Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

Week of October 15, 2018

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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Pleasant Lake Elementary Teacher of the Year Nomination

Please take a moment to fill out a Teacher of the Year Nomination Form and honor our terrific PLE Teachers! Forms also went home with your child earlier this week and can be found in our main office

College Spirit Day at PLE on Friday, October 19

Friday, October 19th is College Spirit Day at Pleasant Lake Elementary. Your child(ren) is invited to wear their favorite College Spirit Wear, including UM and MSU Spirit Wear.


We are respectfully asking for a $1 donation on Friday, October 19th to support our after and before school student teams/programs. I’m interested to see if our UM or MSU fans raise more money for this great cause.


Thank you for supporting our children and school community!

Clothing Donations Needed

We are currently in need of clothing for our youngest children. We keep a closet of additional clothing in case of emergencies and are short of winter gear, sweat pants and pants. Please consider donating gently worn clothing to our main office.

Color Run 2018!

Thank you to our Annual Color Run Sponsors for their support!

Save the Date-Annual Halloween Family Fun Night and Trunk or Treat

Our Annual Halloween Family Fun Night and Trunk or Treat is scheduled for Friday, October 26. This is our biggest event of the year so make sure to make plans to be there with your family. It'll be even bigger and better this year.


Pleasant Lake students, parents, and siblings are invited to attend. All family members can wear a costume. Please mark your calendars for this fun family event.


We are also once again allowing sponsors to advertise at this huge event for only $50. Please contact Dan Monkman danple2017@gmail.com if you're interested but hurry since sponsorships are limited and go fast!

2018-2019 PLE Calendar of Events

Click on the 2018-2019 Calendar of Events to start planning for the great things taking place this school year!
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Bagel Sales are Back!

This year the Student Lighthouse will be selling bagels once a month. If your child would like a bagel once a month, we are asking that you mark the bagel that they would like below, also mark if they would like cream cheese. Forms went home with your child but you can also check with your child's teacher if you need an additional bagel order form.


We are asking that you send in the total amount for the year by October 23rd . Please send cash only. The bagels will be delivered to classrooms on the first Friday of each month. The Student Lighthouse will keep track of who purchased bagels. Your child will receive a bagel and cream cheese once a month. It is a nice treat that students enjoy having for breakfast in the classroom.


Thank you,


The Student Lighthouse

Lighthouse Team Sponsors Mrs. Jana Kaatz and Mr. Ryan Thomas

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PLE PTA Membership and Volunteer Sign Up

We need your support! It's our goal to have each parent a member of our PTA. Please join our PTA. Your support is needed to continue the great things we provide our children. Membership Forms can be found in our main office and you'll have an opportunity to join our PTA at our upcoming Curriculum Nights.


We also need volunteers. Please sign up for PTA volunteer opportunities. Help others and have an opportunity to spend time with your child at fun PTA Events, it's a Win Win!


Thank you again for supporting our children, families and staff!

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Hard copies of the above PTA note went home with your child and can be found in the main office.

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PTA REFLECTIONS 2018-19

This year's PTA Reflections theme is Heroes Around Me.


It’s a great time to start getting inspiration for our annual PTA Reflections Program projects! Start thinking about the people in your world who are heroes. Are they someone whose job is to help people? Are they someone who volunteers in the community? Are they kids helping grown-ups? Or grown-ups helping kids? Are they people helping animals? Or animals helping people?


We can’t wait to see how those heroes inspire you through the arts! Review the current standing rules at the Michigan PTA Reflections website. More information to come! Get creative!

Annual Shoes to Share Drive

Our Annual Shoes to Share Drive started this week. Please drop off your new and gently worn shoes to our donation boxes in front of the Media Center to help others in our community.
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School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:45 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 3:58 PM

Departure: 4:05 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:00-12:09 PM

Pleasant Lake Elementary


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Prime Time Care Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30 AM-6:00 PM


Main Office:

248-956-2800

Fax Number:

248-956-2805

Attendance Hotline:

248-956-2890


School Times:

Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 3:58 PM
Departure: 4:05 PM

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PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/MIPLEPTA/

Absences and Notes to School

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-2890. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. If we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.



The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody, day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.


If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher or the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries before 3:00 p.m. We will always make sure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us early in the day or with a note. Thank you!

Safety First at Pleasant Lake Elementary


  • If your child needs to be picked up during the school day, he/she will only be released to a parent, custodial parent, person listed on the school emergency form or a person identified in a permission note from the parent. We will require a photo ID.


  • Any legal documents containing custodial restrictions or court orders must be on file in our office.


  • If you are visiting our school or dropping off a student, please park in our main parking and come through our main entrance doors to our office area to sign your child in. All doors are locked and will not be opened by staff members or students. This includes students who are tardy to school. Do not drop off students in the parking lot if they are tardy for school. Parents must come into the office to sign tardy students in. When using the main entrance, please buzz in and the main office staff will open the door for you.


  • To maintain a safe and secure learning environment, parents and visitors may not go to any classroom unless they have made prior arrangements with the classroom teacher. Parent volunteers are welcome at Pleasant Lake, but must sign in each time they volunteer in a classroom or in the building. Please remember to sign out when you are finished. Parents may not visit classrooms unexpectedly when volunteering or visiting the school. Students walk to their classrooms on their own each day and will be called down to the office if leaving early. Students will be called down to the office for any forgotten items brought in to the office.
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Lunch and Food Service Information

The cost for a hot lunch will be $2.75 this year. The cost for a reduced lunch will be $.40. Breakfast will be available every day and will also begin the first day of school. The cost for breakfast will be $1.25. Breakfast is $.30 for eligible free and reduced lunch students. .


Please click HERE for the October Elementary Lunch Menu.


You can always visit Walled Lake's Food Service Website for information by clicking HERE.

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Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!

Click HERE on how you can teach the Leader in Me at home. Learn about the Habits and different activities you can do at home to reinforce what we are teaching your child at school.


Enjoy!

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The PTA needs your help in providing our students and staff with as many resources as possible. One way the PTA helps is by contributing the funds earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you to enroll your card to earn money for the PTA. This program does not take away your rewards earned toward gas or any other benefits. It is an additional way that Kroger gives back to the community. If you were enrolled in the past, please make sure to re-enroll and select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA to earn the community rewards. You can follow the link provided here https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow


Also, if you have other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that shop at Kroger or Kroger affiliated stores encourage them to enroll their rewards card and select your student’s PTA for community rewards. Every little bit helps our students and staff.


Thank you,


Katarina Gasevski

PTA Co-V.P. and Scrips Coordinator

Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!

Communication is very important to us at Pleasant Lake Elementary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year.


SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS

It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Pleasant Lake utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents. Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.


PLEASANT LAKE PLEASANTRIES AND SCHOOL WEBSITE

Our school newsletter will be sent electronically to parents once a month. An archive of newsletters is also posted to our school website under the For Parents tab. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.


TWITTER

Please follow us on Twitter @PleasantLakeEl to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


REMIND 101

We also offer Remind 101 to all PLE parents. How does it work? If you would like to receive a quick text message on your cell phone or device, just sign up with us and you receive a quick text to remind you of important school events, deadlines, time frames, etc. at PLE. You can unsubscribe at any time.


To join, send a text to (586) 649-3482 and enter the message @mrmakt

You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mrmakt'.