Volunteering for the 2020-21 School Year

REGISTERING TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE   2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

Important Information

The annual registration form required to volunteer for AK-12 programs and events at College Community Schools has been delayed a bit for the 2020-21 school year. We are excited to showcase our new District website in August and volunteer registration will be available at that time.

Please stay tuned and watch your emails for updated information.

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.

Student Material Pick-Up

Hello Prairie Hill Families,

I hope that this letter finds you well and healthy! With our school closure, I wanted to share specific updates with you that currently impact you/your student(s):

Report Cards:  All report cards were mailed Tuesday, May 12th and reflect student progress during the start of the second semester (January 21, 2020) and through March 13, 2020.

Conferences:  We will not be holding formal conferences during the school closure. However, we are available via email or phone for any questions. If you have not received a phone call from your child’s homeroom teacher you will be receiving one in the near future to discuss the report cards and check-in with you.

Picking up Student Items at Hill:  Due to our school closure, we recognize that many student items were left at school. In compliance with CDC guidelines, we have put together the following plan to allow for student items to be picked up through curbside pickup. Items will be available for pick-up during the following dates and times:

Tuesday, May 26th: Student Last Name  A-F    Morning: 10:30AM-12:30PM / Afternoon: 4:00 PM-6:00PM

Wednesday, May 27th: Student Last Name  G-L  Morning: 10:30AM-12:30PM / Afternoon: 4:00PM- 6:00PM

Thursday, May 28th: Student Last Name  M-R  Morning: 10:30AM-12:30PM / Afternoon: 4:00PM- 6:00PM

Friday, May 29th: Student Last Name  S-Z          Morning: 10:30AM-12:30PM /  Afternoon: 4:00PM-6:00PM

Our pick-up process will mirror that of a curbside pick-up approach. We ask that families pull up to the Activities (Gym) Entrance at Hill (or line up behind the vehicle in front of you). A Hill staff member will be there to greet you, asking you for your student(s) name(s). Student materials will be pre-bagged and brought to your vehicle.

  • While putting together student materials, all staff members will be asked to stay home if they’re presenting any signs of illness, take their temperature before entering the building, as well as wear gloves when preparing the student bags.
  • If you are ill or traveled outside of the state within 14 days of the designated pick-up dates, we ask that you stay home. If this is the case, please email me at  sschipper@crprairie.org. We will work together to develop an alternative pick-up plan.
  • If you need friends or family to pick up your items, please email me at  sschipper@crprairie.org to give your approval for them to pick up your child’s items.
  • While it is not required, we are encouraging families to wear masks during the time of pick-up.
  • If you have any questions, please email me at  sschipper@crprairie.org.

Returning Library Books:  If you have any library books at home, we ask that you bring them with you to Hill when picking up your student’s materials. We will have a Hill staff member meet you at your vehicle, allowing you to drop the book(s) off into the dropbox.

Returning CCSD Chromebooks:  At CCSD, we are holding 4 return dates for Chromebooks loaned to students in grades K-5 this summer. All Chromebooks must be returned by July 28th, as we need time to prepare the devices for return to classrooms where they were borrowed from. Please find one of the dates that will work for your family:

June 8th:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Prairie Hill Elementary  or  June 9th: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Prairie Hill Elementary

July 27th:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Prairie Hill Elementary or July 28th:  10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Prairie Hill Elementary

Thank you for your ongoing support! We have enjoyed finding flexible ways to stay connected during these times. We value your collaboration and commitment to CCSD and Prairie Hill. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Scott Schipper
Principal, Prairie Hill Elementary

Teacher Appreciation Week #5

Teacher Appreciation Week continues . . . . .

We encourage you and your student to send a quick email or note of appreciation to our teachers to thank them for all that they do.

Thank you to the following teachers who work in our building:

Patty Haman – Art                                  Michael Tierney – PE                          

Nick Plagman                                            Jodi Schamberger – Counselor                           

Brad Koch – Facilitator                                                             

Teacher Appreciation Week #4

Teacher Appreciation Week continues . . . . .

We encourage you and your student to send a quick email or note of appreciation to our teachers to thank them for all that they do.

Thank you to the following teachers who work in our building:

Kristy Marxen – Title 1                            Amy Miner – ELL                              

Christine Mason – TAG                           Alyssa Calhoun                              

Brenda Krull – SpEd                                  Megan Kress – SpEd                              

Kristen Heaverlo – SpEd                        Tami Rairdin – SpEd                              

Teacher Appreciation Week #3

Teacher Appreciation Week continues . . . . .

We encourage you and your student to send a quick email or note of appreciation to our teachers to thank them for all that they do.

Thank you to the following teachers who work in the orange pod:

Barb Hilgenkamp – K                                           Molly Hoeger – K                                         

Callie Rammelsberg – K                                      Erica Gladson – K                                          

Hallie Younger – AK                                            Shelley Schulte – AK                                        

Rachel Herman – PS                                            Tori Reed – PS                                        

Teacher Appreciation Week #2

Teacher Appreciation Week continues . . . . .

We encourage you and your student to send a quick email or note of appreciation to our teachers to thank them for all that they do.

Thank you to the following teachers who work in the purple pod:

Beth Mehmen – 3rd Grade                     Sheryl Collett – 3rd Grade                                

Aleisha Nove – 3rd Grade                       Amy Deiters – 3rd Grade                                         

Whitney Velvick – 4th Grade                 Jill Novotny – 4th Grade                                 

Amber Bird – 4th Grade                            Tricia Ward – 4th Grade                                    

Kendra Hanzlik – Instructional Coach                        

Teacher Appreciation Week #1

Prairie Hill Families,

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. As all of you know, we are very fortunate at Prairie Hill to have amazing teachers who are very dedicated to ensuring endless possibilities for all students. During the week I am going to be highlighting our teaching staff and encourage you and your student to send a quick email or note of appreciation to our teachers to thank them for all that they do.

Green Pod

Our green pod consists of our first and second grade classrooms along with our World Language classroom.

Thank you to the following teachers who work in this pod:

Dona Howe – 1st Grade                       Michelle Huinker – 1st Grade                            

Heather McMahill – 1st Grade         Katie Thompson – 1st Grade                            

Ashten Stelken – 2nd Grade               Paige Zahner – 2nd Grade                            

Rita Nierling – 2nd Grade                      Megan Hempstead – 2nd Grade                             

Ms. Kielty – World Language                                          

 

Thank You Prairie Hill Volunteers

Volunteers are just ordinary People with ​Extraordinary Hearts.

They offer the Gift of their Time to Teach, to Listento Help, to Inspireto Grow and to Learn.

They expect no pay, yet the Value of their work knows No Limit.

They know the unexpected Joy of a simple Hug.

They’ve planted tiny Seeds of Love in countless Lives.

  Volunteers are just ordinary People who Reach Out and take a Hand and Together make a Difference that lasts a Lifetime.

Thank you Prairie Hill Volunteers for making us a better place!  Thank you for caring for our students and staff!  Thank you for being YOU!

Prairie Hill Food Drive

Prairie Hill Elementary

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February 24th – March 10th

To benefit our local food pantry HACAP

Please send non-perishable food items to Prairie Hill.

Needed Items:  canned meats, peanut butter, canned beans, canned fruits, canned stews and soups, pasta, boxed meals and other non-perishable items.

1 in 4 children in our community are food insecure, meaning they are unable to access enough food on a daily basis and generally don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  With our help, HACAP is able to feed hundreds of children in our community.

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