One Book One School Week

It’s One Book One School week!

We are so excited to celebrate One Book One School this week in the library and classrooms! The children have been enjoying reading the book at home and in the library. “The Wild Robot” is a story about Roz, the robot, and her experience on an island inhabited by wildlife.  Roz learns to befriend the wildlife while learning kindness, survival-ism, and the meaning of family.  

The week’s activities are as follows:

Monday- Bookmark Contest begins
Tuesday- Pick up your trivia sheet in the library
Wednesday- Be sure to check out the estimation jar & put your guess in
Thursday- wear a robot shirt if you have one
Friday- Winners announced on the announcements

Scrip Gift Cards Make Shopping Easy

Show your appreciation this holiday season for those who make Prairie such a wonderful school through the gift of Scrip gift cards!  Gift any amount to anyone on Prairie’s amazing staff to say Thank You. Teachers and staff will then be able to choose which gift card they would like to have. Each card will include the names of the participating families. In addition to being convenient, Prairie receives a percentage of the gift card amount at no additional cost for the parent or the teachers/staff!
Purchase gift cards as presents, or for your everyday needs.  Prairie earns an average of 8 percent for dining out or 4 percent for home improvement when using Scrip gift cards.  Please look here for more specifics on the percentage earned with each individual card. 
To order gift cards or contribute to the teachers’ gift, please return the completed order form with a check made payable to PRAIRIE PTA. Or donate to the teacher’s gifts online through your My School Anywhere store. Cards will be sent home prior to winter break in your child’s backpack unless other arrangements have been made.


Thank you for supporting this fundraiser!
Questions?  Please email Meg Kroening or call 913-406-6567.

Prairie Fund Survey – VOTE NOW!!

We are grateful to have such an engaged, supportive Prairie community.  As discussed at last Thursday’s State of the School meeting, Mrs. Jones’ presentation is attached.  Data shared by parents during Q&A, as well as additional information shared following the meeting can be found at the link below.  Given the amount of information the Prairie Fund received, we created a place where Prairie families can share different perspectives.  Please review this information prior to taking the survey.

Based on the data shared and the anticipated Prairie Fund fundraising goal of $112,000, please complete this quick, anonymous, two question survey.  We’d like to know which Prairie Fund supported positions you think will best enhance educational programming next school year. 
The survey will be live until Friday, November 3rd at 5:00pm.  Be sure to complete the survey prior to the deadline.  We value your input and we hope everyone will respond.
Thank you again for your participation.  Your donation’s make these opportunities possible.

Thank you!

The Prairie Fund

Movie Night Under the Stars this Friday!

Wreck It Ralph Charicters
Join us for a movie night under the stars! Bring your blankets and chairs and set up your spot in the back parking lot around 6:45. The movie will start at 7:00 pm!
*Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
*Movie: Wreck-It Ralph
*Time: 6:45-9
*Price: $15/student
*Parents and kids under kindergarten are FREE!
We’ll provide FREE popcorn and drinks! If you didn’t already buy tickets at the auction you can order tickets here.
***Note that this is not a drop off event.  Parents please stay at the movie with your children***