PTSC Update: Early Learning at Porter Lakes Elementary School

Early Learning at Porter Lakes Elementary School

Our Early Learning Center is up and running with four classrooms filled with three and four-year-old students this year. Our new classrooms, large group learning area, and dropoff and pickup drive have been a welcome addition to the building. This year we also welcomed a new program we began for high school students who wish to explore a career in Early Childhood. High school juniors and seniors attend classes at PLE and are able to do fieldwork in our early learning classrooms as part of their experiences while receiving high school credit, and dual credit for college, and will also walk away with certifications for employment.

Porter Lakes Elementary School Preschool:

Registration for 2023-2024 Preschool has already started! Please call Porter Lakes at 219-306-8076 for availability. Spaces are limited.

Our program includes:

Three-Year-Old 2 Day/AM – spaces very limited

Three-Year-Old 2-Day/All Day – spaces limited

Four-Year-Old 3 Day/AM

Four-Year-Old 3 Day/All Day – spaces very limited

Four-Year-Old 5 Day/All Day – spaces limited

Kindergarten Round-Up is Almost Here!

Registration for 2023-2024 Kindergarten is just around the corner. Porter Lakes Elementary School will be holding Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, and Thursday, March 2, 2023. Parents are asked to call PLE at 219-306-8076 ext. 5000 to reserve a spot in their preferred session. Children that will be five years of age before August 1, 2023, should enroll in kindergarten. If you have a friend or neighbor that has a child who may wish to attend preschool or kindergarten, please share this information with them.

For All Early Learners:

Finally, there is a great resource in Porter County called First Things First. They have many resources available for early learners. One great resource is called “Talking is Teaching” and offers lots of resources to support parents as they talk, read, and sing to their little learners. Check out this great resource!

Important Dates:

Here are some dates to keep on your calendar!

February 17: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

February 20: No School, President’s Day

March 10: End of Third Quarter

March 27-31: No School, Spring Break

April 7: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

April 10: No School (Potential Snow Day Makeup Day)

April 20: BGHS eLearning Day

May 2: eLearning All Buildings

May 24: End of Fourth Quarter, Last Day of School Students

May 26: BGHS Graduation

June 2: Alternative BGHS Graduation

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to our BGE Science Bowl Team that competed last week. They put in a lot of early mornings and practices. This year they placed 9th in their division, placing in the STATE TOP 10 of their class.  Mrs. Rippe is so proud of all the hard work the team put in this year! Great job, BGE Science Bowl!

The BGHS Theatre Troupe had the opportunity to attend a State level workshop at St. Mary’s in Notre Dame. The time was spent working, learning, and growing with other theatre students. The BGHS troupe participated in Improv, Puppeteer, Public Communication (Toastmasters International), and leadership classes. What a great opportunity for our great group of kids to continue to expand and develop their interests and talents!

Congratulations to Blake Clinton for finishing in 2nd Place in the Northwest Indiana Middle School Junior Varsity Bowling tournament. Impressive!

Congratulations to our BGHS cheer team on winning the PCC Cheer Competition! You make us proud, and winning the Cheer Competition is a fabulous accomplishment!

Have a PTSC Standout to share? Send it to stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us.

Things to Know/Do:

To join the Wolf Pack, follow the links below:

View Postings: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?

Apply: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/default.aspx

Substitute Teaching Information: https://www.ptsc.k12.in.us/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Guidelines-for-Subs-2022-23.pdf

Substitute Teaching Application: https://www.applitrack.com/ptsc/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute

First Student Bus Driver: Call Debbie Crouch at 219-464-3988 or visit https://firststudentinc.com/careers/

Tell your friends and neighbors about this new way to know what is happening at PTSC! Even if your neighbors don’t have kids in school, tell them about our weekly updates so they can hear the great news of what happens at PTSC!

Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start. If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.