Pleasant View Elementary Newsletter

Week of August 23, 2021

Principal Note

Thank you for the wonderful start of school. You have been patient with us as we made a few changes to our drop-off and pick-up lines. These have been essential to keep us from going into Pleasant View road.

Students are moved to the front office at 3:00 from yellow and blue pickup. Please come to the front office to pickup your child if you arrive after 3:00.

You must have a yellow or blue issued car rider tag to pickup your child in the car rider line. Without it you will be asked to report to the front office.

We continue to strive for a "commitment to excellence."


New Drop Off Line

We are opening a second line for DROP OFF in the morning. It will open at 7:20 am.

All drop off riders use the regular drop off line at the front gym entrance between 7:00-7:20.

If you arrive after 7:20 use the following lines:

Yellow riders drop off in the back, like yellow pick-up, near the dumpsters. It is marked by a yellow X on the map. The entrance leads straight to the cafeteria.

Blue riders continue to drop off as normal at the front gym entrance.

Both doors will close at 7:45. You will need to take your child to the front office and check them in tardy at that time.

Book Squad

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Book Squad! These students were chosen to help as library assistants. We will meet on Wednesday, August 25th for orientation in the library at 7:15am. We will have early morning check-out opening soon.

3rd Grade

Illana Harper

Nicolai Hesketh

Phoenix Hite

Stella Jolly

Ellie Long

Sydney Mitchell

Mabel Pennington

4th Grade

John Walton Boyd

Addison Carroll

Emma Carroll

Ashlyn Jarrell

Lucas Jones

Silas Knight

Isabel Riley

Kathleen Shadowens

Hutton Shearon

TCAP Family Portal

Parents and guardians deserve clear information about their child’s education and progress. To meet this need, we are excited to share a useful tool from the Tennessee Department of Education—the TCAP Family Portal.

The TCAP Family Portal is available for families of students who participated in the spring 2021 TCAP administration and track your student’s scores over time. We look forward to hearing your feedback on this improved tool and encourage you to share your opinion—look for the feedback survey within the portal. Each year, parts of the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) are given to all students in grades 3 through high school for educators and families to measure what students know, where there are opportunities for growth, and how they can best support students.

On the TCAP Family Portal, families can find detailed, personalized, information about their student’s progress and what to do next. In the TCAP Family Portal, you can: • get immediate, on-demand access to your student’s state test results via your phone or computer, • track your student’s progress over time with the “Test History” feature; • learn the areas where your student demonstrated strengths and the areas where they can grow; and • find clear next steps to help your student improve.

Families can register for the portal at with their student’s state ID number. Your student's state ID, which is also referred to as a USID, is located on the top left-hand corner of your student's printed score report. If you do not have a score report to reference, please contact your school and ask for your student's state ID number. Use the seven-digit number found on your student's ISR and add two zeroes in front of that number. The resulting nine-digit number will enable you to create an account for your student. For example, a state ID 1234567 would become 001234567.

Data from the spring 2021 window will be available in the portal Friday, July 30 for TCAP and Friday, August 20 for TCAP-Alternate. The online portal and the printable reports were designed with input from Tennessee families and include easy to-understand icons, clear next-step language, and visual displays. In addition to this resource, families will continue to receive printed score reports for the annual state tests from their student’s school. A TCAP Family Portal FAQ is here for reference.


Printed score reports will be sent home Monday.


If you child attends a 4-H function they will be excused. Make sure to get prior approval through the principal.

Student Council

Are you interested in helping others in our school and community? Would you like to work towards making our school a better place? If so, you are perfect for Student Council! Student Council is an organization of students who work towards improving their school and community.

Student Council is made up of two representatives from each 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classroom. The Student Council will meet once or twice a month to coordinate school and community projects.

In order to be a member of the Student Council, a student must:

• be a good role model

• demonstrate leadership qualities

• maintain good grades (no office referrals)

• maintain grades of A’s and B’s (3rd and 4th)

• maintain good attendance (few absences and tardies)

• be available during recess once or twice a month to attend meetings

• not already engaged in Paw patrol and Book Squad

If you are interested in being a Student Council member from your class:

Step 1: Application- Each 2nd ,3rd, or 4th grade student interested in being on the Student Council must fill out the application form on the back of this letter that will be used to determine eligibility. Once the teacher has determined that a student is eligible, he/she may run for representative of that classroom. Applications must be submitted to teachers by August 30, 2021

Step 2: Selection- once all applications are submitted, students meeting the requirements will be placed in a bag and selected at random. Each class will have one boy and one girl representative.

Step 3: Submit names of Student Council Members- Each teacher will submit the name of the two student council representatives by 4:00 p.m. on August 31, 2021.

Please contact Mr. Pierschbacher, Student Council Sponsor, if you have any questions.

Applications will be available at school and can be print below.

Movie in the park

Cub Scout Pack 161 is hosting movie in the park on Saturday August 28 at Balthrop Park. We are showing Raya and the Last Dragon at 7:30. Bring your camping chairs or a blanket and join us for this free community event sponsored by Reliant Bank!


Send in a doctor or parent note to your teacher if your child misses a day of school. This can also be communicated on email or SeeSaw. If you email, include , our attendance person.


Become a PTO member and help support our school, staff and students. Membership is free.

Join today at or print the following form and return it to school.

Join us for our first General Membership PTO Meeting

Thursday, August 26th at 6:30 at the Pleasant View Community Park (soccer park)

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Guidance Counselor

- Lydia Postlewait

PVES School Counselor



Here is a link to help you on making online payments to your child's lunch account. If having trouble connecting to Skyward contact the front office during school business hours 9-3


Setting A La Carte/Snack Purchase Limits

If you do not want your student using funds in his/her meal account to charge snacks, or if you want to put a daily limit on the amount of money that can be spent on snack/a la carte purchases, you can do so by clicking on the link on the right middle side of the screen that reads Set Ala Carte Limit. The Daily Ala Carte Limit window will open, and you can choose between a dollar amount limit per day, or choose Do Not Allow Purchase. Then click Save.


For any health/illness/COVID related questions or information, please contact our school nurse, Brittany Smiley. Email- Clinic phone- 615-792-6885.

Important Dates

Sep 6 Labor day (no school)

Sep 10 Progress Reports

Sep 10 Picture retakes and make-up

Sep 24 Early Dismissal 11:45

Oct 6 Walk to School Day

Oct 11 Columbus Day (no school)

Oct 12-15 Fall Break

Oct 22 Report Cards

Nov 1 Parent Teacher Conference Day (No Students)

Nov 11 Veterans Day (no school)

Nov 19 Progress Reports

Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break (no school)

Dec 3 Early Dismissal 11:45

Dec 17 Half Day dismissal 10:45

Dec 18-Jan 3 Winter Break (no school)

Jan 4 Students return

Jan 7 Report Cards

Jan 17 MLK day (no school)

Feb 11 Progress Reports

Feb 18 Early Dismissal 11:45

Feb 21 President's day (no school)

March 18 Report Cards

March 28-April 1 Spring Break

Apr 14 Early Dismissal 11:45

Apr 15 Good Friday (no school)

Apr 22 Progress Reports

May 25 Last Day of School

About us

Mission Statement

The mission of Pleasant View Elementary School is to educate and empower our students to reach their potential as productive citizens through a unified commitment to excellence.


Pleasant View Elementary School provides a safe, caring, respectful, engaged learning environment for our students. Using collaboration, assessment data, and strong instructional practices students will develop, grow, and own their learning. Students will expand their character and leadership in order to be successful moving forward.

Doors will open for drop off at 7:00 am

Breakfast is open at 7:00 am

School Starts at 7:45 am

School releases at 2:45 pm

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