January 22, 2021
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 25
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends & Families,
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and is always a special time for our students. I know you may have received multiple communications about this through teachers with some conflicting messages for celebrations this year. I apologize for that. We collaborated today to establish common procedures for Valentine’s Day for this year. We are writing this as the final message on our school community’s Valentine’s Day plans:
Students may bring valentines for their classmates. Please make sure that Valentine’s Day cards are sent to school with your student by Thursday, February 4th.
If candy or a treat is included, it must be store-bought, individually wrapped, and not contain nuts.
Valentine’s Day cards will be passed out in the classroom and sent home. Families will then be able to decide whether or not they feel comfortable with their child(ren) consuming any candy and/or treats that are sent to school along with the cards.
We appreciate your support during this most unusual year.
Have a great, long weekend!
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
As we enter the second half of the school year, we are finding the need to replenish some classroom supplies for the student bins. We are asking each student to bring in another box of crayons, box of markers, and 2 glue sticks. Please label and return to school with your child so they can be added to their plastic bin of supplies. If you are willing to donate any extra supplies, we will be happy to accept those. Thank you so much for your support.
School Messenger - Opt in for Text Messages
This is helpful for us in the event of notifying parents of a classroom quarantine or school emergency.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.
OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR: We have openings for a President, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for next year. Please consider serving in this capacity for your child's school. If interested, please contact email@example.com
AMAZON SMILE: Our PTA also participates in the Amazon Smile program. Connect your Amazon purchases to automatically donate a percentage of your purchase back to Prairie Elementary. Sign up at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1461747
SCRIP GIFT CARDS: While e-gift cards in your wallet are convenient, you now have the option to order physical gift cards delivered directly to your home for all your gifting needs through the Raise Right/Shop with Scrip fundraising program. Select from 250+ brands, including top sellers like Amazon.com, The Home Depot®, and Walmart. Contact Sarah Paczesny at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the program today!
2021-22 New Year Enrollments/School Choice
4K enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins December 1st and will take place through January 29, 2021. Enrollments completed during this time frame will be considered as a priority placement at your neighborhood school or current community partner sites. Enrollments after January 29th, will be based on seat availability after the February 12th 4K Lottery. Please review the 2021-2022 4K Enrollment and Lottery Process and the 2021-2022 4K Site List for more detailed information.
The School Choice/Intra-district transfer application period for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Tuesday, December 1st and will close on Friday, January 8th. If you are interested in attending a school that is not your neighborhood school, please complete an application by January 8th. Late applications will not be accepted. Email confirmations will be sent upon submission of the application.
Important Dates to Remember
Jan 22: Secondary(Grades 6-12) School Choice Online Commitments or Appeals Due
Jan 29: 4K Enrollment Ends for the lottery
Feb 12: 4K Virtual Lottery at the Lindholm Building 2:00 pm
Feb 19: 4K Site Placement will be emailed home
March 12: Elementary Intra-District Transfer/School Choice notifications will be emailed home
Waukesha County Covid Testing
School Lunches Free until 6/9/2021
Early Pick Up for Students
Dropping off Supplies
Annual Online Registration
Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.
All school and community activities are now being posted on the Waukesha School District and Prairie Elementary School home page via the "Peachtree/flyer" link on the left side.