Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

News from P.E.

Reminder for 3-5 grade: the park district's kids triathlon is
September 24th. Sign up deadline is September 14th. You can register
at We love to see all the Prairie Point

Screenager: Growing up in the Digital Age

Bednarcik Junior High is hosting a FREE showing of the movie, Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age on Thursday, September 21 @ 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. The movie dives into many issues surrounding social media, gaming, academics, and internet addiction with a focus on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. After viewing the movie, parents will have the opportunity to discuss reactions to the move and share insights they have from their own experiences.

Please click on the link below and register in the top right corner so Bednarcik knows how many people to expect.

For more information visit:

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

The Panther Fitness Challenge is coming!

Mark your calendars for September 29th during the school day. This is Prairie Point’s only fundraiser for the year. Join us for this fun, high-energy day! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Karen Kelly: Panther Fitness Challenge – Everyone Moving Together!

2017-2018 Student Directory

To be included in the 2017-2018 school directory, you MUST fill out your family information at Thank you!

Home & School Calendar


12 Chipotle Night

26 Culver's Night - 5th grade teachers serving

29 Panther Fitness Challenge - all day

Lego Robotics Program

Lego Robotics will begin at Prairie Point on Sept. 7th. from 3:45-4:45 for grades K-5. The program runs for 8 weeks every Thursday through Oct. 26th for $99. If your child is interested, please register at

Cub Scouts

Moms and More - Children's clothing & Toy Resale event

PushCoin - New Lunch & School Fee Payment Procedures

Free and Reduced Lunch Information

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