PRAIRIE POST

October 19, 2018

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Message from the Principal

Hello, Parent and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,


We've had another great week here at Prairie and ended the week with a wonderful concert from the Les Paul Middle School band. We thank you for coming out to our first night of conferences last night. We continue with the second night of conferences on Tuesday , October 23rd. We want to thank our PTA for providing dinner for our staff as well.


Our 5th graders had great success at the District's 5th grade Country Country Run. Thanks to our coaches, Mr. Booth and Mrs. Anderson, for the time they spent practicing for the run with this group. More information and pictures are shown below.


The annual Mix it Up at lunch was again a huge success on Tuesday. Be sure to ask your children about this fun event.


We've been celebrating the Brewers progress with spirit days and have moved from integrity to self control with our PBIS daily celebrations. More info to follow soon.


Thanks for your continued support! Have a wonderful weekend!

Upcoming Dates for the New School Year!

10/19: Scrip and spiritwear orders due

10/23: Conferences and Book Fair

10/24: 4K to Pumpkin Farm

EARLY RELEASE

10/25: NO SCHOOL

10/26: NO SCHOOL

11/5: Culver's Night

11/6: Voting

11/7: Picture Retake Day

11/9: Scrip order deadline

PTA News

A huge thank you to everyone that attended the Halloween dance and to all the volunteers that made the night possible.


We are looking for volunteers who are able to help with providing a side item for Teacher Conferences on October 23rd. Sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-conferences1


Scholastic Book during conferences on Tuesday, October 23rd


Culver's night is November 5th from 5-8 pm with 10% of proceeds benefiting Prairie.


Skate night at Skateland from 3:30 to 5:30 on Sunday, November 11th.


PTA meeting November 12th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free child care is available for school age children. If you are unable to attend, please view the meeting on our Facebook live site.


Marcus movie ticket sales are due by November 2nd.

Conferences

Our final night for fall conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4-7:30 p.m. PTA will also be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair during conference times. Please look for information directly from your child's educator(s) on conference schedules.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open the afternoon of Monday, October 22nd as well as Tuesday, October 23rd during conferences. Classes will be going to the Book Fair at the following times on Monday afternoon:


Taddey Kindergarten: 1:00-1:15 p.m.


Gerlach Kindergarten: 1:20-1:35 p.m.


Grade 5: 1:40-1:55 p.m.


Grade 2: 2:00-2:15 P.M.


Grade 1: 2:20-2:35 p.m.


Grade 3: 2:40-2:55 p.m.


Grade 4: 3:00-3:15 p.m.


4K: 3:20-3:35 p.m.


You are welcome to join your child at their designated grade level time. However, we will not be able to take them out of class at other times to attend the book fair with you. If you cannot make their designated time, the Book Fair will be open again on Tuesday, October 23rd, during conferences.

Grade 5 Cross Country Run


Breaking News…


Our 5th grade Cross Country runners were PAWSOME at the 44th annual 5th Grade Run, on Wednesday, October 18th!


Congratulations to all of our 5th grade runners who completed the 1-¼ mile run last night at West High School. These athletes not only ran in the race, but they attended many practices to prepare for the race.


There were many great individual performances and both our girls team and boys team placed 2nd in their divisions! Not only were Coach Booth and Coach Anderson proud of the runner's effort at the race, but these athletes also demonstrated great sportsmanship and leadership throughout the season.

Christmas Clearing Council

It is the time of year to distribute Christmas Clearing Council applications! For those who do not know, the Christmas Clearing Council (CCC) helps provide Christmas gifts for families who may not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children. It is an awesome program that many families utilize each year. There are a few qualifications: you must be a Waukesha County resident AND your child must be eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch and/or meet the household income eligibility requirements. Please feel free to fill out the application (one per family), and send back to the office so we can verify eligibility. Applications are DUE November 21, 2018.

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BlcAey7igEnUxd0WYkVSqNNgU47Hbz8Z

You can also find paper copies of the application in the Prairie Office.

Health Room News

It's that time of year! The coughs, sniffles, sore throats, etc are starting to hit. Please read the Too Sick for School document to review guidelines for illness and return to school.


As a reminder, ANY medication (including cough drops) must have paperwork on file in the Health Room. All medications must be dropped off and picked up by parents.

Safe Arrival Attendance Program

Prairie has implemented the District's new Safe Arrival attendance protocol. Please read the information on the link below:


Elementary 2018 School Messenger Safe Arrival Program

School Psychologist Updates

Please click here for regular updates from Mr. Endsley, our School Psychologist.

Grades 4 & 5 Frisbee Golf

4th and 5th Grade Important Announcement


4th and 5th grade classes will be going outside for our disc golf unit that will begin the second week in October. Weather conditions are always very unpredictable at this time of year so please make sure that your child has the following:


  • An extra pair of shoes and socks as it is often very wet in the morning when we go out.


  • Appropriate clothing for cool conditions - jacket/sweatshirt


Thank you,


Mr. Booth


5th grade gym days:

5 Sea - T & Th

5 Land - W & F

4 Haynes - M & Th

4 Winkler - M & W


Physical Education Newsletter

Click here for Mr. Booth's October Physical Education Newsletter.

Art to Remember

Greetings from the Art Room.

This year's Art To Remember Fundraiser is off to a great start! Student's are finishing up their PAWSOME creations and I have been hard at work labeling each and every one of them. This will allow for parents to get a personalized order form with their child's work featured on it. You should see these order forms in your child's backpack near the end of October.


Order forms are due: November 2nd, to ensure delivery of items before the holidays. (Just think, all your Holiday shopping could be done without ever trying to find a parking spot at the mall!)


Please direct questions to Mrs. Anderson at manderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us

School Counseling Newsletter

See below for monthly newsletter from our District School Counselor, Heidi Edwards:


October younger grades newsletter (k-3)

October older grades newsletter (4th-5th)

Lunch & Recess Schedule

Click here for our daily lunch and recess schedule. Hot lunch prices this year are $2.20, .40 for reduced and .40 for milk. Adult prices for lunch are $3.50; you are welcome to come join them for lunch. Please stop in the office to sign in and get a visitor pass.

Free & Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are available on the district website at:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Paper copies are also available in our office. Please direct any questions you may have to Jessica Huinker at 262-970-1048.

Background checks

Anyone volunteering in a classroom or the school or attending a field trip must have a current background check on file with our District Office. Click here for the link to complete this information. Once approved, there are good for three years. Our office can easily check if your background check is current. Please connect with Mrs. Anderson in the office if you have any questions.

School/Community Activities


All school and community activities are now being posted on the Waukesha School District website under the Community tab and then "Community Connections". Here is the link for easy reference. We also have the same information posted on the Prairie Elementary Website under the "For Families" tab and "Community Connections". Here is the link for your convenience.