August Principal's Message
Dear Parents and Students,
It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019 – 2020 school year! I am looking forward to working with each of you to ensure a positive year for your child.
We are ready to face the challenges of a new school year and continue to focus on academic excellence for all of our students. Our students’ safety and academic success will continue to be our highest priority. We will remain committed to maximizing the performance of each child while building a strong sense of self-confidence.
We ask for your support, involvement, and commitment to the educational journey that lies ahead. Plain Elementary is thankful for our caring, collaborative, and positive school culture. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for continuous school improvement.
Mrs. Debbie Mihalic
It is with pleasure that we welcome the following new staff members to our Plain Elementary School Family.
• Jaclyn Decker – 1st grade
• Mandy Nobles – 1st grade
• Darlene Sabelhaus – 1st grade
• Summer Sandlin – 1st grade
• Eliza O’Neal – 3rd grade
• Angela Rigsby – 3rd grade
• Paige Whatley – 4th grade
• Leah Sanders – 5th grade
• Sarah Turner – 5th grade
• Anne Henderson - Counselor
• Erica Moss – Speech teacher
• Karla Mote – Resource teacher
• Kristin Bowman – EH intermediate special education teacher
• Tierra Crooks – EH intermediate special education paraprofessional
• Shannon Rentz – EMD primary special education paraprofessional
• Courtney Yates – Nurse
• Nick King – Administrative assistant
On the move…
Philippa Haynes to second grade
Stephanie Wallace to third grade
Katie Gianniny to third grade
Trish Cleghorn to kindergarten paraprofessional
Ginny Dixon to computer lab
Leslie Lee to Mindful Movement
Angela Rey to EMD intermediate self-contained
Parent/Student Handbooks can be accessed through a link on Plain Elementary’s Web-site Home Page. If you need a hard copy, please request one through the front office. Please sign the page sent home in your “Back to School Packet” indicating you have reviewed our handbook with your child & return the form to school. Thanks!
Parents must obtained school issued transportation tags through the front office. Each family will be issued two car tags. These tags must be displayed in the car windshield when picking students up in the car dismissal line. Staff members will use this tag to dismiss students from supervised holding areas. Students will only be dismissed to parents or designees with the assigned tag.
All students who are kindergarten and first grade walkers will be tagged each day. A designated staff member will meet a parent or designee at the corner of Neely Ferry Road and Seminole Drive where our crosswalk is located and match the student’s tag number with the card you are issued. The designee may be a fourth or fifth grade student at Plain. Any kindergarten or first grade walker who does not have a designee present, will be taken back to the school office. The parent or designee will be required to come to the school office to pick up the child at this point.
Cafeteria Meal Prices
Students – Paid Lunch $2.50 Reduced Lunch $0.40
Adult - $3.80
Universal free breakfast for all students
Extra Milk $0.65
Students are permitted to bring insulated bottles to school so they can drink water throughout the day. However, due to incidents of water damage to library books, chrome books, and textbooks, we are requiring students to hand carry their water bottles to and from school. Teachers will have a designated place in classrooms for students to store water bottles during the instructional day.
Please remember that students need to be in their classrooms ready to learn at 7:45. Thank you for helping to get your child to school on time. If a child is not in their classroom by the 8:00 bell, they will be marked tardy.
Back to School Nights
Plain Elementary School
Curriculum Night/Meet the Teacher
2019 - 2020
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend these informative sessions with your child. They will provide an overview of curriculum standards, student, parent, and teacher expectations, information related to homework, projects, field trips, grading, and other information you need to know prior to August 20, the first day of school.
August 14 (Wednesday)
4:00 – 5:00 Kindergarten (Last names beginning A – L only) & Saettel; Woods
5:00 – 6:00 Kindergarten (Last names beginning M – Z only)
6:30 – 7:30 Fifth Grade
August 15 (Thursday)
5:00 – 6:00 Third grade
6:30 – 7:30 Fourth grade & Bowman; Crawford/Moller
August 16 (Friday)
5:00 – 6:00 First grade
6:30 – 7:30 Second grade
Kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum nights will be scheduled programs beginning promptly at the assigned time in our school atrium. Teacher assignments will be projected on the screen following curriculum presentations. Classroom visits will follow. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to visit the cafeteria for bus, lunch, PTA, SIC, and club information. You will also be issued dismissal tags and receive information regarding our district-wide dismissal system.
2019-2020 School Supplies
Click on the image above to see the school supply list for 2019-2020