The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
April 13, 2016

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Book Fair is Today and Tomorrow 

The Spring Book Fair is scheduled from  7:45-4:00 p.m. today and 7:45-7:00 p.m. tomorrow . It's not too late to sign up to work a shift.
Book Fair class visit schedule:
Wednesday,  April 13th
8:30am-9:00am - VanderPas and Coleman
9:00am-9:30am - Madden and Reck
9:30am-10:00am - Giacalone
10:30am-11:00am - Phares and Schuetz
1:15pm - 1:45pm - Dorau and Ritzman 
1:45pm-2:15pm - Zahner and Lash
2:15pm-2:45pm - McCabe and Giacalone (buddies)
Thursday, April 14th
8:30am-9:00am - DeVault
9:30am - 10:00am - Meyer-Brunk and Exline
1:45pm - 2:15pm - Moore
2:15pm - 2:45pm - Campbell

Open House Tomorrow from 5:30-7:00

Visit your child's classroom and see what they've been up to! Mrs. Papineau and her volunteer team have been hanging student artwork in the halls preparing for the event!

Stop in for the Pancake Dinner at 4:30 before the Open House and you've got dinner covered!

Join Us Tomorrow for P.M. Pancakes

Fill up on pancakes right before Open House! Proceeds go toward 5th grade Fundraising, helping students pay for Wildwood in 6th grade.
If you didn't purchase advance tickets, you can still purchase them at the door for $8 per person. The event begins at 4:30, so plenty of time to grab a bite before Open House!
Advanced purchase tickets will be waiting for you at the door. 

Today is the LAST DAY to Preorder

Online ordering is easy at  Remember, we will have very few plants available for purchase the day of pickup, so PREORDER TODAY to reserve your favorites. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted orders

Join Us Saturday  to Clean the Garden

We'll be in the garden this Saturday, April 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to tackle some of the larger projects. Join us for an hour or the whole day and help us get the garden in tip top shape!
If you're planning to join us, please plan to bring some of your own supplies:
  • Rake
  • Lawn bags
  • Garden trimmers (to trim down ornamental grass, etc.) 
Make it a family event! We'll have lemonade and cookies for our hard workers!

Round'Em Up!

It's almost here! Bring your incoming kindergartener to Prairie next Tuesday, April 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. for Kindergarten Round-up!
This year we're asking parents to complete paperwork BEFORE the event . Bring it with you and you'll turn it in as you check in. Below is a complete list of what you'll need for enrollment:
  • Certified copy of your child's birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency (in the form of a utility bill, contract for a home, or a lease)
  • Completed forms listed here:
  • Checkbook (YCare enrollment, Activities Sign-up, School Directory, Spirit Wear, etc.)
Please email us if you have any questions!

Field Day - the Old-Fashioned Way

Prairie Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 28th - and Kim Bosch and her planning team have fun activities that pay homage to our 150-year history!
Stick horse racing, milk bottle toss, sack races - it's the perfect line-up to get these kids in the spirit for our 150th Anniversary week.
Help us create a memorable Field Day experience for our students by volunteering to work a time slot. Click here  to find the sign-up for your grade-level. We need one parent at each station to help us keep things moving.
This is one event you won't want to miss!
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Fun Fact of the Week

In 1926, Prairie boys played baseball twice a month on Friday afternoons with other schools if their lessons were caught up. On one occasion, Corinth boys showed up for a scheduled game and the Prairie teacher sent them home because her students had not finished their lessons.
*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

4/13- Book Fair, 7:45-4:00 p.m., gym

4/13- Chess club, 3:10-4:00 p.m., library

4/14- Book Fair, 7:45-7:00 p.m., gym

4/14- PTA meeting, 8:15-9:15 a.m., conference room

4/14- Pancake dinner, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

4/14- Open House, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

4/15- NO SCHOOL, staff development

4/16- Garden clean-up, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4/18- 5th & 6th grade choir to Crown Center, 10:15-12:30 p.m.

4/18- Skate Night, 4:00-6:00 p.m, Skate City

4/19- Garden work day, 3:15-4:00 p.m.

4/20- Village People Merchant Panel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., library

4/20- 2nd grade hat parade for school, 2:00 p.m., MPR

4/21- 6th grade Village People, 9:30-2:00 p.m.

4/22- Spirit Wear day

4/22- 6th grade strings rehearsal, 7:00-7:45 am, Corinth gym

4/22- Earth Day assembly, K-2nd grade 9:00 a.m., 3rd-6th grade 10:00 a.m.

4/22- 2nd grade hat parade for parents, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

4/22- Plant Sale pickup, 2:30-6:00 p.m.

4/23- Plant Sale pickup, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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