The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
March 30, 2016

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Weaving Our Pattern

The 5th graders' 150th Anniversary project is finally coming together. From picking thread to patiently applying the pattern, these 5th graders are helping create an 8-foot area rug that will be auctioned at the May 13th Open House.
An enormous thank you to Erin Arnold, Maura Coleman and Alicia Alferman who have trail-blazed this learning experience for the students. 
Help Work The Book Fair

The Spring Book fair is scheduled for 4/13 from 7:45-4:00 p.m. and 4/14 from 7:45-7:00 p.m. We need your help to make it a success! Sign up  for one shift or two, any amount of help is greatly appreciated!

The Book Fair class visit schedule:
Wednesday,  April 13
8:30am-9:00am - VanderPas and Coleman
9:00am-9:30am - Madden and Reck
9:30am-10:00am - Giacalone
10:30am-11:00am - Phares and Schuetz
1:15pm - 1:45pm - Dorau and Ritzman 
1:45pm-2:15pm - Zahner and Lash
2:15pm-2:45pm - McCabe and Giacalone (buddies)
Thursday, April 14
8:30am-9:00am - DeVault
9:30am - 10:00am - Meyer-Brunk and Exline
1:45pm - 2:15pm - Moore
2:15pm - 2:45pm - Campbell

Check Backpacks Friday For The Plant Sale Order Form

This important fundraiser helps raise money for next year's 6th grade Wildwood trip.  We'll be accepting online and paper orders (turned into office) until Wednesday, April 13 (order online here). 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! Remember to tell your family, friends and neighbors about this great fundraiser!

Get Ready For Our 150th Anniversary Celebration!

It's 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 the 150th Anniversary Newsletter Issue.
Keep Clipping Those Box Tops

We've collected $585 so far this year with this program. That's incredible! It couldn't be easier to help support Prairie. When you're at the store this weekend, keep your eye out for products with the Box Top label, clip them and deliver them to the box in the Prairie lobby!

Click here for a list of eligible products.
PTA Quick Links
Fun Fact of the Week

During World War II, Prairie sold defense bonds and stamps and held adult classes in civilian defense, first aid and home nursing. The PTA sold used school books and new school supplies.
Prairie Elementary PTA
c/o Prairie Elementary School
6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
(913) 993-4400

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Events Calendar

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

4/5- Garden work day, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

4/8- Spirit Wear Day

4/8- 6th grade strings rehearsal, 7:00-7:45 a.m., Corinth gym
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