Park Layne Elementary Monthly News

February 2019

Welcome to Our Digital Newsletter

Our digital newsletter contains lots of links and information we hope will make it easier for our families to stay in touch with what's going on at Park Layne Elementary. Please be sure you are getting our Remind text messages with building wide information. If you are not, please contact Mrs. Strader at 845-4470 or via email at We would welcome any feedback on the newsletter as well.

Read Across America Week To Be Celebrated at PLE

What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading to a child? Please plan to do some extra reading with your child all week next week. We will have our “10 Extra” reading challenge going on and our Read–a-Thon. Look for information coming home. Also in honor of Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we will be featuring a “Book of the Day” with a related spirit day. (Should we have a snow day, we will just skip that day.) We will be having a guest read the “Book of the Day” on our morning announcements each day. Go to the library and check out the books we are reading or other Dr. Seuss books. You can also watch the upload of our announcements and listen to the guest reader. Follow the link on our website under “Morning Announcements and other Video Clips”.

February 25 - March 1, 2019

  • Monday - Theme: Dress for Success

  • Book - "Maybe You Should Fly a Jet”

  • Spring Pictures

  • Tuesday - Theme: Crazy Hair and Colorful Clothes

  • Book - “The Lorax”

  • Wednesday - Theme: Crazy/Mismatched Socks/Shoes Day

  • Book - “Fox in Socks”

  • Thursday - Theme: Red/White Clothes and Hat Day

  • Book - “The Cat in the Hat”

  • Author, Jada Keplinger visit 2 - 2:30 p.m. “Simon & Ted’s Big Day”

  • Friday - Theme: Wear Lots of Green

  • Book - “Green Eggs and Ham”

Read-a-Thon to Benefit Dolly Parton Imagination Libary

In conjunction with Read Across America Week, Park Layne Elementary students will be taking part in a Read-a-thon beginning on Monday, February 25 and running through March 11. We encourage students to log as many minutes as possible reading and to ask friends and family to sponsor their reading with a donation to United Way of Clark County through our read-a-thon. United Way of Clark County sponsors the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Clark County. Through this program every child in Clark County can receive a free book in the mail each month from birth to age five! This is a great program that we are so proud to help sponsor. All money raised through our read-a-thon will go to this amazing cause. If you know a child under the age of five who is not signed up for this program, please click this link to register.

Our top five readers and top five fundraisers will be recognized on the morning announcements and on our Facebook page and will get a special lunch with Mrs. Strader. All students raising money will also get to select prizes. The biggest winners will be the kids who get a free book in the mail each month and all of our students who do the extra reading! We are definitely growing readers at Park Layne Elementary!

We Need Your Help - If you are cleaning out, consider donating to Park Layne Elementary

We are asking for donations of the following items:

  • Extra Clothes for Kids Who Have Accidents at School. Sweatpants are best but any long pants - boys and girls - Sizes 4 - 10
  • New Underwear and Socks in a variety of sizes for students who have accidents.
  • Items for Dressing Kids for the 100th Day of School - We keep extra costumes for our Fall Parade so thought we could do the same for the 100th Day for kids who forget. If you have any of the following you could donate, that would be great; old eye glasses we can pop the lenses out of, costume jewelry like pearls, sweaters for girls, suspenders or ties for boys, etc.

Boxtop Winners

Our Boxtop Collection Contest is going great. Each month the winning class is recognized on our announcements and have their picture placed on the Tecumseh Facebook page. The total for the February collection day was 772 Box Tops .

Winning class was Mrs. Stryker's first grade class with 261.

Second place was Mrs. Edmiston's kindergarten class with 160.

Third place was Mrs. Towner's first grade class with 103.

TOTAL for the 2018-2019 school year is 10,557 Box Tops = $1,055.70

This money is used to support things like assemblies, PBS Rewards, Welcome to Kindergarten Night and more. Please continue to help by saving those Boxtops and sending them in the first Friday of each month. Ask friends, relatives and neighbors to save as well.

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1st Grade Music Program - In the Deep Blue Sea - Tuesday, March 19 at THS

Please join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in the Tecumseh High School auditorium as our first graders perform their music program, "In the Deep Blue Sea." Students should wear blue or green shirts.

There will be two performances of the First Grade music program.

6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Boggs Mrs. Adkins

Mrs. Fell Mrs. Cunningham

Ms. Howell Mrs. Lawrence

Mrs. Rogers Mrs. Massie

Mrs. Towner Mrs. Stryker

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 19/20 school year is coming up. If you know a child who will be five before August 1, 2019, please click here for more information on when and where to register.

Yearbook Order Deadline Extended through March 1

To order online go to and use our yearbook code 8524319.

The Little Mermaid - Meet and Greet Breakfast at Park Layne Elementary Saturday, March 2

Join the cast of Tecumseh High School's production of "The Little Mermaid" on Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 - 10:30 am for breakfast. Cast members will be performing one of the numbers from the show and there will be photo opportunities during the meet and greet. The cost is $5 and includes donuts, milk and juice.

Tickets for the high school production of "The Little Mermaid" are on sale now. Performances will be Friday, March 15 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm. To order tickets click here.

Morning Announcements on YouTube - Live and Recorded

Click the link to get to our YouTube page where you can search a date and see our annoucements. Remember, kids are featured on the announcement for their birthday, when they are Hot Ticket Winners and kids also serve as announcers of the lunch menu and weather. We had to create a new YouTube channel when we began using Google Hangouts to record our announcements. We do our announcements each day at 8:40 am. You can watch them live by going to our channel a few minutes before and searching the date. (i.e. 3.4.18)

Upcoming Events

February 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences Rescheduled Date

February 25 - March 1 - Read Across America Week to celebrate reading and Dr. Seuss's Birthday

February 25 - March 11 - Read-a-thon - Donations to benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Clark County through United Way

March 1 - Boxtop Collection Day

March 2 - "The Little Mermaid" Character Breakfast at Park Layne El. 9:00 - 10:30 $5

March 15 - 17 "The Little Mermaid" at Tecumseh High School

March 19 - 1st Grade Music Program 6:00 and 7:00 pm in the auditorium at Tecumseh H.S.

March 18 -22 Kindergarten Registration for 19/20 School Year