October 9, 2020

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Friends and Families,

Conferences are coming soon! Fall conferences will be held virtually on October 21st and 27th. Please take a look at this document to learn more about how to sign up for conferences and how to attend conferences virtually. We look forward to meeting with all of our families to celebrate the growth our learners are making already this year!

This week we are celebrating coming together as a whole school community for the first time this year! On Thursday afternoon we gathered virtually for a read aloud. Our face to face learners and virtual learners were able to attend! We read the book Dreamers by Yuyi Morales to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Our learners and teachers were thrilled to have the opportunity to join together. We are already planning for additional activities that bring all of our learners together to celebrate the strength of our Prairie community.

We are Team Prairie!

We are stronger together!

Carly Solberg


September 25, 2020

PTA News

Hello! Our virtual monthly PTA meeting is Tuesday, October 13th, at 6:30 p.m. Follow this link to join the meeting: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Our first Box Top collection is due by October 26th. Please send your box tops with your children so we can get them postmarked before the deadline. We are looking for someone to volunteer to manage our Box Tops for Education account. We also want to encourage families to get the box tops app for easy scanning at home as well as in person vouchers.

Unfortunately, Taco John's has cancelled the PTA Night scheduled for October 14th. They still currently do not have indoor dining and are not accommodating any fundraising groups at this time.

Waukesha County Covid Testing

Waukesha County has notified our district of several new COVID testing opportunities where children and their families can receive testing. More information about hours, and the registration process to sign up for a testing time, can be found at:

Additional testing times and locations are as follows:

1) Waukesha Free Clinic in partnership with Carroll University

237 Wisconsin Ave

For ages 5 and up

10/13 12-4PM

10/15 12-4PM

10/16 11AM-4PM

2) Village Primary Care (600 tests per day)

Waukesha County Expo

10/13 10AM-4PM

10/15 10AM-4PM

3) National Guard Testing (300 tests per day)

Waukesha County Expo

Every M, W, F through Dec. 9th (except Veteran's Day)

10 AM-6PM

Drive Through Mobile Food Pantry

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin will be running a free mobile food pantry on October 12th and 19th at the Food Pantry of Waukesha. Anyone is welcome to attend with no questions asked.

Click here for a flyer with more details and instructions.


What are you going to be handing out?

We will be handing out prepackaged food boxes that include dairy, produce, and meat items. These are all fresh items from the distributor.

Can clients bring their family or friends? Can they pick up for more than just their family?

Yes! Clients are encouraged to bring family or friends and they will be asked by a volunteer how many families they are picking up for upon arriva

Waukesha Fire Department Drive-by Open House

Looking for a safe and fun family activity . . . The Waukesha Fire Department will hold a Drive Thru Open House at Fire Station #5 (3051 Summit Avenue) on Tuesday, October 13th from 4-6 p.m.

Drive through and see fire department and city vehicles up close, wave to Sparky, the Fire Dog, and receive a "Safe Kids Open House" goodie bag. See the flyer and press release below.

City of Waukesha Fire Department Press Release

WFD Open House Flyer

School Lunches Free until 12/31/20

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School Counseling Newsletter

Click below for the monthly newsletter from our School Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Edwards.

October Newsletter (k-2)

October Newsletter (3-5)

October Spanish

Student Services Update

Please click here for an update from Mr. Endsley, our School Psychologist, and Mrs. Ebbinger-Bentley, our School Social Worker.

Weekly Science Newsletter

Our Environmental Education Department is publishing a weekly newsletter entitled "Learning Outdoors". Please take a look every week for some facts, information and events.

Early Pick Up for Students

If you need to pick up your student early for any reason or for appointments during the day, please come in to the lobby and buzz the office. We will call your child down at that point and sign them out from the office. It is helpful to email the teacher and Mrs. Anderson of expected times so we can try to have them ready to leave.

Dropping off Supplies

We have a new procedure in place if you need to drop off student materials during the day (lunch, homework, jackets, iPads, etc). The outside door to the lobby of the school is open. There are "drop off tickets" on the table inside the door. Please complete your child's name, grade/teacher, and the item being delivered with any special instructions. We will deliver it to the classroom just as soon as we can. Thank you for your support.

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, etc.

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

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

Annual Asbestos Notification

Please click here to read the School District of Waukesha's Annual Asbestos Notification. Per federal law, we are required to provide this information annually.

School/Community Activities

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.