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PLA@George H. Fisher School 93

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Greetings PLA Families,

This week we celebrated our scholar's achievements for all of their hard work during the first quarter. We hosted our school's honor ceremony for all grade levels during the school day. Scholars were recognized for multiple categories including: honor roll, perfect attendance and outstanding behavior.

I want to thank all parents and families for making our transition to 11:20 dismissal flawless on our early release day. We had all scholars picked up on time. This allowed all staff to be present for our professional development. The next early release will be on Tuesday, November 22nd at 11:20. Thank you for your support.

As a reminder, daylight savings time ends this weekend. Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night.

Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day. Our school will be utilized as a polling site. For this reason, scholars will be learning virtually. You can expect your child to come home on Monday with work to complete on Tuesday. All assignments for November 8th will be due on Tuesday, November 15th.

PLA@93's Fall Festival will be on Wednesday, November 16th. More details below.

Would you like to help our school and complete your grocery shopping at the same time? With Box Tops for Education, you can!! You no longer have to clip the box tops from the packaging. Simply scan your receipt with your phone and earn points for our school. More information can be found below. We appreciate your support!

Have a great weekend!


Mr. Hendricks


PLA@93 Fall Festival

On Wednesday, November 16th, PLA@93 will be hosting our annual fall festival. There will be food, games, and raffle prizes. We are excited to be hosting this event again. This will be the first time since COVID prevented us from hosting the last two years.

Beginning Wednesday, November 9th we will be selling tickets to our fall festival at a discounted price of 5 tickets for $2.00. Ticket prices will increase that evening to 4 for $2.00 and will be available for purchase at the festival. There is no entry fee, but all food, games, and raffle items will be purchased using tickets.

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Box Tops for Education

This year, PLA 93 has enrolled in the Box Tops for Education program to raise money for our school! Box tops has done away with the traditional box tops clips, but now they have an app where you can scan your receipt and earn points instantly. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love! This is a very easy way to earn money for the school. All you have to do is shop, scan, and earn points!

1. Download the Box Tops for Education App

2. Create an account

3. Click "Find a school" then search: Phalen Leadership Academies School 93

4. Shop and Scan your receipt in the app!

Use this referral code WAQM0IK5 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

We are kicking off a new Box Tops for Education leaderboard that is running 10/10/2022 through 12/21/2022.

The goal is to have your child's classroom be in first place on the Fall Leaderboard.

Here's how it works:

  1. Buy Box Tops products and scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase.
  2. After scanning your receipt, make sure Phalen Leadership Academies School 93 is your selected school in the app.
  3. Tap on Give Credit to select your child's classroom. You can scroll down to add a note with your child's name or additional information on who should get credit.
  4. The number of Box Tops earned with your receipt will be credited to the classroom you selected.
  5. To see where your child's classroom stands on our leaderboard, open the Box Tops app, tap on the school card on the Home screen and check out Fall Leaderboard on the school dashboard.

Want to give credit for a digital or email receipt? Go into the Box Tops app, tap on the My Earnings button at the top of the screen and tap on the transaction you'd like to credit. Scroll past the list of products and tap on Give Credit at the bottom of the screen. Then, select your child's classroom.

Let's have some fun and help Phalen Leadership Academies School 93 give our students what they need to succeed!

Know someone who's not participating in Box Tops yet? Encourage them to sign up using my referral code KCJB63IK and our school will earn Bonus Box Tops when they scan their first receipt.

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Marion County Energy Assistance Program

The Marion County Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (EAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain utility services during the winter heating season. This 2022-2023 program will include assistance with electric, heating, and water (when funding is available).

The John Boner Neighborhood Center and many community organizations within Marion County are collaborating to deliver the 2022-2023 Marion County Energy Assistance Program.
Beginning October 1, throughout Marion County, households will be able to pick up a paper EAP application from John Boner Neighborhood Centers, 2236 E. 10th St. Please go to door #2 in the parking lot. Please check the boxes affixed to the building for an application. Applications may be return to the same location using the gray drop box slot at door #2.
To learn more about Eligibility, Click Here.

Apply Online
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we strongly encourage everyone to apply online.

Click Here to submit an application and all documents online.

If applying online, please DO NOT submit a paper application or schedule an appointment.
Schedule an Appointment
Beginning October 24, 2022 you will be able to schedule a phone appointment to complete your EAP application. You may schedule by using this link or you may call (317) 559-7016 to receive assistance with scheduling an appointment. Additional appointments are typically added daily. Whether scheduling your phone appointment through the online portal or with operator assistance, these are the same appointments. The phone operators do not have any additional appointments available. Again, we do encourage all that can, to complete their EAP application online themselves.
Drop-off Paperwork
Starting October 3, 2022 you can also drop off the paper application at the John Boner Neighborhood Centers, 2236 East 10th Street, Indianapolis 46201
Door # 2, Secure “Gray” Drop Box Slot

Important Dates
October 3, 2022 Online and Mail-in applications accepted
October 24, 2022 Begin Scheduling of Phone Appointments
November 1, 2022 Phone EAP Appointments to Begin
May 15, 2023 Last Day to Submit EAP Application

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Phalen Swag

We had some parents inquire about purchasing Phalen gear for their scholar. Use the following link to the online store if you are interested:
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Donors Choose

Want to support your scholar's school? Check out PLA93's Donors Choose page. Scroll all the way down to see projects for our teachers that you can help support!

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First View App

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.

Parent ESSER Survey

Parents, we need your help. PLA93 has received money from the federal government and we would appreciate your input as to how you would like this money spent. ESSER is a stimulus and emergency COVID relief funding stream authorized as part of the CRRSA Act enacted on December 27, 2020. This additional funding stream is intended to help states and school districts safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. We are working to hear the voice of our stakeholders when determining use of funds. The allocations are only designated for very specific areas. Please provide us your feedback no later than December 23, 2022 using the following link:

School Lunch Menu

*This menu is subject to change.
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PLA@93 School Supply Lists

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School Uniforms

All scholars should be dressed in accordance with the school's uniform policy. The dress code is as follows:

KDG-3rd Grade-Red Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

4th-5th Grade-Gray Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

6th Grade-Black or White Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

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.

Join us at Phalen Leadership Academies!

Do you know someone looking for a new school? Do you have new neighbors with children searching for their neighborhood school? Have them check us out at PLA93! Our school is filled with passionate educators eager to help all of our scholars. Use the QR code below to begin the registration process.
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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 ( or call 317-643-2330, apply online at, or use the following link: PLA University Application


PLA’s English language classes have been a standout success, with students consistently performing 10-15 points above average! Our personal, collaborative approach allows students to progress quickly to conversational English. Classes are open for new registrants, and we invite you to join us. Classes are held 9:00am – 12:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes are held at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Register with us online at to reserve your seat in the class

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Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 8th- Virtual learning (School will be closed for Election Day)

Wednesday, November 16- Fall Festival 4:00-6:00PM

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

PLA@93 2022-2023 Calendar

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Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

PLA@93 is an A-rated, tuition-free public school serving grades K-6. We love serving our families on Indy's Far Eastside 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.

Phalen Leadership Academy School 93 will deliver an exceptional education to all scholars. Our rigorous approach to education is based on the Phalen Leadership Academies Core Values of Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement and Gratitude.