Phalen Leadership Academy 48

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Greetings PLA Families,

PLA 48 Vision: To empower all scholars to become life-long learners who are fearless leaders

in pursuit of academic excellence and compassion for the community.

I-LEARN SPIRIT WEEK

  • MONDAY- READY TO SHINE: NEON/TYE DYE DAY WITH UNIFORM BOTTOMS
  • TUESDAY- DONT SWEAT THE TEST: SWEAT PANTS DAY WITH UNIFORM SHIRT
  • WEDNESDAY- PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD- CRAZY SOCKS/SHOES DAY IN UNIFORM
  • THURSDAY- GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON: HAT DAY IN UNIFORM
  • FRIDAY- RED-Y FOR THE TEST: WEAR RED TODAY

Week of 04/10-04/16

What a great week at PLA @48! Our scholars and staff are working really hard! We are so

thankful for our families, scholars, staff, and community who support this school! We are

beginning to make strides towards achieving our goals! Let's continue to push forward as we

all enter a busy time of life with the holidays fast approaching. Continue to talk to your kids

about the importance of maintaining good attendance, completing their work, and giving their

best effort on a daily basis to learn all they can!!

If you need any assistance or have any question contact us today!!

Mr. Lawrence Courtney, Principal

317-331-0635

lcourtney@phalenacademies.org

Ms. Cassandra Wallace, Office Admin Assistant

317-721-6027

cawallace@phalenacademies.org

Non-Negotiable Behaviors at PLA 48

We value our scholars here at PLA 48. We expect them to rise up and meet certain

expectations in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, and on the bus. We have seen a rise in

unwanted behaviors recently. We value our parental support that you provide to us as we strive to make PLA 48 the best school in the Indianapolis area. We have identified five non-

negotiable behaviors that if scholars choose to act upon severe consequences will result. We

are making you aware so that discussions can be had at home to remind scholars of the

actions they should avoid in order to make their learning experience the best it can be.


The following will result in suspension from school/bus or both:


1. Fighting (this includes play fighting that leads to a further altercation)

2. Using profanity, cursing, or lewd actions or words

3. Leaving designated area without permission (ie: walking out of class)

4. Failure to report to an assigned area (ie: being sent to the dean's office or back to class)

5. Verbal/Physical aggression towards other scholars or adults

Change of Clothes

As we get into the warmer months scholars tend to get dirty outside or have accidents more frequently. We are asking parents to please send in one pair of change of clothes for grades 3-6th and 2 pairs of clothes for grades Pre-K through 2nd. Scholars may wear solid color sweaters or sweatshirts(red, white, gray, or black) with no hood or logos larger than one inch unless it is Phalen gear. K-3 scholars wear red tops, 4-5 wear gray tops, and 6th grade wear black or white tops.

Pants or skirts can be black or khaki.

Easter Egg hunt

PLA 48 will be hosting its first annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday April 14th throughout the school day!! Parents are welcomed to send in easter bags/baskets with their scholars if they choose to do so.

Summer Advantage

Summer Advantage is back for another summer!! Looking for something free, fun and rewarding for your scholar to do this summer, sign them up for our 5 week Summer Advantage program today!!!

Summeradvatage.org or Contact Ms Wallace 317-226-4248

https://summeradvantage.org/enroll-today/

RILEY CENTER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

If you are looking for something for your child to do from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and they attend PLA

@48, look no further. You can sign them up for The Riley Center after school program. Please

call Cassandra Wallace at 317-226-4248 for more information.

TAB After-School tutoring program

Tabernacle Presbyterian Church will begin tutoring opportunities for PLA 48 scholars in

January 2022. If you would like your child to joing the waitlist please call the school and speak with Ms. Wallace. 317-226-4248

COVID-19 & Masks Update

If your scholar(s) OR someone in your household test positive for COVID they will have to quarantine for 5 days from the day that they tested positive as well as have a negative test with a negative result from their last 3 days of quarantine.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

As of Monday 03/21 scholars and staff will no longer will be required to wear masks, however they are still optional for families that wish to do so. We strongly encourage families to check with their bus drivers in regards to their masks requirements as some buses are still requiring masks to be worn.

Uniform Policy

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.

PLA University

PLA University is currently enrolling! If you are interested in free job training in the fields of

information technology, advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, health and life

sciences, or entrepreneurship, enroll today! Classes are open to all family members of our

PLA scholars. Visit PLAUNIVERSITY.ORG

Upcoming Dates

  • I-Learn testing April 18th-May 13th
  • NWEA testing May 16th-May 27th
  • Last day of school is Monday June 6th, it is a half day scholars will dismiss at noon.

Tardy Policy

Scholars are late as of 9:30am, starting on Tuesday January 18th, your scholar must be here before 11:00 am in order to stay for the school day, unless you notify the school before 10am. As of 11:00am they are marked absent for the day.

Dismissal

Parents keep in mind that if you arrive after 3:15 then you will have to go to the car rider line to pick up your scholar, no parents will be allowed in the building after 3:15 for early dismissal.


Any changes to dismissal needs to go through the front office and need to be done by 2:30 in order to make sure all adults are aware of the change.

Butler College Mentor

Butler College Mentor will start back up February 8th, 2022.

Free PLA ENGLISH CLASSES

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



LAS CLASES DE INGLÉS DE PLA RINDEN MEJOR DE LA MEDIA DEL SECTOR

Las clases de inglés de PLA han sido un éxito, ya que los estudiantes obtienen un rendimiento constante de 10-15 puntos mejor de la media. Nuestro enfoque personal y colaborativo permite a los estudiantes progresar rápidamente hacia el inglés conversacional. Nuestras clases están abiertas para nuevos inscritos, y le invitamos a unirse a nosotros. Las clases se imparten de 9:00am a 12:00pm los lunes y miércoles.

Las clases se imparten en James y Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Regístrese con nosotros en línea en https://share.hsforms.com/1s7AM-aNTS3S1OACrgRNX-Q3ulkk para reservar su asiento en la clase

Phalen Leadership Academy School 48 is committed to delivering 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.