THE PATRIOT POST

Newsletter for PHES Students and Families

March 21, 2022

It's Exhibition Time!


What is Exhibition?


Exhibition is the culminating project done by students as they complete the Primary Years Program (elementary grades) through an IB school. The exhibition is a chance for our 5th grade students to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities they have acquired over the years by investigating an interest and acting on what they learn. It is more than a report on a topic. It involves making connections to the IB Learner Profiles, Key Concepts, Skills, and Attitudes that have been taught to the students over the years at Providence Hall.


A key requirement of exhibition is that the students take action. We want them to see themselves as part of a community, nation, and world and understand that they each have a responsibility to act in those spheres. The students will ask themselves, "What action can I take through my interests that can address a problem I see in the world?" The answer to this question will be evident in their exhibition.

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Mentor's Needed



Each group of students will need a mentor to meet with on a regular basis, at least once a week in the beginning. A mentor can help the students set and meet goals by asking questions, suggesting resources, helping to interpret difficult information and facilitating interviews or telephone calls. It is critically important that a mentor does not do the work a student can do or answer questions that the students must research. A mentor will only guide students on their journey. As such, a mentor does not need to know anything about the student's chosen topic. A mentor will use his or her experience to encourage students through the process. It is still important that the students maintain ownership of their exhibition, making the decisions and doing the work.

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Thank you for your help and guidance!

Enrollment Updates!

Told us your student wasn’t returning to attend PH for 22-23, but your plans have changed and now you want your student to return to PH instead?


Told us your student was returning to attend PH for 22-23, but your plans have changed and now your student will not be returning to PH?


If either of these apply to you anytime between now and the 22-23 school year starting, then you need to inform us of the change of enrollment plans by completing the proper form below.

Did your 22-23 enrollment plans change for a current PH student who will be in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade for the 22-23 school year? Click here to complete the Elementary Enrollment Intent Google Form to let us know of the change of plans.

Did your 22-23 enrollment plans change for a current PH student who will be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade for the 22-23 school year? Click here to complete the Junior High Enrollment Intent Google Form to let us know of the change of plans.

Did your 22-23 enrollment plans change for a current PH student who will be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade for the 22-23 school year? Click here to complete the High School Enrollment Intent Google Form to let us know of the change of plans.

Upcoming Events đź—“

March 21 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Development Day)


March 31 - PHES STEM Night 5:30-7:00pm


April 1 - FOCUS Friday


April 6 - TA and Paraeducator Appreciation Day


April 7 - 5th Grade PYP Exhibition


April 8 - Fantabulous Friday (Dress Down Day)


April 18-22 - SPRING BREAK 🌴


May 13 - PH Spring Carnival 2-7pm


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

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Counselor Corner

Hello, Patriot Parents,


First of all, we'd like to give a huge shout out to Aubrey Martinez, Sharlie Bodell, Parker Heugly, Sharell Cook. They are our incredible TAs who teach social skills to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. They have put so much effort into all they do for the kids as both TAs as well as social skills teachers. This is what your kids will be learning this week:


K: Handling Being Knocked Down

1: Inviting to Join In

2: Playing Fairly on the Playground

3: Solving Peer-Exclusion Problems

4: Dealing with Peer Pressure

5: Dealing with Peer Pressure


Contact information:


Miss Kristen Leininger

kleininger@providencehall.com

Grades 1, 3, and 5


Mrs. Amanda Jenson

ajenson@providencehall.com

Grades K, 2, 4, and Special Success

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How to help improve your child's reading score...

Step 1: help your kid log into their PH Clever Portal and click on the "Lexia Core5" icon.
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Step 2: Give them a generous amount of screen time on Lexia.


Step 3: There is no step 3. It's that easy.


You may also ask your teacher or our school librarian about books at your child's reading level they might be interested in. There are also links to free online libraries on the Clever portal.

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What's for Lunch?

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IB Students of the Month for FEBRUARY (Kindergarten)

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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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Look who had a BIRTHDAY this past week...

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If you haven't been reading the PTO newsletter, what have you been waiting for?
The Providence Hall Website now has a page with direct links past newsletters for the year.