June 4, 2021
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends & Families,
Science & Engineering Day was a blast today! Our learners engaged in critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and much more! Thank you to the Prairie virtual students who were able to join us for the different challenges. A lot of fun was had by all.
We'd like to send one more HUGE thank you out to all of you - our Prairie community members! Thank you for your generous donations that allowed the PTA and our school district to fund our awesome new playground. We created a "stronger together" heart outside near the playground to show our appreciation for the support we get from our generous Prairie community. Take a look at the video below to see highlights from the playground and the "stronger together" heart process. THANK YOU ALL!
Have a great weekend!
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
Grade 5 Celebration
Field Day - June 9, 2021
- Apply generous sunscreen before coming to school in the morning; we cannot reapply at school
- No open-toed shoes allowed
- Wear a hat
- Have a water bottle
Some of our activities involve water so they may get wet during the day!
Dear Prairie Parents, Guardians and Students,
Oh what a year this has been! It looks like we are all going to make it through the pandemic and able to head into summer for some well-deserved rest & recuperation time.
I have learned so much from the students this year. I admire their resilience, determination, “Can-Do attitude” and their flexibility. I have also learned some valuable lessons from the pandemic. Most importantly, I have learned not to take things for granted. I have also learned the importance of “living in the moment” and enjoying the present.
It is these realizations that have given me the courage to leave my career as an Art Teacher and try something new. This was a very difficult decision for me as I still LOVE interacting with the kids and watching them learn & grow. This career is what I have focused (and often over-focused) on for the last 26 years. I started my teaching journey at Prairie Elementary in 1995. It seems to make perfect sense to me that this is also the place where I make my exit.
Getting to know the families and students at Prairie has been nothing short of fantastic. I have truly enjoyed my time working with the students & families at Prairie.
I look forward to the next opportunities and adventures that come my way. Remember to “Seize the Day”!!!
Mrs. (Art) Anderson
A Special Message from our PTA
The PTA would like to thank our Prairie community for the support during this challenging past year. Without the ability to host events at school this year, the ability to raise funds has been disrupted. However, we were able to continue to support our teachers and students this past year. In addition to the new playground, the PTA was able to support the teachers by providing $3523.69 in teacher allocations (funds each teacher is allotted to use how they see fit in their classroom). We are very glad to continue that support this year, but we know next year will be even harder due to the lack of fundraising. The funds raised this year totaled $4814.97. The PTA typically funds Teacher Allocations, Student Events (Field trips, Ice Cream social, Halloween dance, Puma Palooza, 5th Grade graduation celebration, etc.)
We are hopeful to raise enough funds to continue to support these efforts next year and beyond! We need the support of our community to continue to help our teachers and students. Please consider making a donation directly to the PTA. These funds are 100% used to support our school staff and students.
Please make checks payable to Prairie PTA (can be given directly to your child’s teacher) or Venmo: email@example.com. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other PTA News
FACEBOOK: Please follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest that is happening with the PTA. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-PTA-Go-Pumas-257860434257555
GOT SNEAKERS FUNDRAISER: Thank you to all of those who have already donated shoes to our fundraiser. As spring cleaning is starting up remember this is an ongoing fundraiser so keep searching for shoes! Did you know that your gently worn sneakers could help Prairie PTA? Prairie PTA is participating in a fundraiser where you donate your shoes. All we need is your support and your gently worn, used ,or new sneakers! Here’s how you can help. Start in your and your family’s closets and gather as many pairs of sneakers that you no longer want; maybe you’ve out-grown them, they’re out of style, or out of season. If you and your household have 20 pairs, great! If not, don’t worry. You can ask your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and anyone in your social networks to help out. Every pair counts! The sneakers that we all collect will help raise money to support Prairie PTA AND will help our environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills.
All you have to do is send your children to school with your sneakers or drop them off at school. Please no boots or dress shoes or sandals. Every pair that is donated earns up to $7 per pair.
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 email@example.com to sign up for the program today!
School Messenger - Opt in for Text Messages
This is helpful for us in the event of notifying parents of a classroom quarantine or school emergency.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.
Waukesha County Covid Testing
Emergency Internet Benefit
Below is information on an Emergency Broadband Benefit that will help families who qualify reduce their internet costs at home.
This program is direct to the consumer and will requires the families to apply for the benefit.
Early Pick Up for Students
Dropping off Supplies
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.