Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . Sept. 4 & 7: No School, Labor Day . . . . . .
Sandra Haight



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Earthquake Safety

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A note from the principal...

Pleasant Hill Primary School’s motto is, “Today is a great day to learn something new!”  We believe that children come to us with innate curiosity and a need for self-expression, and we take pride in our opportunities to encourage and develop a love of learning in every child.

Our building goals this year include:

  1. The percent of students showing average or above average growth on Discovery Education reading and math benchmark assessments will increase annually.
  2. 1st. and 2nd. grade students’ reading levels will increase by at least one year’s growth according to results on the Gates-MacGinitie reading tests.
  3. Students will score at proficient or advanced levels on the district’s writing rubric, or show growth of one level from fall to spring.
  4. By the end of 2nd. grade, all students will demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction facts to 20.
  5. All staff members will strive to build positive and supportive relationships among staff and the community, and support our school-wide kindness initiative.


Pleasant Hill Primary School staff and students follow four general rules established for the safe operation of our building:
1.  Be respectful.
2.  Be responsible.
3.  Be ready to learn.
4.  Be really safe.
We emphasize a different character education trait each month.  In September, students will be learning about and practicing examples of KINDNESS.

At the primary school, teachers are implementing the Missouri Learning Standards.  These standards are taught in all classes through MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Wonders Literacy series, Houghton Mifflin Go Math!, Saxon Phonics, specifically developed math and phonics lessons, and other instructional materials.  Primary School teachers use a variety of effective instructional strategies, including cooperative learning, small-group instruction, literacy centers, word walls, and Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops. Teachers  administer benchmark screenings using the online Discovery Education assessments in reading and math four times a year, which help teachers prepare instruction based on students’ needs.

Our building initiative to provide reading instruction targeted to students’ levels is Response to Intervention.  Beginning September 16, students will be grouped for small or large group reading instruction for specific skills Monday through Thursday, 8:40-9:05.  While arriving at school on time at 8:30 a.m. is always important, this fun and productive “Rooster Time” makes it even more so, for every child!  Students arriving after 8:40 will have to wait until “Rooster Time” is over before going to their classes.

Class lists and grade level school supplies are posted on the district’s website. Early Childhood classes start on Monday, August 24.  School photos will be taken by Pearce Photography on Tuesday, August 25.

I hope families have enjoyed the summer months together, and that students are eager to start or return to school for a fun-filled year of growth and learning.


Sandra Haight


Upcoming dates

Aug. 18: First Day of School
Students may be dropped off at 8:10am (if eating breakfast) or by 8:25am and picked up at 3:37pm. All students should report to the gym.

Aug. 20
: Early Childhood Open House, 6pm
Aug. 24: Early childhood class begin
Aug. 25: School pictures. Pay online at Pearce Photo
Sept. 4 & 7: No School, Labor Day
Sept. 18: 3 hour early dismissal, Professional Development
Sept. 25: 3 hour early dismissal, Homecoming

2015-2016 School Supply Lists

2015-2016 Class lists

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!







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