Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, March 24, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Principal's Letter

Dear Parents:

It is hard to believe that we are three-quarters of the way through the school year. I continue to enjoy all of the traditions and spirit that defines the Prairie Point community. The third quarter held many exciting events here at Prairie Point. I was blown away with the talent and courage that our students showed during the Variety Show last month. This was followed by a fantastic performance by our 3rd graders in the musical, Grammar Rocks. I am looking forward to the awesome events that take place during the 4th quarter.

As I heard many, many times when I started working here - Prairie Point is an amazing community with AWESOME teachers! I feel lucky to have landed here and look forward to the last quarter!

As we are entering the fourth quarter, there is one thing that I would like to bring to your attention. If you haven’t already, you will soon be receiving an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to log into Mastery Connect. Mastery Connect is a system that keeps track of student understanding of the New Illinois Learning Standards. Parents are able to access the Parent Portal of Mastery Connect to view their child's progress towards mastery of the learning standards. We have provided informational videos on the district website that can be accessed using the following link: If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher.

I hope that you have a wonderful and safe spring break. If you are traveling - safe travels! If you are staying local – I hope to see you around!

Happy Spring!

Dr. Jennifer Groves


Baseball opening!!

Wear a baseball t-shirt or jersey on Monday, April 3rd to school.

News from P.E.

Save the dates:

May 3rd- National bike to school day

10am A.C.E.S. All Children Exercise Simultaneously 1.6 mile walk

6 pm Family walk (more information coming)

May 18th - Field Day ( more information coming)

May 22nd - Panthers on the Run 5th grade 9 - 11am

These students are practicing their push-ups and sit-ups for fitness testing.
Looking good third grade!

Community Outreach

Community Outreach is having our last M.C.C. contest for the year!

Please look in your Thursday folder for all of the details. We have partnered with C.A.S.A. of Kendall County to provide "Bags of Hugs" for foster children. Cash donations will also be accepted, checks must be payable to Prairie Point Home & School.

Goodwill-Pass It On Challenge

Elementary Summer School

The course catalog will be available late March or early April. Please use the link to Summer School information on the district website.

Summer School 2017 Course Catalog

Home & School News

Prairie Point Home and School has an upcoming election for our board for the 2017/2018 school year on Thursday April 6th at 7pm in the Community Room!
We have 5 board positions currently open:
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary

If you are interested in running for any of these positions please email the current board at

The following have expressed interest in each of these available positions:
President- Lisa Eloe
Vice President- Kim Tully
Recording Secretary-Katie Brom
Corresponding Secretary-Beth Kremer
Treasurer -Katie Lund

*BUT anyone can still run if they are interested.

Please contact anyone on the current board for more information.
Thank you so much,
Lisa Eloe, Stephanie Hornik, Kim Tully, Jenn Goehring, Vickie Nass

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


27-31 Spring Break


5 Health & Wellness, 4th & 5th, 6:45-7:45

6 Home and School Meeting, 7:00pm, Elections

7 Raging Waves forms due

11 TND - Panera

13 No School - Institute

14 No School - District Closed

17 No School

21 Daddy/Daughter Dance

25 Culver's Night

Save The Date - Sweet Send Off



Join your fifth grade classmates for a fun-filled healthy celebration.

The kids will vote on the night’s activities at the Valentine’s Day class parties.

DATE: Saturday, June 3rd

TIME: 6-11pm Lock-In

LOCATION: Rush Copley Healthplex

COST: tbd

More details coming soon

Know Any 5th Graders? Oswego School District 5th Grade Band Registration Appointments

The Oswego School District Beginning Band Appointments are scheduled during March and April with appointments being taken during January and February. The appointments are intended for any students who will be enrolled in 6th grade next year (2017-18) and would like to participate in band. Sixth grade is the only time that Beginning Band is offered at the junior high level in District #308 so it is important that interested students secure an appointment now.

Appointments are required for 6th Grade Band Registration!

Make an appointment through your junior high school link below.

Students will try all instruments and a final selection will be made with the assistance of an instructor.

Traughber JHS, make an appointment at

For questions, contact: Rachel Maxwell or Jessica Shields, 630-636-2721,

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.