Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

APRIL 25, 2022

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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Congratulations to 4th Grader Genevieve Matti! Genevieve will be honored at the 50th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Breakfast for the leadership and kindness she exhibites each day in school!

Great job Genevieve!


PLE 5th Grade Graduation Help NeedeD

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Dear Incoming PLE Kindergarten Parents,

A friendly reminder to please read the Incoming Kindergarten Newsletter and to register your child as soon as possible.

Please be sure to fill out all of the needed forms contained in the newsletter, along with attending our Spring Visit on Tuesday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m. Don’t hesitate to call our main office at 248.956.2800 if you have any questions.


Please take a moment to read the very important placement letter below for the 2022-2023 School Year

Annual "Are You Returning to PLE" Planning Form

I need your help in planning for the 2022-2023 School Year. This is the time of year when we begin planning for the next school year and the information you provide below assists in determining class sizes and the number of classrooms per grade level.

The form planning form is ONLY for families who will NOT be returning to Pleasant Lake Elementary next year. 5th graders who are attending middle school next year DO NOT need to complete this form. If you are NOT changing schools, there is no need to complete this form.

Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 248.956.2800.

3rd Grade Reading Law Information

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Pleasant Lake Elementary M-STEP Information

Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents,

Students in Grades 3-5 at Pleasant Lake Elementary will begin M-STEP testing shortly. We will begin our testing the week of April 12th with the following schedule for each grade level:

  • 5th grade: April 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 26th, and the 28th (English Language Arts, Math, Science, & Social Studies)
  • 4th grade: April 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 2th, 21st (English Language Arts & Math)
  • 3rd grade: April 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th and May 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th (English Language Arts & Math)

What can you do to be prepared?

  • Please be sure to avoid any appointments during testing days and to have your child to school on time
  • Help your child to be well rested each day
  • Ensure that your child has a healthy breakfast either at home or ordered from school
  • Please ensure that your child has a set of headphones or earbuds at school during the testing window
  • Consider exploring the sample test items and practice items with your child at home. You must use Google Chrome for the online samples. The user name and password is provided on the log in screen.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Nayal Maktari


Optional COVID testing now available at the ESC

The District is now offering optional COVID testing to our staff, students, and parents. Both Rapid and PCR tests are available. The testing will take place at the Educational Services Center (850 Ladd Road, Building D Walled Lake, MI 48390) on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 p.m.

The COVID testing staff, provided by a third party, will be responsible for letting people in the side door on the south side of the building.

  • If you have insurance, your insurance provider will be billed.
  • If you do not have insurance, there is a cost of $110.00 for a PCR test and $50.00 for a rapid test - This comes as a result of the Federal Government no longer providing funding for testing.

There will be signage placed both inside and outside of the building. To set up an appointment for testing, please complete this requisition form.

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Preschool Parent Testimonial


If you are interested in having your child attend a Walled Lake Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form below. Please note, this is not the application. You will receive an email when registration is open. Preschool form

The preschool department is interested in hearing from families! Please consider taking a minute to share your thoughts using this survey. This information will greatly help in planning for the next school year. Thank you for your input!

Please click on the tab above to access our 2021-2022 Student Directory:

Directory Password: PLESharks2122

You can also find the directory under the For Parents tab on our school website. Please note that the directory is for Pleasant Lake Elementary families only. If you cannot locate your information in the directory, it is because you noted in the Welcome Back to School Packet that you did not want your information shared.

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2021-2022 calendar

Please click on the tab below to view the 2021-2022 school calendar.

School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:50 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 4:00 PM

Departure: 4:07 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Breakfast and Lunch

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.

Students are also able to bring lunch from home. This year students will be able to bring a lunch box if that is preferred over a paper bag.

Children can grab their breakfast from the cafeteria upon entering school first thing in the morning.

Pleasant Lake Elementary

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Prime Time Care Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Main Office:


Fax Number:


Attendance Hotline:


School Times:

Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:07 PM

PLE PTA Membership and News

Visit the Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA Website for more information on the PLE PTA, sign up for membership, and to learn about PTA events and how you can get involved.


PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The PTA needs your help in providing our students and staff with as many resources as possible. One way the PTA helps is by contributing the funds earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you to enroll your card to earn money for the PTA. This program does not take away your rewards earned toward gas or any other benefits. It is an additional way that Kroger gives back to the community. If you were enrolled in the past, please make sure to re-enroll and select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA to earn the community rewards. You can follow the link provided here

Also, if you have other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that shop at Kroger or Kroger affiliated stores encourage them to enroll their rewards card and select your student’s PTA for community rewards. Every little bit helps our students and staff.

Thank you,

Katarina Gasevski

PTA Co-V.P. and Scrips Coordinator

Absences and Notes to School

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-2890. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. If we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.

The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody, day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.

If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher or the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries before 3:00 p.m. We will always make sure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us early in the day or with a note. Thank you!

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8 habits homework menu

This summer enjoy some time with your child(ren) by paricipating in the activities listed in the Leader in Me 8 Habits Homework Menu.

Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!

Click HERE on how you can teach the Leader in Me at home. Learn about the Habits and different activities you can do at home to reinforce what we are teaching your child at school.


Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!

Communication is very important to us at Pleasant Lake Elementary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Pleasant Lake utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents. Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


Our school newsletter will be sent electronically to parents once a month. An archive of newsletters is also posted to our school website under the For Parents tab. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


Please follow us on Twitter @PleasantLakeEl to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


We also offer Remind 101 to all PLE parents. How does it work? If you would like to receive a quick text message on your cell phone or device, just sign up with us and you receive a quick text to remind you of important school events, deadlines, time frames, etc. at PLE. You can unsubscribe at any time.

To join, send a text to (586) 649-3482 and enter the message @mrmakt

You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mrmakt'.