First Variety Show rehearsal next Saturday, 01/28.
Grades K-3 arrive at 9:00am.
Grades 4-6 arrive at 10:15am.
Be sure to have your permission slip filled out, and bring it with you!
If you have any questions please contact Amy Short: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Special Screening
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-sakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives.
This remarkable new film shines a light on the price young people pay for this “race to nowhere.” High-stakes testing has replaced meaningful teaching and learning. Cheating is commonplace. Stress related illness, depression and burnout are rampant. Many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Attend the Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:30pm screening at Shawnee Mission East in the auditorium and become a part of the grassroots phenomenon that is feeding a groundswell for change.
Prairie Elementary exclusive registration period ends January 31st. Click this link to register now (Free – 4 ticket maximum):
Please note registration will open to the public as of February 1st, 2012.
This film is rated PG13 and intented for adult viewing.
Brought to you by the Prairie Elementary PTA
Everyone is invited to the
ALL SCHOOL PARTY!
Wed, Jan 25th, 6:30-8pm
DJ Kirby will be providing the music and games.
There will be baked items for purchase.
Pictures from the 2011 Prairie Auction are now available for viewing on the Prairie Elementary Auction Facebook page.
Did you miss the fun this time around? I bet these pictures will have you planning on attending next year!
The Variety Show is coming…
Are you practicing??
For more information review the Variety Show Dates & Details.
Don’t forget to turn in your permission slip!
The theme for this year’s Variety Show has been chosen:
The Techno Show
So start planning now!
The Variety Show is Feb. 11, 2012. Rehearsals are Jan. 28th & Feb. 4th.
More details to come – after Winter Break.
This month the focus is on Healthy Holiday Snacks – let’s try adding a few fun and healthy treats to our Prairie Holiday Parties.
Classroom holiday parties are always a big hit, full of festive crafts, fun games and of course sweet treats. With the ample opportunities children get this season to eat sugary things, let’s also remember to include some healthy treats. The classroom parties provide a nice occasion to expose children to good tasting, fun yet healthy treats. Adding nutritious treats to celebrations can help students develop positive attitudes toward healthy food that will carry into adulthood. And better yet, research shows that kids actually choose the colorful fruit when offered the choice.
Let’s aim for a 50/50 ratio of healthy to sweet treats and keep it fun. Some ideas include holiday colored fruit kabobs (green/red apples or grapes), fruit snowmen, use cookie cutters to make seasonal shapes with cheese, popcorn ball snowmen, apples with yogurt dip, granola/yogurt parfaits, pretzels, chips/salsa and trail mix. Be creative, have fun and enjoy a healthy, happy holiday!
Thank you to Heather Rubesch for snapping these great photos at the assembly this morning. All of the kids really enjoyed the show!
On Friday Dec. 9th at 9:00am there will be an all-school assembly featuring Chinese Acrobats. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. This presentation is brought to Prairie by the Cultural Arts Committee. If you have any questions feel free to contact Heather Rubesch at email@example.com.
Panther Paw, Prairie’s student newspaper, will be meeting on Friday, Dec. 2nd, in the art room.
Panther Paw meets afterschool until 4:15. All students, grades K-6 are invited to attend and contribute their stories, pictures, poems, etc.
Come join us afterschool and get published!