to the climate and culture at Pleasant Hill. This is your last chance to take the 5 Essentials Survey. Please take a few minutes to click on the text above in order to get to the survey. You input is greatly appreciated.
Pleasant Hill will be partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society once again this year to raise money to fund research for therapies that save the lives of blood cancer patients. LLS is the world's largest non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. Our school will participate in the Student Series' Pennies for Patients program. Through participation in this program, Pleasant Hill teachers will have new opportunities to incorporate service learning and character building into their curriculum. Students will also learn about service, leadership and philanthropy.

We will begin collecting donations for LLS at the beginning of February and continue our collection through the last day of February. Donations can be sent in to your child's classroom or donations can be made online. The classroom with the most donations will win a free catered lunch from the Olive Garden!

Students can participate in some fun spirit days to help raise money for LLS. If they bring $1 to school on these days, they can dress up in the following spirit wear!

February 6: Superhero Day

February 8: Pajama Day

February 11: Favorite Sports Team/Jersey Day

February 13: Hat Day

February 20: Twin Day

February 22: Crazy Hair Day

February 25: Ugly Shirt/Sweater Day

February 27: Animal Day

We have been so successful in the past raising money for LLS and look forward to making a difference in helping save the lives of blood cancer patients again this year.

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Closing School for Inclement Weather

With the inclement weather we have had recently and the impact my decision has to close school during this weather, I thought it would be helpful to share with families some of the factors that go into a weather related school closing. My ultimate goal is to always have students in the classroom. However, when Mother Nature throws us a curve ball, it is important to keep staff and students safety a top priority when making this decision.

Factors Included in Making the Decision for a Snow Day:

  • Information on current road conditions-conditions are monitored throughout the night and again at 4:00 AM before making the call
  • Amount of snow and ice accumulated
  • Duration and timing of the snow and/or ice event
  • Temperature and wind chill (for safety of walkers and students at bus stops)-we use a -30 wind chill for a sustained period of time as a "cold weather closure" guide
  • School building conditions (electricity, heat, water)
  • Current weather conditions, along with predicted weather, but closures cannot be determined solely on predictions
  • Will buses be operational and running on schedule?
  • Consultation with weather consultants and other nearby school districts

Important Notes & Reminders

  • Pleasant Hill has accumulated several items in the lost and found. Please stop by the school when you drop your child off or during conference time to see if your child is missing any items.
  • Don't forget to sign up for your student led conference by clicking on the link that your child's classroom teacher sent you through the remind app. It will be coming to you through Remember, if you want a traditional one on one conference with the teacher, you must specify that by letting the teacher know. Otherwise, your child will be the one in charge of leading the conference. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14 from 4:00-7:00 PM.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 15 or Monday, February 18.

Congratulations to Our Star Students of the Month Jaelynn Wilson & Jaydon Fisher

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Mark Your Calendars

  • February 1-Popcorn Friday-Happy 100th Day of School!
  • February 1-28-Pennies for Patients Campaign
  • February 4-Progress Reports Sent Home-Parents Club Meeting 6:00 PM
  • February 5-12-Candy Grams for Sale $1 Sold During Lunch Hours
  • February 6-LCHS Band, Choir, Color Guard, ROTC Performance 8:15 AM
  • February 7-Honor Roll Luncheon 12:20 PM
  • February 12-Parents Club Meeting 6:00 in the School Library
  • February 13 & 14-Student Led Conferences 4:00-7:00 PM
  • February 15-No School
  • February 18-No School-President's Day
  • February 19-School Board Meeting 6:00 PM
  • February 20-8th Grade Preview Night at LCHS 6:30
  • February 22-Multi-Cultural Festival 1:00-Families Welcome
  • February 25-First Track Practice