Pickerington Elementary

March 4, 2022

Pickerington Elementary

Upcoming important dates:

March 7th -11th - Rainbow of Reading

March 8th - Spring Picture Day (inter-state.com/order Use code: 67872RA)

March 8th - K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conference

March 9th - Virtual Learning Day

March 21-25 - No School - Spring Break

Pickerington Elementary: @PickeringtonES

Pickerington Elementary PTO: @PickElemPTO

🚨 PTO new email 📨 pickelempto@gmail.com

Lots of updates for March 7 -11

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Flower Sale

Hello Families!

The PTO has chosen Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse to help us raise our funds for this

spring’s fundraiser. Flyers and catalogs came home with students on Thursday, March 3rd. ALL SALES WILL BE ONLINE.

Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 so we can purchase benches and picnic tables to place out by the playground and benches in the front of the building.

What do you need to do?

● To visit their online store, go to www.fundraiseit.org, click the green “Online Shopping”


● Enter your student’s name and Pickerington Elementary.

● Click Search and select your student.

● Enter your email address to receive a link to your student’s Online Store and to share with

family and friends.

What are the important dates?

Fundraising campaign dates:

March 3, 2022 – Campaign Begins NOW!

March 17, 2022 - Foertmeyer online store closes at midnight.

May 2, 2022 – PICK-UP at Pickerington Elementary from 10:30 am -- 5:30 pm

Thank you for supporting Pickerington Elementary! Please contact Lisa at pickelempto@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

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🌈 Rainbow of Reading Week 🌈

Our Right to Read Week is March 7th - 11th. This year's theme is "Rainbow of Reading." Check out all the fun activities we have planned to support and encourage all our students to read!
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📚 Book Drive 📚

We are having a book drive during our Right to Read Week! Please consider dropping off new and unused books the week of March 7th to add to our new book vending machine. You can find details below!
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Family Reading Night 📖

Please join us for the Pickerington Elementary "Rainbow of Reading" Family Night on Thursday, March 10th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. We will have a presentation from Doggy Drama series author Andra Gillum, and her books will be available for sale(use the order form below) and signing. Thank you to the Pickerington Elementary PTO for sponsoring our author. Families will also get to read with Debbie Wilson and Reese, our therapy dog. The teachers on the Pickerington Elementary reading committee are hosting the event, and they have created several interactive book craft stations along with a Book Scavenger Hunt. Students may earn a GRRR buck for each completed activity, up to $25 GRRR bucks! Kona Ice will be here too!

Book Order Form

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🏆 Congratulations to our Golden Stripe Winners 🐅

2022-23 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for fall 2022 begins in the district on Monday, March 14, 2022. All families (whether new to the district or with existing students) should begin the kindergarten registration process by filling out the online form.


March 9th - Virtual Learning Day

Pickerington Schools will be converting Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to a virtual learning day for students. While March 9, 2022, will be a virtual asynchronous learning day for our students, our teachers will be using this much needed time to analyze student data and parental feedback, meet in Teacher Based Teams, and/or complete other critical professional responsibilities as we begin the final ‘push’ for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Students will be able to access their asynchronous assignments through Google Classroom or SeeSaw, but given that this day is intended to be for teacher professional responsibilities and data analysis, there will be no requirement for teachers to hold office hours on March 9th via Google Meet.

We recognize that this year has been challenging, and the Pickerington Education Association (PEA) and Pickerington Schools District Leadership Team are working in conjunction to provide our teachers with the time needed to increase student achievement and meet our educational goals.

VLA Enrollment for 2022-2023

Dear Pickerington Families,

Enrollment for the Pickerington Schools’ Virtual Learning Academy for the 2022-2023 school year will open Thursday, February 24th (at 9:00 AM) and close on Friday, March 11th.

The VLA is a fully virtual option for students in grades 1-8 and a partially virtual option for students in grades 9-12.

There is a one-year commitment for enrolling in the VLA. There are no transfers in or out of the VLA in the middle of a semester.

Pickerington Schools partners with APEX and Edmentum to provide curriculum and teachers in a virtual setting. The majority of the work is self-paced and teacher access is limited.

If you are interested in learning more about the Pickerington Schools’ VLA please view the Virtual Learning Academy page at: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/virtual-learning-academy/

Also, available (starting at 9:00 AM on 2/24/2022) on the VLA site is the waitlist/registration form that needs to be completed if you would like your student to be placed on the waitlist for VLA for the 22-23 school year. In addition to completing the form, parents and students are required to attend an in-person orientation. Information about the dates, times and locations of the orientation sessions is on the VLA website.

If you have any questions, please email those to VLA@plsd.us

Thank you,

Brian Seymour

Executive Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation

Principal - Virtual Learning Academy

Spring Picture Day!

Say Cheese! March 8th is spring picture day.

Order Online:

inter-state.com/order Use code: 67872RA

YouTube ▶️

Did you know that we have our own YouTube page? Make sure you subscribe to see all the latest happenings!

Subscribe to PES Productions!

PTO News


*Dates & Times are subject to change*


3/3-3/20 - Foertmeyer Flower Sale

3/16 - PTO Meeting 7p


4/2 - Family Fun Night Chiller-Easton

4/20 - PTO Meeting 7p

4/25-4/29 - Book Fair


5/2 - Foertmeyer Flower Pickup

5/2 - Family Fun Night 5-8pm

5/19 - 4th Grade Pizza Party


Roosters Fun Cards Roosters Fun Cards are on sale for $5.00 each while supplies last. The card is good for 10% off any dine-in Roosters location, seven days a week and it expires December 31, 2022. *Cash or check to PE PTO.*

Available Resources for Parents

The link below contains FREE resources that are being made available to our PLSD parents through a grant between the Fairfield County Educational Service Center and the Cook Center for Human Connection. They are provided as a convenience for our parents and families.


Support our school just by shopping!

Do you shop online at Walmart, Kohl's, Disney Store or even Sam's Club? Well, just by shopping at your favorite online stores you can help Pickerington Elementary earn money!💵 Your holiday shopping online will GREATLY impact our school initiatives. simply shop at the places you normally do, but go through school store first, find our school, select the merchant tab, and then find your favorite store. Thank you!

Our school code is: 169833

Shop at Schoolstore.com

This program will run all year and will help Pickerington Elementary keep our PBIS initiatives like Stripes' GRRR buck store, as well as teacher support and appreciation. Thank you for always supporting our school!

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"

Has a Pickerington Elementary staff member gone above the call of duty to ensure your child has had an amazing day, week, month or even a year? 😁 Please take a moment to let us know by completing the form below. Pickerington Elementary is very fortunate to have an outstanding staff that loves working with your children. We all need a little “pat on the back” from time to time. We will make certain that this commendation is delivered to the appropriate staff member and that they are properly recognized.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"