Prairie View Elementary Newsletter
October 12, 2018
Stephanie Blue, Principal email@example.com, ext. 26500
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We had a wonderful week at PVES. It was great to see so many grandparents (and parents) visit for Grandparent Lunch Week. The students get so excited to have you visit the school and eat lunch with them! We had over 475 visitors who came to eat lunch this week!
Thank you also to the North Prairie Fire Department for coming and teaching fire safety to our students. Kindergarten students had so much fun getting to see a fire truck and ambulance on our playground! The older kids then had a great time later in the week gong through the fire obstacle course to review fire safety.
Congratulations to the 2018 fire safety poster winners: Mitchell J., Rilyn B., Elayna L., Matheu S., Kaylee B., Airyanna N., and Lauren J. The Chief’s Choice Award went to Jackson M., the Fire Inspector Award went to Elijah S, and Honorable Mention went to Carson Z. The grade level poster winners and the three award winners were able to ride the fire trucks from school to the NPFD to complete our day long events for Fire Safety Prevention Week. Thank you to all students who participated in the program and a big, “Thank You,” to the North Prairie Fire Department for their continued support of our kids and Mrs. Engelking for supporting this project in art classes!
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Specials Report - Phy Ed. - Mr. Moser
This last month has gone by so fast because of many new and exciting things happening in class! First, I would like to introduce my new student teacher Ms. Corrao! Ms. C, as the kids call her, attends UW-Whitewater and will be here until the beginning of November. As part of her training she will be teaching a soccer unit to all the students. Ms. C played college soccer at UW-Whitewater, so students will be learning so much from her whether they are beginner soccer players, or advanced!
We started the year by putting a big emphasis on recess games and behavior. This is an area that we want to see improvement at Prairie View. Going over different game ideas and practicing proper sportsmanship has helped. Another favorite activity of students is challenge stations. For one week we set up different stations in the gym to challenge students to be creative and push themselves to see what they were capable of. For example, one station was juggling scarves, bean bags and tennis balls. It was amazing to see the improvements even after two classes!
Ms. C joined us at PVES just in time to see fitness testing week. It is great to see students trying their hardest to improve themselves in areas of endurance, strength and flexibility. Lastly, I hope to see parents stop down by the gym for parent/teacher conferences. I love getting to meet parents and talk about their child and the different activities we do in P.E. class. Hope to see you then!
A Note from the Counselor - Ms. Crouse - National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and over the course of the next several weeks, students at Prairie View will engage in discussions and activities around anti-bullying strategies. Here are some of the things your student(s) will be learning about bullying:
What is bullying?
The definition of bullying, being taught to your child in the Act Now! program, is: when someone hurts another person on purpose, especially if it happens more than once.
The important concepts in this definition, which younger children may not yet comprehend, are that bullying includes:
An imbalance of power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, or popularity—to control or hurt others, physically or emotionally.
Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Intentional: In order for a behavior to be considered bullying it needs to be intentional, or on purpose. If a child accidentally bumps into another child on the playground, that is not bullying.
Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying is a learned behavior, and respecting others must also be learned. Children often mimic behaviors that they see other children or adults exhibiting.
In Science the fifth graders have been learning about environments and how all living and nonliving things are connected. At the conclusion of the unit, students created posters that demonstrated their knowledge of specific environments and presented them to the class.
In Social Studies the students have been learning about nonfiction text features and strategies that will help them when reading nonfiction.
Students culminated their studies of Native Peoples of North America by creating group presentations that were shared with the class.
Important Upcoming Dates
- 10/19 - PTO Halloween Dance - School Gym (6:30-8:30)
- 10/22 - Best Buddies Meeting
- 10/22 - 10/24 - Red Ribbon Week (Look for dress days in next week's newsletter)
- 10/24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:00-8:00)
- 10/25 - NO SCHOOL - Parent-Teacher Conferences (10:00-6:00)
- 10/26 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Day
- 10/31 - Classroom Halloween Parties and hallway parade in the afternoon
- 10/31 - Grade 5 and 6 Field Trip to Camp Edwards