Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, May 26, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

P.E. News

Wow, did we have a fantastic movie mania field day! The students had a blast, the 75 volunteers made the stations fun and the weather cooperated. I would like to give a special thank you to Lisa Eloe and Rachelle Stoller, they were an immense help to the success of field day.

We lucked out again with weather for Panthers on the Run! The 5th grade ran a total of 414 miles. This was our 10th year doing this event and the students bring their best effort each and every time. The 25 volunteer coaches did a great job keeping the students motivated, tracking the miles and joining in on the run.

Save the dates:

Monday Miles

Starts June 5th, 6:30pm picnic shelter by the splash pad

First Thursday Four Square

June 1st, July 6th and August 3rd at the civic center 6pm

Kids Triathlon

Sunday, September 24th

These events and many more can be found in the Oswegoland Park District Catalog or on online.

Have a Healthy and Fit summer! G.O. A.P.E.

Field Day Pictures

Panther on the Run Pictures

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.

Please see updated Board Policy regarding school fees

News from the Nurse's office

As a reminder, all medication stored in the health office must be picked up by the end of the school year. Any medication not picked up by a parent or adult will be disposed of on Friday June 9, 2017.

Attached is the Medication Authorization Form for the 2017-2018 school year. We must have this form, signed by the physician and parent or guardian, on file at school in order to begin giving medications at the start of the school year.

If your child is bringing medication for allergies, please also complete and sign the attached allergy emergency plan.

If your child is bringing medication for asthma, please also complete the attached asthma emergency plan.

If your child will be carrying their emergency medications with them, we still need all forms completed and on file in the health office.

Medications and forms can be dropped off at the Nurse’s Office before the first day of school. If you have any questions, please contact the Nurse’s Office at 636-3602.


Dominique Acuff RN, BSN

Prairie Point Building Nurse

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.

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

2017-2018 Curriculum Night

OHS 2017 Summer Camp Flyer

OHS 2017 Summer Camp Book

Summer Basketball & Football Camps

Summer Volleyball Camps

Summer Baseball Camp for Grades K-8

Nurse Needs Donations

As you clean closets this summer....

The nurse could use pants and shorts with elastic waist in all sizes.

Also needed are all sizes of new underwear.

Thank you

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.