October 28, 2022
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
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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.
Pickerington Area Food Drive Is Coming to Your Door on Beggars Night
🚨 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.
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
THANKSGIVING MEAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com in order to sign up.
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Dine to Donate
Rooster Fun Cards
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.