Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, April 8, 2016

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Home and School President's Letter

Dear Prairie Point Parents and Staff,


April showers brings May Flowers! Well, we better have some amazing looking flower beds in May!


With your help and support, Home and School is honored to be able to assist our school each year. Each fall, Home and School holds their Panther Fitness Challenge as our school fundraiser. We have been so fortunate to raise large sums over the past few years. So why is this so important and where does the money go?


Our Home and School organization funds many events for our school and families. We also give back to our school to assist with the needs of the staff. For example, at the beginning of the school year, our staff receives over $1,700 in supply gift cards, helping them prepare for the new school year. We give over $3,000 to our specials (LRC, Art, etc.), so they are able to continue to offer so much to our students. And just this month, we gave out over $9,400 in grants to the individual grade levels as well as open grants to our support staff. For example, our third grade teachers ordered new materials to use in small groups and during stations that support our Common Core State Standards. Fourth grade ordered science videos and math book and games, again to enhance student awareness and learning. Our speech pathologists and reading specialists ordered new games and learning tools to help their students engage and achieve their goals.


Our students benefit through these grants, enriching their education and grade school experience. Without the support of our families and staff, we would not be able to make such an impact.


If you would like to learn more about what we do, please contact a member of the board and/or attend a home & school meeting. Our meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of each month, at 7:00pm, in the community room. Please check the marquee and Panther Press each week for confirmation.


Before I end, I want to say a few things about March events. Our annual variety show was a hit! For those of you who have never attended, you should. We have some talent at our school! Thank you to all who helped.

Our Father’s Forum committee sponsored a wonderful Morning with Mom. Moms enjoy a little extra time with their kids and the kids always have a good time. Thank you.


We have so many wonderful events in April and May. Please check in the Panther Press each week for upcoming dates and information.


Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa Eloe

Home & School President

Please Review new Information for Volunteers and Substitutes

News from the LRC

Prairie Point’s Used Book Sale

Our Used Book Sale will be held next week, April 11-15. The sale will take place during school hours only. Students will be able to shop during their class time. The cost of all books is $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the organization “Celebrate Differences” (http://www.celebratedifferences.org/home.aspx) and the school library. Thank you to all who contributed books. If you have questions, please call (630.636.3603) or email (cpatterson@sd308.org) Carol Patterson. Thank you for your support.

P.E. Reminder

Dear Parents,


The P.E. Department would like to remind you to provide your child with a pair of gym shoes to be left at school. It's also helpful if all students are able to tie their shoes.

THANK YOU!

"Pass It On" Donation Challenge

Upcoming Home & School Events

April


8 - Daddy Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:30pm

12 - TND - Chipotle, 4:00-8:00pm. 50% comes back to the school

13 - Honor Choir Concert at OHS, 7:00pm

15 - Lunch Ticket

17 - Skate Night, Aurora Skate Center, 5:00-7:00pm

20 - Open Gym for 2nd & 3rd grades, 6:45pm

26 - Culver's Night, 2nd grade teachers serve

27 - 3rd grade Musical, 7:00pm

Family Skate Night April 17, 2016

Giordano's - Kids eat FREE on Monday

Music concert at Boulder Hill Elementary

Families with infants through 5 years old

Optimist Club Poster Contest

4th, 5th & 6th Grades - Posters Due April 25

Elementary Summer School 2016

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

http://www.sd308.org/Page/8234 or call Kate Kloet at 630-636-4611.