Upcoming September Events

PTA Parents:

We hope you are enjoying the beginning of the school year. There have already been several events and happenings, but there is even more on the way! Mark your calendars for the following during the rest of September:

Tuesday, September 13, 7pmPTA General Meeting + WatchDOGS Kick-Off and Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 15College Week pennants due

Thursday, September 15, 8amCelebration of Learning: Kinder-2nd Grade
Friday, September 16, 8amCelebration of Learning: 3rd-5th Grade
You can register for Kinder-2nd and 3rd-5th assemblies ahead of time so that you don’t have to wait in line to check in. If you have not had your ID scanned at the front office yet, be sure to come early to do so.

Friday and Monday, September 16 and 19Bookaneer Book Fair preview for students

Monday through Friday, September 19 – 23College Week

Tuesday through Friday, September 20 – 23Bookaneer Book Fair

Friday, September 23, 7amWatchDOGS Donuts with Dads

Friday, September 23Olympathon Pep Rally for students

Tuesday, September 27 — Curriculum Night: Kinder-2nd Grade 5pm, 3rd-5th Grade 6pm

Friday, September 30Olympathon fundraiser

Reminders for first day of school!

The start of a new school year! It can be an exciting and stressful time. Below are a few things to remember for Day 1 at Phillips Elementary:

School start and end times

Remember that school starts at 7:45am and ends at 2:55pm.

Car traffic flow for drop-off and pick-up

Be sure to review and follow the traffic flow map to learn (or refresh your memory) on how car riders get into school and out. There IS a method to the madness, and Phillips appreciates your cooperation.

If you are available during the first week of school, you can help car riders during morning drop-offs. Read more and sign up here.

Tears & Cheers breakfast for kindergarten parents

Some of us are crying, teary-eyed and blue.
Some of us are cheering, “I’m glad the summer is through!”
Whatever mood you’re feeling, stop by and stay awhile.
We’ll be here to greet you with coffee and a smile.

Parents of kindergarteners:

We get it! It’s the first day of elementary school for your little one. Not to worry — we are here to help you get over the heartache or joy (or both!) of seeing your young one go off on their own. Join us in the library between 8 and 9am for our Tears and Cheers mini-breakfast. Have a bite, get some coffee and meet some of our PTA members who have “been there.”

Help with morning drop-off the first week of school!

Hello, Phillips parents! We are in need of smiling faces and helpful hands to assist students getting out of cars during the morning drop-off (carpool lane) the first week of school, August 22 – 26, from 7:15 to 7:45am. You can choose one or more days — anything will help!

Throughout the rest of the school year, WatchDOGS dads and safety patrol students will help get everyone out and on their way. Until they are set up, come help our Phillips students get started off on the right foot!

Sign up here: signup.com/go/BJjmwb

See you then!


Meet the Teacher Night | No PTA Meeting Tonight

Meet the Teacher Reminder and PTA Meeting Change!

Parents, we are all looking forward to seeing you and your kids for tonight’s Meet the Teacher event. Be sure to bring your school supplies if you did not purchase the pre-made box ahead of time.

Kinder – 2nd grade: 5:30 – 6:30pm
3rd – 5th grade: 6:30 – 7:30pm

NOTE: The previously scheduled PTA General Meeting for tonight has been canceled. The first official PTA meeting for all members will be on Tuesday, September 13, at 7pm in the Phillips cafeteria. The main purpose of this meeting is for the new Board to present the 2016-17 budget for approval.

Dads, be sure you come to the meeting, as well! Immediately following, the WatchDOGS will have their kick-off event with an ice cream social. Click here to find out more about getting involved with the WatchDOGS.

Reminders for School Start Preparation Week

Hello, PTA parents! We are all excited about starting the 2016-2017 school year at Phillips Elementary.

Here are some key things to remember as you prepare for school starting:

  • If you are a parent of a kindergartener, be sure to come to Meet the Parents Night on Thursday, August 18 at 6pm to get a good head start.
  • Meet the Teacher Night is Friday, August 19 in your respective classrooms. Grades K-2 start at 5:30pm; grades 3-5 start at 6:30pm.
  • During Meet the Teacher Night at 6:15pm, the PTA Board will hold the first General Meeting for all current PTA members. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the budget for the upcoming year. If you were a paid PTA member for the 2015-2016 school year, your membership is still active. Please plan to attend this very short meeting so that the PTA can start operating.
  • School start and end times have changed! All grades will start at 7:45am and end at 2:55pm.
  • The first day of school is Monday, August 22 at 7:45am.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day holiday.

Be sure to check the Calendar for other upcoming events. We look forward to a great year!