CICS Prairie hosts Family Science and Math Night for students in grades 5-8 and their families on Tuesday, March 18 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. For more information, click here. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks to your advocacy efforts, CICS has earned substantial funding that was owed to charter schools! Help us further bolster our equal funding advocacy efforts by joining us in Springfield on April 8. Stay tuned to our website and/or Facebook page for impending details.
Good luck on the ISAT test, Eagles!
Did you know that NWEA MAP scores are predictors of future ACT benchmark scores and, therefore, are valid indicators of college readiness? Your child’s scores are provided by the classroom teacher for Fall, Winter and Spring. Click the image below to enlarge it and then locate where your child currently ranks in terms of college readiness.
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks (www.freshpicks.com) is partnering with The Office of Student Health and Wellness at CPS to support our wellness efforts with fresh fruits and veggies! Fresh Picks will deliver healthy foods to school families for better eating and cooking at home. Refer to the information in your student’s Thursday Folder for instructions on how to sign up!
Our kindergartners practiced making predictions last week when they predicted whether or not the groundhog would see his shadow. Here’s what their teacher, Ms. Carmichael, said about the activity, “On February 3, 2014, after learning about groundhogs and their important job on Groundhog’s Day, my students had to predict if the groundhog would see his shadow or not. They each got a groundhog graphic to color, label, and place on a graph. As the graph grew, the class examined the results until all students had participated. We then watched the video of Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby emerging on February 2, 2014 to reveal that we would have six more weeks of winter! The students then discussed and wrote about whether their prediction was right or wrong onto paper mittens. This was a great cross-curricular activity for my students, incorporating reading, science, math, and writing.”
Please mark your calendars as CICS Prairie will host Family Literacy Night on Thursday, February 27. The theme is “Dr. Seuss” and students in grades K-4 and their parents are all invited for reading games, refreshments, a book swap, and a read-aloud. We look forward to seeing you!
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Please note that CICS Prairie will be open on Wednesday, January 29. We look forward to welcoming our students for another exceptional school day!
CICS Prairie will remain closed on Tuesday, January 28 due to inclement weather. We expect school to resume as usual on Wednesday. Please stay connected to our website and/or Facebook page for updates and stay warm, Eagles!
CICS Prairie will be closed on Monday, January 27 due to dangerously low temperatures. Please click or call for updates and stay warm, Eagles!
Students showcased their skills and creativity at the annual CICS Prairie Invention Convention shortly before winter break. Over 150 students in grades 5-8 participated in the event. Our inventors were tasked with designing a new invention or process that solved a problem in some form or fashion. Entries included the “Super Sweater,” a sweater with expanding sides, a pencil case made entirely out of recycled material, and a Monopoly-like board game that helps its players lose weight!
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Please note that CICS Prairie will be open on Wednesday, January 8. We look forward to welcoming our students back for a great school day and a superb second half of the school year!
CICS Prairie will be closed again on Tuesday, January 7, due to dangerously low temperatures. At this time, school is expected to be open on Wednesday. Please click or call for updates and continue to stay safe, Eagles!
CICS Prairie will be closed on Monday, January 6, due to dangerously cold temperatures. Please click or call for updates and stay warm, Eagles!