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PG Parent Update (9/20/13)

posted Sep 20, 2013, 11:02 AM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 11:08 AM ]

Dear Prairie Grove Parent,

Happy weekend! Please read the information below:


Homework Deadlines/Midterms/Report Card Dates

At Prairie Grove SD 46 homework is important to us. If a student doesn’t turn in homework, placing a zero on homework the next day provides no incentive for the student to get the work completed. Therefore, we have deadlines for homework completion. The upcoming dates are important to have on your calendar:

September 20 – First Homework Deadline
September 27 – Midterms sent home
November 8 – Second Homework Deadline
November 15 – End of Trimester
November 22 – Report cards sent home

October 15th Medical Deadline
This is a friendly reminder to parents that by Illinois State law K & 6th grade physicals/immunization records and Kindergarten eye exams are due by October 15th or your child will be excluded from school.

Cell Phones in School Zones
In order to look out for the safety of all students, please abide by the law of no cell phone use in a school zone.

Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Council is meant to provide feedback to the principal on a variety of topics. Anyone may participate in this meeting. The first topic for the Advisory Council will be afterschool activities. We would love to get your feedback and ideas about a vision for additional afterschool activities at Prairie Grove! If you are interested in this topic please rsvp to Vic Wight. The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m. on October 7th in the Junior High.

Annual Safety Actions
As a parent, I would want to know that my child’s school is prepared for a variety of emergency situations. Rest assured that Prairie Grove takes this very seriously. Not only have we held lockdown, tornado and fire drills the first week of school, but will also be holding bus evacuation drills next week. Local police officials were present for our lockdown drill and administration is set to meet with other fire/police officials next week.

 Annual Prairie Grove District 46 Budget
At their Regular Meeting held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 the Board of Education approved the annual Budget for 2013-2014 fiscal year. The FY2013-2014 Budget is posted on District's website at the Documents tab.

 Important Dates

September 27th ½ Day of Attendance
K-5 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.
6-8 8:03 – 11:03 a.m.

6th Grade Timberlee Trip
September 30th – October 2nd

PTO Meeting
October 1st 7:00 p.m.

JH Parent Teacher Conferences
October 3rd 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 4th 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Committee of the Whole, Bd. Of Ed. Meeting
September 24th – 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Setting Board Priorities

 Special Invite

Rachel’s Challenge
On October 9th, the Prairie Grove PTO is sponsoring a powerful assembly for our junior high students. We will also be inviting parents to attend one of two of the assemblies that morning. More details will be forthcoming in a separate letter. In a brief summary, Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. The assembly exists to inspire and equip students to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.



Vic Wight