April 12, 2024

Important Dates


15 - 19 PTO Presents: The Rope Warrior
17 Sign Ups due for STEM Fair
19 PTE International Fair, 5-7pm
24 Late Start

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26 Parent's Night Out - 7pm


1 - 2 New Kindergartener Screening
6 - 10 Spring Book Fair
6 - 10

Teacher Appreciation Week

8 Late Start

Bike to School Day!

8 Fine Arts Night & STEM Fair, 5:30pm

All Media Center items due!


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10 4th Grade Hoosier Hysteria
14 - 16

Field Days

17 Kindy 500

Tropical Sno - Dine to Donate

22 5th Grade Party - Northview Church
23 5th Grade Graduation

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23 Last Day of School

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

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The 2nd Annual STEM Fair will be held during Fine Arts Night on May 8th. Students in grades 2-5 are invited to participate. Please sign up by April 17th!

sign up here for the stem fair

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.  


please return your library books

Students are continuing to check out items from the PTE Media Center. Just a heads up that all materials will be due back by May 10, so we can begin to inventory the collection.

Happy reading! You can always see what your child has checked out from the PTE Media Center by clicking on the directions HERE.

free webinar for parents and caregivers

Parents and caregivers! Do you have an anxious child or wonder how to best help your student who is struggling? Join us for any or all of the upcoming webinar series, hosted by Hillary Blake. Register now: linktr.ee/carmelclayschools.

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can you help? 

Mr. Lumadue needs volunteers to help hang, label, and curate student art works for Fine arts night, which is on May 9th. Looking for volunteers to come help hang works on April 26th, and on May 3rd from 3-4 pm. Please sign up if you can help!

sign up here to volunteer

tickets on sale now!

Hope you can join us for Parent's Night Out. Even if can't come to the event, make sure to register to be part of the silent auction that takes place that night. You can participate from your home on your phone! 

get your tickets today and register for the silent auction  

we need your help!

Open call for PTO Directors for the 2024-2025 school year is officially underway! We have something for everyone, no matter your schedule. Grab a friend & get involved!

Fill out this interest form for more information on open positions  

Filling out the form does NOT commit you to being a director; please note, this is for DIRECTOR positions. General volunteer recruiting will begin in the early fall. Thank you for your time and commitment to PTE!

looking for leggings and joggers

The clinic is in need of gently used boys and girls leggings/joggers in size 4-10! We greatly appreciate your help if you are cleaning out closets in the near future! Students can drop these off in the office or clinic.

vaccination reminder for all 5th grade parents

Please remember to schedule an appointment for your student to receive the MCV4(Meningococcal) and Tdap vaccination prior to the start of 6th grade. These are Indiana State requirements. If your student has received the vaccines please provide a copy to the clinic so that we can update their records in PowerSchool.







Dear Prairie Trace Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well and you are enjoying the blossoming spring season. Hopefully, you had an awesome spring break, and you were able to enjoy the solar eclipse with your family. Thank you to PTO for providing us with the glasses!  As we move further into April, I wanted to share some exciting updates and information with you.

** International Fair: The International Fair will be next Friday, April 19th!  We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the students and families who will be sharing information at a booth. It is a wonderful showcase of cultural diversity and community spirit. Thank you to everyone who is contributing to making this event a success.

** Math Bowl Team: Let's give a round of applause to our brilliant Math Bowl Team for their outstanding performance in the recent competition. Their dedication, hard work, and mathematical prowess have truly shone through, and we couldn't be prouder of their achievements. Special thanks to Carly Davis for leading this team! 

** Fun Folk Dance Night: Fourth grade students and families kicked up their heels and joined us for a night of fun and dancing at our Folk Dance Night on Thursday! It was an evening filled with lively music, and plenty of laughter. We had so much fun together!  Thank you to Mr. Poticha for leading the evening! 

** Standardized Testing (ILEARN)  Reminder: As a reminder, standardized testing will be starting on Monday for grades 3 through 5.  Please ensure that your child is well-rested, nourished, and prepared for these assessments. Your support and encouragement during this time are greatly appreciated. If your child will be absent or has an appointment, please let their teacher know, so we can plan accordingly.  

** PTO-Sponsored PE Activity: Our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is excited to sponsor a fun activity in PE next week! Rope Warriors will be here for each class and end the week with a fun culminating convocation for all students. We can’t wait to see the fun and lessons that are provided during this time. Thanks to PTO for helping us bring these great events to our schools. 

As always, we deeply appreciate your continued support and involvement in our school community. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Together, we can make the end of the school year a truly memorable and enriching experience for our students.

Warm regards,

Kim Piper 

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