Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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WLCSD COVID-19 Mask Update

Dear WLCSD families:


Earlier today, the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) announced they will be rescinding their Emergency Order for Pandemic Control (2021-1) from August 2021 which required schools to implement universal masking. This change will take effect on Monday, February 28, 2022.


As the OCHD has determined that universal mask wearing is no longer necessary in schools, effective Monday, February 28, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District will no longer require universal mask wearing in our school buildings and offices. The OCHD strongly recommends wearing a mask while in public, indoor settings. Individual decisions related to continued masking in WLCSD will be left to the discretion of students, families, and staff members.


We will share more information for families regarding potential updates to our COVID-19 isolation practices prior to February 28.


For more information, please visit the OCHD website: www.oakgov.com/covid


Sincerely,


Kenneth Gutman
Superintendent of Schools
Walled Lake Schools

Preschool Parent Testimonial

WALLED LAKE SCHOOLS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

If you are interested in having your child attend a Walled Lake Preschool Program for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete the form below. Please note, this is not the application. You will receive an email when registration is open. Preschool form


The preschool department is interested in hearing from families! Please consider taking a minute to share your thoughts using this survey. This information will greatly help in planning for the next school year. Thank you for your input!

PREVIOUS INFORMATION

Please click on the tab above to access our 2021-2022 Student Directory:


Directory Password: PLESharks2122


You can also find the directory under the For Parents tab on our school website. Please note that the directory is for Pleasant Lake Elementary families only. If you cannot locate your information in the directory, it is because you noted in the Welcome Back to School Packet that you did not want your information shared.

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February is Black History Month and our morning announcements will include information pertaining to Black History that students will select to share.
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Walled Lake Schools Superintendent Ken Gutman and staffing issues

JOIN THE PLEASANT LAKE STAFF!

Please contact our main office at 248.956.2802 if you are interested in any of the Pleasant Lake Elementary job openings below:


  • ASD ONE ON ONE PARAEDUCATOR
  • PERMANENT BUILDING SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
  • LUNCHROOM SUPERVISOR


Thank you.

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17th Annual FFE Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

$35 per *ticket | Only 1,000 tickets available


*Online Processing fee included



Grand Prize: Elect scholarship funds for postsecondary education or 40% lump sum payment option. Grand Prize Drawing March 21, 2022 at District Reflections Celebration at Clifford Smart Middle School. Need not be present to win.


Secondary Prize: Samsung Buds Galaxy Pro with water resistant cover


Purchase tickets: Click on "Buy Now" to purchase tickets online at wlcstickets.com.

Check and cash also accepted by the Foundation for Excellence: 850 Ladd Rd., Bldg. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390 | 248.956.2116


Additional opportunity to win!

Tuition Expedition ticket purchaser may win FREE raffle ticket per monthly drawings sponsored by Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union. Purchase by March 11, 2022 to enter.


Rules and Regulations:

  • Raffle open to residents within and outside the Walled Lake School District
  • Winner has up to 20 years to assign funds & may be split among (4) students
  • Purchaser must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Funds raised by raffle will be channeled into the WL School District and its classrooms to support: programs, activities, and procurement of innovative, educational tools.


Questions? Email MichelleBianco@wlcsd.org or contact Foundation's office: 248.956.2116

COLD WEATHER AND OUTDOOR WEAR

Now that colder weather is here, it is important that students are appropriately dressed for recess on a daily basis. Unless it is below zero degrees, students go outside every day.

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PLE COVID-19 STUDENT SCREENING CHECKLIST AND NEXT STEPS

In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all of our students and staff we are requesting the support of all families in monitoring the health of our children.


In some ways we are experiencing the typical school year with students not feeling well. It is typical for students to experience a runny nose, headache, stomach ache, or a variety of other symptoms. However, we are also experiencing members of our school community who are testing positive with Covid-19.


We wanted to provide some guidance for our families on what steps to follow if your child is not feeling well.

  • Step 1:
    • Please use the Student Screening Checklist to determine if your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
    • If your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 based on the Student Screening Checklist, there are three options in order to return to school
    • Please review this information and reference it in the event your child is not feeling well


  • Step 2:
    • Please contact our attendance line at 248-956-2890
    • If your child did passes the Student Screening Checklist, please indicate that to our office staff.
    • If your child did not pass the Student Screening Checklist, please let our staff know if you are getting your child tested, excluding for 10 days, or have an alternate diagnosis


Feel free to call us when in doubt with what to do. We would rather act cautiously then make a decision that could negatively impact your children, other children and the adults that work at Pleasant Lake Elementary.


Thank you for your support and don’t hesitate to contact our main office at 248.956.2800 if you have any questions and/or concerns.

UPCOMING DATES

FEBRUARY 21-25-MID WINTER BREAK

2021-2022 calendar

Please click on the tab below to view the 2021-2022 school calendar.

School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:50 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 4:00 PM

Departure: 4:07 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Breakfast and Lunch

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.


Students are also able to bring lunch from home. This year students will be able to bring a lunch box if that is preferred over a paper bag.


Children can grab their breakfast from the cafeteria upon entering school first thing in the morning.

Pleasant Lake Elementary


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Prime Time Care Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30 AM-6:00 PM


Main Office:

248-956-2800

Fax Number:

248-956-2805

Attendance Hotline:

248-956-2890


School Times:

Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:07 PM

PLE PTA Membership and News



Visit the Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA Website for more information on the PLE PTA, sign up for membership, and to learn about PTA events and how you can get involved.


PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM

PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/MIPLEPTA/

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The PTA needs your help in providing our students and staff with as many resources as possible. One way the PTA helps is by contributing the funds earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you to enroll your card to earn money for the PTA. This program does not take away your rewards earned toward gas or any other benefits. It is an additional way that Kroger gives back to the community. If you were enrolled in the past, please make sure to re-enroll and select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA to earn the community rewards. You can follow the link provided here https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow


Also, if you have other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that shop at Kroger or Kroger affiliated stores encourage them to enroll their rewards card and select your student’s PTA for community rewards. Every little bit helps our students and staff.


Thank you,


Katarina Gasevski

PTA Co-V.P. and Scrips Coordinator

Absences and Notes to School

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-2890. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. If we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.


The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody, day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.


If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher or the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries before 3:00 p.m. We will always make sure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us early in the day or with a note. Thank you!

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8 habits homework menu

This summer enjoy some time with your child(ren) by paricipating in the activities listed in the Leader in Me 8 Habits Homework Menu.

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 month. 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'.