PICKERINGTON ELEMENTARY NEWS
Welcome Back to another year at Pickerington Elementary! We are all so excited and happy to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. We're off to a great start.
If you are new to our school or the community, we truly hope you'll like it here. Our school and district have a positive reputation, and we presume that is one of the reason you chose to move here. During the 2013-2014 school year, our school received the "Hall of Fame" Award, only one of six schools in the State of Ohio to do so. We will continue to work hard for our students and families to show that we are indeed, an exemplary school.
It was a pleasure greeting familiar faces and meeting new ones at our "Meet the Teacher" night on August 14, 2019. We hope you found the information shared in the classroom and at the Title I Station helpful and informative. Please remember to mark your calendars for our PTO's Welcome Back Party on Thursday, August 29 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
As always, if you ever need to speak to me, your child's teacher, our school counselor, or any other staff member, please calla the school office at (614) 548-1400.
With your partnership, we're looking forward to another great year!
Melissa Moriarty, Principal
PLAN FOR PROGRESS
Pickerington Elementary Schools is rolling out The Pickerington Plan for Progress, a roadmap for the future that ensures we are attaining greater levels of efficiency, reaching a higher level of community trust, and graduating students that are prepared for today's world.
The Plan for Progress will focus on three key goals:
Academic Excellence - What must we do to engage all of our students in relevant and rich learning experiences that will prepare them for career, college and life?
Efficient Operation - What can we do now to maximize resources and ensure the school district is operating efficiently?
Modern Facilities - Do our facilities reflect the environment needed to be successful in today’s world?
We encourage you to visit our website at www.pickerington.k12.0h.us/p4p/ to learn about the Plan for Progress.
Phone: 614-548-1400 email: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE
Aug 29 - PTO Welcome Back Party - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Aug 30 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
Sept 2 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Sept 11 - Two-Hour Late Start - Professional Development
Sept 18 - PTO Meeting - 7:00pm
*Note: Please refer to the PLSD Website and Pickerington Elementary Website for any updates to the calendar.
WELCOME NEW STAFF
Miss Whitney Bobo - Grade K
Miss Samantha Henne - Grade 1
Mrs. Lindsey Hillerich - Grade K
Ms. Alexa Irwin - School Psychologist
Mrs. Taddy Jorge - Duty Aide
Ms. Becca Kovar - Grade 3
Mr. Ryan Sayers - Intervention Specialist
Mrs. Ashleigh Traster - Duty Aide
Mrs. Allison Zweifel - Special Education Coordinator
BUILDING TIME SCHEDULE
STUDENT DAY: 9:15 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Students may arrive at school at 9:05 a.m. Please do not drop off students before this time, as there will no adult to supervise students. Dismissal time for students is 4:05 p.m.
ABSENTEES/STUDENT SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT PROCEDURES
- If your child is going to be lated, please call the school office. When you do bring your child to school, please come to the office and sign your child in. He/she will need a written pass to class.
- If you need to pick up your child early, please send a note to your child's teacher, and then come to the office at the designated time and office staff will call your child from the classroom.
- It is important to make arrangements with your child before school each morning so they will know what to do at dismissal. In emergencies, please contact the school office and we will inform your child of any changes in arrangements.
We ask your patience and understanding in this matter. We have a tremendous responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for all your children. Thank you for your assistance.
Kindergarten - $19.00
Grade 1 - $17.00
Grade 2 - $17.50
Grade 3 - $22.00
Grade 4 - $23.50
SCHOOL ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
In all of our elementary buildings, the buses will be unloading at 9:05 a.m. While we encourage parents to send children to school on the bus if assigned, if you are dropping off your child in the morning, please adhere as closely as possible to the 9:05 a.m. time. Walkers should also wait until 9:05 a.m. to arrive as explained in the letter to families of walkers received. Since school does not not begin until 9:15 a.m., we believe this provides plenty of time for our children to get to their classrooms. Students will not be permitted to go to their classrooms until 9:05 a.m.
Each day as school ends, we dismiss the same 425 students. We have buses, cars and daycare vans picking up children.
We will use the following procedure for dismissal:
- Children who are being picked up will wait on the West, Diley Road side of the building with an adult on duty.
- If you are picking up your child, please remain in your car, following the arrows on the parking lot blacktop. Your child will be released to your vehicle.
- Walkers will be dismissed to the front of the building as explained in the letter families of walkers received.
- Bus riders are dismissed to board the buses that are parked in the bus lane in front of the building.
The teacher and the office need to be notified of any changes that will occur at dismissal. Thank you again for your help in allowing our arrival and dismissal procedures to operate smoothly.
LUNCH PRICES - $2.75
MILK - $.50
EXTRA - $1.75
2019 Pickerington CommUNITY Fair
SAVE THE DATE! - Pickerington Elementary Right to Read Week December 2nd - 6th
The theme this year is "Seasonal Traditions" with special dress-up days and reading events throughout the week. On Friday, December 6th, we will welcome illustrator Steve Harpster for a school visit as well as a family reading night and movie night. Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event.
More information to come!