Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . Nov. 25 - 27: No School . . . . . .
Sandra Haight



Wish lists

Earthquake Safety

NCLB Complaint Resolution Procedure

A note from the principal...


Please continue to dress your child appropriately for our changing weather.  In order to benefit from exercise and fresh air, we will continue to have outside recesses unless there is precipitation or temperatures fall to 15 degrees.  Once we transition from air conditioning to the heating system in our building, we can’t access ac, so consider dressing your child in layers if the weather is fairly warm.

Remember, school starts at 8:30 and dismisses at 3:35.  Students arriving after 8:30 a.m. or leaving before 3:35 p.m. are counted absent for part of the day, regardless of the reasons.  Students that arrive after 8:40 will wait by office until Rooster Reading time ends at 9:05 in order to protect that instructional time.

Please note that the Primary School playgrounds are closed to the public Monday-Friday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. due to childcare and students’ use.  This also means that visitors to the school are restricted from visiting playgrounds unless under the specific invitation and supervision of a staff member.

THANK YOU for attending parent/teacher conferences the week of Oct. 26.  Please take time to complete the online survey that will be emailed by the district after conferences.

Fall Harvest Competition, sponsored by the Pleasant Hill Bank, will be from Nov. 2-6.  All schools in the district will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items for our Local Food Pantry.  The school with the most food items donated will win a $500 prize donation from the bank to the local charity/organization of choice.  Let’s help our community in need this season.

Please keep collecting Box Tops for Education!  General Mills Box Tops are found on lots of products and are easy to cut out.  Send in with your child, or drop off at the PS office.  Our most recent purchases with Box Tops have been Lego playsets for Character Education in Guidance classes and additional iPads for checkout from our library.  Every little Box Top helps!

Our art department collects Campbells Labels, which are found on more than just soup cans!  These labels are redeemed for special art supplies.  Please drop in our soup “can” in the front hall, or bring to the PS office.

In addition, our art department is now recycling old markers of any brand.  Please bring to the PS office or the art room.

Sandra Haight


Upcoming dates

Nov. 25-27: No School, Thanksgiving break
Dec. 18: End of Second Qtr / First Semester
Dec. 21 - Jan. 1: No School, Winter / Christmas break
Jan. 4: No School, Professional Development / teacher workday
Jan. 5: 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

Bulletin Board Flyers

Labels for Education

PTO Trash Bags

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

Rooster Reading Time has started!  The Primary School established Rooster Reading Time for K-2 students in order to better meet our goal of all children reading on grade-level.
From 8:40-9:05, Monday-Thursday, students will receive targeted whole and small group instruction based on specific skill mastery in the content areas of letters, phonemic awareness,
phonics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, fluency, and listening.  Almost all PS staff participates in order to accommodate as many reading groups as possible at each grade level.
Teachers have prepared lessons and engaging activities, using Discovery Education and other screening results to place students where they will receive instruction targeted to their needs.
Teachers will continue to review test data and plan together throughout the school year to make sure we are staying on target, and students may be moved flexibly among groups as skills
 are mastered.  While we always want our students to enjoy learning, Rooster Reading Time is a seriously focused program, intended to develop, promote, and enhance our students'
literacy strategies and achievements.  Students that arrive late to school, between 8:40-9:05, will have to wait in the front hall, in order to protect this short instructional time.



The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has updated the No Child Left Behind Complaint Procedures for Federal Programs.  The Pleasant Hill R-III School District
uses federal funds at the Primary School for our Title I preschool and reading programs.  The newly revised complaint procedures are available in printed form at the PS office and
available online at:

Read about earthquake preparedness on the FEMA website,, and play a fun online game, Beat the Quake, at



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The Pleasant Hill R-III School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Assistant Superintendent, 318 Cedar Street, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080, 816-540-3161.

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