January 19, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians of the PAWSOME PUMAS,
First and foremost, I can not thank you enough for entrusting us with your children each and every day at Prairie. Our goal is to ensure that your son/daughter does not just grow academically but socially and emotionally as well. When we look at the entire child, we are able to create environments that will grow our community and facilitate positive change in our world.
Weather: Thank you for making sure that your children are dressed appropriately for the weather. In the event that we have indoor recess, we have revised a plan to ensure that our scholars are active and engaged. We have had the opportunity to exercise this plan, and it has been successful with our scholars utilizing the MakerSpace and the Library. I want to thank the Educational Assistants and our school library aide for their collaborative efforts.
Puma Time: This week we began to revamp our intervention time at Prairie, and it is called Puma Time. This allows us to provide additional academic supports for some of our scholars. The educators collectively decided to share some of their passion with the scholars in the building such as coding, learning about chess, and photography. Each course is driven by learning. Scholars had the opportunity to select their top four choices. The scholars will rotate to a new course after next week. The educators and scholars are enjoying the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars from different grade levels and educators. I can truly tell you this experience is enhancing the culture of Prairie.
NO SCHOOL: Please remember that we will not have school on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The educators in the Waukesha School District will be coming together to learn together at the Waukesha One Conference.
Have a great weekend, stay warm, and we will see you on Wednesday.
Upcoming Dates For This School Year!
1/22 & 23: NO SCHOOL (Staff Development)
1/24: Grade 5 Music Demonstrations for Middle School
1/25: Grade 5 meet with Les Paul Guidance Staff
2/1: Grade 5 to Planetarium
2/5: PTA Culver's Night
2/6: Grade 1 to Reichl Orthodontics
2/7: Grade 1 to Env Ed
2/13: PTA Meeting
2/14: Jump Rope for Heart
Thanks to everyone who came out for our recent Culver’s Night and Science Night.
Upcoming early February Events:
Collections: The next deadline is Friday, February 2nd. Send in your Box Tops and Project A+ Tyson labels. The top classroom for collections for the entire 2017-18 school year will get to turn Mr. Griffin into Pikachu at Puma Palooza on Sat. May 5th!
Art & Talent Showcase: Registration forms are due on Friday, February 2nd. Registration forms went home in Friday folders recently. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a registration form.
Restaurant Night: Monday, February 5th 5-8 p.m. at Culver’s on Sunset. Come join your Prairie friends at Culver's. The flavor of the day will be Mint Oreo.
PTA President Erica Kasseckert - 414-510-2121 email@example.com
Treasurer Andy Roberts-262-442-8124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Clare Treichel - email@example.com
PTA questions or comments are also welcome at any time at PTAPrairie@gmail.com.
Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas. Visit our new website - https://sites.google.com/view/prairie-pta/home
"Souper Bowl" Soup Drive
Artists of the Month
Yearbook Order Forms
Give Kids a Smile Fridays!
Aramark Food Service Openings
In District School Choice
Here is the link to the District website detailing the procedures and important dates. There is a link there for online submission of your application as well.