December 22, 2020
NO SCHOOL FROM DECEMBER 23, 2020-JANUARY 3, 2021
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends and Families,
We had an awesome day celebrating all that Team Prairie has accomplished together this year. 2020 has certainly brought about many challenges, but our team of students and staff worked together to turn those challenges into opportunities. We appreciate all of your support along the way.
We enjoyed many read alouds today from various Prairie community members including Mrs. Edwards, our School Counselor, Coach Courtney, our Playworks Manager, myself, and four fifth-grade readers. Shout out to Ethan P. and Audrey V. from Ms. Connell's class and to Caiden G. and Lily S. from Mrs. Klassy's class! It took a lot of bravery to read to hundreds of people over WebEx and they did it! We wrapped the day up by cozying up with a book for an all-school read in.
We look forward to welcoming our learners back for the start of 2021, but before that happens, we want to wish ALL of Team Prairie a restful and joy-filled winter break. May the new year bring you health and happiness!
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
The Holiday Hunt - From Mr. Booth, Phy Ed
Throughout this pandemic, we have been encouraged to get outside on a daily basis to get some fresh air and exercise. The HOLIDAY HUNT challenge is a family fun physical activity with holiday cheer in mind. Click on the link below for a little family fun time over the break.
Stay safe and enjoy!
Family Music Activities
Because we are not having a winter concert this year, I thought to share with you some fun musical family activities you can do at home during Winter Break!
WINTER SING-ALONG 2020 - Just a few songs to sing with because we are also missing out on our all school sing-along.
FAMILY HOLIDAY MUSIC KIT - Activities include holiday-themed table conversation cards, sing-alongs, a reindeer recipe, holiday mad libs, music coloring pages, and more!
VIRTUAL NUTCRACKER CLASSROOM - Featuring teachings of the Nutcracker Ballet, activities, videos, and play alongs!
♫ Mrs. Wirth ♫
Holiday Art Around The School!
Playworks Fun From Last Week!
We've been having a blast at recess playing revenge hula hoop tag, 4 square, and more! During Playworks, we talked about how we can start games on the playground and learned a few games that only require 2-3 people to play! Happy Holidays!
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!
2021-22 New Year Enrollments/School Choice
4K enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins December 1st and will take place through January 29, 2021. Enrollments completed during this time frame will be considered as a priority placement at your neighborhood school or current community partner sites. Enrollments after January 29th, will be based on seat availability after the February 12th 4K Lottery. Please review the 2021-2022 4K Enrollment and Lottery Process and the 2021-2022 4K Site List for more detailed information.
The School Choice/Intra-district transfer application period for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Tuesday, December 1st and will close on Friday, January 8th. If you are interested in attending a school that is not your neighborhood school, please complete an application by January 8th. Late applications will not be accepted. Email confirmations will be sent upon submission of the application.
Important Dates to Remember
Dec 1: 4K & New Student Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year Begins
Dec 5: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Banting Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt.
Dec 19: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Hadfield Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt
Jan 8: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Closes at 4:30 PM (Late Applications will not be accepted)
Jan 15: Secondary(Grades 6-12) Intra-District Transfers/ School Choice notifications will be emailed home
Jan 16: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Lowell Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt
Jan 22: Secondary(Grades 6-12) School Choice Online Commitments or Appeals Due
Jan 23: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Prairie Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt
Jan 29: 4K Enrollment Ends for the lottery
Feb 12: 4K Virtual Lottery at the Lindholm Building 2:00 pm
Feb 19: 4K Site Placement will be emailed home
March 12: Elementary Intra-District Transfer/School Choice notifications will be emailed home
Waukesha County Covid Testing
School Lunches Free until 6/9/2021
Early Pick Up for Students
Dropping off Supplies
Annual Online Registration
Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.
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.