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November 14 Weekly Message

Hello Pleasant Grove Families,


Here is an overview for November 14 - 18

  • The Positivity Focus this week is Gratitude.
  • Student Council Kids Clothing Drive begins
  • Book Fair Literacy Night on Monday, 5 PM – 6:30 PM.
  • Make-up Picture Day on Tuesday.
  • Book Fair Morning Shopping on Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.
  • Report Cards go home on Wednesday.
  • Mr. Mercer and Ms. Oberdorf’s classes field trip on Wednesday.
  • Ms. Hanson and Ms. Lynn’s classes field trip on Thursday.
  • Book Fair ends on Friday.

Important School Information:  Find helpful information about arrivals, transportation changes, carpool, bus delays, early checkout, and procedures to know for students at




The PTA School Book Fair ends November 18. More details at

  • Pleasant Grove will welcome families for a special Book Fair event and Literacy Night on Monday, November 14, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.
  • Another Family Shopping event will occur on Wednesday, November 16, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.
  • Set up an eWallet for easy shopping for your child.

Volunteers are needed. Sign up at


Or donate to provide books for students and teachers at




The Student Council is leading a Kids Clothing Drive, November 14 – 21.  We are collecting the following gently used or new items:

  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Coats
  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Socks
  • Unopened underwear
  • No dirty or torn clothing can be donated.


You may send clothes to school with your student. Drop off items during Family Literacy Night on Monday, November 14, 5 PM – 6:30 PM. Or drop off on the Book Fair morning shopping day November 16.  Thank you!




Families, use these “Literacy at Home” resources to help your student.  It includes online books and tips that have been proven to increase reading success at each grade level K - 5. To get this resource, click here .




Retakes for pictures will occur on Tuesday, November 15. Here is a link for families to use to receive updates via email regarding their child’s school photos, . 


When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.



This is the time of year when many students forget items (e.g. jackets).  Lost & Found is located in the school cafeteria.  Items in Lost & Found will be cleared out when students leave for Winter Break.



If your child is not feeling well, or experiencing COVID-like symptoms, then they should stay home.  Isolation requirements are listed online at  Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe and healthy!





Visitors: All visitors should sign in at the Pleasant Grove front office and wear a visitors badge. Visits to classrooms and conferences with teachers should be scheduled in advance.  If you would like to volunteer in your child’s classroom, please contact the teacher. 


Birthday Parties:  Pleasant Grove cannot accommodate requests for birthday parties at school. Adults should plan birthday parties, special treats, cake, cupcakes, and candies for their children at home or at a non-school location. 


Bus Conduct:  WCPSS will enforce a Code of Conduct for students who ride school bus transportation.  Students who cannot follow the code of conduct will lose bus riding privileges.


Daily Bus Updates:  Visit .  This link provides families with information if buses are delayed. It is updated every 15 minutes between 5:30 AM – 9:15 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:15 PM.



2023-2024 ENROLLMENT:

Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year has started.  Find out more information about Kindergarten registration, magnet and year-round applications at this link


Pleasant Grove will host an Open House event for prospective families on November 14, between 5 PM – 6:30 PM and another Open House event on January 11, from 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.


School Tours:  Families with children who will begin Kindergarten in August 2023 are encouraged to sign up for a school tour.  Visit for details.




Pleasant Grove is actively recruiting individuals for the following positions within the school.  If you, or someone you know is interested in more information, then contact Principal Batten at

  • Special Programs Instructional Assistant
  • Regular Education Instructional Assistant
  • Building Substitute
  • Lead Secretary/Bookkeeper


Thank you for supporting your child and Pleasant Grove Elementary!  Email me if you have questions.  You can reach me at



Burt Batten, Principal