FAQ

What is the best way to find out about upcoming school events?

  • School Website: www.prairievale.org (you're there!)
  • School Messenger
  • Facebook Page
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/prairievale
  • "The Flip Side" and Monthly Lunch Menu
  • School Marquee
  • Emails from principal and teachers
  • Monday "Antler Alert" Smore newsletter email
  • Monthly/weekly teacher newsletters
  • Backpack flyers

Email updates are also sent frequently as well as notifications on Facebook.

The PTO meetings are another great way to get information. The meeting days/times will be included on the calendar in the newsletter.

What is the outdoor classroom?
The outdoor classroom is a volunteer project from concept to completion, even including the maintenance of it! It is located at the North end of the playground. It has a variety of plants that are marked with information to help students learn to identify and understand a little bit about various types of plant life. There is a pathway leading all throughout the area with a “lookout platform” for additional fun.

Use of the outdoor classroom is at the discretion of each teacher. Some may use it as a creative way to present certain learning, or maybe as a reward for certain achievements.


What is Antler Alert?
Antler Alert is our all school assembly held each Friday at 8:45 a.m. in the gym. This event gives us an opportunity to come together to sing, celebrate special events and to recognize special achievements.

During this time, students are recognized for math and reading achievements based on the Math Facts and Classics Club to name a few.

One student or a group of students from each class are recognized with a "Special Clap" for a particularly nice gesture or accomplishment.

Parents are encouraged to attend. This is another place to learn about some of the school activities.  This activity is on hold due to health and safety precautions.

Where do students go in the morning when they arrive between 8:30 and 8:55?
If you transport your child to school, you can follow the traffic line through the front circle drive to drop them off in front of the building.

From there, the students walk through the building to their rooms.  One grade level per day will be allowed on the playground due to safety and health measures.

If your child rides the bus to school he will be dropped off in the bus circle on the North side of the building.


How does my child know where to go when school is dismissed?
In an effort to reduce the chaos of the rush hour, we dismiss the bus rider to the gym first, then “car riders, and day care riders”.  Teachers go through all dismissal procedures with their students in the first few weeks of school.  There are also certified staff on duty to help with the process.

If you pick your child up from school, be sure to follow the carline procedures that have been sent home.


For safety reasons, children are NOT allowed to walk through the parking lot without a parent. This also applies to morning drop off.

Where is the lost and found located?
In the hallway between the office and the cafeteria. It is often full of jackets/coats and lunch boxes. Please be sure to have your student check it for lost items.

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