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Custodians at Prairieview School have been working collaboratively with several of our teachers to build spaces that benefit both teachers and students alike. You will see standing desks (also used as floor desks by students) in Mrs. Mandru’s room. Students have flexible seating in this classroom, and thanks to Mr. Mena, there are more choices available to promote student engagement.
Mrs. Goldenberg has introduced ukuleles as part of the 5th grade musical experience this year. But where to store these valuable instruments? Mr. Mena has provided the perfect solution so that the instruments are kept secure, yet are easily available for class. Plus, this storage cart doesn’t take up much space – the students will still be able to make use of the area for other music activities.
Mrs. Csorba is in the process of rolling out our new Fab Lab. This is an area where students can create, design, problem-solve, explore, and learn together. Making the old computer lab into such an innovative space was no easy task. Mr. Mena and Mr. Ringo kept in close communication with Mrs. Csorba and Mr. Pagel to transform the room into an amazing educational arena!
I am reminded of the quote, “It takes a village,…” We are so fortunate that our custodians are a part of our village!
We wanted to let you know that we are adjusting the starting and ending times for our schools for the 2017-18 school year. We understand that any change we make to the daily schedule of our students will subsequently impact our families. This is why we are letting you know of the changes well in advance of the 2017-18 school year. These changes will have a slightly neutral impact on our K-5 students, while creating a much better situation for our students in grades 6-8. The schedule changes are provided in the following document.