Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Prairie Mountain Elementary Library!

At the Book Fair, you’ll find the latest and finest titles for kids as well as books of interest to parents. You can contribute books to your child’s classroom library as well. Mark your calendar so the whole family can join in the fun!

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017—7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017—7:40 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017—7:40 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


¡Feria Del Libro!

Martes, 5 diciembre:7:40 de la mañana a 2:40 de la tarde

Miércoles, 6 de diciembre:7:40 de la mañana a 8:00 de la tarde

Jueves, 7 de diciembre: 7:40 de la mañana a 7:00 de la tarde

Biblioteca de grados K-5

¡Sus compras benefician a nuestra escuela!

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Prairie Mountain Spirit Week!

  • Monday, 12/11 – Crazy Shoe/Sock Day. Wear crazy shoes and/or socks.
  • Tuesday, 12/12 – Sports Team/Prairie Mountain Pride Day. Wear the shirt or jersey for your favorite sports team or your Prairie Mountain gear.
  • Wednesday, 12/13 – Character Day. Dress up as your favorite superhero or favorite character from a book or movie.
  • Thursday, 12/14 –
    • K-5 Elementary – Crazy Hair/Hat Day. Yes, you may wear hats on this day!
    • 6-8 Middle School – Throwback Thursday. Style your clothing and hair from the 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s!
  • Friday, 12/15 – Color Competition Day. Each grade wears a different color.
    • Kindergarten: wear yellow
    • 1st: wear pink
    • 2nd: wear red
    • 3rd: wear orange
    • 4th: wear white
    • 5th: wear green
    • 6th: wear blue
    • 7th: wear purple
    • 8th: wear black

Please remember to review the Prairie Mountain Dress Code in our student handbook when selecting your spirit week attire.

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Save the Date! December

Nov. 30—Last day of Trimester 1. K-5 PRIDE Assembly
Dec. 1—Grading Day (No School)

Dec. 5 Inventor Research Project Due
Dec. 6—Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3pm-8pm (No Homework Club)
Dec. 7—Dismissal at 11:10 a.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences from 12pm-7pm (No Homework Club)
Dec. 8—Inservice Day (No School)
Dec. 12—Winter Band Concert, WHS Powers Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 15—Middle School Social

30 de noviembre—Último día del Trimestre 1. K-5 Asamblea de PRIDE (ORGULLO)
1 de diciembre—Día de calificación (No hay clases)
6 de diciembre— Conferencias de Padres / Maestros de 3 pm-8pm (No hay Club de Tareas)
7 de diciembre—Salida a las 11:10 a.m. Conferencias de Padres / Maestros de 12 p.m. a 7 p.m. (No hay Club de Tareas)
8 de diciembre—No hay clases
12 de diciembre—Concierto de invierno para las bandas, WHS Powers Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
15 de diciembre—-Social/baile de grados 6-8, Ultimo dia de clases de 2017.

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Inventor Research Project

Information about the inventor research project was included in Tuesday folders on November 21.

Third graders in room #11 have been learning all about the lives of different inventors and how their inventions helped people. We have discussed the important character traits an inventor must have to be successful. We have read several biographies of famous inventors.

Now, it is time for students to use their research skills to learn more about an inventor. Students will find information about the person’s life, their inventions, their accomplishments, and their legacy. We will have time to do some research in class, but the majority of the research and completion of the report will need to be completed at home. Library books, encyclopedias, and kid friendly internet sites are great sources for research. I have a list of kid friendly internet sites on our class website under student resources.

After completion of the research, students will summarize their findings to fill out the inventor pennate. In addition to the required information, please encourage your student to write neatly. The project requirements are included in the rubric. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Final Inventor Project Due: December 5th  

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FREE Breakfast!

Prairie Mountain Families, please remember there is no school Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.

The November School Breakfast Challenge has started! Throughout November we will have random prizes, hot chocolate days, new menu items, and both individual and class competitions to encourage more students to take advantage of our free breakfast.

This is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure 100% of Prairie Mountain students get a great start with breakfast.

School breakfast has been FREE for all students since 2005 and it starts at 7:40 every day for studentsi n grades K-5 and at 7:35 a.m. daily for students in grades 6-8. Click here for the November menu.

Prairie Mountain also has an opportunity to win cash and prizes in the statewide School Breakfast Challenge.

Immunization Results
Under a new state law we are required to share our school and the County’s immunization rates with you twice a year.


El Desafío del Desayuno Escolar de noviembre

Familias de Prairie Mountain, Quisieramos recordarles que este viernes, 10 de noviembre es el Dia de Veteranos y no hay clases.

¡El Desafío del Desayuno Escolar de noviembre ha comenzado! Durante noviembre tendremos premios al azar, días de chocolate caliente, nuevos elementos de menú y competencias individuales y de clase para alentar a más estudiantes a aprovechar nuestro desayuno gratis.

Esta es la comida más importante del día y queremos asegurarnos de que el 100% de los alumnos de Prairie Mountain tengan un excelente comienzo con el desayuno.

El desayuno escolar ha sido GRATUITO para todos los estudiantes desde 2005 y comienza a las 7:40 a.m. en los grados K-5 y a las 7:35 a. m. en los grados 6-8 todos los días. Haga clic aquí para el menú de noviembre.

Además, Prairie Mountain tiene la oportunidad de ganar fondos y premios en el Desafío de desayuno escolar en todo el estado.

Resultados de la inmunización
Bajo una nueva ley estatal estamos obligados a compartir nuestra las tasas de vacunación de nuestra escuela y del condado usted dos veces al año.

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Save the Date! November

11/1 – Talent Show Permission Slips due

11/3 – Popcorn Day

11/10 – No School, Veteran’s Day Observed

11/11 – Veteran’s Day

11/14 – PTO Meeting @ 6pm-7pm, Elementary Library

11/16 – Picture Retake Day

11/16 – Talent Show @ 6:30pm, Caforium

11/17 – Popcorn Day

11/22 – No School, Budget Reduction Day

11/23 – No School, Thanksgiving

11/24 – No School

11/28 – Books Orders due

11/30 – Last Day of Trimester #1

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Rocket Math

We started multiplication Rocket Math today. Rocket Math is our math fact fluency-building program. What should students do at home with Rocket Math?

  1. Students should verbally practice around the edge for two minutes. They should say the whole problem out loud (example: “4×2=8”) and have an adult listening to them and correcting them immediately if they make a mistake. If they make a mistake, they “repeat 3, go back 3” so they come back to practice that problem again right away.
  2. Next, students should be timed for one minute inside of the box, writing down their answers and stopping when the timer goes off.

These sheets do not need to be returned to school. I hope students will spend time practicing basic math facts at home, but I am not checking these in as homework.

We do this same routine with partners in class before we do the timing. The verbal rehearsal, immediate correction when a mistake is made, and consistent practice of math facts is very important to student success and mastery.

Every student has their own personal goal for Rocket Math. If a student does not meet their goal for the day, you will know because they will bring home a sheet to practice that has one side completed from in class and one side blank to do at home. If a student does meet their goal for the day, you will know because they will bring home a sheet to practice that is blank on both sides.

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Today in math, we started lesson 4 learning about the meaning of division. We learned that in division, we are given the total and are either figuring out the number of groups or the size of group. We also learned that division is like the opposite of multiplication. Home letters about lesson 4 were in Tuesday folders last week. Visit the “Ready Math” part of our website for the interactive tutorials for lesson 4.

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Picture Day




Tomorrow, October 10, Lifetouch studios will have photographers in our gym on Tuesday for school pictures. The easiest way to pay for your pictures is online at  Our picture day ID is: LO417173YO. If you do not wish to pay online,  please send the order envelope with exact amount of payment to school with your student on picture day. Please note; the photographer is not able to make change. Late payments will be accepted online only up to 48 hours after picture day.

If you student is absent on Tuesday, our retake day is Thursday, November 16th. Flyers will be sent  home prior to retake day.

NOTE: Our class will be taking pictures BEFORE we leave for the field trip.

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Bethel Farm Field Trip

Tomorrow, October 10th is our Farm-to-School field trip to Bethel Farm from 9am-12pm.

Things to Remember:

  • We will not have snack time, so students should eat a filling breakfast.
  • Please pack your child a lunch, unless you indicated lunch from school on the form.
  • Students should dress in long pants and wear layers on top, including a rain jacket (just in case) if they have one. Wear clothes that are okay to get a little dirty.
  • Students should wear comfortable shoes that they don’t mind getting dirty. Please no sandals or flip-flops tomorrow.
  • Students will only have spelling homework tomorrow.

If I sent you an email confirming that you are chaperoning, please come to school at 8:45am, check in at the office, and then head down to our classroom.

Thank you!

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