First Lego League






Do you have a child 9-14 years old? Do they enjoy creating things with LEGOs? Are they interested in robotics? Do they like challenges?

If these descriptions fit your child perhaps he/she would be interested in being on a FIRST LEGO League team in the fall. The theme for the 2012 season is “Senior Solutions.” The challenge will encourage teams to explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her lifestyle – solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit. Teams will research obstacles and then suggest ways to improve the quality of life for the seniors affected. Teams will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values. (For more information go to

Team registration for the 2012 FIRST LEGO League Challenge begins in the summer. We are trying to determine interest now so that we can start organizing before summer arrives.

If your child is interested in being involved with a FIRST LEGO League program or if you would like more information about this activity, please attend an informational meeting on May 2, 2012 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Prairie.

If you have questions before then, contact Donna Martin either by email ( or by phone (913) 677-3829.

NOTE: If there are any parents who have experience in computer programming, engineering, or related fields, we are looking for Mentors for next year’s season. All new teams will require at least one Mentor as our current teams are filled to capacity.

For children ages 6-9 there is a Jr. FLL Please come to the meeting if you are interested in getting your child involved. Junior teams will require at least one Mentor also.




Goodies Needed



Dear Bakers and Prairie Families,

The Book Fair & Bake Sale is scheduled for Mon., April 30 and Tues., May 1. We are in need of individually wrapped/bagged baked items to sell at the Book Fair. Some ideas are gummy bears (big seller – can get at Costco), gummy worms, puppy chow (big seller), brownies, chocolate chip cookies, or any cookies, etc.

Please label your baked goods – if you make something with peanuts, nuts or peanut butter.

If at all possible, it is a huge help to have each item in a separate bag and priced accordingly. Pricing should be as follows: 50 cents for a small portion, 75 cents for a good size portion, $1.00 for a specialty item or large portion, etc. Between .50 and 1.00 is usually what we offer.

This is a 100% profit.  The more the better – we always run out!

A lot of kids come through and want treats throughout the day.

Ingrid and Leslie are asking that they be brought to the gym either on Sunday, April 29 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM or before school on Monday, April 30.

Thank you so much for whatever you can contribute!! The children love to come in and buy treats for themselves and as said earlier, this is complete profit for our school. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Krohn at or 677-7066. Thank you again!!




Screen Free Week


From April 30-May 6, you can join millions of people across the country and participate in Screen-Free Week.  The national annual celebration encourages families to turn off televisions, computers, and video games for seven days and turn on the world around them. Screen-Free Week is a chance for families, children and adults to get active, read, play, create, and to spend more time together.

For a listing of Kansas City organizations offering Scree-Free activities as well as other fun, family ideas, you can visit