WolfPack News

Save the Date: Prescott 5th Annual Walk-a-thon, June 9

posted May 8, 2017, 9:01 AM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated May 8, 2017, 12:16 PM ]

On Friday, June 9th Prescott students will be participating in the Prescott 5th Annual Wellness Walk-a-thon to promote wellness and help raise funds for Prescott!

WHAT: Prescott 5th Annual Wellness Walk-a-thon is an active and healthy fundraiser with lots of fun activities planned. Throughout the afternoon, each classroom will be encouraged to walk laps around the track at Wrightwood Park. Kindergarten-3rd grades will walk from 1:30pm to 2:00pm and 4th- 8th grades will walk from 2:30pm-3:00pm. Leading up to the event, PE Teacher Coach D will incorporate walking activities into PE class and reinforce healthy eating habits. DePaul Blue Demon Track team will be there to help with warm up and walking.

 WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2017

WHERE: Wrightwood Park track located across from the school at Wrightwood/Ashland Streets

WHY: To promote health and wellness AND help raise funds for school expenses that supplement the students’ learning, but are not covered by the CPS budget. Some examples include technology, field trip buses, books, sports equipment and uniforms, and school supplies.

HOW: We invite family and friends to join us in helping raise funds by asking family and friends to sponsor them based on the number of laps they walk. Sponsors can pledge per lap or with a flat donation. Use your Pledge Sheet (below) for collecting funds for each lap your student(s) will walk around the track. Turn your Pledge sheet into your classroom teacher by Friday, June 2. Students will be provided with T-shirts to wear on Walk-a-thon day.

CORPORATE/BUSINESS DONOR: Please help us recruit sponsors for the event sponsorship levels below. If you know of any business or corporation that may be interested, please provide them with the corporate sponsorship letter and form below. Feel free to use these letters when visiting your favorite restaurant or local business.

·       Well Wolf Sponsor: $1,000 and above

·       Get Energized Sponsor: $500-$999

·       Get-in-Shape Sponsor: $250-$499

·       Get Moving Sponsor: $100-$249


100% of the money raised goes to our school.

Any donations are greatly appreciation.

Prescott Drama Club Presents Charlotte's Web

posted Mar 27, 2017, 5:01 PM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 5:06 PM ]

Don't miss Prescott Drama Club's presentation of EB White's Charlotte's Web. Students and staff are hard at work preparing for two shows on Friday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. Reserve your tickets by visiting the Charlotte's Web table the week of March 27th at the Lost and Found nook before or after school. Tickets can only be reserved by an adult. Tickets are $5.

Sneak peak: Students' paintings up for bid

posted Mar 9, 2017, 8:26 AM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 8:32 AM ]

Ms. Stefan's 3rd grade class created a painting of Wrigley Field
Check out Prescott art teacher Ms. Ammons' blog and get a sneak peak at the one-of-a-kind paintings students created to auction off at the upcoming Prescott fundraiser on March 11! Amazing work! Get ready to bid! 


Join Prescott Artists for an Inaugural Art Ball

posted Jan 19, 2017, 1:26 PM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 1:26 PM ]

Inauguration Day: Friday, January 20th  5:30-7:00 PM
at Prescott School

The art show is a culmination of social studies lessons and art lessons focused on the 2016 presidential election.  Students studied the constitution and followed the election process in class with Mrs. Edwards.  They chose election issues they feel most strongly about to inspire art pieces including over 50 unique collages, paintings and sculptures.  The topics they chose include climate change, education funding, gender and racial equality, gun violence and immigration.

Fifth grade students will be taking part in a performance art piece!  They will be creating abstract and expressionistic paintings to illustrate the following prompt:  If you could speak at the inauguration, what would you tell our new president?  The project is designed to make students think about what it feels like to use art as their voice.  They will hold their own work at various spots around the exhibit, and they will have their mouths taped shut for a dramatic effect.  Visitors can try to interpret their work and then read about what they were trying to visually express!  It has been fun to work with them on this because they are so used to representational work.  Abstract work is a real challenge for them!

The 6-8th grade students will be dressing to impress, and will be eager to chat with you about their work.  Light refreshments will be served, and we will have a live band performing!  Join us or volunteer if you can!

How can you help us?

Donate Refreshments
Donate Plates, Utensils and Cups
Monitor Refreshments 
Help Clean and Organize Afterwards

Let Prescott art teacher Ms. Ammons know if you can help!  eaammons@cps.edu
For more information visit, Inaugural art exhibit

Join us for Taste of Prescott, February 24th

posted Jan 9, 2017, 1:27 PM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 1:38 PM ]

Dear Prescott Community,


As we approach the holiday celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it seems like a perfect moment to share an update about OUR special upcoming celebration of culture and diversity!

Whilst originally scheduled for this Friday, we learned at a later time that our event clashed with the Art Ball, hence the date change far in advance to hopefully include as many Prescott families as possible.


If you are reading about our family-led event for the first time, we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your children for our second annual FREE “Taste of Prescott” which will now take place on Friday February 24th from 6-9pm.


This fun-filled and unique Prescott community celebration will be held in a beautiful donated art gallery location, courtesy of the Chicago Art Department at 1932 South Halsted, Suite 100 in Pilsen. This exciting event gives us an opportunity as Prescott families, teachers, faculty and staff to get connected and enjoy some diverse food samples, international sounds and multi-cultural children’s art projects, tattoos, face-painting and more! 


Our culture specific food tables last year were BEYOND IMPRESSIVE! It was a true culinary showcase of incredible Prescott talent. We will gladly welcome any and all food items from empanadas to matzo balls! 

We will also host a small bar with beverages for all. Volunteer/ food sign-up /RSVP slips will follow soon.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved in the planning, set-up or assist during our unique event. Much of the preparation and organization will be done via e-mail/ text to minimize the time intrusion factor. We will host a brief information meeting with translators available. Please feel free to stop by, even if it just for a few minutes if you wish to share an idea or offer a little help.


Friday 27th January, 8:50-9:45am -Information / Planning Meeting at Prescott in MPR /Cafeteria area.


Please also kindly remember that in addition to our FREE Taste of Prescott gathering, we also have our crucially important Prescott Fundraiser that sincerely needs ALL of our support. 


Even if you cannot attend the event at WhirlyBall on Saturday March 11th, 2017 from 7pm-11pm, you can still donate or pledge assistance in many different ways. 

Our highly dedicated Fundraiser Pack Leaders will be glad to hear from you! Please click on the link for more details about the event and learn ways to show your love for Prescott.




We look forward to seeing you all at the Taste of Prescott!


En Espanol –Liliana Salamanca at Liliana@sweetladyflan.com or (773) 612-4113

Po Polsku- Edyta Stepien at edyta@edytastepien.com or (773) 818-8058

English –Janette Gilmartin at jgilmartin13@gmail.com or (773) 544-5971


Taste of Prescott Pack Leaders.


Prescott 5th Annual Fundraiser Set for March 11

posted Jan 9, 2017, 1:19 PM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Help us cookup funds for Prescott at the Pampered Chef Pop-Up Fundraiser October, 28

posted Oct 24, 2016, 8:59 AM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 9:05 AM ]


Help us support Prescott, our teachers and our students by attending our Pampered Chef pop-up fundraiser on Friday, October 28th.  This is historically our most successful pop-up event as 20% of all sales goes straight back to Prescott.   All funds raised will be used to support new programming as well as various middle school needs.

Our host Laura will demo new Pampered Chef products as she slices, dices, sautes, bakes and prepares hearty fall recipes!


For those of you that like to cook or simply want learn, Pampered Chef products are the best!  I still use the products I bought from our very first show years ago!  As I look around my kitchen, I see a wine opener (of course!), a cutting board, the “chopper”, various spatulas, aluminum stacking bowls, measuring cups and cookie cutters!

What better time to stock up on cooking gadgets than just before the holidays!

Please check out the link above and join us for a glass of wine, good food and great company!   Amy (mom to Charlie, 4th grade and Xander, PreK) has graciously offered to hold the party at her house which is only a few blocks from Prescott.  

Happy Cooking!

Field Day, Friday September 16! Volunteers and Water Needed

posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:06 AM by Jennifer Lister   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 9:07 AM ]

Dear Prescott Families and Friends:

On Friday, September 16 Prescott will host our annual Field Day.  We are looking for volunteers for both our Kindergarten and 1st-8th grade Field Day.

Volunteers for the Kindergarten Field Day are needed from 1-2:45 and should meet on the playground.

Volunteers for the 1st - 8th grade Field Day are needed from 12:45-3:45 and should meet at Wrightwood Park.

We are also in need of cases of water.  Each child will receive a bottle of water and a snack in the classroom at the conclusion of Field Day.  We are asking for the mini bottles.  Please drop water off in the multi-purpose room no later than Wednesday, September 14.

If you're able to volunteer please e-mail Caryn Marcus at carynsandersmarcus@yahoo.com.

Thank you so much for you support of Field Day and our students!

Curriculum Night, PreK-4th Grade, September 15, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:00 AM by Jennifer Lister

Attention PreK-4th Grade families! Please join us for Curriculum Night, Thursday, September 15 from 5:30-6:45. See the flyer for details.

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