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January 4 Weekly Message


Hello Pleasant Grove Families,


Welcome back students!  I hope that each of you are doing well, remain in good health, and are enjoying the start of the new year!  This is Principal Batten with school news for January 4 - 8 at Pleasant Grove Elementary.


What will this week of school look like:

Classes resume for students on Monday, January 4.  Instead of reporting to the school building all students will complete remote learning instruction each day this week.  Students should check their Google Classroom for details about their daily schedule for live instruction. 


On Wednesday, January 6, all Students (Virtual Academy and In-Person) will complete Asynchronous Remote Learning Activities.  On this day student attendance will be taken based on the work that students complete on their assignments from their teacher.  Your child should be sure to check their Teacher’s Google Classroom to find their assignments for the day.


The Positivity Focus for this week is Optimism.



School Picture Day:  We have a creative plan for school pictures this year.  Families will have the opportunity to get their child’s picture taken on Tuesday, January 19, between 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.  This is a day when the school is closed for students so it will allow for individual appointment times and social distancing.  We hope that our Virtual Academy students can take advantage of this opportunity.  Visit to register and select your picture appointment time.   A separate Picture Day for students who attend In-Person will occur in February.



Helping Your Child Be Successful with Remote Learning:  Remote Learning is not easy. Visit this link for important steps to support your child.


Parks and Recreation Before-School and After-School Programs:  Raleigh Parks and Recreation is excited to begin registration for its Before School Program hosted at Pleasant Grove.  You can register your child by visiting .  The program cap will be 24 participants.  Additional details about the start date for the program as well as the Parks and Rec After-School Program can be found at


Books on the Go Program:  Pleasant Grove students can now check out books from our school Media Center!  Read more about this program at this link 



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


Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, information about closing or delay of school is available at, local television, and on the radio.  Make-up school days are determined by the school district.


Click this link to visit the PGES Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Website



Upcoming Calendar Dates

January 4 – Classes Resume

January 6 – Asynchronous Remote Learning Day

January 13 – Asynchronous Remote Learning Day

January 15 – Second Quarter Ends

January 18 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (School Closed)

January 19 – Teacher Workday (School Closed)

January 20 – Second Semester Begins

Link to WCPSS Second Semester Calendar



Burt Batten, Principal