Primary-Pride, Pride!

November 2022

Pleasanton Primary Mission Statement

The Primary family is devoted to educating and inspiring all students academically, socially, and emotionally by giving our love and instilling integrity. We will model the importance of family, faith, and wisdom with our leaders of tomorrow.

Pleasanton Primary Vision Statement

The vision of Pleasanton Primary School is to equip and empower a community of lifelong learners with the foundation to lead and succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Grade Level Student Goals for November

Special Education

Language Arts-Students will be able to follow a visual calendar and identify 4-10 uppercase and lowercase letters.

Math-Students will be able to identify 3 numbers and count to 6.


Language Arts- Students will be able to identify 10-15 uppercase and lowercase letters and produce 8-10 sounds.

Math- Students will be able to identify 5 numbers, count 4 sets 0-10 and be able to count to 10.


Language Arts-Students will be able to identify at least 16 high frequency words.

Math-Students will be able to identify and write numbers 0-15 and count to 50 by 1's.

First Grade

Language Arts-Students will be able to write words with digraphs (thin, ship) and words with r-controlled vowels (star, corn).

Math-Students will be able to represent numbers with math tools (example: cubes).

Fantastic Fridays

When your child attends school Monday through Thursday with no absences, he/she earns a privilege on the Friday of that particular week. We refer to this as Fantastic Fridays (FF) on the monthly calendar.

November 4-Wear a Hat Day

November 11-Crazy Hair Day

November 18-Attendance Sticker

Important Dates to Remember

November 4th-Perfect Attendance Drawing

November 11th- Special Education Field Trip

November 15th-Fall Picture Retakes

November 17th-1st Grade Family Night

November 18th-Grade Level Thanksgiving Feast


2022-2023 Lunch and Learn

Log in from any desktop or mobile device and join us for Lunch and Learning. This fast-paced, virtual training features 15 to 20 minutes of very useful nuggets of information you can implement right away. Stick around for 10 minutes of Q&A…or just be on your way! All virtual trainings will be held online at 12:15 p.m.

NOVEMBER 14, 2022

Accepting, Grieving, an Adapting to Life

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child. When your child has a disability or special health care needs, some of your dreams might look different than what you thought. Join us to discuss the stages of grief that are a natural part of parenting a child with a disability. Please RSVP for this event by November 9th to reserve your seat, 830-569-1355, ext. 3029 or

Counseling Corner With Mrs. Andrada

Early Childhood and Bullying

Early childhood often marks the first opportunity for young children to interact with each other. Between the ages of 3 and 5, kids are learning how to get along with each other, cooperate, share, and understand their feelings. Young children may be aggressive and act out when they are angry or don't get what they want, but this is not bullying. Still, there are ways to help children.

Helping Young Children Get Along with Others

Parents, school staff, and other adults can help young children develop skills for getting along with others in age-appropriate ways.

  • Model positive ways for young children to make friends. For example, practice pleasant ways that children can ask to join others in play and take turns in games. Coach older children to help reinforce these behaviors as well. Praise children for appropriate behavior. Help young children understand what behaviors are friendly.
  • Help young children learn the consequences of certain actions in terms they can understand. For example, say "if you don't share, other children may not want to play with you." Encourage young children to tell an adult if they are treated in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable, upset or unhappy, or if they witness other children being harmed.
  • Set clear rules for behavior and monitor children's interactions carefully. Step in quickly to stop aggressive behavior or redirect it before it occurs.
  • Use age-appropriate consequences for aggressive behavior. Young children should be encouraged to say "I'm sorry" whenever they hurt a peer, even accidentally. The apology should also be paired with an action. For example, young children could help rebuild a knocked over block structure or replace a torn paper or crayons with new ones.

Peer Conflict

It is not bullying when two kids with no perceived power imbalance fight, have an argument, or disagree. Conflict resolution or peer mediation may be appropriate for these situations.

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Need more counseling information? Please visit our Guidance & Counseling Page under the Academics tab on Primary website for more information about 7 Mindsets and more. Student Services – Counseling Corner – Pleasanton Primary School (

Family Engagement

Did you know P.I.S.D. offers monthly family engagement events covering different topics such as social media safety, parenting support and much more? Help us plan our next event by taking our short survey at the link below.

Students of the Month

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Look at our Students Shine!

Perfect Attendance for Quarter 1

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Perfect Attendance Drawing Winners

Every six weeks, a drawing is held for perfect attendance. Students from every grade level are randomly drawn and win a prize. Remember, when you miss school, you miss out! Enjoy the picture of our winners below.
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Positive Words for a PISD Staff Member

Click here and share your positive thoughts on one of Pleasanton Primary staff members.

Amazing Primary Team!

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We are the Eagles!

The soaring, soaring Eagles!

From Pleasanton Primary School!

We are Safe,

We are Obedient,

We are Accountable,

We are Respectful!

S-O-A-R --S-O-A-R-- S-O-A-R --SOAR!