principal%20message%20es-msDear Prairie Mountain Families,

From classroom presentations to field trips to family events, we’ve had a great fall full of fun and learning.  We’d like to share the following information with families.  We are so thankful for all the opportunities to work with students and families at Prairie Mountain and create a great school community together.

Conferences on December 7th and 8th:   We’re looking forward to talking with families in December about student progress.  Teachers will be sending home specific conference times next week so families can plan ahead to attend Conferences on December 7 or 8.  We value your time and hope to see all families at conferences this year.

Safe Routes to School:  Parents/Guardians are invited to complete a survey provided by the Safe Routes to School organization regarding walking and biking preferences.  Please access the survey at the following link:

Welcoming Schools:   This year, Prairie Mountain is able to provide additional lessons for students in Kindergarten through second grade about creating a welcoming environment for everyone, appreciating diversity, and preventing bullying.  Teachers attended training this fall and have additional books to share with students as our youngest grades talk about families, friendships, and respecting others.   Parents/Guardians are welcome to stop by an information table on Welcoming Schools during conferences.

State School Report Card:  As our students continue to make gains each day in the classroom, here is a look at last school year’s State School Report Card. We use the information from the report card each year to make program adjustments and plan additional supports for students.

click-here for the Prairie Mountain State Report Card.

click-here for the Bethel School District State Report Card.


Upcoming Important Dates:

Nov. 23-27           Thanksgiving Break—No School

Dec. 1                    End of First Trimester

Dec. 2                    Inservice/Grading Day—No School

Dec. 6-8                PM Book Fair in our Elementary Library

Dec. 7                    Conferences–3pm-8pm

Dec. 8                    Early Release—School ends at 11:10am.  Conferences 12:00-7:00pm

Dec. 9                    K-8 Inservice Day—No School

Dec. 13                 PM Winter Concert




Estimadas Familias de Prairie Mountain,

Desde presentaciones en el aula hasta excursiones y eventos familiares, hemos tenido un gran otoňo lleno de diversión y aprendizaje.  Estamos muy agradecidos por todas las oportunidades de trabajar con estudiantes y familias en Prairie Mountain y, juntos, crear una gran comunidad escolar.  Nos gustaría compartir la siguiente información con nuestras familias.

Conferencias los días 7 y 8 de diciembre:  Esperamos hablar con las familias en diciembre sobre el rendimiento de los estudiantes. Los maestros estarán enviando a casa los horarios específicos de la conferencia la semana que viene para que las familias puedan planear con anticipación para asistir a las conferencias el 7 o 8 de diciembre. Valoramos su tiempo y esperamos ver a todas las familias en las conferencias este año.

Rutas Seguras a la Escuela: Los padres / tutores son invitados a completar una encuesta proporcionada por la organización de Rutas Seguras a la Escuela con respecto a las preferencias para caminar y andar en bicicleta a la escuela.  Se puede acceder a la encuesta en espaňol en el siguiente enlace:

Escuelas Acogedoras:  Este año, Prairie Mountain tiene la oportunidad de proporcionar lecciones adicionales para los alumnos en Kindergarten hasta segundo grado sobre crear un ambiente acogedor para todos, apreciar la diversidad y prevenir el acoso escolar.  Nuestras maestras asistieron a la capacitación este otoño y tienen libros adicionales para compartir con los alumnus para que nuestros alunnos más jóvenes hablan de familias, amistades y el respeto hacia los demás.  Los padres / tutores son bienvenidos a pasar por una mesa de información sobre las Escuelas acogedoras durante las conferencias.

Informe Escolar del Estado: A medida que nuestros estudiantes continúan mejorando sus habilidades cada día en el salón de clases, aquí tiene usted el Informe Escolar Estatal del año escolar pasado. Utilizamos la información de la tarjeta de calificaciones cada año para hacer los ajustes del programa y planear apoyos adicionales para los estudiantes.

haga-clic-aqui para obtener la boleta de calificaciones del estado de Prairie Mountain en espaňol.

haga-clic-aqui para obtener la boleta de calificaciones del Distrito Escolar de Bethel.


Unas Fechas Importantes:

23-27 de noviembre       Descanso del Día de Acción de Gracias—No hay clases

1 de diciembre                  Fin del Primer Trimestre

2 de diciembre                  Día de Entrenamiento—No hay clases

6-8 de diciembre              Feria del Libro en la biblioteca de Prairie Mountain

7 de diciembre                  Conferencias–desde las 15:00 a 20:00

8 de diciembre                  Salida Temprana-La escuela termina a las 11:10 am.

Conferencias 12: 00-15: 00

9 de diciembre                  No hay clases

13 de diciembre                Concierto de invierno

bookfair2016An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair, you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar so the whole family can join in the fun. You can contribute books to your child’s classroom library as well. See you there!


Tuesday, December 6—7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7—7:40 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 8—7:40 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Prairie Mountain Elementary Library

papasCome one, come all to Papa’s pizza, 1700 West 11th, Tuesday, November 15th. Enjoy a great meal with your family and support Prairie Mountain PTO at the same time. Prairie Mountain PTO will receive a very generous 50% of the value of the food you purchase.

All you need is this-flyer and a  good appetite. Please feel free to give the flyer to all of your family and friends. The more, the merrier, and the more for our school!

See you there; and thanks for supporting Prairie Mountain.

Dear Prairie Mountain Families,

In the wake of the presidential election we recognize that there are a variety of thoughts, feelings and experiences among our students, parents and staff.  For the last year we have proudly maintained a civil school community amidst a uniquely contentious campaign. This week, some are pleased with the election outcome, while others are upset and genuinely frightened. Unfortunately, this means that there is a greater possibility of conversations, behaviors and interactions that can be hurtful and inappropriate.


We will continue to promote kindness, compassion, and respect regardless of our political views. It should be clear that language and actions that are harassing or intimidating are not acceptable at any time at Prairie Mountain. I encourage any student who needs support in any way to reach out to me. We are proud of our students and the school community.  We want to continue to be a school where opinions and feelings are respected and respectful.


As a school community our staff are here for all students as we focus on education while ensuring that Prairie Mountain continues to be a welcoming and safe environment for your child. Please consider what you can do and what words you will use that will support these efforts. We know that our actions today and beyond matter.



Carey Killen


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