“Webmembering” Your Child’s Supply List

As the summer unfolds and you start thinking about your child’s school supply list, you may KNOW the lists are located on the school website,and maNy stores also PROVIDED copies. IN ADDITION, we have added our Van Allen grade level supply lists to a Web site called Teacher Lists, so you can retrieve the list by visiting this web site.  The site provides you access to your child’s supply list and also allows you to shop on-line while at home, on the road, or just in one of those free moments, which can be in short supply for parents.  This is not a fundraising promotion, but simply an option to make the Back-to- School shopping a little less complicated for you.

Please scroll down to view the images to help you visualize the process.
STEP 1: Vist the Web Site

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STEP II: Add the the Mount Pleasant Zip Code In the Parent Box.

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STEP III: Find Your School

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STEP IV: Select Your Child’s Grade Level:

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STEP V: Retrieve Your Child’s list with the Option to Print or Shop.

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Enjoy your Summer!

Don LeBlanc

Oh Wow!

IMG_1573Work is moving quickly at Van Allen as the contracted work crew prepped all the rooms in the early childhood wing, so  the asbestos ceiling tiles can be removed in preparation for the installation of air conditioning  during  the 2018  summer.  Removal work should be completed by the end of next week.

Also, tonight, the community is invited to enjoy the second concert on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 pm in Central Park. This will be a family fun evening as members of the Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT board will be on hand to help kids with making crafts during the concert. Future activities are planned at each concert including a night for local artists to display their work and a children’s  bubble night. Bring your lawn chair and children for an enjoyable night of music and crafts.


Something to Bug You With!

Sorry !! Today’s  registration  for the  Iowa State Insect Zoo is now  closed to new registration!

This afternoon at the Mount Pleasant Library, there is  a special children’s event. The flyer does state to  check with the librarian about registration.  The MP Library # is 385-1490. And if you happen to stop at the library, remember that you can still sign up your child for their summer reading program.


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Screen Shot 2017-06-07 at 4.01.31 PMLast week, our school community lost a very dear friend, Bonnie Healy. This wonderful person, known to many in our Van Allen community as Miss Bonnie provided rides to and from school for many students over many years.  Her willingness’s to help and assist others is a great life lesson for all of us to remember, cherish and to keep Miss Bonnie’s memory alive.

Tuesday afternoon, Van Allen received a special gift from the Healy family in memorium of Bonnie Healy. In the photo, granddaughter Mackenzie Nelson donates funds for the purchase of a memorial bench placed on Van Allen playground, and the remaining gift will be utilized to purchase novels, selected by her granddaughter Mackenzie, for the Van Allen school library.

We would like to offer the Healy family our deepest sympathies for their lost, and our gratitude for their generous gift to benefit our Van Allen students.

Donald P. LeBlanc


Lending a Hand

Good Afternoon,

This week,  we received some unfortunate news about the Gonzalez’s, a family in our Van Allen community,  as their home suffered significant fire damage. To assist the Gonzalez family regain their footing, the Van Allen school community is organizing  two options:

Clothing donations will be accepted at Van Allen for the upcoming week:

Women shoe size 8 1/2 & 11 and Men’s shoes size 13

Junior size pants size 12-14  or junior top  Jr XL

Women’s Pants XL and/or women’s shirt size 2XLMen’ shorts 38  or Men’s shirt Top 2 XL

Or if you prefer to make a monetary donation or provide a gift card, these donations can be accepted at Van Allen office, and  will be passed on to the family.


Don LeBlanc






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SO it was promised that we would have a follow up with the kids that went to camp this spring. If you missed the first blog here is a little info about the camp.

Camp Courageous is a special needs camp in Monticello, Iowa. Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. The camp was established in 1972 with the first 211 campers attending in the summer of 1974.  Today, Camp Courageous serves over 7,000 individuals with disabilities are served in a year-round program.

We had six students who were able to attend this year. They had some exciting times and several firsts this year at camp. Thank you for the opportunity to extend this camp opportunity to these students! Here are some of those pictures you were promised!