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Plava Times-November 2017 Edition

...From the desk of Dr. Witt

Student Council

This past month our student council has been holding "Socktober." This collection drive was for new socks and shoes and many students have benefited from this collection within our school. Thank you to the parents who have donated to this cause. As a school, we are always open to donations of NEW child size underwear, socks, bookbags and shoes. All items must be in its original packaging or with tags. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

No School & Early Dismissals

· Tuesday, November 7 – Act 80 Day – No School

· Friday, November 10 – Veterans Day – No School

· Wednesday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Break – One Hour Early Dismissal

· Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

· Friday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

· Monday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Break – No School

· Tuesday, November 28 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No School

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 28th from 2-4 and again from 5-8. More information will be placed in your child’s Wednesday folder at a later date. Please note that school will be closed on Tuesday, November 28th in order to hold Parent Teacher Conferences.

Contact Updates

If your contact information has changed recently, please make it a priority to update it in our office by contacting Mrs. Lisa Sumey at 724-737-5424. In the event of an emergency we need your updated information.

Attendance Reminder

Students who are marked absent for a full day or half day are required to send in an excuse. Students have 3 days to turn in an excuse upon returning to school. If an excuse is turned in after 3 days regardless of any reason, the absence will remain unexcused. No exceptions!

Students who arrive: 
· between 9:50 – 9:51 will be marked Tardy
· between 9:52 – 12:00 will be marked ½ day absent
· after 12:01 will be marked a full day absent                                      

Students who are dismissed:
· between 8:50 – 12:10 will be marked a full day absent
· between 12:11 – 2:15 will be marked ½ day absent
· between 2:16 – 3:15 will be marked early dismissal

Transportation Reminder
Changing buses or riding another bus home should be saved for emergency situations or unexpected needs and must be accompanied by a note from a parent/guardian stating the address of the bus stop. As a district, we ask families to refrain from using the bus to allow students go to a friend’s house after school.

Christmas Program

Our Christmas program will be held on Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th. Students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th Grade will be performing. Children attending Kindergarten next year are encouraged to attend.

Parents/guardians with the last names beginning with a letter from A-L are asked to attend on Monday.

Parents/guardians with the last names beginning with a letter from M-Z are asked to attend the performance on Tuesday.

This schedule will enable us to effectively accommodate those in attendance. The outside side door will open at 1:15 for the 1:30 performance, as we must prepare the cafeteria after lunch.

Please sign the sign-out sheet as you enter the building if you will be taking your child home after the performance. Students will not be dismissed during the performance and will only be dismissed to an individual whose name appears on the emergency contact forms. Dismissal will not begin until students return to their classrooms. No exceptions.


All volunteers are now required to obtain their three clearances to volunteer (good for five years). The Act 34 Criminal and Act 151 Child Abuse can be obtained online with no cost to you since you are a volunteer. The Act 114 FBI Finger Prints can be waived if both the Criminal and Child Abuse clearances come back without incident. A waiver can be signed in the school office for this. We will be looking for a large amount of volunteers for our end of the year Fun Day. If you are interested in volunteering please take care of this immediately and submit all copies to the office. We thank you in advance for your willingness to help.