PRAIRIE POST

February 19, 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello Prairie Friends & Families,


This week we celebrated Black History Month with a read-aloud from our Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning, Melissa Yow. She read one of her favorite books I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes. We also celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week. Today our fifth-grade friends organized the lost and found and sent out a presentation with pictures to each classroom so that all of our learners can claim their lost belongings! How kind!


Remember, next week is a short week. We have an early release day on Thursday. Dismissal is at 1:40pm. We do not have school on Friday.


We are Team Prairie!

We are stronger together!


Carly Solberg

Principal

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Upcoming Dates


2/22-3/7: Scholastic Online Book Fair

2/25: Early Release at 1:40 p.m.

2/26: NO SCHOOL

3/8: End of Trimester 2

3/9: PTA Meeting

3/15: PTA Panera Night

Yearbook

Order forms for yearbooks have been sent home last week. The cost is $11.00 and the order deadline is March 4, 2021.


You may also order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Please enter code 56295V.

PTA News

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Please send your clipped BoxTops for Education to school with your child. The next submission date is quickly approaching, and the deadline for them to be at school is Monday, February 22nd. Please continue scanning your receipts into the BoxTops App to support our students and teachers. Thank you for your support!


SCHOLASTIC ONLINE BOOK FAIR: February 22-March 7th. Prairie’s Book Fair has gone online! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school! Book Fair runs February 22 – March 7. Check out our Book Fair Homepage and see what’s new: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/prairieelementaryschool4


OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR: We have openings for a President, Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for next year. Please consider serving in this capacity for your child's school. If interested, please contact ptaprairie@gmail.com


AMAZON SMILE: Our PTA also participates in the Amazon Smile program. Connect your Amazon purchases to automatically donate a percentage of your purchase back to Prairie Elementary. Sign up at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1461747


SCRIP GIFT CARDS: While e-gift cards in your wallet are convenient, you now have the option to order physical gift cards delivered directly to your home for all your gifting needs through the Raise Right/Shop with Scrip fundraising program. Select from 250+ brands, including top sellers like Amazon.com, The Home Depot®, and Walmart. Contact Sarah Paczesny at sarahpaczesny@gmail.com to sign up for the program today!


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School Messenger - Opt in for Text Messages

The School Messenger system we use to communicate messages to you has an option for text messages. In order to receive these messages, please text to 67587. You will receive a message back asking you to opt in to receive these.


This is helpful for us in the event of notifying parents of a classroom quarantine or school emergency.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

Waukesha County Covid Testing

Waukesha County has notified our district of several new COVID testing opportunities where children and their families can receive testing. More information about hours, and the registration process to sign up for a testing time, can be found at:


https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/HealthAndHumanServices/PublicHealth/public-health-preparedness/COVID19/public-testing-sites/

School Lunches Free until 6/9/2021

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School Counseling Newsletter

Click below for the monthly newsletter from our School Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Edwards.


February Newsletter

Student Services Update

Please click here for an update from Mr. Endsley, our School Psychologist, and Mrs. Ebbinger-Bentley, our School Social Worker.

Weekly Science Newsletter

Our Environmental Education Department is publishing a weekly newsletter entitled "Learning Outdoors". Please take a look every week for some facts, information and events.

Early Pick Up for Students

If you need to pick up your student early for any reason or for appointments during the day, please come in to the lobby and buzz the office. We will call your child down at that point and sign them out from the office. It is helpful to email the teacher and Mrs. Anderson of expected times so we can try to have them ready to leave.

Dropping off Supplies

We have a new procedure in place if you need to drop off student materials during the day (lunch, homework, jackets, iPads, etc). The outside door to the lobby of the school is open. There are "drop off tickets" on the table inside the door. Please complete your child's name, grade/teacher, and the item being delivered with any special instructions. We will deliver it to the classroom just as soon as we can. Thank you for your support.

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.

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.