April 16, 2021
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends & Families,
We are celebrating a successful Forward testing season! Many of our learners have completed their tests. We do still have some learners who need to finish - and that's ok! We will schedule make-up tests throughout next week. Shout out to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade learners for all of their focused work!
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
Move Forward Wellness Challenge
March 28 - April 24, 2021
The Move Forward Spring Wellness Challenge kicked off the week of Spring Break and continues through April 24th! This month-long event is full of FREE virtual and small in-person activities, hosted by area businesses and organizations.To preview the events and register, visit the event calendar on the Foundation’s website at: https://bit.ly/wefsteps.
We will be continuing the focus on Wellness here at Prairie by participating in the WEF Movement Minute Challenge. Every day, students will be participating in intentional movement and recording their total minutes at the end of the week. We encourage students, staff, families and community members to keep track of their own movement minutes and do the same, and credit it to Prairie Elementary.
Waukesha Education Foundation Inc will award Wellness Grants to the Elementary and Secondary schools with the highest accumulated minutes per student average by the end of the Move Forward event. The Parent Organization of the winning schools will also receive a $200 grant!
Please help us earn this top spot by recording your own Movement Minutes on the Foundation’s Website at the end of each week in April: https://bit.ly/wefsteps.
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.
OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR: We have openings for a President, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for next year. Please consider serving in this capacity for your child's school. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to sign up for the program today!
School Messenger - Opt in for Text Messages
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
Waukesha County Covid Testing
Early Pick Up for Students
Dropping off Supplies
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.