Prairie Point Express
October 16, 2020
Students with Cold Symptoms
Fourth and fifth graders have been working on sharing favorite books on Flipgrid. They took notes on the book, including what the book is about and who would like it, then they recorded a video book talk. On Flipgrid, they can watch and comment on each other’s videos and get new ideas for books to read. Third grade will also start this soon. Ask your child to see their book talk on Flipgrid.
Reminder: Send students with water bottles
Scholastic Book Fair: ONLINE
Dear Prairie Point Families,
You are invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from October 16th – October 29th. All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
· Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
· All orders ship direct to home
· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:
Click Here to Visit the Virtual Book Fair
Prairie Point PTA
*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.
Each year teachers fill out a "wish list." Teachers will be adding their requests to this document.
Picture Retake Day
Picture Day ID: EVTN6CQHK
Online Student Picture Day
Virtual students are invited to have their picture taken for the yearbook on November 4 by appointment only. Please click here to sign up for a time to have your child's picture taken. Pictures will take place in the gym and students will enter through the side bus doors. Please call the front office or contact your child's virtual teacher with any questions.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Please join us from October 19-23 for a spooktacular lunch in the Café! Each day you eat school lunch, you will be entered to win a locally grown pumpkin!
Fall Parties: October 30
Joining PTA would be a great way to support our school. The PTA funds help provide fun activities and extra resources to our building. Interested in joining PTA? Click here!
Costumes at Fall Parties
Students will be allowed to wear costumes during Fall Parties but must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Students will not be allowed to wear costumes all day. Costumes will need to fit over a student's clothes. Students will not be allowed to go to the restroom to change into their costume.
- No masks or face paint
- No weapons
- No violent themes or ideas
- When in doubt, choose a different costume
Online Learner Material Pick-up
PTA Hosted Family Hike Meet Up
Repeat: October Habit Focus: Begin With The End In Mind
This month, our focus will be Begin With the End in Mind. All students will study this habit and learn to make it part of their everyday lives. Consider how you can discuss this habit at home as a family!
Repeat: Tri-County's Suicide Prevention & Mental Wellness Support Night
REPEAT: Community Food Kits for Park Hill Families
Park Hill has once again partnered with Feed Northland Kids for a FREE community food kit. These kits contain things like bread, peanut butter, granola bars, pasta and canned goods. They will be distributed at the same time and location bulk school meals are distributed. For more information regarding school provided meals read here.
If you are interested in a voucher for free food, you must sign up HERE.
If you sign up for the COMMUNITY FOOD KIT, you are agreeing that you will be able to pick it up.
WHERE: Park Hill Support Services Center at 9501 N. Seymore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64153.
TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every week on Wednesdays starting September 30, 2020.
A limited number of families will be selected. It is first come, first serve to those who have filled out the form in its entirety. Slots will go to those who can pick up the food.
- Once you sign up, I will email out the voucher.
- Show the paper voucher or a digital copy on your cell phone upon arrival.
- You will use the same voucher for weekly visits.
- This voucher is good for 1 Community Food Kit.
- If you have other students at other schools, only sign up for one voucher per family.
Please contact Marla Anderson, School Social Worker, with any questions. Her phone number is 816-359-6379.
REPEAT: Park Hill Education Foundation Community Breakfast
Come Together Towards Tomorrow and join us for the Park Hill Education Foundation Virtual Community Breakfast. This edition will feature several broadcast journalism students in–front and behind the cameras. AND don’t miss . . . an EXCLUSIVE interview with Dr. Jeanette Cowherd, superintendent. Click here for more information.
REPEAT: Yearbook Orders
To Order Your Yearbook:
- Visit: ybpay.lifetouch.com
- Enter Yearbook ID Code: 1724721
- School Name: Prairie Point Elem School
REPEAT: E-Backpack (Electronic Fliers)
Currently in the E-Backpack:
- Fliers for Online Clubs hosted by Community Education
- Party Flier (Ordering Birthday Treats through Food Service)
- Yearbook Order Form
- Directory Invite to Families
Do You Know A Park Hill Star?
The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy.
The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:
Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.
That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.
Repeat: Birthday Treats
Repeat: Technology Use at Home
Here are some general guidelines and best practices for laptop use at home.
Thank you for your support. If you have any technology issues or questions, please contact the Help Desk Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 816-359-5000.
Our 5 Pillars of Prevention
Please take some time to learn about Prairie Point's Health and Safety Precautions. Click here to access our matrix and other health information.
Prairie Point Mission
Prairie Point Elementary School provides all children with a safe, caring educational environment that focuses on high expectations and promotes lifelong learning.
To create a safe and caring student centered environment, to empower students to be independent learners, problem solver, and responsible citizens in the 21st Century.
At Prairie Point School, we value:
- Keeping the focus on the student
- Continuous learning and professional growth
- Warm, caring, open-minded environment
- High expectations for all students and adults
- Team work and collaboration
- Empathetic approach with our actions.