Prairie Point Panther Press
Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School
Friday, March 10, 2017
Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!
News From the Nurse's Office
We must have a medication authorization form on file (signed by a guardian and doctor) in order to administer any medication at school.
This includes all prescription or over the counter medication. This also includes cough drops, and any typical medication.
Attached is the authorization form that must be completed.
Thank you for your understanding,
Dominique Acuff BSN, RN
Off the Shelves - News from the LRC
Thank you to Sadie Mateja, Robbie Wilson, and Ryan Wilson for their book donations in celebration of their birthdays. If you would like to honor your child by donating a book, please send $15 cash or check (payable to Prairie Point) and he/she will select a new hardcover book from a selection of books we have set aside for this purpose. After March 24th these books will be added to the general collection, so please make your request by then. Thank you!
A reminder that during the week of March 21-24 we will have a CHILDREN’S USED BOOK SALE in the LRC. Your donations of books from preschool through 5th grade levels are appreciated. Students will visit the book sale during their scheduled LRC class time.
Robotics Trivia at OHS
Home & School News
Prairie Point Home and School has an upcoming election for our board for the 2017/2018 school year on Thursday April 6th at 7pm in the Community Room!
We have 5 board positions currently open:
If you are interested in running for any of these positions please email the current board at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following have expressed interest in each of these available positions:
President- Lisa Eloe
Vice President- Kim Tully
Recording Secretary-Katie Brom
Corresponding Secretary-Beth Kremer
Treasurer -Katie Lund
*BUT anyone can still run if they are interested.
Please contact anyone on the current board for more information.
Thank you so much,
Lisa Eloe, Stephanie Hornik, Kim Tully, Jenn Goehring, Vickie Nass
Home and School Calendar
14 TND - Portillo's
15 3rd Grade Musical
17 Morning with Mom
27-31 Spring Break
5 Health & Wellness, 4th & 5th, 6:45-7:45
6 Home and School Meeting, 7:00pm, Elections
7 Raging Waves forms due
11 TND - Panera
21 Daddy/Daughter Dance
25 Culver's Night
Lego robotics - we need parent volunteers!
Girls on the Run is coming to Prairie Point!
We are excited to announce Prairie Point Elementary School has been approved as a Spring 2017 program site for Girls on the Run (GOTR)! This after school program inspires young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Online Registration will open next week! An email will be sent to 3rd through 5th grade girls with registration information, start and end dates, and your coaches information.
The 8-10 week program is for girls in grades 3rd through 5th. It starts with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what is important to them. Then, they look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world. Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the program the girls participate in the Girls on the Run 5k which serves as the culminating event of the program.
The coaching team is excited to bring this rewarding program to Prairie Point Elementary. Interested in learning more, please contact the GOTR Site Coordinator, Caroline Griffin at email@example.com.
Hands - On Steam night -March 17th
Save The Date - Sweet Send Off
PRAIRIE POINT ELEMENTARY
SWEET SEND OFF
Join your fifth grade classmates for a fun-filled healthy celebration.
The kids will vote on the night’s activities at the Valentine’s Day class parties.
DATE: Saturday, June 3rd
TIME: 6-11pm Lock-In
LOCATION: Rush Copley Healthplex
More details coming soon
Know Any 5th Graders? Oswego School District 5th Grade Band Registration Appointments
The Oswego School District Beginning Band Appointments are scheduled during March and April with appointments being taken during January and February. The appointments are intended for any students who will be enrolled in 6th grade next year (2017-18) and would like to participate in band. Sixth grade is the only time that Beginning Band is offered at the junior high level in District #308 so it is important that interested students secure an appointment now.
Appointments are required for 6th Grade Band Registration!
Make an appointment through your junior high school link below.
Students will try all instruments and a final selection will be made with the assistance of an instructor.
Traughber JHS, make an appointment at
For questions, contact: Rachel Maxwell or Jessica Shields, 630-636-2721, firstname.lastname@example.org
News from the Nurse's office
Noted on the District 308 website: http://www.sd308.org/Page/17756
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
For details visithttp://www.sd308.org/Page/8234 or call Kate Kloet at 630-636-4611.