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October 26, 2020

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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*Asynchronous Lessons refers to assignments and/or prerecorded videos posted in Google Classroom (no live teacher).


A reminder to get your child's medical authorization form turned into our building before the start of school on November 4th. If your child must take any kind of medication during the school day, than a form must be completed. Forms from last year must be updated.

You can drop off your form to Pleasant Lake, have it scanned to or faxed to 248.956.2805 .


Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,

Anchors Away Signs are available for pick up outside our main doors. Your car signs will be available for pick up 1 business day after you have completed the Anchors Away Registration Form. The car signs are available for pickup from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The 2020-2021 Anchors Away registration forms are available by clicking HERE or by visiting the For Parent Tab on our school website.

The Anchors Away Dismissal Process will begin the first day we return to school. All students who do not ride the bus each day must register for Anchors Away. Please remember this is not an optional program.

If you are new to the Anchors Away Dismissal Process, please click HERE for more information. Thank you for your support and please feel free to call us at (248) 956-2800 if you have any questions.


Our wonderful teachers have gone "above and beyond" to educate your child and build those all important connections during remote learning. Many teachers have done this while supporting their own children, parents, and loved ones. There are truly many "Teachers of the Year" for 2020.

Please choose a teacher who you believe has "gone above and beyond" and compliment them by nominating them for Teacher of the Year! It is always such a joy for a teacher to know they have been nominated.

Please fill out the form below and email it to me at You can also drop off a hard copy of the form to Pleasant Lake Elementary. We are accepting nominations through Monday, October 26.

Teacher of the Year link


We are looking for Walled Lake students to be our keynote speaker to this year's annual WLCSD Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Please share the application below with your child if the are interested in applying to be a keynote speaker!

MLK Day Celebration Keynote Speaker Application

Thank you,

Nayal Maktari, Co-Chair of the WLSCD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Julie Amann, Co-Chair of the WLCSD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


Each year many of our students participate in our annual National Reflections Contest. It's a great opportunity to recognize and honor our children. Please consider participating!


Submission is one per child per category. So if a student wants to submit a music composition and visual arts, they can submit only 1 per category.

The submissions are entirely online this year, this means the students/parents need to take pictures/recordings of their work and submit it online.

Submissions are due to Pleasant Lake by November 13th.

Please click on the tab below for much more information!

WLCSD Reflections Promo Video 2020-21
PPE Return to Learn Update


Our network, which includes our school Outlook Email and Skyward is still down. You can contact our staff through their school Gmail account.

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Shortly you'll receive an updated grade level student supply list.

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Your PTA needs you now more than ever! Get a head start on signing up for PTA now. Your membership will help with so many great opportunities for our children. Just to list a few amazing things your membership dues give to our children

  • Literacy supplies and books.
  • Technology and online instructional resources.
  • Before and after school events.
  • Grants & scholarships to assist students and teachers with field trips.
  • When Authors and presenters visit.
  • The Leader in Me

We are able to provide all of the above and much more for our children only with your help.

In addition to all that we provide for our children, this year we will have the opportunity to host Virtual Events for our community. Your PTA Board has been brainstorming some fantastic ideas for Fundraising and activities we would normally do in person. The first 50 people to sign up for membership will get an exclusive offer for our 1st virtual event. Details to follow. Also all PTA members will get access to our "Members Only" EXCLUSIVE virtual fundraiser! This one is going to be super cool! Details to follow.

If you know any of our board members please reach out to them via text, email or Facebook message and say "Thank You"!

President - Dan Monkman

Vice President Operations - Bashar Kirma

Vice President Fundraising - Tim Ferguson

Secretary - Jehann Zaid

Membership - Karen Matti

Reflections - Aparna Yelurpati

Please click here to join the PTA

*only one parent/member per household needs to register with the PLE PTA

We encourage you to follow our Facebook page. Our Facebook page is a great resource for everything PLE! Please click here

Thank you, your PLE PTA!

Go Sharks!!!


Sign up to be a member of the PTA online HERE!

Walled Lake Schools’ Foundation for Excellence (FFE)

Our school has truly benefited for nearly 30 years from the support of Walled Lake Schools’ Foundation for Excellence (FFE), a 501 ( c) 3 nonprofit. Please view snapshot of recent Foundation grant awards received by our school and allocated to the District to benefit K-12 students and educators. FFE’s outreach also includes the Shuman CDJR Performing Arts Student Grant Program and 5th Grade Camp Scholarship fund for our District’s title 1 elementary schools. Check out FFE’s fall flyer or visit the Foundation’s website to more fully understand the FFE’s commitment to WLCSD.

The Foundation is sustained through annual fundraising (Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle, Count on Me Program-WLCSD staff payroll donations, & golf scramble), private and public sector donations and receipt of memorials, honorariums, and alumni gifts. Donations can be made online to help sustain FFE’s mission and support for our schools. Checks are also accepted and can be made payable to the Foundation for Excellence and mailed to 850 Ladd Rd., Bldg. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390.

Questions? Email Foundation’s exec. director,

Pleasant Lake Elmentary Kudos to your child's Teacher(s)

Our teachers are working SO hard to help our children have a successful start to the school year. Let's shower them with some love.

Take a minute and click on the form below and send your child's teacher(s) a positive note.

Parent Tech Support Submission Form

The Tech Support Submission Form for parents as been added to the For Parents Tab on our school website. You can also access it at

Upcoming Important Events

October 2020

  • October 30 Half Day of School-Professional Development
  • October 31 Halloween

November 2020

  • November 3 No School-Election Day
  • November 4 First Day of In Person Instruction
  • November 26 No School-Thanksgiving
  • November 27 No School
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School breakfast and school lunch will be served FREE to all students that are attending in person learning in their classrooms daily. You may pick up breakfast & lunch for Saturday, Sunday and all closed school days every Monday from 12:00PM – 1:30PM at each of our high schools.

For our virtual learners and children under the age of 18 who are not being served daily in our buildings, we will continue to provide 7 days of meals, through pickup at our high schools every Monday from 12:00PM – 1:30PM until further notice.

Please direct questions you may have to our Food Services Department.

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Support our School!

We all shop on Amazon, why not give back to Pleasant Lake while we shop?!

Pleasant Lake is set up on the Amazon Smile program, which
donates 0.5% of eligible purchases straight to our school!

Here's what to do:
1) Log on to
2) Select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA as the organization you are supporting.
3) Shop away!

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Kroger Rewards

It's simple. Login to your account online and look for Pleasant Lake.


Big Changes to Box Tops are Coming!
See below for important steps to follow:

#1: Reminder to clip and use the digital app.

Please continue to send clipped box tops into school as usual.
Additionally, Box Tops for Education is moving towards digital submissions.
How can you help?

1. Download the free app.
2. Create an account (choose Pleasant Lake Elementary as your school).
3. Scan receipts as you make purchases (and within 14 days).

** Back by popular demand... Want to designate a classroom for box top counts to help your child's classroom win contests? Start by scanning your receipt. Once the photo is taken, new options will show up across the bottom. Choose the star "Credit" button and enter the last name of your child's teacher. Hit done, then submit. **

#2: Do you shop for groceries online?
You can submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your school too. Here's how...

Option A
1. Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account
(create one via the Box Tops app or website).

2. Forward your email receipt to using the same email that’s associated with your BTFE account. Box Tops will be credited within 10 business days – view your earnings detail in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or website

The following email receipts are currently eligible (as of July 17, 2019):
Instacart,,, Shipt,, Target Pick-Up/Drive-Up,
Walmart Grocery,

Option B

For purchases from online retailers not listed above, please follow the process below.

1. Take a screen shot (or multiple) of your entire receipt from your online purchase, including retailer name, all items, transaction total, and date of purchase

2. Open the Box Tops Contact Us form

3. In the Comments field, please include: Your email address, name, school's name, the amount of Box Tops earned with the purchases from that receipt.

4. Use the “Upload Image Files” feature (at the bottom of the form to add the screen shot(s) of your receipt. Your receipt will be processed within 2 weeks.

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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.


Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

WALLED LAKE CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS DOES NOT CARRY HEALTH OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS. If your child is injured while at school, medical costs are the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians.

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage.


  1. Deductible and co-pays in your health plan. Many health plans have increased the amount of out-of-pocket expenses.
  2. No insurance.

This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pay. If you have no other insurance, this will become your primary accident plan.

TO PURCHASE COVERAGE ONLINE (by Credit/Debit Card) go to: -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT. Visa or MasterCard is accepted.


TO PAY WITH CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, PRINT BROCHURE PDF from First Agency’s website at -- Follow directions by choosing STATE and SCHOOL DISTRICT.

All questions regarding this coverage should be directed to First Agency, Inc., at (269) 381-6630 or toll free at (800) 243-6298.

We are pleased to make this student accident insurance plan available.


Main Office Number: 248.956.2800

Fax Line: 248.956.2805
Attendance: 248.956.2890

Nayal Maktari


Terri Szymanski

Principal's Secretary

Julie Smith

Building Secretary

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.


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.


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.


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


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'.