Monthly Memo from the Principal

Mrs. Robbins- November 2022

What are you thankful for this season?

First of all, I love my job. I am very blessed to be working at Pleasant Hill. I have been here for seven years and time has just flown by. It’s more of a calling really.

I am also thankful for our amazing PHE staff. They have been through a ton of change and growth, but have persevered through everything we have thrown at them. They are loving, patient, and dedicated to our students and each other.

Also, I am appreciative of our students and community. You all have done so much to support our school this year. Thank you for your patience, kinds words, and treats thus far. They are appreciated!

If you have a PHE staff member that you would like to recognize or thank, please consider filling out one of these forms. We will be recognizing ONE staff member per week for Leader of the Pack: Staff Edition. Also, here is a copy of our staff FAVORITE THINGS page. With the holidays quickly approaching, you might want to know what your teacher's snack or food of choice may be! Please let us know how we can support your student or your family.

We are thankful for each and every one of you!

Heather Robbins




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Just a note that we will be serving our annual Thanksgiving lunch on Friday, November 4 during our scheduled lunch times (see below). Parents are welcome to join us. Please have your driver's license available to sing in at the front office.

Student meals are $2.90 and guests are $4.00 (cash or check only). No debit/credit cards are accepted on campus. Cards may be used at this site to make payments on your student's account.

The menu on Friday will include these main entrée options: turkey, BBQ chicken, grilled cheese, or salad with the sides of mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, gravy, cranberry sauce, and a roll. Dessert will be a pumpkin mousse. Yum!

Lunch Times:

PK/EC 10:40-11:10 AM

Kinder 10:30-11:00 AM

1st Grade 11:40-12:10 PM

2nd Grade 12:25-12:55 PM

3rd Grade 11:00-11:30 AM

4th Grade 11:30-12:00 PM

5th Grade 12:15-12:45 PM


Where's Mrs. Joanna?

She is currently "out of the office" for good!

Some of you may have heard, but we wanted to share some bittersweet news. Our amazing Mrs. Joanna is retiring after 18 years at PHE and 23 years in Leander ISD. A well-deserved retirement. She and her husband, David, recently sold their home of thirty years and are preparing to move. In an effort to get ready, she is taking some time off to pack and organize. We will be hosting a retirement party for her on Thursday, December 15 and you all will be welcome to join us! More information to come. While Mrs. Joanna is off campus, please remember to call the front office with any transportation changes or student needs. Thank you!

Looking for a way to give back to our community?

Please consider checking out the Leander ISD PTA Clothes Closet website and donate the gift of time! They are ALWAYS looking for volunteers and we have many families in our district that need this support. Please consider this one of the ways you can give back this season.


Confused about your student's goals? Want to know more about specific accommodations? Have questions about the ARD process? Not sure where to go with your concerns?

We are here to help and want to answer any questions you may have. We are better together! Feel free to reach out to any of the following for more support...

Beth Lee- Behavior Specialist, Team Leader-

Cynthia Rios- Structured Learning Environment/AU Specialist-

Molly Griffin- Licensed Specialist in School Psychology-

Laura Shimer- Pleasant Hill ARD/504 Facilitator-

Let us know how we can support your Husky!

PHE Veterans Day- Friday, November 11

To all of our veterans and active service members: we will be celebrating Veteran's Day on Friday, November 11th where you are welcome to join us for breakfast at 7:10 AM (see prices below) and a special Veteran's Day Husky Huddle in the gym at 7:30 AM. We will also be playing a very special slide show in our front foyer hallway.

If you know a veteran or active service member, please email us a picture (jpg) to be used in our slideshow. Send pictures to Laura Armour In order to be included in this year's slideshow, we will need all pictures emailed by Friday, November 4. If you have submitted a picture in the past, it will already be included. Please call if you have any questions! A HUGE thank you to our community who have served!

Student breakfast: $1.50

Guest breakfast: $2.50

PHE PTA Read-a-thon 2022!

Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting journey that starts Monday, November 7. We will get your children excited about reading!

We know you have limited time but want the best education for your child. That’s why we hope everyone will activate their reader's account as soon as possible. This is where you can record and view your reader's progress.

We encourage you to activate your reader’s account today by clicking on and following the simple instructions.

Please reach out to if you have ANY questions!

Thanks so much,

Pleasant Hill Elementary PTA