Prairie Point Panther Press

Newsletter for Prairie Point Elementary School

Friday, February 5, 2016

Welcome to the Prairie Point Panther Press!


Volunteers still needed for the 7:20-8:30 shift, please contact Kim Tully at 630-554-2710

Save money and pre-order your Fun Fair tickets: see form below

Prairie Point Cares

Prairie Point Elementary Cares is a program designed to raise money to use for students and their families that are in need of a little help. This program will allow the staff of Prairie Point to provide support to those families on an as needed basis.

We will be selling a Valentine's Pencil with an attached Message for $1.00. The attached form contains 4 message slips. Please send your Message slip and payment to the Prairie Point Office in an envelope marked "Prairie Point Cares". Please send exact cash or check made payable to Prairie Point Elementary. All Orders are due by Wednesday, February 10th.

No orders will be accepted after Wednesday.

Valentine Messages & Pencils will be delivered to your child's classroom during their Valentine's Party. Please help us make a difference. Please contact Dr. Heidi Podjasek at 630-636-3610, or with any questions.

Feel free to make additional copies of the

Message Slips if needed.

Basket Raffle Fundraiser

Basket Raffle Fundraiser

Prairie Point Fun Fair

February 19

Hello Prairie Point Families!

The Student Leadership Team is planning a fundraiser for families in need. We will have themed baskets at the Family Fun Fair on February 19th that will be raffled off to assist different families in our community.

Each classroom will have a basket theme - list attached - and we are asking families to donate a gift to their child’s classroom, corresponding with that theme. You can go big or small and you can be as creative as you want!

We need all donations by February 12th in order for Student Leadership to put the baskets together before the Fun Fair. You can send the item(s) to school with your child or drop them off at the school office with your child’s name and teacher attached.

With your help, we can have a successful basket raffle!

Thank you,

Student Leadership Team

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Mockenhaupt (630) 636-3605 or Mrs. Paluch (630) 636-3625.

*If you have big baskets at home that you can spare, we would accept any donations.

Crayon Collection

Prairie Point Panthers!!

We will be collecting crayons to donate to SCARCE. SCARCE stands for School& Community Assistance for Recycling& Composting Education.

Please search your house high and low for crayons you are no longer using. They can be whole crayons or pieces. Whole crayons will be sorted into sets for underprivileged school children, and the broken pieces will be remelted and formed in to large crayons called “Super Crayons.” These crayons can be used by children with special needs.

We will take a little time during our Valentine’s Day party to help sort the crayons for this great cause. There will be collection boxes outside of each classroom. Please have the crayons to Prairie Point by Friday, February 12.

Thank you!!

Kindergarten Registration

P.E. Reminder

Dear Parents,

The P.E. Department would like to remind you to provide your child with a pair of gym shoes to be left at school. Now that winter is upon us, many students have missed P.E. due to having boots. It's also helpful if all students are able to tie their shoes. THANK YOU!

Upcoming Home & School Events


3 - Health & Wellness Gym Night – 4th & 5th grades

(Valentines Fitness Challenge) - 6:45-7:45

4 - Home & School Meeting 7pm

5 - Box Tops & Labels Due

9 - TND – Chili’s

12 - Valentine’s Parties

19 - Fun Fair

23 - TND – Culver’s

26 - Lunch Ticket

Photos from Health & Wellness Night

4th and 5th Grade Valentines Truth or Dare fitness was a huge success! Families enjoyed dodgeball, football, basketball, and so much more!

2nd and 3rd graders and their families come and join us Wednesday, April 20th from 6:45-7:45 for a “Sweat into Spring Surprise”!

Happy Valentine’s day from the Health and Wellness committee!

Community Sign Language Course

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.