PRE Newsletter

September 18, 2020

What a great week! We were able to get kids in the building for some good learning experiences and enjoyed the beautiful weather while eating lunch outside and enjoying our new playground. Our staff has been working above and beyond to make the hybrid model as successful as possible, and their efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you for communicating with us to make this the best learning experience possible.

Below I have included the updated Hybrid Model calendar for your reference. The USD 232 Board of Education will meet on Monday, September 28 to review the recommendation that will be made by the district Advisory Committee. If there is a change in the learning model, it will happen on Wednesday, October 7. Information about this special board meeting can be found on the district website here.

There is a lot of information in the newsletter from our wonderful PTO. Even though we are in a pandemic and school looks different for all of us, they continue to be very supportive, and our staff appreciates all that they do to support the learning at PRE.

Enjoy your weekend!


Kristel Fulcher

PRE Principal

Important Dates

September 21 (B) Picture Day

September 22 B Group, PTO Virtual Goodcents Fundraiser

September 23 C Day (everyone virtual)

September 24 A Group

September 25 A Group

September 28 B Group

September 29 B Group

September 30 C Day (everyone virtual)

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Part-time Lunchroom Aide Position Available

We are looking for a part-time lunchroom aide for 1.5 hours/day. The kids are great, the weather is amazing, and it would be perfect for anyone wanting to be with kids for a short amount of time during the day. Please share this information with anyone that you think would be a great match for this opportunity! The link to apply is below.

Reporting Absences

If a student is ill or unable to attend a course for any reason (including doctors appointments), it is important for a parent/guardian to report the absences to our attendance office by calling the front desk at 913-667-1800 the day of the absence as early as possible. This helps our teaching staff to also know when a student will be gone and not in a live Zoom lesson.

Car Loop Assistance

Thank you to all of the parents who have helped with our morning car loop. It is greatly appreciated! If you are still looking for a way to volunteer at the school this year, then this is your opportunity!

A Message from PRE PTO

Welcome Back PRE Cougars! Please check out our newsletter for important PTO items and dates. The newsletter contains links to order your FREE all school shirt and to fill out student directory information. Our events may look different this year but we still need parent volunteers to make it all happen. We hope you have a great year!

Goodcents Virtual Fundraiser

Our first restaurant night will be Tuesday, September 22nd at Goodcents on Ridgeview Road (just 12 minutes from PRE). This time it is important to note that this is at their larger Olathe location on Riverview Road. Please see the flyer for the exact address.

Place your online order now at and enter "PRE" in the coupon code. Then pick up your order Tuesday between 4-9pm. Details are attached.

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Virtual Fundraiser

Support Our Prairie Ridge Cougar Cubs

With the effects of COVID-19 all of our fundraising events such as Lap-A-Thon, 2020 Spring Carnival, and Skate Nights have been canceled. We need your support this year more than ever before! 100% of your donation will directly benefit teachers and students. The suggested donation amount is $50 but any amount is welcome. Please go to our website for donation information.
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All School Shirt Info

Don't forget to order your FREE All School Shirt by September 25th.

Be a PTO Volunteer!

PRE PTO is always looking for volunteers! If you would like to help please email us at

Family Directory

PRE has an online parent/student directory that is accessible through Skyward. If your family would like to be listed in the PRE Directory, please submit your information by Friday, October 9th.

Follow PRE on Facebook

For the most updated information and reminders please follow PREfamiliesPTO on Facebook.