March 5, 2021
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends & Families,
We have had so much fun celebrating Read Across America this week! We watched videos of different staff members reading books, participated in activities based on the books, and welcomed virtual guest readers to our Prairie Community. We had a nurse and firefighters read to us this week! Next week we will read with an engineer, our Director of Educator Development, and our Superintendent! We have also done daily book raffles! All families are welcome to take a family selfie with your favorite books on your learner's iPad. We will print these selfies and add them to our bulletin board. Take a look at some of the pictures from Read Across America below!
Last week Thursday the Speak Up, Speak Out letter was shared with K-5 families across our school district. All students viewed a video from our school counselor, Mrs. Edwards, to review the importance of reporting things that are unsafe to a trusted adult and to learn about the SUSO app. Here are some additional talking points if you are interested in discussing the purpose of the app further and emphasizing the importance of telling a trusted adult to report something that is unsafe.
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
We will host our Spring Conferences on Wednesday, March 10th and Wednesday, March 24th, from 4:15-7:15 p.m. via WebEx. Instructions for sign-up are on the link below:
Please sign up by Wednesday, March 3rd.
Please follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest that is happening with the PTA. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-PTA-Go-Pumas-257860434257555
SCHOLASTIC ONLINE BOOK FAIR: February 22-March 7th. Our online Scholastic Book Fair is still open! It’s not too late to discover new books, find favorite characters, and complete series. Enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. All orders ship direct to home. Last chance to buy books is Sunday, March 7. Visit our homepage now to start the fun: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/prairieelementaryschool4
GOT SNEAKERS FUNDRAISER: Thank you to all of those who have already donated shoes to our fundraiser. As spring cleaning is starting up remember this is an ongoing fundraiser so keep searching for shoes! Did you know that your gently worn sneakers could help Prairie PTA? Prairie PTA is participating in a fundraiser where you donate your shoes. All we need is your support and your gently worn, used ,or new sneakers! Here’s how you can help. Start in your and your family’s closets and gather as many pairs of sneakers that you no longer want; maybe you’ve out-grown them, they’re out of style, or out of season. If you and your household have 20 pairs, great! If not, don’t worry. You can ask your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and anyone in your social networks to help out. Every pair counts! The sneakers that we all collect will help raise money to support Prairie PTA AND will help our environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills.
All you have to do is send your children to school with your sneakers or drop them off at school. Please no boots or dress shoes or sandals. Every pair that is donated earns up to $7 per pair.
PANERA NIGHT UPCOMING: Monday, March 15th from 4-8 p.m. Flyer in Friday folders today.
SCRIP: Did you know e-gift cards can be purchased at anytime to benefit our school? From the convenience of your phone using the RaiseRight app, cards can be purchased and are available for use within your "wallet" within minutes of purchase. With the Panera night approaching in March, please consider signing up for the RaiseRight app to purchase e-cards and start earning today. Panera cards offer an 8% rebate! Please use enrollment code: B9E5138425513
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Paczesny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
Waukesha County Covid Testing
School Lunches Free until 6/9/2021
Early Pick Up for Students
Dropping off Supplies
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.