Weekly Violet Views 1/20/23


Counselor's Corner

The Great Kindness Challenge

We are excited to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge again this year! It will take place next week, January 23 - 27. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible! Here are our Kindness Theme Days:

  • Monday "Smile All Day" - wear Violet spirit wear or a shirt with a positive message.
  • Tuesday "Peace, Love, and Kindness" - wear a tie dye or colorful shirt.
  • Wednesday "Wacky Wednesday" - We are wacky about kindness. Wear mismatched clothing.
  • Thursday "Dreaming of a Kinder World" - wear your pajamas.
  • Friday "High Five Friday" - High Fives for Kindness. Wear something that represents your favorite sports team.

We will also be collecting items for the Fairfield Area Humane Society. These are the items the shelter needs the most: Purina Puppy/Dog Chow, Purina Kitten/Cat Chow, Dish Soap, Trash Bags, Pine Sol Floor Cleaner, and HE Laundry Detergent.

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Let's Level Up!

We are ready!! Let's LEVEL UP Violet!

What is LEVEL UP you ask?! We are having students set goals, work hard, press ahead and "Level Up" their academic skills. This is the final push of the school year for parents, teachers and students to come together and push our kids forward with their learning.

Let's go VIOLET Elementary!

Violet LEVEL UP!

PLSD's 2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Save the date and join us on Thursday, February 2nd, at Violet Baptist Church for our 2nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The event is scheduled from 6pm-8pm. We are still working out the final details of the event but more information will be available soon!

Location: Violet Baptist Church

8345 Blacklick-Eastern Rd NW

Pickerington , OH 43147

PTO News

Nothing Bundt Cakes Sale

PTO is having a Nothing Bundt Cakes sale for Valentine's Day. We are selling 7 flavors of the Bundtlets for $6.00 each. Orders are due by Friday, January 27th. Order pick up will be on Monday, February 13th from 5-7pm at Violet. Order forms were sent home with students this week and there is also one attached below.

PTO Caring Cabinet

Help us to stock the classrooms for the 3rd quarter!

The Violet PTO has created an amazon wish list with the most needed classroom items. The items will be shipped directly to the school and placed in the PTO Caring Cabinet for the teachers to take what they need. The teachers can also make special requests for additional items.

Violet Teacher Wishlist (https://a.co/ain1JSV)

If you want to purchase items from a different store, you can send them into the office labeled PTO Caring Cabinet!

Thank you for your support!

Roller Skating Party

Join us on Monday, February 6th from 5:00-7:00pm at United Skates of America for a Violet Elementary Skating Party. Admission is $7 and includes skate rental.

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PLSD Elementary Music Festival

We have an exciting opportunity for our fourth grade students! All fourth graders in the Pickerington Local School District are learning music and dance for a special afternoon of music on February 25th. Sign in begins at 12:45 at Tollgate Elementary, and there will be a special concert for the community at 3:30. We would love to see you there! See the attached registration form, which is due February 1st. Contact Mrs. Schoenbeck at Erika_Schoenbeck@plsd.us for more information.

In Need of Boys Pants for the Clinic

We are in need of all sizes of boy's athletic type pants for our clinic. (elastic waist pants are best) Students sometimes spill things or fall in the mud and need a change of clothes. If you have any gently used pants to donate, we would really appreciate it. Thank you!

Preschool Screenings for 2023-2024

We are looking for preschool role models for our PLSD Preschool classes for the 2023-2024 school year. We will be screening 3 & 4 year old children to be typical models for Pickerington Local Schools Special Needs Classrooms on February 23 & 24. Please see the information below.

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College and Career Symposium

PLSD will be hosting a College and Career Symposium:

January 28th

9:00am - Noon

Lakeview Junior High School

Free for PLSD Students and Families

Our featured speakers will be Rick Szabrak (Director of Economic and Workforce Development for Fairfield County), Dr. Jarrod Tudor (OU-L Dean of Campus and Community Relations), recent Pickerington High School Graduates, and there will be College & University information booths. Please see the flyer below to register.

Important Dates

January 23-27 The Great Kindness Challenge

January 27 Nothing Bundt Cakes orders are due

January 28 College and Career Symposium, Lakeview Jr. High 9am-12pm

February 2 PLSD Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Violet Baptist Church 6-8pm

February 6 No School, Staff Innovation Day

February 6 PTO Skating Party 5-7pm at United Skates of America

February 7 Virtual Learning Day, Staff Professional Development

February 13 Bundt Cake Order Pick Up 5-7pm at Violet

February 23-24 Preschool Screenings for 2023-2024

February 25 PLSD Elementary School Music Festival at Toll Gate Elem., Concert at 3:30pm

March 2 K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:45-8:15

March 7 K-12 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:45-8:15

March 8 Virtual Learning Day, Staff Professional Development