November 17, 2023

Important Dates


22 - 24

Thanksgiving Break - No School

29 Late Start
30 Club and Group Picture Day



Hawks Herald

4 - 19

NWEA Testing

6 Crumbl Cookies - Dine to Donate
12 - 15 Jingle Jog
12 - 13 Rackz - Dine to Donate
13 Late Start
15 Hawks Herald
22 Winter Break Begins - No School

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Don't forget about our fundraiser with Art to Remember! You can purchase keepsake products customized with your child's art. There are over 60 products to choose from and a percentage of every purchase goes right back to our school. Click on the link below to start shopping!

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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.

Save the date for the PTE international festival - april 19, 2024

Fifth Grade Families - Save the Date

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! 

Holiday Lights Recycling

If you have old holiday lights that need to be thrown out, why not recycle them? Each strand is almost 100% recyclable. Drop off your old lights at White's Ace Hardware at 731 South Rangeline Road through January 11th! 





Dear Prairie Trace Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well and that your family is enjoying the autumn season. We have been so lucky to have great days, so our students can have wonderful times outside at recess!  Thank you to all of the families who participated in the Grandfriends’ Event. We had an amazing turnout, and it was wonderful seeing our students spend time with their special people. I can’t believe we are approaching the midpoint of the school year!  I would like to take a moment to update you on some important information and events taking place at Prairie Trace.  

1. Academic Progress

We are pleased to inform you that our students have been working hard and making great strides in their academic endeavors. Parent-teacher conferences were a great way to hear about all that is happening in the classroom. The second round of NWEA assessments will take place from December 4th through the 19th. Results from those assessments will be shared in January. Even though we have had parent-teacher conferences, you can always reach out to your child’s teacher to discuss progress and any concerns you may have.  

2. Thanksgiving Break

Just a reminder that we do not have school on November 22-24th. Enjoy your time with family and friends. I appreciate all of your support for our Hamilton County Food Drive! Prairie Trace students and families provided A LOT of food to our local community! 

3. Winter Clothing Reminder

As the weather gets colder, please ensure that your child comes to school dressed appropriately for the season. We want to make sure everyone stays warm and comfortable during outdoor activities. Also, I encourage you to put your child’s name on their winter coats and belongings. It is much easier to get them their belongings, when labels or names are on the tags. We would much rather return their warm clothes to them than have them sit in the lost and found.  

Upcoming Events:

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

  • Nov. 22-24:  No School 

  • Nov. 29:  Late Start

  • Nov. 30:  Club and Group Pictures for the Yearbook - wear your shirt if you have one! 

  • Dec. 4-19:  NWEA Testing for all grades 

  • Dec. 6:  Dine to Donate at Crumbl from 3-8 - YUM! 

Thank you for your continued support of Prairie Trace. We are proud of the positive learning environment we've created, and your involvement is crucial to our success.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Wishing you a joyful and restful Thanksgiving!


Kim Piper

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!

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