Eagle Weekly: August 13

Back to School Night
South Prairie is celebrating our 20th Anniversary on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 4:30 to 5:30pm. Our “Back to School Night” is an open house format. There are no formal presentations, so please bring your school supplies and meet your classroom teacher. Our PTO will also be present to answer any questions. We will be serving cake commemorating our 20th Anniversary under the pavilion by the front playground. We look forward to seeing all of you.

Mums Sales
Our Mums Sales Fundraiser was a big hit last year, so we are selling them again this year. Our sales will begin on August 22 and final orders are due on September 5. Mums will be able to be picked up on Thursday, September 13. Our goal is to sell 700 mums this year. Our price will be $15 each or 3 for $40.

What’s “New” at South Prairie?
The most frequent question I’m asked is, “Did you have a good summer?” The second most frequent question I get from parents is “What’s new at South Prairie?” We have a lot of NEW at South Prairie.

First and foremost, our Eagle Weekly will start being sent out on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. Also, students will not be allowed to enter the school until 8:05. More details are shown below.

We are excited to have some new teachers join the South Prairie Staff. Mr. Wheeler is our newest fifth grade teacher coming over from North Grove Elementary School. Mrs. George is our new resource teacher, last year she taught at Southeast Elementary School. Also, Mrs. Minihan has returned as our full-time reading specialist. Our newest hire is Laura Friedlein, an Early Childhood Education teacher.

Some staff members that will not be returing to South Prairie include Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Klenke, Mrs. Knapp, Mrs. Desch and Mrs. Huml.

Technology has returned as a weekly special, Mr. Lynd will be teaching all of our technology sections. Students will also have Art and Music forty minutes per week. Physical Education will be taught three times per week, (two forty minute sessions and one twenty minute session.) Library will be once a week for 20 minutes.

We had some sidewalk construction that will allow students to cross near the bus loop, without having to go around the perimeter of the south parking lot. At the start of the school year, staff will assist at the crosswalk before and after school. Please be careful as you enter the main parking lot.

We are also excited about reusable plastic trays in the cafeteria and using Class Dojo throughout South Prairie. There will be more information about these last two items in future Eagle Weekly’s

South Prairie Hours
Students are permitted to enter the school at 8:05AM. Please make arrangements for your child to arrive from 8:05 to 8:25AM so they can be supervised. The front door will remain locked until 8:05AM. If you need before school care, please contact Courtney Walz, OSCAR Coordinator at (815)899-8123 or cwalz@syc427.org.

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, August 14: Back to School Night (4:30-5:30pm)
Wednesday, August 15: First Day of School (Full day – 8:30am to 3:00pm)
Wednesday, August 22: Picture Day
Wednesday, August 22: Mums Sales begin
Wednesday, September 5: Mums Orders due
Thursday, September 13: PTO Meeting