Pickerington Elementary Newsletter

Read a message from the principal and view other important building information. The PES newsletter is updated monthly throughout the school year.

December/January Newsletter

Principal's Message

P.R.O.U.D. Winners from October – During our November PTO meeting, seven students were recognized for being chosen as school leaders for the month of October. Each of the seven students was nominated by a staff member for demonstrating one of the seven habits described in the book The Leader in Me by Steven R. Covey and in the series of books titled The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey. Each student demonstrated what a highly effective leader looks like. During the meeting, the students were given a leadership T-shirt, a certificate, and a charm. Congratulations to: Braylon S., Jake P., Andrea C., Addison F., Bryson T., Aiden M., and Aryan K.

OSCAR Award – Our school counselor, Lisa Lowe, received an honor for our school last month during the Ohio School Counselor Association conference. It’s called an OSCAR, not the movie kind, which stands for Ohio School Counselor Accountability Reports. Lisa had to document the continuous improvement our school shows with students, directly related to the effectiveness of school counseling. Seven other PLSD schools received the award. Congratulations Lisa, and thanks for all of the work you put in allowing our school to obtain this award.

KISS Luncheons – we had a wonderful turnout for our November KISS luncheons. Many family members shared that they were so appreciative of the opportunity to enjoy a short activity or program prior to lunch, and to spend time here at school during lunch too. Families, who are new to Pickerington Elementary and those with first graders, also mentioned that they loved our luncheons! Our book fair was open during the same time frame and was very well attended during the luncheons. If you didn’t receive an invitation to a November luncheon, your child will have a luncheon in March, and you will receive an invitation approximately two weeks before the event. Thank you to everyone who attended, to our teachers for opening up their classrooms, to our students who were greeters and guides, and to our PTO members who helped set up and serve during the luncheons, and worked our book fair.

Fall Family Evening of Fun and Learning – it was great to see so many families at our evening event. Thank you so much for attending. Students and their guests were treated to STEM projects and demonstrations, health and fitness activities, a photography booth, a “Wild West” book fair, a book swap, and brain games. Thanks to many who donated their time to make the evening a success; Brian Seymour, PHSC students, staff members, and Melissa Woodward, organizer of the evening.

Holiday Season – As we enter the holiday season, we’re thankful for our wonderful students, staff, and families at Pickerington Elementary. The entire staff wishes you a safe and restful holiday break!

Spelling Bee

Please join us in the cafeteria at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 18th, 2017 to see some of our 4th-grade students compete for the opportunity to represent our school in the regional bee.

The spelling bee contestants will be selected from the top scores on the January 11th written test. Words for this test will be sent home with all 4th-grade students on December 20th for them to study over the winter break.

Counseling News

Holiday Assistance – Thank you to families who expressed interest in receiving assistance over the holiday season! Unfortunately, the November 20th 2017 application deadline has come to a close.   Please contact Maywood Mission at 740-653-5734 if you are still interested in receiving assistance with food, clothing and/or toys during the holiday season.

Violet Township Fire Department, Holiday Toy Drive – Pickerington Schools have teamed up once again with the Violet Township Fire Department to collect NEW UNWRAPPED toys for families in need this holiday season! Families are encouraged to donate items in our red holiday box, located just inside the main entrance at Pickerington Elementary. Any item you provide will be greatly appreciated!

Small Group Counseling – In August, a letter was sent home to families explaining the Small Group Counseling Program. For those families who expressed interest, groups began in November. The second session of groups will begin in February.

Cozy Up With A Book

As we prepare for winter break, we would like to invite our students to “Cozy Up With A Book” on December 21st. Students may have read-a-thon events in classrooms, wear pajamas, and bring blankets, stuffed animals, and slippers that day!

News from the PE Cafeteria and Food Services

Pickerington Elementary families, if you have any questions about your child’s lunch account, including how much money is on it, buying extra, etc, please contact:

The Pickerington Food Service Office at 614-833-3645 or our Head Cook, Cindy Morrison at 614-548-1445

Music News

Do you like to sing and have fun with your friends?  New for 2018 we will be holding our first annual PLSD Elementary Choral Festival.  This year’s theme is Come Sail Away and will feature tons of fun music and games. There will also be performances by the combined North and Central High School Choirs.

Students will have the chance to work with Dr. Julia Shaw from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Shaw has worked with youth choirs all around the world and is excited to work with our students.

Who:              All 4th Grade Students

What:             Come Sail Away With Music

When:            Saturday, March 3, 2017 (9am Start, 2pm Concert)

Where:           Pickerington North High School

Cost               $10: Includes Lunch and a T-Shirt