February 14, 2020 * Edition 9
Happy Valentine's Day!
Show your love for PTE this February, starting with one of our biggest fundraisers of the year!
FRI, feb 21: parents night out / silent auction
MON, FEB 25: SENSORY-FRIENDLY SKATE DAY @ ICE ON CENTER GREEN
TUES, FEB 25: M.A.T.H. BOWL TRYOUTS
Tues, MARCH 3 & WEDS, MARCH 4: PARENT SCHOOL SAFETY ACADEMY
fri, MARCH 6: yearbooks order deadline
fri, MARCH 6: Kindergarten registration deadline
WEDS, MARCH 11: PTE SCHOOLWIDE ART SHOW, EVENING
Are You Sweet on PTE? Continue the Valentine Love at the Parents' Night Out and Silent Auction Next Friday!
PURCHASE DISCOUNTED TICKETS THROUGH MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Enjoy a casual evening of light snacks, libations, camaraderie & a photographer to document the night. This is a great time to meet new friends, catch up with old ones and peruse Silent Auction items all while supporting and celebrating PTE!
- $20.50/single, $41/couple
- (Teachers/Staff discounted tickets are $10.25/single, $20.50/couple).
- Full-price tickets can be purchased at the PNO event via cash or check ONLY: $25/single, $50/couple (Teachers/Staff full-price tickets are $15/single, $30/couple).
Bidding is available on your smartphone, tablet or computer. To bid, you MUST register. If you purchase PNO tickets online, you will automatically be registered in the Silent Auction. Once registered, you will receive a text message with a link. When the auction is live you will be able to bid, see photos, read descriptions, and set up automated bidding. For any questions on PNO or Silent Auction, please click here to contact Jill Kuhfus.
PNO Sponsor Highlight: Ed Martin Acura
Indiana’s #1 Highline Dealer is a proud supporter of Prairie Trace Elementary School’s Parent’s Night Out and Silent Auction!
Visit us to take advantage of our FACTORY PRICING available for PTE Families and Staff on most Acuras. See how our Customer Satisfaction, Owner Loyalty and Sales Team make a difference!
Not able to make a night of it? Bid on Silent Auction Items via the app, wherever you are!
The Silent Auction is live! Use the link below to purchase tickets to PNO and/or to register for the Silent Auction.
Here's just a small sample of our many items:
- Principal for a Day!
- Grade-Level Baskets!
- Ride to School in a Police Car!
- CHS Holiday Spectacular!
Click BELOW to browse items and start bidding now! 🎉
How Does the Silent Auction and Parents' Night Out Support PTE?
Did you know the Silent Auction is one of PTE’s BIGGEST fundraisers? The money we raise helps provide amazing opportunities for our children:
- Classroom materials
- Alternative seating
- Field trips
- Schoolwide programs and assemblies
- Teacher support
- Technology...and MORE!
Our best silent auction donations come from people we know in the community! That includes you as parents, business owners and service providers.
Thank you for your donations!
PNO Sponsor Highlight: Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics
Get the beautiful smile you always wanted!
At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we've been serving the needs of Central Indiana for many years, creating smiles for our patients and supporting community schools! Everyone will receive the finest treatment by our experienced staff, including braces, Invisalign, and early orthodontic care.
FREE CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE AT ANY OF OUR 7 OFFICES in Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville, Fishers, Marion, Wabash, and Kokomo.
Employment Opportunities with Carmel Clay Schools
WE NEED BUS DRIVERS!
ALSO Hiring Food Service Staff
Carmel Clay Food & Nutritional Services is hiring Food Service staff to work in our school cafeterias. Currently, we have several 4-6 hour positions and substitute positions available. This position pays $13.29/hour.
- If interested, please click here to submit your application.
- Click here to review the job description.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Carmel Clay Schools!
Update from the PTE Clinic
These were completed on all 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students. If you did NOT receive a letter to home, this indicates that your student passed their screening performed by the Zionsville Lions Club. For the students that were recommended to receive further assessment, please let us know if you need any help with resources.
THANK YOU FOR UPDATING YOUR PAPERWORK
A huge thank you to the parents that have provided updated immunization paperwork. If you have a student that is pending the completion of a vaccination series or needing to get caught up, please remember that students who are not up to date or not “working with us,” will not be able to attend school until this is accomplished. This policy is new to everyone, so please let us know if you have any questions!
REMINDER: SCHEDULE IMMUNIZATION APPTS. FOR STUDENTS GOING INTO 6TH GRADE
If you have a 5th grade student, please remember to schedule your appointment to receive their 6th grade required immunizations (1 Tdap and 1 Meningococcal/MCV4).
-- Thank you, Nurse Kathy and Nurse Michelle
Important 2020 Updates to CCS Background Check Requirements!
Make sure lunch guests have an-up-to-date background check. Read on for additional updates.
Parent School Safety Academy Sessions Scheduled For March 3 and March 4
Please click below to open the PDF for more details.
Mrs. Scholer's class wins Box Tops contest!
They beat Mrs. Rohr by only 3 Box Tops and will enjoy a popcorn party!
Unfortunately, we didn't get our school goal of 3,000 this time, but keep clipping and scanning for next time via the Box Tops app. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Girls on the Run: Starting at End of February!
Now Registering 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls
Girls on the Run is an after-school program that meets twice per week for 10 weeks. Girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5k event.
2020 M.A.T.H. Bowl Team Tryouts on Feb. 25
Calling all 4th and 5th graders who like math. It’s time to try out for the 2020 M.A.T.H. Bowl Team. Tryouts will be Tuesday, February 25 after school until 3:30 pm in Mrs. Awe’s room. There is no preparation for trying out, but you must sign up; you will be given a short test. The Top 20 scores will make the team.
Team practices will be after school 1-2 times per week with the final competition taking place Tuesday, April 14 at 5 pm. To sign up for try outs, please use the following link:
Parent Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Art Show
Mrs. Carnahan is requesting help from parents to organize and set up the schoolwide Art Show on March 11. We will be working on the show Thursday afternoons after school.
Volunteers are needed to:
- Label and mat student artwork
- Set up on day of Art Show
- Lead organization and advertising
- Lend blacklights to be used the night of the show
If you are interested in helping or could lend us a blacklight, please sign up using the link below or please click here to email Mrs. Carnahan.
Yearbook Order Deadline is March 6!
It's time to order your Prairie Trace Yearbooks! We are now accepting orders for the 2019-2020 PTE Yearbook, designed and created by our own PTE Yearbook Club. The deadline to order is Friday, March 6. Yearbooks are $18 each and will be delivered in May.
Be sure to order yours today! Questions? Email Karen Wolf.
Orders can be placed online ONLY via the link below. Enter the code 43118Z.
Sensory-Friendly Skate Day on February 24
9 Tips to Keep Kids Germ-Free at School
Kindergarten Registration Deadline for 2020-21 School Year is March 6!
Parents/guardians are encouraged to have students enrolled by Friday, March 6, 2020. Students must be at least 5 years old by September 1, 2020 to start kindergarten in August 2020.
Instructions on how to register can be found by clicking on our enrollment page.
The online registration form can be accessed here: