Pleasant Lake Pleasantries
November 2, 2020
Together We Learn, Together We Lead!
THIS WILL BE UDPATED EACH WEEK AND CONTAIN ESSENTIAL INFORMAITON ON HOW YOU CAN PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILD(REN) UPON THEIR RETURN TO IN PERSON INSTRUCTION.
CLASS LISTS WILL BE SHARED VIA SKYWARD ON 11/6 AFTER 4:00 PM
*Asynchronous Lessons refers to assignments and/or prerecorded videos posted in Google Classroom (no live teacher).
THIS PACT MUST BE COMPLETED BY ALL WALLED LAKE PARENTS
MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORMS
You can drop off your form to Pleasant Lake, have it scanned to JulieSmith@wlcsd.org or faxed to 248.956.2805 .
PICK UP YOUR ANCHORS AWAY CAR SIGNS!
Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,
Anchors Away Signs are available for pick up outside our main doors. Your car signs will be available for pick up 1 business day after you have completed the Anchors Away Registration Form. The car signs are available for pickup from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The 2020-2021 Anchors Away registration forms are available by clicking HERE or by visiting the For Parent Tab on our school website.
The Anchors Away Dismissal Process will begin the first day we return to school. All students who do not ride the bus each day must register for Anchors Away. Please remember this is not an optional program.
If you are new to the Anchors Away Dismissal Process, please click HERE for more information. Thank you for your support and please feel free to call us at (248) 956-2800 if you have any questions.
WLCSD DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATION STUDENT APPLICATIONS
Nayal Maktari, Co-Chair of the WLSCD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Julie Amann, Co-Chair of the WLCSD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
IMPORTANT CHROMEBOOK INFORMATION
PLEASE READ THE IIMPORTANT INFORMAITON BELOW REGARDING CHROMEBOOKS.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PICK UP A DISTRICT CHROMEBOOK THIS WEEK INSTEAD OF BRINGING YOUR OWN DEVICE TO SCHOOL.
UDPATE: CHROMEBOOKS CAN ALSO BE PICKED UP THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2-6 (CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 3) FROM 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Each year many of our students participate in our annual National Reflections Contest. It's a great opportunity to recognize and honor our children. Please consider participating!
Submission is one per child per category. So if a student wants to submit a music composition and visual arts, they can submit only 1 per category.
The submissions are entirely online this year, this means the students/parents need to take pictures/recordings of their work and submit it online.
Submissions are due to Pleasant Lake by November 13th.
Please click on the tab below for much more information!
JOIN THE PLEASANT LAKE PTA!
Your PTA needs you now more than ever! Get a head start on signing up for PTA now. Your membership will help with so many great opportunities for our children. Just to list a few amazing things your membership dues give to our children
- Literacy supplies and books.
- Technology and online instructional resources.
- Before and after school events.
- Grants & scholarships to assist students and teachers with field trips.
- When Authors and presenters visit.
- The Leader in Me
We are able to provide all of the above and much more for our children only with your help.
In addition to all that we provide for our children, this year we will have the opportunity to host Virtual Events for our community. Your PTA Board has been brainstorming some fantastic ideas for Fundraising and activities we would normally do in person. The first 50 people to sign up for membership will get an exclusive offer for our 1st virtual event. Details to follow. Also all PTA members will get access to our "Members Only" EXCLUSIVE virtual fundraiser! This one is going to be super cool! Details to follow.
If you know any of our board members please reach out to them via text, email or Facebook message and say "Thank You"!
President - Dan Monkman
Vice President Operations - Bashar Kirma
Vice President Fundraising - Tim Ferguson
Secretary - Jehann Zaid
Membership - Karen Matti
Reflections - Aparna Yelurpati
Please click here to join the PTA
*only one parent/member per household needs to register with the PLE PTA
We encourage you to follow our Facebook page. Our Facebook page is a great resource for everything PLE! Please click here https://www.facebook.com/MIPLEPTA
Thank you, your PLE PTA!
Walled Lake Schools’ Foundation for Excellence (FFE)
Our school has truly benefited for nearly 30 years from the support of Walled Lake Schools’ Foundation for Excellence (FFE), a 501 ( c) 3 nonprofit. Please view snapshot of recent Foundation grant awards received by our school and allocated to the District to benefit K-12 students and educators. FFE’s outreach also includes the Shuman CDJR Performing Arts Student Grant Program and 5th Grade Camp Scholarship fund for our District’s title 1 elementary schools. Check out FFE’s fall flyer or visit the Foundation’s website to more fully understand the FFE’s commitment to WLCSD.
The Foundation is sustained through annual fundraising (Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle, Count on Me Program-WLCSD staff payroll donations, & golf scramble), private and public sector donations and receipt of memorials, honorariums, and alumni gifts. Donations can be made online to help sustain FFE’s mission and support for our schools. Checks are also accepted and can be made payable to the Foundation for Excellence and mailed to 850 Ladd Rd., Bldg. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390.
Questions? Email Foundation’s exec. director, MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org.
Upcoming Important Events
- October 30 Half Day of School-Professional Development
- October 31 Halloween
- November 3 Election Day
- November 6 Class Lists will be released after 4:00 p.m.
- November 9 First Day of In Person Instruction
- November 26 No School-Thanksgiving
- November 27 No School
WLCSD FOOD SERVICE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
School breakfast and school lunch will be served FREE to all students that are attending in person learning in their classrooms daily. You may pick up breakfast & lunch for Saturday, Sunday and all closed school days every Monday from 12:00PM – 1:30PM at each of our high schools.
For our virtual learners and children under the age of 18 who are not being served daily in our buildings, we will continue to provide 7 days of meals, through pickup at our high schools every Monday from 12:00PM – 1:30PM until further notice.
Please direct questions you may have to our Food Services Department.
Support our School!
We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Pleasant Lake while we shop?!
Pleasant Lake is set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!
Here's what to do:
1) Log on to http://smile.amazon.com/
2) Select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
See below for important steps to follow:
#1: Reminder to clip and use the digital app.
Please continue to send clipped box tops into school as usual.
Additionally, Box Tops for Education is moving towards digital submissions.
How can you help?
1. Download the free app.
2. Create an account (choose Pleasant Lake Elementary as your school).
3. Scan receipts as you make purchases (and within 14 days).
** Back by popular demand... Want to designate a classroom for box top counts to help your child's classroom win contests? Start by scanning your receipt. Once the photo is taken, new options will show up across the bottom. Choose the star "Credit" button and enter the last name of your child's teacher. Hit done, then submit. **
#2: Do you shop for groceries online?
You can submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your school too. Here's how...
1. Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account
(create one via the Box Tops app or website).
2. Forward your email receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org using the same email that’s associated with your BTFE account. Box Tops will be credited within 10 business days – view your earnings detail in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or website
The following email receipts are currently eligible (as of July 17, 2019):
Instacart, jet.com, SamsClub.com, Shipt, Target.com, Target Pick-Up/Drive-Up,
Walmart Grocery, Walmart.com
For purchases from online retailers not listed above, please follow the process below.
1. Take a screen shot (or multiple) of your entire receipt from your online purchase, including retailer name, all items, transaction total, and date of purchase
2. Open the Box Tops Contact Us form
3. In the Comments field, please include: Your email address, name, school's name, the amount of Box Tops earned with the purchases from that receipt.
4. Use the “Upload Image Files” feature (at the bottom of the form to add the screen shot(s) of your receipt. Your receipt will be processed within 2 weeks.
Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS DOES NOT CARRY HEALTH OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS. If your child is injured while at school, medical costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians.
As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.
REASONS TO PURCHASE THIS COVERAGE:
- Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.
- No insurance.
This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.
TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (by Credit/Debit Card) go to:
www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT. Visa or MasterCard is accepted.
TO PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PRINT BROCHURE PDF from First Agency’s website at www.1stAgency.com/voluntaryaccidentcoverage.htm -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT.
All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency, Inc., at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.
We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.
Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!
SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS
It is critical that parents keep an updated email address and let us know if it changes as soon as possible. Parents may update this information for us on Skyward Family Access. All teachers at Pleasant Lake utilize Skyward Family Access to communicate with parents. Report cards, lunch account information, progress reports, attendance and other important information will always be posted on Skyward Family Access. If you are a new family to Walled Lake Schools or have misplaced or lost your Family Access ID and password, please click HERE to get connected.
PLEASANT LAKE PLEASANTRIES AND SCHOOL WEBSITE
Our school newsletter will be sent electronically to parents once a week. An archive of newsletters is also posted to our school website under the For Parents tab. Our school website can be found HERE. Please visit this page often for information about our school. You will find links to important documents, websites from your child's classroom, PTA forms and information, and important updates and forms that you will need to access.
Please follow us on Twitter @PleasantLakeEl to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!
We also offer Remind 101 to all PLE parents. How does it work? If you would like to receive a quick text message on your cell phone or device, just sign up with us and you receive a quick text to remind you of important school events, deadlines, time frames, etc. at PLE. You can unsubscribe at any time.
To join, send a text to (586) 649-3482 and enter the message @mrmakt
You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @mrmakt'.