Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, March 17, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Goodwill-Pass It On Challenge

Traughber Spring Shuffle 5K Run/Walk

Please join the Traughber's Spring Shuffle 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, April 22, 2017!

This year's theme is "The more variety, the better society," and the event is sponsored by Traughber's Diversity team.

Please complete the registration form and return it to Traughber with payment.

We hope to see many families at this fun event!

Elementary Summer School

The course catalog will be available late March or early April. Please use the link to Summer School information on the district website.

Home & School News

Prairie Point Home and School has an upcoming election for our board for the 2017/2018 school year on Thursday April 6th at 7pm in the Community Room!
We have 5 board positions currently open:
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary

If you are interested in running for any of these positions please email the current board at

The following have expressed interest in each of these available positions:
President- Lisa Eloe
Vice President- Kim Tully
Recording Secretary-Katie Brom
Corresponding Secretary-Beth Kremer
Treasurer -Katie Lund

*BUT anyone can still run if they are interested.

Please contact anyone on the current board for more information.
Thank you so much,
Lisa Eloe, Stephanie Hornik, Kim Tully, Jenn Goehring, Vickie Nass

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


27-31 Spring Break


5 Health & Wellness, 4th & 5th, 6:45-7:45

6 Home and School Meeting, 7:00pm, Elections

7 Raging Waves forms due

11 TND - Panera

13 No School - Institute

14 No School - District Closed

17 No School

21 Daddy/Daughter Dance

25 Culver's Night

Lego robotics - we need parent volunteers!

We have been so lucky to offer a 4-6 week Lego Robotics after school club to our 5th graders each spring. At this time, we do not have parents signed up to run the program. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Lisa Eloe at Thank you!

Hands - On Steam night -March 17th

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

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,

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.