Newsletter for PHES Students and Families

April 25, 2022
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That's right, it's testing season! Chances are your child has already begun some end-of-year (EOY) testing.Things really start to heat up after spring break when students take EOY Acadience benchmark testing for reading and also for math (these were formerly "DIBELS").

On May 2, the RISE testing, which is given to all students in grades 3-8 in the state of Utah, begin. Students in grades 4-8 will also take the Science version of RISE.

What can you do to help your child be prepared for all this testing? Here are some tips:

- Talk to them and get them excited about testing. Let them know you are interested in how they do and you want them to grow but, most importantly, they need to know that when they do their best you will be proud of them, no matter the results.

- Get them to bed on time. Little brains need rest for the test!

- Feed them a healthy breakfast or make sure they get to school by 7:30-7:45 so they have time to eat a school breakfast before they go to class.

- Talk to your child's teacher about how he or she is helping them prepare for the test and ask how you can help.

- In some cases it may be helpful for your student to practice testing at home using the RISE training tests, but you might consider consulting with your child's teacher first to make sure your efforts are coordinated. Students are tested heavily this time of year and the last thing we want is to increase anxiety or burn them out before the end of the testing cycle.

We got this, Patriot Families!

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Recruiting highly engaged members for the Providence Hall Board of Trustees (Board) with diversified experience and a variety of backgrounds is vital to the success of Providence Hall as our school is constantly growing, expanding, and evolving to meet the needs of our students, parents/guardians, employees, and community. If you are interested in having your application considered to be a member of the Board, you can read more about the Board and complete the Board Member Application by visiting

Piano Assembly 🎹

At the end of the day on the Friday prior to Spring Break, students in grades 3-5 gathered in the gym for a presentation by the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. Classical pieces with four hands were played for the students on a Steinway Grand Piano (Yes, that $100k+ piano model), and the brilliant and engaging pianists made sure to include the audience. This was such a treat for our students, and we are so grateful for the opportunity.
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Upcoming Events 🗓

April 26 - Kindergarten Round Up (For incoming Kinder families)

April 26 - May 13 - End of Year Math and Reading Exams

April 27 - Secretary Appreciation Day

May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week 🍎

May 5 - "School Lunch Hero" Appreciation Day

May 6 - FOCUS FRIDAY (No School)

May 4 - 25 - KEEP testing for Kindergarten

May 11 - School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 13 - PH Spring Carnival 2-7pm 🎡

May 25 - Last day of school for Kindergarten students

May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)

June 1 - PHES Awards Day

June 2-3 - Dress Down Days

June 2 - PHES Field Day

June 3 - Last day of school for students in grades 1-5

(be sure to stay current on all PHES events by using our Google Calendar)

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Click HERE to RSVP

Construction begins this week. Playground space will be limited during the next year or so. Here is a rendition of where the fences will be for the construction. ALL construction will be within this fenced area and no students will be allowed in the area for any reason, at any time.

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Visitors, Vendors, and Volunteers, use this website for all the info imaginable about our Spring Carnival

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Counselor Corner

Hello, PH Parents!

We hope you all had an amazing and restful Spring Break! We’re so excited to see your kiddos back at school this week!

In Social Skills, we are continuing to wrap up and review the skills we have taught throughout the school year. Here is an overview of what your students have learned this year: being a good listener, being assertive, identifying/managing strong feelings, and solving problems effectively. We have also started implementing our bullying prevention unit in most grade levels. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns! We are here and available for you and your students!

Contact information:

Miss Kristen Leininger

Grades 1, 3, and 5

Mrs. Amanda Jenson

Grades K, 2, 4, and Special Success

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What's for Lunch?

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First Grade Art on Display

Mrs. Luke and Mrs. Baez worked very hard with 1st grade students to create these amazing vase projects. We are very grateful to our art teachers and all the Special Curriculum teachers at Providence Hall for helping provide such a well-rounded education to our students.
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2021/22 Providence Hall PTO Executive Board Nominations

A nominating committee has been formed to collect nominees for the 2021/22 PTO Executive Board Elections. PTO members can nominate themselves or be nominated by another PTO member. PTO members include Providence Hall Parents, Teachers, Administrators and the Board of Trustees.

Nominations must be turned in to a member of the nominating committee member by April 25th or can be made from the floor at the PTO General Meeting on April 29th. Nominees collected by the nominating committee will be presented at the April PTO General Meeting.

The PTO Executive Board, as specified in the bylaws, includes: President, Elementary President, Junior High President, High School President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Trustee’s Liaison.

Qualifications for President

  • PTO Member

  • Served on the Executive Board for at least one year

  • Signify consent to serve

Qualifications for School Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer
  • PTO Member

  • Served on the Executive Board or a committee for at least one year

  • Signify consent to serve

Qualifications for Board Liaison
  • Served on the Executive Board for at least one year

  • Become a member of the Providence Hall Board of Trustees

  • Signify consent to serve

Voting will be open May 1st, to May 15th, 2022. Ballots will be available to PTO members via email and the PTO Facebook page.

Nominating Committee Members
Brittany Wainscott-

Burgandi Keddington

Nicki Bullard-

*If you have questions regarding the nominating procedure, election procedure, board qualifications or board responsibilities you can refer to the PTO BYLAWS or send questions to

If you haven't been reading the PTO newsletter, what have you been waiting for?

"We The People" Dance

The elementary school choir, JR Dance Team, HS Choir, HS Dance Team, HS dance class, and HS cheer teams are included in this dance showcase along with some Native American guest performers and competitive cloggers. We are very excited to perform We the People Dance, a representation of American History through dance.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 25th at

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PHCS Cultural Fair

Use this FORM to volunteer
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Clases de Ingles Gratis para Padres

¡Aprende inglés con otros padres!

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Mejora tu: Hablar - Leer - Escribir - Escuchar

Tendremos un enfoque especial en las habilidades básicas de comunicación en inglés.

Nos reuniremos en la Biblioteca de la Escuela Secundaria. Por favor, siéntase libre de unirse a nosotros siempre que pueda. No tienes que venir a todas las clases.
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The Providence Hall Website now has a page with direct links past newsletters for the year.