Life on the Prairie

October 28, 2022

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Important Dates

10/28 . . . 7th Grade Halloween Party . . . 7-9 PM

11/4 . . . Institute Day . . . NO SCHOOL

11/8 . . . Election Day . . . NO SCHOOL

11/15 . . . PTO Meeting . . . 9:15 AM

11/16 . . . Snowflake . . . 3:10-6:00 PM

11/24 . . . Turkey Trot . . . 8:30 AM

Click here to see all of the activities going on at Prairie.

News You Can Use

Parent Teacher Conferences -- What a Success!

Thank you to each of you for participating in the conferences this past week. It is always great to collaborate with our parents and continue to build that partnership. As always, please know that you don't have to wait for conferences to talk with a teacher about your child. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher and they will always conference with you throughout the entire school year. -- Mr. Lobbins

The Fall Play is November 3rd-5th

Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Cinderella and other stories. Purchase your tickets and join us for a wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun! The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon runs 1 hr, 15 min with a brief intermission and is appropriate for all ages!

Black leggings needed

Our nurse is seeking donations of gently used black leggings for use in her office. If you have some that you are no longer using, please consider sending them to school with your child. Thank you!

8th Grade Activity Night Changed

The 8th grade event has been moved to a later date in February. More details to come closer to the event.

Ski Club

Parent Registration Meeting: Thurs., Nov. 10 OR Wed., Nov. 16 from 7:00 – 8:15 PM.

• Held at the Park District (235 Lions Drive). You ONLY need to attend ONE meeting.

• Opportunity for parents to learn about Ski Club and register for the club and a chaperone date.

• Registration for individual trips will be available online or in person beginning 1/3/2023 at 9:00 AM.

Click here for more information.

Snowflake Registration

Are you wondering what Snowflake is about and if you should register your child? Check out a video from our presenters to learn a little about this fantastic event.

Snowflake is a unique opportunity to teach valuable skills that develop healthy peer relationships, promote responsible decision-making and encourage middle school students to resist negative peer pressure in an informal setting. It is happening this year on November 16th.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to register your child! Sign your child up on Revtrak by October 28th to experience Snowflake.

Notes From Our Counselors

In October we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week® (October 23-31), the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started. This year’s theme is Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Visit to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. Also check out 50 Everyday Ways to Love Your Teen for tips on connecting with your teenager.

Sarah Lloyd- 6th grade counselor: 847-756-2523

Jenny Godinez- 7th grade counselor 847-756-2522

Melissa Kehoe- 8th grade counselor 847-756-2526

Monica Santiago- Bilingual counselor 847-756-2630

BStrong's Tuesday Tips provide wonderful resources for parents and caregivers. You can view or sign up for their weekly newsletter here.

In addition to Hispanic Heritage Month and Red Ribbon Week, October provides reminders for households to explore Neurodiversity Acceptance, Polish-American Heritage, and Italian-American Heritage. Read more here.

During an emergency situation at one of our schools, it is important for our community to work together. Barrington 220 has developed this tip sheet for parents/guardians, which shares specific actions parents/guardians should take in the event of an emergency.
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