Prairie’s Carnival is May 17th!







Prairie’s Carnival is just around the corner.   We have extended the $15 wristband pricing for all students!    Simply log in to your MySchoolAnywhere account here to buy your student’s wristband.  Or return the form that was sent home with your student a couple of weeks ago.

We hope to see you at the Carnival on May 17th!

Field Day is Friday, April 27th!



Don’t forget that Prairie’s much anticipated Field Day is tomorrow, April 27th!  This is always a fun day for the students and this year the weather is going to cooperate.  Please remind your child to wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothes and sunscreen.  K-2nd will do their activities from 8:30-11:00 and 3rd-5th will be from 12:40-3:00.

Village People is this Friday!

Village People is
April 20
Come shop in The Village on the morning of April 20, and support our 6th Graders.
Sixth graders will be working at various shops in The Village. This program gives kids the chance to gain some real world work experience and understand how different businesses run. They will be working at registers, helping stock groceries and serving frozen yogurt-just to name a few jobs.
The shops may be running some promotions to celebrate the event! Make sure to mention that you are from Prairie and that you appreciate their support!
Click here for a list of shops participating in this year’s Village People experience.

Join us for the Pancake Dinner, Open House and Book Fair Next Week

Please Join us next Thursday, April 12 for our Annual Pancake Breakfast, Open House and Book Fair.
Pancake Dinner will be served from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in the MPR. This event is for all students, staff, parents and families! Tickets are $8.50 with a $30 family cap. Tickets can be purchased online or via the order form that was sent home this week (tickets will also be available at the door). The cost includes Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage and orange drink/tea. The deadline for advance ticket orders is April 10. All funds raised go toward the Prairie Experience Fund.
After the Pancake Dinner, stay for the Open House from 5:30 – 7 pm.  where you can visit classrooms and teachers and see your student’s work on display. Then head to the library where you can shop the Book Fair for some new reading material.
If you are able to volunteer for the Pancake dinner, please contact Carol Solenberger.  We are also in desperate need of volunteers during Open House to make the book fair a successful fundraiser. If you sign up during the Open House time slots, you will definitely be given time to visit your child’s classroom. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius to see where you can help.

Happy First Day of Spring!

There are lots of exciting things happening this spring!  Please mark these events on your calendar.
March 30th and April 2nd – No School
April 12th & 13th – Book Fair
April 12th – Pancake Dinner
April 12th – Open House
April 14th – Skating Party
April 19th – Kindergarten Roundup
April 23rd – Big 9 Golf Tournament
April 27th – Field Day
May 17th – Prairie Carnival
 And don’t forget to regularly check our PTA calendar for all Prairie events and activities through the end of the school year.

Mom/Son Prom Canceled

  • Please note that the Mom Prom that was scheduled for Friday has been canceled.  Below are details for the event that will replace the Mom Prom.
    Mother/Son Olympic Throw-down
    Calling all Moms and their Sons! Join us for a fun afternoon outdoors at Prairie. This is a fun event where you will work together as a team with your son in games of brain, brawn and just plain old fun!  This is your chance – show your son what a fun parent you are!! The throw down will take place on the afternoon of May 20 so you have plenty of time to train!
    If you have questions please contact Sally Cook

All for Books Fundraiser This Week

Just a reminder that our All for Books library fundraiser is happening this week (Monday – Thursday).  Please send $1 (or more) with your student each day.  Classrooms are competing to see who can bring in the most money by the end of Thursday!  Each student in the winning classroom will receive a gift certificate good for a book of their choice in our April Book Fair!  All money collected this week will go to our Prairie library.  To add to the fun, students can wear the following when they bring $1.  Thanks so much for your support!!
Tuesday, February 27 bring $1 and you get to WEAR YOUR FAVORITE JERSEY!
Wednesday, February 28 bring $1 and you get to WEAR A HAT!
Thursday, March 1 bring $1 and you get to WEAR CRAZY SOCKS!
Friday, we will celebrate with popcorn in the lunch room AND you can dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character!!


Surprise your kids with an adorable puppy!  He will be visiting school on Friday afternoon!
An adorable, male Lhasa/Chon puppy that your kids have been wishing for will be available for bidding at the auction. Get your puppy just in time for spring and guarantee your “parent of the year” status!
The puppy will be at the auction so you have a chance to fall in love before you purchase. Includes a “puppy starter kit”. Remember it is all for the kids!

Puppy generously donated by Mission Pet Mart

Auction is THIS Saturday, February 24

Purchase your Auction tickets online this week 
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
at the Vox Theater.
Please purchase your tickets online this week. Saturday night, they will be $50 each at the door. Purchase tickets now for $40 each, $80 for a couple.
Best of Live tickets
First come, first serve; only 100 available. $75 each. Right before the live auction begins, one name will be drawn. That person can select any live auction item. Who doesn’t want a puppy for only $75? Purchase Best of Live ticket.
Gangster’s Tour Tickets- Exclusive!
 For $250 you and a guest can  advance purchase attendance at the following events.  Only 10 packages (total of 20 attendees) will be sold.                                 
Animal House- April 7
Cinco de Mayo- May 5
Havana Nights- June 9
Champagne Breakfast- August 17
Street Car Tour- September 15
Adult Trivia Night- November 8
Once again, we will use BidPal, a mobile auction service, which allows attendees to purchase event tickets online, register credit card payment, participate in the silent auction the night of the event and bid remotely. All from your smartphone!
Tavern in the Village after-party
Join everyone for an after party! Tavern will be serving their Happy Hour menu until 11:30 pm.
 For more information, please contact Ashley DeanMegan Lynch or Carole O’Keefe.