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November 15, 2019  *  Edition 5

Donate Items for the Turkey Raffle!

We need your help giving back to our wonderful teachers and staff.

Donations have started rolling in, but we still have many slots to fill to ensure all teachers receive a surprise in our annual turkey raffle! Sign up below to donate. 

sign up here to donate

LAST WEEKEND TO ORDER Gigi’s Thanksgiving Mini Gobble Box! 

All orders must be placed by Weds, Nov. 20Click the link below to fill out the Google Form. It will direct you to pay using Paypal. Every order raises money for PTE!

Order Gigi's today!

  • New location for pickup: 8981 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46038
  • PTE Fundraiser Pickup days: Tues, Nov 26 & Weds, Nov 27 

Important Dates



  • Nov 20: Deadline to Order Gigi's Gobble Box

  • nov 18: spell bowl competition @ woodbrook elementary

  • Nov 18 - 25: Book Fair

  • Nov 20: Educational Support Professionals Day

  • Nov 25: grandperson's event

  • Nov 27-29: Thanksgiving Break

  • Nov 30: Registration Deadline for CHAT-N-CHEW

We can't support our Book Fair without volunteers! 

The book fair would not be possible without volunteers to help! There are both day and evening shifts available. 

Sign up to help with the Book Fair!

Book Fair Dates:   Nov 18 - 25, 8am to 2:30pmSupporting a love for reading is critical to student success. Supporting your school is just as important. The Follett Book Fair encourages your child's reading habits, builds their personal libraries, and raises funds for the school, all at the same time.

Your student will visit the Book Fair during both their Media Center and Computer Lab specials to create a wish list and make their purchases. Parents are also welcome to browse the Book Fair during regular and special event hours. Cash, checks, or credit cards are accepted, and remember TAX is now added to every student sale. Also, you (or other family members) can visit www.follettgift.com to purchase a Follett gift card for your student.

Don’t forget your teacher! Please stop by the teacher Wish List bins to purchase a book for their classroom library. It makes a great appreciation or holiday gift!

Special Hours & Events

  • Thursday, Nov. 21

Dress like a Superhero Day!  Hours are 5 – 7:30pm during Author Visit & ORFF Ensemble Concert

  • Monday, Nov. 25

(Extended hours) 2:30 - 6:30pm during the Grandpersons Open House

Author to Visit on Thursday, Nov. 21 during PTE Book Fair

Click here to download and print the form.


Spell Bowl Competition on Monday, Nov. 18


support our Prairie Trace Team at this year’s Academic Spell Bowl


The competition will take place at Woodbrook Elementary at 5:00 pm. Our PTE students have been working so hard, and we would love to see as many people in their cheering section as possible.

  • Woodbrook Elementary is located at 4311 E 116th Street in Carmel.

Grandpersons Open House on Monday, Nov. 25!


Kindergarten: 1:15 - 2:15pm

1st - 5th Grades: 3 - 6pm


Enjoy the following activities:

  • Tour classrooms and school
  • Refreshments in the Cafeteria
  • Photo Booth
  • Art Show throughout the School
  • Book Fair in the Media Center

Please note: This event is for PTE students and their grandparents or special grandperson only.  Please no preschool siblings or parents.  If you would like to help volunteer at any time during the event, please email Julianne Andrews at julianne.n.andrews@gmail.com.  Thank you! 

Register for Chat-N-Chew Book Club by Nov. 30

Chat-N-Chew is a lunchtime monthly book club for all students. This year’s clubs will take place during the weeks of January 27, February 24 and March 23. Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be read to by a parent volunteer. Students in grades 2-5 will read their 3 assigned books prior to each month’s club meeting dates. All groups participate in discussions led by parent volunteers.

For more information, send an email to wendypollert@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

Click here to register your child!Click here for a full list of books by grade.

Text Book Rental Reminder

REMINDER: School book fees now posted on PTE website.

You may pay by credit/debit card through the site. You can also pay by check or exact cash at the PTE school office.

Please take care of this as soon as you can. 

If you have any questions, please call the Prairie Trace Office at 317-571-7925

Keep scanning those grocery receipts!

Box Tops is now all-digital, so be sure to download the app on your device and scan each receipt to earn money for PTE!


November Volunteers Still Needed! Click the tabs below to learn how you can volunteer--and how to help raise money for PTE.