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Prairie Trail Stomped Out Bullying
Prairie Trail Staff and Students spent the week working together to Stomp Out Bullying. Students showed support by participating in dress up days and activities that brought awareness to the need to Stomp out Bullying.  Please click here to see some of the activities for the week. 


Artist of the Month
Congratulations to the following students that were selected for October Artist of the Month:
  • Kindergarten -Payton Joynes-Magic Carpet
  • First Grade - Mason Royal-Wyoming Trees
  • Second Grade -Grace Buch-Symmetrical Sarcophagus
  • Third Grade - Jack Whitmore-Aboriginal Dot Art
  • Fourth Grade - Luke Robie-Op Art
  • Fifth Grade -Sarah Barnes-Observational Drawing
   Click here to view October Artist of the Month slideshow.

Picture Re-Take Day
 
School picture Retake day will be Thursday, October 30th, 2014.  If your student was absent on picture day, they will be added to the schedule and have their picture taken that day for school records and identification purposes.  If you are unhappy with the portrait package you purchased and would like to have your student's picture re-taken, please return the entire portrait package with your student.  Please call the office at 515-965-9605 if you have any questions.


 
This is drop-off week for the Winter Clothing Donation Drive:
This week, each of Ankeny's schools will accept clean, gently-used winter clothing to donate to Ankeny children in need.  If you have coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves or boots you would like to donate, please drop them off at your child's school.  Items will be accepted during school hours, October 20-24

The donation drive is sponsored by a new program called F.E.W.D. (Faith and Education Winter Donations), supported by Project Fresh Start through the Ankeny Community Education Department.  

For more information, please contact Community Education at 515-289-3961 or Dave Kissinger, Ankeny Community Education Advisory Council, 515-491-2049 or dkiss806@juno.com.
Purchase your "Pink Out" shirt in the AHS Activities Office:

Help Ankeny Schools raise breast cancer awareness by purchasing a "Pink Out" T-shirt!  They are now available in the AHS Activities Office for $13.  This year’s design is gray with pink lettering.  A few of last year’s design are still available for $5, pink with gray lettering.  If you have any questions, please contact the Activities Office at 963-4335.


Register today! Community Ed art classes are filling up quickly:

The Community Education Department and the Ankeny Art Center are partnering to bring three art class opportunities to your child on Saturdays!  

  • Art Exploration - children in grades K-8 will create and bring home drawings, paintings, and much more.
  • Pottery Hand Building - children in grades K-4 will roll-out clay, press stamps, and create sculptures to bring home.
  • Pottery Wheel - children in grades 5-8 will learn techniques to create a bowl to be fired and taken home.

Classes are filling up fast, sign up today at http://ankeny.revtrak.net/tek9.asp.


Polk County Health flu clinics scheduled at Ankeny schools:
The Ankeny Community School District is again partnering with the Polk County Health Department to provide seasonal flu vaccination clinics in Ankeny Schools October 9 and November 6. The influenza vaccination will be available to all staff and students, and will be open to the public.  Learn more about the flu clinics here.

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