Category Archives: PTA

The Prairie Carnival is May 9!

Prairie Carnival

It’s Carnival time again! Saddle up and get ready for a ropin’ good time.

Check out this flyer for all of the details. Please print it out and send it in with your money to the office or you can order online at Parents and children under four are free.

We will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to throw a pie in Mr. Coleman’s face!!! Download this form, fill it out, and send that back in for a chance to win!!

Play Golf and Help Raise Money for Prairie – A Win, Win!

GolfPrairie Elementary relies on the Annual Golf Tournament as a major fundraiser for our school each spring. We have historically been “best in class” with regards to money raised and active participation in the event.  Unfortunately, as it stands today, we are last out of the nine participating schools in players signed up and sponsors committed. We trust that Prairie is simply a little slow coming out of winter hibernation, and we expect to see a HUGE push these last four weeks prior to the event. Please reach out to us directly at (913.209.7265) (913.375.8466) with any questions.

Golfers – We have 18 open spots for play. Foursomes are encouraged, but individuals are welcome.  $140 per or $560 for the team. Lots of benefits, lots of fun, great course, great food, a chance to win $$$ for Prairie, etc… We can provide additional details to interested parties. Or, ask a previous participant, their reference should be enough.

Sponsors – We are asking for $500 per dedicated hole sign. There will be 10-15 major sponsors from each of these schools:

  • Belinder
  • Highlands
  • Westwood View
  • Kansas City Christian
  • Trailwood
  • Corinth
  • Briarwood
  • Brookwood

Lexus usually steps up and sponsors the hole in one contest. Waterway Car Wash and Titleist have been gold sponsors over the years also. With your sponsorship, I will display a logo of your choice (8.5 x 11) on a sign to be placed in a prominent location on a tee box.  Signs will remain up each day of the event to be hosted at Milburn Country Club, on April 14th, 28th and May 5th. Needless to say, many people are excited at the advertisement potential associated with reaching men and women that reside within Leawood, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Westwood Hills, Reinhardt Estates, Town & Country, PV, Fairway, etc. Of course you may also donate anonymously if that is your choice or simply donate on behalf of your family rather than your firm.

Thank you to the following sponsors on-board at this point:

  • Elite Sports Medicine
  • Taylor-Made Team
  • Palmer Electric Company
  • MO Bank
  • H&R Block Bank
  • Carroll Seating

We look forward to all the momentum that lies ahead. We can only go up.

Warmest regards,

Jamie Dailey (Golf Chair)  and Brian Tuttle (Chair Elect)

Pre-ordering Open for Prairie Plant Sale

plant-sale-logoLast week your child should have brought home the 4th annual plant sale order form along with postcards to get the word out to your neighbors, friends and family.

Here is the 2014 plant sale order form and the plant sale flier giving you all of the details and deadlines. We encourage you to order online at if at all possible, otherwise you can turn in your forms with payment to your child’s teacher by April 15.

Be sure to check out this year’s Garden Packages – Salsa Lover, Tuscan Herb, and Veggie Garden Starter. And we’ve eliminated the guesswork by listing all plants as “shade,” “partial shade,” or “sun” types. All proceeds directly benefit student activities at Prairie, including the annual 6th grade Wildwood trip.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the chairs if you have any questions at all!

Thanks for your help!

Lindsay Ridder & Stephanie Ptacek
Prairie Plant Sale Co-Chairs

Variety Show is Saturday – Order Your Videos Now

Please join us at the school this Saturday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. to see some of the best talent that Johnson County has to offer!


Capture the moment by purchasing a video on disc or flash drive (depends on file size, no DVDs this year) for $20 each. These files are also formatted for iTunes or streaming. More information is available on the variety show video order form.


If you have children that are participating, they 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 Saturday morning. Please label all items. Please take everything home after the show.

See you there!

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.

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