January 17, 2020
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Families,
It's been a packed week at Prairie! We kicked off Step It Up on Monday with an assembly that got our learners very excited! The funds that we raise from Step It Up will be donated to the American Heart Association and will also go toward the funding of our new playground. Learners did their very best on MAP testing this week. The winter data point gives us another piece of data to consider when planning for instruction. We will MAP test again in the spring. We finished the week off with an all-school assembly this morning where we did a cheer led by our Junior Coaches, learned about using positive language on the playground and in our school, played a whole school game called Do This Not That, played a teacher vs. student game called Ro Sham Bo Relay, and wrapped it up with the Puma Way (led by our 5th-graders). We will work on our positive language goal at every recess by catching students using positive language to add to our school-wide total. When we meet our goal, we will have extra recess time!
The new Prairie playground is getting closer to becoming a reality! We are on track to have a playground installed this summer. After meeting with a variety of vendors, we narrowed it down to our final vendor that we will work through the playground process with. Our vendor will be Lee Recreation. A representative from Lee Recreation joined us for the PTA meeting on Tuesday evening to present two playground designs. From there we elicited feedback from those that were at the meeting to come up with a single design that incorporates concepts that parents and staff really want to see in our new playground. Please take a look at the "Playground" section below to provide your feedback on the new playground by Wednesday, January 22nd. At that point, we will pass the feedback along to our representative from Lee Recreation to develop the final design, which will then be reviewed by insurance. We are so excited to have a new playground at Prairie.
Have a great weekend! Enjoy the extra day with your families!
It's hard to believe the month of January is half over! Hope everyone is staying warm on these cold days!
As we stated previously, we are in the beginning stages of planning Puma Palooza, our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are really hoping to make it a bang to add funds for our playground project! We would love to see new faces and minds come together to help plan the event. We are planning to meet before the PTA Meetings from 5:30-6:30. We are also looking to get a meeting together before the next meeting. Feel free to join us! We would love to get new donations, funds to help support activities or even businesses supporting activities. If you have a company who would like to be at the event, donate to the event or have ideas, you can email us as well at email@example.com.
PRAIRIE'S GOT TALENT!
Be on the lookout for the permission slip! We want to see what talents our students have! We are looking for Emcee's, artists, dancers, singers and all performers! It is such a great event for our students! Forms due back 2/3!
Box Top update: We have finally hit over $900 in box tops. We are currently at $902. Next in school collection will be on Monday, February 10th. We still need more box tops for an all school PJ day! Keep them coming in. Students may turn in box tops to their classroom teacher, and check out the bulletin board in the hallway to our see our progress!
Forms for talent show due: 2/3
PTA Meeting is 2/11
Talent Show: 2/21
Skateland Day: 3/8
If you have any questions or need additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step it Up
Step It Up for Heart Kick Off
Mary Lee Flannigan came to Prairie on Monday to kick off our efforts to help others with sick hearts.
This year a portion of the funds we raise from Step It Up for Heart will be divided between the American Heart Association and the new playground being planned for Prairie.
If you would like to help in our efforts please go to:
www.stepitupkids.com/Prairie53189 to get started.
Our Day of Awesomeness for ALL Prairie students is planned for Thursday, June 4th. This is a fun filled day with an Inflatable Obstacle Course inspired by the TV Shows WIPEOUT and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR! Plus DJ Dance Party, and more!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Booth at: email@example.com.
Thank you for your support.
"Not Enough Apologies" - Community Event on Trauma
Here is an outline of the evening's events:
5:30-6:00 - Resource tables for all partnering community agencies, refreshments (popcorn, cookies, water)
6:00-7:00 - Introduction, Documentary Screening
7:00-7:30 - Panel Discussion to process the film, answer questions
7:30-8:00 - Dismissal with resources tables open
Childcare will be provided! We hope you can attend this important event. Special thank you to board member Amanda Roddy for assisting with the planning committee for this event.
Yearbook order forms
There is an option to order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook with order code 46811T. Paper and online orders are due by February 19, 2020.
We encourage you to get a doctor's note for any medical or dental appointment your child may have requiring any absence from school. A "medically excused" absence does not count in the total number of days absent. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
Important Enrollment Dates to Know
Dec 1: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Opens at 8:00 AM
Dec 2: 4K & New Student Enrollment Begins
Dec 7: We are Waukesha Enrollment & Family Fun Event at North High School 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Dec 16: District Wide “See it Live”
Jan 10: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Closes at 4:30 PM (Late Applications will not be accepted)
Jan 17: Intra-District Transfer/Secondary(Grades 6-12) School Choice notifications will be emailed home
Jan 24: Secondary School Choice Online Commitments Due
Jan 31: 4K Enrollment Ends for the lottery
Feb 7: 4K Lottery at the Lindholm Building 2:00 pm
Feb 14: 4K Site Placement will be emailed home
March 13: Intra-District Transfer/Elementary School Choice notifications will be emailed home
4K Enrollment for 2020-21
Artists of the Month
Congratulations to January's artists of the Month!
This month, we have 1st grader Landon Harris and Kindergartener Lucy Bayless. Neither of these kids have been at Prairie very long, but they both are excellent behavior role models, show kindness towards their classmates, and demonstrate the Puma Way every day. In addition, Landon and Lucy are super creative and hard-working young artists.
Physical Education News
We would like to invite any interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in Waukesha Sings! Beginning at Noon on Saturday, March 7th, participants will be able to combine with singers from across the entire school district for a large group choral experience. This action packed day of rehearsals, singing, and team building will culminate in a concert at 5:30 pm directed by Magdalena Delgado, director of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Registration and more information is available on the website linked below. Please consider participating in this fun filled musical event, and please let Mrs. Wirth know if you have any additional questions.
Too Sick for School
Elks Hoop Shoot Competition
Congratulations to our Prairie shooters who participated at the local competition on December 7th at Hillcrest Elementary:
Girl Age 8 & 9: Evie Dixon
Boy Age 8 & 9: Liam Krajewski
Girl Age 10-11: Izabella Rivera
Boy Age 10-11: Cameron Becker
Two of our shooters, Cameron Becker and Evie Dixon, won their age group competition and will now move on to the District Competition that will be held January 18th in Beloit.
Good Luck Cameron and Evie!
News from the School Guidance Program
Safe Arrival Attendance Program
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.