HH 8/26/22

August 26, 2022   *   Edition 2

Important Dates



5 No School - Labor Day
7 Dine to Donate - Lou Malnati's                  
7 Late Start                           
8 Picture Day
9 Hawks Herald
12 Race to Prairie Trace Kick Off
13 - 20  Race to Prairie Trace Week
20 5th Grade Event at Birdie's
21 Race to Prairie Trace!
21 Late Start
23      Hawks Herald
23 PTE Fall Tailgate
26 - 30 Homecoming Spirit Week
26 - 30 School Custodian & Maintenance Staff Week
27 Dine to Donate - Big Lug on the Prairie

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Free ESE Late Start Before School Program

Late start school days happen 1-2 Wednesdays each month. On late start days, ESE offers a free before school program for all CCS elementary school students. To participate in this program, pre-registration is required.

The ESE late start before school program is offered from 7-8:20 a.m. and school breakfast is provided. The next ESE late start before school program is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24.

Registration just takes a few minutes and is free. For your child to participate in the ESE late start before school program, they must be enrolled in our EZChildTrack system prior to the beginning of the late start program day. We strongly discourage enrolling your child day-of and may not be able to accept the child into the program.

Register here!

It’s GO time! Don’t wait to join!

The day is here! You can now register for our Race to Prairie Trace! Our goal is to raise $40,000 for events like Gathering on the Prairie, Staff Appreciation, Kindy 500, Hoosier Hysteria and Author Visits as well as STEM lab equipment, supplies, teacher/classroom budgets and much more!. Registering is easy and free!

⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM  ⭐️

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school. 

⭐️ Click Here to Sign Up for our Facebook Event! ⭐️ 

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support! See you on September 21st!

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General volunteers are needed to help throughout the year! Please consider volunteering to help out in the school and at PTO-sponsored events. Submit this form by August 31, 2022.

Note that all volunteers must have a criminal history background check on file & have viewed the CCS anti-bullying video

Thank you for volunteering! Email ptoprairietrace@gmail.com with questions. #PTEFamily

Yes, I want to help!


August 26, 2022

Dear PTE Families, 

We have had an awesome start to the year for all of our students.  The PTE staff has done an amazing job planning fun community building activities for their classrooms, and the students are really coming together as classroom teams.  It has been great to see new friendships form, and our students developing into true leaders!  Thank you for sending them to school each day ready to learn! 

Meet the Teacher Nights went great!  Thank you for coming and learning about what the year will be like for your child.  It is always nice to hear about the curriculum for the year, expectations for the classroom, and what you can do at home to support your child!  Hopefully, you were able to register for Boosterthon AKA Race to Prairie Trace as well!  

Speaking of Race to Prairie Trace, this Fun Run will take place on September 21st during the school day!  We will have a lot of fun leading up to this special event as well.  This is our primary fundraiser for the year, so we hope to reach our goal of $40,000!  There are fun incentives along the way as we meet benchmarks.  Mr. Reid and I will be having fun along the way - who knows another chocolate sundae may be in the works!  Please register and consider donating to our special event.  This money goes towards many of the special events that occur at PTE throughout the year! 

PTE is always a busy place!  Here are some of the upcoming events to have on your calendars:

  • Aug. 30:  Pups Running starts for the students in grades 4 and 5 who are registered

  • Sept. 1:   Spell Bowl Tryouts for students in grades 4 and 5 

  • Sept. 5:   No School - Happy Labor Day!

  • Sept. 7:   Late Start; Dine to Donate Lou Malnati’s (Take a night off of cooking!)

  • Sept. 8:   School Picture Day 

Thanks for all you do to make PTE a wonderful place!

Kim Piper 

We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you?

Don’t forget to order your PTE spirit wear before the deadline of Monday, September 5th (Labor Day). All orders will be sent home with your student via backpack mail. Be sure to get your orders in and show your PTE pride! The ordering deadline is Monday, September 5. Let's go Hawks!




We need parents just like you to help us in the cafeteria during lunch time.  As a cafeteria helper, you will help the children find a seat, open their lunch items, get all the extras (think parmesan cheese, ketchup, napkins, and utensils!), and maintain PTE lunch room standards!  ...all while getting to socialize with your kiddos and their friends. (We all love seeing your FB and Instagram selfies!)
This is a way to help out in the school, get to know all of your child's classmates, and interact with the staff at PTE.  



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