PICKERINGTON ELEMENTARY NEWS

April 2020

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

How we "do school" and everything else has certainly changed in the past few weeks. Remember, reach out to teachers and other staff, including me, if you have questions or run into an obstacle.


Before our schools closed, we had one set of KISS Luncheons, with the last set cancelled. It was good to see many family members interacting with children in a special way. We will reschedule the final set of KISS Luncheons if we are back in school in time to do so. Thanks to our PTO members who set up for the luncheons and a special shout out to Emily Haverfield. She set up our Book Fair and ran an abbreviated schedule so all students were able to purchase items if they wanted to.


We weren't able to honor our latest group of PROUD winners during a PTO meeting. The students chosen for the month of February were nominated by a staff member for demonstrating one of the seven habits described in the book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey. Each student demonstrated what a highly effective leader looks like. We will honor the following students at a later date, and present them with a leadership T-shirt, a certificate, and a charm. Congratulations to: Sage M., Gabe G., Adrian G., Lilly Beth B., Cameron C., Kazai F., and Zach R.


Thank you for your continued support and patience as we adjust to a different reality for school. On behalf of the entire staff, stay safe and healthy. We miss seeing all of your children at school!


Melissa Moriarty, Principal

COUNSELING NEWS

Ms. Stewart, School Counselor, will continue to be a resource to students and families during the coronavirus closure. She is available through email (kendra_stewart@plsd.us), phone (614-548-1431) and some classroom teachers class dojo if you need anything. Also, she is available for a google hangout call if your student wants to set up a time to meet with her.


You can find additional information and resources at:

https://sites.google.com/plsd.us/msstewartscounselorcorner/home

From The Office

Conoravirus Closure

You can view details about how Pickerington Schools is handling this extended closure in a “one-stop” webpage that can be found at pickerington.k12.oh.us. Click the big blue "Coronavirus Closure" button at the top of the homepage for the latest info, and check our social media channels as well.


Need To Print:

Need to print something out? Staples in Reynoldsburg is offering students access to Google Classroom to print off assignments for free.


Chipotle Fundraiser

The PTO sponsored Family Fun Night on April 20th at Chipotle has been postponed.

PTO 2020 Spring Flower Sale

The PTO has chosen Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse to help us raise our funds for this spring’s fundraiser as well as supporting a local company impacted by the current events. Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse has an online store that you can purchase plants through! ALL SALES WILL BE ONLINE.


Our goal is to raise $5,000.00 to continue offering our students and staff events and programs during the 2020-21 school year.


Foertmeyer & Sons Online Store: Set-up Video https://vimeo.com/402274365/56d2eb38ed

● To visit their online store, go to www.fundraiseit.org, click the green “Online Shopping” button

● Enter your student’s name and Pickerington Elementary.

● Your student’s Web Sale Code will be generated and a link.

● Share this generated link with your friends and family so that they can purchase their flowers online!

● Credit and Debit card payments are accepted! There are NO transactions fees.


Our fundraising campaign dates are as follows:

April 1, 2020 – Campaign Begins NOW!

April 19, 2020 - Foertmeyer online store closes.

May 7, 2020 – PICK-UP LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED

Pick-up time is from 10:15 am -- 6:00 pm.

Mark your calendar! Items need to be picked-up on this day.


Plant Tips:

Have questions about the plants? Check out a brief description of each plant, as well as how to care for them! Visit www.youtube.com/foertmeyerplanttips


Check out the Prize Program!!!

*Foertmeyer and Sons Prize Program awarded at 2, 5, and 10 items.

*Top Seller will receive a $50 gift card prize of their choosing.


Thank you for taking the time to help us reach our goal!

Questions? Please contact: Lisa Winters at rlwinters2002@yahoo.com


**Adult volunteers will be needed May 7th to help unload, organize and load vehicles. Any amount of time would be greatly appreciated. No students. Please contact Lisa Winters for more information.

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