The Panther Newsletter
A publication of the Prairie Elementary School PTA
Week of
Feb. 3, 2016

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That's a Wrap!
Mrs. Madden's 3rd graders were the final group to try their hands at quilting. Altogether, there were roughly 65 quilting squares prepared for the master quilt - well done! Thank you to Tara Freund and Allison Giffin for introducing these students to the art of quilting, and to all our parent volunteers:
Cassie Writz                       Meg Kroening                       Brenda Kotar
Jen Ecklund-Johnson        Grandpa Bustos                  Grandma Searle
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We're Ready for Saturday!

The acts have come together and we're looking forward to sharing all our hard work with you - this Saturday, 2/6 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Performers, please arrive in costume by 2:30 - check in as you arrive. Also, please be sure to notify Chad Wood  if there are any changes/edits to your music.
Some reminders:
  • Bring cash - we'll be selling popcorn for $1 in a Souvenir Prairie Cup!
  • Bring your checkbook - if you haven't purchased your auction tickets yet, you can purchase them before or after the show.
  • We will NOT be selling flowers - please bring flowers if you'd like them for your performers.
Please contact Meghan Black  with any questions.
See you Saturday!

Only Four Days Left Before Ticket Prices Increase!

A few auction reminders:
Act fast! Purchase your auction tickets today because the grade that has the highest percentage of parents with tickets by February 7th will win a hot chocolate and donut party! You can purchase your tickets here here or in person at Saturday's Variety show.
Also, if you have not done so already, please consider making a donation to your class basket. No amount is too small or too big, and your participation at any level is appreciated! If you have any questions, please contact your class basket representative:
K - Arts & Crafts - Angie McDermed / Lainie Reuter
1 - Legos - Lisa Bowser
2 - Campfire - Sally Cook / Nicole Clifford
3 - Legos - Vanessa Reese
4 - Summer Fun - Erin Arnold
5 - Playground sports - Betsy Sheets
6 - Gift card basket (any dollar amount) - Jennifer Ecklund-Johnson
Hurry! Don't be late - purchase your tickets today before prices increase to $50 February 7th
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Tip of the Week

Do you know what MVP training is and why you need it? If you're going to be working one-on-one with students  click here  to determine whether or not you need it.
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6642 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, Kansas 66208
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Events Calendar

2/3 - Chess club, 3:10-4:00 p.m., Library

2/4 - Kindergarten 100th Day Fashion Show, 8:30 a.m., Gym

2/4 - Prairie Fund meeting, 8:15-9:15 a.m. 

2/4 - Ads for Dads, 6:30 p.m., Sully's Pub

2/5 - NO SCHOOL, Conferences

2/6 - Variety Show, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

2/9 - PTA Stakeholder meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

2/9 - SM East Theatre "Cinderella," all grades, 9:00-11:15 a.m.

2/10 - Mathletics regional test (teams only), 3:15-4:00 p.m., room 221
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