2019 Prairie Schoolyard Scamper Fun Run!
Prairie School is looking forward to all students participating in the 24th Annual Prairie School Yard Scamper Fun Run, which is scheduled for Friday, September 27th at 1:15 p.m! The Scamper is a 1.2-mile run/walk through the neighborhood to promote lifetime participation in physical activity. We encourage family members to join us for a little exercise and great fun! We would also love for parents to volunteer! All students need a consent form for this all-school event. Scamper Fun Run Consent Forms with Volunteer information should be submitted by Friday, September 13th. In the event of bad weather, the Scamper will be held on Friday, October 4th. Mrs. Lehtman and Mr. Nickle look forward to seeing you there! Please click HERE to sign up!
Changes in Picking up Your Child from School?
If you need to make any changes in picking up your child after school, please send a note to the classroom teacher. We cannot guarantee that an email will be seen during the school day. Of course, if there is an emergency, please call the school office.
SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
Have you ever wanted to talk to someone without saying a word? Well you can, we have a Sign Language Club here at Prairie School! Registration is open for students in 3rd through 5th grade. Sign Language Club meets weekly on Friday mornings at 7:45 am. Students will meet weekly to learn American Sign Language (ASL). Students are introduced to ASL including the alphabet, vocabulary (family members, colors, numbers, etc.), basic sentence structure, negatives, questions, and directional verbs. Elements of Deaf Culture are woven throughout each lesson. Students will learn to sign simple sentences and convey meaning from basic everyday conversation. There is a limit of 20 students. Please see Prairie's Clubs page for more information and to sign up!
SIGN UP TODAY for Jump Into Books (Grades 1-2)
**Maximum enrollment is 20 students and others will be added to a waiting list.
**Will meet every Monday starting September 9, 2019, in Mrs. Smith’s room 17 from 3-3:45pm
**Sponsor: Mrs. Smith
SIGN UP TODAY for STEAM Club (Grades 3-5)
****Maximum enrollment is 20 students per grade and others will be added to a waiting list.
****Meet on Fridays starting September 6, 2019, in Mrs. Smith’s room 17 from 7:30-8:20am
****Sponsor: Ms.Cotter and Mrs. Smith
Sign Up for Culture Crew!
Who: ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME to join Mrs. Just, Mrs. Pawlow and Mrs. Cho
When: Friday mornings 7:45-8:15 AM (Starting Friday, 9/6)
***There will be no club on Friday mornings that we are not in school.
Where: Prairie Elementary School Library
Why: Prairie’s Culture Crew will explore and promote an increased understanding of the various cultures of the world. It is a time to come together, learn about other cultures and have fun meeting new friends!
What: Some activities include:
*Pen pals with people from other countries
*Guest speakers (Please indicate if you would like to be a parent volunteer to share your culture on the permission slip. If you check “yes” we will be in contact with you ASAP!)
***SIGN UP ENDS Friday 8/30/2019 at 6:30 PM***
CHOIR CLUB - SEEKING MEMBERS FOR THE 19-20 SCHOOL YEAR
Attention all 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders! Do you like to sing in music class? Choir is an extracurricular club that will meet on Fridays from 7:30-8:15am. If you are interested in signing up for choir, click here. The link to the sign-up form can also be found on Miss McShane’s website.
Choir can only have 80 members and you will receive an email from Miss McShane shortly after the club is filled. This club fills quickly! If you have any questions, please email Miss McShane or Miss Heuer and they will be happy to help you!
Sign-up begins at 4:00pm on Friday, August 23rd
WORLD MUSIC CLUB - SEEKING MEMBERS FOR THE 19-20 SCHOOL YEAR
Attention all 5th graders! Do you love learning songs in different languages, from different cultures, or different countries in music class? This club will be filled with songs to sing, cultural dances, and pieces to play on instruments! Miss McShane has a lot of material, but also wants you to contribute and share your culture with the group! This extracurricular club will meet on Mondays from 3:00-3:45pm. If you are interested in signing up for world music club, click here. The link to the sign-up form can also be found on Miss McShane’s website.
World music club can only take 20 members and you will receive an email from Miss McShane shortly after the club is filled. If you have any questions, please email Miss McShane and she will be happy to help you!
Sign-up begins at 4:00pm on Friday, August 23rd
2019 TALENT SHOW - AUDITION SIGN-UP
Attention all Prairie students! ! Do you have a special talent you would like to share? Prairie School has a talent show every year! The talent show will be on Friday, December 6th. Auditions will be held in October this year!
Sign-ups begin on Friday, August 30th and will run for a week! The form will be in the Principal’s Message!
Please read the specific information below:
All students are welcome to sign-up for an audition.
Each performance needs to be 2 minutes or less. (No exceptions)
Students can only be in one act.
If you are performing with a group, only one parent should sign up the group! Please coordinate this!
Results will be sent out by November 11th.
Here are pictures of what the form will look like for sign-ups so you can gather all the information needed:
Prairie Puma Leadership Council 19-20
Attention 4th and 5th graders!
Join us for a PPLC information meeting on September 5th after school from 3:00-3:30pm. We will be meeting in Ms. Heuer’s room (red pod, room 6). Please bring a note from your family regarding how you will get home at 3:30pm. Parent pick-up will be on the Kingsbridge circle by the art/music doors.
If you are interested in being a student leader this year, you must attend this meeting. You will receive information on the application process and different leadership opportunities that will happen throughout the year. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Heuer, Ms. McShane, or Mrs. Yutakis
We hope to see you there!
At curriculum night, you learned about our social-emotional learning targets and grading practices. If you would like to review the SEL standards for your child’s grade level, please click HERE.
Picture Day is Friday, August 30th. If you would like, you can pre-order your child’s photo by clicking HERE. If you choose to pre-order before picture day, you will receive free personalization. Just be sure to select the free personalization when ordering. There are several Prairie Schools to select from. This is the image you will see for our school.
The main reasons for this decision are as follows:
We believe it is best for students that their results are shared personally. Teachers can help put student results into context and discuss areas for further growth and areas of strength. A RIT score in isolation does not communicate this level of detail and simply becomes a number to compare themselves to others.
Some of our students have demonstrated a high level of anxiety with the level of sharing that occurs when the RIT scores are shown upon test submission. This change will allow students to simply take the assessment and not be concerned about the immediacy of the feedback.