Dear Pleasant Lane Families:
Welcome to Pleasant Lane Elementary School! Pleasant Lane serves the Lombard District 44 community for those residents living in the northeastern area of Lombard. Our building serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade, with a student body of approximately 275 students annually.
Our Pleasant Lane Falcons live by the PBIS mantra of being respectful, responsible and safe at all times. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) helps the staff and community guide the social-emotional factors we believe are so important when working with children. We have a genuine interest in educating the whole child and hope that this shines through on a daily basis. We celebrate each other’s strengths and differences, encouraging a kind and caring environment for all.
Our district curriculum supports the Common Core State Standards. A variety of resources provide pacing and structure as the dedicated staff works toward helping our students become college and career ready. In math, we have been utilizing materials from the Eureka Math program to support student learning of the eight mathematical practices. The district has been using varied resources in order to support the Common Core with regard to ELA instruction. The district is continuing to pilot materials to determine the best way in which to deliver ELA instruction at the K-2 levels. Some of their resources include Fundations, EL Education as well as other materials. Grades 3-5 are using EL Education materials to teach language arts. Our students have been highly engaged with our new science curriculum that best supports the Next Generation Science Standards. Social studies curriculum, again, looks at different ways in which we can infuse the learning of social studies standards with language arts as well as being a "stand alone" subject. We constantly seek the best materials to help support student learning.
Our conscientious staff revisited the mission statement last school year, determining that our focus is on fostering a healthy, positive learning environment in which all will persevere, be responsible and excel. We look forward to meeting the diverse needs of our students each year and help them to recognize their strengths and weaknesses as we all learn and grow. A supportive community truly helps foster this introspective approach. We are fortunate to enjoy a supportive community who believes in the cooperative efforts between school and home. Together, we can accomplish anything.
It is a true honor to be the principal of such a wonderful school community. Each year, I enjoy a fantastic group of new students to support on their educational journey. Should you ever have concerns or questions, please contact me at any time.
I dreamt I stood in a studio,
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a young child,
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher—the tools she used,
Were books, music, and art.
The other, a parent—working with a guiding hand,
And a gentle loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled
With a touch that was deft and sure.
While the parent labored by her side,
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If each had worked alone,
For behind the teacher stood the school,
And behind the parent, the home.