Life on the Prairie

October 21, 2022

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Important Dates

10/27 . . . 8th Grade PSAT

10/28 . . . 7th Grade Halloween Party . . . 7-9 PM

11/4 . . . Institute Day . . . NO SCHOOL

11/8 . . . Election Day . . . NO SCHOOL

11/11 . . . 8th Grade Social

11/16 . . . Snowflake . . . 3:10-6:00 PM

Click here to see all of the activities going on at Prairie.

News You Can Use

A Message From Our Nurse

As we head into flu and cold season, we would like to remind everyone that if students do not feel well during the school day, they should ask their teacher for a pass to see our nurse. She will then reach out to home if appropriate.

Last Chance to Choose Your Yearbook Picture

View your school portraits and select your yearbook picture before the deadline.

  • To view your school portraits look for an email sent to you by “Visual Image Photography”, or go to (student ID number may be required)

  • Selection Deadline: Friday, October 21st

  • After the final deadline, VIP will choose a yearbook image for you

There is no deadline to order pictures. If you have questions, please email

Early Winter Sports Information

Check out our Early Winter Sports offerings at Prairie Campus.

Notes From Our Counselors

In October we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Visit to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. Also check out 50 Everyday Ways to Love Your Teen for tips on connecting with your teenager.

Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630

BStrong's Tuesday Tips provide wonderful resources for parents and caregivers. You can view or sign up for their weekly newsletter here.

In addition to Hispanic Heritage Month and Red Ribbon Week, October provides reminders for households to explore Neurodiversity Acceptance, Polish-American Heritage, and Italian-American Heritage. Read more here.

Author Visit with Lindsay Currie

The Prairie Library is delighted to welcome author Lindsay Currie for a visit on Monday, October 24th. Ms. Currie will talk with students about her career as an author and discuss her new book, The Girl in White. A limited supply of book copies are available for purchase through RevTrak. Students can pick up their purchases in the Prairie Library.

Start Date: Available Now
End Date: 11/2/2022 3:30 PM

Prairie 7th Grade Halloween Party

All 7th Grade Students are invited to join a fun evening of music, games and fun! Please register your student by October 27th.

Friday, October 28th

7 PM -- 9 PM

BMS Prairie

$10 admission

We need help to make this event a success! Sign up to volunteer or donate party supplies.

Snowflake Registration

Are you wondering what Snowflake is about and if you should register your child? Check out a video from our presenters to learn a little about this fantastic event.

Snowflake is a unique opportunity to teach valuable skills that develop healthy peer relationships, promote responsible decision-making and encourage middle school students to resist negative peer pressure in an informal setting. It is happening this year on November 16th.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register your child! Sign your child up on Revtrak by October 28th to experience Snowflake.

Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

Turkey trot sign-up is now open! 1st annual Barrington Butterball Turkey Trot hosted by the Prairie PTO and Prairie Cross Country and Track programs will be taking place Thanksgiving morning. Sign-up now!

Want to be a sponsor? Click to find out more.

During an emergency situation at one of our schools, it is important for our community to work together. Barrington 220 has developed this tip sheet for parents/guardians, which shares specific actions parents/guardians should take in the event of an emergency.
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