Violet Views November 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Parents,


November brings us many things, but one thing that it reminds me to do is feel grateful and thankful for many people and things.


“Life is full of give and take. Give thanks & take nothing for granted.”

“The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.”


As we move through the days of November, we may encounter some cold and inclement weather. Now, while our weather is unpredictable, put together your inclement weather plan for your family. We may or may not have days called off due to weather but it’s always a great idea to be ready for that possibility. The district has a policy that covers inclement weather; please make sure that you are familiar with that policy.


As we will eventually have old man winter move into our area, please be sure that your students are dressing according to the weather conditions. This may be the perfect time to pack away the shorts and spaghetti strap tanks! Layering your student's clothing may be the optimal way to ensure their comfort due to the inconsistent room temperatures in the building as well.


With the holidays approaching, we realize families may need assistance in providing for their children. We may have access to some assistance this year. If your family would benefit from assistance please get in touch with Mrs. Lowe, our school counselor. She may be reached at lisa_lowe@plsd.us or by calling the Violet office at 614-548-1500. Please see the information below in the Counselors Corner. The deadline for requesting assistance and completing an application will be Tuesday, November 23, 2021.


Mrs. Copas

Principal

Picture Retake Day is Monday

Inter-State Studios will be here Monday, November 8th for picture retakes and to photograph any student who was not here on the original picture day, Sept. 29th. To order, go to www.inter-state.com/order and use order code: 62760GB.

Student Drop Off and Dismissal Reminders

We are asking for your cooperation when you bring your student to school and when you pick them up. We realize that the current busing situation is a challenge, but we need to keep your children safe and be mindful of those who live in the neighborhood surrounding Violet.
  • Students can only be dropped off in the morning between 8:50-9:15 in the Parent Pick-Up/Drop Off line and NOT at the front entrance. Please do not have students arrive to school prior to 8:50.
  • Please do not block driveways of residents on Education Drive or Refugee Road. We have had residents call the school to say that parents are preventing them access to their own driveways.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Turn Clocks Back This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7th. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

The Counselor's Corner

Holiday Assistance

Please see the information below regarding Holiday Assistance. Requests are due by Tuesday, November 23rd and should be made to Lisa Lowe at 614-548-1531 or lisa_lowe@plsd.us.


Free Thanksgiving Meal

There is information below regarding a Free Thanksgiving Meal for families in need. Please RSVP by November 12th to lisa_lowe@plsd.us.


Van Buren Shelter

The Van Buren Shelter has created an Amazon and Target Wishlist for those who would like to donate at any other point throughout the school year.
Amazon Wish List
Target Wish List


See Mrs. Lowe's Virtual Office

Holiday Assistance

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Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive

The VTFD is hosting their annual toy drive. They will have a drive-thru donation drop off on December 11th and 12th from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Station #592, 8700 Refugee Road. Please see the attached flyer for details.

PTO News

Watch for information coming home soon about the APEX Fun Run Fundraiser! APEX combines four important skillsets for students — education, fitness, leadership, and raising money for their school. The event will start on November 30th.

Volleyball Camp

Pickerington High School North Volleyball Camp

Who: Any 2nd-6th student

When: Saturday December 18, 2021

Where: Pickerington High School North


* Additional details and registration forms can be found at http://pnvbcamp.weebly.com

Pickerington Central Lacrosse Presents Tiger Turkey Trot

Pickerington Central Lacrosse is hosting a 5k "Tiger Turkey Trot" on Saturday, November 13th. This will include a 1 mile fun-run for younger kids. Please click HERE for more details.

Important Dates

November 8 Picture Retake Day

November 24-26 No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 1 Virtual Learning Day (No In-Person Classes), Staff Professional Development

December 22 Last Day of 2nd Grading Period

December 23 - 31 Winter Break

January 3 No School, Teacher Record Day

January 4 Classes Resume