Monthly Memo from the Principal

Mrs. Robbins January 2020

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

It was such a joy to see all of our Huskies back at school! Smiling (or yawning) and ready to take on the rest of the school year. We welcomed 11 new students to Pleasant Hill so far this week...welcome to all of our new Husky families! Please stop by and see us in the front office if you need anything at all. We are here to help. It is hard to imagine, but there are only 19 weeks of school left after this one. It all goes by so fast.

This time of year is a great opportunity to help your Husky build some healthy habits and routines into their daily life. Starting their days with a healthy breakfast, being on-time to school, and working on academics at home are a few things that either start at or can carry over to home.

Our cafeteria also has some excellent options for breakfast if needed. Check out the Leander ISD CNS website to see breakfast and lunch menus and pricing options. You can also make payments at this site as well.

Students need to be at school each day no later than 7:45 AM. Our doors open at 7:20 AM. Students do not need to get to school any earlier since our doors are locked and teachers are not available until 7:20 AM. We have morning workouts in the gym available from 7:20-7:45 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays to get our brains and bodies moving.

Picking out clothes and cleaning out backpacks the night before is a great habit to work on with students of all ages. Having backpacks, jackets, snacks, and lunches ready to go the night before can make for a easy exit from home. These are all things our students can do and help with too!

Lastly, supporting your husky in their academic habits will start them off on the right foot in 2020! Reading every night is a vital part of their academic success. You can read with them, listen to them read, or just ensure that they are reading a book at least 20 minutes each night. Research shows that just by making this a priority and habit can make a student more successful in life! We also suggest checking out your student's teacher website for more practice opportunities. We recommend iStation for language arts and Dreambox (K-2) or Imagine Math (3-5) for math practice. Reach out to your teacher if you need any more ideas or support when it comes to healthy home habits in academics.

Hoping you all had a wonderful and restful break and time with your Husky! We sure missed them and can not wait to see what this new year will bring for us all. #get2PHE

Happy New Year!

Mrs. Robbins

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Overtime with Robbins and Fields

Join us after the Husky Huddle from 8:15-9:00 AM on Friday, January 17th in the cafeteria for a talk-time on different topics that are important to our campus. We will host one of these most months to provide a time for our parents and community members to offer feedback and ask questions. We will provide coffee and donuts. No need to let us know you are coming...just show up! If you have questions or want to suggest a topic, please contact Mrs. Robbins at or Mrs. Fields at

See you there!

Just a reminder...

Good attendance matters! Please have your student at school every day and on time. Our doors open at 7:20 AM and we start promptly at 7:45 AM. Every minute matters and more specifically, our school social/emotional curriculum is often the very first thing that happens for each grade level. Those special moments are spent building a classroom community and working on life skills. If your student comes in late, they are missing this important learning and it is not repeated for them later. Also, it is imperative that your student is at school until the END of every day. We are learning all the way to the bell. If you are consistently pulling your student out of instruction at the end of the day, they are missing the same subject-matter each time. This can build a gap in their learning. Please be sure to schedule appointments after school if possible.

In the state of Texas, all students are required to be present 90% of the time. Each semester we look at the days that students are present and contact parents when we are concerned. Also, if your student misses three days in a row in a ten-day period, you will receive a letter in the mail. You can contact Ms. Fields, our assistant principal, or Amber Tatum, our school registrar, if you have any questions. You can call our main number 512-570-6400 and ask for either if needed.

Of course if your student is running a fever or has diarrhea/vomitting, we want them to stay home and get well. We do not want to spread illnesses. Please contact our registered nurse, Heidi Rodriguez, if you are ever in doubt. She is such an asset and wealth of knowledge. She can be reached at 512-570-6427 or

We love each and every one of our Huskies! And we want to see them each and every day at school. These reminders are to ensure that you know what is required by the state and our expectations.

Have you registered for the Leander ISD Home Access Center?

Please remember that you will no longer receive paper copies of your students report card for any grade level. You will need to be registered in the LISD home access center to view report cards, attendance, assessments results, discipline, etc. Please go here to register and/or get more information! You can also reach out to Amber Tatum, our amazing registrar, for information as well.
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Thank you board member James (Jim) MacKay! We appreciate all of your hard work on behalf of the students of Leander ISD.

Each year we recognize one of our outstanding board members and let them know how much they are appreciated. Being a member of the school board is a huge responsibility and vital to the success of our district. They work hard each day to make wise decisions that focus on students and student learning. Thank you Mr. MacKay for all of your efforts and dedication. It is recognized and greatly appreciated!

NO SCHOOL- Monday, January 20th

Staff and student holiday in observance of MLK, Jr. Day

A reminder from our crossing guards...

Please do not park within 20 feet of our crosswalks. It makes it difficult for our crossing guards to see appropriately. Also, please slow down in school zones and be hands free with devices. Leander PD patrols our campus regularly. Safety first!
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Communication at PHE

Just as a reminder...

We work each year to improve on our systems and procedures to communicate with our families. We have so many ways to connect with you and want to share the most up-to-date information as soon as possible. Below are ways that we will continue to communicate daily/weekly/monthly:

  • Phone Calls/Messages (from teachers and/or administrators)
  • Weekly Updates (from your classroom teacher)
  • Monthly Updates (from the principal)
  • News from the Hill (front office email each Sunday)
  • Twitter (follow us @PHEHuskies and @hrobbinsPHE; use the hashtag #get2PHE)
  • Facebook (Plesant Hill Elementary -Leander ISD)
  • School Website (
  • Teacher Website (accessible through PHE website)
  • District Website (
  • Wednesday Folders (come home in backpacks each week)
  • Emails (sent via Insider when needed)
  • Teacher Remind 101 accounts (see teacher)
  • Classroom Apps (teacher initiated- Bloomz or Google; Classroom Dojo is NOT allowed)
  • Husky Huddle (every Friday at 7:45 AM in the gym; all are welcome to attend)

Please let us know if you are having difficulty with any of the above-listed modes of communication. We want to make sure you have access and the information needed for your Husky! Please note that the phone numbers/emails on file with us will be used when necessary to communicate. Please update in the front office as needed.