Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, April 14, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Principal's Letter

Dear School Families:

I wanted to pass along the exciting administrative news that I shared with teachers last week. As you know, Mrs. Kern will be moving into a principal position in a different school district next year, leaving us with an opening for a new assistant principal.

I am thrilled to share that Mrs. Janet DeMont will be serving as our assistant principal for the 2017 - 2018 school year! Many of you may know Mrs. DeMont from her current role as the principal at East View Kindergarten Center. For those of you who are not familiar with Mrs. DeMont, during her long tenure in District 308, she has served as a teaching assistant, a music teacher, an assistant principal at Fox Chase, principal at The Wheatlands and as principal at East View. I cannot be more excited to welcome Mrs. DeMont to our administrative team as well as to the Prairie Point family!

I hope that you enjoy the long weekend with your family!


Dr. Jennifer Groves

Community Outreach

Community Outreach is having our last M.C.C. contest for the year!

Please look in your Thursday folder for all of the details. We have partnered with C.A.S.A. of Kendall County to provide "Bags of Hugs" for foster children. Cash donations will also be accepted, checks must be payable to Prairie Point Home & School.

Goodwill-Pass It On Challenge

Summer School 2017 Course Catalog

Future Traughber Families

Future Traughber Families:

It’s hard to believe that it is time to start preparing our fifth grade students for their transition to sixth grade! All fifth grade students who will be going to Traughber next year will be attending our annual Step-Up Day on Wednesday, April 19 during the school day. They will learn more about what Traughber has to offer and how to prepare for a successful transition. They will also be given guided tours of the building.

We would like to invite all of our future Traughber families to attend our Step-Up evening on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM. We will start off with a brief welcome in the gym and then families will attend brief informational sessions on a variety of topics aimed at helping prepare our students for transition to junior high.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new sixth grade class and working in partnership with our families to ensure a successful transition. If you have any questions, please contact Traughber at 630-636-2700.


Tarah Fowler


PTAG - Expert Speaker Event

Chick-fil-A Teacher Tuesday in April

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


17 No School

21 Most Caring Classroom (MCC) items due

21 Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6:30-8:30

25 Culver's Night

28 Box Tops Due


4 Home & School meeting, 7:00pm

10 TND (on a Wednesday!) - Salsa Verde night

18 Field Day (Rain out date 5/19)

23 Culver's night

26 Last day of school

Daddy Daughter Dance

5th Grade Sweet Send Off - Registration & Waiver

Summer Baseball Camp for Grades K-8

Know Any 5th Graders? Oswego School District 5th Grade Band Registration Appointments

The Oswego School District Beginning Band Appointments are scheduled during March and April with appointments being taken during January and February. The appointments are intended for any students who will be enrolled in 6th grade next year (2017-18) and would like to participate in band. Sixth grade is the only time that Beginning Band is offered at the junior high level in District #308 so it is important that interested students secure an appointment now.

Appointments are required for 6th Grade Band Registration!

Make an appointment through your junior high school link below.

Students will try all instruments and a final selection will be made with the assistance of an instructor.

Traughber JHS, make an appointment at

For questions, contact: Rachel Maxwell or Jessica Shields, 630-636-2721,

Health Requirements Kindergarten, 2nd & 5th

Kindergarten :

Completed physical exam/immunizations

Eye exam

Dental Exam

2nd Grade:

Dental exam

6th Grade:

Completed physical exam

Proof of one dose of Tdap

Completed 3 shot series of Hepatitis B

One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine given on or after 11th birthday

Dental exam

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.