Prairie Elementary News April 2022

From Principal Kristen Jones

April Events

4/02: Prairie Fun Run & 5K

4/06: Green Team in Library for 4-6 graders

4/05: 1st Grade Field Trip to Coterie: Pete the Cat

4/06: 4th Gr Field Trip to Ernie Miller

4/06: Chipotle Spirit Dining from 4-8pm

4/07: 6th Gr Village People in Village Shops 10am-12:45pm

4/07: Kindergraten Roundup 5-7:30pm

4/14: Pizza Party for Top Sellers of Garbage bags after school in garden

4/15: No School

4/18-22: Earth Day Week

4/18: Taco Republic Spirit Dining Night 4pm-close

4/20: East Area Band Concert 7pm

4/21: East Area Orchestra 7pm

4/29: 4th Gr Field trip to Shawnee Indian Mission

4/29: 6th Gr to IHMS for Olympic Festival & Play

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Very Important Arrival Change: Beginning Tuesday 4/05

Same Key Arrival Times:


  • 7:50 Breakfast served
  • 7:50 Staff report time
  • 8:00 Entry Bell
  • 8:10 Tardy Bell


Different Entrance from 7:50-8:00:

We have been allowing students to enter the building at 7:50 in order to keep students in their classroom cohorts as much as possible. We now feel it is safe to have students distance in the gym if they arrive prior to the 8:00 entry bell.


  • Students will enter through gym entrance from 7:50-8:00.
  • Students eating breakfast will continue to take their grab and go breakfast, but to the table in the gym until 8:00.
  • Students with special passes to enter through the front will go directly to the gym from 7:50-8:00.
  • Two staff members will supervise as students sit in rows on the floor by grade level.
  • Since the weather is warming up, we encourage students to walk or ride bikes to school with a plan to arrive at 8:00.

Live Variety Show Links

We had a blast showcasing the talents of our Prairie Panthers!!

Click on the links below to view each show:

Kindergarten-3rd Grade Show

4th-6th Grade Show

Prairie Panther Spirit Fridays are BACK!!! Mrs. VanderPas's 1st Grade won last week!!

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6th Grade Village People Thursday!! 4/07

For over 20 years, Prairie 6th graders get the opportunity to work at select merchants in The Village and gain valuable life skills!


Visit The Village Thurs, April 7 from 10:00 am - 12:45 pm to support the local businesses below, and most importantly our 6th graders during this beloved tradition of Village People.


  • Athletico
  • Bag & Baggage
  • The Better Cheddar
  • Bijin
  • BOK Financial
  • Chill in the Village
  • Dolce
  • Euston's
  • French Market
  • Goodcents
  • Hen House
  • Little Gym
  • The Little House
  • Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken
  • RSVP
  • Scoobie
  • Scratch
  • Story
  • Tavern
  • UMB Bank
  • Village Flower Shop
  • Welwythn

Village Church, opportunities for supporting families in the Prairie Community:

Currently, We are bringing therapists and speakers in on the first Wednesday of each month to talk with parents. (Our next one is April 6th 10-11 a.m.)

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Do daily battles regarding video games, phones, or iPads have you pulling out your hair? You're not alone! We are excited to bring this program to Village and help you develop digital plans that suit YOUR family. To register, click on this link.

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Kindergarten Round Up Thurs. 4/07 from 5-7:30pm

We are excited to host our new Panthers for Kindergarten Round Up this week!!

Our families will go on a tour, guided by 6th graders, to meet our classroom teachers, specials teachers, nurse, office staff and me, the principal! Families will get the opportunity to browse tables in the courtyard to find out more about PTA, Y-Care, scouts, and purchase spirit wear.

Students will be able to meet new friends as they play on the kindergarten playground before their tour begins. Our Prairie Panther mascot will also make an appearance for each group!

Please follow this link to sign up for a time to tour.


Reminder: Enrollment is completed online. Follow this link to complete the process as soon as possible!