Fast Facts

Motto: We Build Bears with Character
Grades served: K–5
Mascot: Bear
Colors: Navy and Maroon
Enrollment: 693


More Important Information
School Vision

The Pleasant Elementary School Staff believes that all students can learn to their fullest potential.


School Mission

The mission of Pleasant Elementary School is to ensure that all students experience success academically, socially, morally, and physically. Pleasant Elementary School staff members utilize current, standards-based curriculum, and instructional strategies/practices to improve academic achievement. Staff members use Character Counts® as a common language to develop students' abilities in demonstrating character and responsibility for themselves and their community. Staff, parents, and students work well together to provide a climate that empowers everyone in an effort to maximize learning.


Our School

Our school is one of ten elementary schools in the Tulare City School District. Since we opened our doors in 1987, we have continued our commitment to build a learning community comprised of highly effective staff, strong leadership, engaged students, and active parents and families. We all share in the responsibility to ensure that all of our students develop positive character and demonstrate academic growth and success each and every year.


Awards

  • 2012 Tulare County Office of Education Torch Award
  • 2013 Tulare County Office of Education Sustaining the Torch Award
  • 2012 Bonner’s Center for Character Education School Award
  • 2014 Bonner’s Center for Character Education School Award
  • 2015 American Heart Association Gold Achievement Fit-Friendly Worksite
  • 2016 Title I Academic Achievement Award
  • 2016 Gold Ribbon School

Character Counts

Teacher with studentPleasant Elementary is a Character Counts® school. We not only teach our students how to show good character, we also practice often. To maximize the results of this program, we have developed a guide (found at the side of the page) to help everyone remember what good character looks like. 

Consistency is key! Our students do a great job of participating in Character Counts® at school. We ask that you also discuss and practice the six pillars of the program at home.

  • Respect
  • Citizenship
  • Caring
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Trustworthiness

Character Counts


Community Involvement

American Heart Association - Jump Rope for Heart
Every year in February, heart health month, students raise funds for the American Heart Association. In return, the students receive prizes from the AHA. Every student on campus then participates in the school Jump-A-Thon to raise awareness about healthy living choices.

Lighthouse Rescue Mission - Coins for Caring
Pleasant school collects change donations from students and families. All the donations benefit the Lighthouse Rescue Mission in Tulare. 

Penny Wars
During the school year, students and staff participate in raising money for the school library through penny wars. Each classroom has a bin for collection. For one week, students bring in money to help the school purchase new books for the library.

Tulare Masonic Lodge - Canned Food Drive
Collaborating with the Tulare Masonic Lodge, our students and their families bring in canned foods for local agencies in need. This event happens in the winter months, normally in conjunction with the holidays.

Tulare Police Department - Toys for Tots
During the month of December, students and staff can drop off new, unwrapped toys in the office. The office has a bin for collection and the Tulare Police Department picks up all donations. These toy donations go to needy families in the area for Christmas gifts.

United for Good
In conjunction with every elementary school in the Tulare City School District, students help others in need. Students can also purchase t-shirts and bracelets to support this cause. 


Parent-Student Compact

We agree! An important reason why our students do so well at Pleasant Elementary is due to our team spirit. Each year, our staff, students, and parents enter into a compact (see sidebar) promising to work closely together, share responsibility, and play an important role in helping our Pleasant Bears shine.


Physical Education Instructional Time

The adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, shall include instruction, beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 6, in physical education, with emphasis upon the physical activities for the pupils that may be conducive to health and vigor of body and mind, for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes each ten schooldays, exclusive of recesses and the lunch period. (Ed. Code 51210 (a)(7)) You may review our P.E. instructional time as well as our P.E. instructional schedule for more information.

If you have questions regarding physical education minutes, you should first contact your child’s teacher or principal. If you are not satisfied with the site level response, please contact: 

Assistant Superintendent of Personnel
600 N. Cherry
Tulare, CA 93274
559-685-7200
 
You can submit any complaints regarding the number of P.E. minutes provided for your child using the uniform complaint procedures form, which is available in English and Español and is also available in the district office located at 600 N. Cherry, Tulare, California 93274.