PRE Newsletter

September 30, 2022

Important Dates

September 30 No School

October 1 Chipotle Fundraiser, Family Hoedown

October 4 Spirit Day--Wear PJ's

October 5 Walk to School Day

October 10 Picture Re-takes

October 11 Spirit Day--Wear tie-dye or bright colors

October 18 Spirit Day--Wear favorite team jersey/shirt, Community Service Event @ 4:00 PM

October 19 Skate Party @ 6:00 PM

October 20 End of 1st Quarter

October 21 No School

October 24 No School

October 25 Spirit Day--wear camo

October 31 Fall parade @ 2:45 and Parties to Follow

Chipotle Fundraiser

Don't forget to have Chipotle for lunch or dinner Saturday the 1st before heading over to the Family Hoedown! 33% of all proceeds will be donated to PRE PTO! Show the attached flyer when ordering, or order online using the code AM79RCZ

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PRE Family Hoedown

Hey Ya'll! It's time for the PRE Family Hoedown! Grab your favorite partner and mosey on over for a fun night of dancing, games, crafts and more!

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help make this hoedown a success! Please considering signing up for a slot at

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Fall Parties

Fall parties are scheduled for Monday, October 31. The parade will begin at 2:45 with the party following. We have an outside parade route so that families can come and watch.

You can help us to keep our fall celebration days safely on track by following these easy guidelines!

First, please remember that although students are invited to wear costumes to the fall parties, those costumes should be designed to be entertaining, not actually scary for our littlest cougars and bigger cougars (and Mrs. Fulcher). No blood, no guts, no gore, no weapons and no violence, please.

All students need to bring costumes to school in their backpacks or bag marked with their name. Time will be given for students to change before the parade.

Please save some excitement for evening trick-or-treating by leaving hair and face paint at home with extra costume parts like swords and daggers. Masks are fine as long as kids can see well enough to walk safely during the parade which will start at 2:45 P.M.

Classroom parties are from 3:00-3:30 in the classrooms. Thank you to our many parent volunteers who help to make this event happen! Volunteers may go to the classrooms beginning at 2:15. We will be maintaining our normal daily schedule until then, so disruptions to the classroom will be kept at a minimum with your help. Thank you!

As safety is always important, please remember that the parties are intended for Prairie Ridge Elementary students of attendance only. We do not have babysitting services during parties, so please make other arrangements for siblings if you intend to attend. All ages would be more than welcome to join us for the parade, but please do not plan to take younger or older (non-PRE students) children down to the classrooms.

All visitors must enter through the front doors and sign-in and out...even on party days! Thank you!

Students of the Week

Congratulations to our students of the week! Signs will be distributed next week. If you do not have a yard sign by Friday evening, please let us know! Signs will be picked up the following week.

Hudson Tredoux

Graham Sullivan

Arianna Riedesel

Simon Roberts

Dexter Smith

Brayden Burgette

Kellan Murphy

Gabriel Keith

Saige Autrey

Caroline Kelly

Brynn Tarantino

Luke Beggs

Ryan Le Roy

Ben Cervantes

Layla Bain

Alice Freeman

Sophia Prater

Parker Clement

Ella Cooper

Piper Snapp

Jadyn Svitak


As you know from previous communication, we will invite visitors into our lunchroom after Labor Day weekend. We will continue with signing up for lunch to ensure that we know who will be entering the building as a safety measure. We are happy to share that we will be opening THREE families per grade level. For those who are new to Prairie Ridge, visitors for lunch are often a parent, a relative, or a family friend, usually someone who is visiting from out of town.

Please, keep in mind the following important points:

  • Lunch periods are 27 minutes long and we have to stay on schedule to fit everyone in close to a normal "lunch time."
  • Parents may be joined at their reserved table by their child only. It can create negative competition with hurt feelings when we allow for others to join.
  • Parents may bring in outside food for their dining party only. Food and/or drink must be consumed during the lunch period and not sent back to class with the student.
  • Confidentiality is important to us, so kindly refrain from sharing stories later if you happen to notice that another child is having behavioral or learning challenges. We've got people for that! Feel absolutely free to seek assistance from our on-duty staff if you notice that someone else needs help!

How do I sign up? Click this link to let us know when you are coming! Closer to your date, please call the office to reserve a school lunch if you're not bringing your own. The cost of an adult lunch is $4.35, which needs to be paid (with exact change, please) on the date you will eat with us.

2022-23 Lunch Times







If you like LOTS of happy noise all at once and don't mind the possibility of wearing syrup and ketchup on your body when you leave...feel free to join us!

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Electronic Flyers

Interested in clinics/camps/extra-curricular activities? Check out our electronic flyer web page!