PLE Parent Newsletter

~ November 28, 2022 ~

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Principal's Message

Hello PLE Parents and Families!

Welcome Back!! We were so excited to welcome back our lions today! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and want to thank you for your on-going support, dedication to helping your child and also partnering with us this school year! You are GREATLY appreciated!

We have only 3 more weeks until our next break. Can you believe it? It is so important to make sure your child is not only at school every day, but here ON TIME in order to not miss out on any instruction. We also have several planned activities that students will be able to participate in. The events calendar for December will be going home this week. Check out all the themes we will have for our "12 days until Winter Break!"

More information regarding our school wide events are included in this newsletter for your review.

Thank you for your continued support!

Claudia Thomas

Park Lakes Principal

Thank you for joining us at our Thanksgiving Banquet!

Your children are the PRIDE of PLE!

P - Personal Responsibility

R - Respect for All

I - Involvement in Learning

D - Dedication to Safety

E - Encourage and Empower Others

We use P.R.I.D.E. to introduce our campus expectations. Teachers have Morning Meetings to build community and reinforce these expectations.

Don't forget to join us this Saturday from 10am-2pm for our WINTER WONDERLAND!!!

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We need DONATIONS in order to make this event a success!

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BOOK FAIR starts TOMORROW!!!! Click below and read the letter!

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Parents and Families are INVITED to the Book Fair!

We are allowing for parents to come during the school day to visit the book fair. You will need to check in the front office and only visit the library. You will not be able to pull students during class.

Late Day - Thursday, December 1st : Parents and Families will be able to visit the Book Fair between 4:00 - 6:00pm!

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Upcoming Events/Dates

*The December Events Calendar will be sent home this week!! We have included more dates below!

Please send any donations for the Winter Wonderland Festival this Saturday!!

We need 2-Liter Sodas (plastic) and Full Size Candy Bars! You can send them with your child this week! Let's see who gets the most donations!

November 29 - MOY Testing Window Opens

December 1 - Book Fair OPEN Late in the library (4:00-6:00pm)

December 1 - Baby it's cold outside: WEAR your scarves & hats!

December 2 - Send exact cash for presale wristband tickets ($15)

December 2 - Winter time is fun you see. WEAR your Christmas Tee.

December 3 - Winter Wonderland (10am - 2pm)

*Wristband tickets will be $20 on the day of the event!

December 5 - Grinch Day, WEAR green!

December 5 - Last day to purchase books at the Book Fair in the library!

December 5 - Holiday Treasures Store OPENS TODAY!

December 6 - You are sure sweet. DRESS like a CANDY CANE from head to toe.

December 7 - Deck the Halls - WEAR your favorite Christmas Shirt.

December 8 - Fall Picture Retake Day!

December 8 - Shine Bright! - DRESS yourself with Christmas Lights.

December 9 - Our Winter Break is on the way! - WEAR white and dress like a snowman.

December 12 - WEAR your favorite pair of Christmas Socks.

December 13 - You are awesome as yourself but today DRESS as your favorite elf.

December 14 - Jingle Run

December 14 - Run, run fast as you can and DRESS like a GINGERBREAD man!

December 15 - POLAR EXPRESS DAY!

December 15 - WEAR your appropriate Christmas Pajamas.

December 16 - Class Parties & Early Release Day

December 16 - Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way! Adorn yourself with Bells!

December 19 - January 1 - Winter Break Holiday

January 4 - All Student Holiday/ Staff Workday

January 5 - Students Return to School

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School and Office Hours

School Hours for Students (7:55am - 3:20pm)

Office Hours (7:30am-4:00pm)

7:30am - Front Office Opens

7:30am - 7:55am - Breakfast

**Please drop of your child no later than 7:45am if you would like for them to eat breakfast at home.**

8:00am - Cafeteria Side Doors Close - Parents will need to park and escort child to office after this time.

8:05am - Tardy Bell Rings

Pick Up Times - Parents will need to park and pick up students from FRONT OFFICE after 3:45pm!

2:20pm - Last time for any Transportation Changes

2:40pm - Last time to pick up students before Dismissal Time

3:10pm - Dismissal Begins

3:45pm - Car Riders that have not been picked up need to be picked up in the front office.

4:00pm - All students should be picked up.; Front Office Closes.

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Important - Afternoon Car Riders with NO NUMBER

If a parent/guardian or someone else comes to pick up any student from the car rider line and does NOT have a car rider number visible, you will be asked to park and go to the front office to show your identification. Student Safety is always our priority! Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this matter.

Attendance Matters!!!

We need students to come to school EVERY day! In order for your child not to be marked as unexcused, you need to notify the school when your child is going to be absent. You MUST provide note to the school within 48 hours of the student's return to school.

All absences can be reported each time your child is absent. Visit HERE to view the different ways you can report an absence. You may also contact our Registrar/Attendance Specialist, Kewana Davis, at

Lunch Visitor Policy

Parents/Guardians wishing to have lunch with their child are welcome on the assigned days. Bring your ID - as visitors must check in with the front office to obtain a visitor's badge. Please be respectful of the following procedures when visiting Park Lakes for lunch:

  • Visitor badges must be worn and visible at all times when you are in the building!
  • Lunch guests are required to sit at the special "guest" tables located on the stage and should only sit with their child.
  • Lunch guests may not walk around the cafeteria to visit with other students and may not share/purchase food for any other students except their own.
  • In order to avoid crowding, visitors will be asked to wait in the front foyer until it is lunch time and are asked to stay only for their students' lunch time.
  • All visitors must check out with the front office when lunch is over.

2022-2023 Lunch Times - See the flyer above!

Breakfast Reminders: If your child is having breakfast at school, please try to get here no later than 7:45am so that students have enough time to eat and be ready for the day by morning announcements. FYI - Park Lakes is NOT open for breakfast visitors at any time during the school year.

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Outdoor Classroom Gazebo AND Playground!

Our playground is coming along!! We have received news that it will be ready to use after the winter break!! The animals for our Safari Playground have arrived!! Every day we are seeing improvement and can't wait for our students to be able to play and enjoy these outdoor learning areas. Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Setterbo even were able to try out the slides the other day!
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Safety Drills and Expectations

We will continue to have scheduled drills to practice the expectations. We will continue to communicate and educate our the students regarding school safety. This will be guided and taught to them throughout the school year.

If you every have any questions regarding any of our safety drills or other safety concerns, please contact the school office.

COVID-19 Self Reporting

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and has been on an Humble ISD campus/building, please share that information with Humble ISD by completing one of the following forms:

Student: COVID-19 Self Reporting student form
Staff: COVID-19 Self Reporting staff form

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Membership Fee is $10.00 per family!

The website is now up and working!! If you haven't done so, please join our PTA! We need as many parents to sign up!!

¡El sitio web ya está activo y funcionando!! Si no lo ha hecho, ¡únase a nuestra PTA!

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2022-2023 PLE Student Fees

If you haven't done so already, please make sure to pay for student school fees HERE. These fees are collected to take care of the cost of field trips, class parties, special projects, and the 5th grade Manners Banquet. If you have any questions, or need help accessing our payment link, please contact the front office or email our Bookkeeper, Ms. Verm at

PK - 4th Grade - $25 per school year

5th Grade - $35 per school year

Stay Connected

Make sure to check our website and follow us on social media for updates throughout the school year.

Park Lakes Elementary

Principal: Claudia Thomas

Assistant Principal: Travis Setterbo

Secretary: Adela Ball

Bookkeeper: Sonia Verm

Registrar: Kewana Davis

Counselor: Stephanie Pickney Thompson/Belinda Small

Nurse: Robin Cooper

Office Receptionist: Cynthia Channette