What's New at Prescott Elementary
Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival
Families are invited to attend the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Clarke University, Kehl Center Gym. The festival is free and open to the public.
The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers in their local communities.
Exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for students and their families. Attendees can explore the galaxy by taking a tour through our solar system in a modern planetarium. In addition, they can control a robot, operate a flight simulator, discover healthcare fields, conduct exciting scientific experiments, and much more!
The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership led by the Northeast Iowa Region Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Dubuque Community School District, Holy Family Catholic Schools, Dubuque Works, Northeast Iowa Community College, Iowa State University Extension, Clarke University, Loras College, University of Dubuque, IowaWORKS, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Keystone AEA and National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.
To learn more, please visit their website at neiowastem.com.
Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Feb. 5. This includes Dubuque’s 13 public schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.
Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 5. Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. A passport or signed immunization record will be accepted if necessary.
Preschools registration paperwork is available online or in-person at elementary schools.
NOTE: In the event of a weather delay on Monday, Feb. 5, preschool registration will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the site they are interested in registering at.
Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to residents within the Dubuque Community School District.
In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool.
The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.
The fall 2017 Online Student Art Gallery is now live featuring art from the district’s elementary and middle school students!
This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.
Yanara, a 5th grader a Prescott, had a painting selected to be on display this month at the Dubuque Museum of Art, in an exhibition featuring artwork from students all from Dubuque schools. Two weavings have also been included, which were made by students K-5 during our Friday exploratory.
The reception for this exhibit is Thursday March 2, 5:00-6:30.