Prairie Phoenix Academy Newsletter

January 26, 2023

Letter from the Principal

Greetings PPA Family, Students, Staff, and Community,

First semester is over and we are beginning to dive into the second semester. We are at a halfway point in the school year and really need your support. Scholars will need to have their Sun Prairie School District issued Chromebooks to support their learning. If you have any district or school issued Chromebooks/laptops at home regardless of the condition, please drop them off at PPA. Students that have multiple computers that have been lent out will not be able to receive another one until the computers are returned. Students will be asked to use their computers a lot more to support their learning and can leave them in the building if that works best for them.

Thanks in advance!!

Be well,

Ms. Sconiers

Town Hall 1/13

Scholars and staff gathered to share a meal and reflect on the school year so far and give shout outs to highlight the awesome work being done at PPA!

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During this round of workshops geometry students have been learning all about probability-what are the odds? We culminated our lesson on comparing experimental and theoretical probabilities with placing bets with Skittles! Students used what they knew about probability all while experiencing some investment and return math in action.

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Classroom Adventures

Hugga Mugga Cafe and Bakery – our new baking crew has been busy making delicious cinnamon rolls! Their sweets were a big hit and they sold out during their first sale. Next the baking team will be making chocolate chip cookies– coming soon!

Cindy's Knitting Corner...

PPA scholars have taken up knitting, crocheting, embroidery or other fiber arts this workshop round. Scholars are finding the art to be relaxing (and sometimes frustrating), and a good way to manage stress while creating something original. Many have opted to craft a scarf or a neck warmer to keep themselves cozy! As one of our knitters put it… “It’s calming and I feel so proud when I have finished something. And I can wear it!”

Student Services Update

Students interested in taking a JEDI virtual courses through please see your school counselor, Annetta Wright.

The Sun Prairie Local Scholarship application is now available: Seniors please see Ms. Annetta to help you apply.

Seniors, please pick up your senior packets from Sheri Mclean’s office!

JUNIORS! Check your email for your junior meeting with your school counselor, Annetta Wright!

Advisories, look out for the XELLO Competition! Coming Soon! The first advisory to complete their XELLO requirements will receive a Pizza Party!

GEDO Notes

GEDO2 is going really well so far this school year. On average, the “pass rate” for tests this year is very high, and is a testament to the hard work of our GEDO2 students. Keep up the good work everyone!

What's coming up for Community Schools?

WI Harvest of the month

Dates to remember:

Feb. 10, 2023 families can join us for our BSU Black History Month Luncheon

Do you have an idea for programming? Do you need a space to conduct a class? cooking? workout, seminars or more...well Prairie Phoenix Academy is the place for you. We look forward to opening our doors after hours to accommodate your needs. Please reach out to PPA Community Schools Coordinator Ms. Tenisha Winn for details.

Bus Driver Recognition Week - February 13-17, 2023

February 13-17, 2023 is School Bus Driver Recognition Week in the State of Wisconsin. We encourage

families to go the extra mile to show appreciation to the men and women that work hard to get our

students to and from school safely every day. Please take a moment to thank them or consider having

your child make a token of appreciation.

Your kind words, cards, etc., will surely make the driver’s week brighter!

Semana de reconocimiento para conductor de autobús: Apartir del 13 al 17 de Febrero de 2023

Es la Semana de reconocimiento del conductor del autobús escolar en el estado de Wisconsin.

Alentamos a las familias a hacer un esfuerzo adicional para mostrar agradecimiento a los hombres y

mujeres que trabajan arduamente para que nuestros estudiantes vayan y regresen de la escuela de

manera segura todos los días. Tómese un momento para agradecerles o considere que su hijo haga una muestra de agradecimiento.

¡Sus amables palabras, tarjetas, etc., seguramente harán que la semana del conductor sea más brillante!

Bus Information

Reminders For Morning Bus Riders

As cold and snowy weather is upon us, here are a few reminders for students riding the bus in the mornings:

  • Arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pick up time.

  • Wait on the sidewalk or close to the curb if there aren’t sidewalks. Stay out of the road and others’ yards.

  • Don’t cross the road until the driver signals and the bus comes to a complete stop before attempting to board.

Students must have their bus tag with them when riding the bus. Replacement bus tags can be picked up at the school. A photo of the bus tag on their cell phone is acceptable. Students may be denied if they don’t have a bus tag and the driver doesn’t recognize them.


Recordatorios para los que viajan en autobús por la mañana

Debido a que el clima frío y nevada se avecina, aquí hay algunos recordatorios para los estudiantes que viajan en autobús por la mañana:

  • llegue a la parada de autobús al menos 5 minutos antes de la hora programada de recogida.

  • espere en la acera o cerca de la acera si no hay aceras. Manténgase fuera de la carretera y de los patios de los demás.

  • no cruce la calle hasta que el conductor haga la señal y el autobús se detenga por completo antes de intentar abordar.

Los estudiantes deben tener su etiqueta de autobús con ellos cuando viajen en el autobús. Las etiquetas de autobús de reemplazo se pueden recoger en la escuela. Se acepta una foto de la etiqueta del autobús en su teléfono celular. Los estudiantes pueden ser negados si no tienen una etiqueta de autobús y el conductor no los reconoce.