Dinner and a Movie

Prairie Hill Dinner and a Movie Night

Please join us this Friday, December 6th for our free Prairie Hill Dinner and a Movie NightThe Grinch movie will begin at 6:30 in the Prairie Hill gym.  Bring blankets and pillows so you can be comfortable.  For those who returned the form, the free meal will be served from 6:00-6:30 in the cafeteria.  All are welcome to participate in the craft (while supplies last) in the art room from 6:00-6:30.

We also welcome families to bring a new toy to donate to our Toys for Tots program.

Toys for Tots

College Community Schools is a collection site for Toys for Tots again this  year.  We have collection boxes at each of our elementary, middle, intermediate and high school buildings, transportation building, district office and early childhood center from Monday, October 28th through Thursday, December 5th.

We are only collecting new toys for boys and girls from birth to age 17 for the Toys for Tots program.  We know that there are many used toys with a lot of fun left in them, but for reasons of safety and Toys for Tots national policy, they cannot accept used toys.  Items for grades 9-12 are most needed.  Books, puzzles and board games are requested.  Your contribution is sincerely appreciated.

Thank you for helping to make the holidays a bit merrier for the children in our community.

The Prairie PTO Holiday Webstore is Open

Looking for new Prairie Hawks gear for yourself or for a holiday gift?

The Prairie PTO Holiday Webstore is open!


These items are not currently in stock but begin production once the online store closes on November 17th.  For that reason, no late orders will be accepted after this date.

All items will be completed by approximately December 13th.

Click on this link to order:   https://www.ironside-apparel.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=2227


Delivery Options:

– Add your building name in the notes section at checkout and choose P/U from coordinator if you would like your items delivered to your school

– You can choose to pick up your order at Ironside Apparel

– Select to have it shipped to your home via UPS

There are NO returns or exchanges since these items are custom made.

Select samples are available to try on at:
Ironside Apparel & Promotions @ 240 Prospect Place SW, Cedar Rapids.

Ironside Apparel & Promotion accepts Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Prairie Hill Challenge Course & Walk/Run Fundraiser

Prairie Hill Challenge Course & Walk/Run Fundraiser 

Just a reminder that our annual Prairie Hill Challenge Course & Walk/Run fundraiser is Thursday, October 24th.  All students will have the opportunity to navigate our challenge course along with walking or running laps.

Donation envelopes are due Thursday morning.  Remember there is nothing to sell or buy, just simple donations or pledges for our students.  The money collected will be used for a new therapy dog, field trips, Hill t-shirts for each student, memory book for each student and new technology for classrooms.

We are still in need of volunteers!  Please consider signing up to help with setup, stations or cleanup.  To sign up, please click HERE.

REMEMBER!!   All volunteers must be registered through our district website before volunteering.  Click HERE to sign up as a volunteer.

Thank you for your support!

Fall Parties and Costume Parade





Prairie Hill Families –

Our Fall Parties and Costume Parade are scheduled for Thursday, October 31st. The costume parade will begin at 2:20pm and classroom parties will follow.  If you do not want your child to participate in the parties or parade, please let your child’s classroom teacher know. You can either pick your child up early that day or your child will be supervised and can read, do homework, or play on iPads.

Fall Parties and Costume Parade
Please remember that only pre-packaged treats are okay to bring.  We would appreciate if you are signed up to bring treats to contact your child’s teacher to see if there are any food allergies to avoid.  Parents are welcome to attend the classroom parties, but please do your best to make sure students are following our Prairie Hill expectations.  We request that parents view the parade from inside the gym as the students will need to line up along the hallways.  There is plenty of room in the gym and all students will be passing through.

Costume Guidelines
If your child is planning to wear a costume, we ask that any weapons (guns, knives, spears, etc.) be eliminated from the costume.  Please do not apply anything that looks like fake blood as well.  We also ask that students not bring face or hair paint, or come to school with faces or hair painted.  Please remember that the students will need to be able to get themselves into their own costumes for the most part and they only have 20 minutes to get changed and be ready to go for the parade.  As a safety concern any students wearing masks as part of their costume must be able to clearly see where they are going.  Please also be sensitive to the fact that we have young children in the building who could be scared very easily.

Your understanding and support are appreciated by the entire Prairie Hill staff!

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