Bobcat Bulletin


PTA Fundraiser

The Prairie Park PTA is holding an "un-fundraiser". Envelopes will be sent home with your student(s). If you would like to donate, please send back envelope with your donation. You may also donate via Paypal. 100% of these donations directly benefit Prairie Park Elementary School students and staff. Please turn in by October 1st.

We know that in the past we have had "Eat and Earns". What we realized is that if a family spends $50.00 our school could only get $5. We realize that you could save money just by doing a donation to the school, tax deductible, and it would be a win for the school.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out. Below are several of the things we do for our students at Prairie Park:

  • Trunk or Treat
  • Teacher Grants
  • Spring Carnival
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Field Trips (limited funds)
  • Kindergarten T-Shirts
  • Conference Meals
  • And More to come

Thank you for your support!

Little Lions Clinic

LHS Spirit Squad is hosting a Spirit Clinic Sunday, September 12 from 3-5pm. Please check out the flyer attached below.

Hearing and Vision Screenings

Lawrence Public Schools conducts Hearing and Vision Screenings mandated by the state of Kansas. To ensure all students can access curriculum and instruction, the district screens students' Hearing and Distance Vision for concerns that may require further follow-up. The district conducts mass hearing/vision screenings at the schools for students K-12. In some grades, not all students participate in the screenings. COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: All staff and students involved in Hearing and Vision screenings will wear masks and follow USD 497 COVID prevention and safety measures.

Parents/Guardians who DO NOT want their children to participate in hearing and vision screenings during the 2021-2022 school year, must complete an opt-out request form for EACH STUDENT by 8 a.m. the day before the hearing and vision screening is scheduled to be conducted at your child's school. If completing a paper form, the paper form must be received by 8:00 a.m. the day before screening by the School Nurse or Health Office Attendant.

If you want your child's hearing and vision screening to be completed, DO NOT COMPLETE THE OPT-OUT REQUEST FORM. The district will automatically conduct the screenings in accordance with its protocols for hearing and vision. Prairie Park Elementary is currently scheduled to receive these screenings on Friday, September 24, 2021.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


Lawrence Public Schools Nurses, Nursing Facilitator, and Audiologist