Prairie Point Panther Press
Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School
Friday, May 6, 2016
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Good morning Prairie Point Families,
I have received several questions regarding the placement of students for next school year. I will still be a part of that process. Mrs. Kern and I will be working on those prior to my departure. I am attaching a document for you to be able to provide written input into the needs of your child - academically, socially, and physically. Due to the change in administration, please turn your form in by the provided due date of May 19th. If you send the form via email, please send it to myself AND Mrs. Kern. Our emails are provided below.
At Prairie Point, we are committed to the academic and social growth of each student. The creation of class lists is a thoughtful and involved process. With more than 500 students to place, this is a very large task. We spend a lot of time to ensure that every child is placed in a classroom where they can thrive. We consider many factors when placing students into classrooms, including instructional needs and talents, support services, behavioral needs, gender balance, interpersonal relationships, and learning styles. Each list is evaluated and adjusted many times before they are posted prior to the first day of school. Our end goal is to have all students in a classroom where they can grow and thrive both academically and personally.
The following describes the process for parents to have input into their child’s placement. Please note, some things have changed in the process for this school year.
- If your child has an instructional or social need that you would like to be considered when assigning classroom placements, please fill out a Student Placement Input Form. This form is attached to this letter, as well as is available for download at https://goo.gl/i0VL7q, and will come home in Thursday folders next week.
- This form should be returned to the school office by May 19, 2016. Please return them in a sealed envelope addressed to Dr. Podjasek/Mrs. Kern, or you may email it to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com
- Please, do not request a specific teacher on the form. Forms that do so will be returned for revision.
- If you would like to discuss your input with me directly, I’d be happy to talk or meet with you. Please contact me to set up an appointment.
- Any special requests submitted will be considered, but cannot be guaranteed.
I am very proud of the teaching staff here at Prairie Point and I have high confidence in the ability of all of them to provide quality educational experiences for our students. Thank you for your continued support of the staff and students at Prairie Point Elementary School. Please contact me or Mrs. Kern at any time if you have questions or feedback for us. Happy Spring!
Dr. Heidi Podjasek
End of the Year - Dates to Remember
Spring Scholastic BOGO Book Fair
Summer Fun Field Day - May 12
Summer Fun Field Day 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Rain Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Join us for a Summer Fun themed field day as students celebrate the end of another great year. Activities will include some of the summer activities everyone loves, as well as other crazy games that will keep the kids moving and laughing. Plus, we’ll have our special photo booth with summer-themed hats, glasses and other items. Students will play together, enjoy the benefits of exercise and spend quality time outdoors in one of two sessions:
Morning: 9:00-11:00 Grades 4 & 5
Afternoon: 1:15-3:15 Grades 1, 2 & 3
**Kindergarten will have a separate Field Day activity and volunteer coordination**
Prairie Point Field Day would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers!
We have created an online volunteer sign up at: http://bit.ly/1ppoBiz
Please sign up by: April 30, 2016
Bike to School Day
Elementary Summer School Registration Now Open
Upcoming School Events
9-11 - Book Fair
10-12 - Salsa Verde Nights (15% comes back to the school)
11 - Family Walk at 6pm - meet on the playground
12 - Field Day (13 - Field Day rain date)
17 - Panthers on the Run (18- POTR rate date)
20 - Last Day of School - 12:45 dismissal
Home & School is in need of chairpersons for 2016-2017
Family Fun Nights
Health and Wellness co-chair
5th grade send off
Prairie Point Home & School
Farewell to Dr. Podjasek
Prairie Point Home & School would like to invite all families past and present to attend a farewell open house to Dr. Podjasek, Wednesday, May 11th, from 4:00-6:00pm in the community room. Come to say good-bye and wish Dr. Podjasek well in her new job. We will provide treats and refreshments. The book fair will also be open at this time. And at 6:00pm, join the family walk around the Prairie Point Path.
Prairie Point Home & School
Home & School Directory Form
** Please turn in a form even if you are in the directory for this school year **
EPI School Supply order form
P-TAG Parent Event May 16
STEAM Summer Camp
Summer Run Club - 5th Grade Boys & Girls
OHS Boy's Basketball Summer Camp
"Pass It On" Donation Challenge
Giordano's - Kids eat FREE on Monday
Aramark Positions Available
For details visithttp://www.sd308.org/Page/8234 or call Kate Kloet at 630-636-4611.