Phalen Flyer

PLA@George H. Fisher School 93

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Greetings PLA Families,

It has been an awesome week returning to school. Our teachers and staff were excited to welcome our scholars back to school after spring break. This week we celebrated our award winners from the 3rd quarter by recognizing them in our honor's ceremony. We are proud of all of our scholars and the hard work they put in everyday.

This week your child received an "Returning Scholar Confirmation" form. This information helps us in planning for next year. Many of you have returned this to us already. If you have not, please send it to school with your child as soon as possible.

I have kept the P-EBT information in the flyer this week in regards to upcoming eligibility. Additional information can be found below.

Enrollment for Summer Advantage is open! Are you looking for an excellent summer enrichment program to help scholars maintain their academic skills? PLA@93 is hosting Summer Advantage back in our building this year. This opportunity is open to all of our scholars currently in kindergarten through 5th grade. Current 6th grade scholars can enroll in the summer Advantage program at JRPLA. Programming will take place from June 7th-July 14th. The best part is that this opportunity is completely FREE! IMPORTANT: You must register by next Thursday, April 13th if you want your child to receive transportation for Summer Advantage. Additional information can be found below. Reserve your place today!

This week's community resource is Covering Kids and Families of Indiana. More information can be found below.

The window for parent input on school ESSER funds has re-opened and available for you to complete a survey. If you previously completed an ESSER survey, it is not necessary for you to do again. The window will remain open until June 24th.

Have a great weekend!


Mr. Hendricks


Summer Advantage

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JRPLA Enrollment

Sixth grade parents: You are encouraged to complete the enrollment packet your child brought home. Please consider attending one of the enrollment nights to learn more about our incredible middle school and opportunities for our scholars.
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Covering Kids and Families of Indiana

This week's community resource is "Covering Kids and Families of Indiana." Covering Kids and Families provides free, local help for healthcare coverage and insurance needs. Families can check out Need healthcare coverage or insurance? - Covering Kids & Families of Indiana ( to schedule an appointment, or they can call 1-888-975-4253.

P-EBT Information

Per the state, homeschool and virtual students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will be eligible for P-EBT this year. Schools play no part in the eligibility determination of this group. Please refer inquiries to the P-EBT website for further information. Please use this link P-EBT website for updated information.

The federal public health emergency is scheduled to end on Thursday, May 11. School year P-EBT (based on COVID related absences) will not be calculated after the end of the public health emergency. Benefit issuance may still occur, but days of eligibility will not continue to be counted. For example, if a student misses school Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18, due to COVID, they are not eligible for P-EBT for those dates.

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Box Tops for Education

This year, PLA 93 has enrolled in the Box Tops for Education program to raise money for our school! Box tops has done away with the traditional box tops clips, but now they have an app where you can scan your receipt and earn points instantly. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love! This is a very easy way to earn money for the school. All you have to do is shop, scan, and earn points!

1. Download the Box Tops for Education App

2. Create an account

3. Click "Find a school" then search: Phalen Leadership Academies School 93

4. Shop and Scan your receipt in the app!

Use this referral code WAQM0IK5 when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

Here's how it works:

  1. Buy Box Tops products and scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase.
  2. After scanning your receipt, make sure Phalen Leadership Academies School 93 is your selected school in the app.
  3. Tap on Give Credit to select your child's classroom. You can scroll down to add a note with your child's name or additional information on who should get credit.
  4. The number of Box Tops earned with your receipt will be credited to the classroom you selected.
  5. To see where your child's classroom stands on our leaderboard, open the Box Tops app, tap on the school card on the Home screen and check out Fall Leaderboard on the school dashboard.

Want to give credit for a digital or email receipt? Go into the Box Tops app, tap on the My Earnings button at the top of the screen and tap on the transaction you'd like to credit. Scroll past the list of products and tap on Give Credit at the bottom of the screen. Then, select your child's classroom.

Let's have some fun and help Phalen Leadership Academies School 93 give our students what they need to succeed!

Know someone who's not participating in Box Tops yet? Encourage them to sign up using my referral code KCJB63IK and our school will earn Bonus Box Tops when they scan their first receipt.

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Parent ESSER Survey

Parents, we need your help. PLA93 has received money from the federal government and we would appreciate your input as to how you would like this money spent. ESSER is a stimulus and emergency COVID relief funding stream authorized as part of the CRRSA Act enacted on December 27, 2020. This additional funding stream is intended to help states and school districts safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. We are working to hear the voice of our stakeholders when determining use of funds. The allocations are only designated for very specific areas. Please provide us your feedback no later than June 24, 2023 using the following link:

Phalen Swag

We had some parents inquire about purchasing Phalen gear for their scholar. Use the following link to the online store if you are interested:
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Donors Choose

Want to support your scholar's school? Check out PLA93's Donors Choose page. Scroll all the way down to see projects for our teachers that you can help support!

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First View App

Below is a link to the First View app. This can be used to track your scholar's bus location. Please contact the transportation department for additional questions at 317-226-4000.

School Lunch Menu

*This menu is subject to change.
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PLA@93 School Supply Lists

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School Uniforms

All scholars should be dressed in accordance with the school's uniform policy. The dress code is as follows:

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.

Join us at Phalen Leadership Academies!

Do you know someone looking for a new school? Do you have new neighbors with children searching for their neighborhood school? Have them check us out at PLA93! Our school is filled with passionate educators eager to help all of our scholars. Use the QR code below to begin the registration process.
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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 ( or call 317-643-2330, apply online at, or use the following link: PLA University Application

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Upcoming Dates:

ILEARN Testing April 17 - May 12

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

PLA@93 2022-2023 Calendar

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Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

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.

Phalen Leadership Academy School 93 will deliver an exceptional education to all scholars. Our rigorous approach to education is based on the Phalen Leadership Academies Core Values of Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement and Gratitude.