PRAIRIE POST

May 29, 2020

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Families and Friends,


Thank you to so many of you who came out for supply pick up. It was so nice to see you and your families in person, even if it was only for a short time. Speaking of seeing one another in person, we're looking forward to the parade that will take place next week Friday! Our team can't wait to wave to all of the smiling faces. Make sure to check out the route to find out where you can see the Prairie Puma parade drive by! This week we had our first virtual recesses hosted by Coach Courtney, from Playworks, and Mr. Endsley. If you're looking for ways to get your body moving and have some fun, join us next week Tuesday and Thursday for virtual recess.


Enjoy the weekend!


Stay safe,


Carly Solberg

Save the Dates - End of Year Special Events

June 5th @ 1:00 p.m. - Staff Parade

June 9th @ 3:00 p.m. - Grade 5 Clap-Out Drive Through

Supply Pick Up/Return of School Materials

Thank you to everyone who picked up school supplies this week and returned library books and school materials they had at home. If you were unable to make it, Mrs. Anderson will be at school on Monday afternoon, June 1st from 1:30-5:00 p.m. for additional pick ups.


Also, starting on Monday, June 1st, If you have library books or school materials to be returned but cannot make it on Monday afternoon, there is a bin outside the front door that materials can be left in. This will be checked numerous times throughout the day.

Staff Parade

Our Prairie Staff Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5th. See the map below for our route and find a place to watch the parade from! See you then!
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Social Emotional Learning

This week's SEL lesson included components from each of the last couple weeks. We talked about being mindful with friendships, and different strategies to use when interacting with friends. Topics included using kind language, using active listening, showing empathy and compassion, and filtering our thoughts. Additionally, we talked about how we can respond when a friend might be treating us inappropriately. Especially while living through this pandemic, it is important for children to connect with their friends and remind each other that they are not alone and friends still care for one another, even when they can't see them.


SEL Challenge

*Two weeks ago, the challenge was to safely connect with a friend. This week, do something kind for a friend by showing compassion (write a letter, draw a picture, or something else to show you care).


Parent Resources

Mindful Friendships meet Emotional Needs


What Parents can do to Support Friendships


How to Help Kids Make Friends: 10 Tips for Parents


Playworks "Live Recess"

Join us for live recess with Coach Courtney Tuesday and Thursday! We had so much fun this week playing games like - Move Master, Do this, Do that, Shipwrecked, Rock, Paper, Scissors Stretch and more! If you want more game ideas, head over to the Playworks Wisconsin Youtube channel! Look for a meeting link in your classroom webex right before your time.


Tuesday Recess- June 2nd

K-2nd: 11:30 am

3rd-5th: Noon


Thursday Recess- June 4th

K-2nd: 11:00 am

3rd-5th: 11:30 am

Summer School

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It’s time to register for virtual Summer School! Virtual learning is new for all of us. Please carefully review the course guides (linked below & available on the Summer School website) for details prior to enrolling. Please click here to visit the Summer School Website.



To contact the Summer School office email: summerschool@waukesha.k12.wi.us or 262-970-1002.

PTA News

Hope you are all well and healthy! We miss seeing all of you. We are working to get the next school year squared away as normally we would be holding regular PTA meetings and voting for the upcoming year. Below are the positions that are currently filled as well as what is open. We are looking to fill some positions and would love to have some new people join us! If you are interested, please e-mail PTAprairie@gmail.com. We are planning to hold a zoom meeting June 11th to vote on next years positions.


Positions Filled:

President-Whitney Brown

Executive Vice President- Doug Paczesny

Secretary- Carrie Schuett

Treasurer- George Deleon


Open Positions- An elect position would give you time to learn the position for the upcoming year before filling the position.

President Elect

Secretary Elect

Treasurer Elect

Art Room News

Dear Prairie Students & Families,

Keep your eye on your mailbox for the next few weeks. When the surprise comes for you, color it in, snap a photo of your finished work on your ipad, and send it to Mrs. Anderson at manderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

I will put all the finished work together in a collage to share with you! I can’t wait to see your beautiful artwork!

Missing all your smiley faces-


Mrs. Anderson


Moving?

Please email Mrs. Anderson in the office (vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us) if you have moved or anticipate moving in the near future. We are working to keep our enrollment information for next year as up to date as possible.

Breakfast and Lunch Pick Up Available

Please see below for the details locations of breakfast and lunch pick up. This is available to ALL children under the age of 18 and now includes weekend meals.
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Blessings in a Backpack

See below for details of an additional resource available to all School District of Waukesha families.
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Waukesha Public Library Update

Click on the link below for information about the Waukesha Public Library's Summer Reading Program.


Waukesha Public Library Summer Reading Club

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Technology Assistance

If you are in need of technical support during this time, please go to:

http://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/virtual-student This page also includes a link to the Virtual Help Desk which is being monitored by our support team.

Message from Mr. Endsley, School Psychologist

Our school psychologist, Andrew Endsley, will be available to support families, students, and staff. Students can schedule a virtual meeting with Andrew, by clicking here. To explore a variety of student services resources, please see the Student Services Google Classroom (Join Class with student email account; Class code: 7454aar). Mr. Endsley will be available to virtually meet with individual families and students on an ongoing basis. For any questions regarding resources for COVID-19, attendance, parent resources, anxiety and mental health supports, or any other student services matter, Andrew can also be reached at (262) 970-4152 or aendsley@waukesha.k12.wi.us.