The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
April 23, 2017

Garden planting day tomorrow

Spring is here and it's time to plant our garden! Our all-school planting day is tomorrow. 

Here's the class visit schedule:

8:50-9:20am - Zahner, DeVault, Phares
9:30-10am - McCabe, Meyer, Frame, Ritzman
10:00-10:30 - Giacalone
10:35-11:05 - Schuetz, Dorau
11:05-11:35 - Campbell, Williams, Reck

If you're available and would like to help in the garden, please consider signing up to help Dav and his team direct the students around the garden.

Field Day is Friday

It's almost time for Field Day - a day full of fun and games! If you need to double check the time you've volunteered for please click here.

Please check in at the table in the parking lot to find out where your station is - and bring your camera to take pictures of the fun!

Date: Friday, 4/28
Time: Grades K-2 - Morning
         Grades 3-5 - Afternoon

Email Sarah Keller or Kelli Fitzpatrick with questions.

Teacher Appreciation Week coming up

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-4

Help us show our teachers and staff how much they mean to us! We'll be providing lunch that week and will need help with some items. Your Room Parent will be sending a sign-up soon.

We'll also be recognizing all teachers and staff that week. Check your inbox for an email from your Room Parent with details for each day!

Pre-order summer hanging baskets

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!

Purchase carnival wristbands 
by May 1

Join us Thursday, May 11  for the carnival! It's a fun way to end the school year, and wristbands give you all access to carnival fun which includes all games and rides. 

Parents and kids 2 and under are FREE! Purchase your wristbands today before prices go up 5/1!

  • Raffle Tickets - Be sure to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to dunk Mrs. Jones! Purchase wristbands and raffle tickets here .
  • Cake Walk - Calling all bakers - we need cakes for the Cake Walk! Dust off your favorite recipe and bring your cake to the carnival.  Baked goods such as rice crispy treats, brownies, cookies are welcome as well!
Email Amy Moore with questions.
Kindergarten Round-up 
a huge success!

Volunteers make the Prairie world go round. Thank you to all the parents who helped bring Kindergarten Round-up to life:

Heather Minor                               Carol Solenberger
Trisha Stephens                            Sara Dippel
Sarah Welsh                                 Gayle Boyd
Liz Beedle                                     Regan Barrett
Kristin Searle                                Angie McDermed
Kelly Seibert                                 Erin Gustafson
Kate Johnson

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 4/24
*All-school planting day
*7 Habits assembly, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday 4/25
*1st grade to SMS Enviro lab, 9:00-11:45 a.m.
*Hat Parade for students, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday 4/27
*Hat Parade for parents, 2:00 p.m.

Friday 4/28
*Prairie Spirit Day. Wear Prairie gear or purple!
*Field Day, K-2 8:30-11:00 a.m., 3-5 12:40-3:00 p.m.
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