Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, March 25, 2022

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Crossing Guard Coverage

We are currently looking to hire 2 crossing guards and lunch/recess supervisors. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact the main office! Since we are understaffed in this area, we want to let you know that the crosswalk at Lakeview and N. Grove (by the park district building) may be without a crossing guard at times. The heavy-travel crosswalk at Lakeview and S. Grove (near Bickford Assisted Living) will always be covered. Thank you.

Summer Learning Program

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Variety Show

Get your Variety Show acts ready! The show is Tuesday, May 3 IN-PERSON. Please submit the attached forms, a video clip of your act, and a copy of any song lyrics by April 15 to

Questions? Email Lindsay Sher-Beverwyk at:

Spirit Wear

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Home and School Organization Needs your Help!

Want to get involved? Join the Prairie Point Home and School Organization!

If you are interested in getting more involved at Prairie Point next year, take a look at the positions available on the Home and School Board.

President-The President serves as the primary contact for the Principal and represents the organization at meetings, coordinates work of all officers and committees.

Vice President-The Vice President shall assist the President and carry out the President's duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.

Recording Secretary-The Recording Secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes, prepare meeting agendas, and ensure that corporate records are maintained.

Treasurer-The Treasurer shall receive all the funds, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, pays out funds, present a financial statement at every meeting, and make a full report at the end of the year.

Corresponding Secretary-The Corresponding Secretary shall handle all correspondence for the organization, send notices of meetings to the membership, and assist with the release and coordination of the organization's information to the school newsletter.

We need your help!

There are around 20 committees and over 11 events that are put on for the benefit of the Prairie Point students and families every school year.

Please help if you are able and want to get involved in some capacity!

If you have any questions, would like to find out more about a position, or put your name in to join the board, please send an email to

Thank you so much!

Traughber Jr High Band

Greetings from the art room!

Greetings from the art room!

Art to Remember update: Order forms for Art to Remember are going home for grades 1-5 on or before March 3rd. Families may choose to purchase online or not at all. All ordering will be done online with your child's unique student number. All proceeds will benefit the art and music programs. If you have any questions, please email me at

Clay comes back to Prairie Point! During the second week of March all students K-5 will be creating their own clay object. If a child happens to be out that week, I will personally make one for them. The clay will dry for at least 7 days before being fired in the art room kiln. Each child will be able to paint their clay and bring it home a day or two later. Clay is one of my most favorite media!! Woo hoo!

Does your family use premade frosting for cakes or cookies? If so, please save the clean container and lid. These plastic cups have a wide variety of uses in the art room!

Ask your child what new amazing things they are working on in art!!

Bev Collins,

Prairie Point is now on Instagram! Follow us at 308prairiepoint

Prairie Point Yearbook

This year the Prairie Point Yearbook will be published by TreeRing. Please see the link below for ordering information. All orders and payment will be processed online and are due April 4th.

Our school's passcode: 101630634838540

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Home & School - Konstella

Join us on Konstella!

For all communication and news from Prairie Point Elementary's Home and School Board, please follow the link below to begin the new sign in:


Your 2021-2022 Home and School Board

Katie Lund & Beth Kremer, Co-Presidents

Erin Szostak, Vice President

Heather Gorny, Treasurer

Rachel Murray, Corresponding Secretary

Kelly Hoke, Recording Secretary

Other Ways to Earn for Prairie Point Home & School Organization

Young Rembrandts


Register for VIRTUAL live-streaming classes


Visit my website

Goodbye February. Hello March!

Registration for our SPRING SESSION is now open!


(Old Post just invited us back!)

Click on SPRING to register for the spring session.

Click on the school name and you will be redirected to our current session taking place. We added a few more seats at a pro-rated tuition so it might not be too late to start drawing as early as this week!

Can't join us afterschool AT school OR want to give your child their double-dose of weekly drawing? Join me for live-streaming virtual classes Tuesdays at 6:45pm! Pick-and-choose your drawing dates. Only $8 per class. Siblings living in the same household draw for free!

Already drawing with us? GREAT! Help us keep our classes full.

PASS this email along to other parents today.

On behalf of Young Rembrandts, THANK YOU for your continued support of our parent-funded ART enrichment programs!

Keep an eye on email ... Summer Drawing Days will be announced VERY soon.

Artfully yours ... Tess Gutkowski (Mrs. G), Youth Drawing Director

If you did not see your school listed, this safe link will take you to ALL in person classes.



REGISTER FOR live-streaming VIRTUAL Drawing Classes


Voluntary 24 hr Student Accident coverage plan for the 20/21 school year

"Peachjar" Communication

Oswego CUSD 308 has launched a new communication tool called "Peachjar." School-approved flyers will now be sent to you electronically and posted on the school website. Simply click flyers you receive via email or on the Prairie Point homepage click Digital flyers then Peachjar flyers.

PushCoin - School Fee & Lunch Payment Procedures

New from the Nurse's Office

If your child has received both Covid vaccine doses, please submit in a copy of their card.

It can be sent in with your student or emailed to the nurse at