November 3, 2023

Important Dates



Late Start

8 Adrenaline - Jump to Donate
10 Veteran's Day Program, 1:30pm
13 - 17 Literati Fall Book Fair
14 Freddy's - Dine to Donate
15 Late Start
16 Grandfriend's Event, 3 - 5pm
22 - 24

Thanksgiving Break - No School

29 Late Start

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

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give thanks to our teachers!

Please help us thank our wonderful PTE teachers and staff by donating a gift card or a pie. All items donated will be part of a raffle and every team member will walk away feeling appreciated! 

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are you missing anything? 

Make sure to check the lost and found the next time you are at PTE. Non-claimed lost and found items will be donated during Winter Break.





Good afternoon Prairie Trace Families, 

Thank you for an amazing few weeks! I appreciate all of the families that supported the Carmel Education Foundation at the Ghosts and Goblins Walk. Prairie Trace had a great turn out! I was sad to miss it, but I loved seeing the pictures! Thank you for adjusting your schedules to meet with your teachers this week. These conferences are so important to hear the great things your children are doing and what we will continue to work on throughout the year! 

With the weather turning colder, we have a lot more students in the morning carpool line. Please plan to have your child in the school by 7:40am, so they are ready for the day to start at 7:45am. We know the line is long, but remember that our doors open at 7:15am to help manage this. If students arrive in their classrooms after 7:45am, they will be marked tardy. If you arrive here after 7:45am, you must park, walk your child in, and sign them in at the office.  

We are having many cars come through the carpool line without the carpool tags. Please make sure you have your tags in your car. If you do not have a tag, contact the front office, and we will assign one to you. This helps our carpool line run more efficiently.  

Prairie Trace is looking forward to a fantastic November!  Please stay in touch with school happenings through the website and social media pages!  

November Events:

6-9:  Fifth graders will take the CogAt assessment to help gather more data to make informed decisions for classes at middle school. 
7:  Vision Screening for grades 1, 3, and 5
8:  Hearing Screenings for grades 1, 4, and new students to PTE; Jump to Donate at Adrenaline
10:  Veterans Day Program:  Grade 3 students will perform for veterans, the students, and third grade parents. 

13-17:  Book Fair! 
13:  Spell Bowl Competition at Woodbrook - Good luck to our Spell Bowl team! 
14:  Dine to Donate at Freddy’s!  Enjoy some dinner and some of your bill will go directly to PTE! 
15:  Late Start 
16:  Grandfriends Event from 3-5pm. Bring a special person to the school to see the classroom, tour the building, enjoy the book fair, and enjoy quality time together! 

21:  Leadership Convocation to celebrate our students who have demonstrated the skill for success of making positive connections! Wear those grade level shirts! 
22-24:  No School! If you plan to be gone longer than the district determined days off, please report your absences to the office.  

29:  Late Start
30:  Club and Group Picture Day - If your child is part of a club, they will need to wear or bring their shirts for the group picture for the yearbook! 

Thanks for all you do to have your child here and ready to learn each day.  We appreciate you and your commitment to Prairie Trace!

Kim Piper 


november 13 - 17 The Prairie Trace Elementary PTO is proud to bring students the joy of reading through our annual Fall Book Fair. Book Fairs encourage good reading habits, build students’ personal libraries, and raise funds for PTE.

Students will shop during their Media Center and STEM class times. Forms of payment accepted include cash, credit, check or book fair gift cards. Registers will be open beginning November 13th. The in-school book fair is for students only. 

Families may shop our Literati Online Fair now!  

Use the search tool where you see “Select your school” and choose Prairie Trace Elementary. All online orders will ship to PTE before Winter Break and be distributed directly to your student. Orders cannot be shipped to a home address.

Families and students are invited to shop the book fair during our special Grandfriends' Event on Nov. 16 from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

Happy shopping and thank you for supporting student reading and PTE!

Many volunteers are needed to help organize materials, help students shop, and set up and tear down the book fair. 

sign up here to volunteer!

Support our fundraiser!

Mabel’s Labels Holiday Collection has launched! Everything from ornaments to gift tags and holiday labels! It’s an excellent time to support our holiday shop, and grow funds for Prairie Trace! Shop here! 

have a great idea? Make it a reality!

Attention students! The CEF student-led Grant Application is officially live! This is your chance to get the resources and support you need to turn your unique ideas into reality. If you're a student wanting to explore your creative side and make an impact, now's your time! Any K-12 student or student group may apply with a CCS staff member as their mentor. Click the link to apply now and join in!

apply today!

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