September 27, 2019
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Families,
It's been a great week here at Prairie! Coach Courtney has been here this week for Playworks facilitating practice recesses for all classes. K-1 classes learned the game Bandaid Tag. 2-5 classes learned Olympic Four Square and Champion vs. Challengers. All classes worked on using "ro sham bo" or rock, paper, scissors as a conflict resolution strategy. I've seen learners all over using "ro sham bo" to solve conflicts that come up during recess all on their own. Awesome!
Janelle Verhagen is back from maternity leave! Janelle is our health room assistant who cares for all students who come to visit her during the day. Students were happy to see her familiar face!
Thank you for your help with reinforcing our expectations around bike riding on school property. Students are not allowed to ride bikes (or scooters) on school property during arrival, dismissal or during school hours. I was able to visit each classroom on Thursday to review this expectation and was happy to see that students followed the expectation after our discussions.
Have a great weekend!
Carroll University - Literacy Methods Course
Hope everyone is having a great school year thus far! Just a reminder our first box top collection will be in October so collect those box tops while we still can before they go digital.
We sent out the sign up genius for the Halloween dance, please plan to join us for a night of fun, games and dancing! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-halloween5
Also a reminder for anyone interested that we still have a president elect position open.
Upcoming Important dates:
Marcus Fundraiser: 10/1/19
PTA Meeting: 10/8/19
Halloween Dance: 10/12/19
Taco Johns: 10/16/19
Prairie is participating in the SCRIP program again this year. Please read the information below explaining the program and their order form.
Art to Remember
Christmas Clearing Council
It is the time of year to distribute Christmas Clearing Council applications! For those who do not know, the Christmas Clearing Council (CCC) helps provide Christmas gifts for families who may struggle to afford gifts for their children. It is an awesome program that many families utilize each year. There are a few qualifications: you must be a Waukesha County resident AND your child must be eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch and/or meet the household income eligibility requirements. Please feel free to fill out the application (one per family), and send back to Mr. Endsley or the Prairie Office.
Applications are DUE Friday November 15, 2019.
Printable Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gbgfy6VxXBvV7t3NoGYnQ0z5e_mN27Cy
You can also find paper copies of the application in the Prairie Office.
5th Grade Cross Country Run
Our 5th graders are signing up for the annual 5th grade cross country run. Mr. Booth (phy ed) and Mrs. Anderson (art) will be the coaches for this year's event. Permission slips and t-shirt order forms have been sent home with all 5th grade students.
Practices will be after school from 3:45 to 4:20 p.m. on the following dates:
September 23, 25, 27, 30
October 2, 4, 7, 9, 11*, 14
*October 11th practice will be at Waukesha West so that the team can run the course. (More information will be given as we get closer to this date)
Race day is October 16th at Waukesha West High School. Exact times for each division will be communicated at a later date.
Safe Arrival Attendance Program
Annual Online Registration
Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.
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.