The Puma Pulse Family Newsletter

October 3, 2021

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Dear Prairie Families,

Congratulations to our Prairie Character Award recipients! These students were recognized for demonstrating RESPONSIBILITY during the month of September. For the month of October we will focus on the Character Trait of RESPECT.

We are still looking for an additional person who is interested in being a PTA Officer. We have two interested parents, but will need one more to meet the minimum requirements of a president, treasurer, and secretary. Give me a call if you are interested. Together we can provide great opportunities for our Prairie Pumas!

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Join Prairie in taking a stand against bullying. Wear orange on October 20th to prevent bullying and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

We are still in search of ONE more parent representative for School Site Council. Please see nomination information and our current members below.

Last week, the WJUSD sent out a message about the recent Tik Tok challenges. Please talk to your student about why engaging in these challenges is wrong and discuss the potential consequences of participating in them.

Would you like to be a Noon Duty or Crossing Guard Substitute? Our Noon Duty Supervisors work from 11:00-1:00. Our Crossing Guards work before school and at dismissal. Apply here:


Mrs. Schevenin & Mrs. Goettsch

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September Awards
September Awards 2021


Tik Tok Challenges

Dear WJUSD Families,

As you may be aware, last month, the “Devious Licks” TikTok challenge emerged where students across the nation engaged in vandalism at their schools.

This month, the new challenge being reported is the “Slap a Teacher” challenge, which encourages students to walk up to teachers or staff and slap them before running away, all while ensuring the action is caught on camera.

WJUSD never condones acts of violence and any assault on staff will carry significant consequences.

For your reference, below is the list of monthly “Devious Licks” TikTok challenges:

  • September: Vandalize school bathrooms
  • October: Smack a staff member
  • November: Kiss your friend’s girlfriend at school
  • December: Deck the halls and show your b****
  • January: Jab a breast
  • February: Mess up school signs
  • March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria
  • April: “Grab some eggz” (another stealing challenge)
  • May: Ditch day
  • June: Flip off the front office
  • July: Spray a neighbor’s fence

The safety of students and staff is our number one priority and this disrespectful and inappropriate behavior does not belong in the Woodland Joint Unified School District and will not be tolerated.

We need your help. We ask that you please talk to your student/s about why engaging in these challenges is wrong, and discuss the potential consequences of participating in them.

More information about these challenges and the dangers associated with them may be found in this safety guide.

For additional information please contact your school’s principal.

We appreciate your support.


Parent Representatives

Geovanni Linares, Chairperson

Matthew Davis, LCAP Representative

Jeff Goettsch

Maria Rodriguez


School Representatives

Kelly Schevenin

Elizabeth Anselmi

Alejandro Delgadillo

Michele Joyce

Stephanie Velgara, Secretary

We have still ONE parent opening. This is a two-year position. The membership term is September 2021 through September 2023.

Would you be interested in serving on the Prairie Elementary School Site Council this year as a parent representative? To nominate yourself or a fellow parent/guardian, you may submit your/their name to the school office. Email interest to or Call in to submit a nomination to 530-662-2898

School Site Council is composed of equal numbers of staff and parent representatives who serve a two-year term. They meet 5-7 times a year to oversee the implementation of various programs in the school, including state and federally-funded programs. The School Site Council is a governing body that is responsible for deciding how to spend categorical money to improve the instructional program here at Prairie Elementary. Each school in the district receives a different amount of money, based on enrollment. The School Site Council members work together to set goals for improving student achievement at the school and allocating the funds to accomplish those goals.


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ASES After-school Program

The program runs Monday-Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm. If you are interested in more information, please contact the coordinator Destiny Garcia at:, cell: 530-723-0872, or office: 530-662-2898.