IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

Prairie View Elementary School



Things People Appreciate

Web-based teaching tools

Adding math and reading tools that the kids can use on i-pads and computers make learning seem more like a game. They are valuable tools in my estimation, as they keep the kids engaged a lot better than a sheet of math problems do.

Excellent staff

We have been very happy with the teachers and support staff at Prairie View.

I love the traditions

I like that the kids can dress up for Halloween and have a parade and party. I love that there can be a variety of Christmas songs sung at the winter extravaganza, and that patriotic songs that mention God can be sung.

Parent involvement

There are many ways to be involved with the school or classroom, and parent participation is welcome!

Love the communication our teachers have via email and blogs!

Thank you to our teachers for keeping parents informed. I love the emails, blog-o-spheres, photos, etc. that teachers communicate with. It's wonderful to feel a part of your child's day when you can't volunteer in the classroom.

Things to Improve

Figure out overpopulation issue

Prairie View, and the Five Mile Prairie area, have an overpopulation issue. Students are being bused 30 plus minutes away to a non-neighborhood school and are missing valuable class time to do so. Students not being able to attend their neighborhood elementary school is a huge issue for the area.

School improvement

Continued professional development, goal setting as a team, less standardized testing, and more creative freedom for teachers.

Overview of the curriculum for the year

Parents need to know what they are going to be working on, before, not after, they do it. We also need resources to go to so we can learn it ourselves, if needed, and be able to work with our kids. Elementary school foundation is important for overall success.

Math

Drop Common Core. Not only is it frustrating for students, it is frustrating when teachers send home homework that parents can't even help their child with. It's not being used at the college level, why use it in grade school?

Class sizes

Having the smallest teacher:student ratio possible to ensure that students are being challenged, not left behind.

Other Thoughts Shared

Mead District is the BEST

I believe Mead is a top notch district. They provide an excellent education. Committed teachers, great school leadership, a desire to create great community at each school, and high success rates for students, all combine to make this the best district!

Security

I appreciate the security procedures that are in place and adhered to at Prairie View.

Community

I love that most of the students at Prairie View live within a few minutes of each other. This brings familiarity to the people in the community and seems to increase the support that comes from others who don't have kids in the schools since they are still impacted by the neighboring kids.

Elementary sports

Many districts do not support elementary sports but this has been a mainstay in Mead.

I hate all the standardized testing

My children perform below grade level but are still taking the tests for things they have not learned yet. They are very stressed out buy the tests and feel like giving up on school because they "don't get it". I know kids need to be evaluated to see what they have learned, but it's too much testing.

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