Pleasant Lake Pleasantries
OCTOBER 25, 2021
Together We Learn, Together We Lead!
Walled Lake Substitute Teacher Pay Increase
Come Work In Walled Lake Schools! New Pay Rates and Incentive
Starting Friday, October 22, 2021, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools is excited to announce we are adding a $200.00 incentive to be paid to teacher substitutes for every 20 full days of subbing. Also starting this Friday, Permanent Building Subs (PBS) will earn $150.00 per day when committing to five days/week, plus the $200 incentive, every 20 full days worked. Daily teacher subs will earn $105.00/day, plus the $200 incentive, every 20 full days worked. Paraeducator substitute positions are also posted daily and now earn $12.00 per hour.
Please consider accepting our daily substitute jobs online in Red Rover or contact Jill Keitel, directly, at 248 956 2099; firstname.lastname@example.org or Brad Paddock, directly, at 248 956 2192; email@example.com to learn more about the permanent building substitute positions available in Walled Lake. We look forward to helping you, help us!
SHARK SCHOOL STORE IS BACK!
Our Shark School Store is back! The store will be open each Monday-Thursday from 8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Children can enter school at 8:45 a.m., prior to our early bell of 8:50 a.m., if they are walked to the front main door by an adult and enter through that same door. Remember to please not park in the bus loop. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their children.
The store will close at 9:00 a.m. to ensure that everyone gets to class on time. Items for sale range from $1-$5.
Thank you are we are excited about the reopening of our school store!
LUNCHROOM AIRBORNE ALLERGY
I need your help. One of our staff members who works with our children in the lunchroom each day has an airborne plum allergy. We've tried some different strategies to address it but it hasn't been successful.
I need the staff member to assist all of our children in the lunchroom daily so I respectfully ask that you please DO NOT pack any plums in your child's lunch.
Thank you so much for your help and please contact me with any questions and/or concerns.
PLEASANT LAKE ELEMENTARY JOB OPENINGS
PLE COVID-19 STUDENT SCREENING CHECKLIST AND NEXT STEPS
In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all of our students and staff we are requesting the support of all families in monitoring the health of our children.
In some ways we are experiencing the typical school year with students not feeling well. It is typical for students to experience a runny nose, headache, stomach ache, or a variety of other symptoms. However, we are also experiencing members of our school community who are testing positive with Covid-19.
We wanted to provide some guidance for our families on what steps to follow if your child is not feeling well.
- Step 1:
- Please use the Student Screening Checklist to determine if your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
- If your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 based on the Student Screening Checklist, there are three options in order to return to school
- Please review this information and reference it in the event your child is not feeling well
- Step 2:
- Please contact our attendance line at 248-956-2890
- If your child did passes the Student Screening Checklist, please indicate that to our office staff.
- If your child did not pass the Student Screening Checklist, please let our staff know if you are getting your child tested, excluding for 10 days, or have an alternate diagnosis
Feel free to call us when in doubt with what to do. We would rather act cautiously then make a decision that could negatively impact your children, other children and the adults that work at Pleasant Lake Elementary.
Thank you for your support and don’t hesitate to contact our main office at 248.956.2800 if you have any questions and/or concerns.
HEALTH SCREENING BEFORE YOU COME TO SCHOOL
We continue to urge all families to check your child's health daily and make decisions that will help ensure we keep our students, staff, and community healthy and safe.
Daily Health Checks: Please check your child(ren) daily for ANY signs of illness before attending school. Check for the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Muscle of Body Aches
- New loss of smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Runny Nose
- Nausea or Vomiting
If your child has any of these symptoms, please err on the side of caution and keep them home until they are feeling better! We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to keep our community healthy and safe!
Breakfast and Lunch
For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.
Students are also able to bring lunch from home. This year students will be able to bring a lunch box if that is preferred over a paper bag.
Children can grab their breakfast from the cafeteria upon entering school first thing in the morning.
Pleasant Lake Elementary
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Prime Time Care Hours
Monday - Friday
6:30 AM-6:00 PM
Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:07 PM
Kroger Community Rewards Program
The PTA needs your help in providing our students and staff with as many resources as possible. One way the PTA helps is by contributing the funds earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you to enroll your card to earn money for the PTA. This program does not take away your rewards earned toward gas or any other benefits. It is an additional way that Kroger gives back to the community. If you were enrolled in the past, please make sure to re-enroll and select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA to earn the community rewards. You can follow the link provided here https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow
Also, if you have other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that shop at Kroger or Kroger affiliated stores encourage them to enroll their rewards card and select your student’s PTA for community rewards. Every little bit helps our students and staff.
PTA Co-V.P. and Scrips Coordinator
Absences and Notes to School
If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-2890. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. If we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.
The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody, day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.
If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher or the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries before 3:00 p.m. We will always make sure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us early in the day or with a note. Thank you!
Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!
Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!
SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS
It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Pleasant Lake utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents. Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.
PLEASANT LAKE PLEASANTRIES AND SCHOOL WEBSITE
Our school newsletter will be sent electronically to parents once a month. An archive of newsletters is also posted to our school website under the For Parents tab. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.
Please follow us on Twitter @PleasantLakeEl to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!
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