Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . Feb. 24: 3 hour early dismissal, Prof. Dev . . . . . Mar. 8: End of Third Quarter . . . . . Mar. 16: 3 hour early dismissal, Prof. Dev . . . . . Mar. 17: No School . . . . . . . .
Sandra Haight

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A note from the principal...



MATH FACTS!  Please practice addition and subtraction facts at home with your children.  Facts must be memorized and recalled quickly, as math instruction continues with additional skills and concepts.  By fourth quarter, students are expected to be fluent with numbers:

Kindergarten:  0-5
1st. grade:  0-10
2nd. grade:  0-20

At all grades, students work with counting, operations, place value, etc. way beyond these numbers.  The standard is that they will memorize math facts, both addition and subtraction, within the range listed for each grade level. 

ATHLETIC SHOES:  In spite of fashion trends, the best footwear at the Primary School, all year long, is athletic shoes.  Students must have them in order to participate in PE classes, and they are the safest shoes for playground equipment and blacktops.  Please consider sending your child in shoes appropriate for PE and recess play every day.

CAREER WEEK: We will celebrate our first Career Week at the PS from Feb. 6-10.  Students have been learning about different careers in guidance lessons this month, and classrooms at each grade level are planning activities related to career awareness and exploration.  On Friday, Feb. 10, everyone is encouraged to wear the clothes or uniform representing your favorite career to school.

PTO READ-A-THON:  Thank you to everyone who participated in this month’s Read-a-thon.  Keep reading nightly!  We will celebrate Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday Feb. 27-March 3.

YEARBOOK  order deadline is Wednesday, February 15!  Order yours for $12 before then!  Order forms are available in the PS office.

Class Valentine parties will be held Tuesday, February 14, from 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Individual teachers are sending home information with their students.  Childcare will be offered for  younger siblings. Please note that school policy states:  VALENTINE DELIVERIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT ANY SCHOOLS IN THE PLEASANT HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT.  We will not accept deliveries for students the week of Feb. 13.  For safety reasons, balloons and candy/floral arrangements are never allowed on school buses.

We will celebrate National School Counseling Week February 6-10.  The Primary School staff and students appreciate our outstanding school counselor, MRS. SHARI DOUTT!

2nd. graders will be participating in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Feb. 16-17.

NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day.
EARLY DISMISSAL on Friday, February 24, for staff development.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS for those students who turn 5 years old on or before July 31, 2017, are currently being scheduled.  Appointments are being made for the third week in March. If you know of any eligible children who plan to attend PHPS kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact PAT staff at 987-9200 to schedule an appointment for screening and to begin the enrollment process.

Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2.  We will celebrate Read Across America Week, Feb. 27-March 3, with special color days honoring certain books, and character costume day.
Feb. 27:  Wear yellow!  (The Sneetches)
Feb. 28:  Wear brown!  (Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?)
March 1:  Wear green!  (Green Eggs and Ham)
March 2:  Dress up as your favorite Seuss character!
March 3:  Wear red and blue!  (One Fish, Two Fish…)

Dollars and Donuts with Dads will be Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 a.m. in the Primary School cafeteria.

1st. grade spring performance is Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 in the High School gym.


  • When the school district makes the decision to start late due to inclement weather, the PS hours will be 10:30-3:37.  School bus routes will run 2 hours later than normal. Please note that on late start mornings, breakfast will  NOT be served and there will be no morning EC or PK classes.
  • If you drop your child off in the morning or pick him/her up after school, remember that the line of vehicles is on Myrtle St. to allow for easier access to the front of the building.  Please do not try to enter the line by turning from Country Club Drive onto Eklund.  If you enter the building to get your child at the end of the day, please exit the school through the north doors by the cafeteria in order not to interfere with the parent pick-up lines.
  • REGULAR AND PROMPT ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING!  Students are counted tardy if they are not in their classrooms when teachers take attendance at 8:30 a.m.  Parents must sign their children in through the office if they arrive after 8:30!  Children that arrive late are not allowed to interrupt Rooster Reading Time and will wait in the front hall until 9:05.
  • Dress your children appropriately for outside recess during these last few weeks of winter.  We promote healthy exercise outside unless weather is extremely cold or inclement.  Should your child need to stay inside due to medical reasons, please provide a note from a physician.
  • 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.
  • Students are not allowed to charge more than 3 meals.  If you owe money for meal charges, please send payment to the primary school office or to your child’s teacher.  Students that accrue more than 3 charges will be served cheese sandwiches for lunch.  If parents think they may be eligible for free or reduced-cost meals, please contact the central office at 540-3161 in order to apply.  Students are allowed to purchase extra milk or juice for $.45 each.  Students are not allowed to charge extra milk or juice.

Sandra Haight


Upcoming dates

Feb. 24: 3 hour early dismissal, Prof. Dev.

Mrs. Sherry Helus named Primary School Principal for the 2017-2018 School Year

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! 



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