Prairie Elementary School

Prairie Elementary School


Good morning Prairie Elementary! Today is Wednesday, May 27, 2020. It's going to be another sunny day, with a high of 81°. 🌞😎 We have Kylie here to lead us in The Pledge on her 7th birthday! 🎈😊 Happy Birthday Kylie!!! 🎂🦄🎂🦄🎂🦄 We hope you have a most wonderful day and enjoy every minute of it!! 😁❤🤟
Good morning Prairie Elementary! We hope that you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, the weather was beautiful! Yesterday was a day to remember and honor our fallen heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 🇺🇸 Today, the best way for us to express our gratitude to these heroes is to live our lives with respect and integrity, never taking our freedom for granted. Kace will now lead us in The Pledge of Allegiance. 🇺🇸 Thank you, Kace! ❤🤍💙❤🤍💙❤🤍💙
Good Morning Prairie Elementary!!! 🌞 Happy Friday! 😁 There is no school on Monday, May 25, 2020 in honor of Memorial Day. 🇺🇲 Memorial Day is a federal holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring and mourning the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Did you know? The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event, beginning in the year 2000, that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States of America. Kelsey Martin will now lead us in The Pledge of Allegiance.
My daughter just came off 2 16 hour shifts & I /grandma can't get my granddaughter online for her class with Ms Blystone. Can someone please help me out?
Thank you to all the teachers and staff!!
Has anyone else received a p EBT card in the mail and are having trouble making the pain and activating your card?
So employer is need something proving children are out of school. We all know MI schools are closed, but how can I get something for 2 children? (Ex. Transcript etc)
Can someone please give me info on the IEP’s scheduled for April 1,2020. I know school is closed but is the school still continuing as planned to hold meetings? I don’t even think you had time to test my son to see where he is at. That was already signed and needed to be done for his 3 year review Before April 1, On his scheduled IEP Re-evaluation. So now where do we stand because his testing was not completed. If I’m correct you have 14 days to from April 1,2020 to get this taken care of. So now where do we stand?
Is 100th day on tuesday now?
Where do I go to get supply list for 5th graders??
Made salt dough and gingerbread ornaments with room 14. Fun for all the kids!
I looked on the bus pickup schedule and did not see my sons drop off address. can someone please tell me what bus is dropping kids off at Friendly Village in the afternoons?

Part of the Adrian Public School District, Prairie Elementary School offers a premier educational experience from young 5's kindergarten through 5th grade.

Prairie Elementary School provides a top-quality, well-rounded educational experience for its students. In addition to the most current practices in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies; students at Prairie also enjoy enhanced learning opportunities through one of our specials classes each day. Specials classes include Art, Music, Physical Education, Spanish and Technology Other Prairie Points of Pride are: *Guided Reading is offered Kindergarten through 4th grade. Students are put into groups according to their reading levels and are taught lessons that are directed to their particular reading level. *Prairie Elementary provides educational experiences for students who are cognitively impaired for grades kindergarten through 5th grade. *Prairie Elementary was recently named an Award School! This was calculated in part by test scores, attendance, and many other factors! Way to go Prairie students and staff!

Mission: The mission of Prairie Elementary School in partnership with parents and community members is to provide a safe, respectful, responsible, and nurturing environment, in which each student achieves success, is respected and valued to become a lifelong learner and contributing member of society in a changing world.

Last weeks Prize winners!! Great job everyone! Keep working hard.

A great big "WAY TA GO" to Noah Myers & MacKenzie Miller for being this weeks "Students of the Week" Both Noah and MacKenzie have tried so hard to stick with a routine. Also, a big ol "WAY TO GO" to the moms of both these kiddos for making learning important!!!

Please click on the school board meeting link to hear updates to our funding, potential learning plans for this upcoming school year, and the latest update on the Garfield school property.

Click on link to hear a 20 minute update on School Funding, CARES Act Funds, Fall 2020 Learning Plan Update, and Garfield Property Sale.

Fresh Produce Boxes as part of this week’s meal pick up. At Drager, AHS, and Michener today from 10:30 to 12:30.

Adrian Schools Educational Foundation : News & Events : Outstanding Alumni & Teacher/Mentor Awards

Dear Maple Families,
This fall the Adrian Schools Educational Foundation and the Adrian High School Alumni Association will honor outstanding teachers and mentors and outstanding graduates of Adrian Public Schools. We need your help! Please consider nominating deserving individuals for these awards.
The Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes teachers, coaches, administrators, and support personnel of Adrian Public Schools. Previous recipients have all demonstrated excellence in their profession, gone above and beyond the normal expectations, and made a positive difference for students.
The Outstanding Alumni Award honors APS graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers and/or service to their community and country.
Nominations for both awards are due on June 8, 2020 and can be found at

Please contact the ASEF/Alumni Office at [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to reading your nominations!
Stay Safe and Go Maples!
Adrian Schools Educational Foundation
Supporting Adrian students since 1987

(517) 263-2911
785 Riverside Ave Ste 2
Adrian, MI 49221 2019 Outstanding Alumni and Teacher/Mentors: Jason Lucius (AHS), Mari Alvarez (Lincoln), The Royal Coachmen (Rick Coscarelli '65, John “Rick” Betz '66, Doug Hickman '66, Jeff Worman '66, Bob Cantu '66), Tanya Smith (AHS), Laura Erpelding Cox '82, Dave Loop '62

Prairie Prize Patrol here....we have our winners for this week.

Stuffed animal- Kylie Salenbien
Back pack of school supplies- Natalie Dunning
Small boogie board- Nickolas Butts
Art Set- Noah Spieth
Kindle Fire- Carly Ferguson

Congratulations!! Keep up the great work Prairie. We had a lot more than we did last week. So let’s see if we can get more participation next week!!

Due to the holiday weekend...Prairie Prize Patrol will be by later this week!!

The teachers nominated one student for Student of the Week! We chose one student from Y5-2 and one student from 3-5. Here are the Students of the Week for May 18th!!

Y5-2: Noah Myers
3-5: Mackenzie Miller

Due to the holiday weekend, Prairie Prize Patrol and Mr. Lewandowski will be around later in the week!! Great job everyone!

Don’t forget to stop out to Prairie from 12:00-2:00 to pick up your child’s belongings. Pull into the bus loop, let us know your child’s name and their teachers name, and we will bring their belongings out to you.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

A big ol "way to go" for these two fellas! Ryan Ost and Giovanni Capetillo are the Prairie "Students of the Week" both boys have been working everyday and participating in all we have asked! Thank ya fellas✌🏽

Parent item pick up today NOW 9AM - 11AM and then again Thursday May 21 from 12NOON - 2PM please swing by and pick up your children's items✌🏽❤️

[05/18/20]   Do you have a child who is eligible for young 5’s or kindergarten this fall? We’d love to have them be a part of our Prairie family!

Prairie Elementary school is a part of the Adrian Public School district. We are located out on Airport Road, in the middle of the quaint Airport subdivision. We have fields on 3 sides of our building, with the subdivision located just on the other side of the street. We are the smallest elementary building in the school district, which certainly gives our school the feeling of a close knit family. We offer many fun family activities throughout the school year, and provide many opportunities for our families to be involved.

If you are out of our school district, we offer busing for school of choice.

Kindergarten registration is currently happening at our building and you may pick up a packet anytime. We would love to have you be a part of our Prairie family.

Gooooooood morning Prairie Elementary!

Charlie here with the pledge of allegiance!

A few announcements:

▪️Pickup for your child’s items will be on Tuesday and Thursday this week. You will pull up to the gym door, roll down your window and let us know your child’s name and their teacher. Someone will grab their things and place it into your car. Easy peasy! Here are the times for pick up:

Tuesday 9am-11am
Thursday 12pm-2pm

▪️Meals for the week are being distributed on Monday 10:30 to 12:30 at AHS, Drager, and Michener.

▪️It is Week 5 in our Think/Stretch books! We are over the halfway point. Keep plugging away, attend your online meetings with your teacher, and send a picture of your completed work for an extra chance to be entered into the drawing!

Keep it up Prairie!
Aaaaaaannnnddddddf remember

The teachers nominated one student for Student of the Week! We chose one student from Y5-2 and one student from 3-5. Here are the Students of the Week for May 11th!!

Y5-2: Ryan Ost
3-5: Giovanni Capetillo

Congratulations!! We are all very proud of you!!

Prairie Prize Patrol here....we have our winners for this week.

Stuffed animal- Melissa Berrios-Ramirez
Back pack of school supplies- Gabriel Lopez
Small boogie board- Sophia Schafer
Kindle Fire- Ryder Richardson

Congratulations!! Keep up the great work Prairie. We had a lot more than we did last week. So let’s see if we can get more participation next week!!

Week of May 4th winners.... congrats!!

Pablo-Trejo-Arellano yours will be coming!!

Meet Ashlyn Heroy & Zavien Vazquez these are our Prairie "Students of the Week!" Great efforts given by these two kiddos working hard and thanks to Cali (Ashlyns Mom) and Heather (Zavien' Mom) for being great role models for your children✌🏽✌🏽

Y5/Kindergarten teachers had a blast delivering registration packets to our future Mini Maples! They, of course, were safe and practiced social distancing. They saw some familiar faces and met some of our new friends! 😁 They all had one thing in common, they were all very excited about school!!
Let us know, if you are still in need of a kindergarten registration packet for the 2020-2021 school year.
💙 #PrairiePRIDE 💙 #MaplePRIDE 💙

Maple Pride

Happy Mother’s Day from APS!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful Maple Mom’s on this special day.

Disclaimer: Our apologies for the late post as we experienced some bizarre technical issues today.

The teachers nominated one student for Student of the Week! We chose one student from Y5-2 and one student from 3-5. Here are this weeks Students of the Week!!

Y5-2: Zavien Vazquez
3-5: Ashlyn Heroy

Congratulations!! Prairie Prize Patrol will be in contact to make a special visit!!

Prairie Prize Patrol here with the winners if this weeks drawing!! Congratulations to the following students:

Stuffed Animal and book: Alayna Rathbun
Backpack with school supplies: Landon Eppink
Small Boogie Board: Pablo Tejo-Arellano
Crayola Colring Kit: Miranda Girdham
Kindle Fire: Allison Wtzel

Don't forget, we have three more weeks of prizes in May and one week in June. How can you get in the drawing for a prize? Participate in your weekly class meetings on Zoom or Google Meet and show your work from your Think Stretch Booklets. Tune in next week for the next drawing!! Work hard and good luck!

We will contact all winners and set up a time to drop the prizes off!!

We hope everyone had a good Staff Appreciation Week and also hope everyone got to use their JRs or Danley’s credit, or received their gift in the mail! We do have one more $20 Applebee’s card to give away! We did a random name picker app. Congrats Mr. Hall!!!

Adrian Elementary P.E.

Here is the elementary P.E. page! Give it a like and follow along!

Adrian Elementary Physical Education.

It’s teacher appreciation week and we are so thankful for our teachers! Today we delivered signs to their yards to let them know how loved they are! You can show your love for them too! Find their picture and comment underneath why you are so thankful for them! It can be your current teacher, a former teacher, a future teacher, or just a teacher you are thankful for!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 🎉

APS Kinder Round Up

Prairie Families and friends! Kindergarten Registration begins this Thursday and Friday May 7 & 8. You can pick up your Kinder registration packets by coming to Prairie between 7AM & 7PM. A table with a box positioned in front of our entrance doors will hold the packets, take one. Take it home and complete the forms then return to APS Central Office to the blue box in front of the main entrance. We want to be sure you are safe and recognize that life is still very different. Place your completed packet into this blue box. "Kinder Round Up" had to be canceled... however this is such an adorable and cool video of all APS Elementary Schools I hope you take the time to watch it and share it with everyone you know that has a child entering Kindergarten this Fall! In the video you will meet your Y5/Kindergarten Teachers
Mr. Lew

This video is about APS Kinder Round Up

Today we celebrated our wonderful staff! The Prairie PRIDE Patrol delivered gifts to the staff to say Thank you for everything you do!! If you didn’t get yours today, be on the look out, it will be coming in the mail very soon. Happy Staff Appreciation!!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all our teachers and staff! We are so thankful for each and every one of you. If you’d like to thank your teacher or a staff member, take a picture with a sign of thanks and upload it in the comments!
Teachers and staff be on the lookout for some goodies coming your way this week! 🎉🎉

As we all navigate through our Distance Learning, we understand it can be challenging to stay on track. We are excited to announce that we will be recognizing how hard your child has been working during this time. So it's time to celebrate with our Prairie Pride Celebration for the month of May. We will be recognizing students each week and giving away prizes.

How can you earn these prizes?
Participation: Your child will need to participate in their teacher’s classroom meeting (Zoom, Google Meet) each week. The teacher takes attendance and submits the names of the students for the drawing.

Completed work: Show your child’s completed work from their Think Stretch booklets to their teacher. This can be sent through Class Dojo or show the teacher during their class meeting.

So that is two different ways they can earn their name being put into the drawing.

At the end of each week, teachers will be giving names of students to the Prairie PRIDE Patrol. These students’ names will be going into the weekly drawing. We will announce the winners on our Prairie page on Sunday of each week. If you don’t have access to it, don’t worry. We will get a hold of you and the Prairie PRIDE Patrol will be dropping off the prizes!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mr. Lewandowski at [email protected].

Weekly Incentives!!

Week of May 4th:
Stuffed animal & book
Kindle Fire
Backpack full of school supplies
Small Boogie Board
Crayola Coloring Kit
Virtual Lunch with Mr. Lewandowski (3 students on Friday)

Week of May 11th:
Stuffed animal & book
Kindle Fire
Backpack full of school supplies
Small Boogie Board
Virtual Lunch with Mr. Lewandowski (3 students on Friday)

Week of May 18th:
Stuffed animal & book
Kindle Fire
Backpack full of school supplies
Small Boogie Board
Crayola Coloring Kit
Virtual Lunch with Mr. Lewandowski (3 students on Friday)

Week of May 25th:
Stuffed animal & book
Kindle Fire
Backpack full of school supplies
Small Boogie Board
Virtual Lunch with Mr. Lewandowski (3 students Friday)

Week of June 1st:
All names from the month of May will be put into a drawing for 3 bikes!!

Student of the week:
In addition to the incentives each week, we will be recognizing two students each week. One student will be from Y5-2 grade and one student will be from 3-5 grades. These students will be ones who have participated every week in their class meetings, completed work and have shown Prairie PRIDE throughout Distance Learning!! The Prairie PRIDE Patrol will be at it again!! Your child will receive a certificate, candy bar and a sign will be put up in your yard for a week!!

We want you all to know, that we recognize the hard work and the effort that you are putting in!! These are unknown times and we are here for you all!! We love each and every one of you!! We miss you and appreciate all our Prairie Families!!
The Prairie staff

[04/27/20]   Weekly meal distribution will take place at Adrian High School, Michener, and Drager between 10:30 and 12:30 today.

Here’s today’s answers to our Guess Who game

A. Mrs. Arnold
B. Mrs. Bundy
C. Mrs. Ogren
D. Justin Timberlake 😆
E. Julia Roberts 😃
E. Mrs. Land

We were short 2 pictures, so I had to improvise! Mrs. Emerson-Moore you got E right! 😂😂

We had so much fun playing this week. Stayed tuned for some other fun games we have planned.

Final round of Guess Who!
Happy guessing!

Here’s the answers to today’s guess who!

A. Mrs. Vellanti
B. Mrs. McCary
C. Mrs. Miloser
D. Mrs. Justivno
E. Mr. Van
F. Mrs. Webber

Thanks for playing!

Here’s a list of the names in no particular order
💙Mrs. Miloser
💙Mr. VanEtten
💙Mrs. McCary
💙Mrs. Webber
💙Mrs. Vellanti
💙Mrs. Justivino

Round 4 of Guess Who!
Match up a staff member to their photo. Happy guessing!

And the answers are:

A. Mrs. Pifer
B. Miss Amanda
C. Mrs. Yatzek
D. Miss Clark
E. Mrs. LaPointe
F. Mr. Hall

Thanks for playing! Tomorrow may be a bit harder! 😉

Guess who?
Here is the list of names in no particular order!
💙Mrs. Yatzek
💙Mrs. Pifer
💙Mr. Hall
💙Miss Clark
💙miss Amanda
💙 Mrs. LaPointe
This round seems easier than yesterday’s! Happy guessing!

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