PLA 48 Weekly Update

09/11/2022

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Reminders

NWEA testing starts this Monday September 12th please make sure your scholars are getting plenty of rest so that they can do their best.


Progress reports will also start going home the week of September 12th, please be on the look out for them and make sure to sign them and return them.


Packets were sent home that need to be filled out and returned if you still have it please send it back ASAP, if you did not receive one please call the school and let us know so we can get it to you.


Parents and visitors that come to the building will not be allowed into the office unless it is necessary. If you are picking up your scholar from school early or dropping off your scholar late Ms. Wallace will talk with you through the speaker box and then will buzz you in to wait in the Atrium. There will be a binder where you can sign the appropriate sheet. If you are picking up we will call your scholar down and they will meet you in the Atrium, if you are dropping them off then you may sign them in and then leave and we will make sure your scholar gets to the right location. We are trying to keep all scholars and families safe. We appreciate your cooperation.


Scholars that are tardy will not be permitted into the building after 10:45am, unless it is due to a doctor appointment and you have to call the front office before 9:30am to let the school know.


If you need to change how your scholar is getting home please make sure you call the school before 2:30pm, we can not make any changes after that time.


Parents that are picking up their scholars must be here before 3:15pm we will not dismiss schoalrs after 3:15 as we have already started our dismissal process for the day.


Car riders start dismissing at 3:30 out door #7


As always if you have any questions or concerns you may call the school at 317-226-4248,

email Ms. Wallace at cawallace@phalenacademies.org or text our school line at 317-721-6027!!

SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY FORM

Parents please click one of the links below to sign your scholar's technology form. This form will need to be filled for all scholars in order to receive a Chromebook or IPad for the 2022-2023 school year. The forms were sent home this week.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LHvKCoJhklzD-50jo72nlfs-QPgnPd8lQsDKN8ElLu4/edit?usp=sharing -Spanish


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9xR0urBdB4RGGTceGzWQ7_m5oPXnrXS97mSuFxG53o/edit?usp=sharing -English

TEXT NOW!!

Parents please text "Y" or "Yes" to 67587 in order to get our school updates via Text Message!!

Tab Tutoring

Tab Tutoring is back in full affect!! If you have a scholar in grades 1st-6th that you would like to be involved in tutoring please let the front office know and we will get the forms to your scholars to bring home!! Tutoring is on Thursdays until 5:15pm, scholars will have to be picked up from Tabernacle Church across the street from the school.

BUTLER COLLEGE MENTOR IS BACK!!

Parents with scholars in grades 2nd-6th that are interested in signing their scholar up for the Butler College Mentor Group please let your teacher or the front office know so that we can get you a registration packet. Butler Mentor is on Tuesday Evenings until 6:30pm, there is no bus transportation to take them home so you will have to pick them up. There are only 30 spots available, sign up now before it's too late.

First View App, Track Your Scholar's Bus!!

Below is a link to the First View app. This can be used to track your scholar's bus location. Please contact the transportation department for additional questions at 317-226-4000.

https://myips.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FirstView-Parent-App-updated-screenshot-March-2020.pdf

School Uniforms

PreK: PreK students do NOT wear uniforms, but please no sandals, open toed shoes, or Crocs

GRADES K-3 WILL BE IN RED POLOS ONLY WITH KHAKI & BLACK BOTTOMS

GRADES 4-5 WILL BE IN GRAY POLOS ONLY WITH KHAKI & BLACK BOTTOMS

GRADE 6 WILL BE IN BLACK OR WHITE POLOS ONLY WITH KHAKI & BLACK BOTTOMS


SHOES ARE TO BE CLOSED HEEL AND TOES… SANDALS, CROCS & FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ANYTIME!!


JACKETS AND HOODIES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING SCHOOL HOURS

SWEATERS AND LONG SLEEVE UNDERSHIRTS MUST BE SCHOOL COLORS (RED, BLACK, WHITE, GRAY).


ALL SCHOLARS MAY WEAR PHALEN BRANDED ATTIRE REGARDLESS OF COORDINATING GRADE LEVEL COLOR.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR DEANS AND TEACHERS WILL BE REACHING OUT TO FAMILIES FOR SCHOLARS THAT ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE

PLA UNIVERSITY

FREE Career Training


Parents, family members, and neighbors of our scholars can apply to PLA University for training in high-demand careers like Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Entrepreneur, and more! New classes form quarterly. For more information contact Alex Morales via email (amorales@phalenacademies.org) or call 317-643-2330, apply online at plauniversity.org, or use the following link: PLA University Application



FREE PLA ENGLISH CLASSES PERFORMING WELL ABOVE INDUSTRY AVERAGE

PLA’s English language classes have been a standout success, with students consistently performing 10-15 points above average! Our personal, collaborative approach allows students to progress quickly to conversational English. Classes are open for new registrants, and we invite you to join us. Classes are held 9:00am – 12:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes are held at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Register with us online at https://share.hsforms.com/1s7AM-aNTS3S1OACrgRNX-Q3ulkk to reserve your seat in the class

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Important Dates to Remember


  • NWEA testing starts on Monday September 12th
  • Progress reports will start going home the week of September 12th
  • 2nd Annual Fall Fest Thursday September 29th 5:00-6:30pm

We need your email address!!

We will be sending report cards this school year via EMAIL ONLY, please make sure your email address is updated with Ms. Wallace in the front office!

PLA @ 48 2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Phalen Leadership Academy 48

PLA@48 is rated one of the top elementary schools in Indianapolis, serving grades K-6. We love serving our families and are excited to support your scholar in mastering key academic skills, demonstrating strong character, and preparing for the future. Each day, our incredible teachers work to help our students learn, grow, thrive and fulfill their tremendous innate potential.