Pearson Early Childhood

December 2021 Newsletter

Upcoming dates:

12/3- College Spirit Wear


12/8- Spirit Night at Chipotle


12/17-Jammie Day

-Student Holiday Party (teacher providing detailed information)

-Student Early Release at 11 AM


12/20-1/4- Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

WINTER BREAK: DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 4

We wish all of our amazing Pearson families a wonderful and safe break. We will see you back at Pearson on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.
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FRIENDLY DAILY REMINDERS

  • Students must wear their name badge each day! Please have this clipped on them BEFORE they exit your vehicle.

  • Bring reusable water bottles.

  • Bring backpack every day.

  • Practicing opening food/lids, etc with child.

  • Bring a healthy snack each day.

  • Please send a full set of extra clothes in a ziplock bag to be left at school

  • Bring a blanket on Monday and wash when your child brings it home. Please return it next school day.

  • When picking up your child, make sure you have carpool tag.

  • If picking up your child early from school, bring valid ID.

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders


  1. You must have a campus-provided pick-up tag to take possession of your child.
  2. Please remember that for student safety around moving vehicles, at Pearson we do not have student/parent walk-ups during arrival and dismissal.
  3. In addition, parents should not exit their vehicle in the carpool line. You are able to pull up past our loading zone, where it is safer, and then exit your vehicle to buckle your child into their carseat. Staff members are not allowed to buckle your child.
  4. Please note, there is a no left turn out of our carpool drive onto Lookout Trail. You must turn RIGHT as you exit our parking lot. There are police and neighbors who watch this and report offenders. The police can write citations for parents turning left out of our parking lot. We want to help you avoid this potential situation.

Attendance!

We want to remind parents/guardians that we do take attendance EVERY day and that also includes marking a tardy if a student shows up after 7:55 when the front doors are closed. We follow the Texas state compulsory attendance laws that require attendance. When there are 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period, an offense can occur and court could happen. 3 unexcused tardies = 1 unexcused day in the eyes of truancy laws and can add up quickly. Please make sure your child is here on time each day to keep them in a good routine and ensure a great day at school. In order for an absence to be excused, a parent must send in a note (from parent or doctor) within 3 days of the child returning to school. Even if you call the school’s child safe line to report an absence (469-752-4300 and press 1 for English and then press 3), it does NOT excuse an absence.
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Visitors and Volunteers

As Pearson ECS continues to support and educate students under the age of 5 years old, we will continue to limit the number of guests and visitors on campus. While the district has lifted restrictions on parents having lunch with students, it is contingent on space available in the cafeteria. Unfortunately, due to our space constraints, we are unable to accommodate parent lunch visitors.

Pearson Title IX Information

Pearson Assistant Principal, Deanna Murray, is the Campus Title IX Coordinator for the 2021-2022 school year. Mrs. Murray will address employee and student concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment. Reports can be made at any time and by any person, including during non-business hours by mail, email or phone message. During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.

Contact Information

Deanna Murray, Campus Title IX Coordinator

Deanna.Murray2@pisd.edu

469.752.4311

2021-2022 District Information

Links to additional back to school information including safety & security, district calendars, bus route information, student health forms, student & parent policy guides, food services, technology applications for the district and more can be found at www.pisd.edu/backtoschool

PALs "Socks for the Sole"

Help our Plano ISD PALs (Peer Assistance and Leadership Program) students show compassion (empathy plus action) to our homeless community members in Plano. Socks are among some of the most requested items in homeless shelters. For the month of December, please encourage your school community to donate a pair of socks to the "Socks for the Sole" drive. All donated items will be shared with area nonprofit organizations that support the Plano homeless community. For more information, please contact Sharon Bradley and Sherman McCray.

The Take Me Home program

Do you have a loved one with special needs? If so, we have a safety program created to make sure if your loved one wanders off, they can be identified and returned home fast. As temperatures begin to drop, a fast return home makes a big difference. Please consider our Take Me Home program.

The Take Me Home program is a free service available to any City of Plano resident who may have trouble communicating and is aimed at individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental or cognitive disabilities. The program is also intended to assist senior citizens who suffer from Dementia or Alzheimer's.

To find our more and how to register your loved one, visit https://www.plano.gov/1167/Take-Me-Home-Program

Notes From Nurse Rose

Each month, Nurse Rose will publish health tips, reminders and important information pertaining to our students at Pearson. Please click the box below to access Nurse Rose newsletter.

Student Medications

All medications that need to be taken at school must be brought to the clinic by the parent. Students are not allowed to transfer or posses any medications, vitamins, or herbal substances.



If you need to drop off a medication, please contact Nurse Rose directly to schedule a time to meet with her. You can contact Nurse Rose at Rose.Barnes@pisd.edu or at 469-752-4309.

Daily Student Health Screening

Families should continue to monitor their children’s health. If a child is sick, please have them stay home to get better. Additionally, if any of the following scenarios apply, please notify Nurse Rose at rose.barnes@pisd.edu or by calling 469-752-4309 to discuss any quarantine requirements:


  • Sick with symptoms that could be COVID-19. Symptoms to watch for: fever (100°F or higher), cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, congestion/running nose, nausea/diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell.
  • Has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. These individuals must follow all isolation and quarantine guidelines from the local health authority or their physician.
  • Is awaiting their own test results.


Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted to return to school when:


  • They are 24 hours fever-free without using fever-reducing medication; and
  • Improved symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, etc.); and
  • 10 days have passed since symptoms began; OR
  • 10 days have passed since the test date, if not experiencing symptoms.


Please note, parents will be notified where there is a positive case at Pearson. For more information on health and safety protocols, view the Return to School Plan online in English or Spanish.

COVID TESTING (RAPID ANTIGEN) FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

Plano ISD is offering free COVID rapid testing to employees and students in grades K-12, with parent permission. Testing will be done on a voluntary basis for those employees or students who are experiencing COVID symptoms, and need a negative test to return to work/school. Appointments are required and individuals will be asked to complete a consent form. Each test site will offer drive-through, self-administered testing. Individuals will be informed of test results via email, which can then be provided to your supervisor or campus nurse in order to return to work or school.


Where:

  • Bird Center, 1300 19th Street, Plano, 75074 OR
  • Spring Creek Center – 2201 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, 75023


When:

  • Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


You may sign up for an appointment HERE. The employee or parent of the student will receive an email confirmation on the day of the appointment.

If you have questions, please send an email to Director of District Health Services Staci Antelo.


If you child tests positive for COVID, it is important that you notify Nurse Rose immediately at Rose.Barnes@pisd.edu or 469-752-4309. In addition, parents should complete the online Student Report for any child who tests positive.



FOOD ALLERGIES AT PEARSON

We have many students with severe peanut allergies. Due to this, peanut butter and/or nut products are NOT allowed due to the number of food allergies among students on campus.


Please do not pack any snacks or lunch items that contain nut products. This is critical to protect the health and safety of all students.

Counselor's Corner

COUNSELOR NEWSLETTER

Each month Mrs. Lucero will showcase strategies, tips and recommendations for supporting your child academically and socially-emotionally. Click on the link below to access her newsletter full of amazing information to support your precious little one!

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Parent Engagement Zone

Each month Mrs. Cordero will post most recent parent engagement workshops and resources for our wonderful Pearson parents to access. Click on the link below to access her newsletter full of amazing parent involvement opportunities!

Library News

Each month Mrs. Brooks will post updates to the Pearson library program and resources you can use with your children at home.

Please click the box below to access the Pearson Library Newsletter.

The Plano Public Libraries offer many Virtual & In-Person programs this Winter Break and throughout the year. Plan a visit with your children during Winter Break for storytimes and fun activities!

Winter Break Learning Library Fun!

With 30+ events from 12/18 through the New Year, there are plenty of opportunities for students to continue learning over the winter break with Plano Public Library. Anyone can attend library programs – no library card required – and all events are free. See our website for our full schedule. Here are some highlights:

· Meet Les Murray, a NASA Solar System Ambassador! He will answer questions about space, the sky and NASA missions. Attendees will have an opportunity to take a look at the sky through a powerful telescope

· STEAM workshops like “Engineering with the 3 Little Pigs”, “Spirolateral Math”, “Kaleidoscopes” and “New Year’s Coding” are perfect for families with elementary and middle schoolers

· New Year's Celebrations: New Year’s Coding Countdown (all ages); Noon Year’s Eve (preschool); and Break Out of 2021 (ages 11-15)

· All libraries and item returns will be closed on December 23 – 25, January 1 and January 3

Pearson PTA

CONGRATULATIONS Pearson PTA!

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Join our PTA!

From the new website, you can easily do all of the following:

*Join the PTA (no volunteering necessary, but your membership supports our students and teachers!)

*Purchase school supply packs

*Make a donation

*Purchase Pearson spirit wear


Utilize the following link to join our PTA: https://pearsonpta.org/shop/

World Wear Project

Pearson ECS World Wear Project donation box is located on Eagle Pass on the West side of campus.

Thank you for your donation!

Got Feedback?

At Pearson, we are always looking for ways to improve our systems and processes! We love hearing about your experiences and would love to collaborate in a solutions-oriented approach to implementing effective practices to make your experience at Pearson a positive one.


Feedback can be provided anonymously or if you would like a response to your submission, please feel free to provide your name and contact information on the form when submitting.


Our Pearson Community Feedback Form is linked below.

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