February 17, 2017

Posted Friday, February 17, 2017

There's lots of excitement happening around Prairie in the next few weeks! Read below to find out important information about school supply kit sales, Movie Night, Book Fair hours, 5th Grade Guys and Girls Night Out events, PTO Board opportunities and LOTS more! 


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! 

 

 

MOVIE NIGHT - SECRET LIFE OF PETS - 3/2
Join us for Movie Night, Thursday, March 2nd (No school Friday 3/3). All Prairie students are invited to enjoy "The Secret Life of Pets" at this fun, drop-off event (parents must come in for check-in and pick-up). 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. Visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit at prairiepto.membershiptoolkit.com to register.


SPRING HAPPY CAMPER BOOK FAIR: S'MORE FUN WITH BOOKS
Get ready to 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)

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 the 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!

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Spring Book Fair coming up March 7th - 10th and we can really use your help during this amazing event! 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. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have 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.

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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February 10, 2015

Posted Friday, February 10, 2017

If you have not set up your Membership Toolkit account, we encourage you to do it TODAY! You can find the link on Prairie's Virtual Backpack or click the "Sign Up" button at the top of our new Prairie School PTO Facebook page. Both the School Supply Kit order form and Movie Night registration are on the Membership Toolkit and this is the only place to order/sign up for these items. Please create your account now so you're ready to take advantage of this easy, online payment portal that will bring all the forms and information you need for events, activities and more, together in one place. 


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 CLICK HERE 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, so CLICK HERE to order and set up your account. Kits will be distributed when school starts in the fall. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine.


 

MOVIE NIGHT - SECRET LIFE OF PETS - 3/2
Join us for Movie Night, Thursday, March 2nd (No school Friday 3/3). All Prairie students are invited to enjoy "The Secret Life of Pets" at this fun, drop-off event (parents must come in for check-in and pick-up). 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. CLICK HERE to visit Prairie's Membership Toolkit and sign-up.


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.


5th GRADE GUYS NIGHT OUT - 3/16
SAVE THE DATE! 5th Grade Guys Night Out is Thursday, March 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Twin Groves. This event is for Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys along with their dad or a special guy in their life. It's a great opportunity for the boys to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves. Please note: this is not a drop-off event. More details coming soon! 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. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
A big THANKS to all Prairie classes for participating in the Box Tops contest. We have two winning classes: Ms. Abramowicz's 3rd grade class, which collected $17.70, and Ms. Cotter's 5th grade class, which collected $17.60. Both classes won extra recess! Also, special thanks to Mrs. Weede's, Ms. de Souza's, Mrs. Ortegon's and Mrs. O'Neill's classes for trimming their box tops so neatly! Prairie is now at $573 - so close to our goal of $750. Keep bringing in those Box Tops and don't forget to use the Box Tops App to double our earnings. 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!


SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, February 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.


BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Spring Book Fair coming up March 7th - 10th and we can really use your help during this amazing event! Please CLICK HERE to visit our Membership Toolkit and sign up. Your time helps make events like this a success for our kids.

 

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! Click the "sign up" box in the upper right corner of the page to set up your Membership Toolbox account TODAY. We will no longer post information in the Prairie School Families group. Our Prairie School PTO page and weekly Blog are our primary ways to keep you informed. Thanks for your support through this transition! 

 

Prairie's Virtual Backpack features a link to our Membership Toolkit. We encourage you to set up your account! As more forms are added, soon the Membership Toolkit will be your one stop shop to sign up for all events and activities and pay securely online.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
2/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
2/14 - Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
2/17 - Special Lunch - Real Urban BBQ
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

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February 3, 2017

Posted Friday, February 03, 2017

We have two great events coming up next week - our Lou Malnati's Fundraiser is February 6th and Pizza Bingo Night is February 9th! We also have some exciting news about our easy, online payment system! We hope you'll take some time to create your account now so you're ready to take advantage of this easy, online portal that will bring all the forms and information you need for events, activities, volunteer sign-up and more, together in one place. Read below for more info! 


MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT NEWS!
Prairie PTO is moving to an online data management system! Through this Membership Toolkit portal you will soon be able to access ALL forms for every Prairie PTO event and fundraiser. Pay online, making it easier than ever for your child to enjoy events and give back to our amazing school. Volunteer, sign-up for special lunch and dessert days, order school supply kits and more - all via this one stop shop! CLICK HERE to create your account. Forms will be added soon, so sign up today!


PIZZA BINGO NIGHT - 2/9
Prairie/Ivy Hall Pizza Bingo Night is February 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Ivy Hall! Our Prairie Pumas will join the Ivy Hall Wildcats at Ivy Hall for an exciting night of pizza, raffle prizes, and BINGO! Walk-ins are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

 


LOU MALNATI'S FUNDRAISER - 2/6
Order pizza from Lou Malnati's (85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove) Monday, February 6th between 11 AM - 10 PM and Lou's will donate 20% of the proceeds back to Prairie! Please mention the fundraiser when you order and PRINT THE FLYER AND PRESENT IT WHEN YOU DINE IN, PICK UP OR UPON DELIVERYCLICK HERE for more information.

 


HELP APPRECIATE OUR STAFF!
The Staff Appreciation committee is hosting a "Soup"er bowl lunch for our amazing Prairie Staff on Wednesday February 8th! If you would like to bake, buy or donate please CLICK HERE to help out! 

 


 

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.

 


5th GRADE GUYS NIGHT OUT - 3/16

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Grade Guys Night Out is Thursday, March 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Twin Groves. This event is for Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys along with their dad or a special adult in their life. It's a great opportunity for the boys to get to know one another and become familiar with Twin Groves. Please note: this is not a drop-off event. More details coming soon! 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. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, contact Carrie DeZutter or Tracy Keer.

 


SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS 2017-2018 - SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars: Prairie school supply kits for the 2017-2018 school year will be available to order February 13th - March 24th. Pricing and online ordering information coming soon. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine.

 


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Clipping box tops is the easiest way to help earn money for Prairie! Each box top is worth 10¢ for our school. Just look for the "Box Tops" label on participating products, clip it, and send it to school with your child or drop labels off in the front office. It's that easy! CLICK HERE for more information on this great program. 

 


SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, February 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.


PTO VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION - JOIN THE FUN!
We have spring Book Fair coming up and we can really use some help! CLICK HERE to sign up and be a part of this amazing event. Your time helps make events like this a success for our kids.
IDEAS WANTED!
The Prairie PTO Board is looking for ideas for new events, fundraisers, and activities to add to our Prairie calendar next year. If you have any suggestions, please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser by March 15th. We'd love to hear your thoughts! 

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! Beginning next week, we will no longer post information in the Prairie School Families group. 

 

Prairie's Virtual Backpack has the forms you need to register for upcoming activities, along with a calendar of events. Our PTO Executive board is always available 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
2/6 - Lou Malnati's Fundraiser
2/9 - Pizza Bingo Night
2/10 - Dessert Day - McDonald's
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
2/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
2/14 - Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
2/17 - Special Lunch - Real Urban BBQ
2/28 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
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

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January 27, 2017

Posted Friday, January 27, 2017

PIZZA BINGO NIGHT - FEBRUARY 9th
Prairie/Ivy Hall Pizza Bingo Night is only two weeks away, February 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Ivy Hall! Our Prairie Pumas will join the Ivy Hall Wildcats at Ivy Hall for another exciting night of fun, food, raffle prizes, and BINGO! Preregister by 2/3 to avoid the lines. CLICK HERE to register.

 

LOU MALNATI'S FUNDRAISER - FEBRUARY 6th
Order pizza from Lou Malnati's (85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove) Monday, February 6th between 11 AM - 10 PM and Lou's will donate 20% of the proceeds back to Prairie! Please mention the fundraiser when you order and PRINT THE FLYER AND PRESENT IT WHEN YOU DINE IN, PICK UP OR UPON DELIVERYCLICK HERE for more information.

 

PTO VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION - JOIN THE FUN!
We have Pizza Bingo coming up and we are grateful for ALL volunteer help! CLICK HERE to see where you can lend a hand. 

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.

 

FEBRUARY DESSERT DAY CHANGE
Please Note: February Dessert Day previously scheduled to be Red Mango will now be McDonald's. Items the children ordered will still be similar. Please contact Rini Datta with questions.

5th GRADE GUYS NIGHT OUT - 3/16
SAVE THE DATE! 5th Grade Guys Night Out is Thursday, March 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Twin Groves. Our "Guys Night Out" program is for Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys along with their dad or a special adult in their life. This is not a drop-off event. More details coming soon! Any questions, contact Kari Siegall or Carrie DeZutter.

 

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS 2017-2018 - SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars: Prairie school supply kits for the 2017-2018 school year will be available to order February 13th - March 24th. Pricing and online ordering information coming soon. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine.

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Did you know that clipping box tops is the easiest way to help earn money for Prairie?  Each box top is worth 10¢ for our school!  Just look for the "Box Tops" label on participating products, clip it, and send it to school with your child or drop labels off in the front office. CLICK HERE for more information on this great program. 

 

LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! These washable, peel-and-stick  labels can be placed on clothing, books, backpacks/lunch boxes and more. 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.

 

SQUARE 1 ART - ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER!
It's not too late to order unique gifts that display your child's artwork from Square 1 Art! To place an order, use the art access code located in the packet sent home with your child or email Customer Care or call 888.332.3294 to receive your access code. Please contact Rini Datta with questions.

SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, January 31st. There are always new items to check out and everything is 10 cents to $1.50. CLICK HERE for this year's school store schedule.

IDEAS WANTED!
The Prairie PTO Board is looking for ideas for new events, fundraisers, and activities to add to our Prairie calendar next year. If you have any suggestions, please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser by March 15th. We'd love to hear your thoughts! 

GREAT WAYS TO STAY INFORMED
For event updates and activity reminders, "like" us on Facebook (Prairie School Families)! This is a closed group, but just ask to join and we'll approve your request. If you're already a member, please tell others who haven't joined - we'd love to reach more parents this year!

 

Prairie's Virtual Backpack has all the forms you need to register for upcoming activities, along with a calendar of events. Our PTO Executive board is always available 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
1/31 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
2/6 - Lou Malnati's Fundraiser
2/9 - Pizza Bingo Night
2/10 - Dessert Day - McDonald's
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
2/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
2/14 - Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
2/17 - Special Lunch - Real Urban BBQ
2/28 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
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

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January 20, 2017

Posted Friday, January 20, 2017

The are so many exciting things happening at Prairie over the next few months! Pizza Bingo, School Supply kits sale, 5th Grade Guys and Girls Night Out events, Spring Book Fair, and Parent's Night Out...just to name a few. Summer Break will be here before you know it!

PIZZA BINGO NIGHT - FEBRUARY 9th
Prairie/Ivy Hall Pizza Bingo Night is February 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Ivy Hall! Our Prairie Pumas will join the Ivy Hall Wildcats at Ivy Hall for an exciting night of fun, food, raffle prizes, and BINGO! Preregister by 2/3 to avoid the lines. CLICK HERE to register.

PTO VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION - JOIN THE FUN!
We have Pizza Bingo coming up and we need your help to make events like this a success for our children! CLICK HERE to see where you can lend a hand. We are always grateful for any volunteer help!

LOU MALNATI'S FUNDRAISER - 2/6
Order pizza from Lou Malnati's (85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove) Monday, February 6th between 11 AM - 10 PM and Lou's will donate 20% of the proceeds back to Prairie! Please mention the fundraiser when you order and PRINT THE FLYER AND PRESENT IT WHEN YOU DINE IN, PICK UP OR UPON DELIVERY. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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.

FEBRUARY DESSERT DAY CHANGE
Please Note: February Dessert Day previously scheduled to be Red Mango will now be McDonald's. Items the children ordered will still be similar. Please contact Rini Datta with questions.

5th GRADE GUYS NIGHT OUT - 3/16
SAVE THE DATE! 5th Grade Guys Night Out is Thursday, March 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Twin Groves. Our "Guys Night Out" program is for Prairie and Ivy Hall 5th grade boys along with their dad or a special adult in their life. This is not a drop-off event. More details coming soon! Any questions, contact Kari Siegall or Carrie DeZutter.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS 2017-2018 - SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars: Prairie school supply kits for the 2017-2018 school year will be available to order February 13th - March 24th. Pricing and online ordering information coming soon. Any questions, contact Ronna Belinky or Mimi Levine.

 

SQUARE 1 ART - ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER!
It's not too late to order unique gifts that display your child's artwork from Square 1 Art! To place an order, use the art access code located in the packet sent home with your child or email Customer Care or call 888.332.3294 to receive your access code. Please contact Rini Datta with questions.

LABEL DADDY - KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING!
Prairie PTO has partnered with Label Daddy to bring you customized labels! These washable, peel-and-stick  labels can be placed on clothing, books, backpacks/lunch boxes and more. 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.

 

SCHOOL STORE (EVERY OTHER TUESDAY)
Our next school store is Tuesday, January 31st. There are always new items to check out and everything is 10 cents to $1.50. CLICK HERE for this year's school store schedule.

IDEAS WANTED!
The Prairie PTO Board is looking for ideas for new events, fundraisers, and activities to add to our Prairie calendar next year. If you have any suggestions, please contact Karen Abrams or Debbie Presser by March 15th. We'd love to hear your thoughts! 

GREAT WAYS TO STAY INFORMED
For event updates and activity reminders, "like" us on Facebook (Prairie School Families)! For your security, this is a closed group, but just ask to join and we'll approve your request. If you're already a member, please tell others who haven't joined - we'd love to reach more parents this year!

 

 

 

Prairie's Virtual Backpack has all the forms you need to register for upcoming activities, along with a calendar of events. Our PTO Executive board is always available 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
1/31 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
2/6 - Lou Malnati's Fundraiser
2/9 - Pizza Bingo Night
2/10 - Dessert Day - McDonald's
2/13 - 3/24 - School Supply Kits on Sale
2/14 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
2/14 - Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
2/17 - Special Lunch - Real Urban BBQ
2/28 - School Store (every other Tuesday)
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

 

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