Prairie Queen Elementary


  • Principal's Corner

    Hello Prairie Queen Families!

    Many of you have asked about changes and growth in both students and staff next year and I’m excited to announce some 2019-20 developments with you

    We’re adding a 5th and 6th grade section. We are now at four sections in each grade level K-4 and three sections for 5th and 6th.

    Is there enough space? The District will be moving in two portables, two classrooms in each one. The portables will be located on the Northeast side of the school, behind the original playground.

    Our leadership team is growing as well. I’m so excited to welcome Rachael Stephenson to our PQ Family. Ms. Stephenson is moving from Parkview Heights Elementary into a new leadership role sharing her talents between PLCS and UNO. Her role will involve mentoring and coaching new PLCS teachers and providing administrative support to PQ. Ms. Stephenson has a Bachelors Degree (Music Education) from Northwest Missouri State University, and a Masters Degree (Educational Leadership) from Doane University. She is completing her 10th year in PLCS, and has completed administrative work at PVH and PA.

    We know you’ll welcome Ms. Stephenson and her family, husband Adam and children Aiden, Elliana, Maddyn and Cohen with open arms and all the warmth and kindness you've shown the staff here. I’ve gushed about what a phenomenal community she’s joining here at Prairie Queen!

    The last month of the school year is upon us, continue to stay tuned for other news on teachers, grade levels and other end of year events!

    Pam Lowndes

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  • Upcoming Dates

    May 1 CNO Culvers LaVista

    May 2 KG picnic PQ Recreation Lake

    May 3 4th Grd Field Trip Portal House

    May 4 Plant Sale Pick Up

    May 6 – 10 Staff Appreciation Week

    May 6 JAMS last meeting

    May 6 6th Grd Track Meet PLSHS

    May 8 5th Grd Field Trip Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center

    May 8 Reach For Success

    May 13 3rd Grd Field Trip UNO Planetarium

    May 13 4th Grd Field Trip to Lincoln

    May 14 6th Grd Field Trip to Papio Fun Plex

    May 17 5th Grd Parent Event 10 a.m.

    May 17 3rd Grd Paren Event 2 p.m.

    May 20 1st Grd Field Trip Lauritzen Gardens

    May 22 CNO Amigos

    May 23 2nd Grd Parent Event

    May 23 Drama Play

    May 24 Talent Show

    May 28 Field Day

    May 29 Last Day of School Early Release 11:40




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  • Lunch Schedule

    11:25-11:55 Kindergarten
    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

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  • Lunch Prices

    The lunch prices for the 2018-19 school year are as follows:

                Elementary Lunch          $2.20

                Milk                              $ .55

                Reduced                       $ .40

                Adult Lunch                   $3.05

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  • From the PQ Health Office

    End of Year Medication Pick-Up

    On Friday, May 24th, we’ll start sending home medications stored in the health office. We will send home inhalers and Epi-pens on Tuesday, May 28th. Any medications left after May 29th, will be properly disposed. If you don’t want your child(ren) to bring their medication home, and would rather pick it up yourself, please contact the health office.

    2019-2020 Action Plans

    To care for your child(ren) safely and appropriately at school, Papillion La Vista Community Schools asks all parents with children who have asthma, severe allergies, diabetes or seizures keep an action plan on file in the health office. This includes students that self-manage their asthma or diabetes. All forms, including medication permits, are available for download at under Health Services, or from your school nurse. Please print the necessary forms, take them to your child’s doctor for updates, and then send in the completed forms, with medications, to the school health office on or before the first day of school. Remember, new care plans are required each school year.

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  • Are you moving?

    If you plan to move out of the Prairie Queen attendance area this summer, please let us know by emailing the front office, Amy Rogerson at  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! 


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  • PQ Summer Office Hours

    After May 29th, office summer hours/dates are:

    June 14 -- 21:  8 am - 4 p.m.

    July 10:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    July 17:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The office opens July 22 for the 2019-20 school year.  Please email Amy Rogerson at if you have any questions.

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  • 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.


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  • 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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