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Prairieview PTO Pride December 16, 2011 Volume 5, Issue 8

Pals Tree

Thank you to everyone who participated in the PALS tree this year. We are very pleased to report that all of the tags were selected and gifts returned. We know that there are always a lot of ways to give to others during the holidays, and we really appreciate the generosity that our Prairieview community has shown. Thank you!

Market Day

Upcoming Events

Winter vacation begins, December 19th

School resumes, Tuesday, January 3rd

No School, Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16th

Market Day orders due, Wednesday, January 18th

Soup’er Chili and Bingo Night, Friday, January 20th

Market Day pick-up, Saturday, January 21st

DON’T FORGET TO FRIEND THE PRAIRIEVIEW PTO ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE UPDATES!

In this season of gratitude and giving, we would to personally thank all who have supported our Market Day fundraiser this fall, either by ordering products or by volunteering their time at a sale. Special thanks this month to Woodview School and to their large number of volunteers. Extra special thanks to Cyndie Fidanze, Sharon Wilson, Irene Braun, the Avon PTO Board, and Stephanie Weatherly, who are our district’s individual school Market Day chairs, for all of their hard work this school year. Our sales would not have run as smoothly as they did had it not been for their efforts. Remember our Market Day grocery program sales are monthly. Please submit your orders for the January sale by Wednesday, January 18th. Pick-up for the January sale will be on Saturday, January 21st at Meadowview from 9 – 11 am. Don’t forget – prepaid online orders get curbside pick-up! See you in January!

Soup’er Chili and Bingo Night On Friday, January 20th we will be holding our 2nd annual Soup’er Chili and Bingo Night! If you think you make the greatest chili or have a super soup recipe, we invite you to participate in the competition! All you need is a batch of your soup and chili and a crockpot to keep it warm! If you would like to enter the cook-off, please get in touch with Beth McGowan (contact info to the right). If you just want to come and vote on which soup or chili is the best, we will be offering a bowl for only a $1 and you can sample all the different entries! Following the chili cook-off we will be holding a Family Bingo Night that is free for all of our Prairieview families! So, please mark your calendar now for this great family event and start working on those recipes!

PTO Board Members Kristi James – President Kristi.james@ymail.com 913-549-8690 Beth McGowan – Vice President demcgowan@sbcglobal.net 847-223-2770 Kathy Stanislowski – Vice President kathy284@comcast.net 847-548-2511 Staci Parmer – Treasurer slparmer@sbcglobal.net 847-548-9137 Stephanie Arnopolin – Ways and Means teachnem1@aol.com 847-543-8818 Jacki Galauskas – Ways and Means chrisnus@sbcglobal.net 847-986-4307 Tina Coleman – Volunteer Coordinator tinaxcoleman@yahoo.com 847-740-3253 Melanie Bruce – Newsletter cormac05@yahoo.com 847-223-9757


Recycled Wreath Making! Congratulations to all of the Prairieview classes who made it to the finals of the Shedd Aquarium Recycled Wreath Contest! The Shedd Aquarium challenged classrooms across the Chicagoland area to create a wreath using all recycled materials and then to explain their concept. Of the 116 entries, 25 finalists were selected and six of them came from Prairieview! The finalist wreaths came from Mrs. Mall, Mrs. Mayer, and Mrs. Erickson’s 4th grades, Ms. Hammer’s Pre-K, Mrs. Kalata’s kindergarten, and Ms. Morton’s 2nd grade. All of the finalist wreaths can be found on Shedd Aquarium's Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge Facebook page (click link to go directly). The winning wreath will be selected by the number of “likes” the wreath receives on the Facebook page and voting is open until Sunday, December 18th. The winning classroom will receive a field trip to the Shedd Aquarium including transportation, lunch at the aquarium and favors so please take a moment and help one of classrooms win this great prize! Also, if you are visiting the Shedd Aquarium over the holidays, all of the wreaths will be on display through January 5th in the Caribbean Reef exhibit area! Good luck Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge finalists!

Scrapbooking Alert! The PTO is planning our first Scrapbooking Night Out for early next year! You can either come by yourself and enjoy an evening out or bring your 3rd or 4th grade kids to spend the evening with you. We hope this will be a relaxing time to work on the scrapbooking you haven’t been able to get to, or learn a fun new hobby as you work alongside some of the talented scrapbookers we have at Prairieview! Look for more details on this fun event in the newsletter in January!

SchoolaMoola Send your holiday greetings this season with personalized photo cards, and create memorable gifts when you design a customized photo book or calendar! Take the worry out of finding a parking place, waiting in line, and searching for the perfect present, and, help our school at the same time. Get 25% off your entire order AND free shipping by entering PROMO CODE: Holiday25 through December 18! You save, and our school receives up to 40% of your order back as a rebate. Simply logon to our SchoolaMoola website below to get started. Logon to: www.13001.schoolamoola.com Community Key: prairieview Password: prairieview


Recycled Wreath Project

Attention all Prairieview Families: Nineteen of the classes here at Prairieview entered a recent contest for the Shedd Aquarium. Classes were asked to make a wreath out of recycled products and write an essay about how recycling will help our environment. While all the wreaths will be considered in a variety of categories decided upon by the Shedd Aquarium, six classes have been nominated for the "fan favorites" category, and we need your votes. The "fan favorites" category relies on viewers to "like" the wreaths as they view them on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and would like to support our six classes, please visit the website below and click "like" when you see a wreath from Prairieview. http://www.facebook.com/#!/sheddaquarium    

                                   

                                                                                         

                                                                                           


Are you looking for a simple, fun project to do with your child over winter break? Here’s an idea courtesy of Champions Extended Learning: Snowman Soup Materials: 1 individual pack hot chocolate mix 3 Hershey kisses 10-15 mini marshmallows Candy Cane 1 coffee mug Put all items together in a small Ziploc baggie decorated by your child. Put the baggie into the coffee mug. This is a perfect idea for a gift as well! If giving Snowman Soup as a gift, you can also attach the following tag:  

Snowman Soup Was told you've been real good this year. Always glad to hear it! With freezing weather drawing near, you'll need to warm the spirit! So here's a little Snowman Soup, complete with stirring stick. Add hot water, sip it slow. It's sure to do the trick!


January 2012 GRAYSLAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT 46 BREAKFAST

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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RICE KRISPIES Strawberry Waffle Crackers Fruit Juice

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COCOA KRISPIES Jungle Crackers Fruit Juice

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CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH Blueberry Muffin Fruit Juice

RICE KRISPIES Strawberry Waffle Crackers Fruit Juice

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CINNAMON SUPERSTIX Jungle Crackers Fruit Juice

18

13

CORN FLAKES Apple Waffle Crackers Fruit Juice

19

25

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APPLE JACKS Cinnamon Belly Bears Blended Fruit Juice

APPLE FRUIT MUFFIN Blended Fruit Juice

GOLDEN GRAHAM CEREAL Honey Grahams Fruit Juice

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FROOT LOOPS Belly Bears Fruit Juice

APPLE FRUIT MUFFIN Blended Fruit Juice

CORN POPS Apple Waffle Crackers Fruit Juice

24

Friday 5

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17

23

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CORN POPS Apple Waffle Crackers Fruit Juice

BERRY BERRY KIX Honey Belly Bears Fruit Juice

FROSTED FLAKES Graham Crackers Fruit Juice

CRISPIX CEREAL Honey Grahams Fruit Juice

4

10

FROOT LOOPS (LOW SUGAR) Raisin Bran Muffin Fruit Juice

Thursday

26

CINNAMON SUPERSTIX Jungle Crackers Fruit Juice

27

MINI WHEATS LITTLE BITES Strawberry Waffle Crackers Fruit Juice

31

SUPERSTIX W/STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE Jungle Crackers Fruit Juice

***ALL MEALS SERVED WITH APPROPRIATE CONDIMENTS AND A CHOICE OF MILK.

***MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866/632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through Federal Relay service at 800/877-8339; or 800/845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


January 2012 GRAYSLAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT 46 K-6 ENHANCED

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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MINI CORN DOGS W/POTATO FUN SHAPES

CRISPY CHICKEN FILLET (WHOLE GRAIN)

PATTY MELT SANDWICH ON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

CHEESE PISA PIZZA

Blue Raspberry Frozen Juice Bar

Garden Vegetables

Cut Green Beans

Mixed Fruit Cup

Funky Fruit Punch Applesauce (all natural)

Pear Cup

Grape Juice

Hamburger Bun Oatmeal Cookie

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FRENCH TOAST STICKS W/SAUSAGE

CHICKEN TENDERS (Whole Grain) W/POTATO WEDGES

Potato Rounds Blended Fruit Juice

Mixed Fruit Cup Mini Pretzels

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CHARBROILED HAMBURGER

HOMESTYLE CHILI W/BEANS Buttered Corn Cherry Frozen Juice Bar Tortilla Rounds (Whole Grain)

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TOASTED TURKEY HAM & CHEESE SANDWICH Potato Wedges Apple-Cranberry Juice Cheddar Goldfish Crackers

Green Garden Peas Mixed Fruit Cup Soft Breadstick

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Marinara Dipping Sauce Fresh Baby Carrots Pineapple Cup

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CHICKEN DIPPERS (whole grain)W/TOMATO PARMESAN SAUCE

HOT DOG FRENCH FRIES

PEPPERONI PISA PIZZA (WHOLE WHEAT)

Applesauce Cup Soft Breadstick

Fresh Orange Hot Dog Bun

Fresh Baby Carrots Pear Cup

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SPAGHETTI (WHOLE WHEAT) W/ MEAT SAUCE

13

CHEESE PIZZA DIPPERS

Maple Baked Beans Fresh Banana Hamburger Bun Fritos

17

12

25

BAKED CHICKEN NUGGETS(WHOLE GRAIN) Mashed Sweet Potatoes Fresh Pear Wheat Bread Fritos

26

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ITALIAN CHICKEN PARMESAN (WHOLE GRAIN)

CHEESE PIZZA DIPPERS

Garden Vegetables Fresh Banana Hamburger Bun

Marinara Dipping Sauce Mixed Greens Salad Peach Cup

31

LOW FAT TOASTED CHEESE ON WHEAT BREAD

POPCORN CHICKEN W/POTATO FUN SHAPES

Tomato Soup Grape Juice

Pineapple Cup Corn Muffin

***ALL MEALS SERVED WITH APPROPRIATE CONDIMENTS AND A CHOICE OF MILK.

***MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 866/632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through Federal Relay service at 800/877-8339; or 800/845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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Winter Sudoku! E Every row, column and mini-grid must contain the letters SNOWFLAKE. Don’t guess - use logic! c!

3 Reasons Why Reading Classic Books Is Good For Your Brain! By reading the classics to improve your mind you can give yourself an advantage. These examples illustrate 3 ways reading the classics will help you succeed.

1. Bigger Vocabulary Having a bigger vocabulary is like having a tool box with more tools. A larger arsenal of words enables you to express yourself more eloquently.

2. Improved Writing Ability While reading you unconsciously absorb the grammar and style of the author. This influence carries over to writing, helping form clear, rhythmic sentences. courtesy tessy of www.activityvillage.co.uk www.activityvillage.co.uuk keeping kids busy

3. Improved Speaking Ability Studying works of genius will teach you to express yourself with clarity and style. By improving your command of the English la language, you’ll become more persuasive, sound more int intelligent, and enjoy an advantage over less articulate peo people. http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/improve-your-mind-by-reading-the-classics/

January 1st - New Year’s Day January 10th - Save the Eagles Day January 16th - MLK Day January 17th - Ben Franklin’s Birthday

Donating one pint of blood can save up to three lives. http://www.americasblood.org/go.cfm?do=page.view&pid=12


degrees or above. This can be achieved on the stove or in a hot plate or chafing dish. Temperatures should be monitored with an accurate cooking thermometer. If temperatures drop below 140 degrees, quickly reheat to 165 degrees, but you may only reheat one time safely.

Hot Foods Hot and Cold Foods Cold! Foods that are not cooked to, held at, or stored at the right temperature are sometimes dangerous! Many foods contain small amounts of microorganisms called bacteria that will not grow if they are stored, cooked, and held correctly. However, dangerous bacteria can grow and cause foodborne illness, often referred to as food poisoning, if foods are not handled properly. Sometimes foodborne illness is mild, but other times it is severe and even fatal in some people. Foods which have been completely cooked and are to be served hot should be held at 140

Xylophone The xylophone is a musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of wooden (not steel) bars struck by mallets. It received its name from the Greek word xylon, meaning “wood”, and the word phone, meaning “sound”. The xylophone is included in band and orchestral ensembles, where it can be used both for solo work and for back up, and it is also included in drum corps pit percussion. Broadway has always used the xylophone as part of the pit orchestra. The opening to Porgy and Bess contains a difficult and impressive part for xylophone. Bruce Springsteen (pictured) also had two hit songs which incorporated the xylophone - “Born To Run” and “Hungry Heart.” Even Fred Flintstone used a xylophone. The sound of Fred’s twinkling toes at the bowling alley aren’t made by his toes... they’re made by a xylophone! http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-xylophone.

http://extension.missouri.edu/extensioninfonet/article.asp?id=3004

Calories! What are they? Calories can be defined as potential energy for the body. In fact, anything we eat is considered to be potential energy for our body. This energy can take the form of fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates or proteins, and each of these has a respective number of calories. Everyone needs a different amount of calories, depending on factors such as age, weight, and activity level. For example, a small child needs a great deal less than a full grown adult. Likewise, a construction worker needs more than someone working a desk job, because the active labor demands more calories. In order to help balance your calorie intake, you should participate in a regular exercise regimen. If you are not normally active, try jogging for just fifteen minutes each day. This j can burn from 145 to 180 calories, and will help you lose weight over time. With regular activity, you can live a healthy life,, increase your fitness level and avoid potentially serious health problems. http://healthylifejournal.org/articles/what-arecalories-and-how-do-they-affect-you/


RAY CHARLES Ray Charles was an American musician. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950’s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960’s with his crossover success on ABC Records, most notably with his Modern Sounds albums. Charles was the son of Aretha Williams, a sharecropper, and Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, mechanic and handyman. He started to lose his sight at the age of five and went completely blind by the age of seven, apparently due to glaucoma. He attended school at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine from 1937 to 1945,where he developed his musical talent. When he was 17, he moved to Seattle in 1947 (where he first met and befriended a 14 year old Quincy Jones) and soon started recording and achieved his first hit with “Confession Blues” in 1949. Following his commercial and pop crossover breakthrough with the hit single “What’d I Say”, ABC offered Charles a $50,000 annual advance, higher royalties than previously offered and eventual ownership of his masters — a very valuable and lucrative deal at the time. The single furthered Charles’s mainstream appeal, while becoming a Top 10 pop hit and selling a million copies in the United States. In 1987, he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and in 1991, he was inducted to the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. Charles died on June 10, 2004 at 11:35 a.m. of lung cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, California, surrounded by family and friends. He was 73 years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Charles

Vegetable of the Month! Eggplant! Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, sweet peppers and potatoes. One can generally describe the eggplant as having a pleasantly bitter taste and spongy texture. In addition to featuring a host of vitamins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, many which have antioxidant activity. Antioxidants reduce the risk for chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease. Choose eggplants that are firm and heavy for their size. Their skin should be smooth and shiny, and their color, whether it be purple, white or green, should be vivid. They should be free of discoloration, scars, and bruises, which usually indicate that the flesh beneath has become damaged and possibly decayed. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=22

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