PLA@George H. Fisher School 93
Greetings PLA Families,
Our 3rd-6th grade scholars have officially completed ILEARN testing. We still have some scholars to make-up. If you child was absent from school during our testing window, they will take their test in the coming days.
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so thankful for our teachers and the work they do everyday for our scholars. Please join us in celebrating our teachers. See the flyer below for ways you can show your scholar's teacher how much you appreciate them.
Human Growth & Development™ is a puberty education program for 4th - 6th graders. This program is endorsed by the Indiana University School of Medicine as a high-quality, medically accurate, and fact-based program that positively informs youth about their growing and changing bodies. Programming is facilitated by LifeSmart Youth, Inc.’s degreed, professional Health Educators. We will be hosting this program at school on Friday, May 20th. Parent consent forms will be sent home on Monday, May 2nd.
We are excited to welcome a new program to PLA@93 next year. City Connects is a partnership with the Indianapolis Mayor's Office, Phalen Leadership Academies, and Marian University. A new staff member will be hired to provide resources and services to families. Part of this process involves a parent survey so that we can gain information on how best to serve you. Please take a moment to complete the confidential City Connects survey below. Your voice is critical to this process. To change the survey language, please use the drop down menu on the top right of the survey. The survey will remain open until May 13th.
We are currently SOLD OUT of yearbooks. However, good news!! We have ordered additional yearbooks and they should be arriving soon. Once they arrive, we will let scholars know so they can be purchased. The cost is $14 each.
There is still time to register for Summer Advantage. The deadline has been extended for you to register your scholar and receive transportation to and from school.
Sixth Grade Parent Reminder: All sixth graders received an enrollment packet for JRPLA, Phalen's Middle/High School. Reserve your scholar's place at our middle school for next year!
Our Family Resource Spotlight this week provides mental health resources. Read more about ways to improve mental health for yourself or a loved one below.
Check out the rest of the flyer below for more important information.
Have a great weekend!
Family Resource Spotlight
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Click here https://www.mentalhealth.gov/ to learn more.
Phalen Cultural Center presents: Fences
The Phalen Cultural Center partners with Mas Media 7 Production in its rendition of Fences by American playwright August Wilson. Set in the 1950s, Fences is the sixth in Wilson's ten-part "Pittsburgh Cycle". Like all of the "Pittsburgh" plays, Fences explores the evolving African-American experience and examines race relations, among other themes. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play.
Join us on Saturday, April 30th at 2pm for this amazing family-friendly event, please see link below for the free tickets!
Make friends, learn about the outdoors, go to camp, and develop lifelong skills with the Cub Scouts afterschool program! Your child can learn about fire safety, emergency planning, respect, leadership, and more. Anyone can become a Scout, we assist our youth with scholarships for registration, uniforms, and camp fees for those with financial need. Our Cubmasters are trained program leaders, acting as positive role models and leading fun weekly lessons for K-5th graders of all genders.
To apply, simply fill out this form https://form.jotform.com/raeodel/youth-application
Or print and fill out and take pictures of the attached application. We will also be sending applications home to your children that can be returned to the front office. For questions please contact Fran Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 813-7130.
First View App
KDG-3rd Grade-Red Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants
4th-5th Grade-Gray Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants
6th Grade-Black or White Collared Shirts w/ black or khaki pants
All scholars may wear Phalen branded attire regardless of coordinating grade level color.
Please be aware that our deans and teachers will be reaching out to families for scholars that are out of compliance.
FREE Career Training
Parents, family members, and neighbors of our scholars can apply to PLA University for training in high-demand careers like Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, Entrepreneur, and more! New classes form quarterly. For more information contact Alex Morales via email (email@example.com) or call 317-643-2330, apply online at plauniversity.org, or use the following link: PLA University Application
FREE PLA ENGLISH CLASSES PERFORMING WELL ABOVE INDUSTRY AVERAGE
PLA’s English language classes have been a standout success, with students consistently performing 10-15 points above average! Our personal, collaborative approach allows students to progress quickly to conversational English. Classes are open for new registrants, and we invite you to join us. Classes are held 9:00am – 12:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
Classes are held at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy, 4352 N Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46235
Register with us online at https://share.hsforms.com/1s7AM-aNTS3S1OACrgRNX-Q3ulkk to reserve your seat in the class
ILEARN TESTING- April 18-May 13
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.
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PLA@93 is an A-rated, tuition-free public school serving grades K-6. We love serving our families on Indy's Far Eastside and are excited to support your scholar in mastering key academic skills, demonstrating strong character, and preparing for the future. Each day, our incredible teachers work to help our students learn, grow, thrive and fulfill their tremendous innate potential.