Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, September 29, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Panther Fitness Challenge

Dear School Families:

What a fantastic day we had here at Prairie Point Elementary. The Panther Fitness Challenge was awesome! Our students had a blast, the support from our Home and School and volunteer parents was amazing and our teachers were leading the charge with enthusiasm! We are better together!

I would like to offer a sincere "thank you" to our parents and sponsors for supporting our school fundraiser. I am thrilled to announce that in addition to having an awesome day, we were able to raise $18,180.00 to support our school! Thank you for making this possible. It looks like Mrs. DeMont and I along with our Prairie Point staff will be putting on a talent show in November.

Thank you for all that you do to make Prairie Point a wonderful school community!


Dr. Jennifer Groves

Kid's Triathlon

We had over 50 students participate in the kids' triathlon this past Sunday. They did a great job and battled through the heat. Good job Panthers!

We look forward to celebrating national walk to school month. Please join us every Wednesday in October and walk to school. Let's see which class can win the golden shoe award!

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W.O.W. 2017

Join the Prairie Point Elementary School Community and participate in celebrating “Walk to School Month”!

Walk On Wednesdays


Wednesdays in October!

October 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Walk to school with your student on

Wednesdays in October!

Talk to your Friends & Neighbors and Create Your Own “Walking Bus” Route to School

Walking to school with your students:

  • Enhances the health of children and promotes healthy lifestyle choices!

  • Provides quality time together!

  • Improves air quality and the environment!

  • Creates safe routes to school for pedestrian traffic!

    Come Join us for our W.O.W. Kick-Off Event

    on October 4th on the Playground!

    ** No Pets Please **

Important News from the LRC

Our Fall Book Fair will be held in the LRC from Friday, October 13 until Thursday, October 19. If you would like to volunteer to help, please use this link:

Volunteers will receive a coupon for $5 off any purchase.

As part of the Book Fair you may pre-order the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, titled The Getaway, for $15.14. If you pay by check, it must be made payable to Anderson's Bookfair Company.

Thank you for supporting our book fair!

Box Top Collection October 6th

We are wrapping up National Box Tops Week! Please remember to ask neighbors and family if they have any Box Tops you can collect to benefit Prairie Point! There is also a Box Top app you can use to earn even more money for our school! Our first Box Top Collection Date for this school year is next Friday, October 6. Remember, the top class after each collection will be awarded the travelling trophy. At the end of the year, the top class will be awarded a special activity, so please continue to clip! We will collect again in January and April!

Great Art Volunteers Needed

Great Art is in need of volunteers in many classrooms. If you are unfamiliar with Great Art, it is a wonderful program, presented to your children each month. A volunteer (usually a parent) comes into the classroom to discuss a piece of art and do a small project. The art that is discussed is provided to you along with materials to do the small project (materials are located in a cabinet at the school). When it is your month to present, you will receive an email asking you to contact your child’s teacher to request the Great Art binder to be sent home with your child and to arrange a time to present the art to the class. The binder is filled with ideas to present the art. (No prior art knowledge is required!) You may use the ideas that are in the binder or you may use your own ideas. The presentation and project should only take about 30 min.

If you are interested in presenting, or have questions, please contact Candace Kelty at

Room Parent Coordinators still needed

Attention Parents and Guardians,

There is still time to sign up for room parties. Signups are open until Sunday night. Visit and click on the room parties tab to sign up.

We are also looking for room parent coordinators for the Dhuse, Kulovitz, Gbur, and Ricken classes. If interested in becoming the head room parent for these classrooms or for more information, please contact Ruth Frey at Thank you!

Father-Son Game Night

Please Join us for a fun-filled night of games and food as we enjoy some sports games, Wii Mario Kart and other activities. Boys may bring any “father Figure” who they want to share this special night with.

When: Friday, October 6, from 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Prairie Point Gym

Cost: $ 10 per family (includes hot dog, chips, drink)

Reserve your spot as soon as possible. Click on the following link for access to the form for the event,

Home & School Calendar


5-Home and School meeting 7pm

6-Box Top Collection

6-Father and Son Game Night, 6:30-8:30

10 & 11-Tuesday Night Dinner - Rosati's

11-Health and Wellness (K & 1st 6:45-7:45)

17-Family Fun Night (Bingo/Book fair/Costume contest)

24-Culver’s night

31-Halloween Room Parties

Daisy Girl Scout Troop

Rush Copley Healthplex Open House

Fall Cheer Youth Camp

PushCoin - New Lunch & School Fee Payment Procedures

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.

Home & School Organization Upcoming Events