The Panther Pride

Pleasant Run Elementary School

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May 24, 2019


Dear Pleasant Run Families:

Our staff would like to wish you a wonderful 3-day weekend as we observe Memorial Day! Next week we have a busy week planned:

  • Students who ordered yearbooks will receive their copy.
  • Students eligible for CORE+ will attend their celebration.
  • All students will participate in Field Day/CORE Bash on Tuesday/Wednesday.
  • We have several award ceremonies planned throughout the week.

As a reminder, our final day of school for this year is June 3. Students will dismiss that day at 2:30 PM. Also, please keep in mind that Registration Dates for this summer are: Tuesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 17th at all 5-8 buildings.

I ask that you take a few moments to complete our annual Uniformly Dress Survey:

As we maintain our focus on ending this school year, we are excited for things to come in the 2019-20 school year. Below are a few of the highlights. Please be sure to download our Warren app and check our website regularly for updated information and events.

Kindergarten Enrollment Age:

During the 2019 legislative session, the enrollment age for Kindergarten was changed from August 1 to September 1. Students who will turn 5 on or before August 1st will be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. For those students who turn 5 between August 2 - 31, families will be asked to submit a waiver for early entrance. Warren will not accept students who turn 5 after September 1. This information will be available on our website and during registration on July 16, 2019 from 12:00 - 8:00.

Focus on the Freshman - Destination:

Graduation Class of 2023 We know when students transition from their middle school setting to the high school setting, there is a lot to consider and a lot of need for support. This school year, we implemented a cohort model at the high school where students are supported by an administrator, two counselors, and an academic coach. Next year, Mr. Jacob (admin), Mrs. Bush (academic coach), Mrs. Thomas, (cohort secretary), Mr. Clark (counselor) and Mrs. Schwering (counselor) will be supporting the incoming freshman class. This team has visited with 8th graders and talked to them about changes they will experience as a high school student. They have created a text hotline for freshman to send and receive information. Students and families can text the message @99bd4k8 to 81010 to join this group. Orientation sessions are being held on July 23 and July 24, 2019. More information will be available on the high school webpage and through social media.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):

At the May 15, 2019 MSD Warren School Board Meeting, the board approved to implement the Community Eligibility Provision to allow all MSD Warren students to have access to free lunch in addition to free breakfast during the school year. This program is available to all students in every MSD Warren school. It is important to note that this program is not related to textbook rental. Families who need textbook rental support will still be required to complete a Textbook Rental application after July 1, 2019. More information can be found on our website.

Three Tier Bussing:

School Start Times Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Warren will be implementing a three tier transportation schedule. As a result, there are new school start times for our students. These changes will allow us to provide a safer and more efficient transportation experience for our students. More information will be available on our website and at registration in July.

High School (9-12) - 7:15AM - 2:20PM

Elementary School (K-4) - 8:05AM - 3:05PM

Intermediate/Middle School (5-8) - 8:55AM - 3:55PM

Warren Early Childhood Center & Renaissance - 8:55AM - 3:55PM

The 5-8 Experience - 1 Intermediate/Middle School:

In an effort to provide our students, families and staff a more coherent 4-year experience in grades 5 thru 8, MSD Warren will be moving from a two-school model to a one school model. Currently, our students spend two years in the intermediate academy and another two years at the middle school. Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, our students will spend 4 years in their intermediate/middle school. Within this model, there is one school principal with an administrator and counselor supporting each grade level. These support teams will travel with the students from year to year. This will allow them to build significant relationships with their students and families over the 4 years. This model will lessen transitions for students and families, create common expectations and procedures during the 4 years, allow for more extracurricular access to 5th and 6th graders, and create a single identity for the school community. Registration for the intermediate/middle school level is July 17, 2019 from 12:00 - 8:00.

Supporting the Whole Child:

Social Emotional Curriculum In the 2019-20 school year, to support the board goal of supporting the whole child by providing the instruction and support for the development of their social and emotional wellbeing to ensure our students are socially and emotionally strong, every K-8 student will receive direct instruction in social emotional skills using the Second Steps curriculum. To ensure coherence, PBIS Tier 1 teams will work this summer to create a scope and sequence, as well as roll out plans that align with other building initiatives and goals. We look forward to the enhanced experiences and strengthened relationships our students will foster with the new skills acquired this upcoming school year.

School Counselors - K-12:

For the first time in Warren, all students in grades K-12 will have access to a school counselor. Our focus on social and emotional needs of students has reinforced to us that students having access to school counselors grades K-12 is a priority. Our school counselors will assist with identifying student needs through the use of data, consulting with teachers, administrators and families. They will use this data to design instructional plans to support student academic, career and social/emotional development in addition to balancing delivery methods, recognizing that students learn in multiple ways. The end result of this work will be reflected in improvement in academic, attendance and behavioral outcomes related to academic development, college and career readiness and social/emotional development.

Thank you for your continued support of your child and our school - we appreciate you! Please contact me at 317-532-3803 if you have any further questions.

Mr. Koomler


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Breakfast and Lunch for May 28-June 3rd

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Important Information

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Birthday Celebration Guidelines

While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a new "treats' guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit:
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Joining the PTA allows you to meet some great people. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.

The mission of the Pleasant Run Elementary PTA is to act in the interest of the children, to encourage understanding and cooperation between parents and teachers, and to promote programs that benefit the success of children’s learning. The Pleasant Run PTA supports education through active participation and advocacy.

Pleasant Run Elementary has a very active and supportive PTA. We sponsor many fun events throughout the school year. We also provide volunteers for many school events as well as provide support for school programs such as Super Reader, Breakfast with Santa and the annual fund raiser. Please join us for a PTA meeting to see what we’re all about.