Aug
04

Target Gift Card Giveaway

We are all working on our back to school lists, so PTO would love to help out a PV family who likes our Facebook page by giving away a $30 Target gift card!

All you need to do is head to our Facebook page @pvhawksPTO and follow the instructions on the giveaway post!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 9th at 6 PM

 

Jul
26

2017-18 School Supply List

Please find the link to the Prairie View Supply List for 2017-18. The lists are also on the Prairie View Elementary website! Thank you Mead School District for supplying our students with the bulk of our student school supplies this year!

May
11

Reminder: MoMMA Art Show Tonight!

Can’t make it but still want to “purchase” your student’s artwork (and support our parent-led Art-a-Baloo program)? Click here to donate (and we’ll add a “SOLD” sticker to your artist’s masterpiece)!

Thanks for your donation!

May
05

PTO Meeting This Monday – Elections!

Please join us at the May PTO Meeting (Monday, May 8th at 6:30 PM in the Library – childcare is FREE for all preschool age children and older)!

Join us as our Rachel Peterson, Library and Technology Specialists presents our Prairie View Technology Update and give Internet safety tips. We will also be discussing our 2017 ScienceFest event, our Fall 2017 APEX Fun Run Fundraiser and electing our 2017-18 PTO Executive Board (nominations as follows). Please join us at this Monday’s meeting to elect and support next year’s PTO board! Note that additional nominations may be made from the floor at that time.

President – Sarah Green
Vice President – Jessica Folsom
Secretary – Tracy Curtis
Co-Treasurer – Cara Spink
Co-Treasurer – Brynian Stewart
Fundraising Coordinator – Paige Agidius
Volunteer Coordinator – Sarah Kingrey

There will not be any grant requests heard … WE’RE OUT OF GRANT MONEY! Yay! Your PTO dollars at work – ask YOUR grade level how PTO supported your students this school year!

Thank you for your continued support of Prairie View PTO. We are able to do great things for our Prairie View students and staff due to your generous support!

May
05

Save the Date: Sciencefest 2017 – June 1st

Save the Date for ScienceFest 2017! This Open House will be held Thursday, June 1st from 6-8 PM at Prairie View Elementary.

In addition to our event, we are excited to be adding a college/career fair focusing on jobs in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. We have invited our local colleges to attend and host a booth in the gym for students to visit. Families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and see science projects as well as visiting booths in the gym. We are inviting any parents who have a job in one of the STEM fields to host a booth as well in our gym. Students would be able to visit the different colleges and careers and learn more about them.

If you are interested in having a booth at the event, please read more in the ScienceFest 2017 Information Letter or you can contact Kellie Nixon (kellie.nixon@mead354.org) or Kim Wolfe (kim.wolfe@mead354.org).

See you on Thursday June 1st for ScienceFest!

May
05

MoMMA Art Show This Thursday! May 11th at 6 PM

Our MoMMA Art Show (Moms of Magnificent Marvelous Prairie View Artists) is a Spring evening event dedicated just for students and their Moms (or special guests). Taken from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the art show is a way for all of our PV artists to show off their amazing talents.

In collaboration with our Art-a-Baloo program, this year’s theme is Finding Art in Children’s Literature. Our student artwork will include artwork that reflects principles and elements of art based on children’s books! Please join us this Thursday, May 11th at 6 PM for local author illustrator, Dana Lind. The Art Gallery Open House will begin at 6:30 PM!

May
05

Art Program Donations Needed

Do you love the art that your student brings home? The projects that they rave about after they’ve done them that day at school? We do too. Check out the amazing Art-A-Baloo Crew Blog for just a taste of the great creative learning that each grade level enjoys on a monthly basis!

Our Art Committee loves teaching art to our Prairie View students. Art is a brain break in an otherwise curriculum heavy day of reading, math and science and the kids love having our parent volunteers work with them on their masterpieces. But we need your help to keep this program at our school. We are currently facing a dwindling art supply closet that needs some serious replenishing for the upcoming school year! We are currently working with a budget of only $1.50 per student for the entire year, and with the increase in art supply costs, this just isn’t enough to get our supplies back to where we need them for 2017-18. Many of our Art Committee Coordinators and Docents are donating not only their time, but financially to sustain this program. So we’re hoping that you can take a minute at MoMMA to pledge your time and/or financial support to our art program for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

While primarily an event for moms and their students to just come and enjoy artwork, our MoMMA Art Show is also a time that you can become a patron of the Prairie View Art-a-Baloo program. Your generous contributions at the show, or with the online donation form (linked here on our website) will directly benefit this program. In addition to “purchasing” your favorite artist’s work, it’s our hope that your financial donation will be used to purchase basic supplies for each artist: A tray of watercolor paints, a set of oil pastels, a set of white erasers and ultra-fine point and fine point Sharpies (approximately $10 per student retail). Since we hope to buy in bulk and be able to use our buying power to get the best deals, we are asking that you consider a financial donation of $5 per student. You can also become a PV Art Patron for a donation of $20 or more! Receive special recognition by our Prairie View staff and a special mention on our PTO website and social media.

Thank you for your consideration of this request. We look forward to bringing your student quality instruction with the supplies necessary to create beautiful masterpieces!

MoMMA Art Donation Form

We understand busy schedules. We also know how much time your artist spent on their show-worthy MoMMA submission. Even if you can't make it, you can "purchase" your student's artwork and we will add a SOLD sticker to their masterpiece! All donations directly benefit the Prairie View Art-a-Baloo program! Your donation is also tax deductible (30-0408530). Thank you for your generosity!
  • Suggested donation amount of $5.00 per student. Become a Prairie View Art Patron for a donation of $20 or more!

May
05

Community Input Form – May 16 at Farwell Elementary at 6 PM

May
05

Yearbook Orders Due Back to School 5/10

Yearbooks are now on sale! Order forms went home with students this week and there are extras in the office. ALL orders are due by Wednesday May 10th.

May
05

Prairie View Honored with State Award

Prairie View Elementary is a 2016 Washington Achievement Award recipient. Principal Irene Gonzales along with teachers from our school, were honored with an Achievement Gap Award at a special awards ceremony hosted by ESD101 on May 5th.

Apr
30

Finding Art in Children’s Literature – MoMMA 2017

Our MoMMA Art Show (Moms of Magnificent Marvelous Prairie View Artists) is a Spring evening event dedicated just for students and their Moms (or special guests). Taken from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the art show is a way for all of our PV artists to show off their amazing talents.

In collaboration with our Art-a-Baloo program, this year’s theme is Finding Art in Children’s Literature. Our student artwork will include artwork that reflects principles and elements of art based on children’s books! Please join us on Thursday, May 11th at 6 PM for local author illustrator, Dana Lind. The Art Gallery Open House will begin at 6:30 PM!

In order to support the Prairie View Art program (and if you are so inclined), you may “purchase” your student’s artwork at the show (all donations directly benefit the Prairie View Art-a-Baloo programming). Aren’t able to attend? You are welcome to make your donation via PayPal or credit card (all donations are tax deductible) – the form can be found on our website with this post)! All donations directly benefit the Prairie View Art-a-Baloo program – thank you for your generosity!

MoMMA Art Donation Form

We understand busy schedules. We also know how much time your artist spent on their show-worthy MoMMA submission. Even if you can't make it, you can "purchase" your student's artwork and we will add a SOLD sticker to their masterpiece! All donations directly benefit the Prairie View Art-a-Baloo program! Your donation is also tax deductible (30-0408530). Thank you for your generosity!
  • Suggested donation amount of $5.00 per student. Become a Prairie View Art Patron for a donation of $20 or more!

 

Apr
14

MSD News and Events

FREE Immunization Clinic at Farwell Elementary School (13005 N. Crestline) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 3:30-6 pm. This clinic is offered by the district in partnership with Spokane Regional Health District and Medical Reserve Corps of Eastern Washington.


Presented by our CTE Department, “Most Likely to Succeed”, a 2015 documentary on the topic of school, will be shown on Wednesday, April 19 at Mt. Spokane High School. Doors open to this free event at 6 pm. This 90-minute, critically acclaimed film is Event #7 in our winter/spring STEM Forward Tour. Most Likely to Succeed inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing.

Click here to let us know if you plan to attend. Even if you are not 100% sure please let us know you are a “maybe”. Click here to watch the trailer for this inspiring and thought-provoking documentary.


Eye 4 Art 2017 – April 22 @ Mead High School. This annual Mead School District event, featuring student art work, a make & take booth, live music and a local artist demo & showcase, will be Saturday, April 22 from noon-5 pm at Mead High School. Admission: K-6 grade free, 7-12 grade $2, adults $5, family $15, Mead SD employees free.


STEM Summer Camps. Once again this summer the Mead School District will offer STEM Camps for current 4th – 8th grade students, plus a Culinary Arts Camp for 4th – 6th graders. Camp dates have been established and the registration window will open in mid-May. To help with summer planning a list of Summer STEM Camps 2017 is linked here. We are still working on cost and other details, which will be finalized prior to opening the registration window in mid-May. Questions? Please email msdstem@mead354.org.

Apr
14

Nominations for 2017-18 PTO Executive Board

Nominations for the 2017-18 PTO Executive Board have been received as follows:

President – Sarah Green
Vice President – Jessica Folsom
Secretary – Tracy Curtis
Co-Treasurer – Cara Spink
Co-Treasurer – Brynian Stewart
Fundraising Coordinator – Paige Agidius
Volunteer Coordinator – Sarah Kingrey

Please join us at the May 8th PTO meeting to elect and support next year’s PTO board! Note that additional nominations may be made from the floor at that time.

Apr
14

MoMMA: Finding Art in Children’s Literature

For more information on our Spring Art Show, and to volunteer to assist, please visit this link!

Apr
14

Save the Date: ScienceFest June 1st from 6-8 PM

Save the Date for ScienceFest 2017! This Open House will be held Thursday, June 1st from 6-8 PM at Prairie View Elementary.

In addition to our event, we are excited to be adding a college/career fair focusing on jobs in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. We have invited our local colleges to attend and host a booth in the gym for students to visit. Families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and see science projects as well as visiting booths in the gym. We are inviting any parents who have a job in one of the STEM fields to host a booth as well in our gym. Students would be able to visit the different colleges and careers and learn more about them.

If you are interested in having a booth at the event, please read more in the ScienceFest 2017 Information Letter or you can contact Kellie Nixon (kellie.nixon@mead354.org) or Kim Wolfe (kim.wolfe@mead354.org).

See you on Thursday June 1st for ScienceFest!

Apr
14

May Days Events for Kids at the North Spokane Library

Keep kids busy at the library this spring with art, building, games, Finch Robots, LEGO bricks, Pokémon cards, Star Wars Day, and Rube Goldberg Machines. There’s so much to do! Find a May Days Event at our North Spokane Public Library by clicking on the link!

Apr
14

SBA Testing Schedule

3rd-5th Grade Families: Please view the entire Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule for Prairie View students by clicking the linked document.

6th Grade Prairiewood Families: There will be a Parent Information Night (hosted by Miss Pecka) on Wednesday, April 19th at 7 PM in Portable 3. The following overview of the Smarter Balanced Test will be covered:

Tour the math assessment using WCAP
Review math skills on the assessment
Learn how to help prepare your child
Sign up for tutoring dates prior to the assessment

All Families: Please make every effort to have your student in attendance on testing days. Thank you for your assistance!

Apr
07

PTO Meeting and SBA Testing Schedule This Monday!

Please join us at the April PTO Meeting (Monday, April 10th at 6:30 PM in the Library – childcare is FREE for all preschool age children and older)!

Join us as our staff presents test tips and suggestions for the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment, along with the testing schedule for grades 3-5. We will also be discussing the upcoming PTO Elections and our 2017 ScienceFest event. Additionally, we will be voting on the following grant requests:

Grant Request 1: Amount of Proposed Expense from 3rd Grade (Suzanne Bofenkamp) – $600
Description of Proposed Expense: We would like to visit the MAC museum with our third grade students.
How does this potential purchase directly enhance learning for PV students? There are several exhibits that would enhance our social studies Native American unit.
How many Prairie View students will benefit from this potential purchase? 117

Grant Request 2: Amount of Proposed Expense from 4th Grade (Tracy Jordan) – $1,000
Description of Proposed Expense: We would like to take the fourth graders to the Sierra Silver Mine in Wallace, Idaho for a tour of the mine given by a retired miner. The amount we are requesting is for the cost of the bus.
How does this potential purchase directly enhance learning for PV students? This extended learning opportunity connects to our reading curriculum and to our FOSS science kits. Students will have a chance to make connections to various landforms from our region, hear from a retired miner about the silver/gold rush that brought an influx of people to this area and hear how electricity enhanced the mining operation.
How many Prairie View students will benefit from this potential purchase? Approximately 130 students

Grant Request 3: Amount of Proposed Expense from Music Department (Lisa Martin) $130
Description of Proposed Expense: 
Subscription to Music K-8 that begins September 2017 and runs through May 2018. This subscription includes magazine and mp3 audio files and printable music resources.
How does this potential purchase directly enhance learning for PV students? 
This is a valuable resource when it comes to planning the Winter Extravaganza as well as other classroom music lessons. Music doesn’t have any official district curriculum so this subscription helps supplement the music program to meet music standards. It contains original music and performance parts for all grade levels and has been used in the past every year by my teaching partner. She is retiring so I want to make sure I have the current subscription available to me so I can plan accordingly for future events and programs.
How many Prairie View students will benefit from this potential purchase? 
All 1st-5th grade students

Thank you for your continued support of Prairie View PTO! We are able to do great things for our Prairie View students and staff due to your generous support!

Apr
07

Thank You to our Volunteers!

Thank you to our March PTO volunteers – we appreciate all of your assistance with Community Reads, our Spring Book Fair and our annual Grandparents Day!

A special thank you to the following coordinators: Jen Schmidt (Community Reads), Sarah Kingrey and Rachel Peters (Book Fair) and Beckie Selby (Grandparents Day)!

Apr
07

Save the Date: MoMMA Art Show!

For more information on our Spring Art Show, and to volunteer to assist, please visit this link!

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