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PLA@George H. Fisher School 93

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Greetings PLA Families,

All of our hard work and persistence this year has lead us to this moment. Our 3rd-6th grade scholars will begin taking ILEARN next Monday. It is very important that scholars arrive on-time daily as they cannot enter the classroom once the test has started. Below are some tips to share with your scholar to prepare for standardized testing.


1.) Get plenty of rest. Encourage scholars to go to bed 30 minutes earlier to increase their focus.


2.) Eat breakfast. Scholars can eat at school or at home. Breakfast will give their brains and bodies energy and fuel to think for an extended time.


3.) Remain positive. Let your child know you will be thinking of them during testing and trust that they will do their best.



PLA@93 is excited to welcome Scouts back to our school. After school programming won't begin until next year, but Scouts is enrolling now for their summer programming and after school group. More information can be found below.


We are currently SOLD OUT of yearbooks. However, good news!! We have ordered additional yearbooks and they should be arriving soon. Once they arrive, we will let scholars know so they can be purchased. The cost is $14 each.


There is still time to register for Summer Advantage. The deadline has been extended for you to register your scholar and receive transportation to and from school.


Sixth Grade Parent Reminder: All sixth graders received an enrollment packet for JRPLA, Phalen's Middle/High School. Reserve your scholar's place at our middle school for next year!


Our Family Resource Spotlight this week provides assistance in finding provides free legal services to those who cannot afford them, including family, housing, immigration, employment and educational services. Read more about Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) below.


Check out the rest of the flyer below for more important information.


Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Mr. Hendricks

Family Resource Spotlight

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) believes that everyone should have access to justice regardless of their income. NCLC provides free legal services to those who cannot afford them, including family, housing, immigration, employment and educational services.

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Phalen Cultural Center presents: Fences

The Phalen Cultural Center partners with Mas Media 7 Production in its rendition of Fences by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, Fences is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.

Join us on Saturday, April 30th at 2pm for this amazing family-friendly event, please see link below for the free tickets!


https://thephalenculturalcenter.ticketleap.com/fences/

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Scouts

Make friends, learn about the outdoors, go to camp, and develop lifelong skills with the Cub Scouts afterschool program! Your child can learn about fire safety, emergency planning, respect, leadership, and more. Anyone can become a Scout, we assist our youth with scholarships for registration, uniforms, and camp fees for those with financial need. Our Cubmasters are trained program leaders, acting as positive role models and leading fun weekly lessons for K-5th graders of all genders.

To apply, simply fill out this form https://form.jotform.com/raeodel/youth-application

Or print and fill out and take pictures of the attached application. We will also be sending applications home to your children that can be returned to the front office. For questions please contact Fran Smith at frasmit@crossroadsbsa.org or (317) 813-7130.

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First View App

Below is a link to the First View app. This can be used to track your scholar's bus location. Please contact the transportation department for additional questions at 317-226-4000.

https://myips.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FirstView-Parent-App-updated-screenshot-March-2020.pdf

Summer Advantage

More information about Summer Advantage is available using the flyer below. Take advantage of this FREE summer porgramming.

School Uniforms

All scholars should be dressed in accordance with the school's uniform policy. The dress code is as follows:

KDG-3rd Grade-Red Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

4th-5th Grade-Gray Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

6th Grade-Black or White Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants


All scholars may wear Phalen branded attire regardless of coordinating grade level color.


Please be aware that our deans and teachers will be reaching out to families for scholars that are out of compliance.

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PLA UNIVERSITY

FREE Career Training




Parents, family members, and neighbors of our scholars can apply to PLA University for training in high-demand careers like Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Entrepreneur, and more! New classes form quarterly. For more information contact Alex Morales via email (amorales@phalenacademies.org) or call 317-643-2330, apply online at plauniversity.org, or use the following link: PLA University Application






FREE PLA ENGLISH CLASSES PERFORMING WELL ABOVE INDUSTRY AVERAGE

PLA’s English language classes have been a standout success, with students consistently performing 10-15 points above average! Our personal, collaborative approach allows students to progress quickly to conversational English. Classes are open for new registrants, and we invite you to join us. Classes are held 9:00am – 12:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes are held at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Register with us online at https://share.hsforms.com/1s7AM-aNTS3S1OACrgRNX-Q3ulkk to reserve your seat in the class

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Upcoming Dates:

ILEARN TESTING- April 18-May 13


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

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Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

PLA@93 is an A-rated, tuition-free public school serving grades K-6. We love serving our families on Indy's Far Eastside and are excited to support your scholar in mastering key academic skills, demonstrating strong character, and preparing for the future. Each day, our incredible teachers work to help our students learn, grow, thrive and fulfill their tremendous innate potential.

Phalen Leadership Academy School 93 will deliver an exceptional education to all scholars. Our rigorous approach to education is based on the Phalen Leadership Academies Core Values of Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement and Gratitude.