Pleasant View Elementary Flyer
Friday, October 8th, 2021
Jogathon Celebration Day
Dear PVE Families
It was another BUSY WEEK at PVE, and now begins Fall Break! We truly hope your family is able to enjoy some special time together during this time away from school.
In addition, please check out the items below at your convenience, have a wonderful fall break, and we will see students return on Monday, October 18th!
- October PTO Meeting - Tuesday, 10/19 at 7pm via Zoom.
- Fall Scholastic Book Fair - We are excited to announce that we will be holding an in-person Book Fair November 1st - 5th! More details will be shared in the next Friday Flyer.
- Family/Student Conferences will be held on October 26 (evening option) and October 27 (11 AM-7PM). We are offering these in-person or virtually. Please see below for more information
- Fall Parties Scheduled for 10/29 - At PVE, we will be having our Fall Parties on Friday, October 29th, along with Crazy Dress Day (a favorite PVE tradition)! Our parties will be running without volunteers again this year per district, and will be managed by our classroom teachers. If you want to help, be on the look-out for a sign-up for sending in items for the fall craft and/or game. PTO will be purchasing our snacks school-wide this year and we are very thankful for that!
- Next week is Fire Safety Week for K-2, as well as a time to conduct our Earthquake and Bus Evacuation drills for the whole school.
- Please remember to utilize the CoVID reporting form (green button below) to communicate any CoVID information over break, as we will be away from school and have limited access to email until Sunday, October 17th.
Enjoy your Fall Break, and we will see your back on Monday, October 18th!
All the Best,
Dr. Stacy Smith - Principal of PVE
317-873-2376, extension 17999
Mrs. Jodi Morrow - Assistant Principal of PVE
317-873-2376, extension 17994
2021 Jogathon Prize Winners
Congratulations to the following classes and students for earning specific prizes below. However, we hope all students felt celebrated and honored for their hard work during our Rock Star & Dance Decathlon Jogathon Celebration this week! It took all of us working together to exceed our GOAL!
Highest Class Participation PER GRADE - Each class below will get to choose their own special Spirit Day & receive special Jog-A-Thon Bag Tags!
- PreK- Ms. Myra Katterhenry' Class
K- Ms. Kayes' Class
1- Mrs. Hall's Class
2- Ms. Martinelli's Class
3- Mrs. Stillion's Class
4- Mrs. Compton's Class
Mrs. Stillion's 3rd Grade Class was our Top Schoolwide Fundraising Class!
- Her class can either receive a Chromebook OR $250 credit for Teacher Wishlist Items & each student will receive a special Jog-A-Thon Bracelet
Individual PrizesTop Student Schoolwide - Principal For-A-Day (includes special badge, duties, lunch, a t-shirt, & more!)
- CONGRATULATIONS SLOAN F.
- CONGRATULATIONS MAISIE F.
Top Students Per Grade - Each student below will receive a personalized water bottle & be Gym/Wellness Teacher for a Day!
- Pre K- Knox L.
- K- Caroline M.
- 1-Maisie F.
- 2- Brady L.
- 3-Sloan F.
- 4-Violet S.
Ami Fraser and Megan Ferris - PTO Jogathon Chairs
Upcoming Events & Dates
October 11-15 - Fall Break
October 19 - PTO October Meeting via Zoom (see section below for link to join)
October 26 - Regular school day w/ Family/student conferences (PM)
October 27 - E-Day & Family/Student Conferences
October 29 - Fall Parties & Crazy Dress Day
November 1-5 - Fall Scholastic Book Fair at PVE
November 7 - Daylight Savings Time ends
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
December 17 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
December 20-31 - Winter Break (no school)
January 17 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)
January 18 - Teacher professional development day (no school for students)
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 21-25 - Presidents' Day/February Break (no school)
March 15 - End of Quarter 3
April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)
May 25 - Last day of school
May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)
May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)
JOGATHON THANK YOUS
Jog-A-Thon 2021 was a huge success! We had a huge team of people that made
this event so fun for the kids! We can’t thank you enough!
Thank you to all our parent volunteers and spectators that came out to show
A huge shout out to Katie Miller, Patrick Miller, Benjamin Long, Lauren Pratt Long, and Todd Ferris for spending the day helping with all things Jog-A-Thon… set up, muffins and coffee for our teachers (Thank you Millers), cheering, volunteer check-in (thank you Lauren), keeping us energized with coffee and feeding us, and with many other things! Thank you so much!
Thank you Soar for making the kids smile all day and spending the day with us!
We don’t know how you were able to be in that costume in the heat! Thank you
Karie Missler MacDonald for taking on being Soar, for your water bottle
donations, and making our jerseys look drip!
Thank you Laura Mobley for taking care of collecting and processing all donations, and for providing updates! Thank you to our DJ’s - DJ Ross Strong and DJ Jazzy JOGGIE (aka Todd Ferris)! You guys rocked it and kept the kids going! Thank you Lauren Spillman for spending the whole day with us to catch this memorable event! You are awesome! Thank you so much!
Jog-A-Thon was a huge success due to our amazing support from the school. Thank you Dr. Smith for your support and spending the whole day outside walking with and cheering on all the kids! They loved your spirit stick!
Thank you Amanda Shipman and Kristin Winters for all your help with phones
calls, collecting pledges, being our liaison with teachers, helping sort stuff, and
all those background checks!
Thank you Mrs. Wanser for setting up a stretching power point, parent volunteer information, and setting up a safe and very helpful course with cones and teachers names. Thank you (and Dr. Smith) for coming up with a safe course! You made it easy for the rest of us!
Thank you Mrs. Hampton for another fun cheer song! Thank you Mr. Miller and Mrs. Shipman for coming in to help set up the sound system which kept the kids pumped and kept them going!
Thank you Samantha and crew and for getting all things set up! Thank you to all our teachers for bringing on the energy and fun! Loved seeing you all! And thank you to our school nurses, Kei’ona & Lianne, who were there to take care of any kiddos if needed.
Thank you all very much! You all rock!
Ami and Megan
Textbook Rental Reminder
Elementary fee statements for the 2021-22 school year were emailed on September 20, 2021.
If you did not receive your fee statement, please check your spam or junk mail.
You may also log into your PowerSchool account and click on the Balance tab. You will see your student’s itemized statement, payments made, and current account balance. Please use the web browser to log in using a laptop or tablet, do NOT use the PowerSchool mobile app.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Curricular Materials (Textbook Rental & Consumables), please visit http://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/textbook_rental
We are excited to welcome you for conferences in October! Here are some details you need to know:
- Conferences will be offered in-person, or virtual, depending on the family's needs. Teachers will be sending out information regarding scheduling.
- Tuesday, October 26 is a full day of school with conferences after school from 3-5 PM.
- Wednesday, October 27 is a conference day from 11 AM-7 PM.
- Wednesday, October 27 is an Eday for students. Modules will be in Canvas to focus on digital citizenship.
- Masks will need to be worn by all attendees.
- Classrooms will be set up with distancing in mind, and hand sanitizer and wipes will be available for attendees.
- If other children need to attend, please provide an engaging activity for them to do while the conference is in session.
- Adults coming to a conference will not need to show a license upon entry to the school since children will not be in attendance.
- In order to ensure that families are able to get the most from this experience, please inform your child’s teacher or Dr. Smith if you would like to request an interpreter for your child’s conference. This service is offered free of charge. Please contact Dr. Smith or your teacher by October 8th with information about your need for an interpreter, so that we may plan for this service to be in place.
- We feel this is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about your child and their school progress. We are excited to have you join us!
PVE Counselors' Corner
Second Step is a research based social emotional learning curriculum. Each week a 30 minute lesson during their “Strong Steps” time is devoted to strengthening these skills.
This week was Lesson Eight.
- All grades continued learning empathy lessons.
- Kindergarten students are learning empathy means feeling and understanding what someone else feels. Students practiced naming angry when presented with physical and situational clues. They also practiced responses to a variety of scenarios.
- First grade students are comparing physical and emotional similarities and differences between two children to understand that people can have different feelings about the same situation.
- Second grade students are learning to respect different preferences. Respecting others’ preferences helps you get along better with them. Third grade students practiced naming similarities and difference between people and to predict how others will feel when teased for being different.
- Fourth grade students focused on identifying skills to join a group. Being assertive can help you join and invite others to join a group.
- There is a new home link activity for fourth grade only this week. Below are the home link activities if you would like to work with your student on an extension activity together!
Kindergarten Home Links
Tammy Mazelin PVE K-2 School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Rieke PVE 2-4 School Counselor email@example.com
CoVID Quarantine Update
Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order changes the quarantine requirements for those masked individuals considered close contacts to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. ZCS will continue to follow our district mask mandate, but effective immediately, anyone identified as a close contact in a masked setting is no longer required to quarantine (as long as the close contact is symptom-free).
Masked School Settings:
In settings, such as classrooms or on the school bus, where all students are wearing masks, close contacts who are within three feet of positive case will be notified to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Those students will continue in school as long as no symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, students must isolate and obtain testing whether or not fully vaccinated.
Unmasked School Settings:
Close contacts within six feet of a positive case and in an unmasked setting (i.e. lunchroom, band) must quarantine with one of the below options.
1. Quarantine for 14 days (no test required).
2. Quarantine for seven days with negative test (PCR or rapid test done in lab) on days five, six or seven. Return on day eight if no symptoms develop.
*Unless fully vaccinated or previously ill with CoVID-19 within the previous three months and recovered, and without any symptoms.
CURRENT CoVID-19 PROTOCOLS
ZCS will continue to follow established CoVID-19 protocols and mitigation strategies including:
- Masks are mandatory in all district buildings and on school buses.
- Families of students considered to be close contacts will still be notified.
- Close contacts in unmasked situations must quarantine.
- Close contacts in any setting must quarantine if showing COVID-19 symptoms.
Please keep your child(ren) home if:
1. Child (ren) are sick or showing symptoms of CoVID-19.
2. Anyone in the household is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, exhibiting CoVID-19 symptoms, or has tested positive.
3. If child is exhibiting Covid symptoms, one of our nurses will be in touch in order to communicate our return to school protocol - which is either a 10-day quarantine or an earlier return with a negative Covid test performed in a lab or an alternative physician diagnosis.
Please continue to carefully monitor your child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms and do not send any child(ren) to school who show signs of sickness.
ZCS Now Hiring Instructional Assistants
ZCS is now hiring Instructional Assistant at multiple locations. Join the ZCS team and make an impact on the lives of our students.
- IAs work in the classroom with individual and small groups of students.
- Positions are 29 hours per week with a pay of $13 per hour.
- Your weekends and evenings are free and you work on the school calendar.
- Please apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/centralindiana/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?choosedistrict=true&district=1452
- Contact Robyn Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PVE PTO Update
We are so very thankful for al the ways that our PTO supports us at PVE.
PVE PTO Meetings for 21-22
- Oct 19 2021 07:00 PM
- Nov 9, 2021 07:00 PM
- Dec 14, 2021 07:00 PM
- Jan 11, 2022 07:00 PM
- Feb 8, 2022 07:00 PM
- Mar 8, 2022 07:00 PM
- Apr 12, 2022 07:00 PM
- May 10, 2022 07:00 PM
- Join Zoom Meeting
- Meeting ID: 968 0801 2822
- Passcode: 611190
ZCS GROW Child Care Options
Please see the link below for more details and information on how to sign-up for one of the GROW childcard options.
Bridge and Early Start Spanish are optional, fee based programs that “bridge” the time between the 7:50-8:00 arrival time for 1st-4th grade students, and the start of the instructional day for Kindergarten students, which is 8:50-9:00.
Before and After-School Care (BAC) is available for all PVE students, and the before/after school starts at 6:45am and extends childcare from 2:30 to 6:00pm.
Eagle Rec offers fee based programs in a variety of interest areas, which typically start after school has already begun.
Visitor and Volunteer Procedures
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic, our procedures regarding welcoming guests to our building continue to evolve, with safety as our top priority. The ZCS Eagle Start Guide will give specifics regarding the most up-to-date district decisions regarding volunteers and visitors.
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to check in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check.. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee for the full background check which will expire after 5 years.
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.