Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, January 27, 2017

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!

Kindergarten Registration Information

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,

Fun Fair 2017

The Fun Fair Committee has been busy planning games, prizes and FUN for the big night, Friday, February 24th! We're looking for donations of gently used small toys that we'll use for the 1 ticket prizes--think Happy Meal type/size. There is a box anxiously waiting to be filled in the foyer of the school for collecting items. Your trash may be someone's treasure!

In addition, we are seeking several volunteers to help with set-up, ticket sales, concessions, and games--especially for the second shift, 7:00-8:30. If you're willing to donate a couple hours of your time, please use the SignUpGenius link below or contact Sarah Caffarello. THANKS!

From the Nurse's Office

Cough drops are NOT allowed at school without a doctors note.

Hoops for Hope at OHS Jan 28th

Mid-Year Home & School Parent Social

Would you like to get more involved at Prairie Point?

Do you like to volunteer your time?

Have you enjoyed our events and/or have ideas for new ones?

Dads - did you have fun at Donuts with Dad and would like to work with

more dads at our school?

We would love to meet you!

On February, 2, at 6:45pm in the community room, we invite parents to a casual gathering to hear about opportunities within our committees and our board.

Any questions, please email us at

Home and School Calendar

Upcoming Dates


2 Home & School Parent Social, 6:45pm

9 Variety Show previews

14 Valentine's Day parties

21 TND - TBD

24 Fun Fair, 5:30-8:30


2 Home & School meeting, 7:00pm

3 Variety Show

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

Robotics Extravaganza Feb 18th at Bednarcik

Softball Winter Camp ages 7-11

Girls Mini Pom Camp Grades K-8

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.