The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
May 4, 2016

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Help Us Celebrate Prairie!

Our 150th events will be the perfect punctuation to end a banner year. We want to make sure you know what to expect, how to get involved and what you and your student can look forward to.
Volunteer Opportunities

To make these events successful we need your help! Each grade has been assigned a volunteer category. Click here to find your grade's sign-up. 


150th Spirit Week

  • Tuesday, 5/10 - Prairie Birthday celebration at 2:30 with donuts
  • Wednesday, 5/11 - wear any hat through the century
  • Friday, 5/13 - walk to school dressed as a Pioneer!

5/13 Open House

  • 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.

5/14 Fair

  • We've lined up fun games, demonstrations, live music and a Chuckwagon Supper (bring cash for dinner).
  • Purchase your wristbands ahead of time so kids can have access to all the fun at the Fair!
    • Click here for more information.

End Of The Year Movie Party

Celebrate the end of the school year with Prairie's end of the year Movie Party! Many of you purchased this at the auction. For those who didn't you may order online here .
Bring a blanket or chair - popcorn, cotton candy and drinks will be served. Parents do not have to pay to attend this event

Calling All Future Cub Scouts!

Cub Scout Pack 3291 would like to invite you to join us Monday, May 9th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Village Church (across the street from Prairie) for an inflatable obstacle course, water rocket launches and s'mores!
Kindergarten through 4th graders are welcome to attend to learn more about becoming a cub scout and have some fun!
Pack members will be on hand to answer questions and give you an overview of what to expect.
Email Kory Lewis with any questions.
Help Student Council Gather Canned Goods 

Student Council needs your help! Bring a can or box food item to school this week to help families in need. The donation barrel will be in lobby, and we'll be taking collections all week.
Prairie's Student Council thanks you for making a difference!

Prairie Skate Night Tomorrow 
from 4-6 p.m.

Burn off some energy after a half day of school and skate, skate, skate! Join us at Skate City at 9800 W. 62nd Terr. in Merriam. Dinner special includes a hot dog, chips and drink for $4.25. Admission is $4.50 and regular skate rental is $1. 
PTA Quick Links
150th Anniversary Fact of the Week

According to Edgar Porter, the school was heated by a big red stove in the middle of the room. Half of the pupils roasted while the others shivered. Before leaving at night the pupils put their ink bottles under the stove so the ink wouldn't freeze overnight.
*Newsletter produced by Amy Morgan

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

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Events Calendar

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

5/9- Author visit, 3rd-5th grades, 2:00 p.m.

5/9- 6th grade Olympic Festival, 8:45 a.m.-2:10 p.m.

5/10- 150th birthday party, 2:00 p.m.

5/10- Garden work day, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

5/11- Wear a hat from the last century

5/11- Kindergarten to Deanna Rose 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

5/11- Living Abe Lincoln assembly, 1st-3rd 1:15-2:00 p.m., 4th-6th 2:15-3:00

5/12- PTA meeting, conference room, 8:15-9:15 a.m.

5/12- 2nd grade to KC Zoo, 9:00-1:30

5/12- Panther PAW creation, library, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

5/13- Walk to school dressed as a pioneer

5/13- 6th grade strings rehearsal, Corinth gym, 7:00-7:45 a.m.

5/13- 150th Open House and Alumni Event, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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