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August 21 Message to Families

Hello Families! You are receiving this message because your child is enrolled to attend Pleasant Grove for the 2022-2023 school year.  I am excited to welcome you and your child to the school! 


Back to school events begin this week.  I hope you and your child can attend. 


Upcoming Events:

  • August 25:  Pleasant Grove Kindergarten Family Kick Off, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • August 26:  Grades 1 – 5 Meet the Teacher, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • August 29: First Day of School



New Families:  I am excited to welcome you and your child to the Grove!  Click here for a virtual overview about each grade at Pleasant Grove.  


School Supplies:  School Supply lists are now posted on the school website for each grade level.  Visit


Class Assignments:  Information about class assignments in Grades 1-5 will be communicated to families during the week of August 22.


Kindergarten Staggered Entry:  For the week of August 29 – September 2 Kindergarten students will only attend one day of school.  A letter with an invitation for the specific date your Kindergarten student will have Staggered Entry was mailed to families who registered by July 31.  If you did not receive a letter, please contact the school and ask to speak with Ms. Greene.



Student Meals:  Breakfast costs $1.50.  Lunch is $3.00.  Meals will be at no cost to students who qualify for free or reduced price meal benefits.  Families can apply for free or reduced-price meals online by visiting .  Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 or emailing .


Before/Afterschool Care:  Raleigh Parks & Recreation provides on-site before and after school care at PGES.  You can contact Parks & Rec at 919-996-6165 or visit


Carpool:  Carpool enters and exits the school at Pleasant Grove Church Road.  Cars follow the stacking lane that goes straight by the big playground so that traffic does not back up onto Pleasant Grove Church Road.   Do not stop in the school driveway and create a hazard.  Parents make sure your child is ready to exit from the passenger side when you reach the school entrance. Your child should exit and enter your car from the passenger side. Pull all the way down to the furthest point to load/unload.  For safety, do not attempt to pass around cars because this creates unsafe conditions for everyone. 


Bus Transportation:  Families should access the WCPSS website at for the most up-to-date information about 2022-2023 bus services.  Each afternoon we post bus departure times on our school bus twitter @pgesbuses.  If your child will ride the bus, be at your bus stop early and be patient as new students are getting use to riding a bus and routes are being adjusted.


Early Checkout: If you find it necessary to check your child out of school early, you must do so before 3:15 PM. You must show a photo id when you arrive to check your child out of school. For the safety of all our students, our office staff will ask to see a photo ID before releasing a child to anyone.


Transportation Changes: If you have an emergency transportation change that you can’t request in writing, please call the school office at 919-694-8770 prior to 2:30 PM so we can notify your child’s teacher. Please do NOT send an e-mail to the teacher during the school day to request a transportation change. He or she might not read your e-mail until after dismissal.


School Communications:  Pleasant Grove sends messages to families through email and texts so look for these messages to stay informed.  You can set preferences for notifications at  Additional information is shared on the school website at



Parent Teacher Association (PTA):  Families are encouraged to join the PTA.  It costs $5 to join. Most families join as a way to show support for their child's school and help make special events like cultural arts performances, visits from artists, and field day possible.  Look for the PTA table at the Kindergarten Kick-Off or the Grades 1-5 Meet the Teacher events this week.


PTA DanceFit Fundraiser:  The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will have another DanceFit Fundraiser for students this year. Our goal is to raise $16,000 for a new sun shade for the school playground. 


We need your support to make these sun shades something that our students can enjoy.  We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now.


You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at Sharing IS supporting! All students will participate in the Pleasant Grove DanceFit, regardless of financial participation.


The DanceFit event will occur on September 23.  More details about when registration opens and how you can support this activity will be shared soon. 



Pleasant Grove Elementary is located at 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Morrisville, 27560.  The number for the office is 919-694-8770.  If you call and find that the number is busy, please leave a message and someone will follow up with you.  Additional information about the start of the school year will be shared in the upcoming days.  Email me if you have questions.  You can reach me at



Burt Batten, Principal