Principal's Message 1.24.20

Principal's Message 1.24.20

4th and 5th Grade Orchestra Winter Concert                                  

The 4th and 5th Grade Orchestra Winter Concert will take place on Wednesday, February 12th at 7pm at WOODLAWN/COUNTRY MEADOWS. The concert will take place in the WOODLAWN Large Gym. Students need to arrive at WOODLAWN/COUNTRY MEADOWS in their concert attire by no later than 6:00pm for tuning and warm-up. It is going to be a fantastic concert! We look forward to seeing you there!


On Thursday, Feb. 27th, we will be having our annual Pizza-Bingo event from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  There will be awesome pizza, B-I-N-G-O, and an auction for fun and exciting items.  The PTO is in need of volunteers to make this event the huge success that it has always been.  Please go to the Membership Toolkit to sign up.


January Lunch Menu Changes (Repeat)

The January lunch menu from Food Services has changed as of 1/15. Please get the revised January menu HERE.


News from the Positively Prairie Leadership Council

Spirit Week is January 27th - 31st.  Your student may choose to dress for each day's theme.   

P-Monday 27th: Pajama Day

U-Tuesday 28th: University Day

M-Wednesday 29th: Movement (Activewear)

A-Thursday 30th: Audience and Amazing Attire 

S-Friday 31st: Silly Sock and Sweatshirt Day

News from Music Class

1st grade is continuing to work on musical contrasts. We just learned about the real music names for our high and low notes we have been practicing. Their names are Sol & Mi. Students created their own 4 beat patterns with Sol and Mi this past week. Students continue to practice reading our 1st grade rhythms and performing at piano and forte dynamics. 

2nd grade is done learning all their songs and actions for their 2nd grade concert. The show is February 13th at 6:30pm. Students need to be there at 6:00pm wearing black bottoms with a pink, red, or white top.

3rd grade just started recorder in music class. We learned the first three notes: B,A,G. We are practicing making a good sound while moving our fingers. We use hot air and practice NOT blowing out the candle. Students have their left hand on top and can play their first song: “Hot Cross Buns.”

4th grade has started working on their concert songs and actions. The show is Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30pm. Save the date!

5th grade is in the final stages of preparation for their last show at Prairie. Come see “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” next week on Thursday, January 30th at 6:30pm. Students need to be there at 6:00pm wearing black bottoms/white top or Pioneer-like clothing.

Erin's Law Presentation (Repeat)

An Illinois law known as Erin’s Law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness/prevention curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Kildeer Countryside CCSD 96 researched and observed best practices and programs for delivering this instruction, selecting Victor Pacini to present Be Seen & Heard ©.

The focus of this developmentally appropriate and interactive program is to teach children skills to keep them safe from danger or abuse. Concepts discussed will include distinguishing safe from unsafe touches, safety rules at home and school, saying NO, safe/unsafe secrets, and telling a trusted adult, as well as reinforcing that an adult’s touching him or her is not the child’s fault. For more information about this presentation please go to

The presentation to School students will be during the school day on Thursday, February 6th.  If you prefer that your child does not attend this prevention education session, please submit your written request - or your questions - to me at [email protected].