November 3, 2017
November is here, and I would like to say that we are thankful for your ongoing support as we strive to have high levels of collaboration that will ensure high levels of academic, emotional, and social growth for all stakeholders at Prairie. As part of that support, we thank you for your attendance at our Fall Conferences held over the past two weeks. Our PTA provided our staff with wonderful dinners those two evenings, and we are very grateful to them for that.
On Tuesday, November 21st, we would like to invite you to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary. More details will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks.
I want to thank you for supporting our Health and Wellness Initiatives at Prairie. Here is a list of some possible healthy snacks for our scholars. We are looking to add to this list. Please share any ideas that you have with us.
Culver’s Night: Monday, November 6th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Come join your Prairie friends at Culver's. The flavor will be Caramel Turtle.
Fun Day Out: Sunday, November 12th 3:30-5:30 p.m. We have rented out Skateland for our Prairie PTA group. Bring your friends, family and neighbors for a super fun afternoon of skating. $8 per skater which includes skate rental (no discounts available for having your own skates).
PTA Meeting: Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Free childcare is available for school aged children from Red Cross certified babysitters. Watch on Facebook Live if you cannot attend in person.
SCRIP Order Deadline: Paper forms and on-line orders at shopwithscrip.com are due no later than Monday, November 20th. Please don’t forget to make your BLACK FRIDAY SCRIP purchases! Are you stumped about what to get a staff member for the holidays? Ordering through our holiday scrip for staff program is a great way to take care of that. Look for the order form in the Friday Folders next week. Questions? Email email@example.com
Marcus Movie Order: Order forms were sent home in Friday Folders this week and are Due Monday, November 20th. Pick-up is December 12th.
PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124 email@example.com
Secretary Clare Treichel - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Picture Retake Day
Elks Club Hoop Shoot
Prairie will host its annual Hoop Shoot on Wednesday, November 15th. This is a free competition sponsored by the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400 for any scholar who is 8 years old or older as of April 1st, 2018.
The link below has additional information and the permission slip that the scholar will need to bring with them on the day of the competition.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Booth (email@example.com)
PTA Partnership with Giggly Hugs Child Care
We are excited to announce a partnership with Giggly Hugs, which is a State certified child care center located around the corner from school on Industrial Dr.. This partnership will allow parents of children between the ages of 2.5 and 5 to receive approximately 3 hours of childcare while they volunteer at Prairie during the day. The cost is $10, of which Prairie PTA will pay $5. This program began on Monday, October 16th. There will be two slots available for parents to use - 8:45A-12P and 12P-3P (yes the first one is 3 hours and 15 minutes but Giggly Hugs is willing to offer that for parents who want to be at school by 9A to volunteer).
If you are interested in taking advantage of this new exciting program, please email Giggly Hugs Child Care at firstname.lastname@example.org and get information about the slots available and the registration requirements. You may also email email@example.com with questions.
In order to volunteer in your child's classroom or attend a field trip, you must have an approved background check on file at school. The Waukesha School District requires these applications be completed online. You will receive an email when you are approved, and an ID card will be mailed to you. These background checks are good for three years. Here is the link to sign up: https://bib.com/secureVolunteer/SCHOOL-DISTRICT-OF-WAUKESHA/
If you have any questions about the partnership with Giggly Hugs, please contact Erica Kasseckert directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.