Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

August 24, 2020

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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Every Child, Every Day

Every Child, Every Day is our intentional commitment to creating a safe and inclusive culture and community where we:


  • Prioritize instruction
  • Foster meaningful relationships
  • Value and empower each learner
  • Create growth opportunities for all

WE ARE WALLED LAKE STRONG

We know that these are difficult times for our families. Please know that no matter which path you take, we are here for you. With this in mind, our WLCSD elementary principal team wanted to share our commitments to each of you. Please take a moment to watch this special video we made for our elementary schools.



In this time of uncertainty, one thing remains true...the WLCSD community is united and committed to providing the best learning environment for every child, every day.

Walled Lake Strong - Elementary

CALENDAR

AUGUST

August 24th - 28th Class lists Released this Week (probably not until end of the week)

August 27th Meet & Beep - Information below

August 31st First Full Student Day (Kindergarten staggered start)


SEPTEMBER

September 4th No School Students or Staff

September 7th No School - Labor Day

September 10th-18th Virtual Book Fair

September 14th Kindergarten 5:30 p.m. and 1st Grade Virtual Curriculum Night 6:30 p.m.

September 15th 2nd Grade 5:30 p.m. and 3rd Grade Virtual Curriculum Night at 6:30 p.m.

September 16th 4th Grade 5:30 p.m. and 5th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night at 6:30 p.m.

September 23rd 1/2 Day for Students - Staff Professional Learning

September 28th Yom Kippur - Non Report Day

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MESSAGE FROM WLCSD - Great News!

Dear WLCSD Parents:


Walled Lake Schools wants to ensure parents are ready to assist their children with both Our Path and My Path. The WLCSD Learning Services Department has planned a virtual Parent Technology Info-Session, for Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend this session, we are taping and will make it available following the event. Here are the details:


WLCSD Parent Technology Info Session –

Parent Technology Info Session - Question Form

  • Parents are encouraged to review the Google Classroom links previous to prior to the info-session and the essential tech resources for helping get set up on Google Classroom. There are a number of resources, how-to guidance, and video tutorials to help families provided in the links below.

TIPS FOR LEARNING FROM HOME

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MEET & BEEP

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 27th, for our very first MEET & BEEP Please see the flyer below for details and note the times your family should participate!


We cannot wait to see your smiling faces!

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SUGGESTED CLASSROOM AND FAPES SUPPLY LISTS

PLE Supply Pick Up Date

We are currently working on a supply pick up date where we will be handing our math journals, last year's yearbook and some other supplies to assist families. The date of the pick up will be shared shortly.

CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION

We want to make sure all children and families are ready for the 2020-21 school year. Here is the: Chromebook Distribution Form (Please complete this form for each student that needs a Chromebook, even if they currently have a District Chromebook. If they already have one, your child will be able to keep the one they have.)


  1. Complete this Google Form for each student that needs a Chromebook https://forms.gle/ycX38MSXA4kkJLha9
  2. An email will be sent to the email address submitted letting family know the Chromebook is available for pickup.

MESSAGE FOR ALL KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES

Dear Kindergarten Families


Welcome to Pleasant Lake Elementary!! The beginning of Kindergarten is a very exciting time in your child’s life and we look forward to a great school year. Regardless of the path your family chose, your child is in kind, capable hands with our kindergarten teachers and our entire staff.


KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS IN “OUR PATH” ONLY

To help our youngest learners transition into kindergarten, WLCSD will be utilizing a staggered start on the first day of school, Monday, August 31st. Please note the following information:


  • Students with Last Name starting with A-L attend Kindergarten in the Morning - 9:00am - 12:00pm.

  • Students with Last Name starting with M-Z attend Kindergarten in the Afternoon - 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Please Note: The staggered start is for the first day of school (August 31) only. After the first day of school, all kindergartners will attend school for the full day (9:00-4:00 on Monday,/Tuesday/Thursday and 9:00-3:00 Wednesday/Friday).


More information will be shared by your child's teacher at a later date. We wanted to be sure you had the staggered start information to plan accordingly. Continue to enjoy your summer!


If you have questions regarding the staggered start, please call the main office at 248-956-2800.


We wish everyone a successful start to the school year!

CURRICULUM NIGHT! SAVE THE DATES!

This year we will hold a virtual Curriculum Night presentation for each grade-level. Please save the dates! More info coming soon!

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MESSAGE FROM FOOD SERVICE

WLCSD Food Service Breakfast and Lunch: Parents pre-order breakfasts and lunches by completing this Food Service Order Form by Thursday at midnight August 27 for the week of August 31 This is for all open school days and for Walled Lake Consolidated School Students. Pick up is at the three high schools between the hours of 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Meals will need to be ordered each week (we will send an email reminding you). We will continue serving meals to Walled Lake Consolidated School Students every week while school is in session.

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ALL K-12 FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE

Walled Lake Schools has streamlined the annual registration/first-day packet process for ALL K-12 families. The District will be using the Family Access/Skyward system to automate the process for updating and completing documents such as the emergency card, Food Service application, FERPA form, fee payments, Code of Conduct, and other important annual school forms that require parent approval.


Skyward Family Access is how parents access the back-to-school packet.

A Skyward Family Access parent account is required in order to complete the Online Back-to-School Packet process for all schools. (A parent account username is alphanumeric - SMITHMAD000; a student account username is the student's ID number - 1234567.) To obtain a Family Access account, email familyaccess@wlcsd.org from your email account on file with the district or call 248-956-2190 (email is best). Please include ALL of the following information in the body of your message. You will be contacted within 3 business days.


  • Guardian Name
  • Your student name(s) and name of schools they attend in Walled Lake Schools
  • Guardian's email address currently on file with the district
  • Daytime phone number


Questions and Support

If you are having trouble with Back-to-School packet, please visit the Troubleshooting & FAQ page. If you are still having issues, please contact familyaccess@wlcsd.org. Be sure to include your name, the student's name, and the specific question you may have.

Skyward Login Request
WLCSD Back-to-School Packet - Elementary

LIFETOUCH

In addition, Lifetouch School Picture Day has been postponed until we return to face-to-face instruction. As we receive information about the reschedule date, we will be sure to share this information

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks have been mailed out to all of our 5th graders from last school year. Remaining students will have their yearbooks provided on our supply pick up day. Stay tuned for more information.

PLEASANT LAKE ELEMENTARY CONTACT INFORMATION

Nayal Maktari

Principal nayalmaktari@wlcsd.org


Missy Mergner

Principal's Secretary melissamergner@wlcsd.org


Julie Smith

Building Secretary juliesmith@wlcsd.org

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Teach The Leader in Me Habits At Home!

Click HERE on how you can teach the Leader in Me at home. Learn about the Habits and different activities you can do at home to reinforce what we are teaching your child at school.


Enjoy!

Know What's Going On At Pleasant Lake Elementary!

Communication is very important to us at Pleasant Lake Elementary. Parents will be notified and updated in a variety of ways throughout the school year.


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.


TWITTER

Please follow us on Twitter @PleasantLakeEl to be updated regularly on important events at our school and fun pictures of student events and learning!


REMIND 101

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'.