Pickerington Elementary

October 7, 2022

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

October 10th - No School K-8 Only (Parent-Teacher Conference)

October 11th - No School Kindergarten Only (All Day Parent/Teacher Conference)

October 13th - K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conference

PTO Save the Dates

10/19 - PTO Meeting 7pm

10/19 - Restaurant Night - Chipotle 5p-9p

10/26-11/4 - Bookfair

10/30 - Family Fun Day - Trunk or Treat 2p-5p

11/1-11/4 - Bookfair

11/8 - Texas Roadhouse Reynoldsburg 4p-10p

11/16 - PTO Meeting 7p

Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES

Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

PTO email 📨 pickelempto@gmail.com

🚨 Nov. 8 Bond Issue🚨

In case you missed the article in Pickerington Magazine this month, we wanted to share a useful explanation of tax rates as they pertain to Pickerington School’s Nov. 8 bond issue.

As home values appreciate in the district, tax rates are reduced so that the aggregate tax collections for the school do not increase. The graphics at the end of this article show an assumed 24% increase in district taxable value, and the impact on 3 different homes. The graphic is showing ONLY taxes calculated for the district.

As the chart shows, 3 different homes appreciate at 3 different rates — Home A at 15%, Home B at 20%, and Home C at 30%. The taxes calculated for these homes in 2022 are shown at the bottom of the chart.

Although home values are increasing, the calculated taxes are not increasing by the same amount. In fact, Home A's tax bill would fall by 1.37%; Home B's tax bill would only increase 2.91%; and Home C's tax bill would increase 11.49% even though Home C's value increased by 30%. That's because the tax rate falls from 34.769 mills (or $1,217 annually per $100,000 of market value) to 29.784 mills (or $1,042 annually per $100,000 of market value). So, while market values increase by 24%, tax rates will fall by 14.4%.

What does this mean for the Pickerington Schools 2.80 mill bond issue that is on the November 8, 2022 ballot? Even though the levy is a new levy, the existing millage for aggregate bond collections, even if the bond issue passes, is forecasted to fall by ½ a mill. This will make the new levy ‘feel’ like or be similar to a renewal in that tax rates won’t increase while the community continues its commitment.

You can learn more about the upcoming bond issue here. Information about voting is available at the Vote Ohio website. Don’t forget: The deadline to register to vote for the November election is October 11.

PEF Charity Auction

Get your tickets now for this year’s fun-filled Pickerington Education Foundation Charity Auction! The event includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, silent & live auctions, and a Reverse Raffle. It will take place on Saturday, November 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Wigwam Event Center, 10190 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW, Pickerington, OH 43147. The event is a truly enjoyable and fun way to support our schools!

Tickets are $60 per person and are on sale now on the Pickerington Education Foundation webpage.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR FUN AND PRIZES: You may opt to purchase a Reverse Raffle Ticket for an additional $50. Got a lucky number? Pick it for a chance to win! Using the 'seat finder' application, pick a number between A1 through A300 for your Reverse Raffle Entry number.

Dinner will be catered by Berwick Manor.

The silent auction includes upscale baskets and themed, decorated trees.

Proceeds from this event provide grants to Pickerington teachers and buildings for a variety of classroom projects. PEF awards over $20,000 each year that goes directly back to support our schools. Founded in 2004, PEF is a permanent public charity as a fund within the Fairfield County Foundation. As a public charity, all contributions to the Foundation will receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law.

We hope to see you at the PEF Charity Auction!



Event Code: FE191122

Also Needed: Lunch ID







Local community members are interested in donating Thanksgiving meals to other Pickerington families. This is a confidential donation, neither the names of donors or recipients will be shared. Due to the amount of food in the box, an adult will need to be available to come and pick it up from Pickerington Elementary. The pick up time is to be determined and will be communicated closer to that date.

If you are interested in receiving a Turkey dinner, please contact me at Phone:(614)548-1431 or email kendra_stewart@plsd.us by November 11th.

Please let me know how many family members live in your house so we can make sure the appropriate amount of food is boxed.

Holiday Assistance

Dear Families,

Pickerington Schools are once again teaming up with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.

In need of assistance?

Request an online form for holiday assistance by contacting me at kendra_stewart@plsd.us or 614-548-1431. The request link will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner with more details from your school counselor. Please remember that we will only be able to supplement your holiday. The online form must be completed by Friday, November 18th.

Wanting to donate?

There are several ways to donate this year:

  • The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.

  • Gift cards are also appreciated.

  • Cash donations through Paypal.

  • Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).




Order t-shirts here: T-shirt order form

Language Assistance

Notice of Language Assistance Plan

In English:

Pickerington Schools will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in all services, activities, and programs available throughout the district. It is the policy of PLSD to ensure meaningful communication with LEP students and families and to communicate information related to the education of all students. All services needed to comply with this policy will be provided for students and their families in need of such assistance free of charge. For assistance, please call 614-833-2110.

(In Nepali)

भाषा सहायतासम्बन्धी सूचना:

Pickerington Schools ले सीमित अङ्ग्रेजी प्रवीणता (LEP) भएका व्यक्तिहरूसँग डिस्ट्रिक्टभर उपलब्ध सबै सेवा, क्रियाकलाप र कार्यक्रमहरूमा अर्थपूर्ण पहुँच र सहभागी हुन पाउने समान अवसर छ भनी सुनिश्चित गर्नका लागि उचित कदमहरू चाल्ने छ। LEP भएका विद्यार्थी र परिवारहरूसँग अर्थपूर्ण सञ्चार सुनिश्चित गर्ने र सबै विद्यार्थीहरूको शिक्षासँग सम्बन्धित जानकारी सञ्चार गर्ने PLSD को नीति हो। यो नीतिको अनुपालन गर्न आवश्यक पर्ने सबै सेवाहरू यस प्रकारको सहायता आवश्यक भएका विद्यार्थी र उहाँहरूका परिवारहरूलाई निःशुल्क रूपमा उपलब्ध गराइने छ। सहायताको लागि, कृपया 614-833-2110 मा कल गर्नुहोस्

En Español:

Las escuelas de Pickerington tomarán medidas razonables para garantizar que las personas con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP) tengan un acceso fácil y la misma oportunidad de participar en todos los servicios, actividades y programas disponibles en todo el distrito. La política de PLSD es asegurar una comunicación significativa con los estudiantes LEP, sus familias y comunicar información relacionada con la educación de todos los estudiantes. Todos los servicios necesarios para cumplir con esta política se proporcionarán a los estudiantes y sus familias que necesiten dicha asistencia de forma gratuita. Para obtener ayuda, llame al 614-833-2110.

How Can You Help our PBIS?

  • Donate a new copy of your family's favorite book for our Book Vending Machine!

Family Resources

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. 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.

Ohio Adoption & Kinship Network

OhioKAN is a new statewide program designed to help kinship and adoptive families navigate and connect with all available resources. We work to help families build connections and find resources in their area by providing personalized and customized referral information. We are also able, in Region 7 (Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison and Pickaway Counties), to assist with flexible funds and hard goods. The feedback from families served has been incredibly positive! There are no income eligibility requirements and we serve formal and informal kinship placements, as well as adoptive families. We are here to listen, link and empower families. https://ohiokan.jfs.ohio.gov.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Care Center will be at our school on Wednesday, November 2nd. Nationwide Children’s health care providers will be available to provide checkups, give physicals, provide immunizations (shots) and more! NationwideChildrens.org/Mobile-Care-Center. Please contact me at melanie_thompson@plsd.us if you are interested and a consent form will be sent home with your student. You can call 614-355-2590 to make an appointment for your child on November 2nd.

The Mobile Dentist is coming on December 1st and 2nd.

Forms will be going home with your student this week. You can also sign your student up online at www.myschooldentist.com.

Over the Counter Medication

Now that it is cough and sniffle season, you may be thinking about sending your child to school with a few cough drops to help them out. Please remember that per district policy, you must send medication to the clinic in the original container. You can find the over-the-counter permission form below.

Administering Nonprescription Medications


2022-2023 PTO Officers

Co-Presidents: Emily Haverfield and Camille Browning

Vice President: Kayla Hamlin

Secretary: Jennifer Mayberry

AR Treasurer: Lisa Winters

AP Treasurer: David Albanese

Click here to get involved with PES PTO.

If you need to contact the PTO please feel free to contact us at pickelempto@gmail.com We are excited to be your representatives next year!

Thank you for supporting our APEX fundraiser

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Drinks for Staff

Please help us keep the teachers and staff hydrated during Parent Teacher Conferences. Sign up to donate using the link below. Please make sure all items are at the school by 3:30pm on Thursday Oct. 13th. You may drop items off any time next week just please make sure the office knows they are for Parent Teacher Conferences.


PEF Tree Donation

PTO is collecting donations for the PEF Tree. Our PEF tree is "Pet" themed. The Pickerington Education Foundation raises funds by holding a yearly auction/reverse raffle. 100% of the proceeds go back into the classroom and building grands that teachers and principals apply for in December and January. We have created a sign-up genius to help us fill the holes as needed. We will have a donation box at the school and will collect all next week. Final day to donate is Friday the 14th. Thank you for your generosity not only to the Education Foundation but also to our "Pets".


Rooster Fun Cards

The Rooster’s Fun Card are available now until they sell out. Save 10% each time you dine-in at any location until 12/31/2023! The cards are $10 each, cash or check payable to PEPTO. Email PTO with any questions at pickelempto@gmail.com.
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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"