PRE Newsletter

April 1, 2022

Important Dates

April 6 Two hour late start--arrive at school between 10:30-10:40 A.M. with school starting at 10:45 A.M.

April 7 1st Grade Music Program @ 6:00 P.M.

April 8 Community Service Log Sheets Due! (see below), Last Day to Participate in the Parent Survey!

April 12 Community Service Event @ 4:00 P.M. (see below)

April 15 No School--Building Closed

April 18 No School--District Professional Development Day

Community Service Hours

I just wanted to send out a reminder that the last day to record community service hours for this year was Thursday, March 31. Log sheets are due to me by Friday, April 8. I will be placing the orders for Presidential Service Award winners on that Friday afternoon – so any hours turned in after that will not receive the certificate and pin – though they will still be recognized at our end of the year assembly! All students that volunteered at least 1 hour will be given an award from me for their service. Feel free to email me the log sheets if that’s easier for you. I have attached a copy of the log sheets for those of you that need a new one. Thanks for providing volunteer opportunities for your children!!!

Reminder of Presidential Service Award Winners:

Bronze Award = 26-49 hours

Silver Award = 50-74 hours

Gold Award = 75+ hours


Mandy Montgomery

PRE School Counselor


Make Plans Now

The Board of Education approved three (3) delayed start days for the 2021-22 school year. The last delayed start date is Wednesday, April 6. Students will begin school two (2) hours later than normal. Students will need to arrive at school between 10:30-10:40 A.M. with the tardy bell at 10:45 A.M.

Students who ride the bus will simply add two hours to their normal pick up time. For example, if the normal pick-up time is 8:05 A.M., the pick-up time on September 22 would be 10:05 A.M. Teachers and support staff will report for duty at their normal time on April 6. Schools will utilize time with staff for needed training and professional development.

Community Service

Our last Community Service event of the year will be Tuesday April 12th from 3:45-4:45p supporting KC Pet Project!

SIGN UP BELOW and Indicate: Student’s Name – grade & teacher

We have some amazing 5th grade students that are organizing and leading the community service event! Students will be making dog and cat toys as well as no bake dog treats at this event.

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Come One Come All to the Prairie Ridge CARNIVAL on Friday, May 6th from 6:00-9:00 pm.

We are so excited to bring CARNIVAL back this year. We will have 10 NEW Midway Games, Game Prizes, 6 Inflatable Playhouses, Raffle Baskets, finale of the Silent Auction, Carnival Photo Booth, Temporary Tattoos, Hair Decorations, and a special guest - KC WOLF.

NEW this year will be our Food Truck Festival and as always we are welcoming back Jarvy's Shave Ice.

All proceeds go directly back to the PTO so we can continue to support our teachers and students.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets will include: 10 Midway Games, 1 Large Prize, and 1 Raffle ticket. Adults do not need to purchase a ticket. Buy your tickets at:

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Do you own a business? Want to get your name out? Please consider donating to the Prairie Ridge Silent Auction. This year's auction will be at the end of April. We welcome gift cards, free services, gift baskets, monetary donations, vacation rental properties, etc. All of our proceeds go directly back to our students and teachers.

We also have sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact us at if you can help.

Parent Survey Now Open

We strive to make PRE a safe place for students to learn, and we appreciate the partnership with parents. In order to provide excellence and improve upon our practice, we rely on parent feedback. Therefore, below is a link to a short PRE Parent Survey. It is grade specific, so please select the survey for the appropriate grade level(s). The survey will close on April 8. We appreciate your feedback.

KDG Survey

1st Grade Survey

2nd Grade Survey

3rd Grade Survey

4th Grade Survey

5th Grade Survey

EXTREME Science Show

Join us on Thursday, April 28th for David Hagerman's EXTREME SCIENCE brought to you by Prairie Ridge PTO. This event will take place at Mill Valley High School Auditorium. There will be 2 show times (5:45pm-6:30pm and 7:00pm-7:45pm). This is a family event - parents or caretakers must attend with their students.

Extreme Science is exactly what the title implies: EXTREME! In this highly acclaimed show, Hagerman leads students on a wild journey through different fields of science. This show will tickle your funny bone and educate at the same time.

Please RSVP for a time for your family and make sure to include the number of family members attending.

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Double Diamond

The Double Diamond Award will now be 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. Mendez's 1st grade class and Mrs. Kremer's 4th grade class won the Double Diamond Award this week. Congratulations!!!

Golden Spoon Winners

Congratulations to our award winning classes for showing great lunchroom behavior!




3-Greyson and Mulder



Students of the Week

Congratulations to our students of the week! Signs will be distributed next week.

Roman Kloster

Grace Erickson

Charlie Lowe

Nora Simpson

Chelsea Pellman

William Young

Logan Pettengill

Gavin LeBlanc

Logan Blackaby

Tate Middleton

Annabelle Brunner

Chase Wendel

Gabby Goodhope

Austin Walsh

Adison Fowler

Julian Powell

Jett Benson

Caleb Amend

Eli Pettengill

Landon Alderson

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