December 6, 2019
Message from the Principal
Hello Prairie Families,
It’s December, and we cannot believe how fast the year is flying by! We’ve welcomed several new families since the beginning of the year, and it never hurts to revisit our procedures at Prairie, so I’m sharing some important reminders around our school routines and practices. Please take some time to read the following letter: Mid-Year Communication.
We are looking forward to a lot of exciting events taking place at Prairie as the holiday season approaches. Throughout the upcoming weeks, we will also be mindful of sticking to our consistent routines so that our learners are able to feel safe and are able to remain engaged up through when we dismiss for winter break.
- On December 13th we will celebrate the Hour of Code with students from all over the world! On this day our classes will pair up to engage in coding activities.
- On December 16th our whole school will gather together to watch the 4th/5th grade dress rehearsal for their upcoming concert. This will take place from 9:00-9:45am in the gym. If there are any parents or family members who are unable to attend the 4th/5th grade music concert on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30pm, you are welcome to join us for the dress rehearsal.
- On December 20th our whole school will have a pajama day and come together for a sing along. Classes will pair up for parts of the afternoon to engage in buddy reading and other activities to celebrate the season.
I hope to see many of you at Movie Night tonight hosted by our PTA at 6:00pm!
Have a great weekend!
Staff Spotlight - Ms. Sowinski
My name is Emily Sowinski. Currently, I am teaching my third year of special education at Prairie. Prairie is uniquely special to me because I attended kindergarten through six grade here! I live with my parents (Bryan and Jane) and our dog Belle in Waukesha. My two older brothers (Erik and Andy) live in Iowa City, Iowa. Presently, I am pursuing my master's degree in Special Education Leadership at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Outside of school, I enjoy taking Pure Barre classes, running, and the company of my family and friends.
Upcoming Dates for the New School Year!
12/4: Grade 3 to First Stage
12/6: Scrip Deadline
PTA Movie Night
12/10: PTA Meeting
12/11: Trimester 1 grades available in Infinite Campus
12/16: Grades 4 & 5 Music Concert dress rehearsal
12/17: Grades 4 & 5 Music Concert
12/20: All School Pajama Day
12/23-1/1: NO SCHOOL
1/2: Classes Resume
Happy December & Happy Friday!
Movie night is tonight 6pm to about 8pm. Please come join us for a free showing of The Grinch (the 2018 version)! We will have light snacks available as well as some beverages. Also, we are planning to have some crafts for those who might prefer that. Parents are required to stay with their children. Make a family night of it and join us! Also we are starting to plan Puma Palooza (already, yes I know!)! We will be meeting to discuss what we would like to see happen. Please e-mail or call us if you have any questions or are interested in helping to plan.
We are getting close to $900 in Box Tops! If we reach $1,000, we will earn a PUMA PJ DAY!! Please keep scanning receipts and turning in Box Tops. Our school goal this year is $1,500. If we can reach that by April, we have an all school event planned! Check out the bulletin board in the hallway to see our progress. GO PUMAS!
Movie Night: Tonight 6-8
Scrip Due: Today
PTA Meeting: 12/10
Culver's Night: 1/6
If you have any questions or need additional information, please email email@example.com.
Waukesha Education Foundation
The District will be holding its annual enrollment event at North High School on Saturday, December 7th from 10am-1pm. As part of the event, our 2018 Waukesha Education Foundation Grant Recipients will be there showcasing the results of their year long projects. They will be set up, for the most part, alongside their schools. Mr. Haynes will be showing his project, K-5 Innovation in our New Makerspace!
Bring your kids! There will be fun craft activities for them to do, so please stop by our WEF booth and say hello! A list of all the grant recipients is listed in the document below.
Important Enrollment Dates to Know
Dec 1: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Opens at 8:00 AM
Dec 2: 4K & New Student Enrollment Begins
Dec 7: We are Waukesha Enrollment & Family Fun Event at North High School 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Dec 16: District Wide “See it Live”
Jan 10: Intra-District Transfer/School Choice Application Period Closes at 4:30 PM (Late Applications will not be accepted)
Jan 17: Intra-District Transfer/Secondary(Grades 6-12) School Choice notifications will be emailed home
Jan 24: Secondary School Choice Online Commitments Due
Jan 31: 4K Enrollment Ends for the lottery
Feb 7: 4K Lottery at the Lindholm Building 2:00 pm
Feb 14: 4K Site Placement will be emailed home
March 13: Intra-District Transfer/Elementary School Choice notifications will be emailed home
4K Enrollment for 2020-21
Too Sick for School
Art Show at Waukesha County Courthouse
Prairie Elementary School Artists currently have work on display at the Waukesha County Courthouse. The show features the work of 45 Prairie Artists, kindergarten through 5th grade. The display is sponsored through the office of County Executive, Paul Farrow. Prairie is the only school in the School District of Waukesha, that displays artwork at the Waukesha County Courthouse. This is the fourth year Prairie has participated in this show. Congratulations to this year's artists!
Elks Hoop Shoot Competition
Congratulations to all of our Prairie students who participated in this years Hoop Shoot.
The following shooters will represent Prairie at the Local competition that will be held on December 7th at Hillcrest Elementary:
Girl Age 8 & 9: Evie Dixon
Boy Age 8 & 9: Liam Krajewski
Girl Age 10-11: Izabella Rivera
Boy Age 10-11: Cameron Becker
Good Luck to our winners at the Local Competition!
News from the School Guidance Program
Safe Arrival Attendance Program
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.