The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
March 23, 2016

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Be Sure to Place Your Preorders for 150th Spirit Wear and our Commemorative 150th Book

Our 150th celebration is just around the corner! Be sure to place your preorder for 150th Spirit Wear , the 150th Commemorative Book and wristbands for the 150th Fair.
Click here in case you missed last week's 150th Anniversary Newsletter Issue .

We Need Book Fair Volunteers

The Spring Book Fair is scheduled for 4/13-4/14 and we need your help to make it a success! 

Sign up here  for one shift or two, any amount of help is greatly appreciated!

Bring Loose Change Next Week to Raise Money for the Library

The week of March 28, we are focusing our Panther efforts on raising money to support our library.  Due to budget cuts, these are much needed funds that will allow Mrs. O'Neal to purchase books and materials.  We are asking students to bring in as much loose change as possible to their classrooms .  Loose change will be collected Monday, March 28 through Thursday, March 31, and we'll see which classroom raises the most funds!
Each student in the winning classroom will receive a gift certificate good for one new book at our April Book Fair !
MONDAY, 3/28-  bring $1 and you get to WEAR A HAT AT SCHOOL!
TUESDAY, 3/29 - bring $1 and you get to WEAR A FAVORITE TEAM JERSEY!
WEDNESDAY, 3/30- bring $1 and you get to BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL!
THURSDAY, 3/31- bring $1 and you get to WEAR PAJAMAS!
On Friday, if we've met our fundraising goal, we will celebrate with popcorn in the lunch room during each grade's lunch time!

Plant Sale is Coming Soon!

With warmer weather around the corner, please remember the Prairie Plant Sale when planning your spring landscaping and gardening. We will once again be offering beautiful flowers and plants to help raise money for to send next year's 6th graders to Wildwood! Watch for online ordering information shortly after spring break.
Plant delivery/pickup is scheduled for Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23.
* We'll have very few plants available the day of pickup, so be sure to take advantage of our easy preordering!

Check Out Our  Spring  Panther Paw Issue

Prairie students are ready for Spring! Flowers, bunnies, warmer temperatures - take a look at all this creativity.
Thank you to Stephanie Meeker and her 6th Grade Leadership Team for keeping these young minds on task.
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Fun Fact of the Week

Prairie's one room schoolhouse was large compared to others of its time, measuring 60 ft. long by 40 ft. wide. According to Edgar A. Porter, it was called the "Crooked School" because the building leaned slightly to the north. 
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Events Calendar

3/24- JMG, 3:10-4:30 p.m., art room

3/25- Spirit wear day

3/25- 6th grade strings rehearsal. 7:00-7:45 a.m., Corinth gym

3/25 - Early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.

3/28- All for Books, bring $1 to wear a hat

3/29- All for Books, bring $1 to wear a jersey

3/29- Garden work day, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

3/30- All for Books, bring $1 to bring a stuffed animal

3/31- All for Books, bring $1 to wear PJs

4/1- Spirit wear day

4/1- 6th grade strings rehearsal, 7:00-7:45 a.m., Corinth gym

4/1- Spring and class pictures, gym

4/1- Mad Science, 3:15-4:15, library and art room
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