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MAIZE unified school district 266

Pray-Woodman Elementary
605 W. Academy Ave.
Maize, KS 67101
(316) 721-0902 
The Pray-Woodman Way
February 2019
A Note From Nils
We are proud to announce that Pray-Woodman has been nominated for the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase School Award. PWS has received the award for the past two years.
The mission of CKH is to win each child’s heart by building strong relationships and to lead each child to his or her personal best! 

Our staff is committed to implementing these skills daily in all of our interactions with our students. Please encourage your child to tell you about these things happening at PWS!

  • Greeting students at the door each morning.
  • Creating and following a social contract in each classroom that establishes how everyone should be treated.
  • Good Things-Students and staff share positive experiences and celebrate together daily.
  • Launch-a powerful and meaningful ending to the day

We are committed to building strong relationships with each and every one of our students. We always welcome your feedback and appreciate your support as we embark on this important journey together.

EXCEL with Pray-Woodman Pride!

Nils Gabrielson
Pray-Woodman Elementary School
Title 1 Family Adventure Night, February 25th

We hope that you can join us for our rescheduled Title I Family Adventure Night on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

We have many exciting activities planned for the whole family including:

  • Making reading and math games to play at home.
  • Reading at our special campsite and earning Reading Counts points.
  • Building with Kiva planks.
  • Lego building and robotics
  • Family photos
  • Inflatables in the gym (see photos)
  • Bike Raffle

Families can also purchase a hot dog meal to enjoy at school before starting the activities. Forms are due Friday, February 22nd.
AM Parent Drop - Off

Please be aware that Day Care vehicles that arrive before 8:25 a.m. may be parked along the north curb until the first bell rings.

Pets are not allowed in the
Pray-Woodman building or on the Pray-Woodman grounds. If a pet is brought in a vehicle, the pet must stay in the vehicle.
Pre-K, Kindergarten enrollment night March 28 at Maize High School

If you have an incoming Pre-K or Kindergarten student who will start school at Maize USD 266 in August 2019, please plan to attend our enrollment night,  5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 28 at  Maize High School , 11600 W. 45 St. N. in Maize.
For incoming Pre-K families:  Maize USD 266 is excited to offer Pre-K to all children who live within the Maize School District.
Our Pre-K sessions are at our  Maize Early Childhood Center  on Monday through Thursday and use Pre-K Reading and Literacy curriculum along with developmentally appropriate activities and are taught by licensed teachers. If your child meets at least one of our state's at-risk criteria, there is no fee for the program other than the curriculum fee. If you would like your child to attend and he/she does not meet a criteria, a monthly fee applies.
Spaces are limited! Enrollment is first come, first served.  Learn more by clicking here  or by calling 316-722-3105.
For incoming Kindergarten families:  Please note that arriving early has no impact on your child's building assignment or class placement. 

For more information about Kindergarten enrollment, please click here  or call the enrollment   hotline at 316-350-2050.   

We are happy to report that PWS families sold 802 Carriage Crossing pies which made approximately $5,000 for our school! Thank you again for your support of PWS PTO! We are continuing to work toward our mission of new playground equipment and are about halfway to our goal.

We are also still in need of volunteers to help on distribution day.
Follow the link below to sign up to help.

Pie Pick Up Details:
PWS Cafeteria

Pick-up Day 1 - Student Last Names A-K and PWS Staff Thursday, February 28th 4:00-6:00 pm

Pick-up Day 2 - Student Last Names L-Z Thursday, March 7th 4:00-6:00 pm

Use the front (east) parking lot. Signs will be posted on what door to enter for check in.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the re-scheduled PWS Family Adventure Night where PTO is raffling off a 24 inch, 18 speed, NEXT mountain bike! Tickets will be sold the night of the event and students can also purchase tickets from their classroom teacher. Tickets are $1 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at Family Adventure Night on February 25th. You do not have to be present to win. Cash or check only - checks can be made out to PWS PTO.

Our next PTO general meeting is scheduled for April 2nd at 4 pm in the PWS bandroom. We would love to have you join us to discuss our outlook for the 19-20 school year and many more projects!

Please join us for our remaining PWS PTO spirit nights
Feb 21st - PWS Chick Fil A Spirit Night 5 to 8 pm
April 4th - PWS Chick Fil A Spirit Night 5 to 8 pm
May 22nd - PWS Carousel Skate Night 6 to 8 pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact PWS PTO at: pwspto@yahoo.com

2018/2019 Yearbooks

There are two ways to purchase your 2018/2019 Pray-Woodman Yearbook:

  1. To purchase through Lifetouch, please go to https://yearbooks.lifetouch.com/ or click the box to the left and use PWS Yearbook ID: 3075419.
  2. Sending the order form along with $20 to the Office. Additional order forms are available to pick up in the office.
February 21st
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

February 25th
Family Fun night

February 28th
PTO Carriage Crossing Pie Pick Up
A-K (Last Name) & Staff

March 7
PTO Carriage Crossing Pie Pick UP
L-Z (Last Name)

March 11th-15th

April 4th
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

April 11th
Kdg & 1st Grade Music Programs

April 17th
Parent-Teacher Conferences

April 18th
Parent-Teacher Conferences

April 19th
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