The Puma Pulse Family Newsletter

August 8, 2021

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Dear Prairie Families,


We are very excited to welcome students back to school starting August 19th. School will resume the traditional 5 days a week schedule for in-person learning in accordance with the WJUSD Reopening Plan.


At this time, CDPH mandates that all students are required to wear masks indoors. Adults in K-12 school settings are required to wear masks when sharing indoor spaces with students. CDPH K-12 Schools Guidance


The school office is now open Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. We are happy to help you with the AERIES Parent Portal data confirmation process. Please note that all visitors must wear a mask. Please call before coming to the school as most transactions can be completed over the phone.


Feel free to call or email with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing our students again very soon!


Sincerely,

Kelly Schevenin, Principal

Pamela Goettsch, Vice Principal

AERIES Parent Portal Data Confirmation

Parent Portal/Class Lists

Families will need to complete the data confirmation process in Aeries Parent Portal beginning August 3rd. The window closes on September 3rd. Invitations to parents without portal accounts will go out around that date. Students will then be able to view their new teacher assignment online through Parent Portal. Class lists will not be posted in front of the school as they have been in the past. Please ensure that you have an accurate parent email address and phone number on file for communication and emergency purposes. Our goal is to have all data confirmed by the first day of school!

Please note that dismissal times have changed for the 2021-2022 school year.

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MEET OUR NEW STAFF MEMBERS

SDC Preschool

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RSP Teacher

My name is Mrs. Renée Villarreal, but you can call me Mrs. V. For the past six years I have been supporting RSP students as an Associate Teacher in Sacramento, and this will be my first year teaching at Woodland Prairie Elementary School. As the new RSP Teacher, and I am looking forward to supporting learning communities in the classroom. I graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. In addition to teaching, I enjoy doing art, gardening and dancing. I have a dog name Ana, and she is friendly and loyal.

CAFE Specialist

Hello! My name is Alejandra Solorio and I graduated from Sac State with a BA in Child Development. Recently, I have spent the last couple of years working at Catalyst Kids (formerly known as CDC) supporting many families from Woodland Prairie. I’m excited to return to this wonderful school and continue to help cultivate healthful and successful livelihoods to our students and families.

3rd Grade DI Teacher

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4th Grade DI Teacher

My name is Gloria Gutierrez. This will be my first year teaching 4th grade but previously student taught at Language Academy of Sacramento for a fifth grade dual immersion class. I received my bachelor's degree in Child Development and my teaching credential at Sacramento State. Before transferring to Sacramento State, I attended Cosumnes River College where I received an A.S. in Early Childhood Education. I always knew I wanted to be an educator, to support and include all students in my classroom. I love my chihuahua named Oliver. And I also love traveling to new places to exploring the nice scenery. The last place I visited was Carmel, CA which is about 3 hours away from Sacramento and it was beautiful.


I look forward to the new school year and meeting my students! I can't wait to embark on this journey with you all!

6th Grade Teacher

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6th Grade Teacher


My name is Jennifer Smookler and I’m super excited to join the Prairie Team. A little bit about me...I’m from the Bay Area and a recent UC Davis graduate. I completed my student teaching at Plainfield and just finished working over the summer for Zamora’s STEAM Program. Currently I live in Davis and in my spare time I enjoy playing racquet sports, swimming, binge watching shows, playing video games, and getting boba or kbbq with my friends. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and the adventures that lie ahead for the new school year.

Counselor

My name is Eva Gallegos. I have been working for Woodland Joint Unified School District for nine years. During my time as the Pioneer Learning Center Coordinator, I have developed incredible collaborative relationships with staff, students, and families. I love the Woodland community and I have three children that have been and are part of the WJUSD student population. I completed my MS in Educational Counseling in July 2021 where I was trained in the ASCA National Model. As a counselor, it is my passion to promote the academic, career, and social/emotional development for all students. I look forward to offering support to all Prairie students, staff, and families.

Go Pumas!

BACK-TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Welcome from the Administration:


Join Zoom Meeting
https://wjusd-org.zoom.us/j/91953145781?pwd=OW44SkdPWlI3eXZOWWJKOFM1czR3dz09

Meeting ID: 919 5314 5781
Passcode: 535601

Drop Off & Pick Up

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Class Change Requests

Classes are created based on many criteria in order to meet the needs of all students and school-wide programs. We will not accept requests for changes of class assignments in the first two weeks of school. If there are concerns about your student’s class assignment, we will ask that you meet with the teacher, communicate your concerns, and explore modifications before making any changes.

ASES After-school Program

The program will begin on August 19th and will run Monday-Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm. There will be an orientation for parents/guardians on August 17th. If you are interested in more information, please contact the coordinator Destiny Garcia at: destiny.garcia@wjusd.org, cell: 530-723-0872, or office: 530-662-2898.

Breakfast & Lunch

The cafeteria opens daily from 7:45-8:00 a.m. for breakfast. Breakfast is free to all students. Students eating breakfast may go inside of the cafeteria. Students are not to be on the campus before 7:45 a.m. as there is no supervision.


A free lunch will be served to all students unless they bring lunch from home. The food is to be eaten by Prairie students only unless it is purchased.

Kindergarten Orientation

We will have a kindergarten orientation on August 18th for our newest puma cubs. We will share all the details soon.

Prairie is Now Hiring

Attention parents, guardians, and friends of Prairie: We are now hiring Yard Supervisors and Crossing Guards to join the Prairie community. If you are interested, please call the office with any questions before completing the online application at Edjoin.org.

Library Books

As you begin to prepare your backpack and school supplies for the new year, please take a moment to look for any Prairie library books you may have in your home. Return any overdue books as soon as possible. You can drop them off in the front office. Thank you!