The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
April 9, 2017

Scrips Orders Due Tuesday

Show your appreciation for those who make Prairie such a wonderful school through the gift of Scrip gift cards!  Teachers and staff will be able to choose which gift card they would like to have.  Each card will include the names of the participating families.

Please return the completed order forms with a check made payable to PRAIRIE PTA or order online  here.  Cards will be sent home early May in your child's backpack unless other arrangements have been made.

Thank you for supporting this fundraiser!   DEADLINE FOR ALL ORDERS IS TUESDAY APRIL 11th.

Questions?  Please email  Lindsey Rosemann.

Wear Your Royals Gear Tomorrow

Show your team spirit and celebrate opening day by wearing Royals gear to school tomorrow! #RaisedRoyal

Volunteer for the Book Fair!

It's almost time for the book fair, and we can't run it without your help! Sign up to work a shift to keep the event well-staffed for our avid readers!

The Book Fair is April 12-13. It will run from 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on April 12 and from 7:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. on April 13. Any time you can give is very much appreciated! Sign up here.

Take note of the classroom visit schedule:

Wednesday, April 12
8:30 - 9:00 - VanderPas and Harding
9:00 - 9:30 - Zahner and Frame
9:30 - 10:00 - DeVault and Ritzman
10:00 - 10:30 - Schuetz
10:30 - 11:00 - Reck and Phares
1:15 - 1:45 - Cook and Williams
1:45 - 2:15 - Meyer-Brunk and Exline
2:15 - 2:45 - Campbell and Gallagher

Thursday, April 13
8:30 - 9:00 - McCabe
9:00 - 9:30 - Madden
9:30 - 10:00 - Dorau
10:00 - 10:30 - Giacalone
10:30 - 11:00 - Moore

Pancake Dinner tickets on sale

Treat the family to Chris Cakes pancakes for dinner before the Prairie Open House! Tickets are $8 per person, with a family max of $30. Purchase tickets here.

We can also use volunteers to help us manage event. If you can,
please sign up to work a shift .

Proceeds go to the Prairie Experience Fund, which helps fund ROAD, Box City, Wildwood, etc.

Cross off dinner and support key programs at Prairie!

Library Fun at Open House

Be sure to stop by the Prairie Library during Open House to begin a  fun adventure of reading and fitness with Mrs. Bosch and Mrs. O'Neal! 

Your children are invited to take a walk through our very own Prairie Gardens while reading and acting out a much loved picture book! Hope to see you at Open House!

Time to pre-order summer plants

Order your summer hanging baskets from Prairie and help support the Prairie Experience Fund, which funds programs like ROAD, Box City, Wildwood, etc.

Prairie has partnered with Family Tree Nursery - we're selling 10" Boston ferns, 10" hanging Impatiens and 10" hanging Geranium baskets for $20 a piece.

You can print out this form  and turn in to the office with payment, or order online here.

Orders are due by May 5, and can be picked up May 12.

Thank you for supporting Prairie!

Carnival wristbands on sale now

The carnival is a fun way to end the school year, and wristbands give you access to all carnival fun and all "the extras." Parents and kids 2 and under are FREE!

And don't forget to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to dunk Mrs. Jones! Purchase wristbands and raffle tickets here

Please email Amy Moore with any questions.

Online Directory                             PTA Committee Contacts
Lunch Schedule                            Global Sponsors
Spirit Wear                                      PTA Membership
Friends of the Library                    Lunch Money Account         
*Newsletter produced by Amy Morgan

Prairie Elementary PTA
c/o Prairie Elementary School
6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
(913) 993-4400

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Events Calendar

Monday 4/10
*ROAD Performance, 9:15

Tuesday 4/11
*5th Grade Kansas Assessments, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
*4th Grade Kansas Assessments, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 4/12
*Book Fair, gym, 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
*5th Grade Kansas Assessments, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
*6th Grade Statues, 12:00-12:45 p.m.
*6th Grade Culture Lunch 12:45-2:00 p.m.
*4th Grade Kansas Assessments, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Thursday 4/13
*PTA EXEC Meeting, Conference Rm, 8:15-9:15 a.m.
*Book Fair, gym, 7:45 a.m.-7:15 p.m.
*5th Grade to Starbase
*JMG, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
*Pancake Dinner, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
*Open House, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday 4/14
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