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April 15, 2016

Weekly Video Update

Weekly PVE Update 4-15-16

Kindergarten Roundup

Almost 150 incoming kindergarten students visited our campus and met our teachers on Monday. We are excited to welcome our new students! Here is a video of "A Day in the Life of Kindergarten" featuring our current kindergarten students interviewed by a ZCS middle school student. Thank you to our PTO and other volunteers who helped make this event a success!
K Roundup video

Upcoming School Events

Global Day of Design

When: Monday, April 25th during school

Who: all PVE staff and students!

What: Students get a chance to make, build, and tinker on a challenge of their choice! The Global Day of Design is a day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. The goal is to inspire a students to create, make, and build. Students will get to choose two challenges during the school day.

How you can get involved:

Click HERE if you're interested in helping by donating supplies for the challenges.

Click HERE for more information about the Global Day of Design and to find design activities you can try at home!

*PLEASE NOTE- our lunch schedule will be a bit different on this day, and students may not be eating at their scheduled times. Because of this, we will not have lunch visitors on Monday, April 25th. Thank you for your understanding!

Here are some examples of some of the 20+ challenges PVE will have for students to try:

National Poetry Month at PVE!

What a great time!

  • One Book One School- Thanks to our PTO, each classroom received the book Pocket Poems as a part of our building-wide study and celebration of poetry. Here are some of the events that took place over the past two weeks at PVE:
  • April 5th- visit from Poetry Alive! - professional performers reciting and acting out poems for our students. This event was also made possible by our PTO.
  • April 6th- Drop Everything and Read Poetry & Drop Everything and Write Poetry- students and staff spent time reading poems and writing original poems at designated times throughout the day.
  • April 12th- Poem in Your Pocket Day- students carried in their pockets that were shared at a moment’s notice and performed by volunteers during lunch time.
  • April 15th- Buddy Read and Write Poetry- Classes linked up and read and/or wrote poetry together

All classes also wrote a class poem about Pleasant View Elementary. The poem could be in any form of poetry: haiku, limerick, rhyming, free verse, or other! These Class Poems were recorded o be shared on the daily announcements.

Below are some pictures and poems from classes in action:

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Student Poems to be Published!

The following students in Miss Cope's class wrote poems that were selected to be published in the Young American Poetry Digest 2016. The website is

Tatiana Patterson

Lydia Douglas

Maddox Iler

Kendall Theobald

Aaron Steichele

Teo Ozemet

Evie Prucka

Kiki Williamson

Rachel Procter

Olivia Miller

Ellis Kaar

Taylor Martin

Sofia Bayt

Max Steiner

Courtney Ridding


Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt Bids

Planning for our 6th Annual Jog-A-Thon is under way! The event will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at each of Zionsville's five elementary schools. The planning committee is accepting bids for the production of more than 3,000 Jog-A-Thon T-shirts. If interested, please email Jennifer Fyffe at with notation that you would like the opportunity to bid. Upon receipt of your email, we will forward you a Request For Proposal. All emails of intent are due no later than April 29th to be considered.

ZCS News and Info

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2016 Z'Run Event

Date: Saturday, April 30th at 9:00 am

Zionsville Middle School

14th annual Z'Run event

A community-based 5K "Fun Run" or 1-mile family walk (now including family dogs)

Sign up HERE!