40 of our top Scholars got to take on Holiday World this past Friday!!
PARENTS PLEASE READ!!!!!!
IREAD RETAKES IS MONDAY & TUESDAY!!
Parents due to testing there will be no "pop up" meetings allowed with staff, administrators, deans, or teachers during testing dates. All meetings will need to be scheduled through Ms. Wallace in the front office. Please have your scholars present and on time to school by 9:30am!!
KINDERGARTEN & 6TH GRADE PARENTS
KINDERGARTEN & 6TH GRADE PARENTS YOU WILL NEED TO COME TO THE SCHOOL AND PICK UP YOUR TICKETS BEFORE FRIDAY MAY 26TH!! PARENTS KEEP IN MIND AT NO TIME ARE WEAPONS OF ANY KIND PERMITTED ON PLA @48 PREMISES. PARENTS AND GUARDIANS SHOWING UP TO THE SCHOOL SMELLING OF ALCOHOL AND/OR MARIJUANA WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND WE WILL BRING YOUR SCHOLAR OUT TO YOU. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND WE STILL HAVE SCHOOL ON THIS DAY SO WE WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL OTHER SCHOLARS AND STAFF IN THE BUILDING. NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED INTO GRADUATION W/O A TICKET, THERE IS NO EXCEPTION!! SECURITY WILL BE ENFORCED
PARENTS PLEASE READ IN REGARDS TO OUR CELL PHONE POLICY!!
Summer Advantage June 7th-July 14th
Summer Advantage will be back at PLA 48 this summer for 5 weeks!! Sign your scholar(s) up now for our free 5 week enrichment program.
Starting on Wednesday January 4th, 2023 all guest entering PLA 48 will need their ID to come into the building, if they plan to go past the front office during school hours. As always PLA 48 are looking for ways to better protect our families in our building and with our new Ident•A•Kid system it helps us to do that. The visitor sticker that is provided to you will need to be placed on you at all times while in our building.
If you have any questions Ms. Wallace will be happy to assist you.
Parents that are picking up their scholars must be at the school before 3:15pm we will not dismiss scholars after 3:15 as we have already started our dismissal process for the day. Parents that come after 3:15 will have to go around to the car rider door and we will send your scholar out.
Late Pick Up *IMPORTANT*
PLA Late Pick-up Policy
The PLA Late Pick-up Policy is outlined below. We do understand that there are extenuating circumstances surrounding an occasional late pickup. However, we have constant daily pickup exceeding anywhere from 30-90 minutes of school being dismissed without any notification. As school is getting closer to summer vacation, after school programs/activities as well as clubs have been canceled. PLA @ 48 teacher contracts end at 4:15pm daily, and teachers will no longer be asked to stay any longer after dismissal if they do not have to by administration. The building will close at 4:15pm, and will not re-open until 8:50am the next morning.
We understand that emergencies arise. We also understand that traffic can be challenging or hectic, but expect all children to be picked up on time. Staff is NOT REQUIRED to remain on campus past their required contract time, therefore, when they do, you have put them in an undesirable position of not being able to spend time with their own families and commitments. Unfortunately, we are seeing an increasing number of occasions where children are being picked up late. I am fully aware that there can be valid reasons or emergencies where parents/guardians have been delayed of which I will always take an understanding view. However, some parents/guardians appear to be unwilling to acknowledge the impact that this has on both their child and the school and seem to think that the school is able to offer a free, out of hour’s childcare service.
It is because of these few parents who regularly pick up their child late that I am forced to take the following action. For the last 10 days of school, If parents are unable to be reached and children are not picked up by 4:15 pm (1:15pm on early release Wednesdays), CPS will be contacted and reports filed on behalf of the PLA organization and PLA @ 48. PLA @ 48 will also notify the local police for your child to be placed in police custody to contact you. You will then be asked to show proper identification for the police to release your child.
Please ensure this message is relayed to all members of your family and after school providers who may have responsibility for picking up your child/children. Many children are picked up by family members who are unaware of this process. Thank you for your help with this matter.
Lawrence F. Courtney Jr.,
PLA Indy Elementary Regional Supervisor K-6
PLA @ 48 Principal
Help Us Raise Money for our School
You now have the chance to help us raise money for our school simply just by shopping!! When you are out grocery shopping look for the "Box Top" symbol and scan your box or receipt and 10 cents will be donated to PLA 48!! If you need help let us know and we will help you the best way we can!!
If your Scholar is sick call the Front Office!!
If your scholar is feeling sick PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME!! Call the front office at 317-226-4248, TEXT Ms. Wallace 317-721-6027 or email Ms. Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can not excuse the absence if you do not call and speak with the Front Office Manager. We will excuse the FIRST DAY ONLY FOR THAT WEEK, any days out of school past the first day will need a doctor's note to be excused.
As always if you have any questions Ms. Wallace is available via TEXT MESSAGING 24/7 at 317-721-6027
NO MORE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITES
THE LAST DAY FOR ALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WILL BE ON FRIDAY MAY 26TH!!
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!
PLA 48 IS ON FACEBOOK!! PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATED INFORMATION, PICTURES, AND EVENTS!! https://facebook.com/PLAat48
First View App, Track Your Scholar's Bus!!
Below is a link to the First View app. This can be used to track your scholar's bus location. Please contact the transportation department for additional questions at 317-226-4000.
PreK: PreK students do NOT wear uniforms, but please no sandals, open toed shoes, or Crocs
GRADES K-3 WILL BE IN RED POLOS ONLY WITH KHAKI & BLACK BOTTOMS
GRADES 4-5 WILL BE IN GRAY POLOS ONLY WITH KHAKI & BLACK BOTTOMS
GRADE 6 WILL BE IN BLACK OR WHITE POLOS ONLY WITH KHAKI & BLACK BOTTOMS
SHOES ARE TO BE CLOSED HEEL AND TOES… SANDALS, CROCS, YEEZY SANDALS & FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ANYTIME!!
JACKETS AND HOODIES ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING SCHOOL HOURS
SWEATERS AND LONG SLEEVE UNDERSHIRTS MUST BE SCHOOL COLORS (RED, BLACK, WHITE, GRAY).
ALL SCHOLARS MAY WEAR PHALEN BRANDED ATTIRE REGARDLESS OF COORDINATING GRADE LEVEL COLOR.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR DEANS AND TEACHERS WILL BE REACHING OUT TO FAMILIES FOR SCHOLARS THAT ARE OUT OF COMPLIANCE
PLA IS FOR EVERYONE... PLA UNIVERSITY
FREE Career Training
Parents, family members, and neighbors of our scholars can apply to PLA University for training in high-demand careers like Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Entrepreneur, and more! New classes form quarterly. For more information contact Alex Morales via email (email@example.com) or call 317-643-2330, apply online at plauniversity.org, or use the following link: PLA University Application
Important things to remember
Parents/Guardians that have scholars that ride the bus to school please keep in mind that transportation ask that your scholars be on the bus stop 10 minutes before AND after your stop time. Please be sure to download the First View app so that you can track your scholars bus
Parents and visitors that come to the building will not be allowed into the office unless it is necessary. If you are picking up your scholar from school early or dropping off your scholar late Ms. Wallace will talk with you through the speaker box and then will buzz you in to wait in the Atrium. There will be a binder where you can sign the appropriate sheet. If you are picking up we will call your scholar down and they will meet you in the Atrium, if you are dropping them off then you may sign them in and then leave and we will make sure your scholar gets to the right location. We are trying to keep all scholars and families safe. We appreciate your cooperation.
School start at 8:50, scholars that are tardy will not be permitted into the building after 10:45am, unless it is due to a doctor appointment and you have to call the front office before 9:30am to let the school know. Parents also remember that you are required to come in and sign your late scholar in for the day in order for them to be marked tardy.
If you need to change how your scholar is getting home please make sure you call the school before 2:30pm, we can not make any changes after that time.
Parents that are picking up their scholars must be here before 3:15pm we will not dismiss scholars after 3:15 as we have already started our dismissal process for the day.
Car riders start dismissing at 3:35 out door #7
As always if you have any questions or concerns you may call the school at 317-226-4248,
email Ms. Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or text our school line at 317-721-6027!!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
- IREAD Summer May 22nd & May 23rd
- Kindergarten Promotion morning of Friday May 26th
- 6th Grade Promotion afternoon of Friday May 26th
- No school on Monday May 29th in celebration of Memorial Day
- Last Day of School Tuesday June 6th scholars will dismiss at 1:00pm
- Summer Advantage start June 7th at 8:00am
PLA 48 SCHOOL CALENDAR!!
PHALEN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 48!!
PLA@48 is rated one of the top elementary schools in Indianapolis, serving grades K-6. We love serving our families and are excited to support your scholar in mastering key academic skills, demonstrating strong character, and preparing for the future. Each day, our incredible teachers work to help our students learn, grow, thrive and fulfill their tremendous innate potential.
If you need to reach us you may do so via one of the following ways:
Address: 3445 Central Ave Indianapolis, In 46205