Panther Press

MAY 2021

Prairie Lane Elementary

11444 Hascall Street

Office 402-390-6470

Day Care/Club 66 402-390-8209

Spring Calendar


13 Ms. Krysl's Retirement Party 4:00pm

18 PLCC Meeting 6:30 – 7:30pm

19 Prairie Lane Day of Awesomeness

18 6:00 pm 5th Gr Band Concert WHS

18 7:30 pm 6th Gr Band Concert WHS

20 6:00 pm 5th Gr Strings Concert WHS

20 7:30 pm 6th Gr Strings Concert WHS

27 Last Day of School 1:00 pm Dismissal

You can link to the calendar at:

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Elementary Instrumental Music Celebration Concerts!

Elementary Instrumental Music Celebration Concerts!

Band and String Families, we are excited to announce our district wide end of the year celebration concerts! Each performer may have 4 guests in attendance with them at these events! Info about safety requirements and practices will be sent home as the dates approach. Please add the appropriate date and time for your student to your family calendars and reserve the night for this event! We can not wait to gather together for a live performance to celebrate all that these students have accomplished as musicians throughout this unprecedented year!

Mrs. CJ, Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Matheson and Dr. Meints

Fifth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Fifth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Prairie Lane Program

End of Year Notes

The end of the school year is quickly approaching!

  • Meds Pick Up: Nebraska regulations require all medication left at school at the end of the school year be discarded. This includes inhalers and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors. Unless your child has current permission to self-carry their medication, the school is not able to allow your child to bring the medication home themselves. If you need to make special arrangements to pick up medication, please call the school to make arrangements. Medications not picked up, will be disposed the last school day that students are in attendance.
  • Last day for Library Checkout: May 10th and 11th
  • Club 66: The last day for Club 66 will be MORNING ONLY on May 27. There will be no afternoon Club 66 on the last day of school.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link: outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times when someone reads to or with them.

Friendly Pet Reminder

We love our furry friends! But in the interest of allergies and safety, we ask that you do not bring them with you onto the school grounds. Thanks for understanding.
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If you'd like your child to eat breakfast at school, we ask that they be here between 8:10 - 8:15 am, so they do not miss out on important school time.

  • All Meals Are Currently Free of Charge.
  • Please note: There is a charge for EXTRAS, WATERS and second MILKS
  • Below is next week's Breakfast menu. A new Breakfast Menu coming soon!

Student Council Outreach Fundraiser May 10th - 14th

The LifeHouse is an organization that provides over 50,000 diapers a month to 10 different partner agencies across the city. They are also open at the Outreach Center right in the Prairie Lane Neighborhood to serve clients with food and diapers twice a month. What a great opportunity to show our support and help them out with the summer months coming! The LifeHouse is in high need for size 4 diapers right now, but any size would be greatly appreciated too. They are also in need of Peanut Butter and Jelly so they can stock up their food pantry and gear up for summer, when there is a high need for lunch food items.

Please bring items to the main hallway near the office.

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Prairie Lane Neighborhood Clean Up Day

Event Date: THIS SATURDAY! 5/08/2021

Neighborhood Organization: Prairie Lane Neighborhood Association

Event Location: Prairie Lane Pool Parking Lot

Event Address: S 115th St & Prairie Lane Dr

Date of Event: 5/08/2021

Type of Site: BULKY

Click here for more information from Wasteline Omaha.

We're Here For You

Dear Families,

We realize many families might be facing stressful situations financially as a result of the global pandemic. Our social worker, April Anderson, has many resources available to families including assistance for the internet or a hot spot, food bank information and more.

Please click HERE to find valuable information and resource links:

Please do not hesitate to reach out to her if you feel you could use some assistance.

Mrs. Westfall

April Anderson, LCSW

School Social Worker

Westside Community Schools

402-408-8914 office

402-680-2409 cell

Have a Safe, Respectful, Responsible!


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