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May 11 Weekly Message


Hello Pleasant Grove Families,


Here are school updates for the week of May 11 – 15:


Positivity Focus for the Week:  Leadership.  Videos and activities are linked at the bottom of this page.


Remote Learning Update:  Over the past weeks, I’ve talked with many families and staff members to get candid feedback about remote learning.  My staff and I will begin making adjustments to the lessons students receive each week.  We hope the changes we make will be more engaging for your child and less stressful for you.  Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support!


Virtual Field Day:  Get ready! We want all kids to enjoy some fun, creative activities. This week Coach Hager and the staff are starting a series of activities for students to enjoy as a Virtual Field Day.  Click here for more information about this fun event.



Parent Teacher Association (PTA):  The PTA is seeking volunteers to serve on the PTA Board and committees for the 2020-2021 school year.  The PTA is run by parents, just like you, along with school staff to make decisions that impact the school. It is the PTA's job to sponsor events, orchestrate fundraisers, and coordinate all those behind the scene things like Spirit Wear and Teacher Appreciation events. All the profits earned from these events and fundraisers go right back into our school. The PGES PTA is dedicated to building an inclusive community for all our parents, students and teachers. If you are willing to step up or have someone you’d like to nominate to serve, please contact our Nominating Committee --- Marketta Williams,, and Erin Lane,  Help our Flyers soar!



Grading Update:  Students will not receive grades like they normally do. Teachers will provide written feedback for students based on their learning for the final report card.  This feedback will be shared in the comments section of the student report card.  Report cards will be issued by email to families on June 5.  We are sending this feedback to you a week before the school year ends so that we can confirm that each family receives a copy.


Student Technology Help:  Click this link to contact WCPSS Student Tech Help or call 919-694-8100 weekdays 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM for assistance with technology questions.  Translators are available to assist families who do not speak English.


Family Resources:  Please check for food distribution sites, dates, times and updated information. For Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Card updates please check the DHHS website. A free and reduced lunch price application is needed to qualify for P-EBT benefits. Families can submit a free and reduced lunch application if employment circumstances have changed.



Future Students:  Will your child start Kindergarten next school year?  Visit to enroll.


Moving or Leaving Pleasant Grove:  Will your family move or attend another school next year? Not sure where you will be next August?  Please let your child’s teacher know by May 15th what your plans are for next school year.  This information helps the school hire staff members and order supplies.



Yearbooks:  2020 will be a year we will never forget.  Click this link for an update about school yearbooks.


Staff Appreciation Week: I want to thank every parent and student for the kind letters and messages shared during Staff Appreciation Week.  Because of COVID-19 it is hard for us to connect and encourage each other like we use to do.  Over 100 families submitted messages online to celebrate staff members.  The PTA also provided every staff member with an amazing GrubHub gift certificate!  When I met with staff members on Friday, their hearts were full and their spirits lifted by the enormous goodwill and kindness that you expressed. Thank you!



Burt Batten, Principal


Positivity Focus: Leadership