Pickerington Elementary

August 27, 2021

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

September 1 - 2 Hr Late Start

September 3 - Kona Ice

September 6 - No School - Labor Day

Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES

Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

Principal Message

Z's message 8-27-21


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

GRRR Expectations

Feel free to look at our PBIS Matrix to help you understand our expectations throughout the building....Stripes approves!

Related Arts Schedule

This year the elementary buildings are operating on an A-E schedule. The biggest thing that this impacts is the related arts schedule. In previous years, you may have been prepared on a certain day each week for your child to wear their gym shoes for PE. However, this year, they need to be prepared on a certain letter to wear the appropriate shoes. For example, a student will no longer be scheduled to have PE on Tuesday. They will be scheduled to have gym on C day. Here is the the A-E calendar for this school year. Please ask your student or their teacher which day they have gym, so that you can plan shoes accordingly.

A- E Schedule


Absensces/Late Arrival/Early Dismissal/End of Day Changes

Please call the school office if your child is going to be absent or late. State law requires a daily check of students who are absent. A 24-hour answering machine is available to receive absence or tardy calls. Please use this machine for all calls after 4:30 p.m. and before 8:30 a.m. The phone number is 614-548-1400, option 1. Thank you for helping us comply with the state requirements.

  • If your child is going to be late, please call the school office. When you do bring your child to school, please scan the QR code on the window and fill out the form.
  • If you need to pick up your child early, please send a note to your child's teacher. When you arrive to pick up your student please scan the QR code on the window and fill out the form. The office staff will call your student down and come out to check ID.
  • If you need to make a change to your student's normal end of day dismissal, please contact the school office before 3:00pm and we will inform your child of any changes in arrangements.

Emergency Contact Cards

Don't forget to fill out your Emergency contact card. The cards were available to parents at the "Peek at Pick" and sent home on the first day of school.

School Fees

The school fees for the 2021-2022 school year are listed below. You may pay online in Infinite Campus or send a check with your student to school. Please make sure it is clearly marked with your student's name and teacher and indicate that it is for student fees. Checks should be made payable to PLSD.

Kindergarten - $19.00

Grade 1 - $17.00

Grade 2 - $17.50

Grade 3 - $22.00

Grade 4 - $23.50

Kona Ice welcomes our students back to school!

Kona Ice will join us during lunch times on September 3rd to welcome our students back to school. Proceeds will come back to support our schools PBIS programming. We will limit size options to the Kiddie for $3 and the Klassic for $4. We want to make sure students have time to eat what they purchase and are not throwing away a lot of extra.

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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.

Reese- Therapy Dog

Pickerington Elementary will have the opportunity to provide some therapeutic work to our students and staff this year through the use of a therapy dog. The dog that will be coming into our building has been certified by a therapy dog licensing agency and has completed extensive training to provide support and service to individuals in a variety of settings, including schools. Please click the link for more information.



There may be times when your student has to come to the clinic and receive a change of clothing. If your child comes home in a different outfit, please wash it and return it to school the next day. We are low on extra clothing and would like to make sure we can accommodate students when needed.

PTO News



9/6 - Restaurant Night - MOD Pizza 11a-8p

9/15 - PTO Meeting 7p


10/13 - Restaurant Night - Chipotle 4p-8p

10/14 - Girls Fun Night 5p-8p

10/20 - PTO Meeting 7p


11/12 - Restaurant Night - Boston Market 5p-8p

11/17 - PTO Meeting 7p


12/16 - Family Fun Night - Get Air


1/19 - PTO Meeting 7p


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

2/16 - PTO Meeting 7p


3/16 - PTO Meeting 7p


4/20 - PTO Meeting 7p


5/19 - 4th Grade Pizza Party


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