Prairie Phoenix Academy Newsletter

February 10, 2023

Letter from the Principal

Greetings PPA Families, Caregivers, Students, Staff, and Community,

Parent teacher conference is this coming week. Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 4:00 -8:00 pm and Friday, February 17th from 7:00 - 11:30 am. I encourage all families and caregivers to come out and visit PPA, get to know the staff, and see the awesome learning environment your students are involved in.

As well be on the lookout for information in reference to the ACT testing schedule. ACT testing is for our 11th grade students and we will need them to be test ready. Some of the information that will be shared will give families pointers in how to support their student for being test ready and successful.

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement for PPA.

Take care,

Ms. Sconiers

Student Services Update

A.C.E AWARD (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence)

The Exchange Club of Sun Prairie Randall Reeks ACE Award is a $200 scholarship offered to Sun Prairie seniors. Additionally, one applicant will be selected for a $1000 scholarship. This award recognizes high school students who have overcome obstacles to prepare for graduation. These difficulties can be in school, home, social and/or other circumstances impacting the student's life. And through these, he or she has been able to turn their life around and achieve success that can be associated with school achievements.

This application must be TYPED and may be completed by the student or by a faculty member on behalf of the student. Additional pages are acceptable.

The application linked below and one letter of recommendation is due to the Student Services office of Sun Prairie East, Sun Prairie West, or PPA by 3:45 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

ACE Award Application

The Sun Prairie Local Scholarship application is now available: Seniors please see Ms. Annetta to help you apply.

Seniors, please pick up your senior packets from Sheri Mclean’s office!

JUNIORS! Check your email for your junior meeting with your school counselor, Annetta Wright!

Advisories, look out for the XELLO Competition! Coming Soon! The first advisory to complete their XELLO requirements will receive a Pizza Party!

PPA Juniors Prepping for the ACT!

All juniors at PPA have been invited to participate in daily study sessions for the upcoming ACT, which will take place at PPA on March 7. We are focusing on foundational skills, vocabulary, and test taking strategies for each of the five tests included in the ACT: English skills, Reading, Writing, Science, and Math. We are also focusing on self-care strategies, to help set up our juniors for a calm and confident test-taking experience. Participation in this first week of the study workshop has been terrific! Your juniors have access to practice tests on paper (just ask Mary for one) as well as through Xello, our college and career prep website, and IXL, our online math website. More details about the ACT will be mailed out soon. Thanks for encouraging your scholar to do their best and believe in themselves!

What's coming up for Community Schools?

February 23rd Join our Dream Leaders After School program for our Idol Showcase. Students will display and share information about a historical person who has made a contribution to Black History. The showcase will be followed by refreshments. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions please reach out to Tehay Massey, after school program coordinator.

Feb. 10, 2023 BSU Black History Luncheon was a huge success. Major shout out to the BSU students of PPA for hosting such an amazing event. Also, thank you to Ms. Kyra from KLJ Movement her contribution to our after school program. The dance team “The Dream Girls” were an absolute amazing addition to our BHM Luncheon.

Do you have an idea for programming? Do you need a space to conduct a class? cooking? workout, seminars or more...well Prairie Phoenix Academy is the place for you. We look forward to opening our doors after hours to accommodate your needs. Please reach out to PPA Community Schools Coordinator Ms. Tenisha Winn for details.

Bus Driver Recognition Week - February 13-17, 2023

February 13-17, 2023 is School Bus Driver Recognition Week in the State of Wisconsin. We encourage

families to go the extra mile to show appreciation to the men and women that work hard to get our

students to and from school safely every day. Please take a moment to thank them or consider having

your child make a token of appreciation.

Your kind words, cards, etc., will surely make the driver’s week brighter!

Semana de reconocimiento para conductor de autobús: Apartir del 13 al 17 de Febrero de 2023

Es la Semana de reconocimiento del conductor del autobús escolar en el estado de Wisconsin.

Alentamos a las familias a hacer un esfuerzo adicional para mostrar agradecimiento a los hombres y

mujeres que trabajan arduamente para que nuestros estudiantes vayan y regresen de la escuela de

manera segura todos los días. Tómese un momento para agradecerles o considere que su hijo haga una muestra de agradecimiento.

¡Sus amables palabras, tarjetas, etc., seguramente harán que la semana del conductor sea más brillante!

Bus Information

Reminders For Morning Bus Riders

As cold and snowy weather is upon us, here are a few reminders for students riding the bus in the mornings:

  • Arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.

  • Wait on the sidewalk or close to the curb if there aren’t sidewalks. Stay out of the road and others’ yards.

  • Don’t cross the road until the driver signals and the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to board.

Students must have their bus tag with them when riding the bus. Replacement bus tags can be picked up at the school. A photo of the bus tag on their cell phone is acceptable. Students may be denied if they don’t have a bus tag and the driver doesn’t recognize them.


Recordatorios para los que viajan en autobús por la mañana

Debido a que el clima frío y nevada se avecina, aquí hay algunos recordatorios para los estudiantes que viajan en autobús por la mañana:

  • llegue a la parada de autobús al menos 5 minutos antes de la hora programada de recogida.

  • espere en la acera o cerca de la acera si no hay aceras. Manténgase fuera de la carretera y de los patios de los demás.

  • no cruce la calle hasta que el conductor haga la señal y el autobús se detenga por completo antes de intentar abordar.

Los estudiantes deben tener su etiqueta de autobús con ellos cuando viajen en el autobús. Las etiquetas de autobús de reemplazo se pueden recoger en la escuela. Se acepta una foto de la etiqueta del autobús en su teléfono celular. Los estudiantes pueden ser negados si no tienen una etiqueta de autobús y el conductor no los reconoce.