Life on the Prairie

August 26, 2022

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Important Dates

8/26 . . . Picture Day

9/6 . . . 6th Grade Back to School Night

9/7 . . . 7th and 8th Grade Back to School Night

9/16 . . . 6th Grade Social

9/29 . . . Picture Retake Day

News You Can Use

Back to School Nights

We look forward to welcoming our parents back to school. This year we have two Back to School Nights scheduled:


6th grade will take place on Tuesday, September 6th.

7th and 8th grades will take place on Wednesday, September 7th.


Please read the above links for the evenings' schedules.

New Ipad Tips and Tricks

We had a successful ipad rollout for our students this week. You can find reminders about how to keep your ipads in tip-top shape as well as find troubleshooting help here.

2022 Fall Athletic Information

Please click here for the 2022 fall athletic information.

Parking Lot Procedures

Student Arrival Procedures

Students arriving to school via the BUS will enter through Door #2 (300-Wing), Door #3A (New 6th Grade 900-Wing) and Door #4 (400/500-Wing). Students will be granted permission to disembark the school bus by a staff member no earlier than 8:40 AM.


Students that are being dropped off by CAR should arrive no earlier than 8:30 AM. Car drop-off will occur in front of the building along the long curb. Once on property, cars turn left and stack a single file line through the parking lot making their way patiently toward the concrete sidewalk. We ask that cars pull all the way forward as much as possible and then drop students at the sidewalk alongside the building. Once dropped off at school, students will proceed either to their lockers or to the Commons.


Once you are at the curb, please have your student exit the car immediately so as to keep the traffic flowing. While the weather is nice, students are welcome to hang out on the sidewalk until the doors open.


Student Dismissal Procedures

Students who are riding the BUS after school will be directed to a live updated bus map, which displays where their assigned bus route is parked in our new bus lanes.

Individuals picking up students at the end of the day should follow the same procedures as morning drop off above. Once on property, cars turn left and stack a single file line through the parking lot making their way patiently towards the concrete sidewalk along the building. We ask that cars pull all the way forward as much as possible. After picking up students, we ask that traffic needing to travel eastbound toward Route 14 exit at the stop light, while traffic needing to travel westbound use the ELC exit. Please see the hyperlinked map for reference.


Staff will be outside assisting in the flow of traffic should you have questions.

Picture Day Information

School Picture Day was today, August 26th. Afterwards, you’ll be able to select your image for your yearbook (please remember to do so before it’s selected for you), and all orders will be delivered to your home. To view and order photos from Picture Day: You’ll receive an email when your images are ready to view online. Or, you can search for them at vipis.com shortly after photos are taken. If you need further assistance, contact VIP at support@vipis.com. Retakes will occur on September 29th.

Welcome to the PTO!

Happy 2022-23 school year! On behalf of the PTO we would like to welcome you to (or back to) Prairie. Our PTO meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:15 AM. Our first PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September 13th. This is a great time to connect with other parents and hear about what is going on at school. We hope you can join us. If you have questions feel free to reach out to Stacey Tomczak at: prairieptopresident@gmail.com.


Don't forget that our spiritwear store is open until September 2nd!

Save the Date for the 6th Grade Social

This event will occur on Friday, September 16th, 3:45-5:00.
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