Principal's Message 2.21.20

Principal's Message 2.21.20

Friday, February 29th - Half Day of School - Dismissal at 11:45am

Open Board Positions on the Twin Groves PTO

Attention 5th Grade parents! The Twin Groves PTO is looking for parents to volunteer their time on the PTO Executive Board. 

For a list of open positions, please go to

If you have any specific questions about any of the positions, please email Jessica Barnes.

We can’t wait to work with you!

Pizza Bingo Food Orders

Don’t forget to place your orders for Pizza Bingo.  Pre-Orders for Pizza Bingo ends 2/20. We have a $5.00 meal deal which includes 1 slice of pizza, 1 water, and 2 bingo cards. Still hungry?  $2 for each additional slice of pizza, $1 per water and $2 dollars per bingo card. Meal deals will be $8 dollars at the door.

Information Parents Should Know- Concerning Trends

Please CLICK HERE  to read about a concerning trend that is popular with Middle School Students.

Notes from the Nurse

Dear Parents:  It is that time of year when we see a lot of illnesses throughout the school and the community.  To help prevent the spread of illness, I would like to give you some guidelines to help with your decision on whether or not to send your child to school.

Please keep your child home if he or she:

Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher (oral)

Has vomited

Has a sore throat with fever (see below)

Has a persistent cough (dry or productive)

Has had 3 or more episodes of diarrhea in the past 24 hours

Has a rash, or open and draining sores

Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as: 

Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite

Headaches, body aches, or earache

Severe sore throat (could be strep-throat even without fever.  Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache & stomach upset.  Contact your pediatrician to assess or diagnose)

If your child has recently been ill, please be aware of the following guidelines before having your child return to school, athletic or social activities:

They should feel fit for at least 24 hours.

Be fever-free for at least 24 hours (without medication)

Be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for at least 24 hours

If strep throat, they must be on the appropriate antibiotic for at least 24 hours.

Rash illnesses should be assessed by a doctor.

To keep children healthy, make sure they get plenty of rest and a nutritious diet.  Also, hand washing is the most important thing we can do to help prevent the spread of germs.  Encourage your children to wash his or her hands frequently throughout the day. Show them the proper way to wash their hands, using soap and warm water and rubbing their hands together for at least 20 seconds.  Limit touching areas of the eyes, nose or mouth, and teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or the crook of the elbow if a tissue is not available. 

Please notify the school if your child has been diagnosed with an infectious condition such as strep throat, chicken pox, scarlet fever, pertussis, etc.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Tami Strom, RN

Building Nurse, Prairie School

What’s happening in Music?

1st grade is continuing to work on musical contrasts. We just finished playing a Valentine’s Day game where each student had to perform a rhythm on the drum. It was fun to guess what other students’ rhythms were! 

2nd grade just finished an AMAZING concert! Congratulations on a great performance! Your hard work was evident!

3rd grade is playing 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 a few songs!

4th grade is refining all the details for their show, “Bebop with Aesop”. Come to the performance on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30pm. Students performing can dress as a character from one of Aesop’s fables or they can wear a white top with black bottoms.

5th grade just finished an AWESOME concert! They have performed so many great shows at Prairie through the years and I am so proud of them! In class, we just started to work on ukulele. We learned the strings and are practicing plucking some notes from the C Major scale.