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PG Parent Update - 10/2/14

posted Oct 2, 2014, 10:45 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 8:19 AM ]
Dear PG Parent,

We are a month into the school year and your children are involved in wonderful learning activities. Our Panther staff, from bus drivers to teaching staff, continue to work hard to make a positive learning experience for your children. Please make sure you follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see some of the new technology lessons happening! 

Here is some additional PG info:


Homework/Assignment Notebook Checking
All students from third through eighth grade are provided with an assignment notebook to organize their assignments, quiz/test dates, and projects. Please check with your child daily to see what assignments are due and to ensure that they are completed on time. Typically, teachers allow students time in class to work on assignments. We value your partnership in checking on your child's homework :)

Homework Club 3-8
Prairie Grove will be running it's annual homework club for identified students in third through eighth grade beginning next week. Invitations were sent out last week. 

Prairie Grove SD 46 School Bd. Meeting
Prairie Grove SD 46 welcomes you to attend the October 14, 2014 Bd. of Education Meeting at 7:00 p.m in the junior high library. All parents and community are welcome. The agenda will be posted next week at School Board Agendas and Minutes

Board Elections

Board of Education petition circulation and filing for the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election is quickly approaching. Although in the past, school districts have handled the election process for school board members, it is now being handled at the County Clerk’s Office. If you plan to run for school board, you will need to pick up your petition and election documents at the County Clerk’s Office. The following dates have been established by the Illinois Board of Elections.

Petition Circulation:                                      September 23-December 22

First Day to File:                                           December 15

Last Day to File:                                           December 22 (5 p.m.)

Election Day:                                                April 7, 2015

October 15th Medical Deadline

This is a friendly reminder to parents that by Illinois State Law all kindergarten and sixth grade physicals/immunization records and kindergarten eye exams are due by October 15th. Your child will be excluded from school if the deadline is missed.

Video Announcements

We are excited to announce that each school's announcements are being led by our students. Fifth grade students are in charge of creating our announcements with the help of Mrs. Mate and the Student Council Representatives are in charge of the Junior High announcements with Mrs. Hart's assistance. It is our goal to provide this opportunity to students in fifth grade and other students in the junior high once the school year progresses. 

Parent Teacher Conferences

For the first time in many years, both elementary and junior high parent-teacher conferences will be held during the same two day period. Conferences will be held on October 23rd from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m and October 24th from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. An elementary letter was sent home with your child yesterday. Elementary conferences are set up ahead of time. A junior high conference flyer will be sent home prior to conferences to let parents know more information.

Odyssey of the Mind, Jr. Wolves Wrestling, Girls on the Run, Cub Scouts

For more information on these outstanding activities for your children, please access the Virtual Backpack at: Virtual Backpack


Boys Basketball Tryouts
Boys in sixth through eighth grade are invited to participate in basketball tryouts. Please take a look at the link for more information:


Family Fun at Mega Trampoline
Please see the attached flyer below for some fun at mega trampoline during conference time.


Vic Wight

Web Master,
Oct 2, 2014, 10:46 AM