Pleasant Hill
Primary School
304 Eklund
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 - 540-2119
987-9201 (attendance line)
. . . . . . May 18: 3 hour early dismissal, Last day of School . . . . . May 22 - June 16: Summer School . . . . . . . .
Sandra Haight
Principal












Art to Remember








Just the Facts

Parenting the Love and Logic Way


Earthquake Safety

NCLB Complaint Resolution Procedure


A note from the principal...


Our character education word for the month is: SPORTSMANSHIP

May is Healthy Vision Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month,  American Bike Month,  National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and “Get Caught Reading!” Month.  There are also special fun dates to celebrate:  May Day on the 1st, Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, Mothers’ Day on the 14th, Kite Day on the 12th, National Chocolate Chip Day on the 15th, and National Backyard Games Week starting May 22.

As part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, students and families are encouraged to take part in America’s national initiative, 50 Million Strong.  PE teacher Mrs. Anderson sent home information with students.  The Society for Health and Physical Education encourages students to develop their physical awareness, and the MO 1 Million Strong Challenge urges students to exercise or participate in physical activities for 60 minutes a day from May 1-7.  Mrs. Anderson challenges our students to complete a physical activity log and return it to her on May 8.  Everybody have fun and get moving!

All interested parents should come attend the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, May 2, at 5:45 p.m. in the High School library.  Parent involvement needed!
Come to our Kindergarten Spring Performance on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the High School gym.

We will celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week on May 1-5, and National School Nurse Day on May 10. 

The Primary School library will host a Scholastic Book Fair May 8-12 with Family Night on May 9, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Look for our Summer Reading Challenge information coming home with students!  Check out what is being offered through the Cass County Public Library! Their summer program kick-off is May 27 from 10:00-12:00.
Park Days, for staff and students:
Kdg  -  May 12
1st. grade  -  May 11
2nd. grade  -  May 16
Field Day for all grades:  May 17
Students may bring water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes on these dates.

Other important dates include:
Last day for early childhood students  -- May 11
Lunch with Mrs. Haight for students who have read 100 books – May 8
2nd. grade visit to the Elementary School – May 16
Summer school starts May 22!

Kindergarten class lists will be posted Friday afternoon, May 5, on the district website.  Kindergarten Round-Up, for students entering kindergarten in 2017-18, is Monday, May 8, from 6:00-7:00.  Students will meet their teachers for next year.  Call Brenda Koval with Parents as Teachers at 987-9200 if you aren’t registered!

Parents, keep in mind that regular school attendance is important for instructional and social purposes through the end of the school year.  Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on standardized tests, and that attendance is the single most important factor in school success (see www.parent-institute.com).  Children can make up assignments, but they can never relive the most important parts of classroom learning:  discussions, questions, explanations, and active problem-solving.

As the weather gets warmer, please dress your child appropriately for outside play.  Flip flops and high heels are discouraged.  Children in flip-flops are not allowed on playground equipment.  As always, athletic shoes are required for participation in PE classes.  Please review the following dress code guidelines from the student handbook:

ACCEPTABLE
1.  For health reasons, shoes must always be worn.
2.  Except for special designated events, hats and head coverings must be removed in the building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
3.  Tank tops, T-shirts and sweatshirts are acceptable as long as they are neat and clean.  All shirts must be buttoned.
4. The length of skirts, dresses or shorts for boys and girls must be appropriate and provide adequate coverage.
5.  Shorts should be hemmed, and have a waistband.

UNACCEPTABLE

1.  Short or cut-off tops, bare backs and midriffs.
2.  Unusual writings that might be offensive.
3.  Any display of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
4.  Mesh or see-through clothing unless worn as an over-garment to an    acceptable item.
5.  Holes or tears in clothing above the level of the fingertips.
6.  Chains of any kind except for jewelry designed for the neck or arm.
7.  Baggy pants that hang below the shoes or touch the floor.
8.  Flip-flops or sandals without a back strap and heels more than 1” in height are discouraged for safety reasons.  Students that don’t wear appropriate shoes will not participate in PE classes and will not be allowed on playground equipment.

Our last day of school will be THURSDAY, MAY 18.  We will dismiss three hours early.  Sack lunches  will be served on the last day.  STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CHARGE MEALS IN OUR CAFETERIA AFTER MAY 5!  Please make sure your child has enough funds in his/her account for breakfasts and/or lunches through May 18.

1st. and 2nd grade class lists will posted online on the district website on Thursday, May 18.  Students will participate in “Swap Day” that morning to meet their new teachers and classmates.

Our LOST AND FOUND box is full!  Please come look for any jackets, coats, mittens, etc. that your child may have left at school.

Families, thank you for all your support this school year, especially with our fundraising and community service events. 

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER,
FULL OF FAMILY ACTIVITIES
AND READING!

 

Sincerely,
Sandra Haight

 

Upcoming dates

May 2:  Kindergarten performance at the high school gym at 7:00 p.m.
May 5:  Hat Day—Students pay $1 to wear hats, and proceeds benefit Camp Quality Greater Kansas City, an organization that provides summer camp experiences for children with cancer.
May 17: Field Day
May 18: 3 hour early dismissal, Last day of school

Summer School
Dates for Summer School: May 22 - June 16
Pending any additional snow days
Monica Pickett, 816-540-2119, Grades K-6
Greg Reeves, 816-540-2149, Grades 7-12 / Registration Form


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
8:10am
8:30am
3:37pm
3:37pm


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! 



Reading
Reading is a skill that gets better with lots of practice.  Research shows that children who spend as little as 30 minutes a day reading books, magazines and newspapers are more likely to become good readers.  Good athletes had to do a lot of work and practice to be good.   They had to always push themselves to the limit.  Our children also need to practice to be good readers.   Encourage your child to spend some time reading every day.  As we look to the upcoming summer months, help your child find books of interest at the local library and set aside a time for reading each day.

 

 


 

 

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