Jesse Foreman, Branch Manager of Credit Union of America, presented Evie Unrein, K-5 Technology teacher at Prairie Elementary, with a $250 grant check that enabled her to buy two Breakout EDU kits for her classroom.

Evie Unrein presented with a $250 check

Mark Your Calendars

October 13: No School - End of Nine Weeks

October 19 & 20: No School - Conference Release Days

Communication is your key to success!

Parent/Teacher Conferences
When: Tuesday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 18
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Specials (Music, PE, Library and Tech) and SPED teachers will be scheduling conferences in addition to classroom teachers. Letters with sign up information will be going home soon. Please return your choices to teachers as soon as possible. Parents, thank you in advance for making these meetings a priority.

Please note: There will be no school on Thursday, October 19, or Friday, October 20. School will resume on Monday, October 23 at 8:25am.

Shop The Book Fair!

Tuesday, October 17 from 4:00 - 8:15 PM
Family Night during Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 18 during school hours and 4:00-8:15 PM
Grade-level shopping during the grade’s Specials class (for those who bring their money with them). Family Night during Parent/Teacher Conferences

Online book fair is available Oct. 1-21. For more info, see the October Newsletter.

Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 23rd: “Red-y to Live a Drug Free Life” Wear red

Tuesday, October 24h: “PAWS”itively Proud to Be Drug Free! Wear a Prairie shirt or purple/orange

Wednesday, October 25th: “My Future Matters. I’m Drug Free” Wear college clothing OR dress up as a future career.

Thursday, October 26th: “Be All You Can Be...Drug Free” Wear camo clothing.

Friday, October 27th: “Black out Friday Against Drugs” Wear Campus clothing or black.

Fall Parties!

Fall celebration parties will be October 27th, 2:45—3:30 pm. Parents are invited to join their students during this time.Home Room parents may go to the classroom at 2:30. We will send all other parents to the classrooms at 2:45. Home Room parents will be contacting you for items needed for parties. This helps to cut down on duplicate items. Everyone will need to check in through the office.

Thank you Josh Galloway

Prairie would like to extend a special thank you to Campus High student, Josh Galloway. Josh organized a restoration of the Prairie Patch for his Eagle Scout Project. He, his troop and several adults removed debris, restored the pathways and seating area, and added some additional landscaping. “Patches” the bulldog couldn’t be happier with his remodeled digs!

Prairie Patch
Prairie Patch

The Parent Hotline

Kids don’t come with instructions. That’s why the Kansas Children's Service League has the Parent Helpline. The Parent Helpline is a free, anonymous telephone counseling service. It is a voice on the other end of the line that can empathize with what you’re going through. It’s a trained person who will listen and help you with simple questions or complex situations. There’s no question too small or problem too big. The Helpline counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can refer you to services anywhere in Kansas.

Call the Parent Helpline whenever you have a question or a problem. Don’t wait until “the next time.” When you feel frustrated, upset or confused someone at the Parent Helpline will listen and help.

Kansas Children’s Service League

Kansas regulations now require that we provide all parents with notice of policies regarding Emergency Safety Interventions ("ESI''). The State of Kansas policy is available on our website and in our student handbooks. In addition, we will provide a copy of the policy at any time upon request.

Latchkey before school is provided through the Haysville Activity Center (HAC). For information to sign up your child for morning latchkey or for drop in care for your kids on days in which school is out.

Call the school if you are interested in becoming a teacher helper, tutor, field trip monitor, etc. The students need YOU!

Box Tops for Education

Prairie Elementary participates in the Boxtops for Education Program. Bring your boxtops and labels to the school office. PTO earns 10 cents for each boxtop.


Use your Target Visa Credit Card and Target will donate 1% of your total purchase to our school. Make sure to share Prairie's ID number, which is 126593.

Office Depot

Office Depot will donate 5% of qualifying purchases when we give our school id number #70216039.


Preparation - Respect - Integrity - Discipline - Excellence

Counselor's Corner

Build Healthy Relationships

Jim Fay and Dr. Charles Fay, authors of Love and Logic, remind us to focus on the following to help build healthy relationships with our children . . .

  • Focus mostly on your child's strengths rather than their weaknesses.
  • Smile at them as often as possible.
  • Write them little notes that tell them how much you adore them.
  • Greet them each day with a hug or high five.
  • Make sure they overhear you talking about how much you love them.
  • Deliver consequences with sincere empathy.
Learn more, go to the Love and Logic website:

About Our School

School Facts

Student Enrollment: 473

Grade Levels: Kindergarten thru 5th

School Colors: Orange and Purple


Principal: Dr. David Engelking

School Hours

Kdg - 5th
8:25 AM - 3:50 PM
Prairie Elementary School


Prairie PTO always accepts new members.

  • $15 Gold Membership: 1 voting right and a t-shirt

To become a member, forms are available in the office or email:

There will be two $25 gift card drawings held on Oct 1 for two lucky PTO members who have paid their membership dues, as well as liked, shared, and follow our Prairie Elementary Facebook page!

Meeting Dates:

Next PTO meeting is TBA next school year.

PTO meets on the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are at 6 PM at Prairie Elementary in the PTO/Band Room. Please park in the side parking lot and enter through the PTO/Band door.


News and Events

Family Movie Night - Friday, October 6
Admission is free, doors will open at 6:00 and movie will start at 7:00 pm. There will be snacks and drinks for sale at the concessions. (Cash ONLY).

Wear Your Prairie Shirt on Tuesdays
Don't forget to order you Prairie Bulldog shirts! T-shirts are $15 and hoodies are $20. Forms will go home in your child's Wednesday folders and all orders are due by October 12. Please wear your Prairie shirts on Tuesdays to help promote Prairie PRIDE!

Chips For Teachers
Bring in a bag of chips by October 12 to support our teachers during parent teacher conferences. To show our appreciation we will enter you into a drawing. One lucky winner will win a movie basket full of goodies to enjoy with your family including 4 VIP passes to the Warren Theatre.

Prairie Skate Nights
Bring your family and join your friends at Roller City on South Meridian! Prairie PTO has reserved the skating rink from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM for Prairie Skate Nights on the following dates: Jan 30, Feb 20, and April 17.

Box Tops for Education
Box tops coupons can be found on hundreds of products. Our school earns 10 cents for each box top collected. The money is used towards school activities.

PTO Bulletin Board
The PTO Bulletin Board is located inside the main entry doors. A schedule of the events as well as other important information can be found here.

2017-18 Officers  

President: Matt Brown
Vice-President: Beverly Brown
Secretary: Crystal Arrington
Treasurer: Krystal Kenrick


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Dr. David Engelking

Dr. David Engelking



In the Office

Janice Dreher



Jennifer Warrington


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Prairie Elementary School
7101 S. Meridian
Haysville, KS 67060
P: (316) 554-2350
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