Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, May 5, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

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.

National Ride your Bike to School Day

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A.C.E.S. All Children Exercising Simultaneously!

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Field Day 2017

Movie Mania Field Day 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Rain Date: Friday, May 19, 2017

Join us for a Movie Mania themed field day as students celebrate the end of another great year. Activities will include games that celebrate some of the kids’ favorite movies, as well as other crazy games that will keep them moving and laughing. Plus, we’ll have our special “Hollywood”-inspired photo booth. Students will play together, enjoy the benefits of exercise and spend quality time outdoors in one of two sessions:

Morning: 9:00-11:00 (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

Afternoon: 1:15-3:15 (Grades Full-day K, 1 & 2)

**Half-day Kindergarten will have a separate Field Day activity and volunteer coordination**

Prairie Point Field Day would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

We have created an online volunteer sign up at:

Please sign up by: May 12, 2017

Please indicate which session(s) you can volunteer for. We will do our best to accommodate you being on the field when your children are. We also need water balloon donations. If you do not have access to the internet or have any questions about Field Day, please contact Rachelle Stoller at or Lisa Eloe at

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

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.


Gratitude and hope are my themes for May. I am so grateful for another wonderful year at Prairie Point and catch believe the year is almost up. I would like to take this time to again thank every single person who has helped our Home and School Organization in any way.

Together, students, families and staff, we were able to do so many amazing things. We raised money through the Panther Fitness Challenge and funded teacher grants, school projects and supported our entire staff. We helped our community through our Community Outreach programs. And we provided so many fun events for our families, like Bingo Night, Holiday Shop, Fun Fair, the Daddy/Daughter Dance, Variety Show and so, so much more.

Behind the scenes we had parents managing the marquee, stuffing Thursday folders, volunteering for Great Art, and providing food and tokens of appreciation each month for our staff. Last week, Home and School was able to treat every member of our staff to a week filled with treats and gifts to show our gratitude for their impact on our children. Throughout the year we have reached out to parents for assistance with both Home and School and school projects. We are very thankful to those who have made themselves available.

My hope is that 2017-2018 will be another great year. I hope that you will continue to bring your time, energy, and enthusiasm to the school. I hope that more parents get involved throughout the year. I hope that you reach out to us with ideas and comments about Home and School because we really want to hear them. And, most of all, I hope that you all have a safe and fun summer break. We look forward to seeing you at Preview Night in August.


Lisa Eloe

Home & School President

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


10 TND (on a Wednesday!) - Salsa Verde night

18 Field Day (Rain out date 5/19)

23 Culver's night

26 Last day of school

Open Home & School Committees

The following positions are open and can be co-chaired:

  • Beautification
  • Rewards (this is a great committee to manage from home)
  • Penny the Mascot - Penny visits the school at Preview Night, Panther Fitness Challenge, Fun Fair and Field Day. We can have more than one person be Penny and we could have her visit more often.

If you have any questions, please contact Home and School at

Thank you!

East View Farewell Fun Fair May 12

2017-2018 Curriculum Night

Summer School 2017 Course Catalog

Celebrate Mother's Day, May 11th at OEHS

P-TAG Parent Information Night

Summer Basketball & Football Camps

OHS 2017 Summer Camp Flyer

OHS 2017 Summer Camp Book

Summer Baseball Camp for Grades K-8

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.