Pleasant Hill Weekly Update

June 11, 2021

Message from Mrs. Steele

Dear Pleasant Hill Families,

On behalf of the entire staff of Pleasant Hill school, thank you to our PH families for working so closely together with us during a year none of us will ever forget! We are so incredibly proud of your kids. They are bright, funny, kind, thoughtful, they work really hard and most of all, your children are RESILIENT. This year definitely had it's challenges, but through it all, we lifted each other up, took care of each other and pitched in time and time again to make sure our entire school stayed healthy, safe and learning. We are celebrating the successes and silver linings along with our families because we could never have pulled off this year without your support and partnership. Pleasant Hill families ROCK!

One day far in the future, when you and your children talk about how there was one year when they had to go to school in masks, stay 6 ft apart from their friends, learn through this thing called Google Meets, take pictures of their work and give it to their teacher virtually... how there were some days we all took turns crying, they kept their backpacks in laundry baskets by their table and ate lunch at their desk but how we also learned how to smile with our eyes. In that conversation maybe your heart fills up with fondness because the real story you want them to hear, is that they went to this little school where everyone took great care of them when there was so much uncertainty in the world. Even though there were a lot of hard things, you knew that when they were at school, they were safe and they were loved.

And if we're truly being honest with ourselves, that's really all that has ever mattered.

Cheers to summer vacation! We hope you enjoy our video gift to you!

Jesseca Steele

PH Principal

Our Gift to You...

PH Together we can
Second grade final

Friday, June 18th Dismissal is at 11:45AM

2nd Grade Parade

Please let the office and your teacher know if you are taking your student home after the 2nd grade parades.

If your 2nd grader's last day is Tuesday, June 15th please join us from 2:15PM-2:45PM.

If your 2nd grader's last day is Wednesday, June 16th, please join us from 10:30AM-11:00AM. This parade also includes any Cohort C families.

If your 2nd grader's last day is Thursday, June 17th OR Friday, June 18th, please join us on Thursday, June 17th from 2:15PM-2:45PM.

Chromebook Return

When returning chromebooks next week, please make sure all components are returned: the device, the case, the charger AND headphones if they are still working. If your student is not planning to be present every day we have them scheduled, please let us know ASAP so we can coordinate chromebook collection with you.

COHORT C (Fully Remote) students will return Chromebooks on Friday, June 18th.

Last names A-L should come between 9:00-9:30AM.

Last names M-Z should come between 9:45AM-10:15AM

Cohort C teachers will share final week plans with families in upcoming communications.

Fall Reopening Taskforce Update

We had our final PH taskforce meeting this past Tuesday. Thank you to our parent volunteers- Liz Avantaggio, Winne Lee and Rob Heise for giving so much time to this effort. We talked through the pro's and con's of our proposed DRAFT schedule which was time well spent and will help us when we make some edits BECAUSE...

On Wednesday, June 9th, the Governor announced that there will be NO physical distancing requirements in the fall, even for eating! We will continue to work on tweaking the schedule and be ready for Fall. We are also considering how to use a group like this for collaboration on future PH projects and initiatives. It was really wonderful to have teachers and parents working together in this way.

Instructional Coaches Corner

Dear Families,

This summer your child(ren) will have access to Clever from a home device. Please see attached directions. Your child(ren)'s teacher will ask that kids keep their Clever Badges. These will be used similar to the way that they were used on their Chromebooks for school. The purpose is for your child to access iReady instruction as well as math and other learning apps and have fun. This is completely optional. (NOTE: You will find many resources here. Should you encounter technical difficulty there will not be support available over the summer due to the rollover of applications from school years and limited staffing.)

Thank You Primary PTA!

Throughout the year our PTA has been incredibly supportive of our staff and students and we want to thank them from the bottom of our heart! There have been monthly treats, donations to build our climbing wall, the addition of picnic tables to our campus and each 2nd grade student is receiving a beautiful book as they head off to 3rd grade. Our Primary PTA is AMAZING. Thank you to PH Mom Sarah Bailey, for volunteering as PTA president. We will miss you and your family!

Primary PTA Message

Amazon Smile

Amazon Prime days are coming June 21st and 22nd. You shop & Amazon gives back when you use the link and set up Scarborough Primary PTA as your non-profit organization.

Join PTA

Our last meeting for 2020-2021 school year will be Monday, June 14th at 7PM

We will vote on our budget and board members for 2021-2022.

Thank you for your support!

Any questions please email:

Thank you Mr. Jason for keeping our school SO beautiful!

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Goodbye and THANK YOU to Sue, Kelly and Cheryl...

We would like to extend our gratitude and well wishes to three staff members who are moving on from Pleasant Hill after this year. We are so thankful for your contributions to our PH community and will miss you!

Sue Remillard, K-2 Music teacher (RETIRING!!!!)

Kelly Statczar, Academic Support

Cherly Purvis, Food Services

Upcoming Dates

June 14-18- Chromebook Return

June 15th- Last in-person day for Cohort A, Field Day and 2nd grade parade

June 16th- Field Day Cohort C and 2nd grade parade

June 17th- Field Day Cohort B and 2nd grade parade

June 18th- Last in-person day for Cohort B (1/2 day)

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