Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

JANUARY 31, 2022

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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Please click on the tab above to access our 2021-2022 Student Directory:

Directory Password: PLESharks2122

You can also find the directory under the For Parents tab on our school website. Please note that the directory is for Pleasant Lake Elementary families only. If you cannot locate your information in the directory, it is because you noted in the Welcome Back to School Packet that you did not want your information shared.

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February is Black History Month and our morning announcements will include information pertaining to Black History that students will select to share.
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Walled Lake Schools Superintendent Ken Gutman and staffing issues


Please contact our main office at 248.956.2802 if you are interested in any of the Pleasant Lake Elementary job openings below:


Thank you.


We have been notified that Bus Route130 will be canceled next week January 31 - February 4

Please note there might be an occasional occurrence where the buses are running late. Please contact the transportation hotline at 248-956-5199 if your bus is running more than 10 minutes late.

We are strongly recommending all parents who have NOT yet obtained an Anchors Away number to please contact the office at 248 956 2800 so we can send one home with your student(s). You will not be allowed to enter the Anchors Away line without a number.

**If you already have an Anchors Away number you DO NOT need to do anything. Please just make sure your student(s) know daily their end of day plans, if they change please let the office know before 3:30 P.M. ****

Please utilize Anchors Away for both drop off and pick up.



Please make sure to send masks with your student(s) daily.

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The Oakland County Health Department has provided additional guidance related to students returning to school during days 6-10, after their 5 day quarantine. Below is the additional guidance, in italics, that applies to Pleasant Lake Elementary:

  • If the returning student either has had, or is having, a challenge keeping their mask on, they must stay home for the entire 10 days, returning on Day 11. You will be notified by Mr. Maktari if this applies to your child. Classroom teachers will have already been in communication with you about your child's struggle with mask wearing prior to being contacted by Mr. Maktari.

  • Students who are returning on days 6-10 will eat lunch at a separate table from the classroom table. Other students may join them if they wish to, but it must be at the identified table. If you do not want your child to sit with someone who is returning to school during days 6-10 after their 5 day quarantine, please discuss this with your child. Instruct him/her to stay at their already designated lunch table.

  • At snack time, classroom teachers will socially distance students who are returning to school for days 6-10 after their 5 day quarantine. We will do the best we can to socially distance within the classroom. Please note our classroom teachers already take precautions but it may not be possible to socially distance in all of our classrooms due to the number of children in the classroom and/or the size of the classroom.
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Schools of Choice Application Window 2021


The 2022-23 window for Schools of Choice (Non-District residents) will run from January 17, 2022- February 6, 2022.

Please check this page during the application period listed above for more information and to complete your application.


The Student Transfer Request Application period for the 2022-2023 school year is January 3, 2022 – January 17, 2022. Any application received after January, 17 2022 will be noted as late.

The Walled Lake Consolidated School district is not an open enrollment district. Resident students are expected to attend the school that is assigned to their address. If you would like your child to attend a school other than the one assigned to your address for the 2022-2023 school year, you must submit a

Student Transfer Request application.

Please contact our Enrollment Department if you have any questions regarding the Schools of Choice and/or Transfer Application Process.

I strongly recommend that you complete an application if there is any possibility you may move but want to remain at Pleasant Lake Elementary. There is no penalty in completing one or both applications and not needing it in the future.

17th Annual FFE Tuition Expedition 50/50 Scholarship Raffle

$35 per *ticket | Only 1,000 tickets available

*Online Processing fee included

Grand Prize: Elect scholarship funds for postsecondary education or 40% lump sum payment option. Grand Prize Drawing March 21, 2022 at District Reflections Celebration at Clifford Smart Middle School. Need not be present to win.

Secondary Prize: Samsung Buds Galaxy Pro with water resistant cover

Purchase tickets: Click on "Buy Now" to purchase tickets online at

Check and cash also accepted by the Foundation for Excellence: 850 Ladd Rd., Bldg. D, Walled Lake, MI 48390 | 248.956.2116

Additional opportunity to win!

Tuition Expedition ticket purchaser may win FREE raffle ticket per monthly drawings sponsored by Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union. Purchase by March 11, 2022 to enter.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Raffle open to residents within and outside the Walled Lake School District
  • Winner has up to 20 years to assign funds & may be split among (4) students
  • Purchaser must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Funds raised by raffle will be channeled into the WL School District and its classrooms to support: programs, activities, and procurement of innovative, educational tools.

Questions? Email or contact Foundation's office: 248.956.2116



WLCSD 23rd Annual MLK Day Celebration - Jan. 17, 2022


Now that colder weather is here, it is important that students are appropriately dressed for recess on a daily basis. Unless it is below zero degrees, students go outside every day.

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Please remember to provide your child two masks to bring to school. We purchased quite a few at the start of the school year for emergencies but have already ran out.

Thank you.


In an effort to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all of our students and staff we are requesting the support of all families in monitoring the health of our children.

In some ways we are experiencing the typical school year with students not feeling well. It is typical for students to experience a runny nose, headache, stomach ache, or a variety of other symptoms. However, we are also experiencing members of our school community who are testing positive with Covid-19.

We wanted to provide some guidance for our families on what steps to follow if your child is not feeling well.

  • Step 1:
    • Please use the Student Screening Checklist to determine if your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
    • If your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 based on the Student Screening Checklist, there are three options in order to return to school
    • Please review this information and reference it in the event your child is not feeling well

  • Step 2:
    • Please contact our attendance line at 248-956-2890
    • If your child did passes the Student Screening Checklist, please indicate that to our office staff.
    • If your child did not pass the Student Screening Checklist, please let our staff know if you are getting your child tested, excluding for 10 days, or have an alternate diagnosis

Feel free to call us when in doubt with what to do. We would rather act cautiously then make a decision that could negatively impact your children, other children and the adults that work at Pleasant Lake Elementary.

Thank you for your support and don’t hesitate to contact our main office at 248.956.2800 if you have any questions and/or concerns.






2021-2022 calendar

Please click on the tab below to view the 2021-2022 school calendar.

School Bell Schedule

Drop Off: 8:50 AM

School Begins: 8:55 AM (Tardy Bell)

Dismissal: 4:00 PM

Departure: 4:07 PM

Half-Day Dismissal: 12:25 PM

Breakfast and Lunch

For the 2021-22 school year, breakfast and lunch is free for all students. If you would normally fill out a form to receive free or reduced lunch, we ask that you do so for accounting purposes. Forms are available on the district food service web page.

Students are also able to bring lunch from home. This year students will be able to bring a lunch box if that is preferred over a paper bag.

Children can grab their breakfast from the cafeteria upon entering school first thing in the morning.

Pleasant Lake Elementary

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Prime Time Care Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30 AM-6:00 PM

Main Office:


Fax Number:


Attendance Hotline:


School Times:

Drop off: 8:50 AM
Late Bell: 8:55 AM
Dismissal: 4:00 PM
Departure: 4:07 PM

PLE PTA Membership and News

Visit the Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA Website for more information on the PLE PTA, sign up for membership, and to learn about PTA events and how you can get involved.


PTA Facebook Page

Visit our PTA's Facebook Page

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The PTA needs your help in providing our students and staff with as many resources as possible. One way the PTA helps is by contributing the funds earned through the Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, we ask you to enroll your card to earn money for the PTA. This program does not take away your rewards earned toward gas or any other benefits. It is an additional way that Kroger gives back to the community. If you were enrolled in the past, please make sure to re-enroll and select Pleasant Lake Elementary PTA to earn the community rewards. You can follow the link provided here

Also, if you have other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) that shop at Kroger or Kroger affiliated stores encourage them to enroll their rewards card and select your student’s PTA for community rewards. Every little bit helps our students and staff.

Thank you,

Katarina Gasevski

PTA Co-V.P. and Scrips Coordinator

Absences and Notes to School

If you intend to keep your child home on a school day for any reason, please use our attendance hotline at 248-956-2890. You may leave a voicemail message 24 hours a day. If we do not receive a call from you, we will call you to make sure that your child is indeed absent.

The Transportation Department will not issue bus passes for after school study, play dates etc. Bus passes will be issued for shared custody, day care, babysitting, or other emergencies. The Transportation Department will also issue year-long passes for in-district transfer and school of choice students when there is room on the bus.

If your child's transportation/dismissal for the end of the day changes in any way, please send in a note at the beginning of the day to your child's teacher or the office. If this changes during the school day, please call our secretaries before 3:00 p.m. We will always make sure your child gets to the correct place at the end of the day, but we ask for your help with this by notifying us early in the day or with a note. Thank you!

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8 habits homework menu

This summer enjoy some time with your child(ren) by paricipating in the activities listed in the Leader in Me 8 Habits Homework Menu.

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.


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 month. 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'.