March 26, 2018

Principal's Message

Hello, Parents and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,

I know that Spring Break is right around the corner and many of the scholars are anticipating their time away from school. With that being said, I am glad to let you know that our educators are utilizing every minute to collaborate to achieve high academic, emotional, and social growth for each of our scholars. This is important to us as this is the focus for the Eye Of The Puma, our Theory of Action.

We are excited to celebrate Jump Rope For Heart this Thursday. This year Prairie raised $11,201 to help others have healthy hearts.

Over the course of Spring Break, please encourage your son/daughter to continue to read. We want to embed the love of reading into all of our scholars, and we can not accomplish this without you. The goal of Having Everyone Read Often (H.E.R.O.) is within our grasp. Last year, Batman made an appearance. I wonder what will happen this year.

We want to thank you for all of your support as we administered the Forward Exam last week. The Forward Exam is a way for the state to measure our academic progress with other schools in the State of Wisconsin. With that being said, our scholars are more than just a test score. The collaboration among our educators and your unwavering support will continue to be the key to our success.

I know the PTA is currently making plans for the 3rd Annual Puma Palooza. We would love to have you assist in the planning. If you have any time to volunteer for the planning of the event or the day of the event, please contact Erika Kasseckert at

Just a reminder this Thursday will be an early dismissal for our scholars at 1:40 p.m., and there is no school on Friday and all next week.

Have a PAWSOME Break, and we look forward to opening our doors bright and early on April 9th.

Upcoming Dates For This School Year!

3/28: Grade 5 to Sunset Bowl

3/29: Early Release @ 1:40 p.m.

3/30-4/6: Spring Break

4/9: Classes Resume

4/10: PTA Culver's Night

PTA Meeting

4/12: Grade 2 to Env Ed

4/18: Pin Assembly

PTA News

Thank you to everyone who attended the recent PTA day at Papa Murphy’s and the PTA Fun Day Out at Skateland.

Upcoming PTA Events:

Restaurant Night: Tue. April 10th 5-8 p.m. at Culver’s on Sunset. Come join your Prairie friends at Culver's. The flavor of the day will be Caramel Fudge Cookie. Special this month – PTA will be getting 20% of all sales during that time instead of the usual 10%.

PTA Meeting: Tuesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Darren Clark from the School District of Waukesha will be doing a presentation about facility improvement plans the District has and will be answering questions. And we will be taking nominations for 2018-19 officer positions. Free childcare for school aged children is provided by Red Cross certified babysitters. If you can’t attend in person, watch on Facebook Live via the Prairie PTA Facebook Live Group.

Coming up in May:

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, and local dance and sports teams. Food and additional vendor activities available for purchase. Rain or shine. Public welcome!

We 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

Contact Us

PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121

Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124

Secretary Clare Treichel -

PTA questions or comments are also welcome at any time at

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas. Visit our new website -

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: or 262-970-1002.

March Artists of the Month

March's Artists of the Month are 2nd grader, Alexis Hummer, and 3rd grader, Jack Rohde. These two scholars not only work hard on their Art work, but they are also great role models in class and follow The Puma Way. Congratulations, Artists!

Optimist Swim Meet

The 2018 Optimist Swim Meet was on Saturday, March 17th. This year, Mr. Booth and Mrs. Anderson worked with swimmers during 5 practices, leading up to the meet. Prairie was well represented and had 28 kids swim in the meet.

This year's team includes:

Emily Solum

Chloe Glover

Adrianna Wojczak

Sydney Mirkowski

Isabella Rivera

Lola Eckmann

Nathan Blackwood

Brianna Roe

Jaelynn Ferris

Sophie Glover

Kayla Scaffidi

Hanna Scaffidi

Addison Johnson

Jaelynn Rogers

Meredith Treichel

Sara Kastern

Kegan Flood

Isaiah Kooiman

Ben Nuesse

Abbie Kasseckert

Isabella Manske

Madeline Kienast

Molly Nagel

Grace Rohde

Charlotte Popchock

Brooke Rocha

Rylee Urban

Ian Roberts

Troy Standarski

Swimmers who placed in their events were:

3rd grade

Emily Solum

Nathan Blackwood

4th grade

Kayla Scaffidi

Jaelynn Rogers

Jaelynn Ferris

Kegan Flood

Addison Johnson

Isaiah Kooiman

Hanna Scaffidi

5th grade

Charlotte Popchock

Grace Rohde

Ian Roberts

Troy Standarski

Maddie Kiesnest

Molly Nagel

Congratulations, Swimmers and thank you for your participation!

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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.

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.