MAIZE unified school district 266
CONNECTING.
LEARNING.
LEADING.

Pray-Woodman Elementary
605 W. Academy Ave.
Maize, KS 67101
(316) 721-0902
The Pray-Woodman Way
October 2020
A NOTE FROM NILS
We look forward to “seeing” you at conferences.

Conferences will be Wednesday, and will be conducted virtually from 8:00-3:30 p.m. Each conference will last for 10 minutes.  

If you have not scheduled your conference yet, please contact your classroom teacher.  

Conference appointments with Music, PE, Library, Math Improvement, Reading Improvement, and Special Education teachers are available upon request.

We will have our Fall Party on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 30. 

Due to current conditions, we will not be able to have a costume parade or have family members attend the party. Parents do not need to provide any items for this party.

Students may bring a costume to school to wear at the party. (Please see costume guidelines below.)  

The costume should be able to be put on over the student’s clothes. 

Students will not be able to leave the room to change into costumes, and they will need to remove the costume before leaving for the day.

Treats will be provided. Parents do not need to provide treats.

We will also play school wide Bingo, and have some other fun surprises for our students on that day.

We are looking forward to a fun day!!!!


Nils Gabrielson
Principal
Pray-Woodman Elementary School
316-350-2603
FALL PARTY
Our Fall Party will take place on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 30. 

Due to current conditions, we will not be able to have a costume parade or have family members attend the party. Treats will be provided - Parents do not need to provide treats.

Costumes should be appropriate for the school environment. Please remember these guidelines:
  • Masks are allowed as long as they provide adequate visibility.
  • Make-believe weapons such as guns, swords, knives, etc. are not to be brought to school as part of the costume.   
  • No makeup or face paint.   
  • Children should not wear their costumes to school.
  • Costumes should be easy to put on over clothing.
  • Children will not be allowed to change in/out of their costumes in the restrooms.  
  • Students should bring their costumes in a sack in the morning - drop offs during the school day will NOT be accepted. 
  • Students will need to remove the costume before leaving for the day.

We will play school wide Bingo, and have some other fun surprises for our students on that day.
A MESSAGE FROM THE LIBRARY
Greetings from the library!  Curious how your kids are choosing just the right book in a safe manner? Kindergarten kiddos fill out a menu each week by circling the topic they'd like to read about. One at a time they sanitize their hands and choose a book from the bin they've chosen. 1st-2nd grade students choose their book from our Destiny card catalog, we take a picture of their choice and fill their order. 3rd-5th grade students choose their book from our Destiny card catalog and fill out an order form with their request. I am personally so very proud of our kiddos for the perseverance they have shown in learning this new and challenging way to get a book. We CAN do hard things!
And on that note, if you haven't seen a library book around your house and notice your child is in need of a book, please let me know how I can help. Contact me at krodell@usd266.com.

VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR COMING SOON! Our in person book fair is moving online this fall. The same great selection will be available. Each purchase goes to help out our library. With the Box Top program change, our book fair proceeds are more important than ever to keep our library stocked with current titles for our kids. Watch social media for book talks and samples of what you can order. Purchases can be made online October 25-November 7 at bit.ly/pwsbookfair2020 . Starting October 25, when you visit the site, each PWS student can enter to win one of six $10 gift certificates towards Scholastic items.  Together we Read and Grow!
2019-2020 YEARBOOKS
There are a limited number of 2019-2020 yearbooks from last year that are still available for purchase. If you would like to purchase one for your child, please send $20 cash or check (made out to PWS) with your student in an envelope marked Yearbook. We will send the yearbook home with your child once we have received your payment.
PTO NEWS

Pies, Pies and more Pies!!
Way to go PWS PRIDE!! Another successful pie fundraiser! Approximately 600 pies were sold,
resulting in a profit of $3,800!! This money will go right back to PWS in the form of spring teacher
grants!!

PWS PTO is in need of a few parent volunteers for our last pie distribution day (October 15th).
Check out the link below for information and shifts. THANK YOU!!

Spiritwear
PWS Spirit wear website is LIVE! Visit https://pws-pto.square.site/2020 to place your spirit wear order. Site will be open until midnight October 25th. Due to our current environment, samples have not been ordered this year and therefore are not available in the office.
Thank you for supporting PWS!

Save the Date!
PWS Spirit Night Schedule
Carriage Crossing Pie Pick Up - Oct. 8th & Oct 15th
Carousel Skate Night - Oct. 20 6-8 pm Cancelled
Papa Johns - Oct. 29th 10 am-11 pm
Chick-fil-A Drive Thru - Nov. 16th 3-10 pm
Chick-fil-A Drive Thru - Jan. 19th 3-10 pm
Carousel Skate Night - Mar. 25th 6-8 pm Cancelled
Chick-fil-A Drive Thru - Apr. 2nd 3-10 pm

With covid restrictions, Carousel Skate is cancelling all their area school skate events. However, to
continue to give back to the community they are having open skate nights every Wednesday from 6-9
p.m. A percentage of the proceeds from these nights go back to their partnering schools.
THANK YOU CAROUSEL for supporting our schools! We look forward to booking PWS skate nights
again in the future!

Get Involved!
It is sure to be a unique school year with lots of changes, but the PWS PTO is still committed to
providing funding and support to the school and staff and we will need your help! If you are
interested in being involved with PTO, please fill out the form below so we can stay connected. We'll
be sending out some emails with volunteer opportunities soon!
Did you know you can support Pray-Woodman while you shop for groceries at
Dillon's or online at Amazon?
Dillon's Community Awards Programs:
Register your Dillon's plus Card with "Pray-Woodman Elementary Parent Teacher Organization" and it automatically donates a percentage to PWS every-time you shop! Our organization number is TH774.
Smile.Amazon.com:
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Pray-Woodman PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Just choose "Pray-Woodman Elementary Parent Teacher organization" when you sign up.
IMPORTANT DATES
10/8 - PWS PTO Carriage Crossing Pie Pickup
10/14 - Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences
10/15 - PWS PTO Carriage Crossing Pie Pickup
10/26 - PWS Fall Picture Day
10/29 - PWS PTO Papa Johns Fundraiser
10/30 - Fall Party Day
11/16 - PWS PTO Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
11/25-11/27 - Fall Break
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