1.6.23 PLES Newsletter
Update and Upcoming Events
January 6, 2023
Thank you Mr. Francart and Mr. Horn for being our Watch D.O.G.S. today! If you or someone you know is interested in being a Watch D.O.G., please contact Holly Oliver at email@example.com.
We have seen an increase in students arriving in carlines for both PLES and AGIS with the colder temperatures. In an effort to ensure students arrive safely and on time, we will begin unloading students in our carline at 8:15. We did an unannounced trial run for the past few days and this seems to have solved many of our carline troubles. When entering the school, students should report directly to the front lobby to be supervised by staff until 8:20. Our dismissal process will remain the same and there will be no changes for bus riders.
With winter upon, we would like to remind you of the district’s plan for inclement weather. Please note that we have had 2 closures so far this school year.
In the event that we need to close schools due to inclement weather, the first three (3) closures are traditional snow days, with no online instruction taking place. Each day the District is closed will result in a make-up day, added to the approved 2022-2023 academic calendar at the end of the school year.
If we need to close schools for additional days, AGSD will implement five (5) Flexible Instruction Days (FIDS). During FIDS, all students will engage in remote, online learning. FIDS do not extend the school calendar.
Penn London students will log on at 8:40 for one hour. During this time, students will participate in morning meeting and review work for the day with their teacher. Your student’s teacher will also be available for support for one hour in the afternoon. Teachers will share the specific time with their classes.
A resource video for parents for how to support your student during Flexible Instruction Days is available below:
If we need to close schools for any additional days, we will return to traditional school closures, with make-up days added to the calendar.
In the event of an emergency school closure or delay, families will be notified by AGSD prior to 5:30 a.m. via email, phone call and text message, if you have opted to receive texts from the District. In addition, a pop-up message will be posted to our website and local news channels will be notified.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Harrison, Principal
Mrs. Hall, Assistant Principal
Come Join Us for Kindergarten Math and Literacy Night
January 24th at PLES
Parents/Caregivers are invited to learn about current math and literacy concepts in Kindergarten.
They will receive suggestions for supporting their children at home, while students will be engaged in teacher-led activities.
Click here to RSVP for the event. We can’t wait to see you there!
Citadel Heart of Learning Award
Now through January 15th, Citadel Credit Union is accepting nominations for the 2023 Citadel Heart of Learning Award.
If you know a teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty and truly makes a difference in their student’s lives, please submit a nomination. Winners will receive our glass heart award, at least $1000 to spend in their classroom and will be honored at a recognition ceremony in the spring.
PBIS and Bucket Filling
PLES is working to earn 3,000 bucket bucks this month! Weekly updates on our status will be provided to students on our Friday morning announcements. When we reach our goal the whole school will have a hat day!
This week, students also learned how to say P, B, I, S, ourself, others, and school in American Sign Language. Ask your student to show you this weekend!
Student Resources and Supports
- If your student has been sent home in borrowed clothes from the nurse, please wash and return them as soon as possible.
- The nurse’s office is in need of donations. Please consider donating boys pants as well as boys and girls underwear. Thank you in advance for your generosity!