The Panther Post

October 2020 Monthly Newsletter

2020 Bartonville-Pleasant Hill Boys Baseball Team

Congratulations to the Bartonville/Pleasant Hill Co-Op Baseball team on a successful season. They made it all the way to the second round of regionals with their hard work. Thanks to Coach VanEtten for helping the boys build their skills throughout the season.

Dominick Hougland (8th Grade) & Jaxson Robinson (5th Grade)

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2020 Norwood-Pleasant Hill Softball Team

Congratulations to our co-op softball team on a successful season during their second year as a team. Our very own Mya Polston (8th Grade) was again a shining star with her pitching skills. Gizzelle Aguilar-Nunez (8th Grade) joined the team this year and showed off her athletic ability in a variety pf positions. We are so proud of you Mya & Gigi!
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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is unfair and one-sided treatment of a peer that happens when they are being continuously hurt, frightened, threatened or being left out on purpose. In an effort to prevent bullying, schools, as well as other agencies such as The Center for Prevention of Abuse, are uniting communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.


I know often times, students have difficulty determining the difference between actual bullying and conflict. The Center for Prevention of Abuse uses the acronym HOUR to help distinguish bullying from tattling and conflict. HOUR refers to the four defining factors of bullying. The defining factors are questions we ask to make our determination. First, is it hurtful? Second, is it one-sided? Third, is it unfair? Lastly, is it repeated? We encourage you to always keep an open dialogue between your children, reviewing the four defining factors of situations to determine if bullying is occurring, and then discuss how bullying can be handled if it is indeed happening.


In an effort to come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion...we ask that all students wear ORANGE on Wednesday, October 21st for UNITY DAY. To learn more about unity day, please visit the following website, https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp

If you would like more information on bullying prevention, please visit the following site http://www.centerforpreventionofabuse.org/

Kid Superintendent (Updated Video)

Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences

Once again, we will be hosting student led parent teacher conferences October 14 & 15, from 4:00-7:00 PM. One big difference with conferences this year is that they will be held VIRTUALLY! This is in an effort to keep all families and staff members safe and healthy as we continue to navigate through the COVID crisis. Students are so excited to share with their families what they have been learning about and how they are progressing with their SMART goals they set at the beginning of the school year. This year, we will continue utilizing the online sign up system for conferences called sign up genius or class tag. Please sign up for your child's conference as soon as possible. If you have any issues with the online sign up process, don't hesitate to call the office and Mr. Pollitt or Mrs. Weaver will be happy to assist you.

Reminders

  • If you haven't yet liked Pleasant Hill Elementary School on Facebook and Twitter, please be sure to do so. This is a great way for you to stay connected and see what is taking place in your child's classroom.
  • Please remember the importance of the self-certification process for your children daily. We need parents/guardians to take their children's temperatures and do symptom checks each and every day to ensure they are able to come to school symptom free. Be sure to put your child's lanyard on them with their self-certification badge on, along with a sticker that has been initialed and dated by you.
  • Yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year have arrived from Lifetouch. If you ordered one and have not yet received it for your child, please reach out to Mrs. Dimmitt by email at sdimmitt@phill69.com or give her a call at 637-6829.

Notes from the Nurse

If your student is new to Pleasant Hill, please remember that you only have 30 days to get all of their Health records into the office. This includes physical exam, immunization records, dental exam and eye exam.


It's time to FALL into Healthy Sleep Habits! Please make sure your student is getting plenty of sleep! Sleep is the key to staying healthy and being able to learn.

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COVID-19 Updates

If your student gets sick at school with any of the following symptoms, they will be sent home:

Fever of 100.4 or higher, new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches.


Per IDPH (IL Dept of Public Health), all siblings or members of the sick student's household MUST be sent home and evaluated also.


Your student may return to school when you have one of the following:

1. Doctors note stating a diagnosis other than COVID-19

2. A printed negative COVID-19 test (it may also be emailed to me) AND all symptoms are improving and your student is not under quarantine for being in contact with a positive person with COVID-19.


COVID-19 TESTING


IF your student needs COVID testing, it is highly recommend you use the Civic Center testing site. Here is information on getting your test results quickly.


Civic Center testing

(201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602) Those who are tested at this facility will receive test results by phone. You will need a physical copy of the test result to present to school. You can call 469-498-0222 to request a copy. Requesting that test results are emailed or faxed to the school should decrease the time for paperwork to arrive. email: nurse@phill69.com Pleasant Hill Fax #(309-637-8612)


Thank you for your help and understanding during this difficult time. As always, please feel to reach out to me with any questions! 309-637-6829 or nurse@phill69.com


~Mrs. K. Naugle, BSN, RN, NCSN

Pleasant Hill School Nurse

Halloween Information

Due to the ongoing pandemic, current restrictions in the state of Illinois, and in an effort to keep staff, students, and families safe and healthy, Pleasant Hill has made the decision to refrain from engaging in Halloween festivities this year. Instead of dressing up in costumes this year, we are asking all staff and students to participate in a SPIRIT DAY on Friday, October 30 and wear HALLOWEEN COLORS. Students will be participating in a fun Halloween game/activity in their classrooms to celebrate the holiday.

Mark Your Calendars

  • October 9-End of First Quarter-Spirit Day Wear Camouflage!
  • October 12-NO SCHOOL-COLUMBUS DAY!
  • October 13-Remote Learners Return for Second Quarter-First Day of Second Quarter
  • October 14-Virtual Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00
  • October 15-Virtual Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:00
  • October 16-NO SCHOOL!
  • October 20-Board of Education Meeting 6:00
  • October 21-Wear ORANGE for UNITY DAY
  • October 30-Spirit Day-Wear Halloween Colors-Early Dismissal @ 11:30