Pleasant View Elementary Flyer

Friday, September 10, 2021

Kdg Community Helper Day

We were prepared for anything that might come our way today at PVE, thanks to our incredible Kindergarten community helpers!

2nd Grade Author Visit

Thanks to funds generated through PTO, our 2nd grade students were able to launch their narrative writing unit from a visit from author, Bob Sanders this week!

Dear PVE Families

Even though it was a shorter week at PVE, we packed in a lot of amazing learning. We enjoyed an author visit to 2nd grade students, community helper day in Kindergarten, and our 4th graders are currently at Camp Tecumseh! I'm looking forward to sharing pictures from camp in next week's flyer since they are not due back to PVE until 9pm tonight. We have many new additions to our flyer this week, so please consider viewing it in its entirety.

  • Jog-a-thon (JAT) is September 22! We are excited for the return of this event on September 22nd. Your child brought home a Jogathon packet this week, please check for that in his or her backpack. There is also a section below with more Jogathon details to check-out.
  • School Picture Days 9/13 & 9/14- Please the section below for the date that your child's picture day will be held, along with the online order form.
  • School Safety Information - Safety is a #1 priority at Pleasant View Elementary. I have included information again this week regarding some upcoming safety presentations. See below for more details regarding A.L.I.C.E. & Body Safety presentations.
  • PVE PTO September Meeting is 9/14 via Zoom- Please see details for joining below.
  • Zionsville's Fall Festival is this weekend! We hope you enjoy the parade and the festivities in our lovely town!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Stacy


Dr. Stacy Smith - Principal of PVE

stacysmith@zcs.k12.in.us

317-873-2376, extension 17999

Mrs. Jodi Morrow - Assistant Principal of PVE

jmorrow@zcs.k12.in.us

317-873-2376, extension 17994

PVE School Picture Days - September 13th and 14th

Monday, September 13th

  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday Only Preschool Students

Tuesday, September 14th

  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade


PRE-ORDER FOR SCHOOL PHOTOS IS NOW OPEN! To order with a debit or credit card, please follow the link below. All pre-ordering will close after Tuesday, September14, 2021. You do not need to turn in any receipt or form for an online order. If you would prefer a paper order form in order to pay by cash or check, please let your child's teacher know and one will be sent home. Proof ordering will be available 4-6 weeks after the photo day.


https://cp-school-portraits.hhimagehost.com/V2/Home/LoginConsumer?EK=170730

COVID Policy for the 2021-22 school year:
Cripe Photography has instituted a "No Contact" policy for school photos. Our photographers will not be in contact with the students, therefore will not be fixing hair, collars or other clothing. Photographers will try their best to have the student fix what is needed.

If you have any questions or concerns please fill out our Customer Service Contact Form

2021 JOGATHON -Wednesday, 9/22/21

What is Jogathon?

Please click on the video below for information about Jogathon this year at PVE!
Jonathan Intro

Jogathon is our ONE and ONLY Fundraiser at PVE, and we are so excited that we are able to have it this year. For those of you that are new, Jogathon is a time when all of our students walk/jog by grade level during a set amount of time with the purpose of increasing their own wellness while raising money for our school!


Students will walk/jog/run with their entire grade and celebrate either before or after (depending on their schedule) with a healthy snack. Our tentative schedule is as follows:

  • 4th Grade- 8:15-9:15

  • 1st Grade & AM Preschool- 9:30-10:15
  • 3rd Grade- 10:35-11:35
  • 2nd Grade- 11:40-12:40
  • Kindergarten & PM Preschool- 1:25-2:00


Donations

Our goal this year is to raise $35,000 to support our teacher and student grants, pay for field trip transportation, enrichment experiences, and extra recess equipment, just to name a few.


Last week, you all should have received a parent packet, which provides families with all the details regarding Jogathon, including how to donate. Families can send in their donations to school in the designated envelope, or you can give online through Paypal, by clicking the link below. Please remember to put your child's first and last name and his/hers teacher's name in the optional Notes Field.


Early Bird Prizes: If your donations are received by September 22nd, your child will be put in a drawing for the following items. Daily drawings will start on Monday, 9/13/21 and run through Wednesday, 9/22/21!

  • Gift cards (generously donated by PVE parents)
  • Water bottles
  • Giant stuffed basketball
  • Squishmellow
  • Big pop-it

  • Big stuffed eagle

  • Giant squishy volleyball


Volunteers:

We have some great news! We were able to open a few more volunteer slots per grade. This will go live at 5:30 pm (Friday). We could really use some volunteers to get snacks for Jog-A-Thon. You can drop off to Ami Fraser's house or ship snacks to the house. Email me at esophoria@hotmail.com.


This year our volunteers that will work during Jogathon will support safety by monitoring the course and students as they run. Sign up using the link below. Please note that all volunteers will need to have an active background check on file and will complete the COVID-19 wavier on the day of the event.


The ZCS elementary school principals met to figure out the best ways to keep the students safe during Jog-A-Thon. COVID has made things challenging, and the priority is to keep kids healthy! Unfortunately, this year, there will not be volunteers to tally the shirts. Students are more than welcome to count as they complete each lap, but there won’t be an official counter. Also, information regarding spectators will be determined closer to the event.


Jogathon Cheer:

Please practice the Jog-A-Thon cheer with your kids as much as you possible. Please see lyrics below.


Ami Fraser and Megan Ferris - PTO Jogathon Chairs

2021 Jogathon School Cheer

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Jogathon & Homecoming Spirit Week

We are geared up to celebrate by having special themed Spirit Days from Monday 9/20 through Friday 9/24.
  • Monday, 9/20 - Pajama Spirit Day - Show your school spirit by coming in your school appropriate pjs and shoes! Make sure you wear the appropriate shoes to participate in recess and /or PE!
  • Tuesday, 9/21 - Global Day - Please choose a country that is special to your family and have your child dress in traditional clothing, wear a t-shirt or clothing from that county, wear the colors for that country, etc.

  • Wednesday, 9/22- Jog-A-Thon Shirts - Students will change into their jog-a-thon shirts for this awesome whole-school fundraiser!

  • Thursday, 9/23 - Olympian Day - Show your school spirit by dressing for your favorite sport.

  • Friday, 9/24 - ZCS/PVE Spirit Day - Wear your PVE or ZCS or green/white clothing to cheer on our ZCHS Football Team for their Homecoming Game! We hope to see many of you at our PVE Tailgate from 5-7pm.

PVE Musical Sign-Up - 10/4/21

Signups for the PVE spring musical (Beauty and the Beast Jr.) open on 10/4/21! The musical is an optional fee-based opportunity for all 4th graders and some 3rd graders at PVE.


How do you sign-up your 3rd or 4th grader?

  • Interested 4th graders need to go to the Eagle Rec website to sign up starting on 10/4.
  • If 3rd graders are interested, their parents need to email Mr. Miller at smiller@zcs.k12.in.us with their student’s name and their classroom teacher’s name. Please put “Wait List” in the email subject line.

After fourth grade signups are over, Mr. Miller and Mrs. Hampton will invite a small group of interested 3rd graders from the wait list to join the cast. Please email Mr. Miller with any questions. smiller@zcs.k12.in.us


Thanks,

Mr. Miller and Mrs. Hampton

PVE Dad's Club

Mark your calendars for our PVE Dad's Club Tailgate before the ZCHS Homecoming Game at Jennings Field!

  • Friday, September 24th from 5-7pm
  • Tickets sold at the event - cash only
  • $10 per adult, $5 per child 4-18, free for children 3 and under
  • Please bring your own chairs!
  • There will be food, games, and FUN!


Please visit https://www.pvedadsclub.com for how to get involved!

A.L.I.C.E SAFETY PROTOCOL

Next week, one of our school safety team members will speak to students on the topic of school safety. As you can imagine, school safety encompasses a wide variety of topics. After a general review with students on how we can remain safe on a daily basis, your child’s class will receive instruction on the A.L.I.C.E. protocol.


What is ALICE?

Very briefly stated, A.L.I.C.E. is a safety philosophy and action plan that seeks to give all school employees information during an intruder situation so that we, as first responders in crisis, can save lives. A.L.I.C.E. is a program used by schools, businesses, and law enforcement across the country. The philosophy of A.L.I.C.E. is to use information in a way so that staff and students can make informed decisions in a crisis, remove as many people as possible from the danger zone, and provide realistic training so that those involved in a crisis have a better chance of surviving.


A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. A.L.I.C.E. is not designed to be sequential, but rather to be utilized dynamically in each situation. Teachers will provide direction to the students on what action needs to be taken, so it is very important that students listen and follow the directions given, as this drill is not predictable like a fire drill or tornado drill. This protocol helps us teach students safe decision making skills during a crisis. The A.L.I.C.E. program was introduced to the Zionsville community in the spring of 2014. District parent meetings were held to help inform the public while training took place throughout the 2014-2015 school year with our faculty and staff.


WHY ALICE?

Our local law enforcement and ZCS school safety leaders have been trained in the A.L.I.C.E. protocol. In addition, our ZCS Board of Trustees has met with Boone County and Town of Zionsville police professionals in this regard. Our governing board is in unanimous agreement with law enforcement professionals’ recommendation that we train, communicate, and fully implement the A.L.I.C.E. protocol.


The A.L.I.C.E. program is leveled to be age appropriate and is not meant to scare or frighten children but to empower them with knowledge to make good decisions in a crisis. We will encourage your child to discuss A.L.I.C.E. with you at home. We will continue to highlight the key steps of this protocol with students through daily announcements, safety drills, and classroom conversations. For more information on A.L.I.C.E., please feel free to visit the following website: http://www.alicetraining.com/. If you or your child have continued questions, please contact your school leader.


It is our school and district goal to make our students strong, safe, and empowered.

Thank you for your assistance and support in keeping our students safe.


Sincerely,


Stacy Smith, Principal Pleasant View Elementary

Andrew Foreman, Principal Eagle Elementary

Connie Largent, Principal Stonegate Elementary

Jennifer Raycroft, Principal Union Elementary

Tom Hundley, Principal Boone Meadow Elementary

BODY SAFETY PRESENTATIONS

As you know, the safety of our students is our highest priority. We routinely practice safety drills and engage in ongoing safety education of our students throughout the year. We teach guidelines and principles in a way to develop student agency, allowing them to regularly make decisions that prioritize their safety across settings and situations.


One topic within the larger umbrella of Safety Education is that of Body Safety. A few examples of Body Safety topics include wearing seat belts and helmets, looking both ways to cross the street, keeping hands to self, eating healthy foods, and following school procedures such as walking in the hallways. Body Safety education also encompasses the prevention of childhood abuse.


ZCS has partnered with the Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (ICPYAS) to assist us in providing the instruction of strategies for abuse prevention. This instruction will be provided virtually to all students at Pleasant View Elementary during the week of September 27th - October 1st. ICPYAS is a non-profit organization that employs certified instructors who deliver research-based lessons to students in developmentally appropriate ways as a means to give children strategies to keep their bodies safe. All students in grades K-12 receive the instruction on an annual basis, in accordance with state legislation SEA 355.


To learn more about these presentations, be sure to visit: https://www.indianaprevention.org/parentresources and click on the “Child Lures Video”, which provides information regarding the content of this program. The website also contains links to additional resources. In addition, Kindergarten families with no older siblings, as well as families new to PVE, will receive a supplemental guide during the week of September 27th -October 1st. There will be extra guides at the office available for other families, if requested.


Parents have the opportunity to opt out of this program, if desired. Click here for the opt-out form. (We will have additional copies available for you should you need a hard copy - simply call the front office or notify your child's classroom teacher with a request for the paper version.) Please note, this opt-out form should only be completed and returned if you desire for your student NOT to receive this body safety education.


Questions regarding this program should be directed to one of our counselors, Ms. Tammy Mazelin: tmazelin@zcs.k12.in.us or Mrs. Natalie Rieke, nreike@zcs.k12.in.us .

As always, we value your partnership in the education of your child, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve your family in such a meaningful way.


Sincerely,


Dr. Stacy Smith, Principal
Mrs. Jodi Morrow, Assistant Principal
Ms. Tammy Mazelin, Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Natalie Reike, Guidance Counselor

CoVID Quarantine Update

Governor Eric Holcomb’s executive order changes the quarantine requirements for those masked individuals considered close contacts to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. ZCS will continue to follow our district mask mandate, but effective immediately, anyone identified as a close contact in a masked setting is no longer required to quarantine (as long as the close contact is symptom-free).


Masked School Settings:

In settings, such as classrooms or on the school bus, where all students are wearing masks, close contacts who are within three feet of positive case will be notified to monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Those students will continue in school as long as no symptoms develop. If symptoms develop, students must isolate and obtain testing whether or not fully vaccinated.


Unmasked School Settings:

Close contacts within six feet of a positive case and in an unmasked setting (i.e. lunchroom, band) must quarantine with one of the below options.
1. Quarantine for 14 days (no test required).
2. Quarantine for seven days with negative test (PCR or rapid test done in lab) on days five, six or seven. Return on day eight if no symptoms develop.
*Unless fully vaccinated or previously ill with CoVID-19 within the previous three months and recovered, and without any symptoms.


CURRENT CoVID-19 PROTOCOLS

ZCS will continue to follow established CoVID-19 protocols and mitigation strategies including:

  • Masks are mandatory in all district buildings and on school buses.
  • Families of students considered to be close contacts will still be notified.
  • Close contacts in unmasked situations must quarantine.
  • Close contacts in any setting must quarantine if showing COVID-19 symptoms.


SICK CHILDREN

Please keep your child(ren) home if:
1. Child (ren) are sick or showing symptoms of CoVID-19.
2. Anyone in the household is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, exhibiting CoVID-19 symptoms, or has tested positive.

Please continue to carefully monitor your child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms and do not send any child(ren) to school who show signs of sickness.

Upcoming Events & Dates

September 10 - 4th grade to Camp Tecumseh (extended day trip)/Kdg Community Helper Day/2nd Grade Author Visit

September 13 & 14 - PVE School Picture Days

September 14 - PTO Virtual Meeting at 7pm

September 17 - ZEF Polo At Sunset

September 20-24 - Jogathon/Homecoming Spirit Week

September 22 - Jog-a-thon

September 24 - PVE Dad's Club Tailgate at Jennings Field 5-7pm


October 5 - End of Quarter 1

October 7 - Dining for Dollars - Papa Johns

October 11-15 - Fall Break

October 26 - Regular school day w/ Family/student conferences (PM)

October 27 - E-Day & Family/Student Conferences


November 7 - Daylight Savings Time ends

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)


December 17 - End of Quarter 2/Semester 1

December 20-31 - Winter Break (no school)


January 17 - MLK Jr. Day (no school)

January 18 - Teacher professional development day (no school for students)


February 14 - Valentine's Day

February 21-25 - Presidents' Day/February Break (no school)


March 15 - End of Quarter 3


April 1-8 - Spring Break (no school)


May 25 - Last day of school

May 26- June 3 - Make up days (if needed)

May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)

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ZCS Now Hiring Instructional Assistants

ZCS is now hiring Instructional Assistant at multiple locations. Join the ZCS team and make an impact on the lives of our students.

PVE PTO Update

We are so very thankful for al the ways that our PTO supports us at PVE.


We hope you can join us for our September Meeting on 9/14 at 7:00pm via Zoom.


PVE PTO Meetings for 21-22

Time:

  • Sep 14, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Oct (TBD) 2021 07:00 PM
  • Nov 9, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Dec 14, 2021 07:00 PM
  • Jan 11, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Feb 8, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Mar 8, 2022 07:00 PM
  • Apr 12, 2022 07:00 PM
  • May 10, 2022 07:00 PM


Virtual Link:

  • Passcode: 611190

School Lunch Information

Elementary school lunch continue to be provided free of charge for the 2021-2022 school year.


Click here for more information regarding ZCS Food Services Department.

ZCS GROW Child Care Options

Please see the link below for more details and information on how to sign-up for one of the GROW childcard options.


GROW/Child Care Services


Bridge and Early Start Spanish are optional, fee based programs that “bridge” the time between the 7:50-8:00 arrival time for 1st-4th grade students, and the start of the instructional day for Kindergarten students, which is 8:50-9:00.

Before and After-School Care (BAC) is available for all PVE students, and the before/after school starts at 6:45am and extends childcare from 2:30 to 6:00pm.

Eagle Rec offers fee based programs in a variety of interest areas, which typically start after school has already begun.

Visitor and Volunteer Procedures

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic, our procedures regarding welcoming guests to our building continue to evolve, with safety as our top priority. The ZCS Eagle Start Guide will give specifics regarding the most up-to-date district decisions regarding volunteers and visitors.


During the school day, all volunteers are expected to check in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check.. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee for the full background check which will expire after 5 years.



During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.

ZCS Community Events

Please click the link below for information about many community actitivities going on in our area.

https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/community_flyers

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