PRAIRIE POST

April 20, 2018

Principal's Message

Hello Parent and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,


We are hoping that Spring has finally decided to share its light and heat on the State of Wisconsin. Only time will tell. Prairie had a great week that was highlighted by our Embracing Diversity Assembly on Wednesday. A special thank you to the PTA for sponsoring our Good Friends presentation on Tuesday, April 17th. Good Friends went into the classrooms of our grade levels and shared more information about autism with our scholars. I would like to also give a special thank you to Common Council President Aaron Perry who has arranged for our classroom ribbons that embrace diversity to be displayed at City Hall. I also want to thank the Prairie Culture Committee for creating the opportunity to ensure that diversity is celebrated at Prairie.


We know that we are getting close to the end of another great school year. However, we will continue to educate our scholars at a high level each and every day. We also have a number of outstanding events that include but are not limited to:

Kindergarten Concert

School Concert

Puma Palooza

WEF Run-Walk

Fifth Grade Celebration


and so much more. Have a great weekend Pumas. Be sure to enjoy the sun with your family and friends.

Upcoming Dates For This School Year!


4/24: Grade 5 Celebration Planning Mtg

4/26: 4K Zoo Field Trip

4/27: Grade 4 Economics Fair

4/4: Puma Palooza Set up

5/5: Puma Palooza

5/7: Student Council Meeting

PTA Culver's Night

PTA Raffle Distribution

5/7-11: Staff Appreciation Week

5/8: PTA Meeting

PTA Raffle Distribution

5/12: WEF Walk/Run

PTA News

Thank you to everyone who attended our Culver’s Night last week - we had a great turnout!


Collections: TODAY! Friday April 20th deadline. Send in your Box Tops and Project A+ Tyson items. The classroom with the most Collections items for the April collection will be visited by the Puma Claws mascot and will get to host our Puma Claws mascot until the end of the school year. And the classromm with the most Collections items for the school year will get to transform Mr. Griffin into Pikachu at Puma Palooza on May 5th.


Puma Palooza: Saturday May 5th 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Prairie. Come for an afternoon of family fun, food, and a chance to win fantastic raffle and silent auction items! A $10 wristband includes most activities - Midwest Speleo Cave, trackless train, inflatables, tie dye, henna and local dance and sports teams. Food and additional vendor activities available for purchase. Rain or shine. Hopefully we’ll be done with the snow by then! The public is welcome so invite your friends and family also.


We still need lots of helping hands to make this fun event possible. The class with the greatest percentage of parents who volunteer will get the chance to silly string the Puma Claws mascot at a school assembly. Please sign up to help here: Puma Palooza Sign Up

2018-19 Officers needed: We are still looking for nominees for President (one year term), President Elect (two year term), Treasurer Elect (two year term) and Executive Vice President (two year term). If interested, please email PTAPrairie@gmail.com. For more information about the basic responsibilities of each position, please visit the PTA website: PTA Website


Contact Us

PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121 ericak0409@gmail.com

Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124 drew_pr@hotmail.com

Secretary Clare Treichel - treichelclare@gmail.com

PTA questions or comments are also welcome at any time at PTAPrairie@gmail.com.

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas. Visit our new website - https://sites.google.com/view/prairie-pta/home

Grade 4 Economics Fair

Our 4th grade scholars will host their annual Economics Fair on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Fourth graders are learning about resources, supply chains, charities, advertisements, opportunity costs, and how to run a business as part of our economics unit. It culminates with the Fair where the other Prairie scholars are invited to shop and purchase. Please click here for the flyer with specific details. Save your loose change!

Summer School Registration

It’s time to register for Summer School!

Families are encouraged to visit the Summer School Webpage to review offerings for Elementary, Middle, and High School students:

Please click here to visit the Summer School Website.

To contact the Summer School office email: summerschool@waukesha.k12.wi.us or 262-970-1002.

Physical Education Newsletter

Please click here for Mr. Booth's Physical Education Newsletter.

Waukesha Education Foundation Run/Walk

Join the Waukesha Education Foundation in conjunction with the School District of Waukesha as we host our 8th Annual 5K run/3K walk and 1 Mile Youth Run on May 12, 2018 at Waukesha North High School. Proceeds from the Run/Walk are used to support the goals of the Waukesha Education Foundation (WEF). The WEF is dedicated to fostering innovation and creativity and providing enriching educational experiences and opportunities for students in the Waukesha Public Schools. Click here for the link with details for the day!

Summer Camps

Yes, it's time to start thinking about summer! Click here for a list of various camp opportunities available. Please check descriptions and restrictions carefully for each program.


An additional summer camp opportunity is Camp HOPE America for children who have been exposed to domestic violence.

School/Community Activities


All school and community activities are now being posted on the Waukesha School District website under the Community tab and then "Community Connections". Here is the link for easy reference. We also have the same information posted on the Prairie Elementary Website under the "For Families" tab and "Community Connections". Here is the link for your convenience.