The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
March 19, 2017

Earn your student a donut party

You generously contribute to Prairie's funding every year, and we want to hear your feedback on what's important to you and your student.

By completing this short survey you could earn a donut party for your child's classroom!

Your responses to this survey will help guide funding decisions for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here  to complete the survey.

Thank you for your time!

Gather loose change for All for Books

Our annual library fundraiser, "All for Books," is coming up quickly!  Please have your child bring as much loose change (or dollar bills) as possible throughout the week of March 27!  To add to the fun, any student who brings in money will get to participate in the following ways:
  • Monday, 3/27 - bring $1 and WEAR A HAT
  • Tuesday, 3/28 - bring $1 and WEAR A TEAM JERSEY
  • Wednesday, 3/29 - bring $1 and COME WITH CRAZY HAIR
  • Thursday, 3/30 - bring $1 and WEAR CRAZY SOCKS
On Friday, if we've met our goal we'll celebrate with popcorn in the lunch room! Each student in the winning classroom receives a gift certificate for one new book at the April Book Fair.

Volunteer at the Book Fair!

It's almost time for the book fair, and we can't run it without your help! Help us 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.

Stay tuned for the classroom visit schedule...

Join us for Chat and Chew!

Prairie's own book club! Join us in the library to discuss a book in each session while eating lunch and  snacking on yummy treats. The book club will be divided by grade level, and your student is responsible for obtaining the book.

Session 1 - Week of April 17
Session 2 - Week of May 15

If you'd like to join, please email Stacey Winfield  or Holly Grummert by March 24.

Click here to view the books and learn more about the program.

Preparing for kindergarten

Parents, mark your calendars for Kindergarten Round-up, Tuesday April 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m..

We'll have activities for your incoming kindergartener while we give parents the download of what to expect the first year.

Please print out and complete the enrollment forms, and submit them to Prairie's office BEFORE April 18.

Items to bring to Round-Up:
  • Certified copy of your child's birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, home contract, lease, etc.)
  • Checkbook (YCare enrollment, School Directory, Spirit Wear, etc.)
Email us 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 3/20
*Classes resume

Tuesday 3/21
*Chess club, 3:15-4:00 p.m., library

Thursday 3/23
*5th grade trip to Starbase, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
*JMG, 3:10-4:30 p.m.

Friday 3/24
*Mad Science, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
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