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November 9 Weekly Message


Hello Pleasant Grove Families,


This is Principal Batten with news about what to expect for the upcoming week at Pleasant Grove Elementary.


What will this week of school look like:


On Monday, November 9, students in Preschool through Grade 3 assigned to Cohort C will return for in-person learning.  All other students will continue with online remote learning this week.


As students and families return to school they will notice health and safety changes that have been implemented.  This begins with screenings and temperature checks before any child leaves their family car at the carpool loop or any bus rider enters the building. If your child is feeling sick or not well then please stay at home. Visitors and volunteers are not allowed in the building at this time. Your patience and cooperation with these public health measures is appreciated.


The Positivity Focus for this week is Bravery.


On Wednesday, November 11, school will be closed for the Veterans Day Holiday.  No school for students on Wednesday.


The deadline for Fall AIG nominations for students in Grades 4 and 5 is Friday, November 13.



Important Details for In-Person Learning:

  • Families who will begin in-person learning should read and sign the Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols Form. Return it to your child’s teacher. Click this link.
  • Families who use Bus Transportation should read and sign the Bus Attestation Form at this link. You can submit it online or return it to your child’s teacher.
  • Review the Calendar for Cohort Weeks. Click here.
  • Watch these Videos about what students should expect at Pleasant Grove. View here.
  • Meals at school will be free for all students through June 2021. Read more here.
  • Bookmark the WCPSS Return to Campus Guide for Families at this link.
  • Details about Enrollment in Virtual Academy for the Second Semester are provided here.


Spanish Language Resources:  Families who speak Spanish can use this link to learn more information describing the return to in-person learning for their child.



Flyer Family Day:  Join families and teachers on November 18 to learn strategies to support your child’s success with reading and math this year.  Sign up to attend the session that works best for your schedule.  Visit to sign up


Parks and Recreation After-School Program:  Limited spaces available beginning November 16. Read more here


Fall AIG Nominations:  We are currently accepting nominations for 4th and 5th grade students for AIG. If you feel that your child would be a good candidate for this program in Reading and/or Math, please send Erin Bloomer an email at All nominations are due by Friday, November 13, 2020.



Meal Benefits:  If your family has not already completed a 2020-2021 school year Free and Reduced Price Meal Application, please do so.  Families can fill out the annual request for free & reduced lunch at: . For more information about meal benefits, follow this link


Pandemic Benefits:  The State of NC has added additional P-EBT benefits for families with students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Please be sure to share with families and check visit this link to learn more about the extension of benefits.


Technology Support:  Call Student Tech Help at 919-694-8100 or visit


Student Online Behavior Expectations:



PTA Updates:

Room Parents:  The Parent Teacher Association is looking for families who would be interested in serving as a Room Parent for each classroom.  The Room Parent would help families who are interested in connecting so students can communicate outside of school.  If you are interested in being a Room Parent, contact your child’s teacher.


PTA Family Night:  November 19 @ Panera Bread 4 PM - 8 PM (7840 Alexander Promenade, Raleigh 27617).  See Flyer here.



November Calendar Dates:

11/11:  Veterans Day Holiday (No School)

11/18:  Remote Learning Day

11/23:  Remote Learning Day

11/24:  Remote Learning Day

11/25 – 11/27:  Thanksgiving Holidays (No School)



Burt Batten, Principal