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2019 PTA Reflections

Prairie Families!  Do you have any budding artists in your family? Then let their creativity soar in the 2019-20, PTA Reflections Program.

PTA Reflections was started more than 50 years ago and has become a nationally acclaimed student recognition program that encourages artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based upon this year’s theme “Look Within”. 

Prairie entries are due on October 18, 2019. Contest winners from Prairie will receive a special prize and have their works displayed at the Center for Academic Achievement. PTA Reflection Student Entry Forms and Rules may be found below.

Girls on the Run 2019

Registration opens to girls in 3-5th grades on Saturday, August 17th at 8:00 am. Visit: to register.


  • The first practice is Wednesday, September 11th.  
  • Practice will take place at Prairie immediately after school and will end at 4:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. 
  • Tentative date for our Community Service project will be Wednesday October 9th. It will likely be at Unleashed Pet Rescue
  • Tentative date for Practice 5K is Sunday October 27th at Porter Park 
  • Practice will run for 8 weeks with the season culminating at the Girls on the Run 5k on Saturday, November 9th at Sporting KC Stadium.
  • The end of season party will take place at Prairie on Wednesday, November 13th.
  • There is early dismissal on Friday Sept 13th and no school on Friday October 11th so we will not be meeting on those dates

2019 Prairie Spring Carnival

Join us for the annual spring carnival! This is one event the children look forward to each year. Not to mention, it’s a wonderful way to celebrate the end of another year of hard work for the students! The carnival is an event you absolutely don’t want to miss.

To purchase wristbands please print and complete the document below, or purchase directly through the My School Anywhere store. We look forward to seeing you there!

Prairie’s First Musical: Seussical!

“Seussical” the Musical… Lights!  Camera! Action!

Are you ready to be entertained?  All Prairie parents, relatives, and friends are invited to attend Prairie’s first ever musical.  Our 5th and 6th graders have been working incredibly hard to be ready to perform “Seussical,” and we want to show them our support.  Please save the date(s) as you won’t want to miss this! All performances will be in the Prairie gym.

Fifth Grade

Wednesday, April 24th, 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 25th, 9:00 am

Sixth Grade

Thursday, April 25th, 7:00 pm

Friday, April 26th, 9:00 am

IMPORTANT… Items needed for “Seussical”

Our 5th and 6th grade set designers (and our amazing parent volunteers) are in desperate need of large and medium pieces of Gator Board/Foam Core for set pieces and props.  This is often used by sales people at conventions for displays.  It can be used or new; No worries, we will cover and paint it. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Connor at or simply drop any donations off in the office.  

Spring Book Fair Details

The spring Prairie Book Fair is right around the corner! The Book Fair is open Thursday, April 11th during school hours and from 5:30-7:00 during Open House. On Friday, April 12th the Book Fair is open during school hours. To see when your child’s class will be visiting the book fair please review the list below:

  • Thursday Classroom Visits
  • 8:30 VanderPas
  • 9:00 Exline
  • 9:30 Lash
  • 10:00 Giacalone
  • 10:30 Frame
  • 11:00 Miramontez
  • 11:30 Schuetz
  • 12:00 Tackett
  • 12:30 Ritzman
  • 1:00 Howard & DeVault
  • 1:30 Dorau
  • 2:00 Campbell
  • 2:30 Mansfield
  • Friday Classroom Visits
  • 8:30 Gallagher
  • 9:00 Moore
  • 10:00 Reck
  • 10:30 Meyer-Brunk
  • 11:00 Parn
  • 11:30 Miller
  • 12:00 Thomas

Also new this year is the Scholastic E-Wallet option! Allowing your child to purchase books at the fair without worrying about the cash-handling process has never been easier. Simply create a free account, set a spending limit, and only get charged for what your child spends under your preset limit. Learn more and create an account here.