The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
Sept. 11, 2016

Art in the Garden is this Friday 

Our lovely annual garden event is this Friday from 3:30-7:00 p.m. We can still use your donations in the lobby so we have enough supplies for all the kiddos!

You may drop these items off in the buckets located in the school lobby:
  • cardboard tubes from toilet paper, gift wrap or paper towel rolls
  • Beads
  • Bells
  • google eyes
  • old silverware or trinkets that could hang as a chime
  • smaller pieces of scrap wood
And don't forget to bring cash for dinner! Proceeds from food and drink go toward 5th grade's fundraising for their 6th grade year (Wildwood, Village People, etc.).

Click here to learn more about Art in the Garden. Please email Vanessa Reese with any questions.

Trash bag sales due Friday

Everyone needs trash bags right? Well, purchase them through Prairie and you can support your child's education. Of the $11.00 per roll, Prairie gets $4.40 .

Stock up on kitchen trash bags, utility trash bags and yard waste bags. Orders are due this Friday for delivery by 9/30.

Order them here or fill out this form and return with payment to Prairie.

5K registration price increases 9/17...sign up now!

The 5K is one of Prairie's two largest fundraisers and directly funds our Reading Specialist, School Counselor and Spanish Program. When you register for the 5K, you are helping us keep these resources at Prairie!

Register here before prices increase to $30 on 9/17 .

And, get your student ready to tackle the Prairie 5K or 1 mile Fun Run by participating in Running Club. Participants must be registered for the 5K or Fun Run.

Running Club meets after school from 3:15-4:00 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, 9/13
  • Thursday, 9/15
  • Tuesday, 9/20
  • Thursday, 9/22
Make sure your student has running shoes and a water if he/she is participating.

Running Club or not, please consider registering today - every dollar earned supports Prairie!

Please contact
Liz Beedle  with questions.

3rd and 6th grade class parties this week

The Auction is Prairie's largest fundraiser of the year, and it kicks off with individual class parties. These parties are a great way to meet other parents in your student's grade, and helps jump start the fundraising process.

Be watching your email for an evite with specific details for your party (be sure to check your SPAM folder just in case the email isn't delivered).
  • Kindergarten -  9/30,  Sara & Jason Dippel
  • 1st Grade -  10/22, Christy & Charles Sanders
  • 2nd Grade -  10/8, Gabrielle & Joe Beam
  • 3rd Grade -  9/16, David Zugelder & Jennifer Cuscino
  • 4th Grade -  10/1, Rachel & Colby LaHue
  • 5th Grade -   9/24, Lindsey & Scott Rosemann
  • 6th Grade -   9/17, Susan & Chris Giffin
Click here to learn more about the auction and grade level parties.



*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

9/13 Tuesday
* Chess Club, Library 3:15-4:00 p.m.
* Running Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
* Lego League, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

9/14 Wednesday
Garden work day, 3:10-4:00 p.m.
* Girls on the Run, 3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

9/15 Thursday
* Author visit Margaret Peterson, 4th-6th grade
*Running Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
* Lego League, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

9/16 Friday
* Girls on the Run,
Right after school (will be shortened for Art in the Garden)
* Art in the Garden, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
*3rd grade parent party

9/17 Saturday
*6th grade parent party

9/18 Monday
*Booster seat checks, K-2nd grade

9/20 Tuesday
*4th grade trip to Ernie Miller, 8:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
*Running Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
*Lego League, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

9/21 Wednesday
*Author visit Loren Long, K-2nd grade
*Garden work day, 3:10-4:00 p.m.
*Girls on the Run, 3:15-5:00 p.m.

9/22 Thursday
*Picture day
*Student Council, 3:10-4:00 p.m., gym
*Running Club, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
*Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 3:30-8:30 p.m.
 *Lego League, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

9/23 Friday
*Girls on the Run, 3:15-5:00 p.m.

9/24 Saturday
*Prairie 5K/Fun Run, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
*5th grade parent party
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