Dear Prairie Grove Parent/Guardian,
Below is the latest and greatest from Prairie Grove School District 46:
Prairie Grove PTO will be hosting a run-a-thon this school year! Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Registration is now open for our district summer school enrichment program! Please register for summer classes by Friday, May 10th. Any questions about courses can be directed to Beth Martin, at 815-459-3557. We have opportunities for students of all grade levels! Peruse the brochure and enroll today!!
Summer School Link
Please remember that State Dental Forms are due by May 15th for all Kindergarten, second graders and sixth graders.
Bus Evacuation Drills
All K-8 students will be taking part in our state required bus evacuation drills on April 22nd. All fourth – eighth grade students will see a short video of a fire department demonstration of how quickly students need to exit when a bus is an emergency.
Junior High Play
You are cordially invited to attend the Junior High Play tonight and tomorrow. Please refer to the attached flyer for more details!
Graduation Photos Correction
Important Note About Graduation Photos: The date and time on the graduation photo envelope is incorrect. The correct date and time is Thursday, May 30th at 6:15 pm. Please remember to have students bring their envelope and money with them if they wish to purchase a group photo. E.D. Clark School Photography will mail out the photos. If you would like it sent to an address that is different than the one listed in PowerSchool, please contact Mrs. Trevithick in the Jr. High office before April 30th.
6th Grade Dance
Just a reminder that the 6th grade dance is on May 10th. More information to follow!
Athletic Director Report by Mrs. Salazar
The 2012-2013 Girls basketball season was filled with success. All three girls basketball teams made big improvements in their game from the beginning of the season.
- The 8th grade girls basketball team enjoyed a successful season with an overall record of 13-12. The 8th grade Panthers roared to a spot in the conference tournament where they faced off against Harvard in the first round. The Panthers were victorious and advanced to the 2nd round where they faced a tough Hampshire team. The Panthers put up a good fight but fell short to Hampshire with a final score of 18-32. Congratulations Lady Panthers on a fun-filled season, Mrs. Domin is proud of you!
- Mr. Olson and the 7th grade basketball team had a wonderful season as well. The 7th grade Lady Panthers ended their season with a 13-11-1 record. Similar to the 8th grade team, the 7th grade Panthers made it to the conference tournament where they faced off against Marengo in the first round. The team was victorious in the first round and faced a mighty Hampshire team in the second round. Although the Panthers fought for the win, they fell to Hampshire with a final score of 20-31.
- In 6th grade basketball action, the Lady Panthers had a tough season finishing 8-10. Even though it was a tough season, the girls learned a lot about the game and improved their skills tremendously. Mr. Piech is impressed with each of the girls progress through the season.
The spring brings the PGJH track and field season. This year we have Mrs. Butler, Mr. McPherson and Ms. Procik coaching the Panthers. The track team is comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. This season there are approximately 90 students participating. Good Luck Panthers!
If you have any questions regarding athletics please contact Mrs. Salazar, Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or815-444-4280.
Schedule Review Update – Foreign Language
Following the April 9th School Board Scheduling Presentation, we have made some modifications to our original plan. Since concerns were raised about incoming 8th graders not receiving Spanish instruction prior to high school, we are adding a trimester of Spanish as one of our cocurricular offerings for this grade level. ALL 5th, 6th, & 7th grade students will be receiving a 2013-2014 co-curricular preference form today. I have attached the form to this email as well. Please turn it in back to school by next Tuesday. We appreciated all of the input we received about the schedule and will continue to review it throughout next year.
We still have a few spots open for enrollment in the morning session of our ECE program for the 2013-2014 school year. This program is housed in the elementary building this fall. The morning session will run from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Children who are three, four or five years of age are eligible to participate. Please contact Beth Martin at 815-459-3557 for details about tuition costs and program design.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found bins are overflowing with items just waiting to be claimed such as hats, coats, gloves, lunchboxes, boots, etc. Please remember to check out the green bins located in the front lobby for your missing items. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
My favorite concert of the year is coming up on April 24th. The kindergarteners will be performing at 7:00 p.m in the multipurpose room. Please join us to see how much our kids have grown!