Newsletter #2, July 8, 2017

Post date: Jul 8, 2017 9:16:06 PM

Dear Prairie Chess Families,

I have three things to communicate in this email: Lunch Sign Up, Drop Off / Pick Up Information, and Bus Transportation to/from Iowa City West High. T

Lunch Sign Up

I have posted a signup for lunch each day at the Prairie Chess Camp at Please follow this link to complete your choices for the week. If there are reasons that any of the meal choices do not work for your child, please let me know and we will see if accommodations can be made. Obviously its easier if we can stick to the menu, but I would much rather take the additional time to find a meal option that works for your child. Brains will be hard at work this week and we want to make sure they are fueled and ready to go.

Drop off / Pick Up

The camp is held in the cafeteria of the Prairie Point Middle School. The street address is 8015 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, and is immediately south of The Hotel at Kirkwood. You should enter the school through the North Entrance, also known as the Activities Entrance. Attached is an aerial photo showing the school and a map to the cafeteria. The camp program will start at 8 am and end by 4:30 pm. You may drop off 30 minutes early and pick up 30 minutes late (7:30 am to 5:00 pm).

Bus Transportation to/from Iowa City West High

We have many students signed up for the College Community School District school bus transportation to/from Iowa City West High School. The bus will depart at 7:30 am sharp so that all of our students can get to Prairie by 8 am. It will return by 5 pm each day. It is very important that you are there on time to pickup and drop off your child by these times. Signup are shown with the registration list as well as in the attachment. Please double check your reservation and contact me with any corrections or changes. There is plenty of room on the bus, so everyone will have the ability to ride the bus if they need. We also have many of our camp staff that will be on the bus, too. If your child is not accustomed to riding the school bus, please make sure that you discuss with him/her appropriate behavior. There are no seat belts on school buses, but that does not mean students can get out of their seat. They must be respectful of the bus driver at all times and follow the driver's instructions. Crissy Vigil is also our camp staff bus monitor. Crissy will be taking attendance on the bus and reinforce these instructions. The drop off location is in the west parking lot of the high school as shown below. It is not in front of the school building.


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​​As always, please contact me with any questions.

Take care,

Jim Hodina