PLES is working toward becoming a Purple Star School!  More information on Purple Star Schools can be found on the icon above.

Helpful links for our Military Families:

American Gold Star Mothers Inc. - An organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country
The American Legion- Nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth
American Red Cross - Emergency aid and support for military families
Army Reserve Family Programs - Army Reserve Family Programs
Armed Services YMCA - Armed Services YMCA
Blue Star Families - Support, Connect, Empower. For Military Families by Military Families
Build a Sign - Provides one free sign to welcome your hero home - Find care and services for your children, adults, pets, and your home
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Resources and articles for military families
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids - Support for the social and emotional resiliency of military kids
Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment - Guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment
Gold Star Wives of America Inc. - Support for widows/widowers of service members who died on active duty
inTransition - Supports service members and their families to maintain continuity of care
Military HomeFront - A webpage for military families about available DoD programs
Military Impacted Schools Association - Services school districts with a high concentration of military children
Military Kids Connect - DoD website for kids impacted by deployment
Military Officers Association of America - Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current, or retired military
National Center for Telehealth and Technology -Support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury recovery in the military 
National Military Family Association - Provides free camps for children in military families
National Resource Directory - Connecting service members, veterans, and their families with support
Operation Homefront - Provides emergency financial and other assistance to families of our service members and wounded warriors
Operation Military Kids - Support for children and youth impacted by deployment
Operation We are Here - Resources for military families
Our Military Kids - Grants for children of National Guard/Military Reserve who are currently deployed
School Quest - Tool to help with the transition from school to school
Screening for Mental Health - Resources for mental health tools
Sitter City Military Program - Child care programs for military families
Student On Line Achievement Resources - Resources to help parents with their children's education (includes on-line tutoring)
Surviving Deployment - Information and resources for military families
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) - Online tutoring and homework help 
United Through Reading - Parent records reading a book online and it is sent to the child
United Way - United Way of Central Alabama
USO Pathfinder Initiative to help U.S. Military personnel and their families transition back into civilian life after service ends