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Connect with Konstella!
One of the greatest things about PLE is our community and emphasis on building relationships. With that in mind, the PTA is excited to introduce Konstella to the PLE community! Konstella is a secure platform that was designed and built for schools, PTAs and parents/guardians to help boost communication and connections. Konstella is 100% free to use; download the app (iOS or Android) or go to their website www.konstella.com! This will be a great resource for families to use this summer connecting with other PLE families and classmates!
To register, go to www.konstella.com and click on “Find My School” in the top right corner then search for Phantom Lake Elementary. Or download the iOS/Android app or connect using our invitation code!
With Konstella parents can:
- Connect with teachers and other parents & guardians
- Find and plan outings, play dates, and other activities
- Have a single location for your children's school activities including: class announcements; class parties; field trips; school events; classroom sign-ups; PTA information; school information; and PTA committee and volunteer sign-ups
- Konstella has a translation feature that can translate the site to your language
- Tailor your notifications, preferences and contact visibility easily
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com!
Join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year! We will be meeting in person in the PLE gym at 6:30pm.
We have lots to discuss including voting in our new VP of Fundraising, discussing our upcoming Read-A-Thon fundraiser and Trunk or Treat event, as well as brainstorming ways we can support our school and community!
Our PLE Principal, Dr Macias, will also give a quick update on school and we will have an opportunity for Q & A. This is a great chance for parents & guardians to meet and get to know other PLE phamilies and get to support our amazing school!
**We will be following BSD's guidelines for mitigating requirements. During the meeting, masks and social distancing will be required and all attendees will be required to provide vaccination status (Y or N for contact tracing purposes; vaccination is not required to attend).
Free childcare will be provided by Right At School during the meeting! Parents MUST RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 9/20 with the # of children.
Walk & Bike to School Day
Wednesday, October 6th is International Walk & Bike to School Day!
If you are unable to walk or bike to school, consider parking at one of the neighborhood parks (Evergreen Park off Lake Hills Blvd or Lake Hills Park off 164th Ave SE behind PLE) and walking the rest of the way to school.
Walking and bicycling to school promotes healthier habits and enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. When families decide to lace up their sneakers or strap on their bike helmets to get to school instead of riding in a car, they help reduce the amount of air pollutants emitted by automobiles. The whole community benefits from efforts to enable and encourage more children to walk or bicycle to school safely (benefits include: less traffic congestion, stronger sense of community, safer streets, lower costs, improved accessibility and economic gains).
PLE is hosting a LIVE Teams event for our curriculum night this year. The LIVE Teams event will include an opening by Administrators, Counselor, and PTA President: welcoming families, sharing the purpose and structure of the Back-to-School/Curriculum Nights, explaining school-wide focus areas for the year, sharing of opportunities for family engagement, and introduction of specialists and their roles in their children’s education. The Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) video will also be shared at this time. This opening Live session is approximately 25 minutes and will be recorded for viewing by families at a later date in the event families have a conflict with that date/time.
Right after, grade level teachers will facilitate a Team event. Parents will use the link below to join the event. Grade levels will also record the meeting, so families who have multiple children can watch the video at their convenience time.
SCHOOL WIDE LIVE EVENT - 6:30-6:55pm
Grade Level Presentations - 7-7:30pm
Friday, October 8th we will have NO SCHOOL for professional development
Early Release Conference Days
Monday 10/11, Tuesday 10/12, and Wednesday 10/13 will all be early release days due to conferences. For those who need childcare, be sure to plan ahead! School will let out at 12:55 all three days. Parents will hear from their respective teachers about conference times and details.
After-School programs sponsored by the PTA will start up again in October! We will have Smart With Art, PlayWell Teknologies, ParisAcademy and Chess Club. Each club will meet on a different afternoon. Please go to https://www.phantomlakepta.org/Programs.html for more info on each program and registration info
September Teacher & Staff Birthdays
Birthdays and teacher gifts are a great way to show extra appreciation for our amazing teachers and staff at PLE! Help us celebrate these amazing teachers & staff this month!
September 22 - Pam Faletto (Music Teacher)
September 29 - Gina Ray (Art Teacher)
Please know that no one is obligated to gift anything, unless you want to. Any gift cards should be limited to $25; physical gifts should be limited to $50.