Mr. Reid's Blog
It is an honor to serve the students, staff and parents at Piñon Hills Elementary School. I am very proud of the work our staff does with students as well as the effort our students exhibit on a daily basis. The climate at PHES is one of kindness and respect which is a high priority among staff students and parents.
We strongly encourage parent involvement and as a result have an incredible number of volunteers each week. We have an amazing Parent Teacher Organization which is committed to supporting improved student achievement. There are many ways to be involved at our school.
I am looking forward to another amazing school year with a focus on growth in student achievement.
Jason R. Reid
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January was filled with teachers spending time analyzing student achievement data, making plans to teach students at their level and providing high quality instruction. Thanks to the hard work of our staff and parents, we are already seeing growth in the area of reading in primary grades. Parents, please continue to use the strategies that our teachers have shared to support your students at home. In addition, keep asking your student’s teacher for ways in which you can support learning. We are so fortunate to have such involved families! Our focus during February is to provide targeted instruction and keep a positive trajectory with regards to student growth. As we near the end of February and head into March, teachers will have second trimester assessment results and grades. This data will be used to plan for instruction during the final trimester.
February 14th will be a late start day. School will begins at 10:20 and buses will run 90 minutes later than regularly scheduled.
There will be no school the week of February 19th through the 23rd.
A huge thank you to the many parents who volunteer on a regular basis to support learning in our school.
Our district was thoughtful in allowing a full day for travel and/or time to prepare for Thanksgiving Day.
Travel safe and enjoy quality time with family and friends!
We have heard from state officials that Influenza cases have increased 300% in Carson City, Douglas County, & Lyon County compared to this time last year. Please make sure to encourage your students to wash their hands frequently, including before eating and after using the restroom/coughing/sneezing.
Traffic safety reminder. We are finding that parents are dropping students off on Stephanie Way while in traffic. In addition, parents are making u-turns in the middle of traffic on Stephanie. We are very concerned that someone might get hurt if this continues. Please be very cautious during arrival and dismissal.
Finally, remember that we will have no school on November 10th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and 24rd.
On October 17th at 9am, 10am and 11am we will be having a training for volunteers interested in teaching financial literacy through the Junior Achievement program. We will launch the program on Monday October 30th all day. If you are interested in helping with this project, please come to PHES on Tuesday October 17th for one of the one hour trainings that will be happening beginning at 9am, 10am or 11am. You can just show up or email the trainer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Junior Achievement you can go to https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-northernnevada/.
Remember, there will be no school October 23rd through October 27th.
Have a safe and enjoyable break, and remember to do some reading every day during the break!
We have lots to celebrate as a school community every school year because of our amazing staff, students and families. However, this year we have received national recognition through the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. Two teachers will be going to Washington DC to represent all of us at the Blue Ribbon Ceremony on November 6th and 7th.
I would like to thank Amber Tanaka for her energy, technical aptitude, stamina and grit in seeing this website project come to fruition. What a great resource for our school community.
Our annual Walk-a-thon was another positive event for everyone. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event so successful. Our students and staff had a wonderful time participating in healthy activity together.
Thanks to all staff, students and families who participated in our inaugural DCSD STEAM Night at Douglas High School. It was a great opportunity to learn, explore and connect either as presenters or participants.
One SAFETY reminder for the month! During student drop off and pick, it is extremely important that all students and adults use the cross walk on Stephanie Way. The safest location is our west parking lot both in the morning and afternoon. Thank you and have a wonderful October!