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Happy Thursday!

I love when the weather changes and we enter into Fall. One of my family's yearly traditions in the Fall is visiting the apple orchard. Hailey and Lacey like the apple orchard, but their favorite part is riding the Grafton Farry across the river. It was so much fun and we picked more apples than we needed so there will be extra pies.

This weekend we will be geeking out at the Renaissance Festival. My girls have been working hard on their fairie houses and have picked out their favorite princess dresses. They have not picked my outfit yet, but that is sure to come. I hope you are all finding ways to enjoy the weather and fun activities in the area with your family. We have some fun things happening in October at PVE and hope you will join us!

For Kids,

David Bates

Trick R Trunk

Friday, October 15th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us for some freaky fun, spook-tacular music, monster mashing, and frightening food from a variety of food trucks! Decorate the trunk of your vehicle, pass out candy to the kids, and join in the fun! Decorating your car is optional. Your car can still participate without being decorated. Awards will be given to the top 3 best decorated cars!

All the information can be found in this Flyer! Trick R Trunk Flyer

Fall Parties

Our Fall Parties will be on October 22, 2021. Students will be able to wear their outfits/costumes to school. Students will not be able to change into their outfits/costumes at school, so please make sure they are wearing them in the morning and that they will not interfere with the classroom learning.

Costumes should be appropriate for all ages.

Here are some suggested categories from which children could choose costumes:

  • animal characters: bear, cat, dog

  • historical characters: pioneers, mountain men, famous people

  • storybook characters: Snow White, Tom Sawyer

  • objects: robot, fruit, crayon box

  • careers: doctor, ballerina, nurse, firefighter, police

  • native dress: foreign country

  • traditional Halloween characters; ghost, scarecrows, princesses

  • cartoon characters; Batman, Spiderman, Spongebob

In an attempt to maintain a positive climate at our school, we are trying to avoid the following


  • blood or weapons (plastic knives, guns, ninja sticks, and yes, even lightsabers)

  • clown costumes - Especially those that resemble IT

  • low cut tops or tight-fitting leotards unless other clothing is worn over the leotards

  • masks that would be frightening to younger children

  • suggestive sexual dress or offending dress

  • high heels or skateboards

Our parties this year will look similar to last year. No visitors are allowed into the building under the current parameters. If you would like to still help out with the parties, teachers have some options for donations. Even with the current limitations, our teachers are going to make this day fun and exciting for our students.

Wish Week

This year we are sponsoring a Make a Wish child with hopes of granting a wish. To help raise money, we will be doing different fun activities throughout that year. Our first activity will be Wish Week the week of October 18th - 22nd.

All kids can participate. If you are able, please pay 25 cents each day to participate in the Dress-up day. Turn in the money to your classroom teacher each morning. All proceeds will support the Make-A-Wish foundation. Have fun and raise money for a great organization.

Wish Week Flyer

Fall Book Fair

The book fair runs October 11-15. We encourage you to use the Ewallet feature in Scholastic since parents are not allowed in the building. Flyers will be coming home this week and more information can be found in the link below.

PVE Book Fair Webpage


Dr. Cain shared an update that outlined adjustments to the modified quarantine process. The Board voted to put into place effective Monday, October 4 that “modified quarantine” would allow asymptomatic close contacts of an exposure to remain in school during their contact period if they comply with the following:

  • Exposed case will wear properly fitted mask correctly and consistently during their quarantine period.

  • That student’s health be monitored for any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  • MSHSAA guidelines are followed when it comes to participation in competitive play.

This procedure would be applicable only if the student’s school building of attendance is at a rate of positivity of under 4%

Additionally, the Mitigation Measures remain in place going forward.

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Prairie View Elementary

David Bates, Principal - ext: 45224

Theresa McCulloch, Assistant Principal - ext: 45225

James Evrard, Assistant Principal - ext: 45231

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