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PG Parent Update - 11/7/14

posted Nov 7, 2014, 2:56 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 8:15 AM ]
Dear PG Parent,

Here is wonderful information of upcoming events put on by the PTO and/or some of our wonderful staff:

Fall Fundraiser Pickup
The Fall Fundraiser pickup is scheduled for November 11th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the elementary multi-purpose room. Thank you everyone for your support!

Variety Show
The Prairie Grove Variety Show audition forms are going home with your student this week. We are anticipating a great show this year filled with the talent of our amazing students here at Prairie Grove. If additional forms are needed you may request a copy from the office or email Karen Ladley at 

Mark your Calendars - THE BOOK FAIR is Coming!  
  • Wednesday, December 3rd 12:00 p.m. - Set-up
  • Thursday, December 4th - Elementary Preview
  • Thursday, December 4th - 4th and 5th Graders may purchase
  • Friday, December 5th  Junior High may purchase
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - First 10 customers will received a poster with their purchase!
  • Thursday and Friday, December 4th and 5th 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6th 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Call or e-mail Dawn Hines @ runwithmetoo@yahoo.com or 815-451-1688.

The winter session of chess club starts Wednesday, December 10th, so please register by Monday, December 8th.   at: www.prairiegrovechess.eventbee.com

Chess is fun for all ages and exercises the brain. The student will learn the basics of the game and beyond including opening theory, middle game tactics, and endgame patterns.   Chess also teaches life skills – problem solving, decision-making, coping, patience, concentration, discipline in thinking and behavior – and provides an intellectual foundation that will serve the student well in all they pursue. All levels welcome. Registration flyer is attached! (Chess Registration Flyer)

8th Grade Washington, DC Trip 

It's not too late to sign up for this amazing experience to visit our Nation's Capital.  We have nineteen students participating but still have a few open spots for any that would like to join us. The trip is on January 17-19, 2015 and the cost of the trip is $899 per student.  This fee includes everything, hotel, airfare, transportation, food, historian, performance at the Kennedy Center and admissions.  The only additional costs would be spending money.  We have a packed itinerary and provide plenty of great photo opportunities.  If you have any questions or are interested in attending please check out Ms. Williams DC website or email her at lwilliams@dist46.org.

Veteran's Day
Mrs. Mate is planning to share photos of students' relatives that have served in the Armed Forces with our school children in a video during our morning announcements on VeteransDay, November 11th! We already have over 20 participants in the video but would love additional photos.
If you would like a chance to have your loved ones photos included please send an electronic file to the district to cmate@dist46.org by November 5, 2014.  

Family Reading Night
Our annual Family Reading Night is coming up! Please take a look at the flyer, save the date and we hope to see you there. (Family Reading Night Flyer)

Building Reading Incentives
Hopefully your child has come home a little more motivated to read as of late! Both schools are working on a reading incentive along with an all district D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read). More details will be forthcoming. Until then, ask your kids!

Dates to Remember:
November 11th - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Building & Grounds/Finance Committee
November 11th - 7:00 p.m. Regular Board of Education Meeting
November 11th - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Fall Fundraiser Pickup 
November 12th - 7:00 p.m. Junior High Band Concert
November 17th - 7:00 p.m. Elementary Band Concert
November 20th - 7:00 p.m. Family Reading Night
November 24th - 28th - Thanksgiving Break


Vic Wight

Web Master,
Nov 7, 2014, 2:56 PM
Web Master,
Nov 7, 2014, 2:56 PM