Pleasant Prairie Weekly Newsletter

5/22/22

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💙THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!💙

We Did It PPE - We Raised $21,892!!

A very big Thank You to Angela Born for coordinating this great event & for all of our PTA officers (Brittany Chartier, Andi Connoly-Meyers, Kelly Montemurro & Bridget Walker) for your hard work to make this happen!

Color Blast Results

Our goal was $20,000, great work PPE! Sooooo - Mrs. Riedlinger will be slimed on sport's day!😱👍🏽

Top Classroom Earners- Congratulations!

1st Place - 🥇 Mrs. Jensen's First Grade Class! Valeo's Pizza will be coming in to do a pizza making party with them! 🍕

2nd Place - Miss Swanson's Third Grade Class - Great Work!

  • Congratulations to Jasmine C. and Troy C.! They are the Top 2 5th grade earners and earned a 4 pack of front row seats to the 5th grade celebration!
  • Congratulations to Makenzie J. for being our overall top earner!

Super Star Earners Raising $250 and higher & earning a portable speaker:

Jasmine C., Evelyn B., Giovanni M., Willow J., Ben J., Ivy B., Jackson M., Kali B., Carly H., Kayleigh S., Skylar F., Savannah F., Makenzie J., Carter N., Hannah C., Ayden P., Thailynn N., Ethan S., Aria B., Penelope O., Troy C., Gus V., Alex S., Delia M., Sam K., Ariana V., Caden S., Landon S., Logan W., Addison B., Ethan I.,

Congratulations to Billy W. for winning the raffle prize: Beats Solo Earbuds!

Please send any pictures you took from the event to our email at plprairiepta@gmail.com

May Focus = Courage

"Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you". Toby Mac

How to Help Your Child Develop Courage

The mission of Pleasant Prairie Elementary School, a diverse learning community, is to build a strong foundation for all students to reach their highest potential by providing quality instruction, challenging opportunities, and building principles of character in a welcoming environment.

Peasant Prairie School-Wide Expectations

PPE Website & Facebook Page & School Calendar & News Archive

PTA Monthly Newsletter & Facebook Page

Sports Day Volunteers Needed

Please email Mrs. Uttech if you can volunteer June 2nd for sports day (weather permitting). nuttech@kusd.edu

3-5th AM, K-2 PM.

Please submit a background check now if you need one, they take at least a week to process: Background Check Link.

The Latest Updates - new items 5/22/22


  • A big SHOUTOUT to Ava and Grayson in second grade for being "Principal for a Day". They did a wonderful job & had a lot of fun! Mrs. R enjoyed having the day off. 😉
  • Summer School information will be sent to your family this week if you are registered. If you do not receive a message by Friday and you believe you registered please contact Mrs. Riedlinger at 262-359-2488. Classes are Mon-Thurs June 20-July 28, 8AM-noon.
  • Please read this KUSD tech update: District Technology Update: Grades K-3 devices are being collected now for the summer, 4th and 5th will keep theirs. 4th bring back in fall, 5th bring to middle school.
  • Register for next year! The sooner the better, this really helps us make the most up to date class lists for the following year. Need help with registration? Call the Helpdesk at 262-359-7700.
  • For your reference as the weather gets warmer. KUSD Student Dress Code
  • Please be sure your child has a change of clothing in his/her backpack. Our field area gets pretty muddy at times and even when being careful clothing can get wet or muddy.
  • Water Safety Coloring Contest Opportunity.

Calendar Updates

Weekly Student Video News 5/1/22 Update

21-22 PPE Lunch Calendar - FREE breakfast & lunch for all students.

PTA Newsletter

PPE Virtual Schedule (if necessary)

May

27 Half Day - No lunches served today.

30 Memorial Day No School.

June

2 PPE Sports Day

6 SAVE THE DATE! 6-7PM 5th Grade Celebration in person in the gym. Doors open 5:30PM.

7 5th Grade Picnic 1PM. Bring a picnic lunch and eat with your 5th grader!

8 Last Day of School. Half Day, no lunch served.

📅 KUSD Calendars 📅

21-22 Instructional Calendar (general K-12) Spanish

21-22 Elementary Calendar (conferences, half days) Spanish

22-23 Instructional Calendar (general, K-12) Espanol

22-23 Elementary Calendar (conferences, half days) Espanol

5th Grade Families-Save the Dates!

  • June 6th at the 5th Grade Celebration at 6PM in the gym. Doors open 5:30PM.
  • Your child has been assigned a slide to make for the Celebration slide show that night. Look on their google classroom for directions. Teachers are working with them on this as well.
  • Parents/Guardians - your homework will be to write a letter to your child reflecting on your elementary years with them. It can be what you want, from the heart, as you have experienced them growing up for the past 7 years in school. You will exchange letters with them (they have one for you too) at the Celebration on the 6th. ♥
  • Please join your child for a picnic lunch outside on June 7th at 1PM. Bring a cold lunch to share with them.

Planning for Next Year

2022-2023 PPE School Calendar - Tentative dates for events, etc.

Note: The only virtual learning option next year is with E-School. See info. below:

E-School info. video. E-School brochure. E-School Registration link.

Volunteers & Chaperones- Background Check Required

BACKGROUND CHECK FORM/LINK BELOW

All volunteers at school are required to have an approved background check completed. It can take up to 2 weeks. Please start yours at the link above. They expire after 5 years. Please contact the office to see if you have one on file or to check if HR has added you to the list as approved. Please email Debbie Owens and Amy Riedlinger to check on the status of your background check. dowens@kusd.edu and ariedlin@kusd.edu

Summer Possibilities

Nike Basketball Camp August 1-4

Summer School Note - Notices have gone out to families of students requested to attend summer school, including 5th grade for middle school. Transportation is not provided this year. June 20-July 28. 8:00AM-12:00PM. Two sessions, reading 8-10, math 10:10-12:00.

KUSD Summer Recreation Programs - All Programs Site & Registration (reserve your spot today)

Register for the 2022-2023 School Year Today!

Register Here! Any new student , including siblings not currently enrolled, will require submission of all initial registration documents. Birth certificate & proof of residency.

PPE Parent Curriculum & Resources

Lexia Core 5 Family Resources- 4K-5 Reading Support.

How Does Lexia help with our MAP Assessments?

Bridges Family Support & Home Learning Resources for Math,

Second Step - Socio-Emotional Program 4K-5. See our Parent Resource Page!

Internet Safety - media updates & resources for parents & guardians. Check out the tab "Parents Need to Know". commonsensemedia.org Looking for more info? Feel free to call Kenosha Community Resource Officer Tyler Cochran at (tcochran@kenosha.org) 262-653-4210.

NEW & FREE! Student & Family Assistance Program (SFAP)

Get FREE, CONFIDENTIAL help in areas listed.

Parenting support & coaching. Child/family challenges.

Anxiety & depression.

Divorce/blended families/marital & relationship issues.

Child care & elder care resources. Adoption information.

Legal consultation & mediation. Financial consultation.

Phone: 800-236-3231 M-F 8AM-5PM KUSD PAGE WITH INFO.

SFAP Video - English

SFAP Video - Spanish

SFAP Flyer - English (PDF)

SFAP Flyer - Spanish (PDF)

SFAP Brochure - English (PDF)

SFAP Brochure - Spanish (PDF)

Updated Covid Resources

Birthday Yard Sign Fundraiser!

Fill out THIS BIRTHDAY SIGN FORM if you would like to do this for a special family member!

Birthday Sign Flyer

Fundraisers & Events

Resources for Families🎒

NEW (JAN. 2022) STUDENT & FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

KUSD Virtual Backpack - So many resources in one place! From physicals to 4H!

Notices:

Message from PPE school nurse, Krisann Mikol BSN,RN regarding medication.

2/13/22 Medication at School Reminder

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

PTA Newsletter (updated 4/10/22)

Please consider joining, sign up here! Visit the PTA Facebook page for more information!

Please don’t hesitate to reach the PTA team at plprairiepta@gmail.com with any questions or ideas.

Board Members

President - Brittany Chartier

Vice President - Angela Born

2nd Vice President - Andi Connolly-Meyers

Treasurer - Kelly Montemurro

Secretary - Bridget Walker

Pleasant Prairie Elementary

In Person Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:50 AM-3:56 PM Drop off 8:40 AM. Pick up at 3:48PM.

4K AM 8:50 AM-12:00 PM 4K PM 12:40-3:56 PM

Friday

8:50 AM - 12:50 PM Every Friday and half days. 4K No School on Friday

Note: On regularly scheduled early release Fridays lunch is available.

On half days lunch is not available, please send a snack or cold lunch with your child.

The Pleasant Prairie Promise

We promise to show RESPECT

We will share with each other and listen carefully to one another.

We promise to show RESPONSIBILITY

We will work hard, take care of our school, and help each other learn.

We promise to show CITIZENSHIP

We will take care of each other and stand up for one another.

We will show THE PLEASANT PRAIRIE WAY

This is who we are even when no one is watching!

How Do I Get Updates?

How Do I Get Updates? FaceBook, school website, text and email to your Infinite Campus contact #1 and #2 weekly on Sunday by NOON or the day following school breaks.

2021-2022 Communication Archive

Handy Forms

Pre-arranged Absence Form Espanol

Walker Form - Submit if your child will walk to/from school.

Medication Authorization Form Espanol
Background Check Chaperone/Volunteer Link Espanol
Bus Transportation Change Request - necessary for RecPlex, Goddard & alternative boundary AM/PM daycare pick up or drop off.
Parent Initiated School Transfer Request - Accepted Jan. 1-21st for 1-5 & 4K-K accepted Jan. 1-May 1. Once accepted it is NOT necessary to submit form again unless changing to middle school.

KUSD Policies, Updates & Calendars

Covid Updates & Protocols

Better Together 2021-22_English - Approved by the Board of Education 6/15/21
Better Together 2021-22_Spanish - Approved by the Board of Education 6/15/21

District Calendars

21-22 District Calendar Spanish Version Condensed school calendar, all school levels.

21-22 Elementary Calendar Spanish Version Conferences, breaks, early release dates.

District Policies

Dress Code

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy Spanish version

KUSD Tech Resources for Families Main Page

Kenosha County Community Services Website

KUSD Virtual Calming Room and Family Resources