The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
Jan. 8, 2017

Buy your auction tickets!

Purchase your tickets today and join us for a night of fun Saturday, February 25 at the Vox Theater . It's quick and easy to purchase your tickets - just click here .

The auction is Prairie's biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund the School Counselor, Reading Specialist and the Spanish Program. By purchasing your ticket, you are helping support these Prairie "extras."

To learn more about the auction click here.

"Best of the Live Auction" Raffle Tickets
This year's live auction will kick off with a raffle drawing where one lucky winner will get to choose the "Best of the Live Auction." The winner will receive his or her choice of one of our fantastic Live Auction items - which often retail for over $1,500. Once the winner selects his/her live auction prize, that item will be removed from the Live Auction and will not be available for bid.

Act fast! Only 100 tickets have been made available prior to auction night for this wonderful prize. Tickets are $75 each. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until they are sold out.

NOTE: You must be present at the auction to win the "Best of Live" raffle.

Grade Baskets for the Prairie Auction
Please consider donating to your child's grade basket. If you prefer not to shop, please consider a monetary donation which will go toward purchasing fun items for the baskets. Each basket will be auctioned off at the Prairie Auction.

Last year, every basket sold for between $300-600. No amount is too small or too big. All the money raised at the auction helps fund our counselor, reading specialist and the Spanish program.

Each grade has it's own theme for the basket. See below for the themes and contacts for each class:

  • K- Little Tot basket - Libby Pfeiffer
  • 1st- Star Wars - Jessica Perbeck
  • 2nd- Super Heroes - Kristen Anderson
  • 3rd- Legos Basket - Nicole Clifford
  • 4th-Tailgate Basket - Rachel LaHue
  • 5th- Family Game Night - Sarah McKee and Jill Sides
  • 6th- Adventure Basket - Merrit McShane

If you have any questions about class baskets, please contact Shelley Bacon or Betsy Ordonez .

Ads for Dads is Jan. 19!

Time to Get Your Act Together

This year's Variety Show is scheduled for Thursday, 2/2 at 6:30 with an "Around The World in 80 Days" theme!

All students are welcome to participate! Singing, dancing, instrument-playing, hula-hooping - anything goes! 
  • Each act must be under 3 minutes. 
  • Please email Meghan Black:
    • The name of your act
    • Type of act it is
    • List of students participating 
    • Any music that needs to accompany your act 
Mark these key dates on your calendar:
  • 1/20 tryouts 
  • 1/27 dress rehearsal 

Calling all future kindergarteners!

Have an incoming kindergartener? Make sure you've registered with the office. You can also get a jumpstart on paperwork by clicking here ( ). Kindergarten round-up is Tuesday, April 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

And don't forget to join us for our preschool events - which are a great way to get your future student acclimated to Prairie:
  • Wednesday, 1/18 from 8:30-9:15 - PE activity
  • Wednesday, 3/8 from 8:30-9:15 - Library activity
  • Thursday, 4/20 from 8:30-9:15 - Art activity

Book exchange set for Jan. 23-26

As part of our One Book One School event celebrating "Because of Winn-Dixie," we will be hosting a book exchange in the library during the week of Jan. 23-26! 

To participate, all your child has to do is bring 2-3 gently used books that they no longer want. Books will be collected in classrooms. In return, during their library class, they will get to choose two new books to bring home! Please feel free to begin sending books during the week of Jan. 9. Please contact librarian Lori O'Neal with any questions.

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*Newsletter produced by Amy Morgan

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

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Events Calendar

Monday, 1/9
ALL WEEK: bring books for book exchange

Tuesday, 1/10
*Chess club, 3:15-4:00, library

Wednesday, 1/11
*Mathletics, 3:45-5:00 p.m., Belinder

Thursday, 1/12
*PTA meeting, 8:15-9:15 a.m.
*JMG, 3:10-4:30 p.m.
*Skating party, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Skate City

Friday 1/13
NO SCHOOL (professional development)

Monday, 1/16
NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday)
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