May 21, 2021
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Friends & Families,
We have some bittersweet news to share about two of our staff members. As you probably read via email earlier this week, Vicki Anderson, our secretary, is retiring at the end of this year. Vicki plans on enjoying time at her lake home with her family once she wraps things up here! Rhonda Hanson, one of our education assistants, is also retiring at the end of this school year. Rhonda is expecting a grandbaby this fall, so she will be transitioning to a babysitter role that she is very excited about! Together, Vicki and Rhonda have served children and our community for over 50 years! We are sad to see them go, but we are so excited for them to enjoy their next adventures! Please join me in wishing Rhonda Hanson and Vicki Anderson our best wishes on their retirements!
I am excited to announce that we do have a new secretary hired! Her name is Maura Eyl. Maura is currently a school counselor at Nathan Hale High School. Maura brings a background in student services, strengths in organization and communication, and a warm, welcoming demeanor. I look forward to having the opportunity to introduce Maura to the Prairie community in person toward the end of summer!
We are Team Prairie!
We are stronger together!
Scholastic Online Book Fair from May 10-May 23
Our online Scholastic Book Fair is still open! It’s not too late to get your home library ready for summer. Enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. All orders ship direct to home. Last chance to buy books is Sunday, May 23. Every purchase supports our school! Visit our homepage now to start the fun: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/prairieelementaryschool4
Attention families of 5th-grade learners! Please save the date for our 5th-grade drive through celebration. More information to come soon!
PTA MEETING: DATE CHANGE TO JUNE 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Click on this link for access to this meeting.
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.
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!
End of Year Library News
This was the last week that students will be bringing books home from the library. All library books are due on Friday May 28. Any books not returned to the library by the end of the school year may be billed in Infinite Campus in June.
Emails with information about overdue books are sent weekly to both your child's email account as well as the parent email account listed in Infinite Campus. If you believe you are not receiving these emails, please verify your account in Infinite Campus.
Here is a one-minute video showing how to login to Destiny on your child's iPad to see what they have checked out. https://youtu.be/wRTHhpKUISI
Please contact Malena Koplin, Library Media Special for our school with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting to Prevent Substance Abuse
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
Emergency Internet Benefit
Below is information on an Emergency Broadband Benefit that will help families who qualify reduce their internet costs at home.
This program is direct to the consumer and will requires the families to apply for the benefit.
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.