1.13.23 PLES Newsletter
Update and Upcoming Events
January 13, 2023
Thank you Mr. Mustico for being our Watch D.O.G. today! If you or someone you know is interested in being a Watch D.O.G., please contact Holly Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week, PLES will conduct a security drill with students and staff. Teachers will review plans and expectations with students leading up to the drill.
Kindergarten Registration for the 23-24 school year is almost upon us. A Kindergarten Information session will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 6:00pm. This event will be in English and Spanish and will take place in the PLES cafeteria as well as live streamed via the district website. Kindergarten registration will be from 2/2-2/17. More information can be found on the kindergarten registration page of the district website. Please help spread the word to any friends or neighbors.
The AGSD Technology Department is hosting a digital literacy night on 1/31, in English and Spanish, for caregivers to learn more about our tech apps. Please see the attached flyers for more information.
We have seen an increase in students arriving in carlines for both PLES and AGIS with the colder temperatures. In an effort to ensure students arrive safely and on time, we will begin unloading students in our carline at 8:15. We did an unannounced trial run for the past few days and this seems to have solved many of our carline troubles. When entering the school, students should report directly to the front lobby to be supervised by staff until 8:20. Our dismissal process will remain the same and there will be no changes for bus riders.
With winter upon, we would like to remind you of the district’s plan for inclement weather. Please note that we have had 2 closures so far this school year.
In the event that we need to close schools due to inclement weather, the first three (3) closures are traditional snow days, with no online instruction taking place. Each day the District is closed will result in a make-up day, added to the approved 2022-2023 academic calendar at the end of the school year.
If we need to close schools for additional days, AGSD will implement five (5) Flexible Instruction Days (FIDS). During FIDS, all students will engage in remote, online learning. FIDS do not extend the school calendar.
Penn London students will log on at 8:40 for one hour. During this time, students will participate in morning meeting and review work for the day with their teacher. Your student’s teacher will also be available for support for one hour in the afternoon. Teachers will share the specific time with their classes.
A resource video for parents for how to support your student during Flexible Instruction Days is available below:
If we need to close schools for any additional days, we will return to traditional school closures, with make-up days added to the calendar.
In the event of an emergency school closure or delay, families will be notified by AGSD prior to 5:30 a.m. via email, phone call and text message, if you have opted to receive texts from the District. In addition, a pop-up message will be posted to our website and local news channels will be notified.
Remember there is no school Monday, January 16th!
Mrs. Harrison, Principal
Mrs. Hall, Assistant Principal
Come Join Us for Kindergarten Math and Literacy Night
January 24th at PLES
Parents/Caregivers are invited to learn about current math and literacy concepts in Kindergarten and learn how to support these at home.
Families attending will receive materials to support both math and literacy topics.
Children attending will enjoy time with a local storyteller after which milk and cookies will be served.
Click here to RSVP for the event. We can’t wait to see you there!
Citadel Heart of Learning Award - FINAL DAYS
Now through January 15th, Citadel Credit Union is accepting nominations for the 2023 Citadel Heart of Learning Award.
If you know a teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty and truly makes a difference in their student’s lives, please submit a nomination. Winners will receive our glass heart award, at least $1000 to spend in their classroom and will be honored at a recognition ceremony in the spring.
PBIS and Bucket Filling
Our PLES students are amazing and crushed our goal of earning 3,000 bucket bucks in January! In just over a week, students earned 5,764!! Tuesday will be our hat day as a reward. Students and staff are encouraged to wear a hat to school that day. Way to go PLES! Stay tuned for our next schoolwide reward coming soon!
Student Resources and Supports
The School Counselors are offering the following Guidance groups for our winter session: Anger Management, Changing Families, Coping Skills, Friendship, Grief, School Skills, and Self Esteem. For group descriptions and to sign up, please use this link.
Deadline for referrals is Monday, January 23, 2022.
If you have any questions about the groups or how we may best support your child, please contact your child's School Counselor: Mrs. Reif - Kindergarten, Mrs. Glass - First Grade, Mrs. Czaplicki - Second Grade.
If your student has been sent home in borrowed clothes from the nurse, please wash and return them as soon as possible.
The nurse’s office is in need of donations. Please consider donating boys pants as well as boys and girls underwear. Thank you in advance for your generosity!