Life on the Prairie

September 30, 2022

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Important Dates

10/11 . . . PTO Meeting at 9:15 AM

10/19 & 10/20 . . . Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/20 & 10/21 . . . No School

Snowflake Registration

Snowflake will take place on Wednesday, November 16th from 3:10 to 6:00 PM at Prairie. Registration will be open October 3rd - October 28th and will need to be completed through Revtrak or by using this link. The link will be live starting October 3rd.


Snowflake is a unique opportunity for middle school students to come together in an informal setting to teach valuable skills that develop healthy peer relationships, promote responsible decision-making and resist negative peer pressure. Sign your child up to experience a fun activity that will help them to gain a sense of belonging and a better understanding of one’s self and others all while having fun.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get involved!

Coming to the School? Some Things to Know

If you are coming to Prairie for a visit, whether it be to meet with a teacher or volunteer for a PTO event, please bring a government-issued ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) with you. We are required to scan an ID for every visitor who comes into the building.


Additionally, if you need to pick your child up early from school, we ask that you utilize Infinite Campus to submit an absence request as soon as you know your child will be absent. When you arrive at school and push the buzzer, we will ask you to use your phone to scan a QR code which will direct you to a form you will fill out. This gives us details we need to ensure we are releasing the student to a trusted adult as well as a timestamp for when the student leaves our building.

Notes From Our Counselors


We want to share the topics that the school counselors will be covering this year. Each grade level counselor will go into the classroom to do Social Emotional Lessons (SEL) with the students. These lessons will cover a variety of themes such as respect, team building, problem solving and empathy. Some of the other topics we cover are bullying, positive mental health and the state mandated Erin’s Law (child sexual abuse awareness). If you would like to opt-out of the Erin’s Law curriculum, please submit this form to your grade level counselor.


Our approach is to teach students to make positive healthy choices for themselves. These lessons will occur throughout the school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s grade level counselor. We are looking forward to a great year!


Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523 slloyd@barrington220.org

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522 jgodinez@barrington220.org

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526 mkehoe@barrington220.org

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630 msantiago@barrington220.org


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Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to all our Prairie students that purchased books this past week at the Scholastic Book Fair! Your support will allow the PTO to keep a portion of the profits. Although our in-person fair has come to an end you can still purchase books at our online fair which runs through Oct 9th with purchases shipping directly to home. Thank you for your support!

Spiritwear

If you ordered spiritwear, items were sent home with the students this week. If you have any questions about your order please contact prairieptopresident@gmail.com. The spiritwear store will open again in November for holiday shopping.

PTO 8th Grade T-shirts on Sale Now!

$10 per shirt. The deadline to order is October 10th.
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