Pickerington Elementary

October 28, 2022

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

November 8th - No School Virtual Learning Day

November 23-25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

PTO Save the Dates

10/26-11/4 - Bookfair

10/30 - Family Fun Day - Trunk or Treat 2p-5p 👻 🎃

11/1-11/4 - Bookfair

11/8 - Texas Roadhouse Reynoldsburg 4p-10p

11/16 - PTO Meeting 7p

Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES

Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

PTO email 📨 pickelempto@gmail.com

Red Ribbon Week Costume Day

On Monday, October 31st, we will have a costume parade as part of our final day of Red Ribbon Week. Students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes as we parade around the school to “Say Boo! to drugs and bad choices”.

Costume Guidelines: We will still be learning that day so please.....

- no weapons or look-alike weapons

- so scary masks/costumes

- no costumes that would prevent your student from using the bathroom easily.

- no blood or gory costume

Parents are invited to come for the parade which will be held outdoors at 9:40 AM and then for afternoon Kindergarten students only at 1:30 PM.

Parents do not need to sign in at the front office, but instead, are invited to stand around the building lining the sidewalk of the school. Please do not stand on the sidewalk, as that is where the students will be walking during the parade.

Parade route below⬇️

Trunk or Treat

Pickerington Elementary PTO would like to invite you and your families to attend our Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, October 30th from 2:00-5:00 PM.

If you signed up to provide candy during our trunk or treat, can you please arrive by 1:30pm. When you arrive, park in front of the building in the spaces along Long Rd.

All others people should park in the lot on the Diley Rd side of the building.

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Pickerington Area Food Drive Is Coming to Your Door on Beggars Night

The annual Pickerington area food drive is coming to a head as our Pickerington North and Pickerington Central National Honor Society groups collaborate for a fun tradition of turning the tables on Beggar’s night. Panthers will be competing against Tigers on Halloween to bring in the most cans they can muster in one night. During the normal trick or treat hours, 6-8pm, students will go door to door asking for cans instead of candy. After scrounging for as many cans as they can, Pickerington North volunteers will head to the Kroger on Refugee Rd. and dump their cans into awaiting cars. Pickerington Central will have a secondary drop off that will be awaiting their collecting ghouls. The team that brings in the most cans will get an extra prize, and the cans will be dropped off the next morning to the Pickerington Food Pantry. Both schools will tally up the pounds of food gathered, and a winner will be crowned!

🚨 How Does Pickerington’s Tax Rates Compare to Other Central Ohio Communities?🚨

As you consider the Pickerington Schools bond issue on the Nov. 8 ballot, it is important to note that Pickerington tax rates are among the lowest in the Central Ohio area. The following chart shows the total estimated annual taxes paid for a $300,000 market value home in various communities. It also assumes a gross income of $95,000**; a federally adjusted gross income of $78,300; and $15,000 in annual purchases of local taxable goods and services.

It is also important to note that even if the Pickerington Schools 2.80 mill bond issue on the November 8 ballot passes, tax rates are forecasted to fall by ½ a mill. This will make the new levy ‘feel’ like or be similar to a renewal in that tax rates won’t increase while the community continues its commitment.

You can learn more about the upcoming bond issue here. Information about voting is available at the Vote Ohio website. Absentee and in-person voting is already underway!

Book Fair

The book fair will run October 26th thru November 4th. In order to make this a success for our students we need your help. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the book fair! Sign up below.


PEF Charity Auction

Get your tickets now for this year’s fun-filled Pickerington Education Foundation Charity Auction! The event includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, silent & live auctions, and a Reverse Raffle. It will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Wigwam Event Center, 10190 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW, Pickerington, OH 43147. The event is a truly enjoyable and fun way to support our schools!

Tickets are $60 per person and are on sale now on the Pickerington Education Foundation webpage.

We hope to see you at the PEF Charity Auction!

Family Reading Night

Look for more information about our November 14th-18th “Reading Through Time” Right to Read Week spirit days coming soon!
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Local community members are interested in donating Thanksgiving meals to other Pickerington families. This is a confidential donation, neither the names of donors or recipients will be shared. Due to the amount of food in the box, an adult will need to be available to come and pick it up from Pickerington Elementary. The pick up time is to be determined and will be communicated closer to that date.

If you are interested in receiving a Turkey dinner, please contact me at Phone:(614)548-1431 or email kendra_stewart@plsd.us by November 11th.

Please let me know how many family members live in your house so we can make sure the appropriate amount of food is boxed.

Holiday Assistance

Dear Families,

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

In need of assistance?

Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting me at kendra_stewart@plsd.us or 614-548-1431. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner with more details from your school counselor. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Tuesday, November 22nd.

Wanting to donate?

There are several ways to donate this year:

  • The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.

  • Gift cards are also appreciated.

  • Cash donations through Paypal.

  • Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).




Order t-shirts here: T-shirt order form

How Can You Help our PBIS?

  • Donate a new copy of your family's favorite book for our Book Vending Machine!

Family Resources

H.O.P.E Food Bags

Violet Baptist Church offers a Weekend Food Program. This program was created to help those families in need of meals for their children over the weekend. This is offered to our students for FREE. Each student in the house is eligible. Please reach out to Kendra Stewart, School Counselor by phone at 614-548-1431 or email at kendra_stewart@plsd.us in order to sign up.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Care Center will be at our school on Wednesday, November 2nd. Nationwide Children’s health care providers will be available to provide checkups, give physicals, provide immunizations (shots) and more! NationwideChildrens.org/Mobile-Care-Center. Please contact me at melanie_thompson@plsd.us if you are interested and a consent form will be sent home with your student. You can call 614-355-2590 to make an appointment for your child on November 2nd.

The Mobile Dentist is coming on December 1st and 2nd.

Forms were sent home with your students. Please fill out and the form and return to school or sign your student up online at www.myschooldentist.com.


2022-2023 PTO Officers

Co-Presidents: Emily Haverfield and Camille Browning

Vice President: Kayla Hamlin

Secretary: Jennifer Mayberry

AR Treasurer: Lisa Winters

AP Treasurer: David Albanese

Click here to get involved with PES PTO.

If you need to contact the PTO please feel free to contact us at pickelempto@gmail.com We are excited to be your representatives next year!

Dine to Donate

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 8th - Dinner at Texas Roadhouse! The Pickerington Elementary PTO will be having a Fundraising Night where Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchase to our school.
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Rooster Fun Cards

The Rooster’s Fun Card are available now until they sell out. Save 10% each time you dine-in at any location until 12/31/2023! The cards are $10 each, cash or check payable to PEPTO. Email PTO with any questions at pickelempto@gmail.com.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"

Has a Pickerington Elementary staff member gone above the call of duty to ensure your child has had an amazing day, week, month or even a year? 😁 Please take a moment to let us know by completing the form below. Pickerington Elementary is very fortunate to have an outstanding staff that loves working with your children. We all need a little “pat on the back” from time to time. We will make certain that this commendation is delivered to the appropriate staff member and that they are properly recognized.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"