October 3, 2016


             “Fuel Up to Play 60”


Students in grades K-6 in our district are currently participating in this program.  This is a nationwide program designed to help students, working with adults, make themselves and their schools healthier.  The program is sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.  It encourages children to get involved in making positive, healthy changes in/out of their schools.  It has been proven that healthy eating and physical activity can contribute to higher levels of student achievement.  The outline of the program is below:


Ø  Each student will receive a list of daily fitness exercise/activities. 

Ø  Each student will receive a monthly calendar.  This calendar will be used to keep the records of the student’s physical activity for the month. 

Ø  He/She must participate in the physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day, 3 days a week.

Ø  He/She must record their activity on the calendar and the calendar has to be signed by the parent/guardian for verification.

Ø  At the end of every month, prizes will be awarded.  There will be a raffle drawing for the prizes.  In order to be eligible for the drawing, the student has to bring in their calendar every two weeks and show the physical education teacher, Mr. Valley or Mr. Hudak.  Each time they bring in the calendar, they will earn a raffle ticket.  He/She can earn up to two tickets per month to be put in the raffle drawing.


Fall Fundraiser – Please note final day for fundraiser is Monday, October 10th


Please be reminded that Monday, October 10, 2016, is the last day to turn in orders for our Fall Fundraiser which includes “Yankee Candles” and Cookie Dough brochure.  All checks are to be made out to Prospect Elementary School.  Please place your order forms and money/check in an envelope marked fall fundraiser.  Please place your child’s name, teacher’s name and room number on the front of the envelope. Please be reminded that this is a prepaid sale and payment needs to accompany the order.   Please use the Yankee Candle Order form for Yankee Candle orders, the back of the Crazy about Cookies Brochure for the cookie dough orders, and the generic order form for the Snackin’ in the USA brochure.  You can total all three forms and write one check to Prospect Elementary School or send cash for all three orders or a combination of both.


Destination Imagination


Prospect Elementary has an opportunity to be involved with the Destination Imagination Program for the 2016-2017 school year.  This program’s focus is to develop creative thinkers and develop skills for the 21st century.  In the K-2 setting the Destination Imagination team(s) is not competitive, the teams are not judged, and they receive no trophies.  They are considered rising stars.  At the third grade level, the Destination Imagination Team is competitive.  In order to offer this program we need interested parents who would take on the team leader facilitator role.  There is a training session you would need to attend.  To learn more about this opportunity you could check out the website at www.region1di.org.  If you are interested in being a team leader facilitator please email Mrs. Cynthia Schnellbach, Gifted Supervisor, at Cynthia.schnellbach@neomin.org

or send a note to school to my attention, Mrs. Gratz, before Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Please consider this opportunity.


Picture Day


Picture Day at Prospect Elementary will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

The picture flyer will be sent home in the folders.  If you wish to purchase school pictures, please mark your selection in the different categories on the flyer and place the sheet and money in the envelope that is provided.  Please make your check payable to Inter-State Studio of Ohio, Inc.


Vehicle Day/Career Day


Vehicle Day was a truly exciting adventure for our students in K-2, and Career Day for our third grade students was a great experience.  The PTO sponsored both events this past week on Tuesday, September 2oth.  Many community organizations and service agencies were invited to attend.  Each group was asked to bring their vehicle that they utilize in their career and create a 5 minute presentation that outlined what their career entailed and skills needed.  Our students travelled from one vehicle to another as a class and learned about different jobs that people are involved in that help to make our community work.  The Girard Fire and Police Department along with Girard Free Library and Molly Maid were a few of the vehicles that the students had the opportunity to visit.  We want to

Our third grade was given the opportunity to learn about many career opportunities in a different format.  The presenters travelled from room to room and the students were very engaged in the information that the presenters shared about their careers:  1.  Fitness Room –Ms. Lisa Timlo, PAC dance instructor   2.  Law room – State Highway Patrolman, Mr. John Lamm  3.  Medical Room – Pharmacist, Mr. Bowman  4.  Food Room – Mr. Jorge Carreno from Margharitas  5.  Military Room – Sergeant Hernandez  were the presenters that dazzled our students.  It was a great opportunity for our children to learn about their community through both events.  Thank you again PTO for arranging this for us.  We want to thank all of the community agencies, organizations, or businesses that took time to be a part of this day for our students.


Conferences – October 13, 2016


Please note that Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2016 from 2:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M.  It is an early dismissal day on that day for our students.  Students will be released at 1:45 P.M.  Information will be forthcoming.


Hat Day


The PTO will be sponsoring a “HAT DAY” on Friday, October 7, 2016.  If a student would like to wear their favorite hat to school and all day during school, the student will need to bring in $1.00.  The funds raised on this day helps to defray costs for different programs that are sponsored by the PTO throughout the year.