Weekly Newsletter 12/20 to 12/23



December 20th – December 24th

Mon: Breakfast – Breakfast Cake or Cereal, Fruit, Milk or Juice
Lunch – BBQ Meatballs & Buttered Noodles, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk
Alternate – PB&J Sandwich

Tues: Breakfast – Pancake Wrap or Cereal, Fruit, Milk or Juice
Lunch – Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Fruit, Bread, Milk
Alternate – Turkey Sandwich

Wed: Breakfast – Donuts or Cereal, Fruit, Milk or Juice
Lunch – Sack Lunch: Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Carrots, Chips, Fruit, Milk
Alternate – No Alternate

Thurs: No School

Fri: No School

Christmas Break: Our PHS Christmas Break will begin with an early dismissal at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

After School Pick-Up: In the afternoons when parents are picking up students, we place orange cones to help isolate the traffic flow and prevent multiple lines of cars. This is for student safety purposes. When picking up your child(ren), please don’t drive through or move those cones. Thank you for your help and attention with this. The safety of our students is very important to us!!

Fundraiser for Haywood Family: Thank you so much for the donations for the Haywood Family who lost everything in a home fire on Monday, Dec. 13th. If you would like to make any donations, please bring them to the office. Thank you to everyone, the family is good for clothing now. The family is so grateful and thankful for all that has been done and for the wonderful community that we have in Prairie Home. All proceeds will be given to them on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd.

Christmas Program: Please join us for a great night of entertainment with our PHS Christmas program that will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Gently Used Christmas Decorations: If you have any “gently used Christmas decorations” that are looking for a new home, please bring them in to school and they will be used for a Music Fundraiser on the evening of the Christmas program.

Food Containers for Students: Another issue that has arrived from the pandemic is a shortage on our “boats” that are used to warm up food that students have brought from home. We are unable to find any at this time. If your student is bringing their lunch, please be sure and send paper plates or bowls to warm up their food in. Thank you for your help with this.

Food Shortages: Due to the food shortages and inability to receive some of our orders from our grocery suppliers, starting in Monday, Nov. 1st our alternate choices for lunch will be the same choices according to which day of the week: Monday – PB&J, Tuesday – Turkey Sandwich, Wednesday – Chef Salad, Thursday – Ham Sandwich, Friday – Grilled Cheese. These choices are reported on our November menu but we look for this to continue for several months.

Yearbooks on Sale: YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW! Yearbooks will now be FALL Books. The entire year of 2021-2022 will go into this year’s book, as well as the spring activities from last year. Books will then be delivered next fall of the 2022-2023 school years. Yearbooks are now on sale for $25.00 until after Dec. 22nd at which time the cost will increase to $30.00. Order online by credit card or to personalize your yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com or order with the attached order form in the weekly newsletter to pay by cash or check. This order form will need to be returned to the school.

Breakfast and Lunch Cost: The free breakfasts and lunches for all students have been extended throughout the 2021-2022 school year. If they want to buy “extras”, those will be charged to the student. A small extra is .75 and a large extra is $1.00.

Student Pick-Up: If you need to change your student’s plans for the end of the day (they will be picked up, need to ride a different bus, etc.) please call the school office before 1:00 p.m. to make those changes.

Medication: All medication, both over-the-counter as well as prescription, must be given to the school nurse. Serious consequences may result if a student is found with any drugs including over the counter or prescription. First offense may result in 10 days of O.S.S. Over-the-counter or prescription drugs may not be kept in purses, pockets, book bags, lockers or anywhere else on school grounds. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Simmons at 660-841-5296.

Food Service: Please be sure and keep your student’s Food Service accounts up to date. Account balance summaries will be sent home every Friday (if your student has a negative balance it will be in parentheses). If a student’s balance is negative, they will not be allowed “extras”.

PHS Events for Dec. 20th – Dec. 24th: Tuesday, Dec. 21st PHS Christmas Program 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 22nd Early Dismissal 12:30 p.m.
End of 2nd Quarter/End of 1st Semester

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