February 19, 2018
This week we wanted to try something different and send the Prairie Post out on Monday as opposed to Friday. One of the core tenants at Prairie is to look to enhance our ability to communicate effectively with all of our students, parents, and community members. I would like to begin by saying that our hearts go out to the families in Parkland, Florida. I want to thank our families for continuously following the guideline that has been established by the School District of Waukesha. If you have any questions or concerns about our safety protocols, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We had a great time as Mr. Booth led our Jump Rope For Heart campaign last Wednesday. It is always a pleasure to see the smiles on our scholar's faces as they seek to become healthier and understand what they can do to help serve others.
We are honored to have our partnership with J.K.Lee continue this year as they will be working with all of our scholars this week in physical education class.
This week we will also have our first round of Student-Led Conferences. We look forward to sharing the success of our scholars with you. We are thankful that you are willing to ensure the academic, emotional, and social success of all of our scholars to us every day. The reports that you receive represent this moment in time. We are developing additional plans to ensure that our scholars continue to progress through their learning continuums. Thank you for letting us be part of their journey.
Upcoming PTA Events:
Conference Dinners – Wed. Feb. 21st and Thu. March 1st: For years, PTA has provided a great buffet for teachers and staff on Conference nights – help us do so by signing up here: Spring Conference Sign Up
Book Fair: Wed. Feb. 21st and Thu. March 1st 4P-7:30P during Conferences. Information on the book fair was sent home recently and the online book fair runs from 2/16-3/1. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Jackson at email@example.com
Restaurant Night: Mon., March 5th 5-8 p.m. at Culver’s on Sunset. Come join your Prairie friends at Culver's. The flavor of the day will be Turtle.
PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124 email@example.com
Secretary Clare Treichel - firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA questions or comments are also welcome at any time at PTAPrairie@gmail.com.
Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas. Visit our new website - https://sites.google.com/view/prairie-pta/home
"Souper Bowl" Soup Drive
Philadelphia Eagles 319
New England Patriots 42
The real winners are the Waukesha Food Pantry and the clients they serve! Thank you for supporting this worthwhile project.
Optimist Swim Meet
Jump Rope for Heart
School District Community Focus Group
The second in a series of focus groups hosted by the School District of Waukesha will take place on Monday, February 19, at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria at Horning Middle School, 2000 Wolf Road. All district families are invited to attend. No RSVP is necessary. Child care will be provided, as well as a Spanish interpreter.
At the last focus group, the district revealed an initial concept to: renovate and provide improved security at Horning and Les Paul middle schools; build a new middle school on district-owned property on the city’s west side to house students currently at Butler Middle School; remodel Butler to become a K-8 STEM school; and sell or re-purpose the STEM Randall and Saratoga campuses.
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Yearbook Order Forms
Black History Month Performance
On January 31st, Prairie Elementary was fortunate enough to have African performer Lucky Diop and his talented group of student drummers & dancers present to the students and staff. This assembly, organized by Prairie’s Culture Committee, was the kick-off of our (February) Celebration of Black History Month. This was an extremely lively and engaging performance that included student participation in the forms of dance and song. Students were in awe of the skills and talent demonstrated by the student drummers & dancers. Traditional Kente’ cloth costumes were worn by the drummers & dancers. This helped to make connections for many students, as they have been engaged in learning about traditional instruments and crafts of Africa. Students have also been busy researching information to create an informative poster highlighting notable African Americans throughout history. All students and staff were active participants in this high-energy, informative presentation.
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.