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November 20 Weekly Message

Hello Pleasant Grove Families,


Here is the Pleasant Grove Weekly Message for November 21 - 25


What this week of school will look like:

  • The Positivity Focus this week is Gratitude.
  • Students attend school on Monday and Tuesday.
  • The Student Council Kids Winter Clothing Drive ends on Monday.
  • No school Wednesday through Friday. School closed for Thanksgiving.

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






Report Cards were sent home last week.  There are great digital resources that families can access to support their child’s academic success in reading and math.

  • For Literacy resources click here .
  • Students in Grades 1 – 5 are encouraged to continue using Dreambox Math for practice each day.  Students can access Dreambox through their WCPSS device.




The Student Council Kids Clothing Drive ends on Monday.  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.



THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the book fair this week! We sold over $14,000 in books and merchandise! This fundraiser allows the PTA to buy books and scholastic magazines for teachers and students at Pleasant Grove. We appreciate all the volunteers that helped make this event a success!



Lost & Found items are located in the school cafeteria.  Currently, it is filled with jackets, hoodies, lunch boxes, and water bottles.  If your child has forgotten an item at school remind them to check the Lost & Found in the cafeteria.  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 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