Prairie Mountain PTO
All Prairie Mountain Families are invited to our annual end of the year celebration Family Fun Night. Plan on eating dinner here with other families and friends for only $5.00 per person. Lots of free and fun activities for children of all ages. And, while you are here, be sure to stop by the elementary library to stock up on great titles for summer reading.
More information on Family Night here.
Más información sobre la Noche Familiar aqui.
Multicultural Fair: A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Multicultural Fair this year earlier this month. Over 400 people of all ages attended to celebrate the diversity and rich heritage within our community, and we appreciate all the performers, restaurants, organizations, and volunteers who made it such a wonderful family event. We are grateful for generous contributions from local restaurants including: El Charro, Chapalas, Sabai, Burritos Amigos, Pastelería Colín, Tío Pepe’s, Toxic Wings, Falling Sky Deli, Sushi Island, Yi Shen, Rain NW, Empire Buffet, and Café Yumm. We live in such a vibrant community, and the annual Multicultural Fair has been a wonderful way to highlight both diversity and unity in our region.
PTO Meeting: All are welcome to attend the PTO Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2:30-3:30 in the Elementary School Library. Parents/Guardians can come hear about updates to our Title Plan, school programs and events, how they can be involved. Spanish/English interpretation and childcare can be provided.
BINGO Night was so much fun! Thank you to staff, 8th grade students, and all the many parent volunteers who helped make the event a success. And, thank you to each grade level at Prairie Mountain that gathered items for baskets for the raffle to support our 8th grade students.
On Friday, our 7th grade students visited OSU for science activities and a campus tour. Our 4th and 5th grade students heard from Oregon’s Kid Governor, and we were able to celebrate success of our K-5 students at our PRIDE Assembly. It was a busy and fun week. March holds plenty of great opportunities for our students. Here are a few:
March 12–K-5 students engage in a daily Kindness Challenge between now and Spring Break
PTO’s Monster Cookie Dough Fundraiser continues through March 20.
March 13–4th Grade students visit the Hult Center
March 14–3rd Grade Music Assembly during the day and performance at 6:30
March 15–Last day of Trimester 2
March 16–Grading Day—No School
March 19–Winter Band Concert at 7:00 at WHS Powers Auditorium
March 19-23–Spirit Week: Look for information coming home regarding themes for each day.
March 22–6th-8th PRIDE Assembly; West African Cultural Arts Institute Drumming Performance at 6:30 in our Caforium
March 23–Middle School Social during the school day
March 24-April 1–Spring Break
We’re excited that March is here and Spring is just around the corner. The week ahead brings lots of learning and fun to Prairie Mountain. Read below for a few upcoming events:
PTO Meeting: All are welcome to attend our PTO’s next meeting on Tuesday, March 6 from 2:30-3:30 in our Elementary Library. Come find out about school happenings and how you can be involved in school programs. Childcare is available.
PTO’s Monster Dough Cookie Fundraiser: The fundraiser will kick off this Tuesday, March 6th as order forms go home to families. All cookie dough orders & payment will be due back to school on Tuesday, March 20th, and delivery/Pick-up of Cookie Dough will be on Thursday, April 5th. Anyone interested in helping with the fundraiser please email the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade Forecasting: Counselors from Willamette High School will visit Prairie Mountain classes this Thursday, March 8 to assist students with completing the forecasting process as the select classes for their freshman year at WHS. Thank you for talking at home about course selection and high school success so they can complete the forecasting process on Thursday.
K-8 Bingo Night: Plan to join us on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30-8:00 for our annual BINGO NIGHT for all K-8 families. The evening serves as a fundraiser for our 8th grade students’ end-of-year trip and celebration and is a favorite each year!
K-5 PRIDE Assembly: We’re looking forward to recognizing elementary students for demonstrating our school’s life skills of Problem-solving, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, and Empathy this Friday, March 9th and kicking off March’s Kindness Challenge.
The week ahead holds excursions in 2nd grade and 7th grade as well as a visit from Oregon’s Kid Governor speaking on his anti-bullying platform for our 4th and 5th grade students. We so enjoy working with your children every day! It’s a true privilege to involve them in great learning opportunities and see them grow.
PTO meeting update: The next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m., rather than in February. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend PTO meetings which are held in the Prairie Mountain Elementary Library. Come hear about Prairie Mountain and ways you can be involved in event planning and supporting school programs and family engagement. Childcare is available. Meeting times alternate between right after school (2:30 p.m.) and evening (6:00 p.m.) each month