Prairie Elementary January News

From Principal Kristen Jones

January Events

1/03: Teacher Workday

1/04: Teacher Professional Learning day at SMNW

1/05: Students Return

1/06: Report Card posted in Skyward

1/07: Prairie Spirit Night at the KC Comets Game

1/13: arrival in gym for Building Assembly: Kick off Kindness Month

1/16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: No School
1/18: 4:00 Mathletics Competition at Belinder

1/20: Kindergarten Field Trip to Kaleidoscope

1/23-1/27: Great Kindness Challenge week

1/27: Prairie Variety Show

1/29-2/11: PTA Read-a-Thon: Details coming soon!

1/30: 6th Grade to Indian Hills Middle School Visit

1/31: 5th & 6th Grade to SME Musical

Prairie Variety Show: Jan. 27

Mark your calendars! We are thrilled to host our Prairie Variety Show this year! Students will perform during the day for the school and in the evening for our Prairie community. Details will be coming soon in our Prairie PTA Newsletter!

Art Room Mosaic: Volunteer Opportunity

Want to be a part of a permanent art installment in our school?

Prairie students will have the opportunity to participate in creating a permanent tile mosaic on the Art Room entrance wall. We are looking for volunteers from each classroom to assist a few students at a time on their Art Day from January-May. Think something similar to library helper, except messier.

Grandparents and family friends’ welcome!

For questions, please email Karise Rollheiser at

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Prairie Lego League Team Achievement

The Prairie Lego League, Astro Panthers, qualified for the next round of competition to be held at Union Station on Jan 28th. This is the first time our school has qualified from the preliminary rounds. It is really impressive for our kids as competition can have kids up to 16 years of age. Our Astro Panthers were against other teams filled with middle schoolers! The kids have worked really hard meeting twice a week/ roughly 4 hours a week since early September.

We are so proud of our Astro Panthers and thanks to the coaches, Jaime Peterson and Khurram Khan, for making this opportunity happen for our students! You can view the trophy and banner in the trophy case in our entryway.

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Green Team Guest Speaker

Our Prairie Green Team had a great visit with Prairie Village Councilman Greg Shelton in November! They had terrific questions and great enthusiasm for partnering with the City for environmental change.