PRAIRIE POST

October 16, 2020

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Friends and Families,


As a part of National Bullying Prevention Month, all Prairie Pumas are invited to wear orange on Wednesday, October 21st for Unity Day. At Prairie, we work together to prevent bullying and are united in kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. SDW Virtual Prairie families, please send any photos of you in your orange to Mrs. Anderson's email. We will gather for an all-school read-aloud on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Unity Day. I will send a link to the event to all SDW Virtual Prairie students via WebEx Teams.


For our face to face families, we have many of you already signed up to attend virtual conferences! If you have not signed up yet, please visit the document below to get signed up. We look forward to meeting with many of you next week!


We are Team Prairie!

We are stronger together!


Carly Solberg

Principal

Upcoming Dates

October 21st - Wear Orange for Unity Day

October 21st & 27th - Virtual Conferences

October 28th - Early Release @ 1:40 p.m.

October 29th & 30th - NO SCHOOL

PTA News

Box Tops for Education: Our first Box Top collection is due by October 26th. Please send your box tops with your children so we can get them postmarked before the deadline. We are looking for someone to volunteer to manage our Box Tops for Education account. We also want to encourage families to get the box tops app for easy scanning at home as well as in person vouchers.


Scrip: Are you looking for an easy way to raise money to benefit our students and teachers? If so, you are in luck! Using the RaiseRight app from ShopWithScrip, you can select from 700+ top retailers/brands to earn money for school while shopping from your regular list.


How it works: Using the app you purchase e-gift cards at face value, and use them at face value. Earnings to the school come directly from the brands, so the cards you purchase are worth every penny. The e-cards are organized and ready to use within your personal app wallet immediately.


There is no limit on the amount of money you can raise, and no deadlines to worry about. Contact Sarah Paczesny at SarahPaczesny@gmail.com for more information about getting started with the program. If you had a previous login for Prairie on the ShopWithScrip website, simply use the same information to login to the app. Stay tuned for more information on physical gift card orders later this year.

Waukesha County Covid Testing

Waukesha County has notified our district of several new COVID testing opportunities where children and their families can receive testing. More information about hours, and the registration process to sign up for a testing time, can be found at:


https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/HealthAndHumanServices/PublicHealth/public-health-preparedness/COVID19/public-testing-sites/


Additional testing times and locations are as follows:


National Guard Testing (300 tests per day)

Waukesha County Expo

Every M, W, F through Dec. 9th (except Veteran's Day)

10 AM-6PM

Drive Through Mobile Food Pantry

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will be running a free mobile food pantry on October 12th and 19th at the Food Pantry of Waukesha. Anyone is welcome to attend with no questions asked.


Click here for a flyer with more details and instructions.

FAQs:

What are you going to be handing out?

We will be handing out prepackaged food boxes that include dairy, produce, and meat items. These are all fresh items from the distributor.

Can clients bring their family or friends? Can they pick up for more than just their family?

Yes! Clients are encouraged to bring family or friends and they will be asked by a volunteer how many families they are picking up for upon arriva

School Lunches Free until 12/31/20

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School Counseling Newsletter

Click below for the monthly newsletter from our School Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Edwards.


October Newsletter (k-2)


October Newsletter (3-5)


October Spanish

Student Services Update

Please click here for an update from Mr. Endsley, our School Psychologist, and Mrs. Ebbinger-Bentley, our School Social Worker.

Weekly Science Newsletter

Our Environmental Education Department is publishing a weekly newsletter entitled "Learning Outdoors". Please take a look every week for some facts, information and events.

Early Pick Up for Students

If you need to pick up your student early for any reason or for appointments during the day, please come in to the lobby and buzz the office. We will call your child down at that point and sign them out from the office. It is helpful to email the teacher and Mrs. Anderson of expected times so we can try to have them ready to leave.

Dropping off Supplies

We have a new procedure in place if you need to drop off student materials during the day (lunch, homework, jackets, iPads, etc). The outside door to the lobby of the school is open. There are "drop off tickets" on the table inside the door. Please complete your child's name, grade/teacher, and the item being delivered with any special instructions. We will deliver it to the classroom just as soon as we can. Thank you for your support.

Annual Online Registration

Please make sure to complete your Annual Online Registration in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need your login and password information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us. This registration gives important permissions needed for your child for iPad use, picture/video taping, etc.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.

School Fees

All school fees have been assigned in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Fees can be paid by credit card through this portal or by cash/check in the Prairie office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

School/Community Activities


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.