Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, January 13, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Kindergarten Registration Information

News from P.E.

The students celebrated the new year in a happy and healthy way at Warren's Workout World! The first day the students did a circuit of individual exercises, the second day they did partner exercises and the third day was a cardiovascular activity. The students ran a two minute relay. The first picture is two students having a v-sit contest and the second picture is the slam dunk station.

Home & School President's Letter

Happy New Year! How many times will we all write that incorrectly over the next few months?!

We are mid-way through the school year. Thank you to all of you who volunteer your time and resources to our great school. Event volunteers, Great Art volunteers, our Thursday folder volunteers and our marquee master – thank you, thank you, thank you! We have a few more months and more opportunities to help out. Fun Fair, held February 24th, will post volunteer sign ups soon. And we will end the school year with Field Day in May. Both of these events will be asking for a lot of help to insure a great time for our kiddos and we appreciate your consideration.

We will soon be announcing committee chair and board position openings. We are able to do so much because parents decide to help. If you have ever wanted to be more involved, please come to our February Home & School social on the 2nd at 6:30. We will talk about opportunities and answer any questions. It is always exciting when we have new parents involved – please consider giving your time.

Remember to continue to check the Panther Press for our list of upcoming events and like us on Facebook at Prairie Point Elementary Home & School – Home of the Panthers.

Have a wonderful January!

Fun Fair is looking for gently used small toys

The Fun Fair Committee has been busy planning games, prizes and FUN for the big night, Friday, February 24th! We're looking for donations of gently used small toys that we'll use for the 1 ticket prizes. Think Happy Meal type/size. When students return to school on January 9th, there will be a box in the foyer of the school for collecting items. Contact Sarah Caffarello with questions:

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


15 Family Fun Night - Phenom Gymnastics, 3:30-5:00

24 Culvers Night - 1st grade teachers serving

27 Donuts with Dad, 7:30-8:15


2 Home & School, 7:00pm

14 Valentine's Day parties

21 TND - TBD

24 Fun Fair, 5:30-8:30

Save the Date - 12th Annual Variety Show

Calling all Prairie Point talent – we are looking for you! Do you love to sing or dance? Perhaps you can pull a rabbit out of your magic hat or play an instrument! Whatever your talent is, we want you to show us your stuff! The variety show is Friday March 3rd (Preview day is Thursday, February 9th.) Look for forms in Thursday folders AFTER winter break.

Save The Date - Sweet Send Off



Join your fifth grade classmates for a fun-filled healthy celebration.

The kids will vote on the night’s activities at the Valentine’s Day class parties.

DATE: Saturday, June 3rd

TIME: 6-11pm Lock-In

LOCATION: Rush Copley Healthplex

COST: tbd

More details coming soon

Hoops for Hope at OHS Jan 28th

Softball Winter Camp ages 7-11

News from the Nurse's Office

Noted on the District 308 website:

When should my student stay home from school?
Your child is too ill to go to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:

· Vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours

· Shortness of breath or wheezing (not controlled with an inhaler if they have asthma)

· A cough that interrupts his/her normal activity or wakes them, or other family members at night.

· An undiagnosed rash unless cleared by a physician’s note

· Drainage from the eye

· Severe sore throat

· Fever- If your child has a temperature of 100° (or higher) in the past 24 hours they cannot attend school. Children are to be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication, before returning to school.

· A contagious illness that is treated with antibiotics, such as strep throat or pink eye, and has not been taking the antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

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.