Prairie Elementary September News

Principal Kristen Jones

September Dates to Remember

9/10: Red Friday

9/13-9/16: Grades 3-6 take Panorama Survey

9/17: No School for Teacher Professional Learning Day

StoneLion Puppet Theatre Virtual Field Trips in October!

All Kindergarten-5th graders will participate in a virtual workshop led by StoneLion Puppet Theatre artists. We were able to receive grant funding to provide these STEAM workshops for FREE!! What an awesome opportunity for our Prairie Panthers!

Each classroom will participate in a 45-minute virtual session that incorporates science, social studies and art! Workshops will happen live Oct 1-12. StoneLion Puppet Theatre is dropping off kits of supplies for each student to create their very own project. See grade level themes below:

Kindergarten: Compost Cookies

1st Grade: Trash Talking Puppet Stages

2nd Grade: Bee Pollinator Puppet Stages

3rd Grade: Hummingbird Marionettes

4th & 5th Grades: Quetzel Marionettes

Click here to view StoneLion Puppet Theatre's website.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Sept. 6th -10th is Suicide Prevention Week. Our school social worker, Amanda Mingori, provided professional learning around this topic for our Prairie teachers. Although our students are too young to have building wide awareness events this month, our teachers will provide lessons around the following topics this month and throughout the year:

  • Growth Mindset, Grit, and Perseverance
  • Discussion of Current Coping Skills for all emotions
    • Making sure they are healthy/safe/helpful
  • How to be a supportive classmate
    • How to know when a friend’s problem is too much for you to handle and how to find adult support

Please remember:

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.