Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, November 13, 2015

Welcome to the New Prairie Point Panther Press!

Veterans Day Celebration pictures in the Prairie Point photo gallery

Prairie Point photo gallery of events is now located on the Prairie Point website under our school.

Prairie Point's Buddy Benches

Prairie Point thanks Student Leadership Club for creating and painting our new buddy benches. We're so excited to unveil these to students today. Please see the Buddy Bench Guidelines below for more information.
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“We show we care about everyone when we ask others to play.”

The Buddy Bench IS:

  • A very special place that reminds you to be your kindest selves.

  • A place to sit and decide what looks interesting to you to play on the playground.

  • A place to include people in your play and make new friends.

  • A place to say "YES!" to any friends who ask you to play.

The Buddy Bench is NOT:

  • A place to hang out and play with friends you already have.

  • A place where you say "NO!" to a friend who invites you to play.

  • A place where being mean or hurtful is OK.

  • A place where excluding others is OK.

Your recess teachers can help guide you toward an activity and can help to remind you and your friends of the Buddy Bench rules. Try the Buddy Bench first, then ask for help if you need it!

Pinned with Panther Pride

Teachers and staff have the opportunity to share good news about our students! This could be anything academic and beyond, especially the wonderful good character traits on display here at Prairie Point. We know that sometimes it's the little things that are really the big things and should be recognized. We appreciate the opportunity to call parents to share great news about their kids.

Panthers recognized are:

Josie Reiseck: "Josie is always thoughtful and thinking of others." -Mrs. Struve

Nolan Bauman: "Nolan is helpful at breakfast, cleaning up after others without being asked." -Mrs. Ziller

Olivia Blaszynski: "Olivia has been recognized several times for helping pick up garbage in the cafeteria without being asked because it was the right thing to do to help. Home Court Advantage in action!" -Mrs. Struve

Carson Rogers: "I am extremely proud of Carson's independence and success this year in 2nd grade!" -Mrs. Lund

Way to go Panthers! WE LIKE IT!

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Dance Marathon at OHS to support St. Judes

Winter Wonderland/Holiday Shop - SAVE THE DATE

Candy Cane Lane Holiday Shop and Craft Boutique Show

(Please note: All gifts that the kiddos purchase for family and friends in the Holiday Shop will be between $1-$5)

Friday December 11, 2015, From 5-8pm at Prairie Point

Details coming soon to a Thursday folder near you!

Please feel free to contact Stephanie Hornik at

OR Jennifer Goehring at

Annual Oswego Optimist Club Hat and Mitten Drive

Starting Monday, November 2nd through Friday, December 11th, Prairie Point Elementary will be collecting Hats & Mittens for the Oswego Optimist Club. Collection boxes will be located in the Main Hallway. Thank you for your continued support.

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 or call Kate Kloet at 630-636-4611.