Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

OCTOBER 25, 2021

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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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; or Brad Paddock, directly, at 248 956 2192; to learn more about the permanent building substitute positions available in Walled Lake. We look forward to helping you, help us!


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!


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.


Please contact our main office at 248.956.2802 if you are interested in any of the Pleasant Lake Elementary job openings below:


Thank you.



Please remember to provide your child two masks to bring to school. We purchased quite a few at the start of the school year for emergencies but have already ran out.

Thank you.


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.


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:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Muscle of Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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!


Click HERE for more information and contact Nayal Maktari if you are interested in working with a team to continue this wonderful opportunity for your children.

2021-2022 calendar

Please click on the tab below to view the 2021-2022 school calendar.

School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:50 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 4:00 PM

Departure: 4:07 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

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

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Prime Time Care Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Main Office:


Fax Number:


Attendance Hotline:


School Times:

Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:07 PM

PLE PTA Membership and News

Visit the Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA Website for more information on the PLE PTA, sign up for membership, and to learn about PTA events and how you can get involved.


PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

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

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.

Thank you,

Katarina Gasevski

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!

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8 habits homework menu

This summer enjoy some time with your child(ren) by paricipating in the activities listed in the Leader in Me 8 Habits Homework Menu.

Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!

Click HERE on how you can teach the Leader in Me at home. Learn about the Habits and different activities you can do at home to reinforce what we are teaching your child at school.


Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!

Communication is very important to us at Pleasant Lake Elementary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year.


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.


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!


We also offer Remind 101 to all PLE parents. How does it work? If you would like to receive a quick text message on your cell phone or device, just sign up with us and you receive a quick text to remind you of important school events, deadlines, time frames, etc. at PLE. You can unsubscribe at any time.

To join, send a text to (586) 649-3482 and enter the message @mrmakt

You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mrmakt'.