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We were honored to host a group of students from China.

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Chinese Students visited Prairie Mountain:  On Feb. 2 and 3, eleven students visited our fourth-grade classrooms from Experimental Primary School Affiliated to Beijing Fengtai Second Middle School in Beijing.  We know our students had great fun making friends with our visitors from across the globe, sharing their music across cultures, and learning about life in China.

4th Grade and 5th grade Music Performances:  Our K-5 students enjoyed lively songs about Oregon from our 4th grade students and songs in many languages sung by our 5th graders in their music performances this month.  Our K-5 music teacher Jessika Smith and all our students did a wonderful job sharing music with our students and families.

Kindergarten Pre-registration:  Families of students who will be in kindergarten next fall can come to Prairie Mountain for a registration packet or can access registration information online at the link on our website.  We’re excited to welcome the incoming Class of 2030!

PM Talent Show:  Our Prairie Mountain Talent Show is coming up February 28 at 6:30pm in our Caforium.  We’re looking forward to this annual event put on by staff volunteers.  Auditions take place Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 21 for students who turned in their permission slips last week based on the schedule posted by Jessika Smith.

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Now Enrolling the Graduating Class of 2030—Welcome, Future Kindergartners!

Kindergarten Registration Information
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We are excited to announce that enrollment for next year’s kindergarten students is underway!  We are delighted to welcome families to Prairie Mountain as we look forward to having your child with us in the coming year.  Children who will be five years old on or before 9/1/2017 may now enroll for kindergarten. You may pick up a packet in our office, or complete enrollment online.

If you missed our kindergarten orientation night, we invite you to attend a school tour Thursday, February 16th from 10:00-10:30. Principal Carey Killen will lead this informational tour. Mrs. Killen is ready to welcome you and answer all of your questions. Please call our office (541-607-9849) if you plan to attend.

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Open Enrollment is a school choice option for students who seek a transfer for the coming school year. Please be aware that Open Enrollment applications are only accepted through 3/31/2017.

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Tours Offered for Incoming Kindergarten Families

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who will start school in September have an an opportunity to meet our Principal and have an introductory tour of our school.
Tuesday, February 7th, 10:00-10:30
Thursday, February 16th, 10:00-10:30.
If you are new to Prairie Mountain school and would like to attend a tour, please call our office to indicate which session you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you!

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Conferences Rescheduled to January 26th

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We are happy to tell you that we have rescheduled the parent-teacher conferences that were postponed twice due to snow. These conferences are very important and we’re determined to provide the opportunity for all families.

Our new make-up day for conferences will be Thursday, January 26th.   We’re hopeful that two weeks’ notice will allow families time to make arrangements with work or child care in order to attend their meeting.

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Principal Carey Killen’s Blog

Prairie Mountain Families,

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Happy 2017 to all!   It has been an unusual start to the New Year given the interesting weather, and we are excited to have students and families back in the building.   

I’d like to recognize our Prairie Mountain Band students and their director Casey Crane for their wonderful performance in the Winter Concert in December.  Thank you for sharing your music with us!

And, we’d like to acknowledge the vital work of our Prairie Mountain custodial staff and our Bethel facilities and maintenance personnel who devoted hours in December and January to addressing weather-related issues around our building and school grounds.  Special thanks also goes to our head secretary Krista Larson who helped tremendously on inclement weather days in our front office. Thanks for all you do to help our school!

As you may imagine, our January calendar is changing quite a bit.  We will be working quickly to get updated information out to families, so please stay tuned.  

Thursday, Jan. 19:  On the Path to Graduation Night:   We invite all our 7th and 8th grade students and families to attend this important evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm in our Caforium as we talk with students about preparing for success in the coming years.  Willamette High School administrators will join us to talk about high school preparation and graduation.  Snacks, childcare, and Spanish/English interpretation will be available.  Please do plan to attend as we look ahead at the important years ahead. 

The PTO Meeting and Math Night (originally Jan. 10) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 24th from 5:30-7:00pm  in our Caforium.  All are welcome, and the evening includes music from Jazz Band, pizza, childcare, and information on our math standards and curriculum.

The following events have been postponed and a new date will be published soon:

Parent/Teacher Conferences (originally Dec. 8/Jan.5—Postponed)

4th Grade Music Performance (originally Jan. 12)

Prairie Mountain Talent Show (originally Jan. 29) 

Last, our PTO has published a newsletter to share with our school community.  To access the fabulous first edition of the Prairie Mountain PTO newsletter, please click here for English and here for Spanish. 

Warmly,

Carey Killen

Principal