Tips For A Safe Summer!

BIKE SAFETY

  • Wearing a helmet is the single most important safety factor.
  • Teach your child to check for traffic before entering a street or intersection by looking left and right.
  • Show your child how to get off the bike at an intersection and walk their bike in a cross walk.

SCOOTER/SKATEBOARD/SKATING SAFETY

  • Make sure your child wears the proper protective gear-a helmet, wrist guards, and elbow and knee pads.
  • Teach your child to stay away from cars and other vehicles and to ride only on the sidewalk or paved offroad paths.

WATER SAFETY

  • Teach your child how to swim.
  • Never leave children unattended-even if they know how to swim.
  • Do not rely on flotation devices to protect a child from drowning.
  • Explain pool and water safety. Make sure children don’t run or roughhouse near the pool.
  • Teach your child to jump, instead of dive, into the water when the depth is unknown. No diving should be allowed in shallow areas.

BUG BITE SAFETY

  • Make sure your child wears shoes, which will help reduce the risk of a bee sting on the feet.
  • Use insect repellent sparingly on older children and never on infants. Repellents containing DEET should not be used on infants or young children. Wash off the repellent as soon as your child comes indoors.
  • Check your child for ticks. If you discover a tick on your child, talk to your doctor about how to remove it.

FIRE SAFETY

  • Keep small children away from all sources of fire, including matches, lighters and hot barbecue grills.
  • Do not leave campfires unattended, and be sure the campfire is out before you leave the campsite.

Resources: Consumer Product Safety Commission, http://www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/ A site geared for children with games, easy-to-understand information and lots of animation. National Safe Kids Campaign,http://www.safekids.org/,A great site for parents.

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

Contest Winner Gaige Pfrenger

Contest Winner Gaige Pfrenger

Principal Dr. Engelking posed with fifth grader Gaige Pfrenger. Gaige's design was selected from 85 entries from fourth and fifth graders to be on a T-shirt to celebrate Prairie's 10th anniversary.

Skate Party

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: January 30, February 20, and April 17.

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 www.KCSL.org

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.

Target

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.

P.R.I.D.E.

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: www.loveandlogic.com

About Our School


School Facts

Student Enrollment: 473

Grade Levels: Kindergarten thru 5th

School Colors: Orange and Purple

Mascot:Bulldogs

Principal: Dr. David Engelking


School Hours

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

Membership

Prairie PTO always accepts new members.

Membership Options:

  • $10 Silver Membership: 1 voting right.
  • $15 Gold Membership: 1 voting right and a t-shirt
To become a member, forms are available in the office or email: prairie.elementary.pto@gmail.com

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

Yearbooks Distributed First Week of May
Yearbooks will be distributed the first week in May. If you would still like to purchase a yearbook for your child, you may do so through the office. Non-personalized yearbooks will be on sale for $15.

Wear Your Prairie Shirt on Tuesdays
PTO provided a Prairie 10 year celebration shirt to all students and staff. Please wear your Prairie shirts on Tuesdays to help promote Prairie PRIDE!

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

Principal

email: dengelking@usd261.com

In the Office

Janice Dreher
Secretary

email: jdreher@usd261.com

 

Jennifer Warrington
Secretary

email: jwar@usd261.com

Prairie Bulldog

Prairie Elementary School
7101 S. Meridian
Haysville, KS 67060
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