PARENT ORIENTATIONS

 

  • NEW STUDENT/FAMILY ORIENTATION — NEW DATE AND TIME!

Orientation for NEW PHES students in grades 1 – 5 and their parents will now be held on Thursday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. in our Learning Commons. Students will meet with our school counselors, and parents will meet with our administrators. We welcome all our new families to Pleasant Hill Elementary, to Lexington School District One, and to Lexington, South Carolina!

  • Grade Level Parent Orientations

Our teachers will provide parent orientations according to the schedule below. Parents will spend time with their child’s teacher and learn about the grade level curriculum, expectations, procedures and special activities. We hope you will be able to join us for these special parent orientations.

5K: Tuesday, August 15—begins at 6:00 p.m.
GRADE 1: Wednesday, August 16—students meet the teacher at 5:15 p.m. and parent orientation begins at 6:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies!
GRADE 2: Thursday, August 17—students meet the teacher at 5:15 p.m. and parent orientation begins at 6:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies!
GRADE 3: Wednesday, August 16—begins at 7:00 p.m.
GRADE 4: Thursday, August 24—begins at 6:00 p.m.
GRADE 5: Thursday, August 31—begins 6:00 p.m.

  •  NEW EAGLE Parent OrientationOrientation for parents of NEW EAGLE students (grades 3, 4 & 5) will be held on Wednesday, August 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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Class Assignment – Thursday, August 10

Our Class Assignment Day will be held on Thursday, August 10 from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the PHES cafeteria. At this time you will be able to find out your child’s teacher and room number, purchase meal tickets, join the PTA, purchase spirit wear, order a yearbook, etc. Each PHES student will receive a pair of safety sunglasses for viewing the total solar eclipse on August 21.

You may purchase the 2017-18 PHES yearbook for $25.00.  Yearbooks will be issued in May 2018.

Our school nurse will be available at our Class Assignment to talk with you. All health information will be completed online on InfoSnap (PHES will not be using the green health cards as used in prior years).

Please note the following:

  • Prescription medication will require a physician signature and parent signature on a district-wide consent form prior to the administration of medication.
  • All medication must be supplied by the parent & must be delivered to the school nurse by a parent or guardian.

We accept VISA or MasterCard credit/debit cards for fees, meals and yearbook. Please write one check for fees and yearbook and a separate check for meals. Checks should be made payable to PHES. If writing checks, please include the following information on your checks: driver’s license number, full name, street address and phone number.

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All about InfoSnap

InfoSnap, an online registration system, is available this year to help parents pay fees, fill out paperwork, and verify information for their student. There is not an extra processing fee for online payments. If you prefer to pay your fees at school, just choose the “Skip Online Payment/Handle at School” option on the fees page. If not completed prior to Class Assignment Day on August 10, you will be asked to complete InfoSnap during Class Assignment Day. All student’s health information must be completed online on InfoSnap (green health cards will not be used this school year).

An email has been sent to the most current parent’s primary email address on record in PowerSchool from Lexington School District One. A separate email for each student gave parents instructions for using InfoSnap and included a secure code (snapcode) for parents to register their child(ren) online. If you did not receive an email with your child’s unique snapcode, please call our school office at 821-2800.

Whether you complete the registration process online or at the school, you must show proof of residency documents. These documents can include a current electrical or water bill showing your name and home address within the PHES attendance zone.

Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding InfoSnap online:
http://www.lexington1.net/Back_to_school/InfoSnap_Forms_and_Notices/InfoSnap_FAQ.pdf

Click below to log into InfoSnap:
https://secure.infosnap.com/family/message.aspx?code=actionprivate

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2017-18 PHES School Supply Lists

Please follow the links below to view grade level supply lists for the 2017-18 School Year. PHES families, kindly note that there are two lists; one for traditional students and one for immersion students. Have questions? Please contact the office at (803) 821-2800 and the PHES staff will be happy to clarify any questions you may have.

PHES School Supply List 2017-18

PHES School Immersion Supply List 2017-18

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Pleasant Hill Elementary Parent Teacher Association

PTA forms are being included with the summer packet. Mailings included are for PTA membership, volunteer opportunities, and the PTA newsletter. We encourage you to complete the forms at home and bring them with you to Class Assignment. If you have more than one student at PHES, you may list all children on one PTA form, and only complete one form per family.

When you join the PHES PTA, you will receive the PHES PTA discount card with coupons and discounts to many local businesses as part of your membership. Families may purchase a PTA membership at Pleasant Hill Elementary for $7.00. Additional discount cards may be purchased for $3.00 with your family membership. Please make checks payable to PHES PTA. The PTA will accept VISA or MasterCard credit/debit cards. Our goal is 100% parent membership in the PHES PTA.

Our PTA has several great events and activities planned for the 2017-18 school year! You will find these listed in the PHES Family Handbook/Calendar that your student will bring home at the beginning of school year. Please follow our PTA on Facebook at facebook.com/phespta.sc or contact by email at PleasantHillElemPTA@gmail.com. We look forward to great year!

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How will your child get home from school?

5K and first grade parents


 

We enclosed transportation tags in the summer packet for students in 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade. Please pin the appropriate tag on your student for the first two weeks of school to indicate how your child will be getting home each day. Please write your child’s name and your child’s teacher’s name on the tag.

You may pick up additional tags in the office, if needed.

Yellow tag: Bus (include your address)
Green tag: Car
Blue tag: Daycare (include name of daycare)

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How will your child be going home the first day of school?

5K through fifth grade parents


How will your child be going home the first day of school?

It is very important for us to know how your child will be getting home from school on the FIRST day of school. This may be different from how your child will get home on other days.

Please fill out the First Day Transportation form that was included in your summer packet for your PHES student in grades 5K through grade 5. Please return it on Class Assignment or send to your child’s teacher on the first day of school on Tuesday, August 22.

Thank you!

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Afterschool Opportunities

 

PHES will offer after-school opportunities for our students again this year.

 

Run Hard is an eight week running group that equips students to run a 5K. During the season, students train twice a week with a focus on endurance training and the Run Hard Core Values.  Pleasant Hill Elementary will have practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Registration will open on Monday, July 31. Practice will start the week of September 11.  The 5k race will be Saturday, November 4.  Please note that Run Hard is a boys’ program and for students in grades 2-5. Registration will be limited to the first 24 students.  You can register your child at www.runhard.org.

 

The Quest Zone is the provider of our after-school program.  They provide care for children at PHES from 2:25 – 6:00 p.m. each day Monday – Friday.  The cost for the program is $46.00 per child for the week ($43.00 for each additional child in the family). Reduced rates may be available.

If you only need occasional care for your child, Quest Zone will provide care on a daily basis for $12.00 per child. There is no registration fee, but a parent does need to complete a registration form for each child. A Quest Zone representative will be available at our Class Assignment.

If you have questions or need more information, you may contact Renee Luther, Quest Zone PHES School Director, at (803) 210-9956 or by email at QZ163@thequestzone.com. You may also find Quest Zone online at thequestzone.com/pleasant-hill.

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Used Bookbag Drive

A PHES student is leading the initiative to donate used bookbags for the homeless. There will be several collection boxes at our Class Assignment Day. If your child is getting a new bookbag this year, we would greatly appreciate your donating the old bookbag. Thank you!

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Perfect Attendance as PHES student!

Congratulations to Duke C. for having perfect attendance from kindergarten through grade 5 at Pleasant Hill Elementary School!

 

 

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Fees for 2017-18

The fees for the 2017-18 school year are as follows:

5-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN: $42.00 for the year or $24.00 for first semester, with remaining $18.00 due in January (includes $6.00 consumable supply fee and $1.00 per week for nutritious snack)

GRADE 1: $28.00

GRADE 2: $28.00

GRADE 3: $28.00

GRADE 4: $28.00

GRADE 5: $28.00

EAGLE Fees: $20.00

We accept VISA or MasterCard credit/debit cards for fees, meals and yearbook. Please write one check for fees and yearbook and a separate check for meals. Checks should be made payable to PHES. If writing checks, please include the following information on your checks: driver’s license number, full name, street address and phone number.

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MEALS

You may purchase meals (breakfast/lunch) online or you may purchase them at PHES during the school year by sending money in with your student. You may pre-pay for meals during Class Assignment.

You may pay for as many meals as you would like. You may purchase meals for a month, for a semester or for a year. We accept VISA or MasterCard credit/debit cards for fees, meals and yearbook. Please write one check for fees and yearbook and a separate check for meals. Checks should be made payable to PHES. If writing checks, please include the following information on your checks: driver’s license number, full name, street address and phone number.

Prices are as follows:
Breakfast: $1.35
Lunch: $2.85

Free and reduced meal applications are available online now! Families may apply online through the Lexington One’s website. To apply online, go to the Lexington One Food Service and Nutrition page, and click the green button APPLY ONLINE in the navigation bar. Agree to the disclaimer, then you will be directed to the lunch application below, or click the link below. Please see the screenshot below (click to enlarge).

Apply Online for Free and Reduced Lunch:
http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2205141858272962&page=cupg1

Please note, computer access will be available at PHES if you would like to apply at Class Assignment Day.

Paper forms for free/reduced meal applications will be available after Labor Day in the front office. Online applications are the quickest way to process your information, and possibly receiving meal benefits sooner from Food Services.

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