Greetings from Principal Matt Vandercar! (check it out, click the link)
||Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! On behalf of the entire Pleasantdale School community, I would like to welcome you to our web site. Pleasantdale Elementary School is comprised of dedicated and loving staff members, hard working and excited students, and a uniquely supportive PTA. We are always looking for ways to establish and strengthen our relationships, so please visit our new website often and send us feedback.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Learn more about Mr. Vandercar
ES Readers Night is coming up on October 29 from
6 - 7 p.m. This theme is "Not So Scary Stories."
Information can be found by clicking ES Readers Flyer.
UNO with the Principal
Students who completed their summer reading and math work will get a chance to beat Mr. Vandercar in UNO. In addition, students will receive an "I Love Reading" identification tag and chain.
Check out my new favorite math web sites:
www.ixl.com Every student has a subscription to this site. Please contact me if you don't have your login information. It is an exciting and beneficial web site.
www.factmonster.com This is a free site with great on-line flashcards.
www.gregtangmath.com. Please let me know what you think about this web site. If you really like it, I will get you an account.
www.education.com This is a free site loaded with all subject area information I was especially impressed by the math portion. It is crucial that all kids know their math facts. Brushing up on math facts in the summer is very beneficial.
www.mrnussbaum.com This is a site we use often at school. Go to the math area, click on "Math Games" and find "Genius Boxing." This is a favorite of many students.
Thanks to our awesome PTA for providing students with a tremendous musical experience. Lyons Township High School students and Pleasantdale graduates, Anabel R. and Natalia O. played numerous beautiful songs and taught the students about their instruments and their passion for music.
Their passion for music started at Pleasantdale Elementary School. Anabel’s cello passion started in 4th grade band with Mr. Woltman. Natalia was first introduced to the harp at a PTA sponsored assembly in school. About 10 years ago, a well-known local harpist gave a presentation to the elementary classes. Natalia, a second grader at that time, went home that day and told her mother that she wanted to take harp lessons. Now a senior in high school, Natalia is a professional harpist.
Another thanks to the PTA for arranging "Wheel of Wisdom" here at school. This "game show" type of assembly is educational, fun, and exciting. It was a good way to thank our great students for trying their hardest all year. Even the adults had a friendly little competition.