Prince Hall Elementary PreK-5

Mrs. Donna Ragsdale

6101 N. Gratz Street
Philadelphia PA 19141
Phone: 215-276-5255

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Prince Hall

Message from the Principal




Dear Prince Hall School Parents and Guardians:


            I want to welcome you back for a new school year!  I hope that you and your child(ren) had a relaxing summer and are ready to begin a new year of growth and learning.  This year we begin school on September 7, 2016 for grades 1-5 and Headstart. Kindergarten will begin on September 14th.  If you have a child in kindergarten, you will receive a phone call from your teacher for an interview during the first week of school.

            On the first day of school, your child should be ready for school in their uniform (light blue top and navy bottom, with black shoes and or dark sneakers only).  Your child should be ready with their school supplies and on time for 180 days of school.  Bi-monthly, there will be a newsletter that will come home with your child.  Each month you will receive a calendar of important dates.  Again this year, you will receive automated messages from School Messenger.  Do not hang up on these messages, they are usually information that involves a last minute schedule change, an emergency closing or a reminder of upcoming events.  On a weekly basis, your child will bring home information to you in a folder.  Remove the information and return the folder to school.  Always look for the folder for information.

            The school day begins promptly at 8:30 and ends at 3:09. On early dismissal days, the school day ends at 12:09.  Make sure your child(ren) are here on time, and picked up on time.  Lateness is not tolerated by Prince Hall, and as per the School Code of Conduct, your child could be made to serve detentions and/or miss out on school activities.  Please be prompt picking up your child.  All doors are locked and to enter the building the bell must be rung and visitors are buzzed in.   Visitors must sign in at the Parent Assistance Desk (PAD), receive a visitor’s badge and proceed to the office. For everyone’s safety, parents are not allowed to escort his or her child to their classroom.

            Prince Hall is a BULLY FREE ZONE.  We are working hard to keep the school safe for all of our students. An event will be scheduled in October to kick off our no bully policy.  Watch for the date on your school calendar. 

                      Back to School Night is September 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM. Student Code of Conduct Manuals along with the Parent Handbooks will be distributed that evening in your child’s classroom.


As always, I look forward to a great year for all of my Prince Hall School students.





Donna Ragsdale