Hello Prairie Queen Families,
I hope you’re all safe and well, settling into this “new normal” during our school closure. Each day I wake up and remind myself what is happening here in our community, our nation, our world is very real.
The emotions you might be feeling – fear, isolation, anxiety, frustration – you are not alone, and we’ll get through this together. We might not be together physically, but we can still stay connected. Already, we’ve seen tremendous participation on Mrs. Stephenson’s live Facebook Feeds all week. Well done, Mrs. Stephenson, what a way to start our days! The live feeds will continue through the closure and you’ll be seeing different PQ guest hosts starting Monday, Mar. 30.
The important thing to remember, don’t compare yourself. What you’re doing IS ENOUGH. Every household situation is different. During the school supply pick up earlier this week, so many parents shared their mixed emotions -- anxiety over homeschooling but also appreciation on opportunities to share more family time together. You might be a planner that likes a schedule and lots of structure or you might be someone who makes it up as you go. Neither is right or wrong. No student is going to “fall behind” because we are not at school physically for several weeks. How we approach each day is a personal design and needs to be right for you and your family.
One of our incredible paraprofessionals shared something on Facebook while she’s home with her own family, questioning herself if what she is doing at home is enough. Her son whispered to her at bedtime how much it meant to him to be together as a family during all this. She said, “My heart burst for about the thousandth time this week. Fear, uncertainty and so many other emotions are vying for my heart’s attention right now – gratefulness continues to help steady me.”
We need to give ourselves grace and know that we can do this, and what we are doing is enough. Let us all find the unexpected joys in our lives right now and let that steady us.
Facebook Live Schedule
We’ve been thrilled with the amount of families joining us each weekday morning at 9:30 a.m. for a fun, daily assignment idea! Mrs. Stephenson rocked our first week, which continues each weekday during the closure until May 1. Each day will follow a theme:
Monday – Math Monday
Tuesday – Tell Me a Story Tuesday
Wednesday – Writing Wednesday
Thursday – Think About It Thursday (Science)
Friday – Fun Friday (Up to the host!)
Starting Monday, Mar. 30, a different staff member will host each day. So we can have more chances for our staff, who miss you all so much, a chance to visit our Prairie Queen community! Keep those comments and pictures coming when you join live every weekday morning from 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.!
Plant Sale 2020
The Plant Sale will continue this year but will look a little different logistically. We think it’s important during this COVID-19 crisis to help support locally owned businesses like our plant sale partner, Janet’s Jungle. It’s also an opportunity to purchase plants to beautify our yards and neighborhoods while we are home and spending more time outdoors.
A few dates to note:
Selling dates - Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 10
Pick-up - Saturday, May 2 (time and logistics TBD)
Check out the catalog now at http://www.janetsjungle.com/uploads/1/1/9/4/119408526/2020_r2_catalog.pdf
Reminder! PLCS Closed Starting March 23
Papillion La Vista Community Schools will be closed starting March 23 with no designated return date at this time. We will be working with local and state health officials to re-evaluate the closure every two weeks.
Click here to visit the COVID-19 website for more information.
Are You Moving?
If you are moving out of the Prairie Queen attendance area this summer (not families affected by the boundary changes), please let us know by contacting Amy Rogerson at email@example.com. This information helps us plan for the upcoming school year and helps with moving families’ transitions to their new school. Thank you for your help and remember, once a Prairie Queen Mustang, ALWAYS a Prairie Queen Mustang!
PLV Cares Crisis Hotline
Papillion La Vista Community Schools has implemented a crisis hotline for students and parents to use FREE of charge. Are you concerned about your child? Do you have family issues and need some extra support? Call 531-444-CARE (2273) for FREE counseling 24/7. #PLVCares
Lunch visitor sign-up
A Sign-Up Genius is in place for visitors wanting to come to lunch. The dates for the school year are availalbe now, eight slots a day, for eight total visitors each day between 11:20 and 12:35. Visitors may bring lunch or purchase lunch here and will eat at a lunch table w/their student in the hallway. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4AABAE2DAAF85-pqlunch
West Parking Lot Entrance closed during arrival/dismissal
The west parking lot entrance off of 125th St and Cove Hollow Dr will be closed to all neighborhood and school traffic during arrival and dismissal for safety concerns.
11:45-12:15 1st Grade
11:50-12:20 2nd Grade
11:20-11:50 3rd Grade
11:55-12:25 4th Grade
11:35-12:05 5th Grade
12:00-12:30 6th Grade
The lunch prices for the 2019-20 school year are as follows:
Elementary Lunch $2.20
Milk $ .55
Reduced $ .40
Adult Lunch $3.05
Prairie Queen is “Closed” School
Prairie Queen is considered a “closed” school. If you move out of our attendance area, you may only be allowed to finish the current school year here. Any requests beyond that will not be approved. The district uses this process to help manage school/class sizes as much as possible. Please contact Student Services at 402-537-6214 if you have questions.
Kids Club Consolidation Site
When there is no school or we experience a Snow Day, Prairie Queen Kids Club will be held at Walnut Creek. Walnut Creek Kids Club contact number is 402-898-9633.
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