The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
April 27, 2016

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Last Chance To Register!

We still need a couple more players to round out a few teams. If you want to play but don't have a team together - no worries. We have an open spot for you. Registration deadline is noon on Thursday, April 28th.
Early morning volunteers are still needed too. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Brian Tuttle for details.
Date:  Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:  8:00am Shotgun Start
Location:  Oakwood Country Club
Cost:  $140 per player (payable to "SMEF - Prairie Fund")

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week!

Help us show our teachers how much they mean to us!  We could still use help with decorations. Sign up to help here .

Check your inbox for an email from your Room Parent with details for each day!

Scrip Orders Due Monday

Scrip Gift Cards are the best way to thank teachers and staff for a great year. It saves you time from having to buy individual gifts and it's exactly what they want!
You can fill out the Scrips form sent home with your student last week or order online here.

Last Preschool Event May 4th

Bring your incoming Kindergartener to our final Preschool Event of the year, Wednesday, May 4 from 8:30-9:15.
You and your preschooler will get to meet other incoming parents and students and will get to know Prairie's library a little better!

Yearbook Orders Due May 5th

Don't forget to purchase your student's yearbook! Order forms were sent home with students yesterday. You may fill out the form and return it with payment to the office or you may order online  here.

Aren't sure if you've ordered? Check with  Constance Eddy
Our 150th Events Are Almost Here!

We're so thrilled to finally unveil what our team has been working on the past couple years and we want to make sure you are included in every part of it!

150th Spirit Week

  • Tuesday, May 10 - Prairie Birthday celebration at 2:30 with donuts
  • Wednesday, May 11 - wear any hat through the century
  • Friday, May 13 - walk to school dressed as a Pioneer! 

Open House 5/13 (5:00-8:00 p.m.)

  • Tour the school and reconnect with teachers and alumni. Photos will be taken in front of the 1939 Door frame, and entry to the event will be through the garden.
  • Please help us circulate the event invitation to alumni and former Prairie staff.
  • Click here for more details.

150th Fair 5/14 (3:00-8:00 p.m.)

  • We've lined up fun games, demonstrations, live music and a Chuckwagon Supper (bring cash for dinner).
    • Please Sign Up to work a shift or two - we'll need lots of helpers!
  • Enter your best pie into our pie-baking contest!
  • Purchase your wristbands today before prices go up Monday, May 1!
  • Click here for more information.
PTA Quick Links
150th Anniversary Fact of the Week

In 1956, Mrs. Mildred Ross started teaching a Special Education class at Prairie, and two years later five blind children were integrated into four first grade rooms at Prairie - the result of a program designed by the Prairie District. This was the first area program in Kansas for blind children. Mrs. Helen Howe, resource teacher, instructed them in Braille and worked with their teachers to plan individual study programs at Prairie.
*Newsletter produced by Amy Morgan

Prairie Elementary PTA
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6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
(913) 993-4400

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Events Calendar

4/27- 6th grade to "Anything Goes", 8:45-11:30 a.m. Indian Hills

4/27- Chess club, 3:10-4:00 p.m., library

4/28- Prairie Fund meeting, 8:15-9:30 a.m.

4/28- Field Day, 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

4/29- Spirit Wear Day

4/29- 3rd grade to Ernie Miller, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

5/2- Golf tournament, Oakwood Country Club

5/2 - Teacher Appreciation - Bring Thank You Note

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

5/3 - Teacher Appreciation - Bring Book for Teachers (new or gently used)

5/4 - Teacher Appreciation - Specialty Surprise Day (see room parent email)

5/4- Preschool activity, 8:30-9:15 a.m.

5/4- First grade 150th program, 2:00-3:00 p.m., gym

5/5 - Teacher Appreciation - Favorite Things Day (see room parent email)

5/5- Early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.

5/5- Skate night, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Skate City

5/5 - Yearbook orders due

5/6- No school
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