April 26, 2024

Important Dates


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

Teacher Appreciation Week

8 Late Start

Bike to School Day!

8 Rackz - Dine to Donate
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

Hawks Herald

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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story safari is coming soon!

The Spring Book Fair runs May 6-10 and the theme is Story Safari! Students can shop during their STEM/Media Specials May 6 -10, and families may shop at Fine Arts Night on May 8. You can shop now at the online fair! Every purchases benefits our school!

shop the online bookfair

we need volunteers

Every safari needs a guide—and it could be you! Help our students explore the reading wilds as a book fair volunteer.

sign up here to volunteer at the book 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.  

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

we need your help!

The PTE PTO needs leaders like you to join our team of directors for the 2024-2025 school year!

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!

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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.






Dear Parents and Guardians,

April is flying by!  We have had some great times at PTE that just remind me how lucky I am to be part of this awesome school community.  

  •  Cultural Fair Celebration: Our recent Cultural Fair was an outstanding success, showcasing the rich diversity of our school community. Students and families poured their hearts and creativity into their performances, displays, food samples and activities to share their cultural heritage with enthusiasm and pride. It was truly a celebration of unity in diversity, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the students, parents, and staff who made this event such a wonderful experience.

  • ILEARN Testing: Our third through fifth grade students have been working so hard each day on their ILEARN standardized tests. Thank you to the teachers and families who have prepared them and ensured that they are at school on time and ready to go. I commend our students for their hard work and commitment to learning!  

  •  Leadership Awards Recognition: As you know, we not only prioritize academic achievement at PTE, but we also emphasize leadership development and qualities with our students. This month, we were excited to celebrate our leadership award winners on Friday as we honored students who demonstrated the skill of collaboration. It’s amazing to see our students grow in all areas each year! 

As we enter the final stretch of the school year, I encourage all students to stay focused and maintain their momentum. There are still many exciting learning opportunities and activities planned in the coming weeks, including field trips, special projects, and end-of-year celebrations. Let us continue to work together—students, parents, and staff—to ensure that we finish the school year on a high note, celebrating our achievements and looking forward to the adventures that await us over the summer months.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Your partnership is invaluable, and together, we will continue to nurture a vibrant learning community where every child thrives.

Warm regards,

Kim Piper 

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