Pleasant View Elementary Flyer
Friday, July 23, 2021
Dear PVE Families
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! For those of you that we have not yet had the privilege to meet, our names are Stacy Smith and Jodi Morrow. We are honored to serve this community as the principal and assistant principal of Pleasant View Elementary. We hope this message finds you savoring what remains of summer and making memories that will warm your heart and mind long after the heat has ended. At school, we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our students! The halls have been quiet for too long, and we look forward to another amazing school year full of learning and fun!
This newsletter contains valuable information for all families, and it is the first of edition of our weekly flyers for the 21-22 school year. We hope you will find it helpful as you prepare for your child(ren) to return to school on Tuesday, August 3rd.
Stacy and Jodi
Dr. Stacy Smith - Principal of PVE
317-873-2376, extension 17999
Mrs. Jodi Morrow - Assistant Principal of PVE
317-873-2376, extension 17994
21-22 Calendar Items
- July 26 - PVE Office Resumes Normal Public Office Hours of 7:30-3:30
Monday, July 26 - New Family Welcome Event at PVE (5:00-6:00) for PreK, 1st-4th grade families new to PVE
Thursday, July 29th - Kdg Strong Start Welcome Event at PVE (5:00-6:30) for kindergarten students and their parents only - this event is a combination of a welcome event and an opportunity to meet their child's teacher
Friday, July 30th - PVE Meet the Teacher Event for PreK, 1st-4th grade students and their parents
Tuesday, August 3rd - 1st Day of School
Thursday, August 19th - PVE Curriculum Night - more details to come!
Back-To-School Important Information
PVE Office Hours
Our office staff is diligently working to prepare for the upcoming school year. You are always welcome to call if needed. We are open M-F from 7:30am - 3:30pm.
Classroom Teacher Assignment Notification Today- This afternoon (Friday, July 23rd) families should receive an email from ZCS notifying you of your elementary child(ren)'s classroom placement for the upcoming school year.
PVE New (to the area) Family Welcome Night - Monday Evening, July 26th 5:00-6:00 pm
- If you are new to the Pleasant View community (Development and Transitional Preschool, and 1st -4th grades), please mark your calendar for this coming Monday evening, July 26th for an orientation to PVE.
- This is for newly enrolled families and their new PVE students only.
- Please enter the building at Door 14 (main office area).
- PVE adminstrators, counselors, office staff, and nurses (no classroom teachers) meet in the lower gym at 5:00 for a brief information session prior to a brief tour.
- Note: Kindergarten families will have a welcome on Thursday evening, 7/29, and need not attend this event.
- For those attending the event, please note that wearing a mask indoors is strongly recommended for individuals not fully vaccinated until further notice, as per CDC recommendation.
Teacher Preparation Days - July 28th-30th
- All teachers return to work and will be engaged in professional development and meetings across the district on these days. Note that their time is primarily consumed with back to school responsibilities.
- They will communicate with you soon and look forward to meeting you and your child on July 29th (Kindergarten only), or July 30th (PreK & 1st-4th)
Kindergarten Strong Start Welcome/Meet the Teacher Event - Thursday, July 29th, 5:00-6:30pm
- For Kindergarten students and their parents only.
- This is both the Welcome Event and the Meet the Teacher Event for Kindergartners at PVE.
- All Kindergarten families and their rising Kdg students will attend this special welcome event, in which they hear a short welcome, tour the building, meet their teacher, see their classroom, drop-off school supplies, etc.
- For those attending the event, please note that wearing a mask indoors is strongly recommended for individuals not fully vaccinated until further notice, as per CDC recommendation.
PVE Meet the Teacher Event for Preschool/1st-4th Grade Students -Friday, July 30th
The school will be open for all families to meet your teacher, reconnect with classmates, and visit your classroom. During this time, preschool and 1st-4th grade students can drop off school supplies, say hello to their teacher, and get those last few questions answered.
Please park and enter either in the main lot or the bus lot, but be sure to check out our Welcome Back Sign at Door 14 before you leave! For those attending the event, please note that wearing a mask indoors is strongly recommended for individuals not fully vaccinated until further notice, as per CDC recommendation.
Please see the assigned time for your family to attend below. Please note, this is for Preschool and 1st-4th grade students and families only
- Last Name A-G : Attend from 5:00-5:30 PM
- Last Name H-L: Attend from 5:30-6:00 PM
- Last Name N-S: Attend from 6:00-6:30 PM.
- Last Name M, T-Z: Attend from 6:30-7:00 PM
First Day of School - Tuesday, August 3rd!
Transportation - Information and reminders on arrival and dismissal procedures will be sent out in next week's flyer.
PVE New Staff- I am pleased to introduce some of our new staff in this edition of our "Pleasant View Elementary Update". Truly, we have added some great talent to our team. Please check out that section below!
As a reminder, our 1st Day of School is Tuesday, August 3rd!
PVE Back-to-School Spirit Wear Sale - Ends on 8/15
Orders will close on August 15th, so we can get them into your hands quickly so show your school spirit!
Stay tuned for our BIG Spirit Wear Sale coming in October!
Your PVE PTO
Welcome to the PVE Family
Krista Westfall - 3rd Grade Teacher
I’m so excited to join the PVE team! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone.
B.A. Sociology - University of Kentucky
Master’s in Elementary Education - University of Missouri, St. Louis
After graduating from UK, I was accepted into Teach for America, where I taught 6th and 8th grades. I have also taught 1st, 4th, and most recently, in Pike Township, 5th grade. This will be my 13th year teaching and I’m excited to add a new grade level to my tool belt!
I just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary with my husband, John. He is a principal in Lafayette. Our daughters will be joining me at PVE, Emma and Grace. Emma will be in 4th grade and Grace will be in 2nd grade this year. It will be our first time together in a building and we’re all so excited. We just moved to Zionsville in September and we absolutely love it.
In my free time, you will find me reading, swimming, or doing anything outside with my family and our dogs, Daisy, Chip, and Lola.
Kristen DeLoddere - Special Education Resource Teacher
Hello! I am very excited to be joining the Pleasant View Elementary team and family this year!
I am going into my 14th year of teaching. I have taught all of my previous 13 years in Avon Community School Corporation. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades over the last 13 years. I love getting to know my students and their families and building strong relationships with them. I love finding ways to engage students in lessons and inspiring them to love learning!
I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education and Mild Intervention License from Butler University in 2008. I received my Masters in Education with a Reading focus from Ball State University in 2012.
I grew up in the small town of Rochester, Indiana. I have been married to my husband, Josh, for 11 years. We have three children—Alison (Ali-8 years old) who will be in 3rd grade this year, Brody (5) who will be in Pre-K this year, and Cameron (Cam-3) who will be in preschool this year. They are so excited to be coming to Zionsville Schools this year! We also have two fur-babies, Murphy (our 13 year old Labradoodle) and Ziggy (our 8 year old Dorkie) in our family. We have loved living in Zionsville for the last 5 years and have lived in the area for the last 12 years.
When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my family and friends. We love spending time camping, spending time on the lake or swimming in the pool, traveling to Disney, the beach, or the mountains, and spending time playing and enjoying life outdoors.
Katie Leach - Kindergarten Teacher
Hello! My name is Katie Leach! I am so excited to be a part of the Pleasant View team this year, and continue to grow within this community! I am looking forward to getting to know you all better, and have a great year! Here are some things to help you get to know me…
Experiences and Education
I graduated from Ball State University where I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Autism Behavior Studies. I was fortunate enough to have completed my student teaching here at PVE in Kindergarten, and then transitioned into working as an Instructional Assistant for the remainder of the school year! I have loved my time here at PVE so far. I am thankful to have been able to learn from the staff here, and am looking forward to continuing that!
Family and Fun
I grew up and still live in Lebanon, IN with my mom and our dog Daisy! I have a very close-knit extended family, who I love spending time with on the weekends. We often spend those weekends watching softball and cooking out. We love traveling together and this past summer did a trip out west visiting 7 national parks, there were 13 of us! Other than being with family, I enjoy cooking, reading, and going on walks.
Kristen Lee - Speech Language Pathologist
Hello! I am thrilled to join the PVE family this year and I am eager to get to know you! A little bit about me…
As a Chicago native, I started with a B.A. in English at Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, I served as a dorm counselor for the Program for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, where I gained sign language skills and a deep affection for the Deaf Community.
A few years later, I returned to college to get my teaching certification, but instead I found my calling in Communication Disorders (B.S & M.S.) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A bit of a gypsy, I have practiced speech language therapy for more than 20 years, with experience across clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and schools. I have experience working with hearing loss and cochlear implants, autism and motor challenges, as well as stuttering. Curious by nature, I have an eclectic approach to therapy, having worked with newborns to senior citizens. With that all being said, I have happily called ZWest home over the last 5 years, where I relished working with middle schoolers and preschoolers.
My husband Jamie and I raised our two boys, Miles & Isaac, just outside of Madison in Stoughton, Wisconsin for 10 years. Then work in the hospital setting called us to Indiana, where we were providentially led to a home in Zionsville. My first experiences here began with walking through the front doors of PVE. It seems I’ve come full circle as I pack both boys off to Purdue next month and walk back through the front doors of PVE!
Cheese! Is that too cliché?! I really do love all things Wisconsin: hiking, cooking, and gardening…Badgers and Packers! My younger son Isaac took up beekeeping for his 7th grade Passion Project at ZMS. As he leaves for Purdue’s College of Ag Dept., I have happily become the “bee nanny” for his three hives. I am developing a pretty good record at catching bee swarms, so call me if you’re in a pinch!
Theresa Walters - Universal Preschool Teacher
Hello! I am excited to be joining the Pleasant View Elementary team! I look forward to getting to know you all of you.
I am going into my 18th year of preschool teaching. I have taught 11 years of my career at Burgett’s Child Care Center in West Lafayette, Indiana, 6 years part time at Eagle Church Preschool in Whitestown, Indiana and 2 years part time at Eagle Elementary in the Developmental Preschool. I am patient and love to appreciate each child for their unique selves.
While staying home as a mother, I volunteered in the Zionsville Developmental Preschool and Kindergarten Rooms.
I have continuing education through both Purdue University and Ivy Tech College.
I reside in Zionsville with my husband, Jim and my three children, Adam 18, Alex, 16, and Emily 12. We have a sweet dog, Josie, an aggressive hamster, Georgie, and a speedy goldfish, Flapper.
Long walks, my church, watching my children play sports, gardening, and vacations.
Covid-19 Mitigation Strategies and Protocols
As copied from Dr. Robison's email sent on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
A recommendation about masks and other return to school CoVID-19 protocols was passed by the Board of Trustees. In brief, it states:
- All CoVID-19 decisions are subject to change.
- In school mitigations of hand washing, disinfecting, and enhanced HVAC circulation will continue until further notice.
- All forms of school transportation require mask wearing until further notice. (This is a federal regulation.)
- Wearing a mask indoors is strongly recommended for individuals not fully vaccinated until further notice, as per CDC recommendation.
- ZCS will not require vaccination for staff or students unless otherwise noticed.
- ZCS may require proof of vaccination status for school visitors.
- ZCS will continue to report on C-19 positives and close contacts until further notice.
- School events/sports can proceed without limitations unless otherwise noticed.
- The Superintendent may alter protocols if conditions change. Processes will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
- If school is mandated to close for any reason, the Board reserves the right to revisit all re-start protocols.
- ZCS will not seek to know vaccination status for students or staff unless they are involved in contact tracing of a CoVID-19 positive case.
- Parents should keep ill children at home and report CoVID-19 symptoms and positive test results to the child’s school
21-22 Pleasant View Elementary Teachers
Sarah Hutchinson (Developmental Preschool Teacher), Katie Seymour (Transitional Preschool Teacher),
Tina Boudreau, Megan Fischer, Grace Gardner, Jen Hilton,
Alyssa Kayes, Katie Leach, Jill McCune
Leslie Daugherty, Marissa Diemer, Rene Frye, Shannon Hall
Beth Knapik, Audra Reber, Abby Wyatt
Cathy Dawson, Stephanie Martinelli, Maggie Owens, Julie Parks,
Katie Nichols, Stacy Smith, Michelle Weesies
Kaleigh (Branchick) Kanipe, Rachel Ruoff, Jennifer Stegemoller,
Courtney Stein, Karen Stillions, Krista Westfall, Kricket Williams
Libby Berman, Stephanie Compton, Taylor Fischl, Amanda Matthews,
Cheri Mikesell, Molly Seward, JordanTamburini
Amy Brandau (STEM & Coach), Rebecca Hampton (Music), Michelle Walters (Media)
Laurie Wanser (Wellness), Scott Miller (Art)
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs)
Chris Alt, Christie Toops, Kristen Lee,
Laura Loeffelholz, Joni Prihoda, Erin Groene
Unified Student Services (Special Education)
Kristin Dawson & Kristen DeLoddere (Resource)
Anne Nichols & Hailey Torrance (Essential Skills)
Melanie Bowlin (HI)
Daniel Pulliam (School Psychologist)
Tammy Brown (OT); Mary Jo Swenson & Bree Pittman (PTs)
School Counselors: Tammy Mazelin & Natalie Rieke
Instructional Coaches: Laura Czerwionka & Melissa Wirth
School Nursing Team: Peggy Carson, Kei'ona Cox-K'Peahay, & Lianne Donald
Cafe Manager: Lisa Morgan
Before & After Care: Tina Tamburini (Lead) & Nick Stafford (Assistant BAC Lead)
Sgt Sam Dennemann (Safety Resource Officer)
Amanda Shipman (Administrative Assistant/Registrar)
Kristen Winters (Administrative Assistant/Treasurer)
Stacy Smith (Principal)
Jodi Morrow (Assistant Principal)
PVE Instructional Assistants
Our amazing IAs are still being solidified for the 21-22 school year, so in order to not leave anyone out, we will wait to list their names as a group in a future flyer. One thing is for sure, we couldn't meet our goals for students with each one of them!
ZCS GROW Child Care Options
Please see the link below for more details and information on how to sign-up for one of the GROW childcard options.
Bridge and Early Start Spanish are optional, fee based programs that “bridge” the time between the 7:50-8:00 arrival time for 1st-4th grade students, and the start of the instructional day for Kindergarten students, which is 8:50-9:00.
Before and After-School Care (BAC) is available for all PVE students, and the before/after school starts at 6:45am and extends childcare from 2:30 to 6:00pm.
Eagle Rec offers fee based programs in a variety of interest areas, which typically start after school has already begun.
ZCS Now Hiring
Looking for a job that works with your child's school schedule? ZCS is hiring instructional assistants and cafeteria staff. Learn more and apply at:
The ZCS HR Department is currently hiring for the following positions: Food Service Associates, Instructional Assistants, Paraprofessionals, Bus Drivers, & Bus Aides. Information about these positions as well as in-person interviews will be offered at the following locations and times during Back-to-School Days:
· Monday, July 26
o 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Zionsville West Middle School
o 12:30 pm-4:00 pm at Zionsville Middle School
· Tuesday, July 27
o 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Zionsville Community High School
o 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Zionsville West Middle School
o 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Zionsville Middle School
Visitor and Volunteer Procedures
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic, our procedures regarding welcoming guests to our building continue to evolve, with safety as our top priority. The ZCS Eagle Start Guide will give specifics regarding the most up-to-date district decisions regarding volunteers and visitors.
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to check in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check.. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee for the full background check which will expire after 5 years.
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.