September 23, 2022
Upcoming important dates:
September 19th - 30th: APEX Fundraiser
October 4th - K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conference
October 5th - Virtual Learning Day/Professional Development
October 10th - No School K-8 Only (Parent Teacher Conference)
October 11th - No School Kindergarten Only (All Day Parent/Teacher Conference)
October 13th - K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conference
Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES
Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO
PTO email 📨 firstname.lastname@example.org
The website for this is:
Every child has an access code on their pledge kit that was passed out this week. If your child has lost their pledge kit or access code please go here.
🚨 Nov. 8 Bond Issue Offers a Long-Term Solution to PLSD’s Overcrowding 🚨
The reality is our district is rapidly growing and we are running out of space to continue providing our current level of educational opportunities to our students. If passed, the bond issue will build a new junior high school building, provide renovations and other projects throughout the district including secure entryway upgrades, bring matching dollars from the state to Pickerington, and meet the enrollment growth needs facing our district.
If the Nov. 8 bond issue fails, the district will need to divert money from the daily operating budget in order to pursue temporary options to accommodate enrollment growth. The growth we are experiencing and our facility needs will become even more urgent as classrooms and buildings become more crowded. In addition, there is no guarantee that the state can make available the approximately $75 million in matching funds from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission in future years. Learn more about the upcoming bond issue here. Information about voting is available at www.VoteOhio.gov.
HISPANIC/LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
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.
REMINDER - YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY! 📸
PICKERINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Event Code: FE191122
Also Needed: Lunch ID
YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!
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.
PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE191122
DID YOU KNOW?
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
Dashain is also called “Bijaya Dashami”. It is a religious Hindu festival celebrated annually between the months of September and October. This year, Hindu Nepalese are celebrating Dashain from 10/04-10/08. All government agencies, educational institutions, and other public sectors will be closed down during these festivals in Nepal. This is the longest festival celebrated in Nepal. Usually, Nepalese celebrate this festival for fifteen days. The festival is celebrated by Hindus in Nepal, some parts of India, and elsewhere in the world.
The significance of the festival is the triumph of good over evil, commemorating the victory over the wicked ones, and honors the Victory of God over Demons.
This is a great time for family reunion. Basically, families and relatives visit their elder’s house, get tika(a mixture of rice and red color) and Jamara(yellow plant made of maize, wheat and rice) and blessings, exchange gifts, share sorrow and happiness, and prepare local/traditional dishes and eat together. If a family member has been abroad for education/job/business, they will come back to their home during this festival. Kids and teenagers make colorful kites and enjoy flying them over the sky . Build bamboo swings (Pings) , and get involved in different kinds of entertaining activities. Decorating houses and getting new clothes are part of celebrating this festival too. It is a relaxing time of the year.
🍔 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.
🚨 YMCA BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING
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
Parents can register online here.
How Can You Help Your Students Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program?
- Donate items for the Stripes Store through our Amazon Wish List
- Donate a new copy of your family's favorite book for our Book Vending Machine!
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.
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.
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We are excited to be your representatives next year!
Rooster Fun Cards
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
11/8 - Texas Roadhouse Reynoldsburg 4p-10p
11/16 - PTO Meeting 7p
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.