Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

May 16, 2022

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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Pleasant Lake Elementary Senior Clap Out!

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The PLE Green Team is looking for volunteers to help with unloading, sorting and distributing plants for our Spring Flower Pick Up on Monday, May 16th. We'll need help from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 2- 3 PM and 4:15- 5:30 PM.

If you are available, please click on the below link to choose a time slot. Thanks for volunteering and we look forward to seeing you!

Thank you,

Ms. Anna Bitzinger

Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,

Our Annual Bowling night is set for Friday, May 20th 5:30-8:30pm at Wonderland Lanes. The PTA will be awarding an Ice Cream Party to the entire grade level that has the most Raffle tickets in front of their baskets by the end of the Raffle on May 20th. Families will have the opportunity to purchase Raffle tickets at the event and place as many tickets as they want to try and win a Raffle Basket. Tickets will be randomly drawn. The more tickets you have in the raffle basket, the better your odds are of winning. Each Raffle Basket will have a sign with a description of contents and the grade level it is from. We are asking for donations to build these AWESOME Gift Baskets!!!


Please click the links below for your child's grade level to signup for a donation. The items must be dropped off no later than Monday, May 16th.

Kindergarten Click Here

1st Grade Click Here

2nd Grade Click Here

3rd Grade Click Here

4th Grade Click Here

5th Grade Click Here

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Congratulation to our Robotics Team for taking 1st Place at their tournament!

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Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,

As part of my evaluation for this school year, please take a few moments to complete the following Principal Survey. The input is important for giving our district leaders some perspective about how I am doing as Pleasant Lake’s Principal.

The survey will close on Friday, May 27th.

Thank you,

Nayal Maktari


Dear 5th Grade Parents,

The 5th Grade Slideshow is a fun part of our graduation each year. We kindly ask that you send a baby picture of your child to the email address below.

You can send the picture into your child’s teacher in an envelope marked with their name and teacher’s name if you are not able to send the picture electronically.

All pictures can be sent to Mrs. Liz Knight

Lastly, we need volunteers to assist with our celebration along with some donations. Remember the celebration on June 9th is not open to visitors. Only volunteers and staff will be in attendance to assist and supervise students.

Please click on the link below if you are able to help!!/showSignUp/20f0548afa829a6ff2-5thgrade


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Thank you to our school community for raising $1388.81 last week. The money raised will be donated to the House of Mercy Orphanage in Chortkiv, Ukraine!


Congratulations staff members Terri Szymanski, Julie Smith , Anna Bitzinger, and Dianna Westervelt. They have been nominated by our PTA for the Distinguished Service Award.

They will be honored at our District PTSA Awards and Installations on May 16th at Geisler Middle School. The night begins at 6:30pm with refreshments and the awards ceremony begins at 7:00 pm.

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Monday, May 16th-Green Team Flower Delivery

Tuesday, May 17th-Title I Literacy and Math Night 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 20th-Bagel Day, Senior Clap Out at 2:15 p.m. and Family Bowling Night at 5:30 p.m.


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Congratulations to 4th Grader Genevieve Matti! Genevieve will be honored at the 50th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Breakfast for the leadership and kindness she exhibites each day in school!

Great job Genevieve!


Dear Incoming PLE Kindergarten Parents,

A friendly reminder to please read the Incoming Kindergarten Newsletter and to register your child as soon as possible.

Please be sure to fill out all of the needed forms contained in the newsletter, along with attending our Spring Visit on Tuesday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m. Don’t hesitate to call our main office at 248.956.2800 if you have any questions.


Please take a moment to read the very important placement letter below for the 2022-2023 School Year

Annual "Are You Returning to PLE" Planning Form

I need your help in planning for the 2022-2023 School Year. This is the time of year when we begin planning for the next school year and the information you provide below assists in determining class sizes and the number of classrooms per grade level.

The form planning form is ONLY for families who will NOT be returning to Pleasant Lake Elementary next year. 5th graders who are attending middle school next year DO NOT need to complete this form. If you are NOT changing schools, there is no need to complete this form.

Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions, please contact our main office at 248.956.2800.

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Optional COVID testing now available at the ESC

The District is now offering optional COVID testing to our staff, students, and parents. Both Rapid and PCR tests are available. The testing will take place at the Educational Services Center (850 Ladd Road, Building D Walled Lake, MI 48390) on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 p.m.

The COVID testing staff, provided by a third party, will be responsible for letting people in the side door on the south side of the building.

  • If you have insurance, your insurance provider will be billed.
  • If you do not have insurance, there is a cost of $110.00 for a PCR test and $50.00 for a rapid test - This comes as a result of the Federal Government no longer providing funding for testing.

There will be signage placed both inside and outside of the building. To set up an appointment for testing, please complete this requisition form.

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Please click on the tab above to access our 2021-2022 Student Directory:

Directory Password: PLESharks2122

You can also find the directory under the For Parents tab on our school website. Please note that the directory is for Pleasant Lake Elementary families only. If you cannot locate your information in the directory, it is because you noted in the Welcome Back to School Packet that you did not want your information shared.

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'.