The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
May 11, 2016

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Our 150th Week is Underway!

This week has already gotten off to a great start - here's what you need to know for the rest of the week:
150th Spirit Week:
  • Today - Living Abe Lincoln assembly:
    • Grades 1-3 - 1:15-2:00 pm, Grades 4-6 - 2:15-3:00 pm
  • Friday, 5/13 - walk to school dressed as a Pioneer! There are two meeting points:
    • 69th St. and Oxford (fountain)
    • Granada and Homestead in Indian Fields
5/13 Open House:
  • Photos will be taken in front of the 1939 Door frame, and entry to the event will be through the garden.
    • The front doors will be reserved for handicapped entry.
  • Parking will be available in the back lot, the spaces by the soccer field, the SOUTH lot of Village Church and surrounding street. PLEASE SAVE SPOTS IN CIRCLE DRIVE FOR SENIORS.
  • Due to the size of this event, we need your help to manage traffic flow. Please keep a watchful eye on small children.
  • Click here for more details.
5/14 Fair:
  • To make this event successful we're going to need your help! Each grade has been assigned a volunteer category - click here to find your grade's sign-up.
  • We've lined up fun games, demonstrations, live music and a Chuckwagon Supper (bring cash for dinner).
  • Purchase your wristbands before END OF DAY TODAY.
  • Enter your pie into our pie-baking contest! Bring your pie to the Fair with this form.
  • See menu options here.
  • Click here for more information.

Last Panther Paw Meeting Tomorrow! 

Stop by the library after school tomorrow (5/12) from 3:15-4:00 pm and help us design the last Panther Paw edition of the school year! Just bring your creativity and we'll help you do the rest!

Join Us Next Week For Our Recognition Assembly

Join us in the gym, Tuesday, 5/17 at 2:30pm to honor our Teacher of the Year, Volunteers of the Year, our 6th graders and outgoing Prairie Families. All parents and families are invited to attend. We're so thankful to all the parents, teachers and staff that help make Prairie the special place it is - please join us to recognize a few of these outstanding individuals!

Farewell Reception for Connie Carlyle and Fielding Norton 

Please join us Tuesday, 5/17 at 3:30pm in the Library to celebrate Connie Carlyle, Resource Specialist, for her 15 years at Prairie (and 28 with the District) and Fielding Norton, Para, for his 12 years at Prairie (and 22 with the District). We truly appreciate both these talented and caring individuals and all they have given to Prairie.

End Of The Year Movie Party

Celebrate the end of the school year with Prairie's end of the year Movie Party! It is May 23 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Many of you purchased this at the auction. For those who didn't you may order online here .
Bring a blanket or chair - popcorn, cotton candy and drinks will be served. Parents do not have to pay to attend this event. 

School Supplies On Sale Now

It's hard to think about next year's school supplies when the school year isn't yet over - but order now and it's one less thing you have to do in August!

Look for order forms in your student's backpack this week - or you can also order online  here (school ID is PRA009).

Paper orders are due by Monday, May 23rd (checks can be made payable to Prairie PTA) and online orders are due by June 12th.

Contact  Kerri Bell-Jones with questions.

PTA Quick Links
150th Anniversary Fact of the Week

In 1948, the north side of Prairie was still farmland. Children assigned to the rooms on the north of the school considered themselves fortunate. About 3:00 every afternoon, the cattle pastured in the field to the north of the school came down to a big tank for water - this ritual was always fun to watch.
*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

5/11- Wear a hat from the last century

5/11- Kindergarten to Deanna Rose 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

5/11- Living Abe Lincoln assembly, 1st-3rd 1:15-2:00 p.m., 4th-6th 2:15-3:00

5/11- Rain Day for 6th grade Olympic Festival, 8:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

5/12- PTA meeting, conference room, 8:15-9:15 a.m.

5/12- 2nd grade to KC Zoo, 9:00-1:30
5/12- Panther PAW planning meeting, 12:40-1:05, 6th grade classrooms

5/12- JMG, art room, 3:10-4:30 p.m.

5/12- Panther PAW creation, library, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

5/13- Walk to school dressed as a pioneer

5/13- 6th grade strings rehearsal, Corinth gym, 7:00-7:45 a.m.

5/13- 150th Open House and Alumni Event, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

5/14- 150th Fair, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

5/16- 6th grade Live Statues, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

5/16- 6th grade International Luncheon, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

5/17- Panther PAW design meeting, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

5/17- Retirement reception, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

5/18- Kindergarten end of year program, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

5/19- 3rd grade field trip, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

5/19- 6th grade recognition, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

5/20- Spirit Wear Day

5/20- 6th grade party, 6:30-9:00 p.m., gym

5/23- Last day of school, 12:30 p.m. dismissal

5/23- Movie night, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
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