Pickerington Elementary

April 30, 2021

Pickerington Elementary

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Habit 1 (Be Proactive) Calvin Brokaw

Habit 2 (Begin with the End in Mind) Erin Ampah

Habit 3 (Put First Things First) David Dogbe

Habit 4 (Think Win-Win) Jayceon Smith

Habit 5 (Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood) Dylan Elsmore

Habit 6 (Synergize) Isaac Rowland

Habit 7 (Sharpen the Saw) Nola Deribin

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The last day of school is Friday, May 21, 2021. It is hard to believe this crazy year is coming to an end. Students will be released early on the last day.

  • AM Kindergarten will release at 11AM
  • PM Kindergarten will begin at 11:50 AM
  • PM Kindergarten and 1st - 4th will release at 2:05 PM.

Pickerington Residents Decide Future for Pickerington Schools

On Tuesday, May 4, Pickerington residents will have their voices heard about the future for Pickerington Schools.The Board of Education placed a bond issue on the May 4 ballot to address critical issues in our facilities and address current overcrowding that is only projected to get worse as more home construction continues in our growing community.

If the issue passes, Pickerington Schools will begin preparations to build a new junior high school, add classrooms at both high schools, create dedicated preschool and Welcome Center spaces and put into motion renovations and security upgrades that increase safety, learning spaces and capacity.

If the issue fails, the district will need to divert money from the daily operating budget in order to pursue temporary options to accommodate enrollment growth. Delaying the facility work needed will not stop the growth we are experiencing and our facility needs will continue to become even more urgent and expensive as classrooms and buildings become more crowded.

Early voting is open now and more information about voting times and options is available at: www.VoteOhio.gov. Also, if you haven't already, make sure you check out the latest "Plugged In" districtwide e-newsletter at https://www.smore.com/h5qz1.


Summer Camp Suggestions

Recreation Unlimited- Recreation Unlimited was very pleased to offer camp sessions for individuals with disabilities and health concerns in 2020. We are looking forward to continuing with camps and programs for individuals with disabilities and health concerns in 2021.

We have worked with the Delaware General Health Department and our medical team to determine the best protocols on running a safe camp. Commonly touched surfaces will be routinely disinfected, hand washing will be done on a regular basis, masks will be worn, physical distancing practiced, and daily temperature checks will be a few of the protocols being implemented.


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When making decisions about classroom placements, we believe it is important to provide parents the opportunity to give input into your childโ€™s classroom placement. The information you provide should focus on your childโ€™s specific academic needs, preferred learning styles, or other descriptive information that will enable us to better understand your child. Along with many other factors, your input will be taken into consideration to ensure the success of your child at Pickerington Elementary.

If you would like to provide some input, please complete the Class Placement form and return it to the school office by May 7, 2021. Please remember, we do not take requests for a specific teacher. As always, our primary goal is to effectively meet the academic needs of every child who attends Pickerington Elementary.

YMCA Before & After School Programming | PIckerington Local Schools 2021-2022

Hello Y-Club Families, We have missed you!

It's that time again! Registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year. Our hope is to be in 9 locations within the Pickerington Local School district for Fall of 2021. Open locations will depend on enrollment and program space at each school. If a determination is made that we will not be able to open a certain location, communication will be sent out the first week of July, 2021. We appreciate the school district's support in serving the Pickerington community for it's 29th year of before and after school programming!

Our Y Clubs include: Diley, Fairfield, Harmon, Heritage, Pickerington, Sycamore, Toll Gate, Tussing and Violet.

At time of registration a $25/child registration fee will be charged to complete the registration. You will receive a 'welcome to the program' email once your child(ren) is registered. Wait lists will be handled in the order in which the registration has been received.

Y-Club operates from 7:00 AM until School starts and from the time school releases until 6:00 PM, on any day that school is in session.

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**If you have used a YMCA subsidy in the past, we will need it re-submitted before school starts. Proof of income needs to be attached along with the completed application found here.

**Our 2021-2022 Parent Handbook is attached.

**Y Club Participant Family Membership information is attached. As a Y Club member, your child (ren) receives a FREE Youth Membership and Families will receive a discounted YMCA membership if they choose to join the YMCA.


If you need help with setting up your account, registering your child (ren), using our online hub or have any questions about our programs please contact Robin May by email: garverregistrar@ymcacolumbus.org or phone: 614-425-8178. She will respond to messages in the order that she receives them.

We look forward to getting back to an 'almost' normal school year in the Fall. Please contact us with any questions.

Thank you,

Jerry L. Garver YMCA Child Care Team

Robin May, Child Care Registrar

Migdalia (Dolly) Crespo, Regional Child Care Director


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Pictures and Video Wanted!

๐Ÿ“ธ Please share any pictures and videos that you have from the Family Fun Night on Wednesday, April 28th. You can send them to dave_zwiebel@plsd.us.

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๐ŸŒบ Flower Sale Update ๐ŸŒบ

Thank you for all your support in making this year's flower fundraiser such a huge success!

As you noticed, the flower sale is a huge undertaking and without my volunteers, the whole process of picking up orders would have taken forever. Unfortunately, a few mistakes did happen. Please double check your orders if you have not done so already. I have a few plants that need a home and a student is missing (3) #3 and (2) #11. If you have a single tomato pot, it is supposed to be a trio, please let me know. There are a few hanging baskets for sale. You can find the updated list on our Facebook page, Pickerington Elementary PTO.

Thanks again for all your support! Mr.Z would like to continue this event next year. Please share any ideas on ways to improve, what to keep, or what activities we can add with myself, PTO or Mr. Z.

Thank you,

Lisa Winters


๐ŸšจWanna be a part of the PTO?๐Ÿšจ

Now is the time to sign up and get involved with everything PTO has to offer. There are several areas where you can help out your Pickerington Elementary PTO - 2 officer positions and many chair openings for the 2021-22 school year. If you would like more information on any position, please feel free to contact either Emily Haverfield @ haverfieldt@hotmail.com or Darcie Adams @ darcieadams13@gmail.com The PTO is a great organization and we love partnering with Pickerington Elementary to help our students have a well-rounded education. We will have one last meeting May 19th, 2021 at 7:00pm to vote in officers. Thank you for all your support this year! We know it has been a different year but the students have done an amazing job with adjusting to so many changes. We could not do it without you!

Volleyball Camp ๐Ÿ

PHSC will be holding a summer volleyball camp. If you are interested please visit:

Paper Version of Registration - Click HERE

Online Version of Registration - Click HERE

PHSC Volleyball Website - Click HERE

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"

Has a Pickerington Elementary staff member gone above the call of duty to ensure your child has had an amazing day, week, month or even a year? ๐Ÿ˜ Please take a moment to let us know by completing the form below. Pickerington Elementary is very fortunate to have an outstanding staff that loves working with your children. We all need a little โ€œpat on the backโ€ from time to time. We will make certain that this commendation is delivered to the appropriate staff member and that they are properly recognized.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"