Newsletter for PHES Students and Families

August 29, 2022

New Fire Drill Evacuation Route

Hey Parents,

We are preparing for our first fire drill of the school year. Until our construction project is complete and we have adequate space in the back of the school we are walking with students to the church parking lot at 4617 Patriot Ridge for evacuation (see map below).

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If you have any questions about the evacuation route or procedures please email Principal Fry at

Carpool Best Practices

Hey Families,

Please remember the following to help make carpool as smooth and safe as possible:

AM Drop-off

- we open the gate to let students in at 7:15 am. We ask that you do not leave students at the gate unattended before then, as there will not be anyone there to supervise them before 7:15.

- the crosswalk from Lane 2 is manned from 7:30 to approx 7:55am. If you are dropping your student off before 7:30 or after 7:55 we recommend you use Lane 1.


- please help us model safe behavior by only using sidewalks and crosswalks when walking to and from school.

- please do not block crosswalks with your car.

- please be alert and attentive and pull forward when you can so that you do not hold up traffic

- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE drive slowly and carefully and be super defensive. We have 890 beautiful, precious children and I can't stand the thought of losing any of them and I know you can't either. Thank you so much. If you witness any driver acting unsafely please contact me or Officer Ron Rice at

When are Dress Down Days?

Remember that while the JH and HS might have regularly scheduled dress down days, the Elementary School has them on special occasions only. Those include assembly days but may also include other days, which will be announced in advance (you will usually get a message in Skyward or see something on social media or in the newsletter).

Of course, teachers can use dress down for their own class as incentive, and the teachers will communicate that with their students and families directly.

For more information about dress code download this informational sheet (below).

Upcoming Events 🗓

Aug 24 - Sept 14 - Acadience Beginning of Year testing

Sept 5 - No School (Labor Day)

Sept 12-15 - Parent Teacher Conferences + Book Fair 📚

Sept 20 - Picture Day

Sept 23 - Assembly Friday (Grades K-2) - Whole School Dress Down Day

Sept 30 - Assembly Friday (Grades 3-5) - Whole School Dress Down Day

Oct 7 - 1st Focus Friday 🔎 - Students stay home

Oct 21 - Rock your School Day 🎸

Oct 24-28 - Fall Break (No School) 🍁

Oct 31 - Halloween Parade, 9-10:30am 👻

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

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Get your PH Swag On!

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What's for Lunch?

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PHES Basketball Update 🏀

Thank you parents, we have had a great response to the after-school Basketball clinic. We will have K-1st together on Monday’s from 3:30-4:30, on Tuesday’s we will have 2nd-3rd from 3:30-4:30, and on Wednesday’s we will have 4th-5th from 3:30-4:30. Times and days may change depending on the amount of students we get signed up (if you haven't yet signed up use the PHES Basketball Clinic LINK or QR code below).

Fee: $75 includes T-shirt

Dates are subject to change

Kinder-1st Grade - October-3,10,17 November 3,7,14,28

2nd-3rd Grade -October 4,11,18 November 1,8,15,29

4th-5th Grade - October 5,12,19, November 2,9,16,30

*October 31st will change to Thursday November 3rd. No Basketball week of October 24th and November 21st)
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There will also be opportunities for competitive play, but that is NOT required. If you are interested in competitive play please sign up for Bantam if you are interested in 3rd-5th grade boys and 4th-5th grade girls using this LINK or the QR code below). If we get enough for a team, we will hold a parent meeting to explain in more detail. There will be fees due to the League.
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Choir Updates 🎼

Hey parents, thank you for you signing your child up for Choir. Mrs. Wilson will return as our director (woohooooo) but we are looking for a pianist:
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We are looking to start in mid-September and we will reach out to those of you who have signed up with more information.

If your 3-5th grader is interested in singing in our choir this year and you have not yet signed up, please complete this brief survey.

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Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the

one you can influence the most.

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair® and experience a celebration of reading that

provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to

read every day so they can lead better lives.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved

while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct

involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see

you there!

Book Fair Dates: September 12th-15th

Shopping Hours: Mon-Wed 3-5pm, Thursday 1:30-8pm

If you are interested in volunteering please email Principal Fry at

New State Law Takes Effect

Hey Parents of girls in grades 1-5, starting this school per a new state law, all girls bathrooms (Kinder restrooms excluded) will have machines stocked with feminine hygiene products. We have already had a few girls ask us what they are for. My answer is usually something like "those machines have something some girls need but you may not need. You might ask your mom for more information about that". I won't delve any deeper into that topic but remember that we offer free maturation information for 5th grade girls at an evening assembly in the spring (there is a separate maturation meeting for boys as well).
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Order your 2022-23 Library Fundraiser T-Shirts Now!

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Providence Hall Charter School has a new LEA Newsletter!

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Learn about Title 1 Funding and How to Participate in Review Committee

The Providence Hall Website now has a page with direct links past newsletters for the year.
If you haven't been reading the PTO newsletter, what have you been waiting for?
Parents, we believe assessing your child is a critical component of measuring their growth. However, per State Law if you wish to opt your child out of testing click here