March 24, 2017

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Break is FINALLY here!  Whether you're off to sunny places or planning a "staycation" nearby, don't forget to check a couple of things off your list before you go: if you haven't ordered your 2017- 2018 School Supply Kit, take a few minutes to visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com.  And, 5th Grade Girls' Night Out is April 6th - there's still time to help the committee out by preregistering for this FUN event!  We hope everyone has a happy and relaxing Spring Break!


PRAIRIE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: LAST DAY TO PURCHASE IS TODAY 3/24!
ATTENTION: Last day to purchase Prairie school supply kits for the 2017-2018 school year is TODAY, March 24th!  Avoid the shopping hassles and store crowds and purchase your Prairie school supply kits now!  Prices are all much lower than previous years!  Each kit is only $55 and includes headphones or earbuds (depending on the grade), which can cost $20 alone!

Orders can only be placed online via the Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com.  You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Kits will be distributed when school starts in the fall.  Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine


5th GRADE GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: APRIL 6th
Calling all 5th Grade Girls: we have a special night planned for you and your Mom or a favorite lady in your life! On Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Prairie 5th grade girls will get together with Ivy Hall 5th grade girls at Twin Groves for a night of fun!  This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves.  

 

 

Please help the committee and visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to preregister.  CLICK HERE for event info.  Any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.


PARENTS NIGHT OUT: TRIVIA NIGHT - 4/22
Do you love Trivia? Are you craving a fun night out, with no kiddos? Then come to Prairie School's first ever Parents Night Out: Trivia Night at Half Day Brewing Company on Saturday, April 22nd. Doors open at 7:00 pm and trivia starts promptly at 8:00 pm. Prizes awarded to the top three teams! Tickets are $20 per person if you preregister, or $25 at the door. Light appetizers served and cash bar available. Enjoy a silent auction, live auction, and 50/50 raffle. Meet new parents and mingle with old friends, all while helping to support Prairie School. Hope to see you there for an evening of fun and trivia! To preregister, visit Prairie's membership toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com.  

 


TWIN GROVES SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW!
Attention 5th grade parents: it's time to start thinking about Twin Groves! School Supply Kits for your incoming 6th grader are ready to be ordered.  The sale has started and goes through Sunday, April 9th. To order your kit, please go to the Membership Toolkit, twingrovesmspto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check.  Please contact Alisa Seelig with any questions.

 


5th GRADE GUYS' NIGHT OUT THANKS!
Thank you for sharing your 5th Grade guys with us during our 5th Grade Guys' Night Out event on March 16th!  The boys had a great time learning all about Twin Groves, exploring the school during the scavenger hunt, mixing it up during dodgeball and becoming locker experts!  We couldn't have done it without the outstanding parent and teacher support!  Thank you to Principal Jessica Barnes, the Twin Groves Colts panel, our volunteers and to all the dads, grandfathers, uncles and other adults who accompanied the boys during the event!

Your 5th Grade Guys' Night Out Committee: Carrie DeZutter, Michelle Roth and Kari Siegall


DESSERT DAY SIGN UP INFO
The Dessert Day Committee is reopening the dessert day sign up form for our new students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up your student for the future dessert days.


LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! Order at www.prairie.labeldaddy.com and use the special code "PRAIRIE" - you save 10% and Prairie earns 15%.  This is an ongoing fundraiser, so order anytime. CLICK HERE for more information.

 


 

LAST CALL FOR PTO BOARD POSITIONS
Join the PTO! The Prairie PTO Executive Board is seeking candidates to fill the following open positions for the 2017-2018 school year: Co-President, Corresponding Secretary and Member-at-Large. Joining the PTO Board is a wonderful way to get involved and make a difference at Prairie. If you would like to fill one of these great positions, please visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com. Once you are signed up, you will receive an application via email. If you have any questions please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

STAY INFORMED ON FACEBOOK!

Please "like" our Prairie School PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting PTO information throughout the year.  Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know! 

 
 

PRAIRIE PTO DATA MANAGEMENT:
Prairie PTO has implemented an online data management system to allow for credit card payments, more organization and information for YOU!  Soon parents will be able to access ALL forms for the Prairie PTO.  School Supply Kits, Girls' Night Out, Volunteer Sign Up and PTO Board Positions are already featured on the Membership Toolkit.  More 
PTO offerings will be added throughout the remainder of the year. 

 

 

To get started and create an account, head to: prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com and follow the prompts.

You can always find event information and the link to the new portal on our Virtual Backpack


PRAIRIE PTO GENERAL MEETING: APRIL 12th, 7:00 PM @ PRAIRIE
Please join us Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Prairie for our last General PTO Meeting of the year. We'll discuss Board positions for the 2017-2018 school year, committee positions, new fundraising ideas and more. Everyone is invited and we hope you'll attend!


UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale - LAST DAY!
4/6 - 5th Grade Girls Night Out
4/7 - Dessert Day - Yogurtland
4/11 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
4/12 - PTO General Meeting - 7PM @ Prairie
4/21 - Special Lunch - Original Bagel & Bialy
4/22 - Parents Night Out Event

Our PTO Executive board is here to help - visit our PTO webpage for contact information.  If you have any additional questions, please contact PTO Co-Presidents Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

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March 17, 2017

Posted Friday, March 17, 2017


Calling all 5th Grade Girls: we have a special night planned for you and your Mom or a favorite lady in your life! On Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Prairie 5th grade girls will get together with Ivy Hall 5th grade girls at Twin Groves for a night of fun!  This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves.  Please help the committee and preregister by March 22nd. 

Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register.  CLICK HERE for event info.  Any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.


JOIN THE PTO!
The Prairie PTO Executive Board is seeking candidates to fill the following open positions for the 2017-2018 school year: Co-President, Corresponding Secretary and Member-at-Large. These are exciting opportunities to get involved and make a difference at Prairie. If you would like to fill one of these great positions, please visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com. Once you are signed up, you will receive an application via email. If you have any questions please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: ON SALE 2/13 - 3/24
Avoid the shopping hassles and store crowds and purchase your Prairie school supply kits now!  Prices are all much lower than previous years!  Each kit is only $55 and includes headphones or earbuds (depending on the grade), which can cost $20 alone!

Supply kits are on sale February 13th through March 24th.  Orders can only be placed online via the Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com.  You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check.  Kits will be distributed when school starts in the fall.  Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine


TWIN GROVE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW!
Attention 5th grade parents: it's time to start thinking about Twin Groves! School Supply Kits for your incoming 6th grader are ready to be ordered.  The sale has started and goes through Sunday, April 9th. To order your kit, please go to the Membership Toolkit, twingrovesmspto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check.  Please contact Alisa Seelig with any questions.


BOOK FAIR THANKS!
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support our Happy Camper Book Fair last week!  All monies raised went directly back to Prairie's Library and ICT Department, so every book purchased helped give the gift of reading to our students.

Thank you to the volunteers who so graciously donated their time to help make the Fair a success: Jana Bertoldo, Yuko Nakajima and Karen Rothbardt.

Thank you for all the excitement and love for Polly the Porcupine!  We gave out lots of cool pencils, had 12 lucky winners who received free books and raised over $110 to buy new books for "Cradles to Crayons".  See you next year at the Book Fair!

 

Your Book Fair Committee: Karen Abrams, Sulakshana Kulkarni, Keikoh Park and Kari Siegall


DESSERT DAY SIGN UP INFO
The Dessert Day Committee is reopening the dessert day sign up form for our new students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up your student for the future dessert days.


SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, April 11th.  Everything is 10 cents to $1.50 and there are always fun, new items to check out! CLICK HERE for this year's school store schedule.


LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! Order at www.prairie.labeldaddy.com and use the special code "PRAIRIE" - you save 10% and Prairie earns 15%.  This is an ongoing fundraiser, so order anytime. CLICK HERE for more information.


STAY INFORMED ON FACEBOOK!

Please "like" our Prairie School PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting PTO happenings throughout the year.  Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know! 

 

 
 

 

PRAIRIE PTO DATA MANAGEMENT:
Prairie PTO has implemented an online data management system to allow for credit card payments, more organization and information for YOU!  Soon parents will be able to access ALL forms for the Prairie PTO.  School Supply Kits, Girls' Night Out, Volunteer Sign Up and PTO Board Positions are already featured on the Membership Toolkit.  More 
PTO offerings will be added throughout the remainder of the year. 

 

 

To get started and create an account, head to: prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com and follow the prompts.

You can always find event information and the link to the new portal on our Virtual Backpack


THANK YOU MR. CASTRO FOR 37 YEARS!
José Castro, the only Head Custodian Prairie School has ever known, is retiring at the end of this school year.  José has been with District 96 for nearly 37 years and is an invaluable member of the Prairie School family!

Prairie is making a memory book for José and would love for all friends and family from current and past years to contribute.  This could be a short note or even a picture of yourself and how José helped you.  Please keep your contribution to an 8 1⁄2” x 11” format or smaller.  You can bring your contribution to Prairie, mail it in, or email it to Linda Johnson, who will be putting the memory book together.

We would also like to send José off with a gift.  If you would like to make a monetary donation, please feel free to send it to Linda Johnson.  Checks should be made out to KCSD96.  We will get a gift card for José and his family to use as they see fit.  Thank you for helping make José’s retirement celebration as memorable as his last 37 years at Prairie!

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
3/24 - Dessert Day - Baskin Robbins
4/6 - 5th Grade Girls Night Out
4/7 - Dessert Day - Yogurtland
4/11 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
4/12 - PTO General Meeting - 7PM @ Prairie
4/21 - Special Lunch - Original Bagel & Bialy
4/22 - Parents Night Out Event

Our PTO Executive board is here to help - visit our PTO webpage for contact information.  If you have any additional questions, please contact PTO Co-Presidents Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

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March 10, 2017

Posted Friday, March 10, 2017

Our 5th Grade Guys' Night Out event is THIS Thursday, March 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Twin Groves Middle School! We have a fun night planned filled with activities to help the 5th grade guys get familiar with Twin Groves. Preregistration will be open until March 13th, so please help the committee by visiting our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to sign up. We can't wait to see you there!


5th GRADE GUYS' NIGHT OUT - THIS THURSDAY 3/16!
Attention all 5th Grade Guys: we've got a great night planned for you and your Dad or a favorite adult! THIS Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30-8:30 pm., the Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys will get together at Twin Groves for a night of fun activities! The boys can get to know each other and learn more about Twin Groves, all while having FUN! Please note: this is not a drop-off event. Walk-ins are welcome, but please help the committee and preregister by March 13th. 

 

Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register. CLICK HERE for event info. Any questions, contact Kari Siegall or Carrie DeZutter


 

5th GRADE GIRLS' NIGHT OUT - 4/6
Attention all 5th Grade Girls: we have a special night planned for you and your Mom or a favorite lady in your life! On Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Prairie 5th grade girls will get together with Ivy Hall 5th grade girls at Twin Groves for a night of fun! This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves. Please help the committee and preregister by March 22nd. 

 

Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register. CLICK HERE for event info. Any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.


PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS - SIGN UP NOW!
The Prairie PTO Executive Board has begun the process of seeking candidates to fill the following open positions for the 2017-2018 school year: Co-President, Corresponding Secretary and Member-at-Large. These are exciting opportunities to make a difference at Prairie. If you would like to fill one of these great positions please visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to sign up. Once you are signed up, you will receive an application via email. If you have any questions please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: ON SALE 2/13 - 3/24
Avoid the shopping hassles and store crowds and purchase your Prairie school supply kits now! Prices are all much lower than previous years! Each kit is only $55 and includes headphones or earbuds (depending on the grade), which can cost $20 alone!

 

 

 

Supply kits are on sale February 13th through March 24th. Orders can only be placed online via the Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Kits will be distributed when school starts in the fall. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine


TWIN GROVE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW!
Attention 5th grade parents: it's time to start thinking about Twin Groves! School Supply Kits for your incoming 6th grader are ready to be ordered. The sale has started and goes through Sunday, April 9th. To order your kit, please go to the Membership Toolkit, twingrovesmspto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Please contact Alisa Seelig with any questions.


STAFF APPRECIATION THANKS!
Thank you for helping make our Staff Appreciation dinner a success! Our Prairie Staff felt very appreciated and we couldn't have done it without the generosity of the following volunteers, who baked or donated:

Becca Heller, Susrita Rath, Keri Lynch, Ronna Belinky, Jennifer Concialdi, Judy Lin, Jonna Benjamin, Leslie Allenson, Holly Baer, Shulie Packer, Patty Chung, Julie Helfer, Dalete Morris, Randi Klawans, Vinita Hulyalkar and Lauren Rosenfeldt.

 

Your Staff Appreciation Committee: Karen Abrams, Davina Golden, Jonna Benjamin, Angie Park, Shulie Packer, Leslie Allenson


PRAIRIE PTO DATA MANAGEMENT:
Prairie PTO has implemented an online data management system to allow for credit card payments, more organization and information for YOU! Soon parents will be able to access ALL forms for the Prairie PTO. School Supply Kits, Movie Night, Boys' Night Out, Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up and PTO Board Positions are already featured on the Membership Toolkit. More 
PTO offerings will be added throughout the remainder of the year. 

To get started and create an account, head to: prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com and follow the prompts.

You can always find event information and the link to the new portal in our Virtual Backpack


NEW PTO FACEBOOK PAGE!

Please "like" our new Prairie School PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting PTO happenings throughout the year! Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know! 

 

DESSERT DAY SIGN UP INFO
The Dessert Day Committee is reopening the dessert day sign up form for our new students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up your student for the future dessert days.

 

SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, March 14th. There are always cool, new items to check out and everything is 10 cents to $1.50. CLICK HERE for this year's school store schedule.


LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! Order at www.prairie.labeldaddy.com and use the special code "PRAIRIE" - you save 10% and Prairie earns 15%. This is an ongoing fundraiser, so order anytime. CLICK HERE for more information.


THANK YOU MR. CASTRO FOR 37 YEARS!
José Castro, the only Head Custodian Prairie School has ever known, is retiring at the end of this school year. José has been with District 96 for nearly 37 years and is an invaluable member of the Prairie School family!

Prairie is making a memory book for José and would love for all friends and family from current and past years to contribute. This could be a short note or even a picture of yourself and how José helped you. Please keep your contribution to an 8 1⁄2” x 11” format or smaller. You can bring your contribution to Prairie, mail it in, or email it to Linda Johnson, who will be putting the memory book together.

We would also like to send José off with a gift. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please feel free to send it to Linda Johnson. Checks should be made out to KCSD96. We will get a gift card for José and his family to use as they see fit. Thank you for helping make José’s retirement celebration as memorable as his last 37 years at Prairie!

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
3/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
3/16 - 5th Grade Guys Night Out
3/17 - Special Lunch - Culver's
3/24 - Dessert Day - Baskin Robbins
4/6 - 5th Grade Girls Night Out
4/7 - Dessert Day - Yogurtland
4/11 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
4/12 - PTO General Meeting - 7PM @ Prairie
4/21 - Special Lunch - Original Bagel & Bialy
4/22 - Parents Night Out Event

Our PTO Executive board is here to help - visit our PTO webpage for contact information. If you have any additional questions, please contact PTO Co-Presidents Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

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March 3, 2017

Posted Friday, March 03, 2017

SPRING HAPPY CAMPER BOOK FAIR: S'MORE FUN WITH BOOKS
Our Happy Camper Book Fair: S'more Fun With Books begins next week, March 7th - 10th! Hike deep into the Book Fair Forest where we'll have the latest titles waiting for your campers to discover:  

Tuesday, March 7th 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 pm (class preview day)
Wednesday, March 8th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm (open during recess)
Wednesday, March 9th 4:30 - 9:00 pm (during evening conferences)
Thursday, March 10th 9:30 am - 2:00 pm (during day time conferences)

Tuesday, March 7th is Class Preview Day, where each class will visit the Book Fair and students will make a “wish list” of books and items. Parents are invited to attend during their child’s class preview:

Ortegon & Draffkorn: 8:45 - 9:10 a.m.
Barc: 9:20 - 9:45 a.m.
Doherty, Souza & Weede: 9:55 - 10:20 a.m.
Schmidt, Davis & Hafft: 10:30 - 10:55 a.m.
O'Neill: 11:05 - 11:30 a.m.
Angel & Smith: 11:40 - 12:05 a.m.
Cotter: 12:15 - 12:40 p.m.
Kelly & Cymerman: 12:50 - 1:15 p.m.
O'Shanna & La Vine: 1:25 - 1:50 p.m.
Abramowicz, Barba & Zivin: 2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

If you can't make the book fair, you can always shop online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/prairieelementaryschool3. Your order will ship directly to school and we'll deliver it to your child's classroom. All monies raised go directly back to Prairie's Library and ICT Department! We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We still need help during our Happy Camper Book Fair next week, March 7th - 10th! If you can spare an hour or two to help during this amazing event, please CLICK HERE to visit our Membership Toolkit and sign up. We appreciate your time and it helps make events like this a success for our kids!

STAFF APPRECIATION DINNER
Help show our Prairie Staff how grateful we are for everything they do! The Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting a delicious dinner from Pizzano’s for our amazing Prairie Staff during conferences on Thursday, March 9th. If you would like to donate, CLICK HERE to help out.


5th GRADE GUYS' NIGHT OUT - 3/16
Attention all 5th Grade Guys: we've got a great night planned for you and your Dad or a favorite adult! On Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30-8:30 pm., the Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys will get together at Twin Groves for a night of fun activities! The boys can get to know each other and learn more about Twin Groves, all while having FUN! Please note: this is not a drop-off event. Please help the committee and preregister by March 9th. 

 

Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register. CLICK HERE for event info. Any questions, contact Kari Siegall or Carrie DeZutter


5th GRADE GIRLS' NIGHT OUT - 4/6
Attention all 5th Grade Girls: we have a special night planned for you and your Mom or a favorite lady in your life! On Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Prairie 5th grade girls will get together with Ivy Hall 5th grade girls at Twin Groves for a night of fun! This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves. Please help the committee and preregister by March 22nd. 

 

Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register. CLICK HERE for event info. Any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.


SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: ON SALE 2/13 - 3/24
Avoid the shopping hassles and store crowds and purchase your Prairie school supply kits now! Prices are all much lower than previous years! Each kit is only $55 and includes headphones or earbuds (depending on the grade), which can cost $20 alone!

 

 

 

Supply kits are on sale February 13th through March 24th. Orders can only be placed online via the Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Kits will be distributed when school starts in the fall. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine


TWIN GROVE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW!
Attention 5th grade parents: it's time to start thinking about Twin Groves! School Supply Kits for your incoming 6th grader are ready to be ordered. The sale has started and goes through Sunday, April 9th. To order your kit, please go to the Membership Toolkit, twingrovesmspto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Please contact Alisa Seelig with any questions.


PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS - SIGN UP NOW!
The Prairie PTO Executive Board has begun the process of seeking candidates to fill the following open positions for the 2017-2018 school year: Co-President, Corresponding Secretary and Member-at-Large. These are exciting opportunities to make a difference at Prairie. If you would like to fill one of these great positions please visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to sign up. Once you are signed up, you will receive an application via email. If you have any questions please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

PRAIRIE PTO DATA MANAGEMENT:
Prairie PTO has implemented an online data management system to allow for credit card payments, more organization and information for YOU! Soon parents will be able to access ALL forms for the Prairie PTO. School Supply Kits, Movie Night, Boys' Night Out, Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up and PTO Board Positions are already featured on the Membership Toolkit. More 
PTO offerings will be added throughout the remainder of the year. 

 

 

To get started and create an account, head to: prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com and follow the prompts.

You can always find event information and the link to the new portal in our Virtual Backpack


NEW PTO FACEBOOK PAGE!

Please "like" our new Prairie School PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting PTO happenings throughout the year! Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know! 

 

DESSERT DAY SIGN UP INFO
The Dessert Day Committee is reopening the dessert day sign up form for our new students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up your student for the future dessert days.

 

SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, March 14th. There are always cool, new items to check out and everything is 10 cents to $1.50. CLICK HERE for this year's school store schedule.


LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! Order at www.prairie.labeldaddy.com and use the special code "PRAIRIE" - you save 10% and Prairie earns 15%. This is an ongoing fundraiser, so order anytime. CLICK HERE for more information.


THANK YOU MR. CASTRO FOR 37 YEARS!
José Castro, the only Head Custodian Prairie School has ever known, is retiring at the end of this school year. José has been with District 96 for nearly 37 years and is an invaluable member of the Prairie School family!

Prairie is making a memory book for José and would love for all friends and family from current and past years to contribute. This could be a short note or even a picture of yourself and how José helped you. Please keep your contribution to an 8 1⁄2” x 11” format or smaller. You can bring your contribution to Prairie, mail it in, or email it to Linda Johnson, who will be putting the memory book together.

We would also like to send José off with a gift. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please feel free to send it to Linda Johnson. Checks should be made out to KCSD96. We will get a gift card for José and his family to use as they see fit. Thank you for helping make José’s retirement celebration as memorable as his last 37 years at Prairie!

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
3/7 - 3/10 - Book Fair
3/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
3/16 - 5th Grade Guys Night Out
3/17 - Special Lunch - Culver's
3/24 - Dessert Day - Baskin Robbins
4/6 - 5th Grade Girls Night Out
4/7 - Dessert Day - Yogurtland
4/11 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
4/12 - PTO General Meeting - 7PM @ Prairie
4/21 - Special Lunch - Original Bagel & Bialy
4/22 - Parents Night Out Event

Our PTO Executive board is here to help - visit our PTO webpage for contact information. If you have any additional questions, please contact PTO Co-Presidents Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

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February 24, 2017

Posted Friday, February 24, 2017

All Prairie students are invited to enjoy "The Secret Life of Pets" at Movie Night on Thursday, March 2nd (No school Friday 3/3). Doors open at 6:15 pm-movie starts at 6:30 pm, pick up at 8:30 pm. Advanced registration is ONLY $8 per student (preregister by 3/1 for discount). Cost is $10 at the door. Walk-ins are welcome. This is a fun, drop-off event but parents MUST come in for check-in and pick-up. Visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register.


SPRING HAPPY CAMPER BOOK FAIR: S'MORE FUN WITH BOOKS
Head over to our Happy Camper Book Fair: S'more Fun With Books, March 7th - 10th! Hike deep into the Book Fair Forest where we'll have the latest titles waiting for your campers to discover:  

Tuesday, March 7th 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 pm (class preview day)
Wednesday, March 8th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm (open during recess)
Wednesday, March 9th 4:30 - 9:00 pm (during evening conferences)
Thursday, March 10th 9:30 am - 2:00 pm (during day time conferences)

 

Tuesday, March 7th is Class Preview Day, where each class will visit the Book Fair and students will make a “wish list” of books and items. Parents are invited to attend during their child’s class preview:

Ortegon & Draffkorn: 8:45 - 9:10 a.m.
Barc: 9:20 - 9:45 a.m.
Doherty, Souza & Weede: 9:55 - 10:20 a.m.
Schmidt, Davis & Hafft: 10:30 - 10:55 a.m.
O'Neill: 11:05 - 11:30 a.m.
Angel & Smith: 11:40 - 12:05 a.m.
Cotter: 12:15 - 12:40 p.m.
Kelly & Cymerman: 12:50 - 1:15 p.m.
O'Shanna & La Vine: 1:25 - 1:50 p.m.
Abramowicz, Barba & Zivin: 2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

If you can't make the book fair, you can always shop online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/prairieelementaryschool3. Your order will be shipped directly to school and we'll deliver it to your child's classroom. All monies raised go directly back to Prairie and the ICT Department! We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Our Happy Camper Book Fair is March 7th - 10th and we'd love some help during this amazing event! If you can spare and hour or two, please CLICK HERE to visit our Membership Toolkit and sign up. Your time helps make events like this a success for our kids.

5th GRADE GUYS' NIGHT OUT - 3/16
Attention all 5th Grade Guys: we've got a great night planned for you and your Dad or a favorite adult! On Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30-8:30 pm., the Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys will get together at Twin Groves for a night of fun activities! It's a great opportunity for the guys to get to know each other and become familiar with Twin Groves. Please note: this is not a drop-off event.

 

 

Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register. CLICK HERE for event info. Any questions, contact Kari Siegall or Carrie DeZutter


5th GRADE GIRLS' NIGHT OUT - SAVE THE DATE!
We have a special night planned for you and your Mom or a special lady in your life! On Thursday, April 6th, from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Prairie 5th grade girls will get together with Ivy Hall 5th grade girls at Twin Groves for a night of fun! This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves. Visit our Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register. If you have any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.


PRAIRIE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS: ON SALE THROUGH 3/24
Avoid the shopping hassles and store crowds and purchase your Prairie school supply kits now! Prices are all much lower than previous years! Each kit is only $55 and includes headphones or earbuds (depending on the grade), which can cost $20 alone!

 

 

 

Supply kits are on sale February 13th through March 24th. Orders can only be placed online via the Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Kits will be distributed when school starts in the fall. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine


TWIN GROVE SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW!
Attention 5th grade parents: it's time to start thinking about Twin Groves! School Supply Kits for your incoming 6th grader are ready to be ordered. The sale has started and goes through Sunday, April 9th. To order your kit, please go to the Membership Toolkit, twingrovesmspto.membershiptoolkit.com. You can pay via credit card, debit card, cash or check. Please contact Alisa Seelig with any questions.

 


PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS - SIGN UP NOW!
The Prairie PTO Executive Board has begun the process of seeking candidates to fill the following open positions for the 2017-2018 school year: Co-President, Corresponding Secretary and Member-at-Large. These are exciting opportunities to make a difference at Prairie. If you would like to fill one of these great positions please visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to sign up. Once you are signed up, you will receive an application via email. If you have any questions please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

PRAIRIE PTO DATA MANAGEMENT:
Prairie PTO has implemented an online data management system to allow for credit card payments, more organization and information for YOU! Soon parents will be able to access ALL forms for the Prairie PTO. School Supply Kits, Movie Night, Boys' Night Out, Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up and PTO Board Positions are already featured on the Membership Toolkit. More 
PTO offerings will be added throughout the remainder of the year. 

 

 

To get started and create an account, head to: prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com and follow the prompts.

You can always find event information and the link to the new portal in our Virtual Backpack


NEW PTO FACEBOOK PAGE!

Please "like" our new Prairie School PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on all the exciting PTO happenings throughout the year! Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know! 

 

 

 

DESSERT DAY SIGN UP INFO
The Dessert Day Committee is reopening the dessert day sign up form for our new students. Please CLICK HERE to sign up your student for the future dessert days.

 

SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, February 28th. There are always cool, new items to check out and everything is 10 cents to $1.50. CLICK HERE for this year's school store schedule.


LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! Order at www.prairie.labeldaddy.com and use the special code "PRAIRIE" - you save 10% and Prairie earns 15%. This is an ongoing fundraiser, so order anytime. CLICK HERE for more information.


THANK YOU MR. CASTRO FOR 37 YEARS!
José Castro, the only Head Custodian Prairie School has ever known, is retiring at the end of this school year. José has been with District 96 for nearly 37 years and is an invaluable member of the Prairie School family!

Prairie is making a memory book for José and would love for all friends and family from current and past years to contribute. This could be a short note or even a picture of yourself and how José helped you. Please keep your contribution to an 8 1⁄2” x 11” format or smaller. You can bring your contribution to Prairie, mail it in, or email it to Linda Johnson, who will be putting the memory book together.

We would also like to send José off with a gift. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please feel free to send it to Linda Johnson. Checks should be made out to KCSD96. We will get a gift card for José and his family to use as they see fit. Thank you for helping make José’s retirement celebration as memorable as his last 37 years at Prairie!

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
2/28 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
3/2 - Movie Night - Secret Life of Pets
3/7 - 3/10 - Book Fair
3/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
3/16 - 5th Grade Guys Night Out
3/17 - Special Lunch - Culver's
3/24 - Dessert Day - Baskin Robbins
4/6 - 5th Grade Girls Night Out
4/7 - Dessert Day - Yogurtland
4/11 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
4/12 - PTO General Meeting - 7PM @ Prairie
4/21 - Special Lunch - Original Bagel & Bialy
4/22 - Parents Night Out Event

Our PTO Executive board is here to help - visit our PTO webpage for contact information. If you have any additional questions, please contact PTO Co-Presidents Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser.

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