The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
August 28, 2016

Art in the Garden Supplies 

Our lovely annual garden event,  Art in the Garden, is September 16th from 3:30-6:00 p.m . We need your help gathering supplies so our students can create their masterpieces!

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

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

5th Grade Fundraising

Prairie has a long-standing tradition of offering its 6th graders opportunities that help transform them from elementary students to middle schoolers. 
  • They develop teamwork and relationship-building skills at Wildwood (a 4-day outdoor adventure camp)
  • Learn entrepreneurship through Village People (where they work businesses in the Village) 
  • Collaborate with classmates to develop their "brand" (commemorative t-shirts). 
  • The year ends with a reception honoring their time at Prairie.
What makes this incredible year possible? YOU. Fundraising is the the only way we can afford our 6th graders these opportunities .

This year you'll see the following fundraisers promoted. We encourage you to participate in them if you can, to help our 5th graders fund their 6th grade year:
  • Dinner/drinks at Art in the Garden
  • Pancake breakfasts
  • Scrips gift cards 
  • Plant Sale 
If you're a 5th grade parent and would like to volunteer please contact Andree Debauge-Dailey .

Thanks for Dining at Chipotle!

We're so grateful to everyone who participated in the Chipotle Dining Out Night - we earned $998.13!

Pat yourselves on the back for supporting Prairie just by having dinner. And thank you to Kate Sullinger for planning the event.

Keep watching the newsletter for future Dining Out Nights to help us keep earning money for our students!

Register the Family Today!

This is one of our biggest fundraisers and helps fund our School Counselor, a Part-time Reading Specialist and our Spanish program. It's a fun family-friendly event with something for everyone. Register 

  • It's a certified 5K race course with timing chip - you can run or walk the course.
  • If the 5K isn't your speed - walk or run the 1 mile Fun Run.
  • Strollers are welcome!
  • Enjoy activities during and after the run
And, help your student prepare by participating in Running Club. All grade levels are welcome.  Participants must be registered for the 5K or Fun Run to participate - you can register here.

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. Please contact Liz Beedle with questions.

New  Spirit Wear On Sale Now

There are five different shirt options to choose from that celebrate our Panther mascot, the Prairie "P" and 66 (a reference to 1866 - the year Prairie started).  

All shirts can be ordered online. To receive your shirts tax and shipping free, select ship to school AND PUT THE NAME OF YOUR OLDEST CHILD'S TEACHER IN THE COMPANY NAME LINE.

Click  here  to order your shirts! If you are unable to order online, please contact Ashley Dean.

*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

8/30 (Tuesday)
Lego League, 3:30-5:30 p.m .

8/31 (Wednesday)
* Garden work day, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

9/1 (Thursday)
* Lego League, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

9/2 (Friday)
* Prairie Fund Mtg, Conference Rm, 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

9/5 (Monday)

9/6 (Tuesday)
* Lego League, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

9/7 (Wednesday)
* Garden work day, 3:10-4:00 p.m.

9/8 (Thursday)
* PTA EXEC Board Meeting, Conference Room, 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
* Lego League, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
* Junior Master Gardeners, 3:10-4:30 p.m.

9/9 (Friday)

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)
* 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.
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