May 13, 2021 * Volume 2, Edition 7
|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 VOLUNTEERING WITH THE PTO! BOTH LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
There are positions for any interest. 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.
Learn more about PTO VOLUNTEER Opportunities
Please reach out to Jill Kuhfus (email@example.com), Renee McDougal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anu Misra (email@example.com) with any questions.
Bike to School Day--Wheely Successful!
"It was a beautiful morning for Bike To School Day! We had 312 students who biked to school. What a wonderful turn out as all seemed to enjoy their ride. Thanks to all the families that took the time and energy to participate and all the staff that helped support the event. Let's keep those bike wheels rolling into summer and remember to bike safe and bike smart!" -- Cathy Hardwick, P.E./Wellness Teacher
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
We appreciate our teachers--and our volunteers who work hard to shower them with treats!
Huge shoutout to Jess Farr & Ana Marrero for planning, setting up, buying, & distributing everything related to Teacher Appreciation. We appreciate you!
Your PTO support and donations make appreciation events like this possible! WE APPRECIATE EVERY DONATION we receive--and we put those dollars to work where they matter most!
Below: A sample of some teacher treats. Our amazing PTE teachers enjoy goodies from the Ohana Donut Truck and Rackz BBQ, our PTE VIP Room Service, and Gift Card Grab Bag.
Want to help plan appreciation events like this? We're forming our teams for next year, and we'd love your help! Click below to fill out the interest form for next year.
YES, I want to help plan and volunteer for events!
PLEASE RETURN YOUR ITEMS TO THE MEDIA CENTER
All books are due in the Media Center by Friday, May 14. Please return them as soon as possible. If any item cannot be found, please send in cash, or check (payable to Prairie Trace) for replacement. Thank you!
Checked under the couch and in the van--and still can't find it? Click the link below to determine the replacement cost of an item. Please note: you'll need your child's logic credentials in order to search the database.
FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF FUTURE CLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: MEDIA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR
Our Media Center will have 10-12 volunteer openings next year due to “graduations” and we will need your help! Volunteers serve on a biweekly rotation but we also have a sub list that you can join.
Volunteer duties are numerous! A few examples include:
- Student book check in/check out
- Book covering
- Media center displays and projects
- Shelving books.
A background check through Carmel Clay School is required of all volunteers.
If you are interested in joining our media center team or want more information please contact Angela Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BOOK FAIR IS BACK!
May 10 - 14
The Prairie Trace Elementary PTO is proud to be partnering with Follett Book Fairs to bring students the joy of reading through a LIVE book fair before summer break!
Follett Book Fairs:
- Encourage good reading habits
- Build students’ personal libraries
- AND raise funds for PTE
Shop at PTE
In-person students will shop during their media center and computer lab times the week of May 10th.
Virtual students shopped in person on Monday, May 10 from 8am to 8:40am. All forms of payment will be accepted, including cash, check or credit card. No parents will be permitted in the building to shop with their student, however all families are invited to shop our companion eFair!
SHOP ONLINE eFAIR
ThE site is open and available to anyone (friends, grandparents, etc.) to browse and make purchases. All books purchased online will ship to PTE after the close of the live fair. Stay tuned for pickup information.
To browse & purchase online (now!), use our eFair code: MR718
Happy shopping and thank you for supporting summer reading and PTE!
*For questions, or if you’d like to volunteer or join the 2021-22 Book Fair team, please contact Anne Miller at email@example.com.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT & SILENT AUCTION
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE. PURCHASE TODAY!
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!
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
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@
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.
Important Reminders for Families with 5th Graders
IMPORTANT 5TH GRADE EVENT UPDATES!
Details regarding end of year activities have been sent via email. If you haven't registered your child or received the email, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, as we are finalizing all details.
For those registered for the End of School Event taking place on Wednesday evening, May 26th, this is a drop-off event, limited to registered 5th graders only. Final details will be sent via email shortly to those registered, but if you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com
Graduation Yard Signs are in!
Please check your email for specific pick-up details.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny Kindsfather with any questions!
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
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