PRAIRIE POST

May 27, 2021

EARLY RELEASE: FRIDAY, MAY 28 AT 1:40 P.M.

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Friends & Families,


It's hard to believe that June is almost here! We are excited to celebrate all that we've accomplished this year with a variety of fun activities. Science and Engineering Day is next Friday, June 4th. We are looking forward to engaging in a variety of engineering design challenges with our face-to-face and virtual friends! The fifth-grade celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th. We will also have a clap out at the end of the school day on Friday where our students line the halls of Prairie to wish our fifth-graders well as they exit the building. Our staff is excited to celebrate the fifth-grade leaders of our school! On our last day of school, we will all have a bit of fun outside with field day!


As a reminder, we do have an early release day tomorrow. Students will be dismissed at 1:40pm. There is no school on Monday. Have a great long weekend with your family and friends!


We are Team Prairie!

We are stronger together!


Carly Solberg

Principal

Upcoming Dates

5/28: Early Release at 1:40 p.m.

Student Library Materials Due

5/31: NO SCHOOL

6/1: PTA Meeting (please note date change)

6/4: Science & Engineering Day

6/8: Grade 5 Drive-Thru Celebration

6/9: Last Day of School

Movie Permission

We are planning to show the movie, Inside Out, on the last day of school, June 9th. Because this movie is rated PG, we need your permission for your child to see the movie. If you have not already done so, please complete the short form below. You will need your child's student ID number which is available in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please complete a separate response for each child.


Movie Permission Form

Grade 5 Celebration

Fifth graders and families are invited to join us for a drive-thru celebration on Tuesday, June 8th. Come through the Prairie front parking lot between 4:30-5:30 p.m. You 'll be welcomed by Prairie Staff, receive a special year end gift and have the opportunity to take pictures with your current teachers. See you then!
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PTA News

PTA MEETING: DATE CHANGE TO JUNE 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Click on this link for access to this meeting.


PTA Board Positions: The following people are running unopposed for the 2021-2022 Prairie PTA.


President- Doug Paczesny

Executive Vice President- Carrie Schuett

Treasurer- George DeLeon


Open Positions Still Needed at This Time:

Secretary

President Elect

Secretary Elect

Treasurer Elect


If you would be interested in running for any of the above positions, please email the Prairie PTA at ptaprairie@gmail.com and we can add your name to the ballot. Specific responsibilities are listed below.


Voting will take place on June 1, 2021 during our Zoom PTA meeting.


ARTICLE IX: Duties of Officers


  1. The president shall:

    1. preside at all meetings of the association;

    2. perform such other duties as may be prescribed in these bylaws or assigned by the association;

    3. be a member ex-officio of all committees except the nominating committee;

    4. coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the association in order that the Objects may be promoted.

  2. The president-elect shall:

    1. Succeed the current president at the end of his/her term;

    2. Assist the president as requested;

    3. Learn the job description and procedures of the office of president;

    4. If a vacancy occurs in the office of president, assume the office of president for the remainder of the term.

  3. The Executive vice-presidents shall:

    1. act as aides to the president;

    2. assist the president and president elect

    3. Perform duties of president elect in the absence or inability of that office to serve;

    4. Learn the job description and procedures of the office of president and president elect;

    5. Perform other delegated duties as assigned.

  4. The secretary shall:

    1. record and retain the minutes of all meetings of the association;

    2. have a current copy of the bylaws;

    3. maintain a membership list;

    4. perform other delegated duties as assigned.

  5. The secretary elect shall:

    1. Succeed the current secretary at the end of his/her term;

    2. Assist the secretary as requested;

    3. Perform the duties of the secretary in the absence or inability of that office to serve;

    4. learn the job description and procedures of the office of secretary;

    5. Perform other delegations as assigned.

  6. The treasurer shall:

    1. have custody of all the funds of the association;

    2. serve as chair of the budget committee and prepare the budget for adoption;

    3. keep a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures;

    4. verify that all cash/checks received are counted by two individuals;

    5. make the disbursements as authorized by the president, executive board, or association in accordance with the budget adopted by the association;

    6. have checks or vouchers signed by two persons, the treasurer and one other officer, who are not related by blood, marriage, or living in the same household;

    7. present a financial report at every association meeting;

    8. complete an annual financial report at the end of each fiscal year;

    9. be responsible for the maintenance of such books of account and records and conform to the requirements of Article V, Section 2, of these bylaws;

    10. be responsible to verify that all government forms and insurance forms are completed and submitted according to deadlines;

    11. have the accounts examined annually at the end of each fiscal year and at any time during the year when there is a change to the bank account’s signature card by an auditor or an auditing committee of not fewer than three members, who, satisfied that the treasurer's annual report is correct, shall sign a statement of that fact at the end of the report;

    12. upon completion of the audit, send a signed copy of the audit report to the state PTA office.

    13. perform other delegated duties as assigned.

    14. The auditing committee cannot consist of signers from the audit year or signers of the current year. The auditor or auditing committee cannot be related by blood, marriage or living in the same household to any signer from the audit year or from the current year.

  7. The treasurer elect shall:

    1. Succeed the current treasurer at the end of his/her term;

    2. Assist the treasurer as requested;

    3. Perform the duties of the treasurer in the absence or inability of that office to serve;

    4. Learn the job description and procedures of the office of treasurer.

    5. Perform other delegated as assigned.

  8. All officers shall compile an annual report of their duties, budgets and programs annually.

  9. All officers shall perform the duties outlined in these bylaws and those assigned by the executive board or the association. Upon the expiration of the term of office or in case of resignation, each officer shall turn over to the president, without delay, all records, books, and other materials pertaining to the office, and shall return to the treasurer, immediately, all funds pertaining to the office.


FACEBOOK: Please follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest that is happening with the PTA. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-PTA-Go-Pumas-257860434257555


GOT SNEAKERS FUNDRAISER: Thank you to all of those who have already donated shoes to our fundraiser. As spring cleaning is starting up remember this is an ongoing fundraiser so keep searching for shoes! Did you know that your gently worn sneakers could help Prairie PTA? Prairie PTA is participating in a fundraiser where you donate your shoes. All we need is your support and your gently worn, used ,or new sneakers! Here’s how you can help. Start in your and your family’s closets and gather as many pairs of sneakers that you no longer want; maybe you’ve out-grown them, they’re out of style, or out of season. If you and your household have 20 pairs, great! If not, don’t worry. You can ask your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and anyone in your social networks to help out. Every pair counts! The sneakers that we all collect will help raise money to support Prairie PTA AND will help our environment by keeping sneakers out of landfills.


All you have to do is send your children to school with your sneakers or drop them off at school. Please no boots or dress shoes or sandals. Every pair that is donated earns up to $7 per pair.


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


https://youtu.be/S1bvp5H82DY

End of Year Library News

This was the last week that students will be bringing books home from the library. All library books are due on Friday May 28. Any books not returned to the library by the end of the school year may be billed in Infinite Campus in June.


Emails with information about overdue books are sent weekly to both your child's email account as well as the parent email account listed in Infinite Campus. If you believe you are not receiving these emails, please verify your account in Infinite Campus.


Here is a one-minute video showing how to login to Destiny on your child's iPad to see what they have checked out. https://youtu.be/wRTHhpKUISI


Please contact Malena Koplin, Library Media Special for our school with any questions: mkoplin@waukesha.k12.wi.us

School Messenger - Opt in for Text Messages

The School Messenger system we use to communicate messages to you has an option for text messages. In order to receive these messages, please text to 67587. You will receive a message back asking you to opt in to receive these.


This is helpful for us in the event of notifying parents of a classroom quarantine or school emergency.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

School Lunches Free until 6/9/2021

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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/

Emergency Internet Benefit

Below is information on an Emergency Broadband Benefit that will help families who qualify reduce their internet costs at home.


This program is direct to the consumer and will requires the families to apply for the benefit.


Emergency Broadband Benefit

School Counseling Newsletter

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


May Newsletter - Goal Setting

Student Services Update

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

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.

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.