Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mass e-mail

Yesterday in an attempt to send an e-mail to our Prairieland families to remind everyone about the Rusty May Bullying presentation on September 29 and the early out for Homecoming on Friday at 1:45, I inadvertently sent e-mails to every student in Unit 5.  We now have the problem fixed for any future mass e-mails, but it did create a lot of confusion yesterday and I apologize for that. 

Just to reiterate the message:
  • The RSVPs for the Rusty May Bullying dinner/presentation were due today, but we will still accept them tomorrow. 
  • We will dismiss at 1:45 on Friday for the Normal Community West Homecoming parade.  It should also be noted that this year we will also dismiss for the Normal Community Homecoming parade on October 15- also at 1:45. 
As always- please contact me with questions or concerns!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


We had our first PIECE meeting of the year on September 14. We were very excited to have a number of new families in attendance! We have several announcements to share from the meeting:

• We will be having an additional meeting to discuss the budget and elect a secretary on Monday, October 4 at 6:30 in room 29 in the 4th/5th grade commons.

• We have an opening for a new secretary for this school year. At this time we have several members who are interested in filling the opening, and we will be presenting the candidates and conducting an election at the October 4 meeting. If you have not yet expressed an interest in the position and would like to, please e-mail Board President Lisa Albaugh ( by September 20.

• Please note also that we will not be combining a meeting with Cougar Pride Night on October 5. We will have a meeting on October 12 with Dr. Niehaus as our guest speaker. We will alternate business meetings with guest speakers each month.

Thank you for your strong support of our school!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Curriculum night and updates

It was great to see so many of you at Curriculum Night!  I hope you learned lots of things about your child's classroom and that you now have a good picture of what the year holds for our Prairieland Cougars.  I have especially enjoyed meeting all of our Prairieland families.  Please be sure to stop and introduce yourself any time you see me around or when you are in the office.

I have a couple of announcements about changes/additions to our calendar in the next month or so that I would like to share:

  • September 14- We will have a very informal Club Night before the PIECE meeting.  The Club Night will be in the Multi-Purpose room from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm and will include the following:  Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Craft Club (K and 1st only), Chess Club, Gardening Club and Cooking Club.  The PIECE meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.
  • October 5- On our original calendar, this was listed as Open House/PIECE meeting w/ a visit from Dr. Niehaus.  The PIECE meeting/visit from Dr. Niehaus will be moved to October 12 at 6:30 pm.
I hope you are all having a positive start to the year.  The kids have been doing a wonderful job at school, and our staff has very exciting plans for the year!  Please know that your children are in good hands with our wonderful staff!