PRAIRIE POST

June 5, 2020

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Families and Friends,


Wasn't that parade fun?! Our team was thrilled to get to see you waving and smiling today! We miss you all so much. Thank you for making all of the thoughtful signs!


This week and next week teachers are meeting with their incoming students in community circles. This way our learners will get to see the group of teachers they will have when we start up again in the fall for the 20-21 school year. We do not know what next fall will look like yet, but we can assure you that student safety and learning will be our top priorities. I will be meeting with our teachers throughout the summer to consider what type of teaching structure (team teaching, specializing, traditional) is going to best meet the needs of each group of learners. You will receive more information about what school will look like this fall, along with the teaching structure for the grade level, and classroom teacher assignments toward the end of summer. Thank you for your patience as we carefully consider how we will best set all of our learners up for success!


Webex Teams will shut down for all students on Wednesday, June 10th. Report cards will be posted in Infinite Campus on Thursday, June 11th. Due to the COVID-19 school closures, the focus for reporting in the 3rd Trimester will be on giving specific feedback to your child. Therefore, this trimester 3 progress report will only include narrative comments. Grade-level benchmarks will not be scored on the report card in Infinite Campus. This is the same for all elementary schools in the School District of Waukesha.


For those of you with students who will be in 4K next year, please join us for 4K Virtual Meet & Greet on Monday at 10:00am or 6:30pm. Mrs. Lorenz, Mrs. Ehret and I will be sharing information about Prairie and specifically about 4K. Mrs. Anderson emailed incoming 4K families additional information on Thursday. If you have any questions about this event, please reach out.


Next week we will close out the year with the fifth-grade clap out. All fifth-grade students and families are invited to join us for the clap out starting at 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 9th. Our team of Prairie educators will be lined up in the drive-through in front of the school. Families will be able to drive through while teachers clap and cheer our fifth-grade learners off to middle school. Fifth-grade students and families, please make arrangements to join us for this celebration!


Have a wonderful weekend!


Stay safe,


Carly Solberg

Save the Date - End of Year Special Events

June 8th - 4K Virtual Meet & Greet for next year's 4K students

June 9th @ 3:00 p.m. - Grade 5 Clap-Out Drive Through

Social Emotional Learning

This past week was our last full week of school. We can't believe how fast it's gone by in this virtual world! Social-emotional learning has continued to be a priority throughout this time period, and we're hopeful students were able to apply some of the strategies to their daily life. This past week we focused on setting goals and looking forward to summer, in terms of our mental health. We talked about some of the challenges associated with summer and things we can do to stay busy and take care of ourselves. We discussed various activities that can promote strong mental health, while enjoying the time off. Students were encouraged to establish a summer goal around their mental health and reflect on their own emotional well-being throughout the summer.


Here are some parent resources on this topic:

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break


Keep Your Kids Healthy this Summer


5 Ways to Keep Kids Mentally Healthy During Summer Break


Stay safe, healthy, happy, and enjoy the summer!

PTA News

Hope you are all well and healthy! We miss seeing all of you. We are working to get the next school year squared away as normally we would be holding regular PTA meetings and voting for the upcoming year. Below are the positions that are currently filled as well as what is open. We are looking to fill some positions and would love to have some new people join us! If you are interested, please e-mail PTAprairie@gmail.com. We are planning to hold a zoom meeting June 11th to vote on next years positions.


Positions Filled:

President-Whitney Brown

Executive Vice President- Doug Paczesny

Secretary- Carrie Schuett

Treasurer- George Deleon


Open Positions- An elect position would give you time to learn the position for the upcoming year before filling the position.

President Elect

Secretary Elect

Treasurer Elect

Art Room News

Dear Prairie Students & Families,

Keep your eye on your mailbox for the next few weeks. When the surprise comes for you, color it in, snap a photo of your finished work on your ipad, and send it to Mrs. Anderson at manderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

I will put all the finished work together in a collage to share with you! I can’t wait to see your beautiful artwork!

Missing all your smiley faces-


Mrs. Anderson


Moving?

Please email Mrs. Anderson in the office (vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us) if you have moved or anticipate moving in the near future. We are working to keep our enrollment information for next year as up to date as possible.


Your child's iPad will need to be returned to our District Office. Please call 262-970-1073 for times and more information.

Breakfast and Lunch Pick Up Available

Please see below for the details locations of breakfast and lunch pick up. This is available to ALL children under the age of 18 and now includes weekend meals.
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Blessings in a Backpack

See below for details of an additional resource available to all School District of Waukesha families.
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Waukesha Public Library Update

Click on the link below for information about the Waukesha Public Library's Summer Reading Program.


Waukesha Public Library Summer Reading Club

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Technology Assistance

If you are in need of technical support during this time, please go to:

http://sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/virtual-student This page also includes a link to the Virtual Help Desk which is being monitored by our support team.

Message from Mr. Endsley, School Psychologist

Our school psychologist, Andrew Endsley, will be available to support families, students, and staff. Students can schedule a virtual meeting with Andrew, by clicking here. To explore a variety of student services resources, please see the Student Services Google Classroom (Join Class with student email account; Class code: 7454aar). Mr. Endsley will be available to virtually meet with individual families and students on an ongoing basis. For any questions regarding resources for COVID-19, attendance, parent resources, anxiety and mental health supports, or any other student services matter, Andrew can also be reached at (262) 970-4152 or aendsley@waukesha.k12.wi.us.