Please help us welcome Cindy Luzum to Prairie Crest as one of our Preschool teachers!
This will be Miss Cindy’s 11th year teaching preschool. She started in NE Iowa and has been at Prairie since 2014. In the past, she has also served as the district’s early childhood coach. She earned her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood from UNI, Master’s in Early Childhood from UND and Master’s in Administration from Northwestern.
This year, she has been busy planning for her wedding on Aug. 29th to her fiancé, Matt. It has definitely been an interesting time planning, however, they are still super excited for their wedding day! In her free time, she is active with the Cedar Rapids Jaycees, serving as a Vice President, being able to volunteer her time and give back to the community. She also enjoys giving piano lessons, reading, cheering on the Packers, and traveling as much as possible!
Please help us welcome Libby Oliver to the Prairie Crest Family as our Special Ed Level II Teacher!
“I’m so excited to work with the Prairie Crest students and families this year! I love teaching and this will be my 7th year as a special education teacher. I started my teaching journey at the University of Iowa and then received my masters degree from Morningside College. I grew up and currently live in the Iowa City area with my husband (Matt), my son (Xavier) and our two dogs (Lola and Penny). My family and I love to spend time outside, listen to music, travel, visit friends and family, cook, camp, and many other things. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and learning more about each one of you!”
We’d like to welcome Karen Skalsky as our new World Language teacher!
“My name is Karen Skalsky and I’m thrilled to join the Prairie Crest community as a world language teacher! I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, completing my K-12 education in the Cedar Rapids School District and graduating from Jefferson High School in 2000. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Coe College in 2004, with a 5-12 Spanish teaching endorsement, and a minor in music. I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, and I spent a semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain in 2002. I returned to Coe College in 2011 to complete the requirements for an elementary education certificate, with K-8 endorsements in reading and Spanish. I worked in the Cedar Rapids School District for 9 years, in the roles of paraprofessional, K-5 Spanish teacher and 3rd grade classroom teacher. I have always had a passion for teaching language and strive to spark a love of language learning in my students. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, card making, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I’m excited to meet you and look forward to a terrific year!”
Please click on the link to view the 2020-21 School Supply List!
Supply List 20-21
You may complete the annual online volunteer registration form for the 2020-21 school year now! With rapidly changing Covid-19 circumstances, we will are not sure what volunteering at Prairie Schools will look like when we resume school, however, we will keep you informed of any changes in our volunteer program. You may still complete the annual form now so you are ready to go.
This annual form is required of all Prairie volunteers and only needs to be completed once per school year. Please remember that you must be an approved volunteer to chaperone field trips with your child.
Because the safety of our students, staff, volunteers and visitors, all volunteers are checked against a national sex-offender database and will have a criminal background check performed as part of the registration.
The volunteer registration process will take you to a very short orientation. After you read through the orientation information, click on the link at the bottom of the page to be taken to the registration form to complete and submit. This orientation information is helpful to long-time volunteers and those that are new to volunteering at College Community Schools.
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If you are interested in volunteering with our Early Childhood Education Program which includes preschool classrooms, please contact the Early Childhood Center at 319-848-5296.
If you have box tops collected at home please send them with your student by Friday, February 21st! We will still be collecting for the remainder of the year, but the next collection date is Saturday. Also, there is a new way to collect box tops! See the attached flier regarding the new Box Top App for your phone!
Please join us THIS Sunday night, January 19th from 4:00-8:30 PM at AirFX for Prairie Crest Night! 20% of all jump time will return to Prairie Crest!
We need your help for a successful night! One of the PTO’s biggest fundraisers is through Silent Auction/Raffle prizes. Do you have tickets to an event, new tech products, or something else to donate?
Please contact the PTO chair at email@example.com
Please join us this Wednesday, December 11 from 11:00 AM – Midnight for Crest Day at Buffalo Wild Wings on the SW side! Crest will receive 10% of your order total back to the school. You must present this coupon (on phone or in print) for us to receive the 10%!
Looking for a gift idea for the Prairie Hawk fan in your family? The Prairie PTO store is now up and running through Ironside Apparel! The store will be open until 11:59 PM on 11/17/19!