PRE Newsletter

April 22, 2022

Important Dates

April 26 Goodcents Night (see below)

April 28 PTO Sponsored Science Wizard @ MVHS (see details below!)

May 3 Retirement Reception for Mrs. Reinoehl @ 4:00-6:00 P.M., Choir Concert @ 6:30 P.M.

May 6 Carnival! (see details below!)

May 9 5th Grade Band Concert

May 10 Rex Moore's Retirement Reception @ 4:00-6:00 P.M.

May 18 Field Day (more information coming soon!), Sack lunch from home or school

May 19 5th Grade Farewell

May 20 Make-up Day for Field Day if Needed

May 23 Sack lunch (from home or school) with buddies, Talent Show @ 1:00 P.M. (see information below!)

May 24 Last Day of School with Dismissal @ 12:10 P.M.

Extreme Science

David Hagerman from America's Got Talent will be preforming for us LIVE on Thursday, April 28th at Mill Valley High School Auditorium.

David's Show - Extreme Science is exactly what the title implies: EXTREME! In this highly acclaimed show, Hagerman leads students on a wild journey through different fields of science. This show will tickle your funny bone and educate at the same time.

There will be 2 show times (5:45pm-6:30pm and 7:00pm-7:45pm). This is a family event - parents or caretakers must attend with their students.

Please RSVP for a time for your family and make sure to include the number of family members attending.

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PRE Talent Show

We are excited to announce the Prairie Ridge Elementary Spring 2022 Talent Show!

Here are the main points and requirements:

· The talent show will include PRE students in grades 1-5 in individual and group acts.

· Students may participate in ONE act.

· All acts will be capped at two minutes.

· Acts will be approved, and any music, dress, and content need to be appropriate for elementary students.***Specific information will be given for preparing the music.

· Fifth graders will be the Tech Crew and MCs for the show.

· All talent show forms are due by May 6, 2022.

· The talent show will be held on Monday, May 23 with rehearsals before school on May 19 & 20 from 8:00-8:40 A.M. Each act will attend ONE rehearsal, and your date will be communicated to you after all forms are returned.

Please use the link below to sign-up!

2022 Talent Show


There are times when parents have information that is pertinent to share regarding class placement. In my experience, only about 5% of parents share information as parents feel that the classroom teachers know their child well and make decisions that best suit their child. You are your child(ren)’s first teacher, their strongest advocate, and know them the best!

In this feedback, you may wish to share information on your child’s learning style, academic strengths, or social needs. Or you might know information about a situation outside of school which might impact your child’s learning or social-emotional well-being. This information assists us in placing each child in the classroom that suits him/her best.

If you are providing input about teacher-student fit, I would ask that you please refrain from requesting any specific teacher by name. There are several reasons for this:

  • Grade levels spend a great deal of time reviewing student needs both academically and socially as we determine class placement.
  • Accepting requests for specific teachers from the bulk of our parents would make assigning students to classes very difficult, if not impossible.
  • Further, there may be multiple requests from families for children to be in the same classroom, yet this could create a situation that is not conducive to learning for all students in the classroom.

If you are providing input on multiple children from the same family, please complete one survey PER child.

Parent input will remain confidential. If you choose to provide input, please do so before APRIL 27. Thank you!

Class Placement Parent Feedback 2022-23


Help support Prairie Ridge Elementary PTO on April 26th from 4:00-8:00pm at Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs. Goodcents will donate 20% of your order back to PRE PTO! Order online, in-person or at the drive through. No code necessary.

Goodcents Bonner Springs, 630 S 130th St., Bonner Springs, KS.

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Help us make the PRE Carnival a success! We need volunteers to help with inflatable playhouses, games, prize tables and more.

We also need help selling 50/50 tickets.


Come One Come All to the Prairie Ridge CARNIVAL on Friday, May 6th from 6:00-9:00 pm. We will have Food Trucks, 10 NEW Midway Games, Game Prizes, 6 Inflatable Playhouses, Raffle Baskets, finale of the Silent Auction, Carnival Photo Booth, Temporary Tattoos, Hair Decorations, and a special guest - KC WOLF.

Wristbands are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Each wristband purchase includes: Inflatable Playhouses, Midway Games, 1 Large Prize, and 1 Raffle ticket. Adults do not need to purchase a ticket. All proceeds go directly back to the PTO so we can continue to support our teachers and students. Buy your wristbands at:

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Carnival Sponsorship

Do you own or work for a business that services our community? Would your family like to sponsor a game or inflatable playhouse? We now have sponsorship opportunities available. The Spring Carnival is a favorite of our students and their families. Our Carnival draws nearly 500 children plus their families who live in the neighborhoods of Grey Oaks, Woodland Park, Crystal Park, Oakmont, and Woodsonia. Your sponsorship will help us make this year’s Carnival a success. Please click here to view our sponsorship opportunities:

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Golden Spoon Winners

Congratulations to our award winning classes for showing great lunchroom behavior!







Students of the Week

Congratulations to our students of the week! Signs will be distributed next week.

Stafford Nowak

Bonnie Segal

Elyse Maniquis

Harper Wichmann

Noah Pruitt

Addie Fulps

Katelin Krase

Ellie Woods

Hailey Hanna

Bridget Harbord

Colson Spencer

Santiago Padilla

Sawyer Turner

Double Diamond

The Double Diamond Award will now be given out every Friday to two classes (one K-2 and one 3-5) that have exemplified specific expectations during their specials classes. Specials teachers have explained what students need to do in order to earn this award.

•Listen AND follow teacher directions

•Only talking during appropriate times

•Use an inside voice when working

•Show RESPECT to everyone and to property

•Enter and Exit the classroom appropriately

•Give YOUR personal best effort during class

Mrs. Goodman's 1st grade class and Miss Vest's 5th grade class won the Double Diamond Award this week. Congratulations!!!

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