Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . Apr. 13: 3 hour early dismissal, Professional Development . . . . . Apr. 14, 17, 18: No School, Spring Break . . . . . . . .
Sandra Haight

Art to Remember

Just the Facts

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Earthquake Safety

NCLB Complaint Resolution Procedure

A note from the principal...

This is Music in our Schools Month, Youth Art Month, American Red Cross Month, National Nutrition Month, and National Women’s History Month!

Our character education word for the month is FAIRNESS!

MORNING DROP-OFF:  If you bring your child to school in the morning, please help us avoid long lines of cars and wait time by having your child ready to get out of the vehicle and pulling forward beside the sidewalk by the cones so that nine cars can let students out at the same time.  If your child needs assistance getting out of the vehicle, please pull forward to the end of the sidewalk so other cars can get by, or park in the parking lot and walk your child to the sidewalk.

LUNCH:  If you send lunch with your child, please maximize his/her eating time by providing containers that he can easily open.  Students have to wait for adult help to open fruit cups, Go-Gurts, Lunchables, etc. because they can’t open these products by themselves.  Consider sending these food items in reusable plastic containers, such as Gladware.  Thank you.

There are lots of fun events to look forward to in March.  Look for information about 1st grade field trip and Grandparents’ Day and spring performance, Missouri Read-In Day, Dollars and Donuts with Dads, 2nd grade Math Night, kindergarten screenings, spring photos, leprechauns, an author’s visit, and Mad Science!  Plan your Dr. Seuss character costume for author Theodor Geisel’s birthday, March 2.

Please note these important dates:
Thank our hard-working cafeteria staff for the great meals they serve during National School Breakfast Week, March 6-10.  This year’s theme is “Take the school breakfast challenge.”

Dollars and Donuts with Dads will be Thursday, March 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in our cafeteria.  Bring $1 and enjoy a donut with your child.  All proceeds benefit the local Lay Clergy.

There will be an early dismissal at 12:35 on Thursday, March 16, for staff professional development.  There will be no school on Friday, March 17.

The PTO trash bag sales fundraiser will be March 21-31.

As we begin fourth quarter, please continue reading and math practice with your child nightly.  Students need to be fluent with math facts up to 5 in kindergarten, 10 in 1st. grade, and 20 in 2nd grade.  Students need to know grade level sight words and be able to read with sufficient “automaticity” so comprehension is increased.  2nd. graders are practicing their reading fluency with a goal of reading 100 words per minute.  Make opportunities for your child to practice writing, such as lists, thank-you notes, postcards, etc.  Writing practice makes better readers, not the other way around!

Remember that our meal policy only allows primary students to charge 3 meals.  Please check on your child’s meal account frequently in order to keep an adequate balance.

Parents, please label your child’s clothing items with first and last names, especially outerwear such as coats and jackets.  Also, check our lost and found box in the front hall periodically for any missing items.

THANK YOU for continuing to support our fund raisers.  Sonic and Guido’s and Pizza Hut Nights, General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Soup labels all help fund our assemblies, incentives, student activities, and supplies. ON MARCH 20,


Sandra Haight


Upcoming dates

Mar. 20 - 31: Screenings for 2017-2018 kindergarteners. Contact Brenda Koval at 987-9200 to schedule an appointment.
Mar. 21: The first grade spring performance, 7:00pm, High School gym.
Mar. 21: Spring photos will be taken, order forms with package prices will be sent home ahead of time. 
Apr. 13: 3 hour early dimissal, Prof. Dev.
Apr. 14 - 18: No School, Spring Break

May 18: 3 hour early dismissal, Last day of school

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! 


What to say when your child is:

·          Reading words that don’t make sense…….
Read back to them what they just said and say, “Did that make sense? Try that again.”
“Read that again and say the first letter sound of the tricky word.”
“Read that again and think what would make sense.”
“Read that again and make it sound right.”
·         Reading words that are not on the page or not looking carefully…
“Does that look right? Try that again.”
“It could be that, but check the first (or middle or ending) letter, and try that again.”
·        Reading and waiting for you to give them the word…
“Can you find the tricky part?”
“What can you try?”
“Read it again and point to each word.”
 Ask them questions to direct their mind to the story, and then tell them to reread.
 Be sure to give them time (3 seconds) to try to get it themselves.

We want children to learn how to do the reading on their own.  We need to ask them questions to help them learn to think for themselves.



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