Weekly Violet Views 1/13/23


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 16th marks the celebration of a man, and to many, a hero who believed in all people, especially those who were not given an equal opportunity in this country. When we take a look at history, we all hope to celebrate progress and change. This day represents all of the hard work done towards equity, equality and human rights. As Dr. King said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. King was also a strong advocate of change through nonviolent civil actions. We celebrate this day to recognize the work of Dr. Martin Luther King and others who continue to fight for our civil rights.

To learn more, please visit these websites:

"Six Meaningful Ways to Teach Kids about MLK Jr. Day"

"5 Classroom Activities For A Meaningful MLK Jr. Day"


All PLSD schools will be closed on Monday, January 16th.

PLSD's 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Save the date and join us on Thursday, February 2nd, at Violet Baptist Church for our 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The event is scheduled from 6pm-8pm. We are still working out the final details of the event but more information will be available soon!

Location: Violet Baptist Church

8345 Blacklick-Eastern Rd NW

Pickerington , OH 43147

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Let's Level Up!

We are ready!!!! Let's LEVEL UP Violet!

What is LEVEL UP you ask?! We are having students set goals, work hard, press ahead and "Level Up" their academic skills. This is the final push of the school year for parents, teachers and students to come together and push our kids forward with their learning.

Let's go VIOLET Elementary!

Violet LEVEL UP!

Counselor's Corner

The Great Kindness Challenge - Save the Date

We are excited to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge again this year! It will take place the week of January 23rd. More information to come!

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In Need of Boys Pants for the Clinic

We are in need of all sizes of boy's athletic type pants for our clinic. (elastic waist pants are best) Students sometimes spill things or fall in the mud and need a change of clothes. If you have any gently used pants to donate, we would really appreciate it. Thank you!

PTO News

Nothing Bundt Cakes Sale

PTO is having a Nothing Bundt Cakes sale for Valentine's Day. We are selling 7 flavors of the Bundtlets for $6.00 each. Orders are due by Friday, January 27th. Order pick up will be on Monday, February 13th from 5-7pm at Violet. Order forms will be sent home with students on Tuesday next week and there is also one included below.

PTO Caring Cabinet

Help us to stock the classrooms for the 3rd quarter!

The Violet PTO has created an amazon wish list with the most needed classroom items. The items will be shipped directly to the school and placed in the PTO Caring Cabinet for the teachers to take what they need. The teachers can also make special requests for additional items.

Violet Teacher Wishlist (https://a.co/ain1JSV)

If you want to purchase items from a different store, you can send them into the office labeled PTO Caring Cabinet!

Thank you for your support!

Roller Skating Party

Join us on Monday, February 6th from 5:00-7:00pm at United Skates of America for a Violet Elementary Skating Party. Admission is $7 and includes skate rental.

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Preschool Screenings for 2023-2024

We are looking for preschool role models for our PLSD Preschool classes for the 2023-2024 school year. We will be screening 3 & 4 year old children to be typical models for Pickerington Local Schools Special Needs Classrooms on February 23 & 24. Please see the information below.

Notice of Language Assistance

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En Francais:

Le district scolaire de Pickerington prendra des mesures raisonnables pour s'assurer que les personnes ayant une compétence limitée en anglais (LEP) ont un accès adapté et une chance égale de participer à tous les services, activités et programmes disponibles dans le district. La

politique du PLSD est d'assurer une communication efficace avec les étudiants et les familles LEP et de communiquer les informations relatives à l'éducation de tous les élèves. Tous les services nécessaires pour se conformer à cette politique seront fournis gratuitement aux élèves et à leurs familles qui en nécessitent. Pour toute assistance, veuillez composer le 614-833-2110.

Important Dates

January 16 No School, Martin Luther King Day

January 27 Nothing Bundt Cakes orders are due

February 2 PLSD Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Violet Baptist Church 6-8pm

February 6 No School, Staff Innovation Day

February 6 PTO Skating Party 5-7pm at United Skates of America

February 7 Virtual Learning Day, Staff Professional Development