April 20, 2021 * Volume 2, Edition 6
Administrative Professional's Day
|3-7||Teacher Appreciation Week|
|5||Bike to School Day|
|12||Dine to Donate @ Tropical Sno|
|14||Silent Auction donation items due|
|Silent Auction sponsorship request deadline|
|26||* Last day of school *|
|5th Grade Graduation|
|27||5th Grade Parade|
Interested in helping out at PTE next year?
Consider a PTO Director position!
There are positions for any interest, and EVERY Director level position can have more than one Director. So, grab a friend and have fun! Whether you are interested in a particular position or wish to learn more about the many ways you can help, please fill out the 2021 / 22 PTO Interest Form for the 2021/22 school year. Filling out this form in no way commits you to a position. It is just a way for us to gauge interest.
Please complete this interest form by Friday, April 30. We would like to finalize our slate of Directors by the end of the school year.
BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY IS MAY 5
READ DETAILS BELOW AND be sure to AIR UP YOUR TIRES!
TROPICAL SNO DINE TO DONATE IS WEDS, MAY 12!
Live Follett Spring Book Fair May 10 - 14
Shout it from the rooftops! The PTO is ecstatic to announce we will be hosting a live Follett Spring Book Fair May 10-14! Virtual students are invited to shop 8 - 9am on Monday, May 10th, with in-person students shopping during their media center and computer lab classes. For even more convenience, families, relatives and friends are welcome to shop through an eFair option as well.
We can't wait to prepare our students for all-summer-long reading adventures! More details will be coming your way soon.
Parent’s Night Out (PNO): Friday, June 4 @ Prairie View Golf Club, Carmel
Book your favorite babysitter and get ready for a night out celebrating PTE! PNO is just around the corner on Friday, June 4 at Prairie View Golf Club (7-10 pm). Enjoy a casual evening of light snacks, libations, & camaraderie to document the night. This will be a great time to meet new friends, catch up with old ones and peruse Silent Auction items--all while supporting and celebrating PTE!
* Tickets will be available for purchase in early May. *
- Tickets purchased during the month of May will be at a discounted rate of $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).
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on how to purchase your tickets ahead of the event! For any questions on PNO or Silent Auction, please contact Jill Kuhfus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robin Trzesniewski (rtrzesniewski1@
Help Support the Silent Auction!
Did you know the Silent Auction is one of PTE’s BIGGEST fundraisers? Money raised helps provide:
- Classroom materials
- Field trips
- Schoolwide programs and assemblies
- Teacher support
- Alternative seating
- .. 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. There are a couple ways you can support the Silent Auction:
1. We welcome all types of donations!
Ideas include gift cards, "favorite things" baskets, new products, tickets, credit card points, lessons, parties, memorabilia, etc. Get your neighbors/book club/euchre group together and create a basket or donate a gift card!
* Silent Auction donations are due Friday, May 14. *
2. Grade-level basket donations are due Friday, April 30.
Please reach out to your Head Room parent if you have questions on what is still needed or how to donate to your grade level’s basket! The signup links for each grade are below.
|K||SIGN UP TO DONATE TO "BEACH DAY" BASKET|
|1st||SIGN UP TO Donate to "BACKYARD CAMPING" BASKET|
|2nd||EMAIL SHUBHA IYER TO DONATE TO "MADE IN INDIANA" BASKET|
|3rd||SIGN UP TO DONATE TO "DAY AT THE POOL" BASKET|
|4th||SIGN UP TO DONATE TO "COZY NIGHT IN" BASKET|
DONATE TO "GIFT CARD" BASKET:
Please contact your Head Room Parent for details.
Support PTE with a sponsorship for our upcoming Parents Night Out!
There is a level for every family and business, click here for more information. Sponsorship deadline is Friday, May 14th.
Contact Robin Trzesniewski (email@example.com) for additional information or questions.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH DADS COMMITTEE
The PTE PTO Dads Committee is looking for assistance with the Silent Auction. If you are interested in helping visit or contact restaurants/breweries in regards to Silent Auction donations, please contact Jim Meece at JimMeece777@Hotmail.com.
Submit Your 5th Graders' Pictures for Year-End Slideshow!
DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 23
It is almost time for our 5th grade students to say farewell to Prairie Trace Elementary and transition to middle school. In preparation, if your student did not attend Prairie Trace Elementary for Kindergarten or did not have a class picture taken this year, please submit a K and/or 5th grade picture for use in a year-end slide show.
Please send the digital file, along with your student’s name, to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than Friday, April 23.
Save the Date: 5th Grade End-of-Year Party
Wednesday, May 26 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Northview Church Student Center
What a year it has been! It is almost time for our 5th grade students to say farewell to Prairie Trace Elementary and transition to middle school. Whether in-person or virtual, we are planning some special surprises to celebrate!
Please be on the lookout for additional details to be sent via email in the next week. Communications will come from the following email address: email@example.com. In the meantime, please save the date for the End-of-Year Party!
5TH GRADE PARENTS: IMMUNIZATION REMINDER
We hope you enjoyed some welcome time off during Spring Break! REMINDER TO ALL 5th GRADE PARENTS: Please plan to make an appointment for your student's 6th grade immunizations if you have not done so already. They will need both MCV4 (Meningococcal) and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) prior to entering 6th grade. Exclusions would begin 20 days after school starts, so get a jump on this now!
GRADES K-8 MAY TAKE CHROMEBOOKS HOME FOR THE SUMMER
Is your son or daughter interested in joining Scouting?
Join the Scouts for a FREE DAY OF FISHING AND FUN ON MAY 2 and learn more! SCAN QR CODEs below
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