Prairie Trails


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Important Dates:

What's Happening at Prairie Trails:

  • 10/4- Picture Retake Day
  • 10/5- Non-attendance day
  • 10/11- PTC Meeting- 5:45 pm
  • 10/12- Walk-Bike to School Day
  • 10/12- Officer Friendly Kindergarten Visits
  • 10/13- Red Barn Dine & Share Day
  • 10/14- After school playdate in the park
  • 10/21- Mount Prospect Fire Department Visit
  • 10/31- Halloween Parade (11:10 AM Pre-K & 1:30 PM Pre-K & Kindergarten)


Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 4.

  • If students were not present for the August picture day: They will be called by homeroom to come down and take their picture.

  • If students are retaking their picture: They should bring any picture packages received to give to the photographer.

Please visit the Inter-State Help Page below if you have questions about ordering pictures.

Medical Information Needed


The following paperwork is required for kindergarten & pre-k students. If you have missing paperwork, our school nurse, Mrs. Karp sent home letters last week. We need to have physicals and vision exams on file by 10/14. After that date, you child will not be permitted to return to school until we have those forms.



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Prairie Trails Specials Newsletter

October 2022


This October, students will continue to create different types of LINES in their artworks and practice their fine motor skills (cutting and gluing). We will shift from lines to shapes and learn how both geometric and organic shapes can create people, animals and objects in art. If you have any questions, please email me at:

Lauren Pennington


Please continue to keep library books in great shape! Make sure your student returns their book on Wednesdays!


This month in Music we’re starting to explore rhythms! We’ll be beginning our rhythm reading journey by using the syllables of simple words we already know and playing them on our classroom instruments. We’re also continuing our exploration of steady beat every class through movement, singing and games. This month we’ll be recording the Prairie Trails school song for the morning announcements. Cute videos of your chipmunk singing with their classmates will be coming home soon!

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions: Meghan Thompson


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Beth Miller


This month in STEM classes, students will be learning and observing weather changes, as scientists do! We will be introduced to tools that measure wind speed and direction as well as measure rainfall. Each student will also create their own windsock to use at home as a tool to measure wind! Autumn winds are blowing!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at

Jeannine Wagner

Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety

Technology use in education has greatly increased, and so has the importance of educating students about appropriate and responsible behavior when using technology. Are you interested in attending a parent night focused on Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety? Please complete this one-question survey to share your thoughts.

Walk & Bike to School Day

We will be celebrating National Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 12. For those who wish to participate, there is a bike rack outside of Door # 1 across from the playground entrance. If you can, feel free to walk or bike with your child to school.

Opportunities for playdates in the park

  • Please feel free to stop by the Prairie Trails playground after school on Friday, October 14 for an informal playdate. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and your children can play with their Prairie Trails peers.

  • A kindergarten parent reached out to me with a great idea, so I thought this would be a great place to share. If you have younger Prairie Trails siblings and are looking for an easy social activity, feel free to meet up at Tamarack Park (just east of Prairie Trails) after drop-off on Wednesday mornings. What a great way for our future Chipmunks to meet each other.

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Thank you for joining!!!

Thank you to the PTC for sponsoring musician Nick Davio this past Friday night. Kids and adults enjoyed music under the stars. It was a great event!!

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2022-2023 Lunch & Breakfast Information

Lunch Information

This year, the lunch program will return to the pre-pandemic process. Families who meet certain income eligibility guidelines can apply for free or reduced-price meals.

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Prairie Trails is looking for lunchroom / playground supervisors for the 22-23 school year.

  • 5 days per week
  • 2 hours / day
  • $15 per hour
  • Start asap
  • Reach out to Mrs. Veytsman if you have any interest.
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