CICS Prairie will be closed on Monday, January 6, due to dangerously cold temperatures. Please click or call for updates and stay warm, Eagles!
We invite our parents to click here for helpful information about upcoming NWEA tests.
Isis, a CICS Prairie kindergartner, sings the Prairie Pride song!
4 English Muffins, 2 hard-boiled eggs, olive oil, sliced tomatoes, grated mozzarella, oregano, Kosher salt
1. Make hard-cooked eggs.
2. Toast 8 English-muffin halves and place on a cookie sheet.
3. Drizzle each with olive oil, then layer on tomato slices, hard-cooked egg slices (1/2 an egg each), and a little grated mozzarella.
4. Sprinkle with oregano and kosher salt.
5. Broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Distinctive Schools has changed the date of the early dismissal day in February. CICS Prairie will now dismiss students at 11:30 a.m. on February 12, 2014, and not on February 5, 2014, as previously planned. We will follow the regular Wednesday schedule on February 5. Please plan accordingly and contact us with any questions. Thank you!
CICS Prairie held the 2013-2014 National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) induction ceremony yesterday. The Prairie chapter of the NJHS emphasizes leadership, good character and service to the surrounding area. Members engage in local and national service projects that aim to give back to the community. Congratulations to the following middle school students, who were honored at the ceremony: Myron Lewis, Amala Okoye, Laniya Hudson, Mirna Roque Megan Lee, Justin Houston, Gabrielle Rivera, Kayla Kyles, Illie Benton, Christin Wright, and Armon Bailey. Great work, Eagles!
CICS Prairie middle school students Megan, Brianna, Denisha, Kelsey, and Antoinette practice their routine before drill team tryouts!
Did you know that CICS Prairie seventh grader Kenya Hill won a recent Junior Grand Prix tennis tournament at Homewood Flossmoor High School? Way to go, Kenya! You may remember this story from last school year about her dream to pursue tennis in high school, college, and beyond!
The CICS Prairie Run Club ran the Pumpkins in the Park 5K in Lincoln Park over the weekend. Led by Ms. Harkins, they’ve practiced twice a week this school year to prepare for their big race!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Town Hall meeting with CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. We have made a great first step in strengthening our parent voice and, as a result, will establish a charter school advisory board to support our advocacy efforts and bolster our campaign for equal funding.
Please contact Ms. Steinberg (email@example.com) or Mrs. Pinto (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in supporting future advocacy efforts.
September 16: After school programs begin
September 17: Prairie Parent Teacher League holds its first meeting
September 18: 11:30 dismissal
Attention parents, grandparents, and guardians!
Please join us for a unique opportunity. The Charter Parents Union is hosting a town hall meeting with Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and staff. Have your voices heard, ask questions, and advocate for equal funding. We need your help and your voice to spread the word, change the system, and give our kids what they deserve-”Same Taxes, Same Students, Same Funding.”
When: Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Chicago Bulls College Prep (2040 W Adams) ***Transportation will be provided***
RSVP: Please confirm your participation with Ms. Pinto, Ms. Steinberg, or the office.
Peagle, our Prairie Pride mascot, shows some love for our dedicated Dean, Ms. Brown. Thanks to Ms. Brown and the entire Prairie staff for setting lofty expectations and a positive tone this 2013-14 school year!
Help make the first day of school a breeze by dropping your supplies off ahead of time! Supplies will be accepted at school next Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please place all materials in clearly labeled bags or boxes. To view your child’s supply list, follow the link(s) on the right of the CICS Prairie home page under “Quick Parent Links.” Thank you, parents!
We also encourage families to pursue Barnes and Noble’s summer reading program “Imagination’s Destination” where students can earn a free book by participating. Click here for more information.