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Weekly E-Post for Friday, January 13, 2012

Jan 12

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:40 AM  RssIcon


The snow has finally arrived!  The excitement is evident among the students as they hurry outside at recess time.  Thank you for helping us make sure all students are appropriately dressed for the weather.  They must have snowpants, boots and gloves in order to play in the snow.  We also appreciate you making sure all clothing is labeled with your child's name.  This helps tremendously when we need to reunite lost items with their owner.

Unfortunately, the snow interfered with our ability to have our 3rd & 4th grade concert.  We have been able to reschedule for next Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 PM.  We hope you will be able to join us.

Thank you for sharing your child(ren) with us!  We appreciate your continued support of Prairie!


Upcoming dates:

  • 1/16:   PTA Restaurant Night @ Culver's
  • 1/19:  Market Day Pick-up
  •          Grade 3 & 4 Music Concert (rescheduled date) 
  • 1/20:  NO SCHOOL 
  • 1/26:  Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 1/31:  Parent/Teacher Conferences

The entire school calendar is available on the "Calendar" tab of this website.



  • The Waukesha STEM Academy Application period is now open!  January 3 - January 31st students not currently enrolled at WSA may apply.   Forms are available on their website, and at both WSA campuses.

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are January 26th & 31st from 4-7:30 p.m.  Please sign up for a timeslot with your child's teacher using our on-line conference scheduling.  A separate e-mail with instructions has been sent home and are available on our homepage as well.  Please call the office for additional assistance if necessary.

  • Open Enrollment

    Wisconsin’s inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2012-13 school year is from February 6-24, 2012.  The application period closes at 4:00 p.m. on February 24, 2012.  Late applications will not be accepted for any reason.   

Parents may apply in one of two ways:

      ·         On-line (recommended) at

·         Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after January 2, 2012, and must be delivered to the nonresident school district.  School District of Waukesha applications should be submitted attention:  Stephanie Peterson/Open Enrollment, 222 Maple Avenue,

Who needs to complete this process:

  • Students currently attending a Waukesha school via Tuition Waiver for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • Students who have changed residency to a non-Waukesha address between September 1st and February 6th.
  • Students planning to move into an address that is outside of the Waukesha School District between February 1 and September 1, 2012; and wish to stay in the Waukesha School District. 
  • Students currently attending K4 or eighth grader under Open Enrollment (a special paper application will be mailed home in January).

Note: families that move unexpectedly after February 25th are able to complete a Tuition Waiver form for the following year. 

In-District Transfer Requests/School Choice
If you are considering attending a school within the district that is not your neighborhood school, you must complete an In-District Transfer Request form which can be accessed online at: 

This form can be printed and completed manually or filled in electronically.  After completion, please deliver the form to your home/attendance area school by March 1, 2012.  NOTE:  Families with students enrolling in KINDERGARTEN should complete and submit enrollment paperwork to home/attendance area school.  

If you have any additional questions regarding Open Enrollment, Tuition Waiver or School Choice, please contact Stephanie Peterson at 262.970.1105 or via email at .

Emergency School Closing
In the event that schools are closed due to weather conditions, please tune in to one of the radio or television stations listed in your family handbook for specific information or call the District “School Closing” phone line at 970-1155. 

Early Dismissal Due to Weather
When the District releases elementary students early due to inclement weather, the high school and middle school students are not released until their regular dismissal time due to busing.  If a parent wishes an older sibling to be released early to be at home for a younger sibling, please notify their middle or high school.  The district does not provide transportation for secondary students released early per parent/guardian request.  Please make sure to keep your contact information current.


Monday, January 16, is our restaurant night at Culvers from 5-8 p.m. If we meet the $2,000 minimum, 10 percent of the sales goes to Prairie. These nights provide the school with a great source of easy income and you with a clean kitchen, so please join us! 

Be Part of the Plan...

The Duck Race committee will meet again on Monday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Please contact Cheri Bonell at

The Carnival committee will be meeting again on Monday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Please contact Cheri Bonell at

Market Day Helping Hand...

Thursday, January 19, is Market Day pick-up. We are looking for parent volunteers to help unload the truck and package orders from 4-5 p.m.  This month's Recess Challenge Grade:  3rd Grade (other parents and students supervised by their parents are welcome from all grades). 

Market Day orders are due on-line by Monday Jan. 16th by 11 PM. You can order at  If you have made (2) $40 purchases between October & December you will receive a FREE Insulated Tote if you make another $40 purchase in January.


  • Culver's Night Flyer



 The following flyers or brochures are available for pick-up in the front lobby:

  • Waukesha NightHawks Lacrosse
  • Parents Place Programs & Classes
  • Waukesha YMCA Basketball
  • Swim America Lesson Registration
CULVERS FLYER-1-16-12.pdf

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