December 1, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians of the PAWSOME PUMAS,
We want to share some PAWSOME NEWS with you. The State Report Card was released, and we want to share the results with you. Prairie has been identified as a school that meets expectations for the second year in a row. Our overall score went up 3.5 points from last year. This was due to a 9.7% increase in our literacy scores and a 4.1% increase in our math scores. We believe our focus on thoughtful logs and the workshop model in reading, writing and math have enhanced the learning opportunities for our scholars. We are glad to see the academic achievement of our school continue to grow. This is only possible due to the support that you provide us each and every day. You can access the link to the State Report Card here.
This has been a very PAWSOME week. We are still on an emotional high from our 50th Anniversary Celebration. We want to thank the PTA, the School District of Waukesha, the former principals and staff members of Prairie that have helped lay the foundation for present-day Prairie, and most importantly you. Thank you for entrusting us with your children each and every day.
I would like to welcome Brittany Vilar and Debra Hoff to our school community. Brittany is the new third-grade mathematics educator and Debra Hoff is our new Special Education teacher. I know you will welcome them to our school family as only you can.
Tonight, please come and join the PTA for Art Night from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Have a PAWSOME weekend and Go BADGERS!!!
Art Night: TONIGHT - Friday, December 1st at 6P Come work on some fun holiday craft projects, get your photo taken in our holiday themed photo booth and see a performance by Kohl’s Wild Theater presented by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Kohl’s Cares.
Culver’s Night: Monday, December 4th, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Come join your Prairie friends at Culver's. The flavor will be Egg Nog Brickle.
Marcus Movie Order Pick-Up: Pick-up is December 12th from 4-5:30 p.m. in the front lobby of Prairie and at the PTA Meeting 6:30p-7:30p in the library. Please contact Cathi Kienast (262-313-7840) or at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE December 12th for alternate pick-up arrangements.
PTA Meeting – Tue. December 12th 6:30P in the library. Join us as we talk about the future of the PTA, hear from Principal Griffin and discuss other PTA business. Free childcare is available for school aged children from Red Cross Certified Babysitters. Tune in on Facebook Live if you cannot attend in person.
Collections Deadline: Today was the latest deadline and the next deadline is February 2nd. Stay tuned to hear who will get to host Puma Claws next month in their classroom and who will earn a pajama day and crazy hair day. The top classroom for collections for the entire 2017-18 school year will get to turn Mr. Griffin into Pikachu at Puma Palooza on Sat. May 5th!
PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121 email@example.com
Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Clare Treichel - email@example.com
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
4K Enrollment for 2018-19
There is also a Pizza with Santa Event tonight at White Rock Campus for 4K Enrollment. Click here for details.
In District School Choice
Here is the link to the District website detailing the procedures and important dates. There is a link there for online submission of your application as well.
New School Website
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.
Prairie Art News
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