March 16, 2016  

Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff,

After many months of researching, organizing and planning, we are thrilled to unveil the final celebrations planned to commemorate Prairie's 150th year.
Old-fashioned class projects, reading Little House on the Prairie and experiencing the One Room Schoolhouse were just the beginning.

We hope you and your student enjoy stepping back into our school's past and helping us write the next chapter of Prairie.
Prairie 150th Anniversary Planning Committee

150th Anniversary Celebration Week 5/9-5/13

We've planned fun activities each day leading up to the weekend of the Open House and Fair to get students and staff into the 150th spirit:
  • Monday, 5/9 - 150th Birthday Party 
  • Wednesday, 5/11 - Wear any hat from the last century
  • Friday, 5/13 - Walk to school dressed as a Pioneer, then One Room Schoolhouse breakout from 1:15-3:00pm
Start gathering your hats and piecing together your Pioneer attire - this week will be a fitting tribute to Prairie's next chapter!

Join us for the 5/13 Open House event from 5:00-8:00pm

Students, parents, alumni and the community are welcome to attend! Tour the school, enjoy dessert and visit with teachers and alumni.

Class projects from every grade level will be on display, and we'll have a guest speaker as well as a performance of Prairie songs by our Choir.

Click  here for the most up to date information. And please email our invitation to alumni and help spread the word!
Step back in time at our 150th Fair, 5/14 from 3:00-8:00 PM

Join us for games, old-fashioned fun, live music and community:
  • 3:00-6:00 pm - games, attractions, demonstrations & fun
  • 6:00-8:00 pm - Chuckwagon supper (available for purchase) with live music
  • Bake your best pie to enter into the pie contest!
  • And don't forget to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to throw a pie at Mr. Coleman (watch your child's backpack for the order form).
$15 wristbands are on sale for students, giving them all-access to the games and fun - purchase them online here or through the office (be watching your student's backpack for the order form). Prices go up 5/1 so purchase today!

Adults and kids ages 2 and under are FREE!

Keep watching the newsletters for volunteer sign-ups.

Order Your Own Piece of Prairie History

Our team has scoured the Prairie history closet, spent countless hours at the library researching photos and historical facts and has uncovered detail after detail about Prairie's past 150 years.

Place your pre-order here for our commemorative Prairie 150th Book as your keepsake for our remarkable "One-Room Schoolhouse on the Prairie."

Gear Up for the Open House and Fair!

150th Anniversary Spirit Wear is on sale once again, just in time to show your spirit for our celebration!

Click  here to order today! Deadline for ordering is 4/20.
PTA Links
Fun Fact of the Week

In 1941, JC Nichols set his sights on a new housing development just south of Prairie Elementary. Because the development was right next door to Prairie he decided to name it "Prairie Village."
Prairie Elementary PTA
c/o Prairie Elementary School
6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
(913) 993-4400

Events Calendar

3/11-3/18 - NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)

3/24 - JMG, 3:15-4pm, Art Rm.

3/25 - Early Dismissal - Teacher Work Day, 12:30 pm

3/25 - Girl Scout Lock-In, 6:30-9pm, MPR

3/28 - All for Books - Bring $1 and WEAR A HAT

3/29 - All for Books - Bring $1 a WEAR A TEAM JERSEY

3/29 - Kindergarten Mystery Field Trip, 8:30-10:30am

3/30 - All for Books - Bring a $1 and BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL TO SCHOOL

3/30 - Chess Club, 3:10-4pm, Library

3/31 - All for Books - Bring $1 and WEAR PJs

3/31 - Prairie Fund Meeting - 8:15-9:15, Conference Rm.

3/31 - STUCO, 3:45 - 6pm, Harvesters

4/1 - 6th Grade Strings Rehearsal, 7-7:45 pm, Corinth Gym

4/1 - Mad Science, 3:15-4:15, Library, 2nd session in Art Room