Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, May 12, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Registration Reminder

If you have not done so already, please register your student for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Simply login to Home Access Center, select the student you wish to register, select Registration and select the Edit button. Also please complete and return the student Health History form to our office. If you have any questions please call our office at 630-636-3600.

News from the Art Room

Greetings from the art room!

What a busy, busy year we have had in the Prairie Point Art room! We have painted, drawn, erased, traced, woven, cut and glued our own artwork. We have wished and wondered about artwork made by others.

The full day kindergarteners took their work home as soon as it was completed. Each was so excited to do so! All students in first through fifth grades saved their work in a large portfolio. These will come home during the last two weeks of school. The younger grades have more pages inside their portfolios since their work is often completed faster. The older students tend to have fewer pieces of art because each lesson encompasses several concepts and looks deeper into an artist or idea. Take some time with your student and page through each lesson. You may want to ask them which was their favorite, which they had the most trouble with, which media (art method) they enjoyed the most.

The final lesson of the year is usually my favorite and often the favorite of the students. The first graders make a HUGE city drawing which takes much time to color in. These will be displayed for a short time in the main hallway. It is amazing to see the variety of ideas and styles across our three first grades. The second through fifth graders do yarn weaving. These will be coming home in their portfolios the last week or two of school. They are AMAZING! Your student may be excited to share with you the colors they chose, the techniques they tried and other thoughts about weaving.

Have a wonderful summer! Find some time to all students to draw, paint and notice art around them.

Bev Collins 630-636-3651

News from P.E.

Field Day 2017

We need water balloons!!!!

Movie Mania Field Day 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Rain Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Join us for a Movie Mania themed field day as students celebrate the end of another great year. Activities will include games that celebrate some of the kids’ favorite movies, as well as other crazy games that will keep them moving and laughing. Plus, we’ll have our special “Hollywood”-inspired photo booth. Students will play together, enjoy the benefits of exercise and spend quality time outdoors in one of two sessions:

Morning: 9:00-11:00 (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

Afternoon: 1:15-3:15 (Grades Full-day K, 1 & 2)

**Half-day Kindergarten will have a separate Field Day activity and volunteer coordination**

Prairie Point Field Day would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

We have created an online volunteer sign up at:

Please sign up by: May 12, 2017

Please indicate which session(s) you can volunteer for. We will do our best to accommodate you being on the field when your children are. We also need water balloon donations. If you do not have access to the internet or have any questions about Field Day, please contact Rachelle Stoller at or Lisa Eloe at

Noetic Learning Math Contest

Prairie Point Panthers Pursue Problem Solving Success!

On April 6, 58 students from Prairie Point led by Mrs. Mogle competed in the semi-annual Noetic Learning Math Contest.

Noetic Learning Math Contest is a national mathematics contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.

More than 32,000 students representing 763 schools across the country took part in this spring’s contest.

The following students are our team winners.

  • 3rd Grade Panthers | Brady Travis and Ethan Schraeder—1st Place, Owen Lafferty and Thomas Martinez—2nd Place, Matthew Crowe and Cole Kelly—3rd Place

  • 4th Grade Panthers | Henry Paustenbach—1st Place; Peyton Fahnholz, Matthew Matile, and Erik Stopinski—2nd Place; Timmy Kill—3rd Place

The following students won the National Honor Roll title. This title is awarded to approximately the top 10% of participating mathletes.

  • Henry Paustenbach

  • Peyton Fahnholz

  • Matthew Matile

  • Erik Stopinski

  • The following students received National Honorable Mention. This title is awarded to approximately the top 50% of participating mathletes.

  • 3rd Grade Panthers:

    Brady T Travis, Brayden Borrowman, Bree A Abel, Cameron M Anderson, Claire E Johnson, Cole E Kelly, Conor Tully, Ethan R Schrader, Gabe Bavone, Hunter Amelio, Jennifer Nguyen, Kaleb Stumpenhorst, Katelyn G Thilk, Kimberly Reichard, Lily Hattrem, Matthew Crowe, Matthew F Odefey, Owen C Lafferty, Thomas Martinez, Trenton Sendra,

  • 4th Grade Panthers:

    Abigail Mundsinger, Alex Mikelson, Bradley Stratton, Charlie Farrow, Evelyn Snyder, Ian King, Julia Matile, Kelsey Foster, Madeline Mundsinger, Mandy Tsang, Marykate Mosher, Max Bonesz, Sean Vosburgh, Timmy Kill

  • Some of our fifth graders also participated in the District-wide Noetic Learning Math Contest on April 7, 2017. Participants were Ava Hutchings, Joey Griffin, Chance Marlowe, Aidan Lassandrello, Nathan Parikh, Lucas Wilson, Charlie Snyder, and Michael Sewart. Michael Sewart placed in the top ten for the whole district!

  • Congratulations to all the winners! The contest results demonstrate our students’ great problem solving skills and math talents. They also show that our students can rise to the occasion and can meet the challenge.

  • More detailed information about the Noetic Learning Math Contest can be found at:

5th Grade Sweet Send Off Reminder






6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’t miss out! Join your fifth grade classmates for a fun-filled, lock-in celebration with activities that include swimming, climbing wall and more. Snacks are included!



Any questions? contact Caroline Griffin at

Summer School 2017, Registration Closes May 30th

Students going into 6th Grade

Please remember that students going into 6th grade need an annual health history form filled out, completed immunization documents and a current physical turned in PRIOR to schedule pick up in the fall. If any of these forms are not turned in, the student will NOT be allowed to pick up their schedule and will not be able to start school until all these forms are turned in.

Please also make sure the parent portion on the top of the physical is completed and signed.

If you already have these things completed for next year, they can be turned in to Prairie Point now.

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


18 Field Day (Rain out date 5/19)

23 Culver's night kindergarten night

26 Last day of school

Open Home & School Committees

The following positions are open and can be co-chaired:

  • Beautification
  • Rewards (this is a great committee to manage from home)
  • Penny the Mascot - Penny visits the school at Preview Night, Panther Fitness Challenge, Fun Fair and Field Day. We can have more than one person be Penny and we could have her visit more often.

If you have any questions, please contact Home and School at

Thank you!

East View Farewell Fun Fair May 12

2017-2018 Curriculum Night

P-TAG Parent Information Night

Summer Basketball & Football Camps

Summer Volleyball Camps

OHS 2017 Summer Camp Flyer

OHS 2017 Summer Camp Book

Summer Baseball Camp for Grades K-8

Health Requirements Kindergarten, 2nd & 5th

Kindergarten :

Completed physical exam/immunizations

Eye exam

Dental Exam

2nd Grade:

Dental exam

6th Grade:

Completed physical exam

Proof of one dose of Tdap

Completed 3 shot series of Hepatitis B

One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine given on or after 11th birthday

Dental exam

News from the Nurse's Office

Noted on the District 308 website:

When should my student stay home from school?
Your child is too ill to go to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

· Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours

· Shortness of breath or wheezing (not controlled with an inhaler if they have asthma)

· A cough that interrupts his/her normal activity or wakes them, or other family members at night.

· An undiagnosed rash unless cleared by a physician’s note

· Drainage from the eye

· Severe sore throat

· Fever- If your child has a temperature of 100° (or higher) in the past 24 hours they cannot attend school. Children are to be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication, before returning to school.

· A contagious illness that is treated with antibiotics, such as strep throat or pink eye, and has not been taking the antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

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.