September 7, 2018




Join your Prairie friends, family and staff for this fun event.

There is no charge and non-dairy treats will be available as well.

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Message from the Principal

Hello Parent and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Batman and Robin

More Importantly,

We Are Better Together!!!

On behalf of the staff at Prairie Elementary School, we would like to say, Welcome Back! This week has been full of excitement. Our scholars have exceeded my expectations when they walked into our doors. As you are aware, Prairie has shifted to a team teaching model of serving all of our scholars. This change took place as we looked to enhance our ability to create an engaging and inclusive community that fosters a growth mindset as stated in our Theory of Action (better known as the Eye Of The Puma). We have noticed that our scholars have embraced diversity, have had higher levels of student engagement, stronger relationships, and a strong sense of belonging. This has all taken place during the first week of school. Thank you for trusting us to take the next step of bringing the vision of inclusion to reality at Prairie Elementary. This would not be possible without your support. Our growth as a school is possible because we are Better Together.

Upcoming Dates for the New School Year!

9/7: PTA Ice Cream Social

9/11: PTA Meeting

9/14: Grade 5 to Environmental Ed

9/20: School Picture Day

9/21: Scrip order deadline

9/26: District 4K Curriculum Night @ Prairie

PTA News

Tuesday, September 11th - PTA Meet & Greet

Please join us for the 1st PTA meeting of the 18-19 school year on Tuesday, September 11th, at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet our current Board members and learn more about the great things happening at Prairie.

Next Culver's Night: Monday, October 1st 5-8 p.m.

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 This registration gives important permissions needed for your child for iPad use, picture/video taping, and field trips.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

All scholars should be entering and dismissing at their designated doors:

K4 & K5: Door 2

Grades 1, 2 & 3: Door 7

Grades 4 & 5: Door 5

The front parking lot is designated for buses, daycare vans and special circumstances only. However, if your child is late, you will need to come in the front doors and sign them in at the office.

School Picture Day

School Pictures will be taken on the morning of Thursday, September 20th. Order forms are going home today. There is also an option to order online at using Prairie Order Code 28938WA.


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

Supply List 2018-19

Click here for our Supply List for the 2018-19 School Year.

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.