The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
Dec. 23, 2015

Your Time is the Best Gift you can Give

We say it often, and it bears repeating, Prairie is unbelievably fortunate to have such a wide net of parents who are willing to lend a hand and support our students, teachers and administration. E very single volunteer makes a difference.

One volunteer in particular has given hours, evenings and weekends of her time behind the scenes doing one of the most important jobs - keeping Prairie informed. 

Susan Giffin has pioneered Prairie's communications. She's worked behind the curtain to develop, deploy and track the newsletter, launch Prairie's website and establish and monitor our social media presence.

She's spent upwards of 5 hours a week, every week for the past three years to make sure you know what's happening at Prairie - and she's done all this while maintaining a full-time job and running her household. We are unbelievably grateful for sharing her time with us.

Your time is the greatest gift you can give to Prairie. When you give your time and talents to Prairie, you are helping us create the best possible environment for our children and teachers. 

If you haven't volunteered with Prairie yet, or would like to but aren't sure where, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Parents are our greatest assets and we look forward to having an opportunity to work with you.


The Prairie PTA
Events Calendar

12/19-1/4: Winter Break, School CLOSED

1/6: Chess Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m., Library

1/6: 5th and 6th Grade Math Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m., Rm 221

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

1/7: Prairie Fund Mtg, Prairie, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

1/8: 6th Grade Strings rehearsal, Corinth gym, 7-7:45 a.m.

1/8: Group/Club pictures, Gym, 8:30 a.m.

1/8: Father/Daughter Dance, Prairie Gym, 7-9:00 p.m.

1/11: Competitive Lego League, 6-7:30 p.m., Computer Lab

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

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

1/14: PTA EXEC Mtg, Prairie, 8:15-9:15 a.m.

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

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

1/15: NO SCHOOL, Staff Development