May 23, 2019

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Message from the Principal

Parents and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,

MAP Assessments

We are in the final stages of completing our 2019 Spring MAP assessment. This standardized assessment is utilized to help us measure the academic growth and proficiency of our scholars from year to year. The data we collect allows us to formulate personalized learning plans of instruction and is one data point that helps to shape our school goals. We look forward to sharing more information regarding the MAPs data when the testing has been finalized.

WEF Grant Recipients

Please help me in congratulating Emily Sowinski, Jen Baker and Melissa Brendel for being 2019 Waukesha Education Grant Recipients. Emily created a grant entitled In The Zones to enhance our Social Emotional Learning Programming. Jen and Melissa created a grant entitled Future Makers in the Making Grant to enhance our Makerspace.

4K and 5K Meet And Greet

The 4K and 5K Meet and Greet will be tonight. We want to thank Mrs. Lorenz, Mrs. Gerlach, and Mrs. Taddey for welcoming our new families and our families that are transitioning to 5K. A special thank you to the PTA for coming out and supporting the event.

4th Grade Economics Fair

We are looking forward to the 4th Grade Economics Fair tomorrow. We are always eager to see the innovative and entrepreneurial minds of our scholars.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend. Please use these three days to demonstrate how we are better together and cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks.

Mr. Booth and Mr. Haynes training the next generation of Milwaukee Bucks!!! Go Bucks Go!!!

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Welcome to our New Principal

Carly Solberg, currently the Principal at Hawthorne Elementary, was approved by the Waukesha School Board to be the new Principal for Prairie Elementary for 2019-20 school year. We are excited to have her join out team! Click below to read her introductory letter:

Introductory Letter to Prairie

Upcoming Dates

5/24: Grade 4 Economics Fair


5/30: 4K to Milwaukee Public Museum

5/31: Grade 2 to the Zoo

6/3: Day of Awesomeness

6/4: Grade 4 to Old World Wisconsin

6/5: Grade 5 Celebration

6/6: Grade 4 to Madison

Grade 5 to Culver's

6/7: Grade 5 to Carroll University

Kindergarten to Green Meadow Farm

6/10: Field Day Events

Last day of School

PTA News

Monday, June 3rd is the final PTA Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Come and join us for the last PTA meeting of the school year, and we will be discussing our proposed budget for next year among other things. Mr. Griffin will give his Principal's message. Red Cross certified babysitters are available for school age children. If you are unable to make it to the meeting, we are available on Facebook Live.

Monday, June 3rd is the Day of Awesomeness. There are still a few open spots to help with this great event. Please use our sign genius link to find a spot that works best for you.

Monday, June 10th is Field Day. We are looking for help at this fun day of activities. There are a few open slots left to sign up for. Sign up here

Any concerns or questions, please contact us at

Field Day - Last Day of School

With the support of our wonderful PTA, we will have our annual Field Day on the last day of school, Monday, June 10th from 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A flyer went home for you to order a cold lunch from Aramark or indicate if you would provide one from home. Other details are shown on the flyer below.

Field Day Events

Health Room Medications

All medications (prescription and over the counter) and inhalers must be picked up by an adult before the end of the year. We cannot send these home directly with students.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Summer iPad Information

iPad repairs over the summer:

* iPads needing repair should be brought to the Lindholm Building, 222 Maple Avenue, Waukesha. Summer hours will be announced soon and posted.

* We won't have loaners available over the summer

Summer Storage

* Summer storage is available if you do not wish your child to have their iPad over the summer. Please notify Erika McMahon in our Library is you wish for us to keep the iPad for the summer. Her email is


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ProHealth Care Summer Meals Program

The summer food program at Waukesha Memorial Hospital will provide free healthy meals to kids and teens during the summer break from June 11- August 31st. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

ProHealth Summer Meals

Physical Education Newsletter

Click here for Mr. Booth's May Physical Education Newsletter.

School Psychologist Updates

Please click here for regular updates from Mr. Endsley, our School Psychologist.

Background checks

Anyone volunteering in a classroom or the school or attending a field trip must have a current background check on file with our District Office. Click here for the link to complete this information. Once approved, there are good for three years. Our office can easily check if your background check is current. Please connect with Mrs. Anderson in the office if you have any questions.

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. In addition, these flyers are also available through a quick link called "Peachjar" on the home page of both the school and the district websites.