Pickerington Elementary

December 3, 2021

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

December 6 - Picture Retake

December 10 - Kona Ice

December 23-31 - Winter Break

Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES

Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

Picture Retake 📸

Picture Retake Day is Monday, December 6, 2021. If your child missed the original picture day or you are unhappy with the pictures your child did take, please plan to have them photographed on December 6th. Parents can order online up to 48 hours after picture day at inter-state.com/order.

Online Order Code: 63433FA

**Parents wanting retakes will need to return their students' original pictures on retake day to the photographer.

Picture Retake Flyer

Gum Drop Forest

Pickerington Elementary along with the PTO are working together to raise money for the

Violet Township Firefighter’s Toy Drive. The first three weeks students are able to purchase and decorate items that will be used in the creation of a gum drop forest throughout our main hallway.

Gum Drop Forest Flyer

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will join us during lunch times on December 10, 2021. Students can purchase the Kiddie for $3 or the Klassic for $4.

Night of Family Engagement

You’re invited to a FREE evening of good family fun at PLSD’s Night of Family Engagement on Monday, Dec. 13 from 6-8pm!

Please join us for a night of celebration, refreshments, games, prizes, and entertainment! Both of our high schools’ award-winning chorales will be performing. Our National Honor Society students will also be greeters, photographers, and social media ambassadors for the evening.

This interactive event will provide an opportunity for families, students and community members to engage with each other as well as school administrators. And, Superintendent Dr. Chris Briggs and other administrators will talk about our Plan for Progress and the new Level Up program. Some PLSD families will also share how they celebrate the holidays, and you could win some Pickerington Schools swag!

Make sure to get registered at this link for the event to be held at the Wigwam Event Center in Pickerington. You may also scan the QR code on the flyer to register. Please email engagement@plsd.us if you have any questions about the event.

The Night of Family Engagement is the first in a series of family and community engagement events, and we hope to see you there!

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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.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"


Remember as the weather changes, please make sure your students are prepared with the proper attire to enjoy their recess comfortably. If your student has lost a coat or jacket, have them check our lost and found. If you need a little extra support in providing a new size of coat or jacket please contact our counselor Ms. Stewart, kendra_stewart@plsd.us, and she will gladly help!

PTO News


*Dates & Times are subject to change*


12/16 - Family Fun Night - Get Air


1/4 - 1/31 - Yearbook Sale

1/19 - PTO Meeting 7p


2/10 - Boys Fun Night 5p-8p

2/16 - PTO Meeting 7p


3/3-3/20 - Foertmeyer Flower Sale

3/16 - PTO Meeting 7p


4/20 - PTO Meeting 7p

TBD - Penny Wars


TBD - Foertmeyer Flower Pickup

5/19 - 4th Grade Pizza Party


Roosters Fun Cards Roosters Fun Cards are on sale for $10.00 each. The card is good for 10% off any dine-in Roosters location, seven days a week and it expires December 31, 2022. *Please make sure you turn in the payment with the form.*

Support our school just by shopping!

Do you shop online at Walmart, Kohl's, Disney Store or even Sam's Club? Well, just by shopping at your favorite online stores you can help Pickerington Elementary earn money!💵 Your holiday shopping online will GREATLY impact our school initiatives. simply shop at the places you normally do, but go through school store first, find our school, select the merchant tab, and then find your favorite store. Thank you!

Our school code is: 169833

Shop at Schoolstore.com

This program will run all year and will help Pickerington Elementary keep our PBIS initiatives like Stripes' GRRR buck store, as well as teacher support and appreciation. Thank you for always supporting our school!


PLSD has a critical need for substitute paraprofessionals, health care assistants, duty aides, custodians, and food service employees! Do you love working with kids? Do you need a job that will work around your schedule? If so, please apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/pickerington/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute+Positions&fbclid=IwAR0WbQ0l5J_O4KbMRDbQsHphmBptPL5rS5W1pC_yQp8u_QpXTSgLZClEUgE


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. Students will take their bags home on either Monday or Thursday, depending on which hybrid day they are here. If your student is VLA and would like to participate, you will pick up the bag(s) from the school on Thursday or Friday. Please reach out to Kendra Stewart, School Counselor by phone at 614-548-1431 or email at kendra_stewart@plsd.us in order to sign up.



We are seeing an increasing number of students coming to school with symptoms such as a cough, headache, sore throat, cold symptoms, ear ache, fever, stomach issues, etc. It is VITAL that you keep your child home if he/she is feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of an illness to help us prevent the spread of ALL illnesses in our classrooms. We need everyone's help to keep our students healthy.

Also, just a reminder that you should not send medications to school with your child. Students are not permitted to carry over the counter or prescription medications in their book bag. If your child needs medication during the school day please complete the corresponding form and bring the medication to the school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Prescription Administration Form.docx



Please see the following guidance for at home Covid-19 test kits:

BinaxNow Antigen Card or Ag Card (these tests are given out by schools, libraries, churches, other places too)

  • Require an app to be downloaded and to be done in conjunction with a telehealth visit.

  • When done properly with the telehealth visit, this can be accepted as a positive test at school. Or if negative, when tested between days 5 and 7, can be accepted to end quarantine on day 8.

  • These results should come up in the app, and a screenshot can be sent to the School Nurse.

  • If the test is not completed with telehealth (we see this is if someone doesn’t download the app, just tests themselves) we cannot accept these results (positive or negative) as they were not proctored in the manner in which they were intended/approved.

Self Tests (BinaxNow Self Test, Ellume or some other brands)

  • Available over the counter at places like CVS or Walgreens where there is no app to be downloaded or telehealth visit component

  • Cannot be accepted as a negative for someone who is trying to end their quarantine after day 7. The packing inserts indicate that they are not designed for that type of situation where a proof of negative is required

  • If they were to test positive using one of these tests, please contact your Health Care Provider.