May 7, 2021
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends & Families,
Wow! Thank you all so much for showing our staff how much you appreciate them this week. They felt the love! We greatly appreciate your ongoing support and partnership.
This week we will MAP test for the last time this year. In the School District of Waukesha, we take the MAP test three times a year (fall, winter, spring). Our K-1 learners take the math portion of this assessment. Our 2-5 learners take the math and reading portion of this assessment. We use this data as another source of information to tell us how our learners are doing and to inform our instruction. We always strive to ensure that our learners feel comfortable and confident when approaching standardized assessments so they can do their best to show us what they know.
We had the opportunity to host our SDW Cabinet at Prairie this week. Our Superintendent, Dr. Sebert, visited classrooms with all of his Assistant Superintendents. They were so impressed with the level of engagement throughout our school. They also commented on the positive energy from students and staff and on our strong academic culture. It was an awesome opportunity to show our district leaders all of the amazing work that happens every single day at Prairie.
Our kindergarten learners have been working hard on their job inquiry projects. Today they dressed in the attire for the jobs they hope to have one day! They also presented their learning to their classmates. Take a look below at the pictures below! Waukesha will be in great hands when these little ones enter the job force!
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
Reading with Dr. Sebert, Superintendent
Reading with Ms. Landish, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning
Reading with Mrs. Thiede, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Attention families of 5th-grade learners! Please save the date for our 5th-grade drive through celebration. More information to come soon!
VIRTUAL PTA MEETING: Please join us for our PTA Meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. Click on this link for access to this meeting.
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.
OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR: We have openings for a President, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for next year. Please consider serving in this capacity for your child's school. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Scholastic Online Book Fair from May 10-May 23
Summer is right around the corner and so is our next Scholastic Book Fair! All the fun is online, May 10th-May 23rd. Help your kids discover new books, favorite characters, and exciting series that will keep them reading all summer long! Every purchase supports our school. Free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. All orders ship direct to home. Visit our homepage to get started: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/prairieelementaryschool4
4K Art in the Park
Parenting to Prevent Substance Abuse
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.
School Lunches Free until 6/9/2021
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.