Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, January 29, 2016

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Children's Anxiety - FREE WEBINAR & Article Attached

Hello Parents,

A rising concern with kids of all ages is Anxiety, and how to help our kiddos through this difficulty. I am inviting you to this FREE WEBINAR from Renee Jain, who has a lot of great ideas on this subject. It is next Thursday, February 4th at 11:00 CT. If this is a concern for your child, please see the attached email from Renee Jain and join me in learning more about ways to help our kids.

I have also attached an article from Renee Jain that has 9 great ideas as a starting point!


Kindergarten Registration

P.E. Reminder

Dear Parents,

The P.E. Department would like to remind you to provide your child with a pair of gym shoes to be left at school. Now that winter is upon us, many students have missed P.E. due to having boots. It's also helpful if all students are able to tie their shoes. THANK YOU!

Upcoming Home & School Events


3 - Health & Wellness Gym Night – 4th & 5th grades

(Valentines Fitness Challenge) - 6:45-7:45

4 - Home & School Meeting 7pm

5 - Box Tops & Labels Due

9 - TND – Chili’s

12 - Valentine’s Parties

19 - Fun Fair

23 - TND – Culver’s

26 - Lunch Ticket

Hoops for Hope

4th & 5th grades Valentines Fitness Challenge. Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at 6:45

Box Tops, Labels for Education and Tyson Collection

The next Box Top, Labels for Education and Tyson collection is Friday, February 5, 2016. Please send your Box Tops, Labels for Education and Tyson to school with your kids on or before Friday, February 5.

Congratulations to Mrs. Dhuse’s class for turning the most Box Tops and winning the Traveling Trophey.

Crayon Collection

Prairie Point Panthers!!

We will be collecting crayons to donate to SCARCE. SCARCE stands for School& Community Assistance for Recycling& Composting Education.

Please search your house high and low for crayons you are no longer using. They can be whole crayons or pieces. Whole crayons will be sorted into sets for underprivileged school children, and the broken pieces will be remelted and formed in to large crayons called “Super Crayons.” These crayons can be used by children with special needs.

We will take a little time during our Valentine’s Day party to help sort the crayons for this great cause. There will be collection boxes outside of each classroom. Please have the crayons to Prairie Point by Friday, February 12.

Thank you!!

2016 Chess and Board Game Night at OEHS

Community Sign Language Course

Aramark Positions Available

Want to work close to home? A schedule that works for your kids? With lots of opportunities for advancement? Aramark Food Service is hiring in District 308!

For details visit or call Kate Kloet at 630-636-4611.