Puma Post 9.13.19

Puma Post 9.13.19

Missed MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Scores Sent Sept. 6?

Some parents have reported they did not receive their student's MAP scores sent by email last Friday afternoon, Sept. 6. 

Delivery by two identified email service providers proved to be problematic, with reports of that specific email going directly to a spam folder.

If you did not receive the email–which included links to info about understanding student growth, RIT scores, and general info about the MAP assessment–please contact Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Jeanne Spiller.


Photography Club

1-2-3 Smile! Photography club is open to 4th and 5th graders. We will be learning about taking different types of photos, editing pictures, helping to capture school events, and collecting pictures for the yearbook. We will take the first 30 kids who sign up. The club will be every Friday from 7:30-8:15.

Contact Miss Sauer [email protected] or Mr. Morris [email protected] with questions. Click HERE to sign up.

It’s getting close:  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! Thank you if you’ve already signed your child/children up!

Exploration Lab

Students visit Exploration Lab once a week to work on skills that will ensure they are ready for college, careers, and life, prepared to pursue the future of their choosing.  

Currently, first and second graders are learning to code! They are all enrolled in a class on the website code.org. This can be completed at home too. If you are interested in doing this from home, I am happy to help. Just send me an email.

3rd-5th graders are working on keyboarding skills. This can also be done at home. Your child should be able to log in from a home computer or their ipad. 

Mrs. Spivack 

[email protected]

Halloween Costumes

On Thursday, October 31st, we will be celebrating Halloween at school.  Each year we have a costume parade and an assembly and classroom party for students only.  There will be more information about the festivities as we get closer to the end of October.  In the meantime, however, costumes are ready for purchase at local retailers.  When preparing a costume for your child to wear at school, please adhere to the following guidelines.

*Costumes must be appropriate for school

*No masks, blood, super scary stuff, general iciness, or weapons

*No cigars or cigarette items

*No bare tummies

*Please keep hair and make-up simple

Dogs on Campus

Please leave your pet at home if you are picking up your child on foot at school.  Dogs are not allowed on campus for a variety of safety reasons.  Please refer to our Parent-Student handbook for more information.  

Fire Drill 

Students participated in a fire drill on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Our fire drill was supervised by our the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. The drill went well. We will conduct one additional fire drill this year, likely in the spring.