Pickerington Elementary

September 16, 2022

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

September 19th - 30th: APEX Fundraiser

Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES

Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

PTO email 📨 pickelempto@gmail.com

Nov. 8 Bond Passage Qualifies PLSD for ~$75 Million in OFCC Funds

Passage of the November 8 bond issue will enable Pickerington Schools to nearly double the money spent on our schools — for free! In addition to building a new junior high and adding classrooms to both high schools, with bond passage the district will qualify for approximately $75 million in future funding from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. These funds can be used to address future capital needs in our schools. Community approval of the bond issue will help PLSD and its students for years to come! Learn more about the bond issue on the district's website. And, don’t forget that the voter registration deadline is Oct. 11. Information about registering to vote and how to vote is available at: www.VoteOhio.gov.


The theme for this year's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” to honor the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latina/o/x Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. The theme encourages us to ensure that all voices are represented and welcomed to help build stronger communities and a stronger nation.



Event Code: FE191122

Also Needed: Lunch ID


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,

and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!

Click on the button below to get started.






  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text

  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once


It has been a great start to the school year! Just a few reminders from the front office staff.

  • Late Arrivals - Please do not drop students off in front of the building and send them to the door by themselves. If your student is late for any reason, you must accompany them into the building. Also, If they are late because of an appointment, you can add the late arrival into Pick up Patrol so the office is aware.
  • Pick up Patrol - If you have not done so already, please sign up for our new dismissal program. Reach out to valerie_jackson@plsd.us if you have any questions.
  • Emergency Cards - Please make sure you get your emergency cards filled out and turned in. These cards are beneficial to the office in case our internet is down and we have to contact parents.

🍔 Apply for Free/reduced meals at PLSD 🥦

Easy process online to help out during the year with the cost of meals for your students if you qualify


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"


Registration is open for the 2022-2023 school year. At the time of registration, a $25/child registration fee will be charged to complete the registration.

Pickerington Before & After School Programming, 2022-2023 School Year

Registrar: Robin May

Phone: 614-425-8178

Email: garverregistrar@ymcacolumbus.org

Parents can register online here.


Panorama Survey

The district will be conducting an online survey that your 3rd and 4th grade child(ren) will be completing at school. The survey will provide us with social and emotional learning information. The feedback from your child will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how to improve and adapt our district to their needs. The attached letter will give you more information on the survey.

Panorama SEL Fall Survey English 2022

Panorama SEL Otoño Survey Spanish 2022

Nepali Version of Panorama SEL Fall Survey

How Can You Help Your Students Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program?

  • 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.

Ohio Adoption & Kinship Network

OhioKAN is a new statewide program designed to help kinship and adoptive families navigate and connect with all available resources. We work to help families build connections and find resources in their area by providing personalized and customized referral information. We are also able, in Region 7 (Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison and Pickaway Counties), to assist with flexible funds and hard goods. The feedback from families served has been incredibly positive! There are no income eligibility requirements and we serve formal and informal kinship placements, as well as adoptive families. We are here to listen, link and empower families. https://ohiokan.jfs.ohio.gov.

Parenting Workshop



  • Remember, students are not allowed to transport medication to school in their book bag. If you want your student to have medication available at school, the correct paperwork must be completed and the medication must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian.

  • Medication must be brought in the original container and must not be expired.

  • Prescription medication (including inhalers) must be in the original container with the pharmacy label attached. The label must include the student’s name, provider’s name, name of the medication, dosage to be given and time to be administered.

  • Medication forms are available here: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/forms/ (under Health and Medical).

Emergency Medical Forms

  • Please make sure you have updated the forms for the 22/23 school year for each of your students in Infinite Campus.

Change of Clothing

  • If your student has needed to borrow clothing from the clinic, please wash and return the clothing as soon as possible.


PTO Officers

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

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!

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.
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Save the Date


9/19-9/30 - Apex Fundraiser

9/21 - PTO Meeting 7pm


10/19 - PTO Meeting 7pm

10/19 - Restaurant Night - Chipotle 5p-9p

10/26-11/4 - Bookfair

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


11/1-11/4 - Bookfair

11/16 - PTO Meeting 7p

YouTube ▶️

Did you know that we have our own YouTube page? Make sure you subscribe to see all the latest happenings!

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Available Resources for Parents

The link below contains FREE resources that are being made available to our PLSD parents through a grant between the Fairfield County Educational Service Center and the Cook Center for Human Connection. They are provided as a convenience for our parents and families.


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