HH 8/27/21

August 27, 2021   *   Edition 1

Important Dates



29              New Families Playdate at Founder's Park 
30   Home Room Parents forms due 


  5th grade t-shirt orders due

31              Soar Like a Hawk Fundraiser closes






2   Spell Bowl Tryouts                       
6   Spirit Wear orders due                       


  Late Start
9   Fall Pictures
10   Fall Tailgate 


  Hawks Herald 
22   Late Start                       


  Hawks Herald
27 - Oct 1    School Custodian & Maintenance Staff
  Appreciation Week
28   Big Lug on the Prairie Dine to Donate 









We are hiring a lunchroom monitor. If you love kids and are interested in a part-time position, look no further. The job can even be shared between two people, split by days of the week (i.e. M,W,F and a Tu, Th). Hours are from 10:00am – 1:00pm. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Reid and apply on the CCS website.

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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 Wed, September 8.

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!

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Thank you to all the families that came out to Tropical Sno on August 17! Because of your love of sno cones, the PTO earned some money! Get ready for our next Dine to Donate at Lou Malnati's on September 14th. 




There is still time to turn in your volunteer forms to be a Head Home Room Parent! If you are interested, please return the forms to your child’s teacher. The forms are due by August 30


Please submit the Google order form for your child's free class t-shirt by Monday, August 30. If you have more than one 5th grader, a separate form is needed for each child. If you are on the fence about sizing, please size up. If you already submitted your form & would like to edit it, please do so by Monday. Thank you! Questions, contact Julie Trump at julietrump@gmail.com.

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SOAR LIKE A HAWK is PTE's largest fundraiser of the school year!

The funds raised supply the items necessary to enrich your child’s education above and beyond the funds provided by the school district. And since no outside vendors are used, 100% OF THE FUNDS STAY WITHIN THE SCHOOL. Each year, this campaign is responsible for $20,000 of our total budget. Please help us reach that goal.
THIS YEAR’S DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31, 2021. To be successful, we need every family to participate.
Ways to Donate:
1. BidPal: Click this link: http://bidpal.net/pte or text PTE to 243-725. • If you previously registered for the 2020 Soar Like a Hawk Campaign or 2021 Silent Auction, you will log in using the same credentials.

2. Check: Please make check payable to: Prairie Trace PTO. Send to school in an envelope marked Soar Like A Hawk or mail directly to the school: Prairie Trace Elementary, 14200 River Rd, Carmel, IN 46033.

Several employers will match gifts given to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Prairie Trace PTO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We have received matching gifts from corporations such as Roche and Eli Lilly in the past. Please take a moment to find out if your employer matches donations. For questions, please email: ptoprairietrace@gmail.com.

We recommend donating $50 per child to meet our goal for the 2021-22 school year, but please give what you are comfortable and able to donate. 

All donations are tax deductible and can be matched by many employers. 



Calling all 4th and 5th Grade spellers! This year we are looking for 8 expert spellers to take part in the academic spelling competition. Tryouts for the team will be September 2nd from 2:30 - 3:10pm. If you plan on attending the tryout, please complete this form. All spellers must be able to meet after school on these dates: 9/6, 9/20, 9/27, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, and 11/15.



Looking for parents who would be interested in coaching the 3rd grade girls team for Girls on the Run.

Details: Fall & Spring season, practices 2x per week after school, 5k at the end of each season on a Saturday. Please email Sara Harding at sharding@ccs.k12.in.us if interested.

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Don't miss out on a great opportunity to refresh your PTE spirit wear apparel! There are items for everyone in the family, both kids and parents. The ordering deadline is Monday, September 6. Let's go Hawks!



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The PTO is looking for general volunteers to help out in classrooms & at events this school year! If you are interested, please submit the Google form by August 31. A PTO Director will reach out to you in early September. Please note that all CCS volunteers must have a criminal history background check on file & have viewed the anti-bullying video. 

Yes, I want to help!



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  • My favorite thing about teaching is building relationships with students and watching them grow.
  • I love spending time with my family. We love to discover new places for food, coffee, and shopping.
  • I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter.
  • I have two dogs, a Golden Retriever (Max), and a French Bulldog (Lilli). 


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help our PTE students dine safely

and comfortably!



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.  





we need your help




Are you interested in volunteering in the media center this year? We would love your help shelving books, assisting students, and helping with special projects!Send an email to Adrienne Hoagland at bahoagland@sbcglobal.net for details!