PKMS Principal’s Message 02-24-20
PKMS “Pack the Place” this Tuesday!
Join us this Tuesday, February 25th, to “Pack the Place” as the PKMS Falcons take on DeKalb Huntley Middle School at 4:00 p.m. Students wearing PKMS or Central Spirit Wear will receive raffle tickets for great prizes! Come out and help us cheer on our Girls Basketball team!
Middle School “Jazz Café” this Wednesday!
The Middle School Jazz Program is hosting its first ever Jazz Café! The Jazz bands from both CMS and PKMS will be performing. Student tickets will be free. Adult tickets will be $1 each. All proceeds will go directly to the Middle School Jazz Program. There will be a variety of beverages and food items for sale to enjoy while watching our students perform. Join us for a fun night filled with good food and great jazz music Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm in the PKMS Cafeteria.
7th Grade Social Studies needs volunteers!
Thursday, February 27th is Constitution Day at Prairie Knolls! Almost all 7th grade students will start their day by taking the Constitution Test that they have been working so hard to prepare for. Following the exam, students will work to finalize their political party speeches and then hear from the 7th grade Presidential candidates that we have narrowed down throughout this unit. At the very end of this half day, students will be allowed to vote for a 7th grade Constitution Day President. In an attempt to keep this process as authentic as possible, there will be various voting locations around PK and students must find their assigned polling place in order to vote. To help with this process, we are hoping that several parents can come in and act as election officials! Election officials will just be making sure students are at the right polling place and directing them into a voting booth. The voting process itself should only take about 20-25 minutes.
Voting is set to begin at 10:40, so we would like parents here from 10:15-11:15 AM on February 27.
If you are willing and able to come help with this activity, please email 7Red Social Studies teacher Lindsay Melvin (previously Smith) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parent volunteers will need to arrive about 15 minutes early, sign in, and provide a driver’s license, or StateID, to be scanned through our Hall Pass Visitor Management system.
Thank you for your support of our PKMS Constitution Day!
PKMS presents “Annie Jr.”
Prairie Knolls Middle School is presenting “Annie Jr.” as its Spring Play. This is a middle school adaptation of the well-known story of Annie and her efforts to foil the schemes of Miss Hannigan and her brother Rooster. Performances are Friday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 7th at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 at the door and all performances take place at Central Middle School, located at 44W303 Plato Road.
Girls on the Run sign up — Register by March 6th!
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a program specifically designed for middle school girls to learn more about themselves and develop life skills through active participation with other girls. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity; registration closes by Friday, March 6th. If you are interested in participating in this program, please click on the links below to download program flyers:
Girls On The Run Recruitment Flyer (English)
Wake Up Call presentation at CHS.
Parents, grandparents, guardians and staff are invited to attend Wake Up Call, an eye-opening presentation taking place on Tuesday, March 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Central High School.
Central District 301 is pleased to bring back this drug awareness presentation featuring a life-size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The Wake Up Call bedroom identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. The goal of the presentation is to educate parents and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse.
In addition to learning about the various hiding spots and items that may indicate use, audience members will learn about the signs and symptoms associated with alcohol and drug abuse, as well as parenting strategies that can help reduce the chances of substance abuse. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get a closer look at the items located in the bedroom.
This presentation is for adults only (21 years of age and older). This event is open to anyone in the area and is not restricted to the District 301 community.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register for this free event, please visit: https://wakeupcallcentral.eventbrite.com.
Wake Up Call is provided by Your Choice to Live, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and support.
Click here to view the event flyer.
School Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.
On Tuesday, February 18th, the Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Click on the link below to access this calendar:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020: PKMS Pack The Place
Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Jazz Café at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Thursday, February 27, 2020: SIP ½-day; 11:15 a.m. student dismissal
Thursday, February 27, 2020: Constitution Day at PKMS!
Friday, February 28, 2020: Teacher Institute Day – No student attendance
Monday, March 02, 2020: PTO mtg. at 6:15 p.m. at PKMS
Tuesday, March 03, 2020: “Wake Up Call” at 6:30 p.m. at CHS
Friday, March 06, 2020: “Annie Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. at CMS
Saturday, March 07, 2020: “Annie Jr. at 1:00 p.m. at CMS
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. at PKMS gym
Thursday, March 12, 2020: Chorus Concert at 7:00 p.m. at PKMS gym
Friday, March 13, 2020: Student Council Dance 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 2020: End of Quarter 3
Monday, March 16, 2020: Board of Education mtg. at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020: Parent-Teacher Conference 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 2020: ½-day student attendance; dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
Friday, March 27, 2020: Spring Break begins at 2:50 p.m.
Monday, April 06, 2020: Spring Break ends at 8:12 a.m.