Pickerington Elementary

December 4, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear families,

Right before Thanksgiving, seven students were honored and recognized at school for being chosen as leaders for the month of October. Each of the students was nominated by a staff member for demonstrating one of the seven habits described in the book, The Leader in Me, by Steven R. Covey and in the series of books titled, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, by Sean Covey. Each student demonstrated what a highly effective leader looks like. Students were given a leadership T-shirt and a certificate. Congratulations to Tenley G., Ryan S., Wesley D., Olivia L., Joey S., Scarlett M., and Fawziyah J. We’re thankful for these great leaders!

Thank you families for taking advantage of our PTO’s Virtual Book Fair and AR Workshop fundraising opportunity; so many firsts this year for everyone. We all appreciate you!

Melissa Moriarty


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Pickerington Elementary's "Winter Wonderland"

Pickerington Elementary along with the PTO are working together to raise money for the Violet Township Firefighters’ Toy Drive. During the three weeks between Thanksgiving break and Winter break, we will be offering fun opportunities for students. These activities will be pay-to-participate in order to raise money for holiday assistance. All proceeds will be donated to the Violet Township Firefighters’ Toy Drive. Please see the flyers below!

Click to donate to the VTFD Holiday Toy Drive

Mrs. Lewis' Virtual Library

Check out what is happening this month!

Virtual Library

PTO News and Notes

Did you know you can become a member of the PTO?

find out more here

Make sure to follow our PTO on their NEW Facebook page!


Committee Heads needed/Volunteers

We are excited to announce we have many spaces available to help our children at the PTO! We are currently looking for and AP Treasurer and need Chairs for the following Committees:

Family Fun Night

Kids Care Club

K.I.S.S. Luncheon

Movie Nights

Staff Appreciation


Super Games

If you are interested in any of the committees and want more information please feel free to contact either Darcie Adams @ darcieadams13@gmail.com or Emily Haverfield @ haverfieldt@hotmail.com The PTO is an amazing organization that provides so many fun opportunities for your students. Even if you would not like to be a Chairperson we are always looking for volunteers throughout the year. Please join the Pickerington Elementary PTO to find out more about those opportunities.

Gear Up!

Support our PTO by purchasing your very own

Pickerington Elementary Gear

Counselor Connection with Ms. Stewart

Tips for Handling a Hectic Holiday

Here are a few tips to head off that hectic holiday feeling and help you enjoy the season. Balance that long to-do list with these self-care techniques to reduce stress and increase your sense of joy.

  • Don't over-schedule to prevent from getting overwhelmed
  • Exercise – it is a mood booster and gives you more energy
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Enjoy nature for your mental and physical well-being
  • Listen to music as it is calming and good for your heart
  • Love on an animal to ease loneliness and reduce anxiety
  • Establish a budget and stick with it – overspending causes stress
  • Don't compare your holidays with others, especially on social media

Attendance Check-In

Parents of students in grades K-4 must mark their student "present" on virtual days. Parents can check in their student at any time during the virtual day. This can be done through your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. Remember to complete this Check-In process for all your students each day they are attending school virtually. Below are instructions on how to log your student in as well as an instructional video.

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Video showing the K-4 attendance process through the IC Parent Portal

Failure to check your student in daily could result in attendance letters that lead to physician’s notes being required for verification and possibly being referred to an Absence Intervention Team. If you have questions regarding attendance check-in please contact the office at 614-548-1400.

Fee Reminder

Each year the district assesses a fee to all students for supplies and consumable materials. The deadline for paying fees is November 20, 2020. To make a payment, log in to your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus. You may also send a check to school with your student made payable to Pickerington Local Schools or PLSD. To ensure proper posting, please reference your student's name and student ID. If school fees are not paid, it will result in grades and transcripts being held until payment is received.

Fees for each grade level are:

Kindergarten - $19.00

First Grade - $17.00

Second Grade - $17.50

Third Grade - $22.00

Fourth Grade - $23.50

If you have questions regarding fees, please contact Pickerington Elementary at 614-548-1400 or call the Treasurer's Office at 614-833-2110.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"

Has a Pickerington Elementary staff member gone above the call of duty to ensure your child has had an amazing day, week, month or even a year? 😁 Please take a moment to let us know by completing the form below. Pickerington Elementary is very fortunate to have an outstanding staff that loves working with your children. We all need a little “pat on the back” from time to time. We will make certain that this commendation is delivered to the appropriate staff member and that they are properly recognized.

Pickerington Elementary Staff "Shout Out"