Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

MARCH 7, 2022

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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WLCSD Transportation Update

Dear WLCSD Families:

We are pleased to share the following good news with our families. Our partners at Dean Transportation have informed us that our District’s transportation services are currently fully staffed. Starting next week (March 7-11), we will be running all scheduled routes for the remainder of the school year, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

We understand the difficulties that canceled bus routes created for our families the past few months and we deeply regret the impact these measures had on our students. We appreciate the understanding and patience our families demonstrated during our transportation staff shortage.

Should there be a need to cancel routes in the future due to unforeseen circumstances, we will do everything possible to inform families as soon as possible.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining our transportation team, please visit the Dean Transportation careers webpage.

For more questions, please contact the Walled Lake Schools Transportation Department at 248-956-3090 or visit the transportation webpage on the District’s website.


Kenneth Gutman
Superintendent of Schools
Walled Lake Schools

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Daddy Daughter Dance Volunteers Needed

Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,

Your help is needed at our upcoming Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, March 11th at Walnut Creek Middle School. Please click on the link below to volunteer a bit of your time to make it a wonderful evening for our children and families!

Please clink on the flyer below to access the hyperlinks below

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Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,

Because reading can take us to amazing places, we challenge you and your child to “Take a Bite out of Reading” this March! Please check out the weekly list of activities that your child will bring home. Help them complete the activities and sign and return the list each Monday.

We encourage you to strengthen your reading muscles at home this March! Our special all school “reading activities” are as follows:

  • Every Wednesday: Word Wednesday - Wear a shirt or clothing with words
  • March 11- Dress like your favorite book character day
  • March 25- All school read-in day


Kathy Ilacqua, Pleasant Lake Elementary Teacher

PLE Math Grade Skipping Test-2022-2023 School Year

Please click on the document below for information regarding our Math Grade Skipping Process for the 2022-2023 School Year.

The deadline to sign up your child is Friday, March 25th.

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Walnut Creek MS 5th Grade Info Night on Monday, March 7th

Greetings Class of 2029!

All parents/guardians of current 5th grade students are invited to the 5th Grade Information Night at Walnut Creek Middle School on Monday, March 7th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This event will be held in-person. The information session will be held in the Walnut Creek cafeteria from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We look forward to welcoming all families to Walnut Creek!

Please park in the East side lot (second entrance if coming from Haggerty Rd).

We are so excited to welcome your children to Walnut Creek in the fall! To help prepare our parents for the middle school transition, we are looking forward to our 5th Grade Parent Information Night on March 7th.

Our event will begin promptly at 6:30 PM on March 7th. Doors will be open at 6 PM.

Our Walnut Creek Middle School counselors and administration will visit your child's 5th grade class to discuss course choices for next year on Friday, March 11th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to browse our Walnut Creek Website, or reach out to the Creek Administration or Counseling staff:

Seth Taboh


Amanda Berman


Angela Lentz



Preschool Parent Testimonial


If you are interested in having your child attend a Walled Lake Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form below. Please note, this is not the application. You will receive an email when registration is open. Preschool form

The preschool department is interested in hearing from families! Please consider taking a minute to share your thoughts using this survey. This information will greatly help in planning for the next school year. Thank you for your input!

Please click on the tab above to access our 2021-2022 Student Directory:

Directory Password: PLESharks2122

You can also find the directory under the For Parents tab on our school website. Please note that the directory is for Pleasant Lake Elementary families only. If you cannot locate your information in the directory, it is because you noted in the Welcome Back to School Packet that you did not want your information shared.


Please contact our main office at 248.956.2802 if you are interested in any of the Pleasant Lake Elementary job openings below:


Thank you.

17th Annual FFE Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

$35 per *ticket | Only 1,000 tickets available

*Online Processing fee included

Grand Prize: Elect scholarship funds for postsecondary education or 40% lump sum payment option. Grand Prize Drawing March 21, 2022 at District Reflections Celebration at Clifford Smart Middle School. Need not be present to win.

Secondary Prize: Samsung Buds Galaxy Pro with water resistant cover

Purchase tickets: Click on "Buy Now" to purchase tickets online at

Check and cash also accepted by the Foundation for Excellence: 850 Ladd Rd., Bldg. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390 | 248.956.2116

Additional opportunity to win!

Tuition Expedition ticket purchaser may win FREE raffle ticket per monthly drawings sponsored by Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union. Purchase by March 11, 2022 to enter.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Raffle open to residents within and outside the Walled Lake School District
  • Winner has up to 20 years to assign funds & may be split among (4) students
  • Purchaser must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Funds raised by raffle will be channeled into the WL School District and its classrooms to support: programs, activities, and procurement of innovative, educational tools.

Questions? Email or contact Foundation's office: 248.956.2116

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2021-2022 calendar

Please click on the tab below to view the 2021-2022 school calendar.

School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:50 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 4:00 PM

Departure: 4:07 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Breakfast and Lunch

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.

Students are also able to bring lunch from home. This year students will be able to bring a lunch box if that is preferred over a paper bag.

Children can grab their breakfast from the cafeteria upon entering school first thing in the morning.

Pleasant Lake Elementary

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Prime Time Care Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Main Office:


Fax Number:


Attendance Hotline:


School Times:

Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:07 PM

PLE PTA Membership and News

Visit the Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA Website for more information on the PLE PTA, sign up for membership, and to learn about PTA events and how you can get involved.


PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The PTA needs your help in providing our students and staff with as many resources as possible. One way the PTA helps is by contributing the funds earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you to enroll your card to earn money for the PTA. This program does not take away your rewards earned toward gas or any other benefits. It is an additional way that Kroger gives back to the community. If you were enrolled in the past, please make sure to re-enroll and select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA to earn the community rewards. You can follow the link provided here

Also, if you have other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that shop at Kroger or Kroger affiliated stores encourage them to enroll their rewards card and select your student’s PTA for community rewards. Every little bit helps our students and staff.

Thank you,

Katarina Gasevski

PTA Co-V.P. and Scrips Coordinator

Absences and Notes to School

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-2890. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. If we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.

The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody, day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.

If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher or the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries before 3:00 p.m. We will always make sure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us early in the day or with a note. Thank you!

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8 habits homework menu

This summer enjoy some time with your child(ren) by paricipating in the activities listed in the Leader in Me 8 Habits Homework Menu.

Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!

Click HERE on how you can teach the Leader in Me at home. Learn about the Habits and different activities you can do at home to reinforce what we are teaching your child at school.


Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!

Communication is very important to us at Pleasant Lake Elementary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year.


It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Pleasant Lake utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents. Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


Our school newsletter will be sent electronically to parents once a month. An archive of newsletters is also posted to our school website under the For Parents tab. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


Please follow us on Twitter @PleasantLakeEl to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


We also offer Remind 101 to all PLE parents. How does it work? If you would like to receive a quick text message on your cell phone or device, just sign up with us and you receive a quick text to remind you of important school events, deadlines, time frames, etc. at PLE. You can unsubscribe at any time.

To join, send a text to (586) 649-3482 and enter the message @mrmakt

You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mrmakt'.