January 12, 2024

Important Dates


15 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
17 PTE 5th Grade Night at Clay Middle School
24 Late Start
24 Noble Roman's - Dine to Donate
25 Math Bowl Try-Outs
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2 PTO Family Bingo Night - 6pm
5 - 13 Sucker Sales for Riley
7 Late Start
9 Hawks Herald
14 Valentine's Day Class Parties
19 President's Day - No School
21 Late Start
21 Urban Air - Jump to Donate, 4-8pm
23 Hawks Herald

Make sure to bookmark this site so you always have the latest dates of things happening around Prairie Trace!

pte calendar

calling all new families!

Do you have a student who is new to Prairie Trace since the school year began? The PTO has organized a gathering for new families on Saturday, January 20th, from 10-11 am at Rose and Lois coffee shop. Please drop by to connect with other PTE families and ask any questions you may have about our school or Carmel. The coffee shop has a small children’s area if your student or their sibling(s) want to tag along. We hope to see you there!


Please join us for a fun evening of BINGO sponsored by the PTE PTO! Friday, February 2, 2024 @ 6-7:30pm in the PTE Gym & Cafeteria. Click on the link to register, spots are limited, don't delay!


Are you listed in the PTE directory?

This year, PTE is using DirectorySpot to power our school directory. You need to complete a form if you want your family's information in the directory. Check your email or contact ptoprairietrace@gmail.com for more information.  

help us stock the clinic!

The nurses are asking for help to stock the clinic with extra clothes for times when kids need a change during the school day. Check the wish list below and please donate as you can.

check out the clinic wish list 

Don't miss the Carmel Education Foundation fundraiser, Taste of Carmel! Get your tickets at TASTEOFCARMELINDIANA.COM.

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get your jump on!

Get the wiggles out on Wednesday, February 21st at Urban Air in Noblesville and support Prairie Trace at the same time! 20% of the proceeds will go back to PTE!

Fifth Grade Families 

Wednesday, January 17th is PTE Night at Clay Middle School. Student drop off is a 4:45pm for pizza, a building tour, and Q&A. Then students will attend the 8th grade basketball game with pick up at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars! 

save the date for pte pto parents night out! 

More information coming soon! 

vaccination reminder!

5th Grade Parents!! I know it's hard to believe, but we need to started thinking about getting ready for middle school. Here is a friendly reminder to please schedule your student's appointment for their required vaccinations before entering into middle school. All students entering into the 6th grade will need one MCV4 (meningococcal) and one Tdap vaccination. If your student has already received these, please provide a copy of their records or email us so that we can look them up in CHIRP and document them in Power School. Please call us in the clinic if you have any questions. thank you! -- Michelle Soucie and Kathy Guevara  

dine to donate

Noble Roman's
Wednesday, January 24th from 5-9pm
11715 Allisonville Road

join us for PTE's international festival! 

Please plan to join us on April 19, 2024 and share your family's culture and traditions with all of PTE. Please visit the link below to see all about the event and sign up to participate. 

sign up here to participate!

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Good News Club is back!!

Good News Club is an after school interactive Bible Club for students in ALL grades. Screened and trained adult volunteers lead the club. Club will meet on Wednesdays after school until 4:00pm starting Jan. 31st and running through March 6th.
Sign up today!

Questions? Contact julietrump@gmail.com

calling all 4th and 5th grade mathletes!

If you have strong math skills and want to compete in M.A.T.H. Bowl, come to try outs on January 25th. Make sure to sign up below so we know who will be there!

sign up to try out for m.a.t.h. bowl!





Dear Prairie Trace Families,

I trust this letter finds you well-rested and filled with warmth on these colder days. It was awesome to see the students this week! I want to extend a heartfelt welcome to the beginning of the new semester at Prairie Trace. It's a time of renewal, growth, and exciting opportunities for our young Hawks!  

Winter break allowed our students to recharge their batteries, and I hope you enjoyed precious moments with family and friends. Now, as we embark on the remainder of the school year, I want to take a moment to review our shared expectations and provide important information regarding inclement weather procedures. We reviewed all of our expectations with the students this week too! They are ready to be the best they can be! 

When we discussed building expectations, we covered the following topics: 

Academic Excellence: Our commitment to academic excellence remains unwavering. We will continue to challenge and support each student in their educational journey. Please encourage a positive attitude towards learning and reinforce the importance of regular attendance. We asked the students to limit distractions to their classmates, so all students can focus on learning.  

Communication is Key: Open communication is fundamental to our success. We encourage parents to stay connected with teachers and the school. Feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or updates about your child.

Community Spirit: We are all HAWKS!  Our school thrives on a sense of community. We value diversity and inclusivity, and we ask for your support in fostering a welcoming environment for all students.

Safety First: With winter comes the potential for inclement weather. We prioritize the safety of our students and staff. Please review the inclement weather procedures outlined below.

Inclement Weather Information:

In the event of severe weather conditions, such as snow or ice, that may impact the normal school day, please be aware of the following:

  • Announcements: School closure or delay information will be communicated through our official channels, including our school website, social media platforms, and local news outlets.

  • Automated Calls/Texts: You will receive automated calls or texts regarding any changes to the school schedule. Ensure that your contact information is up-to-date in our records.

  • Safety Precautions: During winter weather, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately with warm clothing. Safety is our top priority, and we appreciate your cooperation in keeping our students prepared. If the “feels like” is 20 degrees or higher, students will go out for recess. If there is snow on the ground, they will need boots and snow gear to play in the snow. Please search for those items now, so you are not rushing in the morning to find them!  

I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead in the coming semester. Together, as a collaborative learning community, we can ensure the success and well-being of every student.

Mark your calendars if you have an incoming kindergarten student. Kindergarten registration begins on January 22nd! Please let your friends and neighbors in the Prairie Trace community know! 

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to a fantastic and productive semester ahead.

Warm regards,

Kim Piper

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