The Puma Pulse Family Newsletter

September 4, 2022


Dear Prairie Families,

Thank you to our students and families who attended Back-to-School Night last week! It was great to see so many families and to have the opportunity to tell you about our expectations and procedures. Many families completed the Data Confirmation process and/or signed up for PTA Membership. All families MUST complete data confirmation. We will send home more PTA Membership forms this week. If you would like to become a member, return the form with cash or check. We are working on electing a PTA board. Once we have a PTA board, we will have another puma t-shirt sale.

Temperatures are predicted to be near 110 degrees this week. If we reach 105 degrees, we will call for an Inclement Weather Schedule where students will not go outside for recess and PE. Students should bring a water bottle to school. We will provide students with water breaks and limit student time on the blacktop and in the direct sun.

Each classroom in 4th through 6th grade is currently selecting one student representative for Student Council. 6th grade representatives will give speeches at an assembly on 9/13 to run for President or Vice President. 5th and 6th grade reps can then run for Treasurer and Secretary. We will announce our Student Council members soon!

Girls on the Run (3rd-5th) and Heart & Sole (6th) practices begin this week. Girls will meet on Tuesday and Thursday. 3:00-4:30 in room D3. This is the last week to register at:

Music will begin this week for 4th-6th grade.

We are still in need of 2 crossing guards before and after school. Please call the front office if your are interested.


Kelly Schevenin, Principal & Connie Price, Vice Principal

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

We're Hiring!

Are you looking for some part-time work while also participating at your child's school? We are looking for one Noon Duty Supervisor, Monday through Friday, 11:00-1:00. We also need a crossing guard before and after school. Call the front office if you are interested.


Would you be interested in serving on the Prairie Elementary School Site Council this year as a parent representative? To nominate yourself or a fellow parent/guardian, you may submit your/their name to the school office by Friday, September 9, 2022.

You can:

  • Email interest to
  • Call in to submit a nomination to 530-662-2898
  • Print this flyer English or Spanish, fill it out and return it to the front office
  • Wait for the flyer to come home this week, fill it out and return to the front office

What we need in order to process a nomination for the ballot:

  • Name of Nominee
  • Phone number and Email address
  • Optional Brief Statement to be written on the ballot - We find candidates who are successful in the election process write a brief statement about what they do for a living, why they are interested in this role, how many students they have at Prairie or how long they have been with Prairie.
  • If you do not hear from Mrs. Schevenin that your nomination has been received, it hasn't! Please reach out again.

School Site Council is composed of equal numbers of staff and parent representatives who serve a two-year term. They meet monthly to oversee the implementation of various programs in the school, including state and federally-funded programs. The School Site Council is a governing body that is responsible for deciding how to spend categorical money to improve the instructional program here at Prairie Elementary. Each school in the district receives a different amount of money, based on enrollment. The School Site Council members work together to set goals for improving student achievement at the school and allocating the funds to accomplish those goals.

For the coming school year, we have TWO parent openings. Our first meeting for newly elected members will be Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 6:00-7:00pm in room K2. The council will review future meeting times and dates at our first meeting.

This is a two-year position. The membership term is September 2022 through September 2024.

Agendas for meetings are posted in our office window at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and we post the minutes on our website.

All parents and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Project PROMESA Parent Workshop #2

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 6-8:30pm

1444 Stetson Street

Woodland, CA

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Thursday, Sep. 15th, 8:30-10am

1444 Stetson Street

Woodland, CA

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Lifetouch Picture Day

Friday, Sep. 16th, 8:15am

1444 Stetson Street

Woodland, CA

September Character Trait

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6th Grade Science Camp COMING SOON

Our 6th Grade students will be attending a 4-day residential environmental education program at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools at Sempervirens in Scotts Valley, November 1-4, 2022.

Naturalists lead students in hands-on, place-based learning, concentrating on interdependence, cycles, energy flow, natural history, and more, deepening students’ ecological knowledge and interest in science and environmental stewardship. School groups also engage in cooperative team building activities, including family style dining, designed to build trust within and between the hiking groups and participating classes or schools. Learnings are reinforced through reflective nature journaling; drawing or nature art; participatory group songs, dances, and skits where cabin groups act out a concept they have learned during the week. Conservation is also an essential part of the experience, as students weigh and graph their food waste at the end of each meal, try to take a 3-minute shower, and participate in a mock town hall meeting.

6th Grade teachers will be sharing more information this week at Back-to-School Night.

Sempervirens Parent Presentation

Woodland Prairie Elementary

Preparing and empowering all students for a future of endless possibilities!