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Student Holiday

There will be no school on Tuesday, November 3rd.


Respectful of Staff Members Personal Time

Please remember that our teachers and staff will get back to you within 24 to 48 hours if you email or call them during the work week. This does not include weekends or after 5:00 pm. Now that we have started back to school in person, most of the staff are with your children and are unavailable throughout the day except for very specific times. Please allow them time to respond to your email or phone call.


Here are calendar events for the school year:


The school fundraiser is underway! Students have until November 3rd to return their money and order forms.  Students who sell one item receive a pair of straw glasses and those who sell two items get entered into a drawing for a giant plush hamster.  Info packets are coming home or can be picked up at school for Virtual students.  Good luck! 


10/26-30     Red Ribbon Week – I will share the Red Ribbon Campaign lessons when I get them.

-Theme - Drug Free is Who I want to be!

26 Monday - Proud to be me! (wear red)

27 Tuesday - The best me is drug free! (Dress to Impress)

28 Wednesday - I shine Bright because I am drug free! (Wear shades)

29 Thursday - I am Super Drug free! (dress in super hero)

30 Friday - I honor my class and my crew (class dress the same)


It’s time for the 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge!  We want to encourage ALL our students to join us as Prairie Trail strives to leave no one behind in our quest for good health. The 21 Day Healthy Snack Challenge is a great opportunity for all of us to take responsibility for our own well-being in a body we fuel with our choices. 


Oct. 19th – Nov. 2nd — On-line sign-up at  Only parents can sign children up using parent email.  No one will be allowed to sign up after Nov. 2nd And there's no 8-digit code to have to remember this year. YAY!


Nov. 2nd – Nov. 22nd  — 21 Day Challenge! The challenge isn’t complicated. You will receive access to cool snack recipes created by the high school students from TECC West and across North Texas.  The program encourages you to make healthier snack choices for the next 21 days. Every day, prepare and eat a healthy snack that contains a fruit or vegetable. The recipes in this year’s book are inspired from all over the world, plus for your participation, you will get cool rewards. Feel free to use the recipes located on the website or come up with your own. The idea…A healthy snack is as simple as choosing a banana instead of a candy bar or a handful of almonds instead of a handful of M&M’s. The challenge lasts for 3 weeks in an effort to help students form a habit of eating healthy foods.   

December 7th – December 14th —   Parents be on the lookout for an email from MCCH that links to a short survey required to complete the challenge. MCCH will provide rewards for all students who signed-up, participated in the challenge, and completed the post survey. This year the student rewards are 6 free meals from:

The Original Pancake House, Genghis Grill, El Fenix, Snuffer’s, Village Burger Bar, & La Madeleine


PTE PTA Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Carve, paint or decorate a pumpkin and submit a photo to by Sunday, November 1st @ 10PM and be sure to include your student's name & grade.

1st prize winner will be chosen for each grade.  Voting will take place November 3rd to 5th with winners announced in that week's newsletter on November 6th!  Stay tuned for more details.


Jingle Bell Jog Penny Fridays

We are having Jingle Bell Jog. Woo Hoo! It will look different than years past, but we get to have it. Penny Fridays start next Friday, October 30th.  We will still give scholarships to Marcus Cross-Country Runners with the money that is collected.  We have figured out a system to collect the coins without having anyone touch the money.  More information will be coming about the main event which will take place on Friday, December 11th.  Be on the lookout for the t-shirt order form from Ms. Massa.



Our cookie dough fundraiser is underway. Thank you to everyone who has already sold items. The deadline for orders will be Monday, November 2nd.




Virtual Fall Book Fair!!

It will start Tuesday, November 3rd  and run through Tuesday, November 17th.



College and Career Week (Jan 25th-29th)

-Teacher/Grade levels will get their own career speakers via Webex

25 Monday – Education happens now – Dress in PT shirt

26 Tuesday – Dreaming about a bright Future – Pj’s or bright colors

27 Wednesday – College Bound – College shirt

28 Thursday – Career Day – Dress in Career of your choice

29 Friday – Hats off to Education – Wear hat to honor education