Prairie Point Express
Friday, August 23rd
What's Happening at Prairie Point Elementary School?
- No School
Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Parent Orientation for Grades 1-5 | Session I: 6:00-6:30 PM, Session II: 6:35-7:05 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- Watch DOG Kickoff | 5:45-6:30 PM
- PTA Meeting | 6:30-7:00 PM
Mark Your Calendar for Parent Orientation on September 5th
Students Practice Emergency Drills
Car Rider Dismissal
WATCH D.O.G.S. Kickoff September 10th
Prairie Point will once again have the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program at our school this year. This program is for dads, grandfathers, or other male role models and is intended to provide a positive male role model for the students at school by demonstrating by their presence that education is important. In addition, WATCH D.O.G.S. provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school safety and security. On the day of the WATCH D.O.G.S. participation, you will receive a schedule from Dr. Todtfeld to perform such duties as reading with students, playing learning games with students, recess supervision and play, lunchroom supervision, patrol the school halls, etc. you may volunteer at our school a full day or a half day.
Our annual WATCH D.O.G.S Kick-off event will be held this Thursday, September 10th from 5:45-6:30 PM in the school cafeteria. At this event you will learn more about the program and how to sign up to volunteer. A light pizza dinner (2 slices per person) will be provided for you and your child. A flier will go home during the week of August 23 which will include a RSVP for the event.
PTA Meeting September 10th
2019-2020 Early Release Days
Clubs and After School Activities
Please take a look at the fliers linked below for clubs that are sponsored through Park Hill Community Education. Students can be enrolled online. Prairie Point does NOT handle registration or enrollment for activities provided by Park Hill Community Education.
Save the Date...PTA Fall Fest September 27th
Student ID Badges
ID badges and a school-issued lanyard will be REQUIRED to be worn every day. The ID supports our safe and caring environment by providing proper identification and improved processes for transportation, lunch, and more.
- Proper identification: Students, teachers and visitors to the building will all be properly identified with badges. For our students, this helps insure safety and inclusion.
- Efficient lunch purchasing: Students will use their ID badges to purchase lunch each day. This dramatically cuts down on the time a student spends in the lunch line and allows more time for eating.
- Transportation safety: Each student’s badge will register each time he/she gets on or off the bus. This allows school administrators and necessary personnel to keep track of students and ensure they are arriving to school and home safely.
- Library-media checkout: Students can use their ID badges to check out books and other materials from the library. This improves checkout efficiency and allows resources to properly be tracked.
What does this mean for my student?
Your student will wear his/her ID badge to and from school each day on a school provided lanyard. No other lanyards may be used and no alterations may be made to the provided lanyard. Your student will use the ID badge daily to access his/her lunch account, check out library materials, and monitor bus transportation. Please ensure your student wears his/her badge every day.
What if my student loses his/her badge?
Students will be provided one replacement badge, if needed, free of charge. After the first free replacement badge, there will be a $5.00 fee for each additional badge issued.
Staff Participates in School Safety Training on August 29th
Bus Safety Assemblies
No School September 2nd
Park Hill Civility Policy
Uncivil behavior is defined as any behavior that is 1. physically or verbally threatening, either overtly or implicitly, as well as behavior that is coercive, intimidating, violent or harassing, and 2. directed toward employees, students, parents, patrons, visitors or anyone having business with the district. Examples of of uncivil behavior include, but are not limited to: 1. use of profanity; 2. personally insulting remarks; 3. attacks regarding a person's race, gender, nationality, disabling condition or any other personal characteristic, or 4. behavior that is out of control.
Students that violate the civility policy may be disciplines. Parents who violate the civility policy may be restricted from being present on school district property or have restrictions placed on their communication with district personnel.
Conversations About School
"Let's see what you brought home."
Look at completed work to find out what your youngster is learning and how well she's doing. You could comment on her math work or social studies project, for instance ("You know a lot about our state's history!") Also, respond to notes from her teacher, and sign her AVID planner.
"Show me what you have for homework"
It's your child's job to do homework, but you play a role too. Make sure she knows what she's supposed to do by having her explain the assignments to you. After she finishes her homework, glance over the work to see that it's complete.
"Describe a book you enjoyed today."
This gives you an idea of what your youngster prefers to read. Then build a daily reading habit by asking what she'd like to read tonight. Encouraging her reading and listening skills by reading aloud to her and letting her read to you.
"Tell me what you learned that you'd like to know more about."
Use her interests as jumping-off points for activities to share. If she likes geometry, you might hunt for shapes together. If she's fascinated by how animals adapt to winter, take her to the library to research the subject or to the zoo to see live animals.