Pickerington Elementary

October 21, 2022

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

October 24th - No School - Professional Development

October 25th - No School - Virtual Learning Day

November 8th - No School Virtual Learning Day

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

Red Ribbon Week is the nation's largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign. Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. At the elementary level we are focusing on making positive and healthy choices. You can go to https://www.redribbon.org/ to learn more.

Check out the flyer for our Red Ribbon Spirit Week happening Tuesday, October 26 through Monday, October 31.

Red Ribbon Week

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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”.

Parents are invited to come for the parade which will be held outdoors at 9:45 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⬇️

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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. We are also looking for Trunks to pass out candy as well as parent volunteers for the day of the event.


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🚨 Nov. 8 Bond Issue🚨

Pickerington Schools’ Nov. 8 bond issue will be used to address this rapid growth in the student population by constructing a new junior high and renovating and expanding existing facilities. Community approval of the bond issue will help our students for years to come, and will help keep our schools and property values strong. Learn more about the bond issue on our website. Don’t forget that early in-person and absentee voting by mail is open now and election day is Nov. 8. More information about voting is available on the Vote Ohio website.


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.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR FUN AND PRIZES: You may opt to purchase a Reverse Raffle Ticket for an additional $50. Got a lucky number? Pick it for a chance to win! Using the 'seat finder' application, pick a number between A1 through A300 for your Reverse Raffle Entry number.

Dinner will be catered by Berwick Manor.

The silent auction includes upscale baskets and themed, decorated trees.

Proceeds from this event provide grants to Pickerington teachers and buildings for a variety of classroom projects. PEF awards over $20,000 each year that goes directly back to support our schools. Founded in 2004, PEF is a permanent public charity as a fund within the Fairfield County Foundation. As a public charity, all contributions to the Foundation will receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law.

We hope to see you at the PEF Charity Auction!



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 Friday, November 18th.

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.

Over the Counter Medication

Now that it is cough and sniffle season, you may be thinking about sending your child to school with a few cough drops to help them out. Please remember that per district policy, you must send medication to the clinic in the original container. You can find the over-the-counter permission form below.

Administering Nonprescription Medications


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!

PEF "Pet" Christmas Tree

Thank you to everyone who donated to our PEF "Pet" Tree.

Bass Pro Shops Gift Card: $15.00

2- Petco Grooming Gift Card: $15.00,

Cabela's Gift Card: $15.00

Pet Smart Gift Card: $25.00

Kroger Gift Card: $15.00

Nom Nom Nom Gift Card: $15.00

Gumby Dog Toy

Cat Clipper & File Set

Dog Nail Clipper Guillotine

Kong Laser Toy

Smarty Kat Skitter Critter

Play Strong Dog Toy

Pedigree Dog DentaStix

Cesar Softies Dog Treats

Crinkle Cat Toy

Food/Water Dish

Dog Brush

Catnip Cat Toys

3 pack Toy Set

Pet Wipes

Pet Waste Bags

Nutri Source Dog Treats

Blue Buffalo Cat Treats

Fish Taco Cat Toys

Jumbo Hedgehog Dog Toy

Temptations Cat Treats

Temptations Creamy Purree Chicken

Temptations Creamy Purree Salmon

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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.
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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"