The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
Jan. 13, 2016

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Ribbons, Curls and Twirls . . . 
Prairie's first Father, Daughter dance was a huge success. A heartfelt thank you to Kelly Seibert for planning every detail to make this event come alive. Julie Chapman spent her evening capturing these sweet moments - click here to view and download photos.

Prairie Skate Night tomorrow from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Admission is $4.50 per person with $1 skate rental. Dinner special includes Hot dog, chips and drink for $4.25.

Join us at 4:00 to burn off some energy before homework time!

Prairie Preschool Event, Wednesday 1/20

Get your preschooler acquainted with Prairie! Join us next Wednesday, 1/20 from 8:30-9:15 for a Music-themed Preschool activity in the library.

Also, if you have an incoming Kindergartener, be sure to register with Seretha in the office to get on the mailing list for information.

The Art Committee needs your help

Mrs. Papineau relies on parent volunteers to scan artwork for Artsonia and hang displays around the school. Ideally, volunteers should be able to spend one hour a week for this role.

If you can spare one hour a week, or every other week we'd gladly accept your help! And Mrs. Papineau would be so grateful for the extra hands. 

Please contact  Michelle Cunningham if you'd like to help.

Rehearsal begins next Friday, 1/22 from 5:00-9:00

If your student is planning to participate in the Variety Show, please email their act to   Meghan Black , and she will email you your rehearsal time.

Important upcoming dates:
  • First Rehearsal: Friday, 1/22 - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Dress Rehearsal: Friday 1/29 - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Variety Show: Saturday, 2/6 - 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Props, music and anything else needed for your act will need to be at rehearsals.  Acts can't be longer than 3 minutes.

Keep watching the Panther weekly for upcoming rehearsal dates and key information.

One Book, One School begins next week

Classes have already begun reading/discussing the book in preparation for next week. Watch the Prairie PTA Facebook page for more details!
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6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
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Events Calendar

1/13: Mathletics, Belinder, 4-5:00 p.m.

1/13: Competitive Lego League, 6-7:30 p.m., Computer Lab

1/14: PTA Meeting, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Conference Rm

1/14: JMG, 3:10-4:30 p.m., Art Rm

1/14: Prairie Skate Night, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Skate City

1/15: NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

1/18: NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day

1/20: Preschool Activity, 8:30-9:15 a.m., Library

1/20: Prairie Spelling Bee, 2-2:45 p.m.

1/20: Chess Club, 3:10-4 p.m., Library

1/20: 4th and 5th Grade Mathletics (Prairie only), 3:30-4:30 p.m., Prairie Gym

1/21: STUCO, 3:10-4 p.m., Library

1/22: 6th Grade String Rehearsals, 7-7:45 a.m., Corinth Gym

1/22: Kindergarten Kaleidoscope Field Trip, 9-11:00 a.m.

1/22: Variety Show Rehearsal, 5-9:00 p.m. Prairie Gym
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