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PLA@George H. Fisher School 93

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Greetings PLA Families,

We'd like to thank all of you that were able to participate in our book fair this week. This will allow us to purchase more books for our school library for the scholars to enjoy. We appreciate your support!

It's Spirit Week next week at PLA93!! Scholars can donate a canned good to participate all week. The dress up day schedule can be found below.

Information about our severe weather procedures has been included in this week's flyer.

A letter about illnesses and attendance has been provided for your reference below. Help us keep everyone safe and healthy this winter.

This week's community spotlight provides peer support and grief counseling to individuals ages 3-29. Learn more about "Brooke's Place" below.

Candy Grams are being sold until December 15th. Scholars are invited to send their friends, family, or teachers some "sweet cheer" before we leave for winter break. Candy Grams are $1.00 each and can be purchased in your student's classroom.

Parents are invited to complete our ESSER Survey below. The window closes on December 23, 2022. There is still time to provide your feedback on how you would like to see our federal dollars spent.

For those scholars participating in Scouts, the last den meeting of the semester will be on December 12th. Scouts will then pause during winter break. The next planned meeting for 2023 will be on January 30th.

Have a great weekend!


Mr. Hendricks


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Severe Weather Procedures

Please be aware that as winter approaches we are at risk for severe weather. In the case that school must be delayed or canceled, you can expect the following:

1.) All of the major Indianapolis news stations will be notified to broadcast the cancelation or delay.

2.) You will receive an email and phone call from the school notifying you of the cancelation or delay.

3.) Scholars will be provided with work prior to or after the event to complete for an e-learning day.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Illness and Attendance

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Box Tops for Education

This year, PLA 93 has enrolled in the Box Tops for Education program to raise money for our school! Box tops has done away with the traditional box tops clips, but now they have an app where you can scan your receipt and earn points instantly. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love! This is a very easy way to earn money for the school. All you have to do is shop, scan, and earn points!

1. Download the Box Tops for Education App

2. Create an account

3. Click "Find a school" then search: Phalen Leadership Academies School 93

4. Shop and Scan your receipt in the app!

Use this referral code WAQM0IK5 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

We are kicking off a new Box Tops for Education leaderboard that is running 10/10/2022 through 12/21/2022.

The goal is to have your child's classroom be in first place on the Fall Leaderboard.

Here's how it works:

  1. Buy Box Tops products and scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase.
  2. After scanning your receipt, make sure Phalen Leadership Academies School 93 is your selected school in the app.
  3. Tap on Give Credit to select your child's classroom. You can scroll down to add a note with your child's name or additional information on who should get credit.
  4. The number of Box Tops earned with your receipt will be credited to the classroom you selected.
  5. To see where your child's classroom stands on our leaderboard, open the Box Tops app, tap on the school card on the Home screen and check out Fall Leaderboard on the school dashboard.

Want to give credit for a digital or email receipt? Go into the Box Tops app, tap on the My Earnings button at the top of the screen and tap on the transaction you'd like to credit. Scroll past the list of products and tap on Give Credit at the bottom of the screen. Then, select your child's classroom.

Let's have some fun and help Phalen Leadership Academies School 93 give our students what they need to succeed!

Know someone who's not participating in Box Tops yet? Encourage them to sign up using my referral code KCJB63IK and our school will earn Bonus Box Tops when they scan their first receipt.

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Brooke's Place

Brooke’s Place provides peer support groups for young people ages 3 - 29, who have experienced the death of a significant person. Brooke’s Place also provides individual grief counseling for young people, and their adult caregivers, who are experiencing a death or are anticipating the death of someone significant. Therapy Services offers children, teens, and young adults the opportunity to work one on one with a mental health therapist.

Brooke's Place is located at 8935 N Meridian St Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46260 and they can be reached at 317-705-9654. If you have any questions or need help getting in contact with Brooke's Place, please email Ms. Wood at

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Phalen Swag

We had some parents inquire about purchasing Phalen gear for their scholar. Use the following link to the online store if you are interested:
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Donors Choose

Want to support your scholar's school? Check out PLA93's Donors Choose page. Scroll all the way down to see projects for our teachers that you can help support!

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First View App

Below is a link to the First View app. This can be used to track your scholar's bus location. Please contact the transportation department for additional questions at 317-226-4000.

Parent ESSER Survey

Parents, we need your help. PLA93 has received money from the federal government and we would appreciate your input as to how you would like this money spent. ESSER is a stimulus and emergency COVID relief funding stream authorized as part of the CRRSA Act enacted on December 27, 2020. This additional funding stream is intended to help states and school districts safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. We are working to hear the voice of our stakeholders when determining use of funds. The allocations are only designated for very specific areas. Please provide us your feedback no later than December 23, 2022 using the following link:

School Lunch Menu

*This menu is subject to change.
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PLA@93 School Supply Lists

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School Uniforms

All scholars should be dressed in accordance with the school's uniform policy. The dress code is as follows:

KDG-3rd Grade-Red Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

4th-5th Grade-Gray Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

6th Grade-Black or White Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants

All scholars may wear Phalen branded attire regardless of coordinating grade level color.

Please be aware that our deans and teachers will be reaching out to families for scholars that are out of compliance.

Join us at Phalen Leadership Academies!

Do you know someone looking for a new school? Do you have new neighbors with children searching for their neighborhood school? Have them check us out at PLA93! Our school is filled with passionate educators eager to help all of our scholars. Use the QR code below to begin the registration process.
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FREE Career Training

Parents, family members, and neighbors of our scholars can apply to PLA University for training in high-demand careers like Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Entrepreneur, and more! New classes form quarterly. For more information contact Alex Morales via email ( or call 317-643-2330, apply online at, or use the following link: PLA University Application

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Upcoming Dates:

Friday, December 16- Early Release 11:20

Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, January 3- Winter Break (Scholars return on Wednesday, January 4)

Wednesday, January 11- Early Release 11:20

Friday, January 13- End of the 2nd grading period

Monday, January 16-No School (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

PLA@93 2022-2023 Calendar

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Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

PLA@93 is an A-rated, tuition-free public school serving grades K-6. We love serving our families on Indy's Far Eastside and are excited to support your scholar in mastering key academic skills, demonstrating strong character, and preparing for the future. Each day, our incredible teachers work to help our students learn, grow, thrive and fulfill their tremendous innate potential.

Phalen Leadership Academy School 93 will deliver an exceptional education to all scholars. Our rigorous approach to education is based on the Phalen Leadership Academies Core Values of Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement and Gratitude.