PICKERINGTON ELEMENTARY NEWS
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The holidays are quickly approaching along with all the wonderful memories made during this special time of the year. The holidays are an enjoyable time with family and friends, however, that does not mean that they are not stressful! I realize some families may need some extra assistance providing a more memorable holiday for their children. Pickerington Schools are teaming up once again, with the Violet Township Fire Department to help provide some holiday assistance for families in need during this holiday season.
For those out and about during the holiday season, you may see big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools. If you would like to donate a new toy/gift for the holiday season it can be placed in the big red boxes. Gift cards are also appreciated. If you would prefer to donate in other ways, please let me know.
If you would like to a request form for holiday assistance this year, please contact me at email@example.com or (614) 548-1431. The request form will then be provided to you, only one per household please. This form is handled in a confidential manner; however, the information will be shared with local agencies. More details will be shared with those families requesting holiday assistance. The forms must be turned into a Pickerington school counselor by Friday, November 22nd.
Pickerington Elementary School - PLSD
FROM THE OFFICE
Cold Weather Preparations - Students continue to go outside during the winter months when weather permits. Children should always come to school prepared for outside recess, wearing coats, hats, gloves, etc. Remember to listen to your radio or watch television for weather-related school closings and delayed openings. You may also sign up for text alerts by going to the Pickerington Local School District website and following the directions. On a two (2) hour delay, morning kindergarten times are 11:15 am to 1:15 pm and afternoon kindergarten is from 1:55 pm to 4:05 pm.
The final deadline for paying 2019-2020 student fees is November 15, 2019. For details regarding any outstanding student fees or to make a payment, log into your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. You can also stop into the school office to make a payment. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Pickerington Local Schools or PLSD. To ensure proper posting, please reference your student's name and student ID.
If you have questions regarding fees, please contact Pickerington Elementary at 614-548-1400 or call the Treasurer's Office at 614-833-2110.
November 8, 2019 - Miss Henne, Mr. DiCerbo, Mr. Friedrich, Mrs. Stemm
November 15, 2019 - Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Klipa, Ms. Kovar, Mrs. Brockwell
March 13, 2020 - Miss Manalac, Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Schaar, Mrs. Hissom
March 20, 2019 - Mrs. Gutzeit, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Wolfinger
NEWS FROM THE CLINIC
Taking Care of a Cold - Most people get several colds a year. You cannot completely avoid them, but you can reduce the chances by keeping your hands away from your face and washing your hands frequently. The common cold is caused by viruses and lasts 7-14 days. It usually starts with a sore throat, sneezing, and runny nose. You may have a mild fever or a headache, stuffy nose, and thicker yellowish mucous. Stuffy ears and sinus pressures around the eyes, forehead, and cheekbones may develop.
Flu Season is right around the corner. Don't forget to get your flu shot.
NEWS FROM THE CAFETERIA
Are you looking for a way to earn money while your kids are in school, and be off with them when they’re out of school? Well, working as a substitute for PLSD in the food service department is the perfect solution!
We are looking for friendly, reliable people to work in our department. No food service training? No problem! We train you. Please call 614-833-3645 for more information. To apply, visit the Pickerington Local School District website and fill out an application on Applitrack for substitute cook.
Mrs. Horsford's Instructional Coach Curriculum Updates
The 1st Quarter of school has ended and we are into the 2nd Quarter. Students have been working hard using the i-Ready program for reading and math online instruction. In ELA (English Language Arts), 1st - 4th grade students are now into module 2 of the Great Minds/Wit and Wisdom reading program. Below are the themes:
- 4th Grade - "Extreme Settings" - Students will explore extreme environments by examining setting through the following texts: Mountains, SAS Survival Handbook, Hatchet and Fallwater(Art).
- 3rd Grade - "Outer Space" - Students will explore space through the following texts: One Giant Leap, Moonshot, Starry Messenger, and a few others.
- 2nd Grade - "The American West"- Students will explore the early American West and the challenges through the following texts: John Henry, The Buffalo are Back, The Story of Johnny Appleseed and a few others.
- 1st Grade - "Creature Features" - Students will explore the features of animals through the texts, Never Smile at a Monkey, Seven Blind Mice, Seahorse, and a few others.
Right to Read Week
Family Reading Night/Movie Night
Animal Shelter Collection
Pickerington Schools College and Career Night
Dates to Remember
No School - Professional Development Day
November 27 - 29
No School - Thanksgiving Break
2 Hr Late Start - Professional Development
December 23 - January 2
No School - Winter Break
No School - Records Day