Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, April 22, 2022

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Samantha Feinen Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Big picture

Congratulations to Calla Donavon and Keira Griffin, seniors at Oswego High School, and Prairie Point Elementary Alumni, recipients of the Samantha Feinen Memorial Scholarship. Both Calla and Keira will receive a $500 scholarship to use towards their college education.

The scholarship was open to two seniors at Oswego High School or Oswego East High School who attended Prairie Point Elementary School. The scholarships were awarded based on leadership impact, community service achievements, and the demonstration of outstanding character.

Applicants submitted references and an essay. Applications were reviewed and voted on by a Scholarship Committee.


Spring Book Fair

Big picture

Prairie Point Spring Scholastic Book Fair

April 27th- 29th & May 2nd (Wednesday-Friday, Monday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

May 3rd (Tuesday) 9:30 am – 11:30 am

FAMILY NIGHT SHOPPING: Tuesday, May 3rd 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Can’t make it? Shop our online book fair store and all purchases will be delivered to your home:

Registration 22-23 School Year

Online Returning Student Registration Reminder

Online Returning Student Registration opened in the Tyler Parent Portal on Wednesday 4/13. Online Returning Student Registration is available in the portal through the website or the app. The Online Returning Student Registration is due by May 1st.

Crossing Guard Coverage

We are currently looking to hire 2 crossing guards and lunch/recess supervisors. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact the main office! Since we are understaffed in this area, we want to let you know that the crosswalk at Lakeview and N. Grove (by the park district building) may be without a crossing guard at times. The heavy-travel crosswalk at Lakeview and S. Grove (near Bickford Assisted Living) will always be covered. Thank you.

Panther Paw Recipients

Student Leadership 4th and 5th Graders hid eggs for Preschool and Kindergarten students to find!

Summer Learning Program

Big picture

Prairie Point is now on Instagram! Follow us at 308prairiepoint

Home & School - Konstella

Join us on Konstella!

For all communication and news from Prairie Point Elementary's Home and School Board, please follow the link below to begin the new sign in:


Your 2021-2022 Home and School Board

Katie Lund & Beth Kremer, Co-Presidents

Erin Szostak, Vice President

Heather Gorny, Treasurer

Rachel Murray, Corresponding Secretary

Kelly Hoke, Recording Secretary

Other Ways to Earn for Prairie Point Home & School Organization

Young Rembrandts


Register for VIRTUAL live-streaming classes


Visit my website

Goodbye February. Hello March!

Registration for our SPRING SESSION is now open!


(Old Post just invited us back!)

Click on SPRING to register for the spring session.

Click on the school name and you will be redirected to our current session taking place. We added a few more seats at a pro-rated tuition so it might not be too late to start drawing as early as this week!

Can't join us afterschool AT school OR want to give your child their double-dose of weekly drawing? Join me for live-streaming virtual classes Tuesdays at 6:45pm! Pick-and-choose your drawing dates. Only $8 per class. Siblings living in the same household draw for free!


REGISTER FOR live-streaming VIRTUAL Drawing Classes


Young Rembrandts Summer Workshops


Let me help you keep the kids drawing. Check out my Summer Drawing Days taking place in New Lenox the week of June 20. I just posted a few of the pictures we will be drawing on my website. Ages 7 - 14 welcome. NON RESIDENTS, too.

During my 3 hour summer workshops, I will introduce your young artist on how to draw/color with watercolor pencils AND oil-based chalk pastels ... techniques that we cannot teach afterschool at school.

The cost is $50 per workshop.

ALL SUPPLIES provided.

Questions? Contact me!

Text (815) 242-2259 or email me at

On behalf of Young Rembrandts, THANK YOU for your continued support of our parent-funded art enrichment program and giving us the gift to draw with your student.

Artfully yours ... Tess Gutkowski, Youth Drawing Director


Voluntary 24 hr Student Accident coverage plan for the 20/21 school year

"Peachjar" Communication

Oswego CUSD 308 has launched a new communication tool called "Peachjar." School-approved flyers will now be sent to you electronically and posted on the school website. Simply click flyers you receive via email or on the Prairie Point homepage click Digital flyers then Peachjar flyers.

PushCoin - School Fee & Lunch Payment Procedures

New from the Nurse's Office

If your child has received both Covid vaccine doses, please submit in a copy of their card.

It can be sent in with your student or emailed to the nurse at