Prairie Creek Community School is a public, elementary charter school located in Castle Rock, Minnesota. Here,180 students and their teachers join together in passionate inquiry, project-based discovery, and hands-on learning.
We believe as John Dewey did that students construct their skilled understanding of the world from genuine experiences. They learn math as they run a bodega or quantify the day's recycling. They create their own courts and legislatures as they study government. They become scientists as they design bird-feeding stations and map the geography of the school's woods and meadows.
Accordingto the principles of progressive education, children at PrairieCreek learnhow to learn by doing. They pose questions,they wonder aloud, they bring their natural curiosities to the classroom forfull consideration. Each school day provides them with real-world opportunities to explore, to inquire, to answer—all the while supported by teachers who channel these ambitions into structured, creative projects and challenging lessons.
In philosophy and in practice, Prairie Creek's progressive curriculum invites students to roll up their sleeves and jump right in to learning—learning that recognizes their lives, during these few years and beyond, as intriguing
and collaborative adventures.
September 16, 2014 A parent-only evening during the third week of school. We strongly encourage both parents to participate in this crucial introduction to your child’s year, held in the school gym and classrooms. 6:15pm Gathering time (refreshments served in the concourse)
6:45pm Director's welcome and remarks
7:00pm Classroom meetings
7:45pm Classrooms open, teachers available informally for questions
Childcare is available for pre-school and older children (no babies or toddlers in childcare please). RSVP to the office at 507.645.9640 or email email@example.com
School Picture Day
Monday, September 22, 2014
Goal Setting Conferences
Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:30pm-8:00pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 8:00am-5:00pm
Conference Day Childcare
Childcare will be provided for families on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 7:30am to 5:45pm. The cost of childcare will be $30 per child. You can register your child by filling out the online form here. If you have any questions please call the office.