PRAIRIE POST

January 8, 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Friends and Families,


Happy New Year! Our learners and team transitioned back to school so smoothly... even with all of the snow! Speaking of snow, we had lots of fun outside this week at recess and in physical education. Mr. Booth has classes who have p.e. this week outside for cross country skiing! Today I learned about the "dead bug" strategy they use to get back up on their feet. Our Junior Coaches are working hard to make sure that learners are engaged and safe out in the snow at recess. They are advertising game choices and have a "game starter" challenge going. Students are eligible to be Junior Coaches when they are in 4th and 5th grade. Our Junior Coach team for the 2020-2021 school year is included below. Shout out to all of the Junior Coaches and Playworks recess coaches for their efforts to make recess awesome!


Have a great weekend!


We are Team Prairie!

We are stronger together!


Carly Solberg

Principal

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Upcoming Dates



1/12: Virtual PTA Meeting

1/18: NO SCHOOL

1/23: 4K Enrollment Event @ Prairie

1/25: NO SCHOOL

2/1: PTA Culver's Night

School Supplies

As we enter the second half of the school year, we are finding the need to replenish some classroom supplies for the student bins. We are asking each student to bring in another box of crayons, box of markers, and 2 glue sticks. Please label and return to school with your child so they can be added to their plastic bin of supplies. If you are willing to donate any extra supplies, we will be happy to accept those. Thank you so much for your support.

PTA News

PTA MEETING: Please join our PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 . Meeting starts at 6:30pm and will be available on Zoom. Please use the link to attend: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting


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 ptaprairie@gmail.com



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 DepotĀ®, and Walmart. Contact Sarah Paczesny at sarahpaczesny@gmail.com to sign up for the program today!


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2021-22 New Year Enrollments/School Choice

4K enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year begins December 1st and will take place through January 29, 2021. Enrollments completed during this time frame will be considered as a priority placement at your neighborhood school or current community partner sites. Enrollments after January 29th, will be based on seat availability after the February 12th 4K Lottery. Please review the 2021-2022 4K Enrollment and Lottery Process and the 2021-2022 4K Site List for more detailed information.

The School Choice/Intra-district transfer application period for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Tuesday, December 1st and will close on Friday, January 8th. If you are interested in attending a school that is not your neighborhood school, please complete an application by January 8th. Late applications will not be accepted. Email confirmations will be sent upon submission of the application.

Important Dates to Remember

Dec 1: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Opens at 8:00 AM

Dec 1: 4K & New Student Enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year Begins

Dec 5: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Banting Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt.

Dec 19: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Hadfield Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt

Jan 8: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Closes at 4:30 PM (Late Applications will not be accepted)

Jan 15: Secondary(Grades 6-12) Intra-District Transfers/ School Choice notifications will be emailed home

Jan 16: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Lowell Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt

Jan 22: Secondary(Grades 6-12) School Choice Online Commitments or Appeals Due

Jan 23: 4K Enrollment by Appointment Only at Prairie Elementary. Please call 970-1024 to schedule an appt

Jan 29: 4K Enrollment Ends for the lottery

Feb 12: 4K Virtual Lottery at the Lindholm Building 2:00 pm

Feb 19: 4K Site Placement will be emailed home

March 12: Elementary Intra-District Transfer/School Choice notifications will be emailed home

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 6/9/2021

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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.