3.17.23 PLES Newsletter
Update and Upcoming Events
March 17, 2023
Thank you for participating in conferences this week! We love sharing all the wonderful growth your student has made and appreciate your partnership in your student’s education!
World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated worldwide on 3/21. People around the world celebrate ‘Rock Your Socks’ Day in honor of people with Down Syndrome. The date symbolizes the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome. To bring awareness, people wear crazy socks, as well as the colors that represent Down Syndrome: blue and yellow. Please join us in celebrating on Tuesday, 3/21 by wearing crazy socks and/or blue and yellow.
Also on Tuesday, 3/21, PLES will conduct a security drill with students. We will be practicing our lockdown procedures.
The transportation department has asked us to remind families that toys should not be out on buses. Please talk with your student to remind them to keep all belongings in their backpacks during the bus ride.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Mrs. Harrison, Principal
Mrs. Hall, Assistant Principal
Students in the English Language Development program are learning about living things and what they need. This week Mrs. Reith from Penn State 4-H came to teach the students about different types of seeds, plant parts, and what plants need to grow and stay alive. Then, they got to plant their own seeds to take care of and observe the growth over time. The students loved getting their hands dirty and learning more about living things, plants!
PBIS and Bucket Filling
We are making our way to our goal of 8,000 bucket bucks and extra play time. As of this week, PLES has earned 5,995 bucket bucks! Next week, students and staff will engage in booster lessons to review our expected behaviors for the hallway, bathroom, playground, and bus.
Thank you to all our Book Fair volunteers for donating your time to make our Book Fair a success!
The Penn London PTA are happy to offer the "All Age" group admission ticket to Hershey Park again this year for $48.00! Flyers will be going home with the children next week and the sale will run until March 20th. A flyer will also be posted on February 27, 2023 to the Facebook page. This ticket will encompass all guests ages 3 & up and good through January 1, 2024. Purchase your tickets for Hershey park through the PTA and Save $$!
Questions email Kim Mickler at firstname.lastname@example.org
- PLES Lost and Found - Check out the items that are currently in the lost and found in the cafeteria.
Student Resources and Supports
- If your student has been sent home in borrowed clothes from the nurse, please wash and return them as soon as possible.
- The nurse’s office is in need of donations. Please consider donating boys pants as well as boys and girls underwear. Thank you in advance for your generosity!