The Panther Post

November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

We Are Thankful

At this particular time of the year, we spend a great deal of time reflecting on the blessings we have been given in our lives. As educators, we are thankful to have the opportunity to provide a quality education to students, as well as build positive relationships with students and their families. Please take time this month to reflect with your child(ren) and share what you are thankful for.

During the month of November, we also take time to volunteer and give back to those that are less fortunate. One of the ways we are doing this here at Pleasant Hill School is through our canned food drive. The members of the PHS Student Council will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items November 3-17. Please consider donating to help families in need.

If you or another family you know is in need, The Salvation Army will be giving out coats for kids, as well as Christmas gifts. The dates for Christmas gifts will be November 6-9 and December 4-8. November 10 will be the coats for kids pickup. All of these pickup dates will be at the Salvation Army Peoria Citadel, which is located at:

2903 W Nebraska Ave, Peoria, IL 61604

Phone: (309) 682-8886


  • We encourage all of you to come out and join us in cheering on the boys basketball team this month. As a reminder, if you attend basketball games as a spectator, it is extremely important that you are courteous and respectful. We ask that all spectators remain silent during free throw shots, allowing players the ability to focus on their shot. Often times, referees do not make the right call, or the call we perceive is the right one. They are doing the best they can and need to be respected.
  • Now that the first quarter is over, students are no longer allowed to wear shorts. Please remember that as the weather continues to change, students need to bundle up, as they will go outside for recess everyday if the wind chill is 20 degrees or above.
  • We have a large box full of lost and found items. We put these items out in the gym before morning announcements a couple days a week for children to see the items and hopefully claim them. If you know your child is missing an item, please be sure to stop by and take a look at the lost and found box. We want to make sure all these items find their homes.
  • We are always in need of volunteers at Pleasant Hill. If you are interested in volunteering and helping out the PHS Parents Club, please send an email to and let one of the members know.
  • An order form for spirit wear was handed out during conferences. If you are interested in ordering items, please be sure you turn in the order form and money to the office. The deadline for orders is November 15.
  • THANKS so much to all the parents who came out for student led conferences. Students were thrilled to be able to share their progress with you. We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to invest in your child's education. If you have not yet met with your child's teacher, please be sure to send the teacher a quick email or call the school to set up a conference time. Our goal is to meet with 100% of families.

Congratulations to Our Star Students of the Month Drew Massey & Talia Fuller

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Mark Your Calendars

  • November 2-PICTURE RETAKE DAY-5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball Game @ St. Peter's Lutheran Church in East Peoria 5:00
  • November 3-Popcorn Friday 25 cents per bag with a 4 bag limit-Sock Hop PK-4th Grade 6:00-7:30 $5 Admission
  • November 3-17-Canned Food Drive-Please send in canned foods with your child
  • November 6-21-Friend-grams for sale $2 each
  • November 7-Parents Club Meeting 6:00-Boys Basketball Game @ Peoria Heights Grade School 4:30
  • November 8-Boys Basketball Game @ PHS VS. Georgetowne 4:30
  • November 10-Pizza Friday $2 a slice
  • November 13-Boys Basketball Game @ PHS VS. Riverview 4:30
  • November 14-Boys Basketball Game @ Hollis 5:00
  • November 15-Board Member Appreciation Day-Breakfast 7:30-Special Recognition 8:00
  • November 16-Boys Basketball Game @ Peoria Academy 5:00
  • November 20- Spirit Wear Day-Boys Basketball Game @ PHS VS. Pleasant Valley 4:30
  • November 21-Spirit Wear Day-Boys Basketball Game @ Concordia 5:00-Board Meeting 6:00
  • November 22-26-No School-Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27-Boys Basketball Game @ Bartonville 5:00
  • November 28-Toby Tire Assembly
  • November 29-Boys Basketball Game @ PHS VS. South Pekin 4:30
  • November 30-5/6th Grade Boys Basketball Game @ PHS VS. Good Shepherd 4:30