Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . Dec. 21 - Jan. 1: No School, Christmas / Winter break . . . . . . Jan. 2: No School, Teacher Workday / Prof. Dev . . . . . Jan. 3: School resumes . . . . . . . .

Sherry Helus


Art to Remember

Just the Facts

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Earthquake Safety

ESSA Complaint Procedures

A note from the principal...

In December, we’re getting ready for the holiday break, and all the wonderful activities that accompany this season.  We’re especially excited about the 2nd grade choir performance and art display, kindergarten grandparents’ visits, and the Scholastic Book Fair in the library.  Please refer to the school calendar or the district website for specific information about dates of events. The holiday break lasts from Thursday, December 21, 2017, through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  There will be no school  on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as this is a scheduled Teacher Workday/Professional Development day.    School will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Thank you for the wonderful response and donations to our Muffins and Mittens with Moms event and the Fall Harvest Competition.  PTO will host a Holiday Shop in the Primary School gym on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The shop enables children to purchase their own special holiday gifts for family and friends.  The students will be able to choose from a wide variety of moderately priced quality gifts.  The High School Fan Zone will also be here with Rooster and Chick apparel, sizes youth to 3Xl.  They will also have stocking stuffers, gloves, scarves, sweatshirts and much more.   Plus, new this year we will have vendors from LulaRoe, Thirty-One Gifts, LipSense, Monat, and Premier Designs Jewelry.  Our library Scholastic Book Fair will be open during the Holiday Shop times.   Bring your children to shop on their own for family gifts.

We have a lot of coats, hats, and gloves in our lost and found box.  If your child is missing a clothing item, please check the box in the front hallway.  Any items left after the holiday break will be donated to local organizations.


The kindergarten classes are welcoming grandparents during the month of December.
December 8th: Mrs. Ullah, 9:30–10:15 and Mrs. Roach, 1:40–2:30
December 14th:  Mrs. Ewing, 2:45–3:15
December 15th:   Mrs. Plasse and Mrs. Wenger, 1:00-1:30
December 19:    Mrs. Buchanan and Mrs. Duncan, 9:15-10:15, Mrs. Robinson, 2:45-3:15 

NOTE:  1ST & 2ND GRADE Grandparents' Day will be scheduled at a later date in the school year.



Sherry Helus, Principal


Upcoming dates

Dec. 20: End of Second Qtr. / First Semester
Dec. 21-Jan. 1: No School, Christmas / Winter Break
Jan. 2: No School, Teacher Workday / Professional Development
Jan. 3: School Resumes

For detailed locations & times, please visit online Primary School calendar below          

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

AM Drop Off
Classes begin
Parent pick up
Bus dismissal

Please note: all bus changes need to be made by noon on regular school days and 10 am on ½ days

Bulletin Board Flyers

Labels for Education

PTO Trash Bags

PTO trash bags will be available to purchase through the Primary school office all year. As always, they are $11 a roll and are available in 3 different sizes and colors! 



Please contact Durham Transportation Services at 540-4610 to request bus changes for your child.  All changes in bus numbers must be approved through the transportation office.  CALLS TO CHANGE STUDENTS’ DISMISSAL PROCEDURES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL OFFICE BY NOON EACH DAY.  Do not rely on emails and phone messages for important information such as changes in your child’s dismissal routine; messages often can’t be checked in a timely manner, and substitute teachers often don’t have access to technology passwords.





What Can I Show Them?
 Young readers need to be shown what to do after they “sound out” the words.  Many times after they try to sound it out, young readers will just go on to the next word.  All of the word work has made them forget what the sentence was about.  Here are some things that you can tell them to do to get the story back in their mind:
 “Go back and REREAD.”
“Does that make sense?  Try that again.”
“You said, (put in what the reader said).  Did that make sense?”
“Look for something in the picture that could help you.”
“Read it again and say the first sound (of the tricky word)>
Cover the word and ask, “What word would make sense?” 
If the reader says a word that doesn’t sound right, you can say to them:
“Does that sound right?”
“Try that again and think what word would sound right.”
All of these will get the reader to thinking about the story and help with the child’s comprehension of the story.  These also help the child to become more fluent.



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