PRAIRIE POST

October 25, 2019

EARLY RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH AT 1:40 P.M.


NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Families,


Our students and staff enjoyed a concert put on by the Les Paul band this morning! Students were smiling and singing along the entire time. Shout out to Mrs. Wirth for setting this opportunity up for us!


Next week we have a short week! Wednesday is an early release day and students are off of school Thursday and Friday. Our teachers will be engaged in professional development so that we can best meet the needs of all of our learners.


Have a great weekend!


Carly Solberg

Principal

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Kobriger will join us starting Monday!

Hello! My name is Kristin Kobriger. This is my 8th year teaching and my 6th year in the School District of Waukesha. I have taught kindergarten, first grade and second grade. I am thrilled to be working with first graders as a first year PUMA. I completed my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have received licenses for English as a Second Language and Reading. In my free time I enjoy reading, cheering on the Badgers/Packers, traveling, being active and practicing my newest hobby - hand lettering!


My husband, Kyle and I are busy adjusting to our new role as parents. Our son Graham was born in May, so needless to say we had a great summer! I got to enjoy some extra time home with him this fall, but I am excited to be back in the classroom. I am looking forward to a great rest of the school year!

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Upcoming Dates for the New School Year!

10/28: Vision Screening

10/30: Grade 1 to Planetarium

EARLY RELEASE 1:40 p.m.

10/31: NO SCHOOL
11/1: NO SCHOOL

11/4: PTA Culver's Night

11/6: Conferences

11/7: Picture Retake Day

Conferences

11/8: Scrip order deadline

11/9: PTA Family Night @ Skateland

11/12: PTA Meeting & Marcus Ticket Pick up

11/14: WEF Evening for Education

PTA News

WOW! Just like that another Friday is here again!!! I cannot believe we are almost to November! Conferences will be coming up right after our short week! We have decided on meals for our lovely Prairie staff and a sign up genius went out today for those on our email list. I have attached the sign up genius here for donating to the teacher's meals for conference nights: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4EADA622A7F94-conference3


Also remember that the book fair will also be running at the same time as conferences!


I have attached the bylaws for those whom would like to take a look. We plan to discuss at out meeting on 11/12.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SbJeh-DjslsRFl378Dl2Wy1_oheqtVRZ/view?usp=sharing


If you have any questions or need additional information, please email ptaprairie@gmail.com.


Culver's Night 11/4

Skateland 11/9

PTA Meeting 11/12


If you have any questions or need additional information, please email ptaprairie@gmail.com.

Vision Screening

Volunteers from the Waukesha Lions Club will be at Prairie on Monday, October 28th, to assist with vision screening for students in 4K, 2nd and 4th grades. If your child already wears glasses, please make sure they have them with them on Monday. You will be notified of any concerns that result from the screening.

Picture Retake Day

Our picture retake day is Thursday, November 7th. If you did not order a package, you were given a page with the picture proof and information to order online if you wish. If your child was absent on picture day or if you have unhappy with your photos, we will have a retake day on Thursday, November 7th. Please return original package of pictures if you wish them retaken.

Art to Remember

The personalized AtR order forms have been sent home. Please take a moment to look at your child's work as it would look printed on a variety of objects. Students worked very hard on their artwork for this fundraiser and are proud to show it off. You can order and pay online or fill out the form and return it with check/cash to Prairie. Items will be delivered in plenty of time for Holiday gift giving! Deadline for orders is November 4th.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Mrs. Anderson, manderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us

Christmas Clearing Council


It is the time of year to distribute Christmas Clearing Council applications! For those who do not know, the Christmas Clearing Council (CCC) helps provide Christmas gifts for families who may struggle to afford gifts for their children. It is an awesome program that many families utilize each year. There are a few qualifications: you must be a Waukesha County resident AND your child must be eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch and/or meet the household income eligibility requirements. Please feel free to fill out the application (one per family), and send back to Mr. Endsley or the Prairie Office.


Applications are DUE Friday November 15, 2019.


Printable Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gbgfy6VxXBvV7t3NoGYnQ0z5e_mN27Cy

You can also find paper copies of the application in the Prairie Office.

Physical Education Update

Click here for Mr. Booth's October newsletter.

News from the School Guidance Program

Below are the November newsletters from our School Guidance program. These contain information on our monthly lessons and valuable resources regarding Social Emotional Learning.


November Guidance Newsletter

Safe Arrival Attendance Program

Our district offers the Safe Arrival Program for easy attendance reporting for your children. Please review the document below for details. If you previously used this app and have changed your email address in Infinite Campus this year, you may need to create a new School Messenger account.


2019 Safe Arrival Protocol

Daily Schedule - Lunch & Recess

Click here for a copy of our Daily Schedule showing arrival and dismissal locations as well as lunch and recess time for all grades.

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 vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Background checks

If you are interested in volunteering at Prairie in a classroom or chaperoning a field trip, you will need to have a current approved background check on file. This may be completed online through Secure Volunteer. Once approved, background checks are good for three years.

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.