Monthly Memo from the Principal

Mrs. Robbins- March 2020

Take me out to the ballgame...

Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss and happy Texas Independence Day!

So many fun things are happening in March. It is definitely one of the most exciting times of the year. I personally love it because baseball season is kicking off, the grass starts to come back, and my oldest daughter Emma turns 16 years old tomorrow (pray for us). If you have ever been down the road (literally) of teaching a child how to drive, then you get what I am saying. It is one of the scariest things I have ever done, but also very exciting to think of all of the errands she can run for us once she has her license. Thank goodness for the bright side!

My son plays 12U NL baseball at CPYL and he had his first regular season game this past weekend. It was the perfect day for baseball. The sun was out, but it wasn't sweaty hot and the wind was blowing, but just enough to prevent the bees from grabbing onto my sweet tea straw. I also loved it because I was able to watch a few different Huskies play ball. I love watching our kids have fun. It is the BEST! If you have a kid playing at CPYL...let me know...we are there all of the time. I would love to catch one of their games too!

For that matter, fill out this form and let us know when your Husky has something huge going on outside of school. Not just sports! We would love to celebrate their successes outside of school here at PHE.

Happy Spring,

Mrs. Robbins

The following are all PHEnomenal events happening this month:

March 13th- Field Day

March 16th-23rd- Spring Break

March 24th- Good luck to Calvin the next round of state Spelling Bee!

March 26th- Healthy Husky Night

March 27th- Hat Day and C2 meeting

March 30th-April 3rd- 4th grade Writing Camp

See our website for a complete list of events and more information on field trips for each grade level!

Congratulations and Good Luck Calvin!

One of our 5th graders, Calvin H., will be moving on to the Austin Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by the West Austin Chamber of Commerce on March 24th. He recently won the local bee for Leander. Should he WIN this next level, he would be moving on to the National Scripps Spelling Bee. Join us in wishing him good luck and best wishes from the PHE community!
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Destination Imagination team moving on to STATE!!

Last Saturday, Leander ISD hosted its annual Destinaion Imgaination Regional Meet in Georgetown. They had over a hundred LISD Destination Imgaination (DI) teams participating and of those, 11 are advancing to STATE in April.

One of those teams belongs to PHE. Please see members below. This amazing group of kids make us very proud. They are one of only TWO elementary teams moving on. ONLY TWO. The rest were all middle school teams. Please join me in congratulating them on all of the hard work and efforts. Last month, they completed the hygeine drive here at PHE and donated hundreds of personal care items to local people in need as part of their Destination Imagination plan.

Also, a huge thank you to their parents and Heather Kiec (our QUEST teacher) for their support and guidance to these students. It takes a village!

Pleasant Hill DI Team 1 (Krazy Krew):

Bayleigh M.
Julia O.
Kaitlin N.
Kara N.
Carmen M.
Sean D.
Evangelyn Y.

See pictures below.

Spring Break- No School March 14th-23rd; start back on Tuesday, March 24th

YUM! Hungry 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders attend the 5th Annual LISD Flavor Fest!

Last week, 15 lucky students were given the opportunity to attend the 5th Annual LISD Flavor Fest at Rouse High School. These students were nominated by their homeroom teachers based on behavior in and out of the classroom. Students were able to taste test many new products for the LISD Child Nutrition Services (CNS) and rate them based on their opinion. Some of the opinions they shared will be used to determine items added to the 2020-2021 CNS elementary menus. We had a great time and left completely full! A huge shout out to the CNS department for including these deserving PHE students. See pictures below.

5th grade Honor Choir performs tonight, March 2nd at 7 PM at Leander High School

Come out and support our amazing 5th graders in honor choir! They will be singing five songs with the Wiley MS choir directors. Other schools include Block House Creek and Plain Elementary. Thank you Ms. Arnold for teaching and challenging these Huskies!
5th Honor Choir

Please join us for a PTA meeting!

We will have a PTA general session meeting on Tuesday, March 31st at 5:30 PM here at PHE. This meeting is important because we will be electing our new PTA executive board. Even if you do not know who is on the slate...come out and join us to learn more. We need you all!
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Sensory Times/Room for PHE Events

If needed, PHE has a sensory time and room at all PHE events. If your child would like to attend events early (30 minutes prior to the posted start time) for transition purposes or if you would like to have access to our sensory room (room 1209) during PHE events, please contact Mrs. Robbins at or Hallie Raesz (special education team leader) at at least 1-2 days before the posted event. An instructional assistant may be available as well. Please let us know what your student needs!