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 Oswegolandparkdistrict.org. 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:https://www.screenagersmovie.com/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. Panther Fitness Challenge – Everyone Moving Together!
2017-2018 Student Directory
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 www.ChasewoodLearning.com.
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
Completed physical exam/immunizations
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
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.