Holiday time is here!


Winter parties are Tuesday, 12/20 – right after the holiday sing-a-along.

Be sure to check sign-ups to see if there’s anything you need to bring, and make sure you’re aware of any allergies in your student’s classroom.

Lastly, be sure to take lots of pictures and load them to your classroom folder on Shutterfly! Contact us if you need the username and login.

Enjoy next week’s festivities!

Polar Express Movie Night


Enjoy a night of shopping kid free!!

 The auction committee is showing the Polar Express movie Thursday, December 8 from 6-8:30 pm in the Prairie Gym. Wear your PJs (click here for event flyer).

By purchasing your auction tickets early, you can add on a movie ticket for the showing of the Polar Express for a discounted price of $25 (per family)! 

Note: only children who attend Prairie are eligible to attend the movie.  

Click here, select  “Purchase Tickets” tab and purchase today! 

While your kids are enjoying movie night, head over to The Learning Tree and enjoy “Prairie Night.” The Learning Tree is donating 10% of the profits from any purchases made by a Prairie family during that time. Thank you to The Learning Tree for partnering with us.

If you are not able to attend the auction, your child can still join in the fun at the Polar Express party. To purchase a ticket, go to “Shop Items” tab and click on Polar Express ticket to buy your movie ticket only.

So drop your kids off, in their pjs, at the Prairie Gym while the 6th graders watch over them and you enjoy some holiday shopping time. $5 from each ticket sold to the Polar Express movie will be donated to the Prairie Experience Fund.  

Scrips Orders Due Friday


Take the guesswork out of holiday gifts for the teachers and participate in Scrips!

Donate any amount over $1 to the teachers you’d like to recognize and then they can choose their own gift card.  And while you’re at it, you can order gifts cards of your own for people on your gift list!

Find the order forms in your student’s backpack, fill out and return with payment (checks made to Prairie PTA) by 11/18. OR, you may order online by 11/22  here:

Introducing Prairie’s first Poinsettia Sale!


Prairie has partnered with Family Tree Nursery to offer red and white poinsettias just in time for the holiday season.

These 6″ poinsettias are available for $15 per plant. You can place orders online here, or you can print this form and deliver to school with payment.

Orders are due 11/18, and will be delivered 12/2.

All proceeds go toward the Prairie Experience Fund. Thank you for supporting Prairie!

The Book Fair Begins Thursday!


The Fall Book Fair is almost here! Join us Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 from 7:45a.m. – 4:00p.m.  

Anxious to see what’s available? You can access Prairie’s Scholastic book fair link here. The online fair opens October 28th and runs through November 11th. 

Class Visit Schedule

Thursday, November 3

  • 8:30am – 9:00am:  VanderPas and Exline
  • 9:00am – 9:30am:  Zahner and Frame
  • 9:30am – 10:00am:  Dorau and Campbell
  • 10:00am – 10:30am:  Ritzman and Coleman
  • 10:30am – 11:00am:  Schuetz and Meyer-Brunk
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm:  McCabe and DeVault
  • 1:45pm – 2:15pm:  Cook
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm:  Gallagher and Giacalone

Friday, November 4

  • 8:30am – 9:00am:  Madden and Phares
  • 9:30am – 10:00am:  Williams
  • 10:00am – 10:30am:  Moore

All purchases benefit Prairie’s programming. This is a great way for aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. to be able to support Prairie!

To make the Book Fair run smoothly, we need volunteers! Please sign up to work a shift here.

Join Us at Thursday’s Fall Movie Night


With no school on Friday there’s even more reason to enjoy an outdoor movie at Prairie Thursday night!

Set up your blanket and chairs at 6:00 p.m., bring cash for the chili dinner and sit back and enjoy popcorn and lemonade during our viewing of Hotel Transylvania.

Tickets are $10 per student (parents and children 4 and under are FREE). Purchase tickets online through end of day tomorrow, drop checks payable to Prairie PTA in the office or purchase tickets at the door!

All proceeds go towards the Prairie Experience Fund.

Walk to School This Wednesday

Set your alarm 20 minutes early and plan to walk or bike to school as Prairie participates in National Walk to School Day this Wednesday.
Meet at 7:30 at one of these locations:
  • The fountain island at 69th and El Monte
  • Corner of Mission and Delmar by IHMS
  • Granada and Homestead
There will be parent chaperones at each location to walk with the students. Click here for more information.

Dog and Cat Toy & Food Drive


Prairie’s 6th Grade Community Outreach Committee needs your help providing food and toys for furry creatures.

Bring unopened toys and food for both dogs and cats from 9/26-10/7 to benefit animals at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. The classroom that contributes the most toys/food will receive a Popsicle party.

Our 6th graders are thrilled to help the Humane Society help pets find their fur-ever families, and are grateful for your support!

Support Prairie by Registering for the 5K


State funding for schools continues to decline year over year, making the need for fundraising paramount.

As parents, we need to participate as much as possible in school fundraisers, to help fill the gap that the reduction in state funding leaves. 

The 5K is one of the top two fundraisers at Prairie. Every registration helps fund our Reading Specialists, School Counselor and the Spanish Program.

With your support we can keep providing extra help where our student’s need it. Register here today.