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Here are the announcements for this week:

 

1)  Please join us on Tuesday, March 28th, for our Coffee and Conversation as well as our Family Information and Entertainment Night.  Coffee and Conversation will take place at 8:30 AM with an informal agenda as well as a preview of the April calendar.  This month's Family Entertainment Night will be a Talent Show, and will follow our usual process.  Pizza sales begin at 5:30 for $1 a slice, and the Talent Show begins at 6:00 PM.

 

2)  Our PTA is now in the planning process for our upcoming Mother-Son Dance.  We are currently looking for people to be involved with the planning process to make this dance a reality.  The planning committee meets Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria.  Be on the lookout for an informational flyer to come home this week.

 

As always, you can reach us in the front office, or by calling 662-2898.

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 3/26/17

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This week is conference week, so this week's news contains three important pieces of information about changes due to parent-teacher conferences.  

 

1)Every day this week is a minimum day in order to provide time for conferences.  This means Kinder students will be released at 11:50 and all other students will be released at noon.  We will be serving lunch immediately after school for students who wish to stay and eat.

 

2)The only enrichment class that will run this week will be Musical Theater.  Please look for the green reminder sheets that came home late last week for specific dates and time for different grade levels.  All other after-school groups will be cancelled for next week, including Mad Science, Young Engineers, Playmakers, STEM/Robotics, I-Ready, and Fashion Club.  

 

3)Please make sure that you can attend the scheduled day and time of you parent-teacher conferences.  This is an important opportunity to talk about your child's progress with his/her teacher. 

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 3/12/17

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This is going to be another great week here at Prairie Elementary School.  Please take a look at information for this upcoming week.

 

1)This week we will be sending home invitations for students to receive 20 hours of free tutoring in order to improve their academic achievement.  We will only be able to serve the first 100 students who return their forms, so please look for them in backpacks or homework folders, fill them out and return them as soon as possible.  If you do not receive an invitation but would like your child to receive 20 hours of free tutoring, please stop by the office and add your child's name to the waiting list.

 

2)Picture day will be this Thursday, March 2nd.

 

3)This Friday, March 3rd, we will be kicking off our Spring Chocolate Sales fundraiser to support the PTA and programs for kids here at Prairie.

 

As always, you can reach us at 662-2898 with any questions.  Have a great week!

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 2/26/17

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This will be a busy week here at Praire.  Below you will find important information about our upcoming events.

 

On Monday, January 23rd, we begin our Playmakers program for students in 4th-6th who returned their permission slips.  If your child was invited to participate in Playmakers, please ask them for the confirmation slip they received on Friday.

 

On Tuesday, we will be holding a celebration for our 3-6 grade students who participated in the last Young Writers Camp.  If your child was in the last 3rd - 6th grade Young Writer's camp, please join us this Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 PM, to celebrate their finished product.  We will have cake and our young writers will get to share their work.

 

Our PIQE class will be held this Wednesday, January 25th, from 8:30-10:00 in the morning, and there is still time to join.  This is a fantastic class series for parents that is created to help them help their children be successful in school.  Please plan on attending if you are able to.  

 

On Thursday, January 26th, we will be holding our Spirit Assemblies and it will be our monthly Spirit Day.  The theme this month is "Colors" so students will be assigned a color based on their grade level, and we will ask all our students to wear their grade level color this Thursday.

 

Do you need before or after-school child care?  If so, our Child Development Center program currently has spaces.  You can find out if they meet your needs by asking in the office.  

 

As always, if you have any questions, you can reach us at 662-2898.

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 1/22/17

Audience: Scott Clary, Homepage, ASES, Our School, Parent Groups, Puma Pride, Student Groups, Teachers and Staff, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This week will be a busy but short week here at Prairie Elementary.  Students will be released at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 22nd and will not return until Wednesday, January 11th.  We will be serving lunch after Thursday's release for students who wish to stay.  Here are the events and information for this upcoming week.

 

Please join us Monday, December 19th for the Winter Band Concert. The performance will be held at Tafoya Elementary School, and begins at 7:00 PM.  Performers - please arrive by 6:30 and dress for a special occasion.  

 

Our Musical Theater group will be performing this Tuesday, December 20th, at the Woodland Opera House beginning at 6:15 PM.  Please join us for this evening of song and dance.  The event is free and no tickets are required.  

 

We are now preparing for our late Winter and Spring enrichment classes after school.  This week we will be sending home invitations and permission slips for several after school clubs and classes, so please be on the lookout for this information and return any permission slips as soon as possible.  

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 12/18/16

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This week will be a short week for students at Prairie Elementary.  We will not hold classes Thursday or Friday.  Thursday is a grading day for teachers to get ready for parent-teacher conferences, and Friday is Veteran's Day.

 

Also, we are pleased to announce the opening of our Prairie Child Development Center (CDC) here on campus.  If you need child care before or after school, please contact Andrea Nolasco at 530-309-6439.  She can speak with you about your family's needs and provide information about the different programs CDC offers.

 

Finally, please remember that parent/teacher conferences are coming up during the week of November 14th-18th.  All students will be released at 12:00 that week, and we will be serving lunch immediately after school for students who wish to stay and eat.  Please confirm that you can attend your child's parent/teacher conference, and if you are not sure of the date or time, please contact your child's teacher to find out.

 

We look forward to a great week!

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 11/6/16

Audience: Homepage

Here's What's Happening at the Library During the Month of November!


 

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 11/6/16

Audience: Homepage

Parent conference week will be held November 14th through the 18th.  This week we are sending home the parent conference preference form so that we can assign parents conference days and times.  It is very important that we get these forms back because we use them in several ways:  1)We use them to make sure we assign you a conference day/time you can attend; 2)We use them to schedule siblings together so that you will not have to come on separate days or wait long times between conferences; and 3)We use them to figure out how many translators we need and for what languages.  Please help us make conference week as successful as possible by returning your form by Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 10/9/16

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On our first Wednesday back to school, we got a visit from the Woodland Public Library and their Book Bike.  This amazing program passed out over 100 books to our students.  As part of the visit, News 10 came to run a story.  We made the 5:00 news that night, and we are on their website here: Prairie Book Bike News Story !  Our kids looked fantastic, and we really appreciate the great coverage and the free books!  To learn more about the Woodland Public Library, click here:  Woodland Public Library.

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 8/28/16

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Please mark your calendars for Back-To-School Night.  We will hold Back-To-School Night from 5:30-7:00 on Wednesday, September 7th.  

 

We will begin with introductions and welcome at 5:30 in the multipurpose room.  After that, we will hold two sessions of the same presentation in each classroom.  This will allows families to attend more than one class if they have more than one child.

 

If you have a child in fifth or sixth grade, we will be allowing your child to take their Chrome Book back and forth from home to school.  However, they cannot take the Chrome Book home until their parent has attended a short training on the Chrome Books. Please plan on meeting in the multipurpose room at 7:00 on Back-To-School Night to learn more about our Chrome Book program and get your child ready to take theirs home.

 

 We will use the following schedule:

5:30-5:45

Introduction and Welcome

5:45-5:50

Transition to classes

5:50-6:20

First Presentation

6:20-6:30

Transition to classes

6:30-7:00

Second Presentation

7:00-7:15

Chrome Book Presentation in the multipurpose room for 5th and 6th grade families

 

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 8/28/16

Audience: Scott Clary, Homepage, ASES, Our School, Parent Groups, Puma Pride, Student Groups, Teachers and Staff, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Dear Prairie Community,

 

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!  Classes begin August 22nd, and we are very excited to see our students and families.  Classes will begin at the regular time (8:15 AM).  TK and Kindergarten students will be released at 2:10, grades 1-3 will be released at 2:20, and grades 4-6 will be released at 2:50.

 

The first day of school is always exciting, and if you would like to walk to class with your child on the first day, we recommend that you walk to school.  If you must drive, please plan on parking out in the neighborhood because we do not have parking for parents here on campus.

 

If you plan on dropping your child off in the morning on the first day, please plan on keeping a steady flow of traffic through our parking lot.  We will have a parking lot volunteer who will be here to help parents move through the lot quickly and efficiently.

 

We are looking forward to a great year with our students and their families!

 

See you soon,

Scott Clary, Principal and Andrea Thomas, Vice Principal

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Posted by: Scott Clary
Published: 8/21/16