We all know that consistent attendance in school creates better students and Prairie has a high average daily attendance rate. However, we have an exceptionally large number of students who arrive at school tardy or who are picked up early.
Arriving late or leaving early is problematic in many ways. When kids arrive late, they miss the explanation of the day’s routine, often the initial instructions or objective of the lesson. When they leave early, many disruptions occur. The phone call into the classroom (or multiple classrooms to find a student) interrupts the lesson. The teacher then must scramble to make sure your child has any papers that need to be distributed and his or her coat and backpack must be found. All of this pulls attention away from the rest of the class and eats up precious minutes set aside for an end-of-the-day review, final important messages, or explanation of homework assignments. Kids who leave early miss valuable information and often come to school the next day without the necessary papers or assignments, leaving them feeling out of the loop and again placing an unnecessary burden on the teacher to catch them up.
Please be sure your student arrives on time (by 8:35) if at all possible, do not pick your child up prior to our 3:05 dismissal time. We want our students to have every advantage possible to be successful.
Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18-22
Visitor/Volunteer/Adults on Campus
Visitors/Volunteers need to sign in at the office on the kiosk and get a visitor’s badge. Only staff members are allowed on the playground.
When dropping students off in the morning, they should be dropped off at the curb and then they will head to either breakfast or recess. If your students need help getting to class please bring them to the office.
For families living outside of their school attendance area, it is time to renew your students' out-of-area requests for the 2022-2023 school year.
Prairie Assemblies have been a long-standing tradition. In our current environment, we are not able to have parents attend. To stay connected with our families we will be posting the assembly each Friday on our website.
- April 4-8 - Spring Break
- April 11 - Donate the lost and found to a local charity
- April 13 - Art Club after school
- April 15 - PRIDE Store
- April 18-22 - Volunteer Appreciation Week
- April 26-27 PTO Tree Sale
- April 26 RMS Family Night 6 PM
- April 29 Arbor Day Celebration 11 AM-Noon at the Yelm Community Center
Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Julie Mondry, 360-458-1900, email@example.com ; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120, email@example.com; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597