Knightly News

Week of October 11, 2021

Short Reads Big On Information

Transportation - Say What?

I think it's fair to say the news this week has been a curveball for all of us! I appreciate your willingness to be problem solvers, advocates for your children, and even reach out to neighbors to support one another!


We know there are lots of questions about how to proceed when a change is made. Here is the link to the district weekly transportation update. Below are bullet points of best practices if your child's transportation is changing:


For Everyone: With 900 students in the building and many now have different plans on various days to get home we need time to organize and direct dismissal. Distractions cause unintended mistakes. For this reason, the office will not be answering the phone beginning at 2:30. We will resume answering the phones as the dismissal slows down each day and we can safely do so. All calls, emails, and changes for afternoon transportation should be made by 1:30 to ensure time for communication to all the correct parties.


My Student's Route was canceled for today:


  • If you cannot provide any transportation because of the canceled route, at this time you do not need to call your child's absence in unless their absence is because of illness
  • If you the parent/guardian will be picking up your child from school, please place a piece of paper with your child's name and bus number in your car window. This will allow us to keep the dismissal line moving as quickly as possible. (We do not currently have enough car tags for all the families the transportation changes will impact).
  • If your child will be riding with someone other than you or walking to an agreed-upon location please email the classroom teacher, Mrs. Chris Owens, and Mrs. Gina Denier. Emailing all three of these people will make sure the information is received.
  • Please remain in your car and follow the dismissal team's directions. Students are released as a group when both lanes come to a stop! Please do not call your child to the car while any vehicles are moving. Safety is most important!
  • We are all in this together, these changes are not a result of anything anyone in our PRE Family, staff, or families. Yelling at staff members or other parents is not helpful and cannot be tolerated.



My Child's Daycare is closed and will not be transporting


  • Please notify the classroom teacher, Mrs. Chris Owens, and Mrs. Gina Denier to alert them to the transportation plan for the closure time period.
  • If you the parent/guardian will be picking up your child from school, please place a piece of paper with your child's name and bus number in your car window. This will allow us to keep the dismissal line moving as quickly as possible. (We do not currently have enough car tags for all the families the transportation changes will impact).
  • If your child will be riding with someone other than you or walking to an agreed-upon location please email the classroom teacher, Mrs. Chris Owens, and Mrs. Gina Denier. Emailing all three of these people will make sure the information is received.
  • Please remain in your car and follow the dismissal team's directions. Students are released as a group when both lanes come to a stop! Please do not call your child to the car while any vehicles are moving. Safety is most important!



I've always been a car rider and this line is crazy long and slow again!


  • We know and it causes us a bit of stress too. With bus routes being canceled there are more families driving their students. And they are now learning the system as you all did during the first month of school. Here are some tips that other families have shared with us that have helped them.
  1. We arrive at 3:00 and the line is off of Pippin and moves along steadily.
  2. We have older kids so we have them walk to a pick-up location. There are staff members that walk kids to the neighborhood next to the school and up to Pippen/Cranbrook. We drive there and pick them up.

Join Us In Community Service

Which floor of the building can collect the most new pairs of socks?


In October the staff will be collecting new socks for the homeless. We would like to invite the students to join us!


"Each night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, we want 2 million people to show that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless."

Upcoming Dates!

October

13 - Conferences

14 - Last day of 1st quarter

15 - Inservice Day - No Students

21 - Butterbraid's are delivered

21 - Conferences

Spirit DAYS!

The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month will be our spirit days! Students are encouraged to wear their PRE gear and/or their class color!


  • K - Red
  • 1 - Orange
  • 2 - Yellow
  • 3 - Green
  • 4 - Blue
  • 5 - Purple

Pleasant Run Elementary School

Ms. Jemel Weathers - Principal

Mr. David Berry - Assistant Principal

Mr. Joe Brooksbank - Dean of Students (Grades 1, 3, 4)

Mr. Ron Brown - Dean of Students (Grades K, 2, 5)