Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, May 20, 2022

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Bike to School Day

Prairie Point’s fifth annual Bike to School Day took place on May 19, 2020, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Month.

The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month.

Students received bicycle key chain tokens for riding their bikes to school. The classroom with the highest percentage of bike riders won the Golden Pedal Award.

Prairie Point’s 5th Annual Bike to School Golden Pedal Award goes to …..

Miss Haupt’s 5th Grade Class. Miss Haupt had 45.8% of her class ride their bikes to school.

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Field Day

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Parent Pick up Reminders

As the weather is getting warmer, our pickup and drop off lines are getting quicker!

Thank you for getting your child picked up on time (by 4:00pm) at the end of each day and pulling all the way up so that we can load more students in and get families home in a timely fashion.

We know many families utilize this line and it can be a long wait, but we appreciate your patience and partnership to keep this process running smooth and allowing for our helpers to keep their main focus on children.

Order your School Supplies for the 22-23 school year

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Home & School Survey

Hello Prairie Point Families -

Home & School needs your help! We would love to collect your feedback in order to make sure we are meeting the needs of the teachers, students, and community!

Please click link below for the survey:

Thank you so much for your time and feedback!

Kindergarten Screening

2022-2023 Kindergartners and Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Please click link below for details regarding Kindergarten Screening.

5th Grade Group Pictures

PrairieFest Parade 2022

Have you always wanted to be in a parade? Now is your chance!

PrairieFest Parade 2022 is on Sunday, June 19, 2022 (Step off: 1:00pm)

Sign up to represent your school in the Oswegoland Park District's PrairieFest "Just Another Day in Paradise" parade. Free tshirt will be provided to those parade walkers who have signed up. PLEASE NOTE: Students in Grades K-5, must have a parent sign up to walk with them. Once signed up through the SignUp Genius link (click here), you will receive an email indicating that you are confirmed to be a participant. SIGN UP BY MEMORIAL DAY TO PARTICIPATE!

As we get closer to the event, you will receive an email regarding where to meet, what time to meet, and how to pick up your tshirt. PLEASE provide an email address that you will be monitoring at the beginning of June so that we can contact you.

Summer Learning Program

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Prairie Point is now on Instagram! Follow us at 308prairiepoint

Home & School - Konstella

Join us on Konstella!

For all communication and news from Prairie Point Elementary's Home and School Board, please follow the link below to begin the new sign in:


Your 2021-2022 Home and School Board

Katie Lund & Beth Kremer, Co-Presidents

Erin Szostak, Vice President

Heather Gorny, Treasurer

Rachel Murray, Corresponding Secretary

Kelly Hoke, Recording Secretary

Other Ways to Earn for Prairie Point Home & School Organization

Young Rembrandts


Register for VIRTUAL live-streaming classes


Visit my website

Goodbye February. Hello March!

Registration for our SPRING SESSION is now open!


(Old Post just invited us back!)

Click on SPRING to register for the spring session.

Click on the school name and you will be redirected to our current session taking place. We added a few more seats at a pro-rated tuition so it might not be too late to start drawing as early as this week!

Can't join us afterschool AT school OR want to give your child their double-dose of weekly drawing? Join me for live-streaming virtual classes Tuesdays at 6:45pm! Pick-and-choose your drawing dates. Only $8 per class. Siblings living in the same household draw for free!


REGISTER FOR live-streaming VIRTUAL Drawing Classes


Young Rembrandts Summer Workshops


Let me help you keep the kids drawing. Check out my Summer Drawing Days taking place in New Lenox the week of June 20. I just posted a few of the pictures we will be drawing on my website. Ages 7 - 14 welcome. NON RESIDENTS, too.

During my 3 hour summer workshops, I will introduce your young artist on how to draw/color with watercolor pencils AND oil-based chalk pastels ... techniques that we cannot teach afterschool at school.

The cost is $50 per workshop.

ALL SUPPLIES provided.

Questions? Contact me!

Text (815) 242-2259 or email me at

On behalf of Young Rembrandts, THANK YOU for your continued support of our parent-funded art enrichment program and giving us the gift to draw with your student.

Artfully yours ... Tess Gutkowski, Youth Drawing Director


Voluntary 24 hr Student Accident coverage plan for the 20/21 school year

"Peachjar" Communication

Oswego CUSD 308 has launched a new communication tool called "Peachjar." School-approved flyers will now be sent to you electronically and posted on the school website. Simply click flyers you receive via email or on the Prairie Point homepage click Digital flyers then Peachjar flyers.

PushCoin - School Fee & Lunch Payment Procedures

New from the Nurse's Office

If your child has received both Covid vaccine doses, please submit in a copy of their card.

It can be sent in with your student or emailed to the nurse at