Prairie Point Express

Family Newsletter

September 18, 2020

Prairie Point Elementary School

School Address: 8101 NW Belvidere Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64152

School Hours: 8:15 am - 3:05 pm

School Phone: 816-359-4380

Principal: Dr. Danny Todtfeld

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Sarah McQuinn

Counselor: Mrs. Ally Swisher

Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 25

  • Fall Picture Day (In-person students)

Fall Picture Day Information

Fall Picture Day will be on Friday, September 25 for in-person learners.

Online learners will be able to come to Prairie Point to have their photo taken on the Fall Re-Take day which is Wednesday, November 4. A sign-up will be shared with online learners so that we can control the number of students coming into the building. This sign-up will be shared when we get closer to November 4.

Parents are encouraged to order pictures before Picture Day by visiting You will need to enter our Picture Day ID: EVTBW2S6J. Fliers were sent home this week and can be seen online by clicking here.

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Yearbook Orders

2020-2021 Yearbooks are on sale NOW! You can order a yearbook at a discounted price of $13 through 12/31/2020.

To Order Your Yearbook:

  1. Visit:
  2. Enter Yearbook ID Code: 1724721
  3. School Name: Prairie Point Elem School
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E-Backpack (Electronic Fliers)

As we have done for a number of years, any fliers we receive will be uploaded to Prairie Point's E-Backpack can be found on the Prairie Point Website under the "Parent Resources" tab. Click here for a direct link to the E-Backpack.

Currently in the E-Backpack:

  • Fliers for Online Clubs hosted by Community Education
  • Party Flier (Ordering Birthday Treats through Food Service)
  • Yearbook Order Form
  • Directory Invite to Families

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Do You Know A Park Hill Star?

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.
That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

PTA Information

Do you have a student that wants to be a part of a national organization, work with parents and teachers to improve our school, and assist with keeping peers connected? If so, join PTA as a family! Student Leaders are encouraged to bring their passion and creativity to the table to assist with the following project we have in the works now.

  • Event organization and set up
  • Creating & Editing videos (in front of camera or behind)
  • Art for posters and advertising
  • Staff Appreciation

If you and your child are interested in assisting with any PTA projects please email us at All planning will be done virtual.

Click Here for the PTA Membership Toolkit

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Free Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students through December 2020

The Park Hill School District announced that there is additional lunch and breakfast funding for the 2020 school year. At this time all students will be receiving free meals until the funding runs out. See the Park Hill website for all of the details:

Students will be allowed to purchase additional items. The prices for the additional items are listed below:

Doritos: $0.85

Small Bag Chips (Cheetos, Hot Cheetos, Munchie mix, pretzels): $0.65

Fruit Snacks: $0.75

Rice Krispies: $0.85

Cookies: $0.50

Fruit Roll ups: $0.50

Water: $0.60

Milk: $0.60

Juice : $0.40

Ice Cream (Tuesdays only for 2nd-5th grades): $0.75

A Message From The Park Hill Clothing Center

The Park Hill Clothing Center would like to thank all of the families who have contributed to our facility. For anyone not familiar with the clothing center there is more information here:

There have been some changes due to Covid-19. The biggest change is that we must limit the number of people in the building. Therefore if you need to “shop” (the clothes are free) please sign up for a time slot using the link above.

Volunteers are greatly needed! We have been fortunate to have received numerous donations, however we’ve had a difficult time hanging up all of the incoming clothes with very few volunteers. If anyone has 1-2 hours to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. The above link also has a link for volunteers. New dates are periodically added so keep checking back.

Thank you for all of your help!

-The Park Hill Clothing Center

Repeat: Birthday Treats

Due to our safety guidelines, we will not be able to have food or other items brought into the school building for birthdays or other celebrations. If you are still interested in birthday treats for your students, our Food Service has options available for purchase. Click HERE for ordering information.

Repeat: Technology Use at Home

Here are some general guidelines and best practices for laptop use at home.

Thank you for your support. If you have any technology issues or questions, please contact the Help Desk Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 816-359-5000.

Health Guidelines for Students and Staff

Students and staff who are feeling sick must stay home. Parents will self-assess students for Covid-19 symptoms. Staff will self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms daily. Staff and students will stay home if they have a fever of 100.4 F or greater. All members of our Park Hill family will follow these guidelines to screen for symptoms of COVID-19, and must stay home if ill.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of taste or smell

Our 5 Pillars of Prevention

Throughout the summer, we have been working hard to modify our building procedures and practices to make Prairie Point as safe as possible. This work has resulted in a 5 Pillars of Prevention Matrix. The 5 Pillars include: Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing, Cleaning and Disinfecting, Cohort Groups and Masks.

Please take some time to learn about Prairie Point's Health and Safety Precautions. Click here to access our matrix and other health information.

Prairie Point Mission

Our Vision

Prairie Point Elementary School provides all children with a safe, caring educational environment that focuses on high expectations and promotes lifelong learning.

Our Mission

To create a safe and caring student centered environment, to empower students to be independent learners, problem solver, and responsible citizens in the 21st Century.

At Prairie Point School, we value:

  • Keeping the focus on the student
  • Continuous learning and professional growth
  • Warm, caring, open-minded environment
  • High expectations for all students and adults
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Empathetic approach with our actions.