Welcome to the last month of school! Wow!

As we enter our last few weeks of school, I am looking forward to our end-of-year activities such as the talent show, unity day, AR BBQ/party, and 6th grade promotion. Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss these great events! We are kicking off this last month of school with Staff Appreciation, April 30-May 4. We are blessed to have such a wonderful group of people who make Pleasant Grove a wonderful learning & growing experience for our children. I am so thankful for each and every one of them. A special thank you to Kayleen and Dolly for being the glue that holds PGES together and making it run like a well-oiled machine!

A giant THANK YOU to Rosa Quirarte, Erin Johnson, and Sommer DellaBitta, the “Lassos and Lace” dinner and auction chairs, for the many hours put into making our annual fundraiser not just a success but a fun event for all who attended as well. Another thank you goes to all of you who helped make “Lassos and Lace” an evening to remember.

As the school year comes to a close, so does the tenure of our current PTA board… Kate NuttallPresident, Aron Allee- Vice President, John Lorraine- Treasurer, and Sherri Looper- Secretary. I thank them for the countless hours each of them put into making sure our school is an awesome place for all students, staff, and families. Thank you for your partnership this year! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

What a wonderful year this has been. As we wrap up the 17/18 school year and begin to think about looking ahead to 18/19, it’s bittersweet for the PGES family. It’s time to say HAPPY RETIREMENT to Mrs. Julie Lewis, Mr. Martin Lyons, and Mrs. Deborah Pineau. We THANK YOU for your many years of service to not only PGES but to education. You have improved the lives of hundreds of kids. They will be greatly missed, but we also get to welcome new faces to PGES, Kathleen Eversden (3rd) and Lisa Praxel (4th). These veteran teachers bring many years of experience and fresh ideas to PG. We can’t wait for you to join the Tiger Team!

Lastly, make sure to take time this summer and enjoy every moment with your family. I’m very excited about the years to come! Thank you for sharing your children with me.

Yours in education,
Deidra Wood