PRAIRIE POST

September 24, 2018

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Message from the Principal

Hello, Parent and Guardians of the Pawsome Pumas,


Last week, we completed our safety Drills at Prairie Elementary School. We held one lock-down drill and two lock-out drills. We make sure to practice our drills in the case of an emergency at Prairie. We take every step possible to ensure the safety of your children and practicing each of these drills assists us with that goal.


The team teaching delivery model that we have implemented this year is heading in the right direction. We have seen higher levels of engagement from our scholars. We have seen a decrease in the number of incident referrals. We look forward to continuing to build upon our success thus far. We have received positive comments about how our environment is creating an inclusive school community.


At the last PTA meeting, I asked the parents to share with me what skills and dispositions you want your son/daughter to develop at Prairie. We will continue this conversation at our next PTA meeting on October 9th. I hope to see you there. If you are unable to attend, please do not hesitate to share your ideas on the following Google Form.


We look forward to another PAWSOME week with our scholars. This is only possible with your support. We are #BetterTogether. Thank you.

Upcoming Dates for the New School Year!



9/26: District 4K Curriculum Night @ Prairie

10/1: PTA Culver's Night

10/3: Grade 2 to Planetarium

10/9: PTA Meeting

10/10: Grade 1 to Planetarium

10/11: Grade 4 to Lapham Peak

10/13: PTA Halloween Dance

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events:


First box top collection is due on Friday, September 28th. The class that collects the most items will be visited by the puma mascot and get “Puma Claws” until the next class wins.

The class with most box tops by end of November wins a pajama day for their class;

2nd place wins crazy hair day.


Culver’s night is October 1st from 5-8 pm. 10% of all sales during that time is graciously given to the PTA.


Our Halloween dance is October 13th. We are in need of volunteers and will be sending out a sign up genius sheet shortly. Look forward to seeing you all there. More information will be communicated in the future.


Spirit Wear order forms will be coming home soon. This will be the only order for the year so be sure to keep an eye on your scholars' folders for the order form.


Any questions can be sent to ptaprairie@gmail.com

School Psychologist Updates

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

4K Curriculum Night

Prairie is excited to host the District's Annual 4K Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. Click here for more information on this fun night for SDW 4K families.

Grade 5 Cross Country Run



ATTENTION 5th graders!


The 44th annual School District of Waukesha 5th grade Cross Country Run is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th. Information and permission slips have gone home. Practices will be after school from 3:45-4:20 p.m. on the following dates:


September 24, 26, 28

October 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 15 (Oct 12th practice will be at Waukesha West so the team can run the course)


If you have questions, please contact Coach Booth or Coach Anderson.

Art to Remember

Welcome Back to Prairie! In the Art room we will kick off the year with the Art to Remember program again this year. This program was introduced last year and parents seemed to react positively to it, so we will try it again.


Students at Prairie have already begun working on their masterpiece for this Art to Remember in Art class. Work is then sent in to the Art to Remember company and photographed. A personalized order form is then processed with your child's artwork on it. Personalized order forms will be sent home with students at the end of October. Items can be ordered if you choose. All items will be delivered before the holidays. This is a great way to get unique, personalized holiday gifts and support Prairie's Art program at the same time! More information will be coming home soon. Contact Mrs. Anderson in the Art room if you have questions.

Annual Online Registration

Please make sure to complete your Annual Online Registration in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need your login and password information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us. This registration gives important permissions needed for your child for iPad use, picture/video taping, and field trips.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal - click on the icon for the Infinite Campus Portal on the upper right part of the page.

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

All scholars should be entering and dismissing at their designated doors:


K4 & K5: Door 2

Grades 1, 2 & 3: Door 7

Grades 4 & 5: Door 5


The front parking lot is designated for buses, daycare vans and special circumstances only. However, if your child is late, you will need to come in the front doors and sign them in at the office.

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.

Lunch & Recess Schedule

Click here for our daily lunch and recess schedule. Hot lunch prices this year are $2.20, .40 for reduced and .40 for milk. Adult prices for lunch are $3.50; you are welcome to come join them for lunch. Please stop in the office to sign in and get a visitor pass.

Free & Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are available on the district website at:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

Paper copies are also available in our office. Please direct any questions you may have to Jessica Huinker at 262-970-1048.

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.

Annual Asbestos Notification

Please click here for the School District of Waukesha's Annual Asbestos Notification

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.