PRAIRIE POST

November 13, 2020

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Friends and Families,


It was wonderful to be able to welcome your learners back to school at Prairie this week. Our teachers took the time to review routines and procedures and welcome learners back to their classroom communities. Students did a great job of transitioning back to in-person learning.


We celebrated Veterans this week with an all-school read aloud and by sending cards and letters to Operation Gratitude. Our learners were incredibly thoughtful about their words and drawings. Thank you to any Veterans that are a part of our Prairie community. We are filled with gratitude for the sacrifices you've made and continue to make for all of us.


The Cards for a Cause fundraiser hosted by our PTA starts today! Scroll down to learn more!


We are Team Prairie!

We are stronger together!


Carly Solberg

Principal

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Upcoming Dates

11/13: PTA Fundraiser begins

11/25-27: NO SCHOOL

11/23-12/6: Scholastic Online Book Fair

11/30: PTA Fundraiser ends

PTA News

STARTS TODAY!

Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

All students and staff are invited to help raise money for the Prairie PTA by selling boxes of beautifully embellished greeting cards. Card boxes sell for $30 each with the PTA receiving $13 from each box sold! There are 5 box styles available containing 30 or 50 cards. These boxes are a great value! They are so convenient to have on hand when special occasions pop up and they also make fantastic gifts!


Card box sale officially begins today!

Sale will run through Monday, November 30. All order forms and payments need to be returned to Prairie by this day.


There are two ways to collect orders:

1. Use a printed order form and collect payments by cash or check. A copy of this order form is being sent home with in-person students today. Virtual students can access a pdf of the order form here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_FCctisGUw9WdKAKirz9bxDB8HqiT-yF/view?usp=sharing


2. Provide this online order link to your family and friends: https://form.jotform.com/202930758679166

They can either pay online by credit card or provide a check to you.


Checks should be made payable to Prairie PTA.


Prizes up for grabs!

Any student of staff member who sells at least 10 boxes will be eligible to win a $50 VISA gift card or a $25 VISA gift card!


Here are the five boxes currently available:

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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

Waukesha County Covid Testing

Waukesha County has notified our district of several new COVID testing opportunities where children and their families can receive testing. More information about hours, and the registration process to sign up for a testing time, can be found at:


https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/HealthAndHumanServices/PublicHealth/public-health-preparedness/COVID19/public-testing-sites/

School Lunches Free until 12/31/20

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School Counseling Newsletter

Click below for the monthly newsletter from our School Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Edwards.


Personal Safety - Parent Letter


November Newsletter

Student Services Update

Please click here for an update from Mr. Endsley, our School Psychologist, and Mrs. Ebbinger-Bentley, our School Social Worker.

Weekly Science Newsletter

Our Environmental Education Department is publishing a weekly newsletter entitled "Learning Outdoors". Please take a look every week for some facts, information and events.

Early Pick Up for Students

If you need to pick up your student early for any reason or for appointments during the day, please come in to the lobby and buzz the office. We will call your child down at that point and sign them out from the office. It is helpful to email the teacher and Mrs. Anderson of expected times so we can try to have them ready to leave.

Dropping off Supplies

We have a new procedure in place if you need to drop off student materials during the day (lunch, homework, jackets, iPads, etc). The outside door to the lobby of the school is open. There are "drop off tickets" on the table inside the door. Please complete your child's name, grade/teacher, and the item being delivered with any special instructions. We will deliver it to the classroom just as soon as we can. Thank you for your support.

Annual Online Registration

Please make sure to complete your Annual Online Registration in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need your login and password information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us. This registration gives important permissions needed for your child for iPad use, picture/video taping, etc.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.

School Fees

All school fees have been assigned in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Fees can be paid by credit card through this portal or by cash/check in the Prairie office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

School/Community Activities


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.