Prairie PTO Blog, Nov. 2018

Prairie PTO Blog, Nov. 2018

BOOK FAIR (Nov. 14–20)

Step into our Enchanted Forest and explore the magic of reading. Our Fall Book Fair is Nov. 14–20. We hope you'll stop by during Class Preview Days on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 and during Family Educator Conferences (previously known as parent/teacher conferences).

Book Fair Preview Hours by Classroom

WED, NOV. 14:
8:45–9:05 AM Heuer
9:15–9:35 AM Angel
9:45–10:05 AM Barba
10:15–10:35 AM Hafft
10:45–11:05 AM Wood
11:15–11:35 AM Open
11:45 AM–12:05 PM Open
12:15–12:35 PM Doherty
12:45–1:05 PM Smith
1:15–1:35 PM Hulligan
1:45–2:05 PM Zivin

THURS., NOV. 15:
8:45–9:05 AM McHugh
9:15–9:35 AM Giannos
9:45–10:05 AM Zaia
10:15–10:35 AM Cotter
10:45–11:05 AM Schmidt
11:15–11:35 AM Open
11:45 AM–12:05 PM Davis
12:15–12:35 PM Stewart
12:45–1:05 PM Desai
1:15–1:35 PM Weede
1:45–2:05 PM Souza


The Prairie PTO Staff Appreciation Committee will be hosting a dinner for teachers and staff during Family Educator Conferences on Mon., Nov. 19.

We'll be putting together a Pasta Bar. There are plenty of items to donate. You can make it, bake it, or buy it–or if you don't have time to do that, you can donate CASH and we will do the work for you. Let's show our Prairie Staff how Thankful we are for them. SIGN UP TO DONATE ITEMS

Donating money?  Send  to the Prairie School Office CASH ONLY in a sealed envelope marked "Staff Appreciation" OR log in to the Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT and donate using Paypal or credit card.

Questions? Please contact Karen Abrams.


Yearbooks orders have been extended to Nov. 15, 2018. Find order forms on the MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT.


All PTO forms–including volunteer sign-up forms and order forms to make PTO purchases–are contained in the Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT. Please make sure you have an updated Membership Toolkit account with the correct current teacher/grade level for your student. For all new families, this is a reminder to please create your account today.


Our Special Lunch and Dessert Day Committees have worked hard to organize delicious lunches and desserts. Please sign up your student for these meals and treats on the MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT.

Special Lunch Schedule, 2018–19

Nov. 16, 2018: Culver's
Dec. 14, 2018: Papa John's
Jan. 18, 2019: Original Bagel & Bialy
Feb. 15, 2019: Culver's
Mar. 15, 2019: Papa John's
Apr. 18, 2019: Original Bagel & Bialy
May 2019: Field Day Special Lunch

Dessert Day Schedule, 2018–19

Nov. 8, 2018: Nutphree's
Dec. 7, 2018: McDonald's
Jan. 11, 2019: Subway
Feb. 8, 2019: Culver's
Mar. 7, 2019: McDonald's
Apr. 12, 2019: Baskin Robbins
May 10, 2019: Culver's


Upcoming School Store dates: Nov. 14 and Nov. 28 (open during lunch periods) 
See the Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT for a new sign-up form to volunteer for School Store.

Stay tuned to the Prairie PTO Facebook page and calendar for School Store dates. School Store is a fun way for kids to purchase cute school supplies and small toys at lunch. Most items cost between 25 cents and $1.50. Please send your child with money on School Store Days, as they love to shop at lunch. All proceeds support our PTO and the fun community events we plan! School Store is open next on Nov. 14.


Please "like" our PRAIRIE SCHOOL PTO FACEBOOK page to stay up-to-date on all the exciting PTO information throughout the year. Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know!

You always can find event information and PTO information on our PTO WEBPAGE. Also, read our prior PRAIRIE PTO BLOG entries and PRAIRIE PTO POINTS.

We are so appreciative of our PTO volunteers! Please sign up today on PRAIRIE PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT to volunteer.