Pleasant Lake Pleasantries

Week of August 30, 2021

Together We Learn, Together We Lead!

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Dear Parents:

Welcome back to the 2021-22 school year. This week we welcomed back nearly 13,000 students. We greatly appreciate your patience and grace with our student services department during the enrollment process. Thank you to all of our families and staff for making the start of this school year a success, albeit there were obstacles. We remain focused on serving Every Child, Every Day.

Please mark your calendars for upcoming Virtual Curriculum Nights!

· See the 2021-2022 calendar.

· Registration for Prime Time Care for the 2021-22 school year (before and after school child care) is now open.

· Registration for Preschool for the 2021-22 school year is also open. A free pilot preschool program, exclusively at Glengary Elementary, is now open for registration. The blended classroom is a pilot program with traditional preschool students and preschoolers with special needs.


Lakes Area Youth Assistance is presenting its 20th annual fundraiser, Taste of the Lakes, on September 21, 2021, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Edgewood Country Club. Ticket prices are $25, if purchased in advance, or $30 at the door. You may purchase tickets online at or at the LAYA office: 248-956-5070. ($2 fee applied for online orders.)


Andrea Abraham, WLCSD Language Arts/Social Studies Instructional Coach, who recently served as the site leader for the Oakland Youth Innovation Lab at Walled Lake Northern. The program continues throughout the school year and includes WLCSD students, along with students from across the county. Watch the video student passion projects here.


· Adult Education Resumes

· Community Education Fall Brochure

· Eligible households are encouraged to complete the free and reduced price meal application in the Skyward Family Access Back-to-School packet. WLCSD will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2021-22 school year.

· WL Central Mini Pom Clinic Thursday, Sept. 2, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

· Wellness Wednesdays Summer Flyer

· Hospitality House Food Pantry is here to help and NEEDS your help.

· Lakes Area Youth Assistance Referral Form

· August 2021 LEARNING newsletter


Thank you for referring to the District website for up-to-date information.

We appreciate your cooperation this week and look forward to a wonderful year ahead.


Vildana Kurtovic

Director of Community Relations


We were notified on 8/24/21 that the Oakland County Health Division has instituted a mask mandate for our schools and facilities.

As a result, masks are now required in all of our schools and facilities, and they continue to be required on our buses.

Thank you for focusing on your circle of control and for supporting our school community. Remember that children will look to you to determine how to react to a situation. Lets choose to be positive.

My number one goal is to simply provide your child the opportunity for an academically and socially successful school year of in person instruction.

Thank you,

Nayal Maktari


Dear Pleasant Lake Elementary Parents,

It was wonderful seeing all of our children back! Below is our usual first week of school reminders that we need your help with.

  • Please DO NOT pick up your child after 3:30 p.m. from the main office. If you need to pick up your child for an appointment please call the main office and pick up your child prior to 3:30 p.m. We begin our dismissal process at 3:30 p.m.
  • Help your child with remembering their Anchors Away number.
  • Please call our school instead of emailing your child’s teacher if there is any change in how they will be going home. Our teachers are often working with children and do not always check their email during the day.
  • Consider having your child take the bus to and from school if they are eligible for bus transportation.
  • Please note that dismissal is at 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. We are no longer dismissing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

Thank you again for a wonderful start to the school year and for your support.

Birthday Treats

We ask that parents DO NOT send food items in for birthday treats. Other items such as pencils, erasers, stickers, a book for the class, etc. are other choices for birthdays.

Treats are gone in a few minutes while the before mentioned items will be around to enjoy for a much longer time period. We are trying to stress the importance of healthy eating habits to our students and need your help.


Dear WLCSD Community,

We thank you for your patience as we complete the enrollment process for the 2021-22 school year. At this time, we are working diligently to process every request.

For those families still awaiting their access to Skyward, details on schedules and bus routes, please note the following:

  • If you have not done so, please submit all outstanding documents to our enrollment team as soon as possible, to enable us to complete the enrollment process and provide you with access to Skyward and other district systems. If you have questions, please contact the Enrollment Office at 248-956-2000.
  • Please additionally provide details on any health or dietary restrictions to the school to the school’s principal or office staff.
  • For students in need of transportation, please view the bus routes here or dial 248-956-5199.

Please note that you should receive a call and/or email welcoming your child to come to school on Wednesday.


Enrollment Office Team

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2021-2022 calendar

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


  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 1st (Kindergarten 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 1st grade 7:00-7:45 p.m.).
  • PTA Sponsored Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, September 17th.


No School on the following dates:

Friday, September 3rd

Monday, September 6th

Tuesday, September 7th

Thursday, September 16th

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

Authorization to Administer Medicaton Form

Remember that you must update your child's Authorization to Administer Medication Form each year. Please Be Proactive and complete the form now.


We continue to urge all families to check your child's health daily and make decisions that will help ensure we keep our students, staff, and community healthy and safe.

Daily Health Checks: Please check your child(ren) daily for ANY signs of illness before attending school. Check for the following symptoms:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Muscle of Body Aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If your child has any of these symptoms, please err on the side of caution and keep them home until they are feeling better! We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work together to keep our community healthy and safe!

Prime Time Care

Prime Time Care will be available for students both before and after school. Registration for Prime Time Care/Teen Club is now open. Due to technical difficulties, registration will not be online. Please use the forms located on our website, under "Resources".

Anchors Away Dismissal Process

The 2021-2022 Anchors Away registration forms are available by clicking on the link below or by visiting the For Parent Tab on our school website.


The Anchors Away Dismissal Process will begin on the first day of school. All students who do not ride the bus EACH DAY must register for Anchors Away. Please remember that our school closes at 4:30 p.m so be sure to have a backup plan if you are unable to pickup your child by 4:15 p.m. I strongly recommend that you have several emergency contacts noted in Skyward Family Access that can pick up your child in your absence along with registering for Prime Time.

You cannot control if you get caught in traffic or have something else come up that will delay your drive but you can be proactive in having a backup plan in place if you are late to pick up your child(ren).

Please remember this is not an optional program. Due to building safety and security procedures parents are not allowed into the building at dismissal time. Last year’s registration form and car signs will not be used this school year. Parents must again register their child(ren) for Anchors Away this upcoming school year. Please discard last year’s car sign numbers.

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.

Water Bottles

Please continue to send water bottles for your child on a daily basis until further notice. The bottle filling stations are available for students.

Peanut Free Practices, Snacks and Birthday Treats

Peanut Free Classrooms

Please be aware that we have students at Pleasant Lake Elementary that may have a life-threatening allergy to peanuts, tree nuts and other items. Some students may not eat, touch, or even inhale the aroma of peanuts or tree nuts without having life-threatening consequences. As a result, it is imperative that we all keep this in mind when planning for any food brought into school. This year, your child’s classroom may be designated as a nut free classroom. If your child's classroom is designated as a nut free classroom, please do not send in food items that contain peanuts, tree nuts, or nutmeg. ANY non-labeled foods (home baked items included) for class parties cannot be ingested, either. This also includes food that is manufactured in facilities that process peanuts/tree nuts. Many food items are safe for consumption, but may require a different brand if the product is manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts. Your child's teacher will notify you if your child's classroom is a peanut free classroom, and will give you a suggested snack and party list of foods to help guide you with food choices. There are also peanut free tables designated in our cafeteria.

Snacks and Water

Time will be allotted in your child's classroom for a snack each day. We encourage students to eat healthy snacks-preferably fruit, vegetables or a source of protein if possible. Parents and students should read labels carefully to avoid snacks that may have been manufactured in non-nut free environment or contain products that some students may be allergic to. To help with recycling, it would be best to have a reusable water bottle for your child to use for water if needed.

As always, the health, safety and well-being of each and every child at our school is of the utmost importance to all of us. Thank you for your continued support .

Community Education Fall 2021 Brochure is Here!

Good Afternoon Parents,

Community Education is looking forward to our fall programming which will begin about a month from now! We have some wonderful opportunities for our youth and adults to keep everyone active and involved.

Our Fall 2021 Community Education brochure is in an online format this season. To access our Youth Recreation and Enrichment and Adult Recreation and Enrichment classes, please CLICK HERE. Click on the highlighted links in the online brochure to be redirected to our webstore. Register TODAY to save your spot in class!

**Search Tip!** Visit our Class Listings page for ALL Community Education online flyers (After-School, Youth Rec/Enrichment, Adult Rec/Enrichment, and Sailfish Swim Club).

Visit us on Facebook and stay up-to-date with the happenings at Community Education. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 248-956-5003.

Thank you,

Sandy George
Recreation Coordinator

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

Voluntary School Accident Insurance

As a service to students and their families, our District is making available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. The District offers this program because of trends in rising family health and dental insurance costs, increased deductibles, co-payments or lack of health or dental insurance coverage. Information can be found on the district website or by clicking HERE.

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!

Safety First at Pleasant Lake Elementary

  • If your child needs to be picked up during the school day, he/she will only be released to a parent, custodial parent, person listed on the school emergency form or a person identified in a permission note from the parent. We will require a photo ID.

  • Any legal documents containing custodial restrictions or court orders must be on file in our office.

  • If you are visiting our school or dropping off a student, please park in our main parking and come to our main entrance doors to our office area to sign your child in. All doors are locked and will not be opened by staff members or students. This includes students who are tardy to school. Do not drop off students in the parking lot if they are tardy for school. Parents must come to the main office to sign tardy students in. When using the main entrance, please buzz in and the main office staff will open the door for you.

  • Students will walk to their classrooms on their own each day and will be called down to the office if leaving early. Students will also be called down to the office for any forgotten items brought in to the office.


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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'.