The Toll Gator Gazette
Mrs. Andrea McVay, Assistant Principal
Mr. Darren Drake, Counselor
Mrs. Tassie Hall, Secretary
Mrs. Shelly Gillies, Office Assistant
12183 Toll Gate Road
Pickerington Ohio 43147
Mrs. Motsch's Monthly Report
Will March come in like a lamb or a lion? It's hard to believe that we will soon find out! I'd like to ask that you pay particular attention to the dates listed in this newsletter. I would like to draw your attention to the state testing dates for grades 3 & 4. It is especially important that your child report to school on time on these days. Please refer to specific information in this newsletter. Remember the first bell rings at 9:05 a.m. with the tardy bell ringing at 9:15 a.m. Students need to be in their class by 9:15 a.m. in order to participate in testing on these days.
Our spring break will be March 21st - March 27th with classes resuming for all students on March 28th. We look forward to continuing to provide a quality education experience for your child over the next 2 months.
1. Gabe Marteney
2. Kate Potter
3. Kareem Gabi
4. Nolan Montei
5. Maks Hamilton
6. Mae Kittle
7. Dominic Rasmussen
8. Gavin Hinks
9. Brynn Binting
10. Olivia Ruperti
11. Addi Sweeting
The winners are:
Winner Kareem Gabi and Runner Up- Nolan Montei
Fairfield County Recycling Billboard Contest
3rd Place - Bay Wade
2nd Place - Katherine Epley
1st Place - Scott Sears
These students will be moving on to the countywide judging.
Good Luck students!
Dates To Remember
Mar. 8th - Parent - teacher virtual conferences 4:45p.m. - 8:15p.m.
Mar 13th - Don't Forget - Turn clocks ahead
Mar. 21st - Mar. 27 - SPRING BREAK
Mar. 28th All Students return to school from break.
Pickerington North Youth Elite Football Camp
Pickerington North Elite Football camp for grades K-7. Please see the link below to sign up.
The Counselor's Corner
Technical Issues: We are aware that we’ve had some technical issues with the Habits @ Home series - we heard that some of the families were unable to use the links provided. After several attempts to fix it, we think we have figured it out. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any questions or issues with this month’s edition.
This is totally voluntary. If you choose to participate, please watch the video together and click the bottom link below to enter your prize entry. Students with submissions will be randomly selected to win a FUN SESSION with Mr. B. and Mr. Drake in the gym or outside.
This month’s video is about the habit “Begin with the End in Mind”. Again, no assignment afterwards - just watch the video and then click the link to complete the Google Form confirming you watched the video.
Deadline for submissions is March 31st.
Link to the Video: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade.
Link to the Video: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade.
Link to the Video: 3rd & 4th Grade
Fun Session Submission
Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023
Children must be at least 5 years old by August 1st 2022 to be registered for kindergarten this fall. The district offers half-day kindergarten both morning and afternoon sessions. Parents may request a morning or afternoon preference. Depending on the number of parents with preferences, a lottery may have to be held to determine placement.
The kindergarten registration process begins by filling out the online registration. The system will be open by approximately 9 a.m. that morning. After completing the application - including uploading required documents - please submit the application. Once submitted, Welcome Center staff will review the application and contact you by email if there is anything else needed. If all is complete, an email will be sent to the parent stating the application has been approved/processed and the paperwork will be forwarded to the appropriate school.
All kindergarten students will be assessed in August. Parents may begin calling in July to schedule an appointment
Dear Pickerington Families,
Enrollment for the Pickerington Schools’ Virtual Learning Academy for the 2022-2023 school year will open Thursday, February 24th (at 9:00 AM) and close on Friday, March 11th.
The VLA is a fully virtual option for students in grades 1-8 and a partially virtual option for students in grades 9-12.
There is a one-year commitment for enrolling in the VLA. There are no transfers in or out of the VLA in the middle of a semester.
Pickerington Schools partner with APEX and Edmentum to provide curriculum and teachers in a virtual setting. The majority of the work is self-paced and teacher access is limited.
If you are interested in learning more about the Pickerington Schools’ VLA please view the Virtual Learning Academy page at: https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/virtual-learning-academy/
Also, available (starting at 9:00 AM on 2/24/2022) on the VLA site is the waitlist/registration form that needs to be completed if you would like your student to be placed on the waitlist for VLA for the 22-23 school year. In addition to completing the form, parents and students are required to attend an in-person orientation. Information about the dates, times and locations of the orientation sessions is on the VLA website.
If you have any questions, please email those to VLA@plsd.us