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Prairie Ridge Announcements
Iowa Youth Survey 2014 for Sixth Graders:
The Ankeny Community School District has agreed to administer the Iowa Youth Survey to students in 6th, 8th, and 11th grades between September 29 and October 31.  Directed by the Iowa Department of Public Health in partnership with the Iowa Departments of Education and Human Rights, the survey collects information about Iowa youth in order to better understand their beliefs, values, and decisions about what makes them feel secure, strong, and safe in their communities, schools, and families.  In addition, information is collected about their ideas on alcohol, tobacco, drugs, bullying and harassment, and violence prevention.   Participation in the survey is anonymous and strictly voluntary, and no student is required to fill out the questionnaire.  Please click here to read the parent letter for more information. 

If you do not want your child to participate, simply sign and return the third page to the Prairie Ridge Office by Wednesday, September 24.  Thank you.


Parent/Teacher Conferences-Fall 2014
Prairie Ridge Middle School will be held on Tuesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 2nd.  When you arrive at conferences please first sign-in at the door.
 
To eliminate the amount of time you have to wait to see teachers, we are recommending time slots based on your child’s last name.  Please attend conferences at the time you have been assigned.  If the scheduled time is an impossibility to attend, please contact Associate Principal Joy Linquist, via email joy.linquist@ankenyschools.org to reschedule. 
 
Conferences will be held in the cafeteria and gymnasiums.  Please log into Infinite Campus and bring with you your child's schedule.
Tuesday September 30, 2014
4:30 – 5:50pm (A – Ca)
5:30 – 6:30pm (Ce – F)
6:30 – 7:30pm (G – H)
7:30 – 8:30pm (I – L)
 
Thursday October 2, 2014
4:30 – 5:30pm (M – N)
5:30 – 6:30pm (O – R)
6:30 – 7:30pm  (S-T)
7:30 – 8:30pm (U – Z)
 

Has Your 7th Grader Gotten Their tDap Shot Yet?
 Has your 7th grader had their dTap shot?  Our school needs to have a copy of the immunization on file, so if you haven't turned in a copy of the sheet, please have your child bring it to the nurse's office.  The State of Iowa requires all 7th graders born after September 15, 2000, to have the booster "Tdap".  If the child does not receive this vaccine by October 14th, the State of Iowa is enforcing this law, and they will be excluded from school.  For free immunizations, call Polk County Health Department at 515-286-3798.  If you have any questions, feel free to call our school nurse, Regina Ehrlich at 965-9705.


Prairie Ridge Middle School September 2014 Newsletter
The September 2014 newsletter for Prairie Ridge Middle School is now available on line.  Read more here



Update Contact Information
The school district utilizes a number of methods to notify parents and guardians.  One of the most immediate ways is by utilizing the Blackboard Connect Parent Notification System.  This system will only work, however, if the contact information given to the school by parents and guardians is accurate, up to date, and complete.  If you have a change in address, e-mail or phone, it is imperative that you call the school and update your information right away.


Healthy Snacks
Parents:  Due to students eating at different times on Wednesday's, we are allowing students to bring a healthy snack to eat during 3rd period (6th graders) and 7th period (7th graders).  These are approved snacks from our food and nutrition department:

Animal Crackers

Pretzels

Crackers

Baked Chips

Granola Bars

Gold Fish

These items are also available for purchase in our cafeteria if students forget their snack.  The items must, however, be purchased during the breakfast shift.  


Order Your Prairie Ridge Yearbook
Time to purchase and buy early, your 2014-2015 Prairie Ridge Yearbook!  The Yearbook will only be available to order online this year.  Click here to purchase your 2014-2015 Yearbook.  The cost is $25.  

 
 

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