May 4, 2018

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Saturday, May 5th 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Prairie. The big day is finally here! Come for an afternoon of family fun, food, and a chance to win fantastic raffle and silent auction items! A $10 wristband includes most activities - Midwest Speleo Cave, trackless train, inflatables, tie dye, balloon animals, henna and local dance and sports teams. Food and additional vendor activities available for purchase. Rain or shine. The public is welcome, so invite your friends and family also.

We still could use a few more helping hands. The class with the greatest percentage of parents who volunteer will get the chance to silly string the Puma Claws mascot at a school assembly. Please sign up to help here or stop at the Vendor/Volunteer Table on Saturday: Puma Palooza Sign Up

Can’t make it to Palooza? You can still participate in some of the Silent Auction. You can bid online for these 20 items through the close of the Silent Auction at 5PM Saturday: Puma Palooza Online Silent Auction.

Raffle and Auction Item Pick Up: Mon. May 7th & Tue. May 8th 7A-8:35A & 3:40P-6P. If you’re a big winner at Puma Palooza but unable to stay until the end, you will have an opportunity to pick up your items at school during these times. Winners who do not pick up their items on Saturday night will be notified on Sunday.

Upcoming Dates For This School Year!

4/4: Puma Palooza Set up

5/5: Puma Palooza

5/7: Student Council Meeting

PTA Culver's Night

PTA Raffle Distribution

Scholastic Book Fair

5/7-11: Staff Appreciation Week

5/8: PTA Meeting

PTA Raffle Distribution

Scholastic Book Fair

5/12: WEF Walk/Run

5/14: Grade 3 to Environmental Ed

5/17: FIre Safety House for Grades 1 & 4

5/18: Grade 5 American Revolution Museum

Other PTA News

Restaurant Night: Mon. May 7th 5-8 p.m. at Culver’s on Sunset. Come join your Prairie friends at Culver's. The flavor of the day will be Rocky Road. Prairie PTA will get 10% of all sales during this time and this is the last Culver’s night of the 2017-18 school year.

PTA Meeting: Tue., May 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. We will be holding elections for the 2018-19 school year, have a Principal’s Report and discuss recent PTA events such as Puma Palooza. Free childcare for school aged children is provided by Red Cross certified babysitters. If you can’t attend in person, watch on Facebook Live via the Prairie PTA Facebook Live Group.

2018-19 Officers needed: We are still looking for nominees for President (one year term), President Elect (two year term), Treasurer Elect (two year term) and Executive Vice President (two year term). If interested, please email For more information about the basic responsibilities of each position, please visit the PTA website: PTA Website

Contact Us

PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121

Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124

Secretary Clare Treichel -

PTA questions or comments are also welcome at any time at

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas. Visit our new website -

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during the Puma Palooza on Saturday, May 5th as well as Monday & Tuesday mornings, May 7th & 8th from 9-11 a.m. Classrooms will be going through the Book Fair those mornings. Please feel free to send some cash with your child in a clearly labeled envelope for the Book Fair. Scholastic is running a special buy one, get one free offer for this book fair.

Embracing Diversity Ribbons

Our "Embracing Diversity" ribbons from last month's assembly are now on display at City Hall. Thank you to our Alderman and Prairie Parent Aaron Perry for hanging them at City Hall. Please stop by in the next week or so to view these if you can.

Scholar Artwork on Display

Congratulations to the following scholars who will have their Artwork on display at Waukesha's 101st Art Crawl, in downtown Waukesha on Saturday, May 5th.

​Ian Roberts

Maddie Kienast

Grace Rohde

Charlotte Popchock

Molly Nagel

Ryan Vandenberg

Sarean Moua

Ryley Urban

Izzy Manske

Liam Krajewski

Blake Graves

Wyatt Siegrist

Abbie Kasseckert​

​Close to 300 pieces of Prairie student Artwork have been matted and displayed throughout the community this year​. Shows have included The Waukesha County Courthouse, The Waukesha Public Library and The Waukesha Art Crawl #101. This is an awesome accomplishment, Prairie Artists! Keep working hard and creating masterpieces!

Waukesha Education Foundation Run/Walk

Join the Waukesha Education Foundation in conjunction with the School District of Waukesha as we host our 8th Annual 5K run/3K walk and 1 Mile Youth Run on May 12, 2018 at Waukesha North High School. Proceeds from the Run/Walk are used to support the goals of the Waukesha Education Foundation (WEF). The WEF is dedicated to fostering innovation and creativity and providing enriching educational experiences and opportunities for students in the Waukesha Public Schools. Click here for the link with details for the day!

Women's Center Program - "Inside Out"

The Women's Center in Waukesha is sponsoring a fun and interactive workshop based on the movie Inside Out. This will be held every Thursday in May from 6-7:30 p.m. Please click here for their flyer with all the details, including how to get a free copy of the movie!

Summer Camps

Yes, it's time to start thinking about summer! Click here for a list of various camp opportunities available. Please check descriptions and restrictions carefully for each program.

An additional summer camp opportunity is Camp HOPE America for children who have been exposed to domestic violence.

School/Community Activities

All school and community activities are now being posted on the Waukesha School District website under the Community tab and then "Community Connections". Here is the link for easy reference. We also have the same information posted on the Prairie Elementary Website under the "For Families" tab and "Community Connections". Here is the link for your convenience.