January 20, 2023
January 20 PTO Bingo Night (see flyer below)
January 25 Chess Club Session 1 @ 8:00 AM
January 26 Skate Party
January 31 Deadline to Order PRE Spiritwear
February 1 Chess Club Session 2
February 7 Community Service Event (more information coming soon!)
February 8 Chess Club Session 1
February 14 Valentine's Day Parties 3:00-3:40 PM
February 15 Half day with dismissal @ 12:10 PM, NO CHESS CLUB, Career Awareness Day
February 15-16 Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 16-17 No School Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 17 Kindest Kansas Citian Due! (see below)
February 20 No School Presidents' Day
February 22 Chess Club Session 2
February 23 2nd Grade Music Program @ 6:30 PM
Career Awareness Day
We are excited to have our annual PRE Career Awareness Day! This will be the morning of February 15, 2023. I am asking any parents or community members to submit a video telling about their career. Please aim for a 5-8 minute video. The easiest way to submit the video is through a YouTube link. Please know that we will appreciate any video footage where the career is highlighted…it does not need to be a professional video!
During your video presentation, there are some points that I hope you can address. They are:
- Your relationship to PRE—parent, former parent, community member, etc.
- Training or schooling needed to do your job
- Subjects that you should have an interest in and are good at in order to do your job
- Any tools that you use on a daily basis, and please highlight these in your video if you can!
- What a day on the job might look like
- Showing the environment in which you work
Teachers will be able to work with their class to decide which videos to watch during the morning of February 15. We would also like to have a Zoom session for students to ask specific questions on this day. If you are interested in participating in this portion, please note it on the form below.
I am asking that all videos are submitted by February 10. You can email your video to: email@example.com . If you have submitted a video in the past, we have kept those videos to use on this day and will add new videos to this collection.
Thank you for considering being part of the PRE Career Awareness Day!
Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place February 15th-16th, 2023. Conferences are in person. If you are unable to attend your student's conference in person, please contact their classroom teacher via email. Sign ups will close 48 hours before conferences start to minimize last minute changes for the teacher. Contact the school office if you have any questions 913-667-1800.
The following link is for conference sign-ups: Spring Conference Signups
If you have questions, please reach out. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you.
USD 232 Preschool Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year!
USD 232 offers high quality preschool programs for children, ages 3 to 5, that are not yet kindergarten eligible. All programs are half-day, hold low student to adult ratios and use research-based curriculums tied to the Kansas Early Learning Standards. Preschool programs are located in the NEW Cedar Trails Exploration Center at the corner of Mize Blvd & 83rd St., next to Mill Creek Middle School. Grant funded (FREE) preschool spots are available for students who qualify. Transportation (busing) will also be available for grant funded spots and special education services (as determined by IEP team).
Preschool Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year begins on February 13, 2023. On that date, an online application will be available on the USD 232 Early Childhood website at https://www.usd232.org/Page/9209. Paper applications are also available within Cedar Trails Exploration Center (Lenexa, KS) and Starside Elementary (De Soto, KS) offices. All applications must be submitted to the Cedar Trails Office by March 3, 2023 at 4pm, to be considered within the first round of enrollment.
For more information, please visit https://www.usd232.org/Page/8960
Contact the Cedar Trails Office at 913-667-1820 with questions.
Kindest Kansas Citian
Every year students have the opportunity to participate in the Kindest Kansas Citian contest. Student participation is optional. It is a one-page drawing with a sentence (K-2) or essay (3-5) demonstrating the positive impact the nominee has made on the student’s life, written by the student. Contest judges are looking to identify kind acts that come from the heart. The contest guidelines are:
- The nominee can not be a family member
- The nominee must live in the Kansas City area
- The nominee must be an adult (18+)
- The nominee must have a relationship with the student (no local celebrities, unless they are a family friend)
The entries must be submitted online through the link below, and needs to be done at home due to information needed, such as parent phone number, email address, and nominee’s full name. The submission will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian or the student. The contest’s due date is Friday, February 17th. :https://kindestkansascitian.org/public-essay-submission?teacher_id=604
If you have any questions, please let Ms. Montgomery know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP for PRE PTO's FREE BINGO NIGHT. By RSVPing you'll help us get a better count for pizza, drinks, and prizes. Thank you!
Pizza will be $1.00 per slice
Pop will be $1.00 per can
Water will be 50¢ per bottle
PRE Spirit Wear
Making a Difference Award
First Student Is Hiring!
The Double Diamond Award is given out every Friday to two classes (one K-2 and one 3-5) that have exemplified specific expectations during their specials classes. Specials teachers have explained what students need to do in order to earn this award.
•Listen AND follow teacher directions
•Only talking during appropriate times
•Use an inside voice when working
•Show RESPECT to everyone and to property
•Enter and Exit the classroom appropriately
•Give YOUR personal best effort during class
Mrs. Lawyer's 1st grade class and Miss Johnson's 5th grade class won the Double Diamond Award this week. Congratulations!!!
Students of the Week
Edward Liam Urban
Cleanest Classroom Golden Broom Winners
Interested in clinics/camps/extra-curricular activities? Check out our electronic flyer web page!