1204 E 163rd Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 816-540-3156
987-9203 (attendance line)
A note from the principal....
It comes up faster than you remember as a kid: summer vacation. Seems the older you get, the shorter the school year gets. (Remember when summer didn’t come quickly enough?)
So now that you’re staring at the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,” what now? Many kids would like nothing more than a TV or video games and a full refrigerator. But you know that they need more stimulation than that.
Did you know the average student loses about one month's worth of learning in math, spelling and reading over the summer? Parents can help prevent this loss and save hours of back-to-school review.
Here are some other ideas for you and your children to have a fun, stimulating summer.
- Read-- set aside time each day for reading. Visit the library often. PHIS has a summer reading challenge---
Read S’more books this summer! There are two ways to participate in this reading challenge. Choose one option below to complete. Return your log to the librarian by 8/22 to be allowed to come to the camping-themed S’mores reward party.
Option 1: Read for 30 minutes or more 6 days a week over the course of summer break. Have your parent initial on the reading log to verify that you completed this.
Option 2: Select 40 or more activities on the summer reading calendar provided. Have your parent initial off on the calendar days you complete. This is a GREAT option for those of you who like to create things from what you read…or just want to try something different. If you choose this option, you will need a notebook to serve as your summer reading journal. You will record your activities in this notebook. Decorate it to make it extra amazing!
The log is also attached at phislmc.weebly.com/reading-challenges if you need to print a new one.
- Art Projects. Save up loose change and head to the craft store to find an inexpensive project to do together.
- Word games. Grocery stores and discount stores have inexpensive puzzle books with crosswords and word search puzzles. Sit down together and solve a puzzle!
- Plan a vacation together. Visit the library or go online together to find out all you can about the place you plan to visit this summer. Read maps and guidebooks. List the places you want to see along the way. Plan a budget for the trip as well. A fifth- or sixth-grade child can even help calculate gas mileage every time you fill the tank!
- Make a scrapbook of photos and mementos of your summer trip. Have your child write captions below each item.
- Write a family newsletter and produce it on the computer.
- Make cookies together. Have your child read the directions to you. Let him measure the ingredients. For a challenge, double the recipe and have him figure out the new measurements.
- Make a list of regular summer jobs. Doing household chores provide important life skills and teach responsibility.
- Plant a garden. If you don’t have much room, plant a couple of flowers in pots. Give your child some responsibility for these growing plants, like watering and weeding.
- Have your child save up loose change and decide whether to get a hamster or goldfish or other pet. Have your children write up an agreement about taking care of the animal, cleaning its cage or tank, feeding, etc.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FALL:
Enrollment/Proof of Residency Night:
Enrollment/Proof of Residency Night will take place July 26th (A-K) and 27th (L-Z) from 1-7pm at the high school. This is an opportunity to complete all back-to-school business at one time and in one place. During that time you will prove residency, pick up your child’s schedule, pay for the student handbook/planner ($5) and much more. You will receive emails from the District about on-line registration. We will not send a packet to your home address that contains forms and letters—please look for the email which will direct you to completing all forms on-line. If for some reason you miss Enrollment/Proof of Residency Night, you must go to Central Office at 318 Cedar to prove residency. Once you have proven residency, please stop by the Intermediate school during normal business hours to pick up your child’s schedule and take care of any necessary purchases. We ask that these items be taken care of prior to Open House/Meet the Teacher Night.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer; we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Chandra Arbuckle, Principal
Office Hours: 7:00am - 4:00pm
|Am Drop off
Enrollment / Residency
July 26: Last Name: A-K , 1:00-7:00 p.m.
July 27: Last Name: L-Z , 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Any family not able to attend on July 26 or July 27 will need to come to Central Office, located at 318 Cedar Street, beginning July 31 to begin the residency/enrollment process, followed with a visit to each building your children attend to complete the process.
Aug. 9: Open House / Meet the Teacher Night from 5:00 to 7:00pm. All students should bring class schedules with locker number and combinations listed. Parent and students are invited to locate classes, meet teachers and put supplies in lockers.
Aug. 15: First day of school
At the Intermediate School: Parents should enter on the East side of the Intermediate School. Students may be dropped off at 7:55am and picked up at 3:27pm. Students who plan to eat breakfast will need to report to the cafeteria and all others should report to the gym.
Aug. 21: School photos by Pearce Photography
17-18 School Supply Lists
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Ronald McDonald House
For detailed locations & times, please visit online Intermediate School calendar below
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The mission of PHIS is to provide a comprehensive system of support to develop 21st century life-long learners who master objectives through displaying character traits and work ethic necessary to collaborate, create and communicate in and beyond the classroom.
At PHIS we believe we can and will reach our potential.
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