December 20, 2019
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Families,
We've had a lot of fun at Prairie this week and we've also done a lot of learning! Our fourth and fifth-grade students put on an awesome concert on Tuesday evening for a packed house. They showcased student choreographed dances, beautiful singing, and many student narrator voices were highlighted. Shout out to Mrs. Wirth for her planning and preparation! Today the whole school came together for a sing-along in the gym. We had fun singing holiday songs in our pajamas. Mr. Booth transformed into the Grinch all week with a fun-filled scooter game in p.e. class!
We had a surprise visitor from Playworks stop out today at the end of our sing-along. He was here to recognize Prairie for being the Playworks Partner School of the Month! Prairie was selected this month as the top school out of 52 schools in Wisconsin who are implementing Playworks. We were selected due to all of the fun our students and staff are having at recess through safe, inclusive games that students are choosing to engage in at recess. Way to go Prairie students and staff!
Winter break is a time of reflection for me. I am incredibly thankful to be a part of the Prairie family. I continue to be impressed by the outpouring of love and support that teachers here show students and that families show to our school. Thank you for helping us to ensure that all of our students at Prairie are safe, happy and able to learn and grow when they are with us. I'm also excited to share that our Prairie family will be growing by one this spring... my family and I are expecting our second baby in April! I will share more information with our staff and families about my leave and the plans surrounding it as it becomes available.
Have a great holiday break!
On behalf of the Prairie PTA, we wish you a wonderful holiday and a safe and healthy new year!
We are starting to plan Puma Palooza. We would love to have help in planning, and new minds bring new fun ideas! After the holiday break, we will have a get together; I will share the date when it's solidified.
We are getting close to $900 in Box Tops! If we reach $1,000, we will earn a PUMA PJ DAY!! Please keep scanning receipts and turning in Box Tops. Our school goal this year is $1,500. If we can reach that by April, we have an all school event planned! Check out the bulletin board in the hallway to see our progress. GO PUMAS!
Culver's Night: 1/6
PTA Meeting is 1/14
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Important Enrollment Dates to Know
Dec 1: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Opens at 8:00 AM
Dec 2: 4K & New Student Enrollment Begins
Dec 7: We are Waukesha Enrollment & Family Fun Event at North High School 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Dec 16: District Wide “See it Live”
Jan 10: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Closes at 4:30 PM (Late Applications will not be accepted)
Jan 17: Intra-District Transfer/Secondary(Grades 6-12) School Choice notifications will be emailed home
Jan 24: Secondary School Choice Online Commitments Due
Jan 31: 4K Enrollment Ends for the lottery
Feb 7: 4K Lottery at the Lindholm Building 2:00 pm
Feb 14: 4K Site Placement will be emailed home
March 13: Intra-District Transfer/Elementary School Choice notifications will be emailed home
4K Enrollment for 2020-21
We would like to invite any interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in Waukesha Sings! Beginning at Noon on Saturday, March 7th, participants will be able to combine with singers from across the entire school district for a large group choral experience. This action packed day of rehearsals, singing, and team building will culminate in a concert at 5:30 pm directed by Magdalena Delgado, director of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Registration and more information is available on the website linked below. Please consider participating in this fun filled musical event, and please let Mrs. Wirth know if you have any additional questions.
Too Sick for School
December Artists of the Month
Art Show at Waukesha County Courthouse
Prairie Elementary School Artists currently have work on display at the Waukesha County Courthouse. The show features the work of 45 Prairie Artists, kindergarten through 5th grade. The display is sponsored through the office of County Executive, Paul Farrow. Prairie is the only school in the School District of Waukesha, that displays artwork at the Waukesha County Courthouse. This is the fourth year Prairie has participated in this show. Congratulations to this year's artists!
Elks Hoop Shoot Competition
Congratulations to our Prairie shooters who participated at the local competition on December 7th at Hillcrest Elementary:
Girl Age 8 & 9: Evie Dixon
Boy Age 8 & 9: Liam Krajewski
Girl Age 10-11: Izabella Rivera
Boy Age 10-11: Cameron Becker
Two of our shooters, Cameron Becker and Evie Dixon, won their age group competition and will now move on to the District Competition that will be held January 18th in Beloit.
Good Luck Cameron and Evie!
News from the School Guidance Program
Safe Arrival Attendance Program
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.