Growing Words Project – University of Iowa Study

Researchers from the University of Iowa are sponsoring the Growing Words Project to study language development and language and reading development in school-age children. Click on the links below if you would like to participate in the study.

Online Study for Kids Going Into 2nd Through 6th Grade

Online Study for Kids Going Into 1st Grade



No GRAB N’ Go Meals May 4

No GRAB N’GO Meal Distribution on Monday, May 4:
Meals will not be distributed on Monday, May 4 due to a scheduled staff professional learning day at College Community Schools.

An archive of previous communications and current information related this school closure can be found on our website in a section titled “COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATES”

Complete the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is taking place this year, and we encourage your family to respond! The Census counts EVERY PERSON living in America and determines state funding and representation in Congress. We want ALL IOWANS to be counted and help ensure our community receives important federal funding for programs and services. Every household will receive a letter in March from the U.S. Census Bureau with information on how to respond – you can complete the census online, by phone, or through the mail – and your information is protected by law.  Click on the flyer below for the 2020 Cenus FAQ.

2020 Census FAQ

Updated Grab N Go Flyer – New Times at Two Locations

Starting Monday, April 6, we have changed the meal distribution times for Inn Circle and Gateway Gardens delivery locations.  Starting Monday, April 6, the new times at the two locations will be as follows:

Inn Circle:  10:30-11:10 AM
Gateway Gardens:  11:25-1:00 PM

CLICK HERE for the updated Grab N’ Go flyer.

Grab N’ Go Meals Update: New USDA Guidance – Allowing Parents to Pick Up Meals for Children

New USDA Guidance – Allowing Parents to Pick Up Meals for Children
Due to newly-released USDA guidance, caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites, effective immediately. USDA recognizes that in this public health emergency, continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keeping with the goal of providing meals while also taking appropriate safety measures.

Click here for the updated flyer.

Prairie Fest Party in Place

The Prairie School Foundation has modified Prairie Fest 2020 and is hosting “Party in Place”. Prairie Fest will continue electronically starting today, March 23. Click on the link below for more details on how you can participate.

Prairie Fest Party in Place


Tanager Place Mental Health and COVID-19

Click on the link below for a letter from Tanager Place regarding mental health needs during this national crisis and uncertainty students and families may be experiencing.

Tanager Place Mental Health and COVID-19

UPDATED 3-23-20 Grab N’ Go Meal Sites

UPDATED: MARCH 23, 2020 
College Community Schools has implemented a GRAB N’ GO Meal Distribution program. Free Meals for children 18 years and under are available at the following 9 locations Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until further notice.  Click on the link below for details and times.