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PLA@George H. Fisher School 93

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Greetings PLA Families,

Happy Friday! Our teachers and scholars have been busy this week preparing for the final assessment of the year. Our NWEA testing resumes on Monday. This is a benchmark assessment that measures scholar growth. It is taken three times a year to track scholar progress. We will conclude with NWEA testing on Friday, May 27th.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We would like to thank Mrs. Schnarr for visiting classrooms this month to educate our scholars on the importance of mental health awareness. To support our efforts in educating scholars we are hosting a door decorating contest at school and would like our scholars to wear GREEN on Friday, May 20th.


The 500 Festival kids day takes place downtown in Indianapolis on Sunday, May 15th. This is a community event that is fun for all ages. For more information use the following link: https://indyschild.com/events/500-festival-kids-day/


FINAL NOTICE:Human Growth & Development™ is a puberty education program for 4th - 6th graders. This program is endorsed by the Indiana University School of Medicine as a high-quality, medically accurate, and fact-based program that positively informs youth about their growing and changing bodies. Programming is facilitated by LifeSmart Youth, Inc.’s degreed, professional Health Educators. We will be hosting this program at school on Friday, May 20th. Parent consent forms were sent home on Monday, May 2nd and Monday, May 9th.


We are excited to welcome a new program to PLA@93 next year. City Connects is a partnership with the Indianapolis Mayor's Office, Phalen Leadership Academies, and Marian University. A new staff member will be hired to provide resources and services to families. Part of this process involves a parent survey so that we can gain information on how best to serve you. Please take a moment to complete the confidential City Connects survey below. Your voice is critical to this process. To change the survey language, please use the drop down menu on the top right of the survey. The survey will remain open through today, Friday, May 13th.

https://tinyurl.com/FisherF


Our yearbooks have arrived! We have less than twenty copies remaining. If your scholar would like to purchase a copy, they are first come first served. The cost is $14 each.


There is still time to register for Summer Advantage. The deadline has been extended for you to register your scholar and receive transportation to and from school.


Our Family Resource Spotlight this week provides information from Child Mind Institute about technology and screen time. Read more below.


Check out the rest of the flyer below for more important information.


Have a great weekend!


Sincerely,


Mr. Hendricks

Family Resource Spotlight

Our Family Resource Spotlight this week provides information about setting limits with technology to help kids learn to use screens in a healthy way. Limiting screen time and focusing on real life-interactions are important for children's development. Click here to learn more.

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Scouts

Make friends, learn about the outdoors, go to camp, and develop lifelong skills with the Cub Scouts afterschool program! Your child can learn about fire safety, emergency planning, respect, leadership, and more. Anyone can become a Scout, we assist our youth with scholarships for registration, uniforms, and camp fees for those with financial need. Our Cubmasters are trained program leaders, acting as positive role models and leading fun weekly lessons for K-5th graders of all genders.

To apply, simply fill out this form https://form.jotform.com/raeodel/youth-application

Or print and fill out and take pictures of the attached application. We will also be sending applications home to your children that can be returned to the front office. For questions please contact Fran Smith at frasmit@crossroadsbsa.org or (317) 813-7130.

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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.

https://myips.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FirstView-Parent-App-updated-screenshot-March-2020.pdf

Summer Advantage

More information about Summer Advantage is available using the flyer below. Take advantage of this FREE summer porgramming.
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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.

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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 (amorales@phalenacademies.org) or call 317-643-2330, apply online at plauniversity.org, or use the following link: PLA University Application



FREE PLA ENGLISH CLASSES PERFORMING WELL ABOVE INDUSTRY AVERAGE

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 https://share.hsforms.com/1s7AM-aNTS3S1OACrgRNX-Q3ulkk to reserve your seat in the class

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Upcoming Dates:

NWEA TESTING- May 16-27

Last day of school- Monday, June 6th dismissal at 11:00


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

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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.