August 25, 2023

Important Dates


31 Spell Bowl Tryouts
1 Spell Bowl Team Announced


1 Spirit Wear orders due!
4 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
5 Crafters - Dine to Donate
6 Late Start
7 Picture Day!
8 Hawks Herald
11 Race to Prairie Trace Kick Off!
12 General PTO Meeting, 6:00pm
Head Room Parent Meeting, 6:45pm 
12 Crafters - Dine to Donate
13 Lou Malnati's - Dine to Donate
18 - 22 CCS Spirit Week!
19 Crafters - Dine to Donate
20 Late Start
20 Race to Prairie Trace Event Day!!
22 Hawks Herald
26 Crafters - Dine to Donate
29 PTE Fall Tailgate, 5:30pm

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

pte calendar

All PTE parents are invited to the
General PTO Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: PTE Cafeteria
Topics: The PTO will give an overview of their organization and discuss upcoming events. 
Mrs. Piper and Officer Harris will be speaking about safety measures in place at PTE as well as Carmel Clay Schools. 


the race to prairie trace is on!

The Race to Prairie Trace kick off is Monday, September 11th and the Fun Run takes place September 20th. Our students and staff are so excited! Register & share today to help our school reach our goal of $55,000 for students & staff. Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

register for the race to prairie trace today!

First page of the PDF file: racetoptemoneyspent

Get your Hawks Gear! 

Check out all the awesome new designs and show your Hawk spirit. Place your orders by September 1st. Items will arrive in backpack mail the week of September 18th!

order spirit wear!


kick off to 5th grade!

We hope your 5th grader will be able to join us for the first 5th grade event of the year - a pool party! Pizza and drinks will be served. Please bring $5.00 cash with you to the party. More details about the event can be found in your "5th grade events" email.

rsvp for the pool party

sign up to chaperone the pool party




Dear Prairie Trace Families, 

I hope this letter finds you well and that your children are settling into the rhythm of the new school year. We are now three weeks into the academic year, and I wanted to share some PTE updates with you!  

First and foremost, thank you for your continued support and partnership! The start of the school year has been smooth, and it is heartwarming to see our students engaging with enthusiasm and curiosity in their classrooms and around the school. Thank you for attending the Meet the Teacher Nights to learn about the curriculum and new information this year. We value your support and recognize that we all need to work together to help your child succeed! 

Our teachers and staff have been working hard to create a positive and enriching learning environment for your children. Our curriculum is in full swing, and our teachers are focused on meeting the academic needs of each student while fostering their social  and emotional growth too. Next week, Mrs. Browne and I will meet with each teacher to discuss beginning of the year assessment data and discuss differentiation strategies for the classroom.  We love investing this time together as educators to ensure we are meeting all of our students’ needs. 

I’d like to highlight a few important points as we move forward in the school year:

  • Communication:  Open lines of communication between school and home are essential. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our front office, your child’s teacher, or me. We value your input and want to ensure that your child’s educational experience is a collaborative effort.  

  • Safety: The health and safety of our students and staff remain paramount. We will continue to inform you as our students practice their drills and procedures at school. Officer Harris and I will be sharing safety measures at the upcoming PTO meeting on Sept. 12th at 6:00 PM. We would love to have you join us! 

  • Upcoming Events: We have a number of exciting events and activities planned for the coming weeks, including Race to Prairie Trace, CCS Spirit Week, and the Annual Fall Tailgate!  Check out the calendar for all of these dates! 

  • Parent Teacher Communication:  Parent teacher conferences will be held the first week of November. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with your child’s teacher, discuss their progress, and set future goals for the year. More details about scheduling will come at a later date!  

Thank you once again for entrusting us with your child’s education.  Let’s continue to work together to make this school year a truly enriching and memorable experience!


Kim Piper

First page of the PDF file: CorpPartners2023_2