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June 3, 2022 PLA@103 News

Our Last Newsletter of the School Year!


Today is the last full day of school. Monday, June 6 is a HALF DAY with 11:00a.m. dismissal. PLEASE BE ON TIME TO PICK UP YOUR SCHOLAR.

Save Your Spot! Re-Enroll at PLA@103 NOW for the 2022-2023 School Year

Contact Mr. Orlando or Complete/Return the Re-Enrollment Form

A re-enrollment form came home recently (another will be coming soon, ask your scholar's teacher if you need one). Please complete and return this form (call Mr. Orlando 317-226-4103 with questions) so you may reserve your spot at PLA@103 for the 2022-2023 school year.

2021-2022 Yearbooks NOW AVAILABLE!

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ONLY $20!! Get one NOW so your friends can sign on the autograph page!

2021-2022 Yearbooks NOW AVAILABLE! Hurry, supplies are limited! Only $20! Contact the office or your child's teacher.

Kindergarten Promotion

June 3, 2022 is Kindergarten Promotion

9:30 a.m. in the gym.

Please use Door 7 by the gym.

You may take your Kindergarten scholar home with you after the ceremony.

Important Dates Are Listed Below

Please See Several Community Resources for You at the Bottom of this Newsletter

Affordable Connectivity Internet Sign-Up

Scroll to the bottom for a resource regarding affordable connectivity internet sign-up.

Basketball Camp

See information below.


PLA@103's #1 Goal is ensuring the school increases by a minimum 10% PROFICIENCY per year in both ELA and math on the state accountability test.

La meta #1 de PLA@103 es asegurar que la escuela aumente un mínimo de 10% de COMPETENCIA por año tanto en ELA como en matemáticas en la prueba estatal de rendición de cuentas.

Objektif #1 PLA@103 se asire ke lekòl la ogmante pa yon minimòm 10% KONPITANS pa ane nan tou de ELA ak matematik nan egzamen responsablite eta a.


Summer Advantage

June 13-July 15- The Summer Advantage summer learning program offers a 5 week rigorous research-based academic instruction program and a wide variety of hands-on enrichment classes. Our scholars will receive two healthy meals a day, daily recreation, in an exciting environment where they can flourish academically and build confidence as leaders all for FREE!

Teacher of the Year

Danielle Lawson, Grade 2, was voted Teacher of the Year at PLA@103.
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Support Staff of the Year

Montanna Isaacson, Social Worker, was voted Support Staff of the Year at PLA@103.
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Mark your calendars

*June 3- Kindergarten promotion, 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium, please use Door 7

*Monday, June 6- 1/2 Day- Last Day of School 11:00a.m. dismissal, please be on time

*June 13-July 15- SUMMER ADVANTAGE

* BACK-TO-SCHOOL on August 18, 2022

*3 de junio- Promoción de kínder, 9:30 a.m. en el gimnasio, use la Puerta 7
*Lunes, 6 de junio- 1/2 día- Último día de clases 11 a.m. despido, por favor llegue a tiempo

*13 de junio-15 de julio- VENTAJA DE VERANO

* REGRESO A LA ESCUELA el 18 de agosto de 2022

*3 jen- Pwomosyon jadendanfan, 9:30 a.m. nan jimnazyòm, tanpri itilize Pòt 7
*Lendi, 6 jen- 1/2 jou- Dènye jou lekòl 11:00 a.m. ranvwa, tanpri alè

*13 jen-15 jiyè- AVANTAJ ETE

* TOUNEN LEKÒL 18 Out 2022

2022-2023 PLA@103 Calendar

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English Language Classes


PLA’s English language classes have been a standout success, with students consistently performing 10-15 points above average! Our personal, collaborative approach allows students to progress quickly to conversational English. Classes are open for new registrants, and we invite you to join us. Classes are held 9:00am – 12:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes are held at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Register with us online at to reserve your seat in the class


Las clases de inglés de PLA han sido un éxito, ya que los estudiantes obtienen un rendimiento constante de 10-15 puntos mejor de la media. Nuestro enfoque personal y colaborativo permite a los estudiantes progresar rápidamente hacia el inglés conversacional. Nuestras clases están abiertas para nuevos inscritos, y le invitamos a unirse a nosotros. Las clases se imparten de 9:00am a 12:00pm los lunes y miércoles.

Las clases se imparten en James y Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235

Regístrese con nosotros en línea en para reservar su asiento en la clase

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PLA University


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, or apply online at

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On May 14, 2022, there is a Food Box Giveaway in the parking Lot of 4150 N Keystone Ave Indianapolis IN 46205. The event is from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This will be a monthly event until the end of the year, taking place on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please share this information with your networks. The Event is sponsored by ITOWN church.

El 14 de mayo de 2022, se entregará una caja de alimentos en el estacionamiento de 4150 N Keystone Ave Indianapolis IN 46205. El evento es de 1:00 p. m. a 2:00 p. m. Este será un evento mensual hasta fin de año, teniendo lugar el segundo sábado de cada mes. Por favor comparte esta información con tus redes. El evento es patrocinado por la iglesia ITOWN.

Nan dat 14 me 2022, gen yon Kado Bwat Manje nan pakin nan 4150 N Keystone Ave Indianapolis NAN 46205. Evènman an fèt ant 1:00pm ak 2:00pm. Sa a pral yon evènman chak mwa jouk nan fen ane a, k ap fèt nan 2yèm Samdi nan chak mwa. Tanpri pataje enfòmasyon sa yo ak rezo ou yo. Evènman an patwone pa legliz ITOWN.

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CAFE is committed to supporting residents on the Far Eastside of Indy. In an effort to ensure housing stability of Far Eastside homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are behind at least one month on their mortgage are eligible to apply for mortgage assistance. Applicants will work with CAFE staff for application completion and submission. All applications will be processed, and clients will be contacted with an approved or denial decision and follow up within seven business days of application submission. Contact CAFE Intake Specialist Jacquitta Pettigrew for application and requirements 317.890.4288 ext. 153

Don't forget to wear a face mask in public and to wash your hands often. Marion Co. is shifting back to limited capacity in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Learn more here

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, testing is available at the following sites. Click below for more information. Some sites may require insurance. Check with the Marion Co Covid-19 testing sites first.

Check out the link below

The Indy Rent Program is processing applications. Please check the website and sign up to be added to the waiting list. Apply here Indy Rent Program.

If you have a high heat or electric bill or are in danger of disconnect apply here for the Energy Assistance Program


For non-emergency please services call 317-327-3811 instead of 911.

Need to report and issue to the City visit the Mayor’s Action Center or call at 317-327-4622.

Internet Services Available at a Subsidized Price

NEW: Enrollment Details for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program allows families to sign up directly with the Universal Services Administration Company or with a participating Internet Service Provider to receive internet services subsidized at $50/month. Some providers also offer devices within the guidelines established by the program. The list of participating Internet Service Providers for Indiana is available here. The FCC site also includes a link to Frequently Asked Questions regarding this program. Additional information, including a sign up link, will be shared as it becomes available. Contact John Keller with any questions.

Have you left a review/recommendation on our PLA@103 Facebook page?

We'd love to see recommendations and reviews of PLA@103 on our Facebook page.

Nos encantaría ver recomendaciones y reseñas de PLA @ 103 en nuestra página de Facebook.

Nous aimerions voir les recommandations et les critiques de PLA @ 103 sur notre page Facebook.


PLA@103 Website- Be sure to visit the PLA@103 website!

You will find a place to submit tips and kudos, the mobile app, calendar, e-learning info, etc.

If you need help with devices or enrollment or similar, please use the following contact information:


Call- 888-655-0777

Submit a ticket:

La página electrónica de PLA@103. Asegúrese de visitar la página de PLA@103 en Encontrará un lugar para ideas y felicitaciones, la aplicación móvil, calendario, información de estudios en línea, etc.

Si necesita ayuda con aparatos electronicos o inscripción, puede contactarse con nosotros de la siguiente forma:

Correo electrónico-

Tel- 888-655-0777

Someter un ticket:

Site Web PLA @ 103 - N'oubliez pas de visiter le site Web PLA @ 103!

Vous trouverez un endroit pour soumettre des conseils et des félicitations, l'application mobile, le calendrier, les informations d'apprentissage en ligne, etc.

Si vous avez besoin d'aide avec les appareils ou l'inscription ou similaire, veuillez utiliser les coordonnées suivantes:


Appelez au 888-655-0777

Soumettez un ticket:


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PLA@103 is an A-rated, tuition-free public school serving grades K-6. As your neighborhood innovation school on the Far Eastside, we love working with our parents and scholars to help them master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures.

Donate to the Teddy Power Memorial Fund

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to the Teddy Power Memorial Fund at PLA103 in honor of Vincent "Teddy" Patton.