PRE Newsletter

August 27, 2021

Important Dates

August 27 PRE Family Directory Information Due! (see details below)

August 31 Picture Day

September 1 PTO Meeting 6:30 P.M. (see details below)

September 2 Papa John's Fundraiser

September 6 No School--Labor Day

September 16 Watch DOGS Meeting 6:00 P.M. (see details below)

September 17 Lap-a-thon

September 22 Two hour late start--students report between 10:30-10:40 A.M. with tardy bell at 10:45 A.M.

Please take a few minutes to hear from the PRE Specials teachers!

PRE Specials 2021-2022

Picture Day Is Tuesday, August 31

Picture Day is coming next week! Our picture day is Tuesday, August 31st.


This year Inter-State is online ordering ONLY. You do not need to send money back to school.


Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/61678DF. You can choose the background and order portraits by clicking the link above or visiting inter-state.com/order and use the code 61678DF.


If you have questions, please call the school office at 913-667-1800.

September 22--Two Hour Late Start

Make Plans Now

The Board of Education approved three (3) delayed start days for the 2021-22 school year. The first delayed start date is Wednesday, September 22. Students will begin school two (2) hours later than normal. Students will need to be at school for their first class 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 September 22. Schools will utilize time with staff for needed training and professional development. The other two dates for delayed starts will be October 10 and April 6.

Golden Spoon Winners

We are excited to have our Golden Spoon winning classes back! Each grade level has one winning class that has exemplified lunchroom expectations throughout the week. The winning class at each grade level will get one extra recess sometime over the next week. Hopefully the weather next week will be a little cooler in order to enjoy this extra time!


K--Robertson

1st--Goodman

2nd--Vaughan

3rd--Grayson

4th--Proehl

5th--Vest

Lunch Reminders

Here are a few friendly reminders about lunch:


  • We will eat lunch outside when the weather permits.
  • It is beneficial for students to have a towel when we eat outside.
  • This week we have eaten lunch inside due to the extreme heat.
  • Due to unmasking and space, we will not be able to have visitors at lunch time.

Today is the last chance to be in the PRE 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, August 27th. https://forms.gle/uKLjHnPxoZYWMVE88

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Papa John’s Fundraiser – Order All Day

Support Prairie Ridge Elementary School by ordering from Papa John’s ANYTIME on Thursday, September 2nd. Use code KSP017 and the school will earn up to 25% of your order. Offer is good only at the 22358 W 66th Street location. You can order on the app, by phone or online to receive school credit. 913-441-9333 https://www.papajohns.com/

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Watch D.O.G.S.

Join us at Prairie Ridge on Thursday, September 16th at 6pm for Watch D.O.G.S. orientation. This orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers, but open to all. Pizza will be provided and masks are required! Look forward to seeing you!


WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement organizations in which fathers and father-figures make a positive impact by volunteering at their local schools. At PRE Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer for 1-half day per semester to assist with school safety, car loop, and playground duties as well as acting as a positive male role model for all students.

PRE LAP-A-THON - Friday, September 17th

It’s time for LAP-A-THON our most important fundraiser of the year. This year we are using PledgeStar online fundraising to make online payments easier and to allow you the option to request pledges from family and friends. It’s easy and schools who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!


Help us reach our fundraising goal of $15,000 by donating at: http://pledgestar.com/prairie


Visit our website for additional information: prefamilies.com

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PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, September 1st at 6:30pm. We are proud to be hosting guest speaker Sgt. Matt Burger of the Shawnee, Kansas Police Department. Sgt. Burger will be speaking on Child Safety. We will meet on the lawn outside of PRE. Please bring a chair.

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