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!
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!
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