Principal’s Message 10-15-18
Parking Lot changes!
To improve safety for our student walkers and bicycle riders, we are making adjustments to our back parking lot. If you enter or exit the Prairie Knolls campus through the back parking lot that leads to the neighborhood, please be advised that effective Monday, October 15, the new gate to this area will be locked. All entrance to and exit from Prairie Knolls will be through Nesler road. **This will not affect the drop-off or pick-up routine.**
PKMS/CMS PTO Marathon is on!
The Marathon, a combined effort between our P.E. classes and our PTO organization, is underway! This is the one fundraiser that our PTO offers to raise money for both Prairie Knolls and Central Middle School. Please consider supporting the efforts of our students as they run to raise money. To learn more about The Marathon, click on the link below:
S.T.A.R. Club collecting funds for Hurricane Florence victims.
PKMS wants to help people affected by Hurricane Florence. Our S.T.A.R. Club (Students That Accept Responsibility) is organizing a school-wide fundraising effort to assist victims of Hurricane Florence in the Southeast. Just as we did with Hurricane Harvey, we are collecting money, which will be donated to Feeding America’s Hurricane Relief fund. Feeding America is a nation-wide network of food banks providing domestic relief to those in hunger. During catastrophic events, such as hurricanes, Feeding America supports relief efforts by leveraging funds and food product from their network. Through the provision of funds, instead of product (such as collecting food, water and other bulky items), we are able to do three things:
- provide support immediately to the larger, coordinated effort,
- avoid the financial and logistical issues surrounding the transportation and staging of physical product, and
- support the local economy through the purchasing of product from local business communities that have been hard hit.
Students can bring in monetary donations to their first period teacher. If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to PKMS, and write Hurricane Florence in the memo line. At the conclusion of our fund drive, all money will be donated directly to Feeding America to provide much needed food and water. Thank you, in advance, for your support of our students providing assistance to others!
The Harlem Wizards are coming back to District #301!
The Harlem Wizards will be at Central High School on Wednesday, October 17th, to take on staff and administrators in a charity basketball game to raise money for the Central Education Foundation. Come on out to cheer on your school’s teachers and principals and support this organization that gives so much back to the students of District #301. For more information, see below:
7th and 8th Grade Trip announcement:
Looking for PKMS Spirit Wear? Look no further than your PTO!
The PKMS/CMS PTO is has organized a spirit wear sale through BSN sports. All of the items are high quality material and emblazoned with your school logo to show pride in your school. Orders can be placed and paid for online, with delivery to PKMS. Click on the link below to access the order form and the order code
Monday, October 15, 2018: Board of Education meeting at 6:00 p.m. at CMS
Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Picture re-takes
Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Winter sport pictures; 3:00 — 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 26, 2018: End of Quarter 1.
Monday, November 05, 2018: PTO meeting at 6:15 p.m. at PKMS
Thursday, November 08, 2018: 1/2-day School Improvement Day; Students dismissed at 11:15 a.m.
Friday, November 09, 2018: Teacher Institute Day; NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE.