Category Archives: PTA

Big 9 Golf Challenge Fundraiser, April 28

GolfPlease join us for the the fourth year of this fun fundraising event. All proceeds will go to the Prairie Fund and Kim Bosch for playground sports equipment.

There are eight spots left for potential players and 10 to 12 spots left for on-course sponsorship signs. Sponsors and golfers without children at Prairie are welcome also.  Sponsorship signs are $500 and will be displayed over three days and in front of over 450 golfers.

When: April 28, 2014
Where: Milburn Country Club, 7501 W 69th Street
Time: 8 a.m. tee-off
Cost: $140
What’s Included: Golf, cart, lunch, goodies, etc.
Extras: On-course cash games, Mulligans, beverages, etc.

Contact Jamie Dailey, if interested in signing up or sponsoring.

Prairie Variety Show Rehersal Dates and Details

Wild Wild WestThe Prairie Variety Show is fast approaching! This year’s theme is Wild Wild West.

First rehearsal: Friday, January 24, at 5 p.m. Grades K-3, come to the gym at 5 p.m. Grades 4-6, come at 6 p.m. Please bring at least one parent per act. Sign in and fill out permission slips. Please bring your music at this time. Chip Cooper is able to download and crop music. It should be 2 minutes in length only. You’re free to leave as soon as you perform.

Second rehearsal: Friday, January 31, at 5 p.m. Starts at 5 p.m. The order of the acts will be posted Wednesday, January 29, on the big window in the lobby. This rehearsal is crucial to a great show. It’s the only time we have to make sure we have everything right. We will try to go in the order of the actual show. You’re free to leave as soon as you perform.

Variety Show: Saturday, February 8, at 3 p.m. The show starts at 3 p.m. The ending time depends on how many acts participate. All acts need to report to their assigned seats by 2:30. The bleachers are reserved for the acts and will be numbered. Please bring any props backstage to the crew before you sit down or bring them in that morning. Please label all items. Please take everything home after the show.

Other details
All Prairie students are welcome to be in the Variety Show! If you are singing, please no lip-synching. You may only be in one act. No inappropriate dress or lyrics. Please be courteous to other acts by waiting quietly. Above times are approximate. If acts are unable to make it to either rehearsal please email me so I know you’re still participating. The order of the acts may change before the show.

Looking forward to a great show, the variety show committee: Josilynn Arendale, Charlotte Brock, Hunter Cooper, Wesley Costello, Zaden Deemy, Mia Falcon, Wade Fugitt, Hayden Hampton, Jessica Hickey, Adam Jolles, Gabby Leinbach, Ellie Philips, Carolyn Popper, Evelyn Roesner, Christopher Short, Claire Stiles, Elli Tucker, Emme Tucker, Ben Walburn, Byers Waldo.

Questions? Contact Amy Short at or 236-5958.

Easy and Free Fundraising for Prairie with Box Tops

Box Tops Box Tops is such an easy way to earn money for our school! Just by purchasing Box Tops products, clipping the coupons on the product, and sending them into school, we earn cash that can be used to buy anything we need. You can find Box Tops on thousands of your favorite products, from Big G® cereals to Avery® office supplies. Hanes® T-shirts to Boise® printer paper. Take a look at your cereal boxes, granola bars and other food items for these box tops then simply cut out the box top and send it to school.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Betsy Sheets at

*Download this cool form the kiddos can fill out with the box tops they collect. If you could send these in once full it would be appreciated. There is also a box outside the office for Box Top collection.

Thanksgiving Pancake Breakfast on Nov. 26

The 6th Grade Leadership Team presents…
The Thanksgiving
Pancake Breakfast


Come and celebrate being thankful for our wonderful school and community.


November 26 from 6:45 a.m. until school starts.


Breakfast will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and Tang to drink prepared by Chris Cakes.


Tickets are $7 per person in advance with a maximum of $28 per family.

$8 per person at the door.


Sign up form>> 

Special Guest Day Reservations Due Monday

Special Guest Day (formerly called Grandparent Day) is Friday, November 8!

There are 2 menu options to choose from (listed on the form).  In order to accommodate everyone, we must have reservations with menu choice and payment no later than Monday, October 28.  Your guest is welcome to bring a lunch as well!

Please make checks payable to Prairie Elementary.

If you have any questions, please call Nancy Weeks at 913-271-3610.

Download the form»

Get Your Trash Bag Orders in by Monday — Your Class Could Win a Popcorn and Popsicle Party!

Trash Bag Kids

If each student sells only 20 rolls or bundles of bags, Prairie’s profit will be $30,000! Classrooms having 100% participation or selling 100 bags will win a popcorn and popsicle party! *

Super Sellers
Any student who sells 20 or more rolls, or has $120 donation made on his or her behalf will:

  • Have his or her name announced to the entire school
  • Have his or her picture on the school lobby monitor
  • Be invited to a before-school donut party

Orders are due this Monday, Oct. 28. Distribution will take place on Friday, Nov. 8.

Questions? Please contact Scott Wissel at

*If your family decides not to sell trash bags this year, a $20 donation per student is suggested.

Download the Trash Bag Sale Flyer 2013

Looking for Trunk or Treat Volunteers and CANDY!

Trunk or TreatTrunk or Treat is Wednesday, October 30, and we need your help to make this a spooktacular event!

We need candy and lots of it. A barrel is set up in the entry way for your donations. The classroom that donates the most candy will receive a Krispy Kreme donut party, so remember to write your teacher’s name and grade on the bag.

We also need volunteers to hand out the candy, so get creative and decorate your trunk or tailgate. Volunteers please contact Shelley Asselin at

Your Donations for the Auction can Come in all Shapes and Sizes!

Hoedown Downtown

We need your help!

Please take a few minutes to see if you have or could solicit something that would fit into one of these categories as Prairie Auction items to help support your children’s education.

 Individual donations:  Do you have a talent, do you make something, do you own your own business? Would you like to make a personal donation of cash?

 Retail Donations: Any retail store gift certificates or donated items that you purchase, or get donated, contact us or drop them off in the office!

 Entertainment:  Do you have season tickets to the theater, sports events, musicals, zoo, pools, clubs?

Travel and Leisure:  Do you or someone you know own a vacation property, access to hotel stays, transferrable airline miles, or anything travel related to donate?

 Sports:  Do you have any sports memorabilia, signed or unsigned, camps, sideline passes, anything to do with sports?

Party Central: Are you are willing to host a party to donate at the auction or be a host home for the Progressive Dinner, please contact Amy Nunnelee!

 For all donations, please contact Tessie at or by phone at 913-638-7753 by October 15.

All donations must have a donation form with them. Thank you!

Art in the Garden is Friday

Friday, October 4, 4-6 p.m.
Prairie Garden

Bring the family and join us for Prairie’s UNIQUE Art in the Garden event – held in Prairie’s very own garden!

This event will feature many fun “hands-on” art projects for the kids, a food truck with dinner options for sale and great companionship with Prairie Families.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer at this wonderful event, please contact