2016 Snowball Project
a Huge Success!
Our Prairie families and staff really stepped up and are providing Operation Breakthrough families with a holiday to remember. Thank you so much to everyone that participated. Your generosity is extraordinary! Together, we collected close to 200 gifts and meal donations, plus 60 rolls of wrapping paper! Amazing.
Special thanksto the 6th grade leadership community outreach committee that took charge and gave so much of themselves, the 6th grade teachers for giving them time out of class to run the show, plus Seretha Fisher and Ellen Schulte in the office and Lori O'Neal in the library for letting the overwhelming amount of gifts invade their spaces.
Use Amazon Smile For Purchases
Prairie is now listed among the charitable organizations in the Amazon Smile program. When you start your Amazon shopping here
, 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchase is donated back to Prairie.
Every time you shop on Amazon, follow this link
to access the Smile Portal for Prairie. OR, use the Amazon Assistant Browser Toolbar add-on every time you order to make sure Prairie gets the proceeds. Prairie Elementary PTA should appear directly beneath the search toolbar:
It couldn't be easier to support Prairie while getting your holiday shopping done!
Learn more about the program here.
Author Ted McCanna visit
Prairie K-2 students will be meeting author Ted McCanna in an author event at our very own Prairie Library December 13.
Mr. McCanna will be promoting his new book "Bitty Bot." This lively story about a rambunctious little "bot" is getting wonderful reviews!
Be watching for Rainy Day Book fliers to come home with your child as you will have the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of the book.
Please contact Mrs. O'Neal with any questions you might have. Happy Reading!
Father-Daughter Dance January 6
Get ready dads! The Father-Daughter Dance is
January 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of fun at Prairie, including a DJ, photo booth, snacks and lots of dancing!
Tickets are $20 per person when you purchase in advance (cap at $60).
Tickets will increase to $25 per person at the door.
If you didn't purchase the party at last year's auction you can order online here, drop off your payment in the office, or purchase tickets at the door.
Auction tickets for sale
The auction is Prairie's biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund the school counselor, reading specialist and Spanish program. By purchasing your ticket, you are helping support these Prairie "extras."
Purchase your tickets today and join us for a night of fun
Saturday, February 25 at the Vox Theater
It's quick and easy to purchase your tickets - just click here.
To learn more about the auction click here.
Grade level baskets for the auction
We can't have an auction without item donations! Each grade level contributes a themed basket for the auction. Here are the themes and contacts for each class:
K-Little Tot basket
- Libby Pfeiffer
- Jessica Perbeck
- Kristen Anderson
3rd- Legos Basket
- Nicole Clifford
- Rachel LaHue
5th- Family Game Night
- Sarah McKee and Jill Sides
6th- Adventure Basket
- Merrit McShane
Please consider donating to your child's grade level basket. If you prefer not to shop, you can donate money toward purchasing basket items. No amount is too small or too big.
If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Bacon or Betsy Ordonez.
*Newsletter produced by Amy Morgan
Prairie Elementary PTA
c/o Prairie Elementary School
6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
*Ted McCanna author visit, K-2, 9:00 a.m
*Lego League, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
*Skating party, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*5th & 6th grade choir to Crown Center, 10:15 a.m.
*Math club, 6th grade/pre-algebra, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
*Hot chocolate stand, 3:10 p.m.
*StuCo to Brighton Gardens, 3:30-4:00 p.m.
*Lego League, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
*Band, strings & choir assembly, 10:00 a.m.
*Hot chocolate stand, 3:10 p.m.
*School sing-a-long, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
*Winter classroom parties, 2:15-3:00 p.m.
*Chess club, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
*Early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 12/22-Monday 1/2
Winter break, office closed
No school, teacher workday