The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
March 26, 2017

Bring Loose Change in THIS WEEK!

Our annual library fundraiser, "All for Books" starts tomorrow! Please have your child bring as much loose change (or dollar bills) as possible. To add to the fun, any student who brings in money will get to participate in the following ways:
  • Monday, 3/27 - bring $1 and WEAR A HAT
  • Tuesday, 3/28 - bring $1 and WEAR A TEAM JERSEY
  • Wednesday, 3/29 - bring $1 and COME WITH CRAZY HAIR
  • Thursday, 3/30 - bring $1 and WEAR CRAZY SOCKS
On Friday, if we've met our goal we'll celebrate with popcorn in the lunch room! Each student in the winning classroom receives a gift certificate for one new book at the April Book Fair.

Volunteer at the Book Fair!

It's almost time for the book fair, and we can't run it without your help! Help us work a shift to keep the event well-staffed for our avid readers!

The Book Fair is April 12-13. It will run from 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on April 12 and from 7:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. on April 13. Any time you can give is very much appreciated! Sign up here.

Stay tuned for the classroom visit schedule...

Don't forget about Amazon Smile

Remember to log in to Amazon Smile before you make Amazon purchases. A percentage of every purchase goes back to Prairie. Just click here  and purchase away!

Thanks for your support!

Preparing for kindergarten

Parents, mark your calendars for Kindergarten Round-up, Tuesday April 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m..

We'll have activities for your incoming kindergartener while we give parents the download of what to expect the first year.

Please print out and complete the enrollment forms, and submit them to Prairie's office BEFORE April 18.

Items to bring to Round-Up:
  • Certified copy of your child's birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, home contract, lease, etc.)
  • Checkbook (YCare enrollment, School Directory, Spirit Wear, etc.)
Email us with any questions!

William Joyce author visit April 3

The library will be hosting Academy Award winning author William Joyce on April 3!  Mr. Joyce is a talented author and illustrator of many children's books including "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," "Dinosaur Bob" and "The Man in the Moon." 

Our 1 st- 3 rd graders will have the opportunity to meet with Mr. Joyce and learn all about his amazing career! We are so excited about this fabulous event! Be on the lookout for Rainy Day fliers to be coming home for the opportunity to purchase autographed books by Mr. Joyce. 

Please contact Mrs. O'Neal with any questions.

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*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

Monday 3/27
*ALL FOR BOOKS hat day
*5th grade trip to School of Economics, 8:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m.

Tuesday 3/28
*ALL FOR BOOKS jersey day
*5th grade Kansas Assessments, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
*4th grade Kansas Assessments, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 3/29
*ALL FOR BOOKS crazy hair
*5th and 6th grade band rehearsal trip to SM East, 8:30-11:15 a.m.
*5th grade Kansas Assessments, 11:15-12:15 a.m.
*Band concert, 7:00 p.m., SM East

Thursday 3/30
*ALL FOR BOOKS, crazy socks
*5th grade to Starbase, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
*4th grade Kansas Assessments, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
*StuCo trip to Harvesters, 3:45-6:00 p.m.

Friday 3/31
*PRAIRIE SPIRIT DAY...wear Prairie gear or purple
*Mad Science, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
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