THE PATRIOT POST

Newsletter for PHES Students and Families

January 17, 2022
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Virtual Learning Week

Providence Hall Elementary Families,


How are we feeling about a week of virtual learning? Excited? Yeah probably not. Didn't think this bad dream would last two years, did you? Ok, five days of online learning isn't quite a nightmare but none of us believe this is the best way to teach children. I am thankful both the USBE and our school board only approved this through Friday only. We're beyond excited to see our students back in person on January 24th.

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In the meantime, let me sing the praises of our teachers, who have spent Friday and much of the weekend preparing their Google Classrooms for the next four days of virtual learning. They can pivot like Naomi Osaka on the hardcourt, ready for whatever flies at them.


Let us hope for a return next week, fully staffed, healthy and ready to keep growing.


We got this, Patriots!

Providence Hall Jr Dance Team SMASHES it at the Girls Basketball game

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Help Others do Well

Providence Hall is partnering with Africompassion, USA to help raise money to drill a well for the people of Kogaja, Tanzania.
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You can contribute via this Go Fund Me page.


Thank you for changing the lives of a the people of Kogaja, forever.

TELL A FRIEND!

If you have friends or family interested in bringing children to Providence Hall, please let them know that NOW is the time to enroll.


Enrollment form and information can be found at providencehall.com/enrollment/

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Note: Families of current students do NOT need to complete open enrollment. Families of currently enrolled students will please complete this "Intent to Return FORM" to confirm your child's enrollment for the 2022-23 school year.
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While details are forthcoming, we plan to have practice after school, twice weekly.


Click HERE to take the PHES Band Interest Survey.

Upcoming Events 🗓


January 25th - Choir Starts


January 28th - MAKE UP dress down day for all students with a PACT Bracelet


February 4 - Focus Friday


February 7 - Salt Lake County Mask Mandate Expires


April 18-22 - SPRING BREAK 🌴


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

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Click HERE to complete the permission slip for your child to participate in Choir.

Counselor Corner

Hello, PHES Parents!

Here is what we will be learning in social skills this week:


Grades K-2:

Watch the following video to learn more about what mindfulness is, why it is important, and how it can help calm our bodies/minds. Practice the skills that you learn, and then use them when you are feeling mad, sad, or worried!


Grades 3-5:

Choose two or three of these activities to do to help you feel calmer and happier:

-Find a comfortable place to sit, close your eyes, and do this Mind Yeti exercise

-Do some Harry Potter yoga!

-Practice belly breathing.

-Do 2 acts of service for your parents or siblings

-Watch some of these satisfying videos and focus on breathing deeply as you do.


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

Free, Online Workshop for Parents

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What's for Lunch?

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You can pick up lunches for your children each day at noon each day this week at the High School campus.
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Link to PHES Amazon Wishlist
The Providence Hall Website now has a page with direct links past newsletters for the year.