PRAIRIE POST

May 21, 2018

Message from the Principal

Hello, Parents and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,


The educators at Prairie are looking forward to next year. At the last PTA meeting, several educators attended and shared their excitement to team teach with their colleagues for the 2018-1019 school year. Check out the PTA FaceBook page to see what the staff has to say. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


With this shift, the typical homeroom assignments will be different. If you are interested in having a scholar assigned to a particular homeroom, please email me this information prior to Wednesday, May 30th. I can not guarantee the placement of any scholar in any particular homeroom. However, we will take all recommendations into consideration.


Literacy Night will take place on Tuesday, May 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


This year, our School Musicals for Grades 1-4 will take place on Wednesday, May 30th from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance (9:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.). Mrs. Wirth is excited to share what our scholars have learned in music this year.


This Tuesday, Prairie will have the honor of having former Pumas that are ready to graduate from Waukesha West to come and don their caps and gowns for the student body. This is the very reason we began the creation of our Legacy Trees last year. We look forward to supporting all of our Pumas on their educational journey and returning to share their accomplishments when they graduate from high school and college.


The 5th Grade Celebration will take place on Tuesday, June 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We will unveil the second Legacy Tree, have a display of Academic Excellence, and have our scholars walk across the stage as a bridge into middle school. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Dates For This School Year!


5/22: Grade 5 Band Fittings

5/23: Grades 1-4 Music Concert Dress Rehearsal

4K & 5K Meet & Greet

5/24: Grade 1 to First Stage

5/25: Kindergarten Musical

5/28: NO SCHOOL

5/29: Literacy Night

5/30: Grades 1-4 Music Concert

5/31: 4K End of Year Celebration

PTA News

Thank you to all of our volunteers and to everyone who attended Puma Palooza. Here are some upcoming PTA events:


PTA Meeting: Mon., June 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. We will be reviewing and approving the budget for 2018-19, have a Principal’s Report and discuss recent PTA events. Free childcare for school aged children is provided by Red Cross certified babysitters. If you can’t attend in person, watch on Facebook Live via the Prairie PTA Facebook Live Group.


Last Day of School Field Day: Thu. June 7th 10A-3P: PTA traditionally provides volunteers to help with field day activities on the last day of school. Sign up here to help: Field Day Sign Up


Contact Us

PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121 ericak0409@gmail.com

Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124 drew_pr@hotmail.com

Secretary Clare Treichel - treichelclare@gmail.com

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

Literacy Night - May 29th

Please join us for a Relax and Read Literacy Night on Tuesday, May 29th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Special activities include art projects, legos, osmos, and information about promoting summer reading with your child. Click here for specific details. As a special bonus, all scholars attending will receive a free book from our PTA.

Grades 1-4 Music Concert

Please join us on Wednesday, May 30th at either 9:15 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. for Prairie's "Celebrate America" concert performed by Grades 1-4. Doors will be open 15 minutes prior to each performance. Click here for the concert invitation.


Our Student Council is sponsoring a drive for donations for military care packages in conjunction with this concert. A list of suggested donations is included with the concert information linked above. Thank you in advance for your support!



Artists of the Month

Congratulations to the Artists of the Month​ for May. They are Blake Graves from 5th grade and Riya Bhat from Kindergarten. Congratulations to these two hard-working, creative role models!

Women's Center Program - "Inside Out"

The Women's Center in Waukesha is sponsoring a fun and interactive workshop based on the movie Inside Out. This will be held every Thursday in May from 6-7:30 p.m. Please click here for their flyer with all the details, including how to get a free copy of the movie!

Summer Breakfast & Lunch Sites

The Waukesha School District will have five sites serving free breakfast and lunch during our summer school session. Your child does not have to be enrolled in summer school to participate. Anyone under the age of 18 can eat free at Blair, Hawthorne and Heyer Elementary Schools as well as Butler Middle School and South High School. Please click here for times and dates for each site.

Summer Camps

Yes, it's time to start thinking about summer! Click here for a list of various camp opportunities available. Please check descriptions and restrictions carefully for each program.


An additional summer camp opportunity is Camp HOPE America for children who have been exposed to domestic violence.

School/Community Activities


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.