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By Website Administrator on Friday, August 12, 2016 12:16 PM

August 17:  GE Community Service Day

August 24:  4K Open House (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

August 26:  Classroom Teacher Assignments Available in Infinite Campus (after 4:00 p.m.)

August 30:  All School Open House (5:30-6:30 p.m.)
                    Culver's Night (5:00-8:30 p.m.)

September 1:  First Day of School for Kindergarten - 5th Grade

September 6:  First Day of School for 4K
By Website Administrator on Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:38 PM
By Website Administrator on Thursday, June 09, 2016 8:11 AM
MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL:

This was an extremely PAWSOME year, and your PAWSOMENESS knows no bounds. Thank you for helping Prairie C.L.I.M.B. the Mountain of Success!!!  We accomplished many amazing feats due to your unwavering support. Your support means more to us than our words could ever show. Thank you for welcoming me to Prairie. I have truly enjoyed being the principal, and I look forward to continuing in this role for years to come. On behalf of the entire staff, we want to thank you for entrusting your learners to us this year.

We would like to send our best wishes to the members of the staff that have retired, resigned, or transferred to a different school in the district: Katherine Heller, Carol Greenquist, Faith King, Kelly Bratz, Kristy Maxwell, Stephanie Arnold, Annalise Tadych, Deb Velleman, Paula Congdon and Molly Ebert. We would like to welcome: Michelle Anderson, Jenny Restock, Sara Toedter, Karen Belew, and Molly Herzog.

Please encourage all of our learners to maintain the PUMA WAY!!!  In addition to that, I would strongly encourage you to help all of our learners continue to achieve high levels of excellence by reading each and every day. We are currently having conversations to discuss the possibility of having the library opened one night a week this summer. We want to thank the PTA for their generous donation to upgrade our playground for next year. The additional play areas will truly engage all of our learners. We would love to have your support for the GE Day on Wednesday, August 17th. We would greatly appreciate your help with the revitalization of Prairie.

Have a great summer, and get ready to R.O.A.R. with Prairie next year. 


Upcoming Events:

8/17:  GE Community Service Day
8/26:  Teacher Assignments Available in Infinite Campus
8/30:  Open House
9/1:  First day of next school year

DID YOU KNOW . . .


Waukesha Summer Meal Sites:  
There will be several organization providing meals for families in parks over the summer.  Please see the attached flyer for sites and meal times.  Please note that the indoor school sites are only serving meals to summer school students.  

Moving over the summer?:  If you already know of an upcoming move over the summer, please contact Mrs. Anderson in our office at 262-970-2205 or vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  If you are moving within the Waukesha area, we can facilitate your address and/or school change for you.  If you will be moving outside of Waukesha, we need to know what school your child will be attending next year to send their records.

End of Year Report Cards:  This is just a reminder that parents can access end of year report cards through the parent portal on Infinite Campus.  Please try to access your Parent Portal to make sure you are able to log in.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Report cards will only be available for viewing/printing in your account through the end of June.

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full (this will include over the summer).  It will still be available to them for use at school.  Starting next year, all iPad repairs will need to be paid in full for a learner to take their iPad home. 

Summer Band Camp:  Attached below is a flyer on Summer Band Camp for students entering middle school next year.  The Butler site is only for students who will be attending Butler; the Horning site is for students attending Les Paul, Horning or STEM Saratoga next fall.  There is no cost for this year's program.  Additional questions may be directed to Pam Perry for Butler at 262-970-2925 or pperry@waukesha.k12.wi.us or Glen Lunde for Horning, Les Paul and Saratoga STEM at 262-970-3376 or glunde@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for June:

  • Mindful Parent, Happy Child, June 21 & 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Picking up the Pieces after Loss, June 27, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Strong Willed Child on Tuesdays, June 7-21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

City of Waukesha Summer Pool Program:  Swim the whole summer at the City of Waukesha Pools, Buchner Pool and Horeb Springs Aquatics Center, for as low as $22.00 per person when you purchase a resident group pass prior to June 2.  Group Pool Passes can be made up of any 5 people you want (family, friends, neighbors, etc.).  By purchasing your group membership now through June 2nd, not only can you take advantage of the low discounted rate, you also receive 5 free guest passes!

Group Basic Pass (5 people):  $108.00 for residents/$162.00 for non-residents
Group Ultimate Pass (5 people):  $127.00 for residents/$191.00 for non-residents
(Ultimate pool passes include unlimited slide use at Horeb Springs)

The City of Waukesha American Red Cross Swimming Lessons are taught by certified swim instructors.  Each session at Horeb Springs or Buchner Pool includes 9 classes:  $34.00 for residents/$51.00 for non-residents.

To buy a pool pass or register for swim classes please visit us at one of our City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry locations:

1.  WPRF Office, 1900 Aviation Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188

2.  Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Please contact us at (262)524-3737 or visit our website for more information www.waukesha-wi.gov/427

FROM YOUR PTA: 

Thank you for a great school year!  Have a Great Summer!

Like us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas for announcements over the summer 
or if you would like to be added to the email list, please email Tera Nehring at tera.nehring@yahoo.com

Mark your calendars now for GE Day, Wednesday, August 17th!
Volunteers will be coming in from GE to lend a helping hand to spruce up our school.  Parent volunteers are welcome too!  Please stay tuned over the summer via the methods above for the details as they become available.

Collections:  This school year we collected 25,000 items and earned over $2300 for school activities and fun programming!  Please keep collecting over the summer and check in with PTA in the fall for a new and exciting Challenge for the 2016-17 school year!  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com

Shoparoo:  This school year Shoparoo has earned over $425 this school year.  This is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.  Don't forget to check your earnings tab for surveys to earn additional points!

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas


Attachments:
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer.pdf
Parents Place June 2016 Classes.pd
Mindful Parent-Happy Child June 21 & 28, 2016.pdf
Picking up the Pieces after Loss - June 27, 2016.pdf
Carroll Men¹s Basketball Summer Camp Brochure.pdf
BrunchBooksFlyer3rdannual.docx
Waukesha Pools Summer Program 2016.pdf
2016 summer Music Program.doc
YMCA Summer 2016 program.pdf
Summer Baseball Camps 2.pdf
UW 2016 STEM Camps and Youth Programs.pdf
St. Joseph's Medical Clinic.pdf
Summer String Academie Brochure 16-17.pdf
Wolverines 2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer copy (1).pdf 
Northstar Dance Summer Classes 2016.pdf
Waukesha Summer 2016 Meals.pdf
By Website Administrator on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 7:19 AM
MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL:

Dear Puma Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations to our 5th Grade learners who celebrated their time at Prairie with a special concert and program this past Wednesday.  We wish them the best at middle school and beyond.

Today, Cooper Peters, a 4th grade student, was "Principal for the Day".  Cooper was the winner of the drawing at the Puma Palooza last month.  He did a great job in his new role leading our assembly this morning and his class earned an extra recess from the new principal!  

Have a great weekend and be ready for the final days of the 2015-16 school year!


Upcoming Events:

6/6:  Kindergarten to Fox River Park
6/7:  Grade 4 to Capitol
        PTA Meeting
6/8:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!


DID YOU KNOW . . .

Yearbooks:  
Yearbooks will be distributed to our learners on Monday, June 6th.  We do have some additional copies available for sale if you did not order one.  They are $12.00, cash only, please, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Moving over the summer?:  If you already know of an upcoming move over the summer, please contact Mrs. Anderson in our office at 262-970-2205 or vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  If you are moving within the Waukesha area, we can facilitate your address and/or school change for you.  If you will be moving outside of Waukesha, we need to know what school your child will be attending next year to send their records.

End of Year Report Cards:  This is just a reminder that parents can access end of year report cards through the parent portal on Infinite Campus.  Please try to access your Parent Portal to make sure you are able to log in.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Report cards will only be available for viewing/printing in your account through the end of June.

Library books:  All library books were due back in the library by Thursday, May 26th.  Overdue and lost book notices have been sent home.  Those fees should be taken care of before the end of the school year.  Please contact Mr. Klager at 262-970-228 or dklager@waukesha.k12.wi.us with any questions.

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full (this will include over the summer).  It will still be available to them for use at school.  Starting next year, all iPad repairs will need to be paid in full for a learner to take their iPad home. 

Summer Band Camp:  Attached below is a flyer on Summer Band Camp for students entering middle school next year.  The Butler site is only for students who will be attending Butler; the Horning site is for students attending Les Paul, Horning or STEM Saratoga next fall.  There is no cost for this year's program.  Additional questions may be directed to Pam Perry for Butler at 262-970-2925 or pperry@waukesha.k12.wi.us or Glen Lunde for Horning, Les Paul and Saratoga STEM at 262-970-3376 or glunde@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for June:

  • Love & Logic, June 6, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Mindful Parent, Happy Child, June 21 & 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Picking up the Pieces after Loss, June 27, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Strong Willed Child on Tuesdays, June 7-21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

Brunch & Books:  
Horning Middle School is hosting its 3rd annual Brunch & Books on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   There will be free food and free new books for students, gently used books for families, slime making, face painting, educational games, fish for prizes, book reading, and much more.   Contact Information is Melanie Hernandez at 970-3391 or mhernand@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Reservations are requested by May 31st.  Their flyer is attached below.

City of Waukesha Summer Pool Program:  Swim the whole summer at the City of Waukesha Pools, Buchner Pool and Horeb Springs Aquatics Center, for as low as $22.00 per person when you purchase a resident group pass prior to June 2.  Group Pool Passes can be made up of any 5 people you want (family, friends, neighbors, etc.).  By purchasing your group membership now through June 2nd, not only can you take advantage of the low discounted rate, you also receive 5 free guest passes!

Group Basic Pass (5 people):  $108.00 for residents/$162.00 for non-residents
Group Ultimate Pass (5 people):  $127.00 for residents/$191.00 for non-residents
(Ultimate pool passes include unlimited slide use at Horeb Springs)

The City of Waukesha American Red Cross Swimming Lessons are taught by certified swim instructors.  Each session at Horeb Springs or Buchner Pool includes 9 classes:  $34.00 for residents/$51.00 for non-residents.

To buy a pool pass or register for swim classes please visit us at one of our City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry locations:

1.  WPRF Office, 1900 Aviation Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188

2.  Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Please contact us at (262)524-3737 or visit our website for more information www.waukesha-wi.gov/427

FROM YOUR PTA: 

PTA Meeting, Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.:  This is the last PTA meeting of the school year - Mark your calendars now!  We will be voting on summer improvements to the playground, reviewing Puma Palooza, and voting on next year's budget.  Babysitting is provided for school age children free of charge during the meeting.  Hope to see you there!  For anyone interested who would like more information or has any questions, please feel free to contact Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com

Last Day of School - Field Day Activities - June 8th - Volunteers Needed
PTA will be running last day of school field day activities for our learners to help celebrate the last day of school.  We request your help for this day of fun!  Please sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-field
All help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you.

Collections:  Congratulations to Fourth Grader Sophia Ellingboe!  She turned in 449 items for the big win!  Sophia's class in the 2016-17 school year will host Puma Claws in September!  Thanks to Sophia, her family and ALL the Prairie families who cut, clipped, ripped, taped, and glued Box Tops, Labels for Education, and Tyson A+ Labels this year!  We collected 25,000 items and earned over $2300 for school activities and fun programming!  Please keep collecting over the summer and check in with PTA in the fall for a new and exciting Challenge for the 2016-17 school year!  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com

Shoparoo:  Shoparoo is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.  Don't forget to check your earnings tab for surveys to earn additional points!

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas

Community Flyers:
The following community groups and organizations have flyers on display on the rack outside of our office or are attached below:

- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts
- Waukesha Blazers Rookie Baseball & Girls Softball
- Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team
- HAWS kids 'n Critters Day Camp
- University of Wisconsin Waukesha Summer Youth Programs


Attachments:
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
Books and Barbers.png
2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer.pdf
Parents Place June 2016 Classes.pd
Mindful Parent-Happy Child June 21 & 28, 2016.pdf
Picking up the Pieces after Loss - June 27, 2016.pdf
Carroll Men¹s Basketball Summer Camp Brochure.pdf
BrunchBooksFlyer3rdannual.docx
Waukesha Pools Summer Program 2016.pdf
2016 summer Music Program.doc
YMCA Summer 2016 program.pdf
Summer Baseball Camps 2.pdf
UW 2016 STEM Camps and Youth Programs.pdf
St. Joseph's Medical Clinic.pdf
Summer String Academie Brochure 16-17.pdf
Wolverines 2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer copy (1).pdf 
Northstar Dance Summer Classes 2016.pdf
By Website Administrator on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:03 AM
MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL:

Dear Puma Parents and Guardians,

Are you ready to ROAR with the Prairie Pumas???  We are currently in the process of recreating our mission and vision statement. I want to thank all of the parents that have provided feedback to us. If you have not submitted your feedback, there is still time. Please contact Mrs. Anderson with any additional comments you have.  

Our young Pumas are maximizing every possibility to demonstrate to everyone what they have learned this year. We are continuing to see progress and encourage them and their educational aspirations. 

Next week Wednesday, our 5th grade families are invited to please join us for our 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony.  

Next week Friday, we will hold our final assembly of the year. Please encourage all of our learners to continue to read and turn in their monthly reading logs. 

At the beginning of the week we began to acknowledge learners with a GOLD PAWPOINT. Any learner that receives this PAW POINT has the ability to choose an item from the Principal's Chest. 

This Summer General Electric will have a community day at Prairie. We will work with the PTA to create a list of volunteers to help assist un on August 17th prepare for the new school year. Please consider helping us enhance our learning institution for all of our learners. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, and thank you for helping us C.L.I.M.B. the Mountain of Success. 
Upcoming Events:

5/30: NO SCHOOL -  Memorial Day
6/1:  Grade 5 to Discovery World
        Grade 5 Graduation Celebration
6/2:  Grade 4 to Old World Wisconsin
        Grade 1 to Betty Brinn Museum
        Kindergarten to Green Meadow Farm   
6/6:  Kindergarten to Fox River Park
6/7:  Grade 4 to Capitol
        PTA Meeting
6/8:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!


DID YOU KNOW . . .

Moving over the summer?:  
If you already know of an upcoming move over the summer, please contact Mrs. Anderson in our office at 262-970-2205 or vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  If you are moving within the Waukesha area, we can facilitate your address and/or school change for you.  If you will be moving outside of Waukesha, we need to know what school your child will be attending next year to send their records.

End of Year Report Cards:  This is just a reminder that parents can access end of year report cards through the parent portal on Infinite Campus.  Please try to access your Parent Portal to make sure you are able to log in.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Report cards will only be available for viewing/printing in your account through the end of June.

Library books:  All library books are due back in the library by Thursday, May 26th.  Overdue and lost book notices have been sent home.  Those fees should be taken care of before the end of the school year.  Please contact Mr. Klager at 262-970-228 or dklager@waukesha.k12.wi.us with any questions.

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full (this will include over the summer).  It will still be available to them for use at school.  Starting next year, all iPad repairs will need to be paid in full for a learner to take their iPad home. 

Summer Band Camp:  Attached below is a flyer on Summer Band Camp for students entering middle school next year.  The Butler site is only for students who will be attending Butler; the Horning site is for students attending Les Paul, Horning or STEM Saratoga next fall.  There is no cost for this year's program.  Additional questions may be directed to Pam Perry for Butler at 262-970-2925 or pperry@waukesha.k12.wi.us or Glen Lunde for Horning, Les Paul and Saratoga STEM at 262-970-3376 or glunde@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for June:

  • Love & Logic, June 6, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Mindful Parent, Happy Child, June 21 & 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Picking up the Pieces after Loss, June 27, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Strong Willed Child on Tuesdays, June 7-21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

Brunch & Books:  
Horning Middle School is hosting its 3rd annual Brunch & Books on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   There will be free food and free new books for students, gently used books for families, slime making, face painting, educational games, fish for prizes, book reading, and much more.   Contact Information is Melanie Hernandez at 970-3391 or mhernand@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Reservations are requested by May 31st.  Their flyer is attached below.

City of Waukesha Summer Pool Program:  Swim the whole summer at the City of Waukesha Pools, Buchner Pool and Horeb Springs Aquatics Center, for as low as $22.00 per person when you purchase a resident group pass prior to June 2.  Group Pool Passes can be made up of any 5 people you want (family, friends, neighbors, etc.).  By purchasing your group membership now through June 2nd, not only can you take advantage of the low discounted rate, you also receive 5 free guest passes!

Group Basic Pass (5 people):  $108.00 for residents/$162.00 for non-residents
Group Ultimate Pass (5 people):  $127.00 for residents/$191.00 for non-residents
(Ultimate pool passes include unlimited slide use at Horeb Springs)

The City of Waukesha American Red Cross Swimming Lessons are taught by certified swim instructors.  Each session at Horeb Springs or Buchner Pool includes 9 classes:  $34.00 for residents/$51.00 for non-residents.

To buy a pool pass or register for swim classes please visit us at one of our City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry locations:

1.  WPRF Office, 1900 Aviation Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188

2.  Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Please contact us at (262)524-3737 or visit our website for more information www.waukesha-wi.gov/427

FROM YOUR PTA: 

Last Day of School - Field Day Activities - June 8th - Volunteers Needed:  PTA will be running last day of school field day activities for our learners to help celebrate the last day of school.  We request your help for this day of fun!  Please sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-field.  All help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you.

PTA Meeting, Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m.
This is the last PTA meeting of the school year - Mark your calendars now!  We will be voting on summer improvements to the playground, reviewing Puma Palooza, and voting on next year's budget.  Babysitting is provided for school age children free of charge during the meeting.  Hope to see you there!  For anyone interested who would like more information or has any questions, please feel free to contact Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com

Collections:  Thank you for submitting your Box Tops, Labels for Education and Tyson A+ Labels.  Those cents add up during the school year!  Remember to hand in all of your Labels for Education items as that program is ending after this school year.  Keep clipping and collecting Box Tops and Tyson A+ Labels throughout the summer to turn in next year.  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com

Shoparoo:  Shoparoo is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.  Don't forget to check your earnings tab for surveys to earn additional points!

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas

Community Flyers:
The following community groups and organizations have flyers on display on the rack outside of our office or are attached below:

- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts
- Waukesha Blazers Rookie Baseball & Girls Softball
- Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team
- HAWS kids 'n Critters Day Camp


Attachments:
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
Books and Barbers.png
2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer.pdf
Parents Place June 2016 Classes.pd
Mindful Parent-Happy Child June 21 & 28, 2016.pdf
Picking up the Pieces after Loss - June 27, 2016.pdf
Carroll Men¹s Basketball Summer Camp Brochure.pdf
BrunchBooksFlyer3rdannual.docx
Waukesha Pools Summer Program 2016.pdf
2016 summer Music Program.doc
YMCA Summer 2016 program.pdf
Summer Baseball Camps 2.pdf
UW 2016 STEM Camps and Youth Programs.pdf
St. Joseph's Medical Clinic.pdf
By Website Administrator on Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:33 AM
MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL:

Dear Puma Parents and Guardians,

Are you ready to ROAR with the Prairie Pumas???  We are currently in the process of recreating our mission and vision statement. Would you be interested in providing feedback on our work? If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Anderson. 

We have some exciting updates to share with you. First and foremost, all learners at Prairie have successfully completed the Forward Exam. We are proud of our learners for putting their best foot forward and showing everyone what they know.  Learners are now prepared to take the MAP assessment. Let us continue to motivate our learners to make their goals.

This week our K5 learners put on a Pawsome MOOSICAL. They did such a great job that they performed for the entire school at the end of the day today. 

We are approaching the time of year where we will begin to place learners in their respective classes for next year. If you have any ideas of the traits that will create the best learning conditions for your son/daughter, please contact Vicki Anderson or me.

Have a PAWSOME weekend and thank you for helping us C.L.I.M.B. the Mountain of Success. 

Upcoming Events:

5/23:  Grades 3 & 4 Music Concert
5/25:  Grade 3 to Art Museum and Discovery World
5/30: NO SCHOOL -  Memorial Day
6/1:  Grade 5 to Discovery World
        Grade 5 Graduation Celebration
6/2:  Grade 4 to Old World Wisconsin
        Grade 1 to Betty Brinn Museum
        Kindergarten to Green Meadow Farm   
6/6:  Kindergarten to Fox River Park
6/7:  Grade 4 to Capitol
        PTA Meeting
6/8:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!


DID YOU KNOW . . .

Moving over the summer?:  
If you already know of an upcoming move over the summer, please contact Mrs. Anderson in our office at 262-970-2205 or vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  If you are moving within the Waukesha area, we can facilitate your address and/or school change for you.  If you will be moving outside of Waukesha, we need to know what school your child will be attending next year to send their records.

Library books:  All library books are due back in the library by Thursday, May 26th.  Overdue and lost book notices have been sent home.  Those fees should be taken care of before the end of the school year.  Please contact Mr. Klager at 262-970-228 or dklager@waukesha.k12.wi.us with any questions.

End of Year Report Cards:  

This is just a reminder that parents can access end of year report cards through the parent portal on Infinite Campus.  Please try to access your Parent Portal to make sure you are able to log in.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Anderson at vanderso@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Report cards will only be available for viewing/printing in your account through the end of June.

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full.  It will still be available to them for use at school.   Please note that next year the first repair charge will also need to be paid before the iPad will be able to go home again.  

Summer Band Camp:  Attached below is a flyer on Summer Band Camp for students entering middle school next year.  The Butler site is only for students who will be attending Butler; the Horning site is for students attending Les Paul, Horning or STEM Saratoga next fall.  There is no cost for this year's program.  Additional questions may be directed to Pam Perry for Butler at 262-970-2925 or pperry@waukesha.k12.wi.us or Glen Lunde for Horning, Les Paul and Saratoga STEM at 262-970-3376 or glunde@waukesha.k12.wi.us.

Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for May & June:


  • Creative Play & Learn on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Kids Managing Anger on Mondays, May 2-23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Love & Logic, June 6, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Mindful Parent, Happy Child, June 21 & 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Picking up the Pieces after Loss, June 27, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Strong Willed Child on Tuesdays, June 7-21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

Brunch & Books:  
Horning Middle School is hosting its 3rd annual Brunch & Books on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   There will be free food and free new books for students, gently used books for families, slime making, face painting, educational games, fish for prizes, book reading, and much more.   Contact Information is Melanie Hernandez at 970-3391 or mhernand@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Reservations are requested by May 31st.  Their flyer is attached below.

City of Waukesha Summer Pool Program:  Swim the whole summer at the City of Waukesha Pools, Buchner Pool and Horeb Springs Aquatics Center, for as low as $22.00 per person when you purchase a resident group pass prior to June 2.  Group Pool Passes can be made up of any 5 people you want (family, friends, neighbors, etc.).  By purchasing your group membership now through June 2nd, not only can you take advantage of the low discounted rate, you also receive 5 free guest passes!

Group Basic Pass (5 people):  $108.00 for residents/$162.00 for non-residents
Group Ultimate Pass (5 people):  $127.00 for residents/$191.00 for non-residents
(Ultimate pool passes include unlimited slide use at Horeb Springs)

The City of Waukesha American Red Cross Swimming Lessons are taught by certified swim instructors.  Each session at Horeb Springs or Buchner Pool includes 9 classes:  $34.00 for residents/$51.00 for non-residents.

To buy a pool pass or register for swim classes please visit us at one of our City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry locations:

1.  WPRF Office, 1900 Aviation Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188

2.  Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Please contact us at (262)524-3737 or visit our website for more information www.waukesha-wi.gov/427

FROM YOUR PTA: 


Last Day of School - Field Day Activities - June 8th - Volunteers Needed:  PTA will be running last day of school field day activities for our learners to help celebrate the last day of school.  We request your help for this day of fun!  Please sign up using this link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-field
All help is greatly appreciated!  Thank you.

Puma Palooza & Book Fair:  Thank you to everyone who came out to the bookfair and Puma Palooza last week!  Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers - the event would not have been possible without you!  These events were a great success - Thank you!!


Highlights of PTA Meeting held Tuesday, May 10th:   Thank you to Mrs. Klassy for presenting on PTA funds put to good use!  It's always great to see how our staff put their PTA allocations to use.  PTA Board elections for the 2016-2017 school year were held.  The PTA Board Members for the 2016-2017 school year are Tera Nehring as President, Kristi Davis as President-Elect, Andrew Roberts as Treasurer and Patti Cooper as Secretary.  Thank you for your dedication to our PTA!  We have one last PTA meeting of the school year left on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. - Mark your calendars now!  We will be reviewing Puma Palooza and voting on next year's budget.  Babysitting is provided for school age children free of charge during the meeting.  Hope to see you there!  For anyone interested who would like more information or has any question, please feel free to contact Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com

Collections:  Keep clipping and collecting, the last collections deadline of this school year is TODAY!  Remember to hand in all of your Labels for Education items in May as that program is ending after this school year.  So please be sure to turn them in soon so we can turn them in for credit before it's too late!  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com.

Shoparoo: Shoparoo is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas

Community Flyers:
The following community groups and organizations have flyers on display on the rack outside of our office or are attached below:

- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts
- Waukesha Blazers Rookie Baseball & Girls Softball
- Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team
- HAWS kids 'n Critters Day Camp


Attachments:
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
YMCA 2016 Spring.pdf
Forward brochure for families.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
summer-school-flyer 2016.jpeg
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
Books and Barbers.png
Parents Place May 2016 Classes.pdf
Kids Managing Anger May 2016.pdf
2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer.pdf
Parents Place June 2016 Classes.pd
Mindful Parent-Happy Child June 21 & 28, 2016.pdf
Picking up the Pieces after Loss - June 27, 2016.pdf
2016 Plant Sale Flyer - rev 3-13-16 (1).pdf
Carroll Men¹s Basketball Summer Camp Brochure.pdf
BrunchBooksFlyer3rdannual.docx
Waukesha Pools Summer Program 2016.pdf
2016 summer Music Program.doc
By Website Administrator on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:14 PM
MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL:

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. 

On behalf of the staff, I can not thank you enough for the the strong showing of appreciation that we received this past week. The lunch provided by the PTA was more than satisfying. The creation of the Staff Appreciation Station in the hallway blew the minds of every staff member. The staff is excited and thankful for the donations that will help renovate the staff lounge this fall. Your families will always have a special place in our hearts. 

The Forward Exam is well under way here at Prairie. Please continue to encourage our learners to "Show What They Know". We know that we are laying the foundation for success not only in standardized testing but in making sure that our learners will be college and career ready. Our learners are going to change the world. 

Can you believe it, there is only one week until the Puma Palooza! I hope to see you there. 

Finally, I would like to wish all of the mothers, grandmothers, and guardians a Happy Mother's Day. Words can not express the love that you give to your children each and every day. This love carries over into our school and classrooms. We would not be PAWSOME without you. Enjoy your weekend. 


Upcoming Events:

5/3-13:  Forward Exam Testing for Grades 3-5
5/9:  Kindergarten to Sunset Playhouse
5/10:  PTA Meeting
5/12 & 13:  Book Fair
5/13:  PTA Puma Palooza
5/16:  New Kindergarten Meet & Greet
5/23:  Grades 3 & 4 Music Concert


DID YOU KNOW . . .

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full.  It will still be available to them for use at school.  Enrollment Office Updates for 2016-2017:  The School District of Waukesha Enrollment Department has begun taking enrollment applications for 2016-2017 new student enrollment, as well as School Choice/Inter-district Transfer applications.  Please review important district enrollment deadlines and guidelines.

2016-2017 New Student Enrollment:
New student enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year began on December 1, 2015.  If you have a child entering 4K, Kindergarten or a student currently attending a private/parochial school that needs to enroll for next school year, please stop by the District Enrollment Office.  To find out more information on the required documents for enrollment, please visit http://tinyurl.com/SDWEnrollment.   

The Enrollment Office is located at the Lindholm Building - Room 124, 222 Maple Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186.  Email: Enrollment@waukesha.k12.wi.us or call 262-970-1024.  The Enrollment Office is open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM,  no appointment is necessary.  However, if you need an earlier or later appointment time we are happy to schedule one.

Parents United:  Parents United is sponsoring the following two workshops, both at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  Both events are free but please email ediescott1950@zoho.com if you are interested in attending.  Flyers are also attached below.

  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma in Children & Adolescents on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for May & June:

  • Creative Play & Learn on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Positive & Negative Effects of Video Games on Tuesdays, May 3-17, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Kids Managing Anger on Mondays, May 2-23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Love & Logic, June 6, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Mindful Parent, Happy Child, June 21 & 28, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Picking up the Pieces after Loss, June 27, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Strong Willed Child on Tuesdays, June 7-21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

Brunch & Books:  
Horning Middle School is hosting its 3rd annual Brunch & Books on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   There will be free food and free new books for students, gently used books for families, slime making, face painting, educational games, fish for prizes, book reading, and much more.   Contact Information is Melanie Hernandez at 970-3391 or mhernand@waukesha.k12.wi.us.  Reservations are requested by May 31st.  Their flyer is attached below.

City of Waukesha Summer Pool Program:  
Swim the whole summer at the City of Waukesha Pools, Buchner Pool and Horeb Springs Aquatics Center, for as low as $22.00 per person when you purchase a resident group pass prior to June 2.  Group Pool Passes can be made up of any 5 people you want (family, friends, neighbors, etc.).  By purchasing your group membership now through June 2nd, not only can you take advantage of the low discounted rate, you also receive 5 free guest passes!

Group Basic Pass (5 people):  $108.00 for residents/$162.00 for non-residents
Group Ultimate Pass (5 people):  $127.00 for residents/$191.00 for non-residents
(Ultimate pool passes include unlimited slide use at Horeb Springs)

The City of Waukesha American Red Cross Swimming Lessons are taught by certified swim instructors.  Each session at Horeb Springs or Buchner Pool includes 9 classes:  $34.00 for residents/$51.00 for non-residents.

To buy a pool pass or register for swim classes please visit us at one of our City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry locations:

1.  WPRF Office, 1900 Aviation Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188

2.  Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Please contact us at (262)524-3737 or visit our website for more information www.waukesha-wi.gov/427


FROM YOUR PTA: 

Happy Staff Appreciation Week to all our staff at Prairie!  

SCRIP Orders DUE TODAY!  Make sure to turn them in or enter orders online today!  If you have any questions, please contact Tera Nehring at tera.nehring@yahoo.com

PTA Meeting - Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library
Come join in the discussions about PTA events and news from our school and the district.  Mrs. Klassy will be presenting on PTA funds put to good use!  We will be holding our PTA Board elections for the 2016-2017 school year.    We are still seeking a self nomination for the position of President Elect.   It is a two year term, one year as President Elect and the next year as President.  Serving on your PTA Board is a great way to be involved and meet lots of people at school.  The nominations for Treasurer are Andrew Roberts and Secretary are Kristi Davis and Patti Cooper who would like to serve as co-secretaries.  Thank you for your willingness to serve on the PTA Board!  Additionally, we will be reviewing this past month's events as well as discussing the many upcoming events leading to the end of the school year.  Can you believe it!  Babysitting is provided for school age children free of charge during the meeting.  Hope to see you there!  For anyone interested who would like more information or has any question, please feel free to contact Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com

Book Fair, Thurs. May 12th and Friday May 13th from 4 - 7:30 p.m. in Room 5, by the Kindergarten Rooms
It's Buy One - Get One Free!  It's a great way to stock up and get a jump start on your summer reading!  Can you volunteer to help:  please email stephaniejax1410@gmail.com or use sign-up genius:  

IT"S THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!
PUMA PALOOZA!!!
FRIDAY, MAY 13th from 6 - 8:30 p.m. 

We are welcoming the best of Waukesha to our backyard!  We invite you, your family, friends, neighbors and the community to Prairie for a night of FUN!  This event will go rain or shine - Lots of fun is planned at school for this event! 

  • Local organizations showcasing their activities, including J.K. Lee, Waukesha West H.S. Football & Cheerleading, Extreme Dance, and more! 
  • Inflatable fun, face painting, photo booth, dancing, and music by DJ Quinn! 
  • Concessions and local food vendors including Orange Leaf, Sunset Popcorn and Kona Ice.  
  • A silent auction with lots of awesome items and experiences to bid on!
This is our biggest fundraising event of the year!  Please plan to come join in the fun and bring your friends, family and neighbors too!  Purchase a $10 wristband for the entire evening of activities!  Concessions and photo booth available at an additional cost.  Spirit sticks available while supplies last.

To help make this event a success we need your help!  There are many ways to help :)  
  • Donate some of your time the day of the event to help set up, work a station, help clean up following the event.  We need lots of hands on deck to help to make this event a success!  Sign up at Sign Up Genius at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-puma
  • Make a Donation to our Auction!  We are currently collecting donations for our auction, so if you have an item or experience to donate, if you run a business or know someone who does and is willing to make a donation or an inquiry for a donation, please let us know.  Email Shannon Eckmann at shaneckmann@gmail.com.  Also, we are having each grade collect donations from families to build fun baskets for our auction; look for details coming home with your learners.  Any questions on the baskets, please email Kristi Davis at mamaofpi12@gmail.com.  
  • Help spread the word!  Share the event from our facebook page to yours! Invite your friends!  
  • Come Join the FUN on Friday, May 13th!!
Any questions about the event, please contact Shannon Eckmann at shaneckmann@gmail.com,Cheri Bonell at cherylbonell@gmail.com, Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com or Tera Nehring attera.nehring@yahoo.com

Collections:  Keep clipping and collecting, the last collections deadline of this school year will be Fri. May 20th.  Remember to hand in all of your Labels for Education items in May as that program is ending after this school year.  So please be sure to turn them in soon so we can turn them in for credit before it's too late!  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com

Shoparoo: Shoparoo is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas



Community Flyers:
The following community groups and organizations have flyers on display on the rack outside of our office or are attached below:

- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts
- Waukesha Blazers Rookie Baseball & Girls Softball
- Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team


Attachments:
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
YMCA 2016 Spring.pdf
Forward brochure for families.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
summer-school-flyer 2016.jpeg
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
Parents United 5-11-16 Understanding Trauma.pdf
Books and Barbers.png
Parents Place May 2016 Classes.pdf
Kids Managing Anger May 2016.pdf
Effects of Video Games May 2016.pdf
2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer.pdf
Parents Place June 2016 Classes.pd
Mindful Parent-Happy Child June 21 & 28, 2016.pdf
Picking up the Pieces after Loss - June 27, 2016.pdf
2016 Plant Sale Flyer - rev 3-13-16 (1).pdf
Carroll Men¹s Basketball Summer Camp Brochure.pdf
BrunchBooksFlyer3rdannual.docx
Waukesha Pools Summer Program 2016.pdf
By Website Administrator on Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:08 AM
MESSAGE FROM MR. GRIFFIN, PRINCIPAL:

Hello Parents and Guardians of our Pumas:

We had another great week here at Prairie Elementary School. We can not thank you enough for your support. 

Next week, the fourth graders will begin taking the Forward Assessment. Please make sure that your child is getting a good nights rest and a healthy breakfast each and every morning. We want our learners to be as mentally prepared as they can be. The slogan that we have is "Show What You Know"!!!

We are currently preparing to plan for grade level assignments for next year. If you have any input regarding your child,  please send that information to Mrs. Anderson or me via email.  Please do not request specific educators. We will take all of your information into consideration as we plan for next year. 

I want to encourage everyone to continue to help us with the drop-off and pick-up procedures before and after school.  Thank you for ensuring the safety of all of our learners. 


Upcoming Events:

4/29:  Marcus Ticket orders due
5/2:  PTA Culver's Night
5/2-6:  Staff Appreciation Week
5/3-13:  Forward Exam Testing for Grades 3-5
5/9:  Kindergarten to Sunset Playhouse
5/13:  PTA Puma Palooza
5/16:  New Kindergarten Meet & Greet



DID YOU KNOW . . .

School Fees:  Statements have been sent out to those families with unpaid school fees.  These fees may be paid through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or directly in our office.

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full.  It will still be available to them for use at school.  Enrollment Office Updates for 2016-2017:  The School District of Waukesha Enrollment Department has begun taking enrollment applications for 2016-2017 new student enrollment, as well as School Choice/Inter-district Transfer applications.  Please review important district enrollment deadlines and guidelines.

2016-2017 New Student Enrollment:
New student enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year began on December 1, 2015.  If you have a child entering 4K, Kindergarten or a student currently attending a private/parochial school that needs to enroll for next school year, please stop by the District Enrollment Office.  To find out more information on the required documents for enrollment, please visit http://tinyurl.com/SDWEnrollment.   

The Enrollment Office is located at the Lindholm Building - Room 124, 222 Maple Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186.  Email: Enrollment@waukesha.k12.wi.us or call 262-970-1024.  The Enrollment Office is open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM,  no appointment is necessary.  However, if you need an earlier or later appointment time we are happy to schedule one.

Parents United:  Parents United is sponsoring the following two workshops, both at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  Both events are free but please email ediescott1950@zoho.com if you are interested in attending.  Flyers are also attached below.

  • Building & Maintaining Peer Relationships on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma in Children & Adolescents on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for April/May:

  • Creative Play & Learn on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Positive & Negative Effects of Video Games on Tuesdays, May 3-17, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Kids Managing Anger on Mondays, May 2-23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

FROM YOUR PTA: 

Thank you to all who participated in the Donation Drive - You are Pawsome! We Exceeded Our Goal!

Culver's Night - Monday, May 2, from 5-8 p.m.
  Join us for dinner or ice cream!  Prairie PTA gets a percentage of all sales during that time period!

Marcus Movie Ticket Order Forms and $ Due TODAY April 29th
Don't forget to stock up on movie tickets for this summer at a discount and turn in your order forms and monies to school today.  Checks payable to Prairie PTA with your order form. Any questions, please contact Cathi Kinast at clkienast@att.net 

Staff Appreciation Week - Next Week May 2nd through May 6th
It's time to show our staff at Prairie how much we truly appreciate all that they do!  Send in your words and/or tokens of appreciation to our staff all week because they are Pawsome!  Look for more details on Monday :)

Book Fair, Thurs. May 12th and Friday May 13th from 4 - 7:30 p.m. Buy One - Get One Free!
It's a great way to plan for your summer reading!  Look for details coming home soon with your learners.

SAVE THE DATE!!! FRIDAY, MAY 13th from 6 - 8:30 p.m. - It's our biggest event of the year PUMA PALOOZA!
Lots of fun is planned here at school for this event, including local organizations showcasing their activities, inflatable fun, concessions, games, auction, dance party, etc.  This is our biggest fundraising event of the year.  Please plan to come join in the fun and bring your friends, family and neighbors too!  More information will be coming home with your learner soon!

To help make this event a success we need your help!  There are many ways to help :)  We are currently collecting donations for our auction, so if you run a business or know someone who does and are willing to make a donation or an inquiry for a donation, please let us know.  Email Shannon Eckmann atshaneckmann@gmail.com.  Also, we are having each grade collect donations from families to build fun baskets for our auction; look for details coming home with your learners.  Any questions on the baskets, please email Kristi Davis at mamaofpi12@gmail.com.  We will also need many volunteers to help run the event; look for a sign up genius coming soon!  Any questions about the event in general, please contact Shannon Eckmann at shaneckmann@gmail.com or Cheri Bonell at cherylbonell@gmail.com 

The planning committee will continue to meet Mondays at 7 p.m. at Culver's until the event is done.  Please join us in planning the fun, it's ok if you haven't made it yet, you are welcome any time.

Call for Volunteers for Open PTA Board Positions for 2016-2017
PTA is looking for volunteers to serve on next year's PTA Board - the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary need to be filled.  Nominations were accepted at the PTA meeting on Tuesday for Treasurer - Andy Roberts and Secretary - Kristi Davis & Patti Cooper as Co-Secretaries. Thank you for your willingness to serve on the PTA Board!  We are still seeking a self nomination for the position of President Elect.   It is a two year term, one year as President Elect and the next year as President.  Voting will take place at next month's PTA meeting on May 10th.  For anyone interested who would like more information or has any question, please feel free to contact Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com.  

Collections:  Keep clipping and collecting, the last collections deadline of this school year will be Fri. May 20th.  Remember to hand in all of your Labels for Education items in May as that program is ending after this school year.  So please be sure to turn them in soon so we can turn them in for credit before it's too late!  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com

Shoparoo:  If you are asking what is Shoparoo - it's one of the easiest fundraisers out there!  Just ask another user or a member of the board, for a referral and start your earnings strong - that way we get extra points for a new member.  Shoparoo is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas



Community Flyers:
The following community groups and organizations have flyers on display on the rack outside of our office or are attached below:

- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts
-- YMCA Winter Programs
- Waukesha North Softball Camps
- Waukesha Blazers Rookie Baseball & Girls Softball
- Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team
- Tri Star Basketball Skills Contest sponsored by Optimist Club 

Attachments:
Discover Support Group.pdf
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
YMCA 2016 Spring.pdf
Forward brochure for families.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
Warrior recruit letter-2016.pdf
summer-school-flyer 2016.jpeg
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
Parents United 5-3-16 Building & Maintaining Peer Relationships.pdf
Parents United 5-11-16 Understanding Trauma.pdf
Books and Barbers.png
Parents Place May 2016 Classes.pdf
Kids Managing Anger May 2016.pdf
Effects of Video Games May 2016.pdf2016YouthCampSoccerFlyer.pdf
By Website Administrator on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:26 AM
REMINDER - NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016


Upcoming Events:

4/23:  PTA Textile Recycling Day
4/25:  NO SCHOOL
4/27:  Grade 5 to Waukesha Water Utility
4/29:  Marcus Ticket orders due
5/9-13:  Forward Exam Testing for Grades 3-5
5/13:  PTA Puma Palooza



DID YOU KNOW . . .

Optimist Swim Team Party:  Due to lifeguard and pool availability the pizza/pool party will be Friday, April 22, from 5:30-7:30pm at West High School pool. .  The party is for immediate family members ONLY and is $2 per person to cover the cost of pizza and drinks.  Any questions, please call Kim Hubbard at 262-574-7617 or email at chbbrd03@gmail.com.

Wisconsin Forward Exam:  In the near future, our learners in grades 3-5 will be taking the Wisconsin Forward Exam.  This exam replaces last year's Badger Exam and the WKCE tests.  A schedule will be sent home with all our learners later this month.  We have attached the brochure from DPI with additional information for your review.  

School Fees:  Statements have been sent out to those families with unpaid school fees.  These fees may be paid through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or directly in our office.

iPad Repairs:  If your student is assessed a fee for an iPad repair, a statement will be sent to you.  This may also be paid through your Infinite Campus Portal or in our office.  If you have incurred a fee for a second repair incident, your child may not take their iPad home until those repair charges are paid in full.  It will still be available to them for use at school.  Enrollment Office Updates for 2016-2017:  The School District of Waukesha Enrollment Department has begun taking enrollment applications for 2016-2017 new student enrollment, as well as School Choice/Inter-district Transfer applications.  Please review important district enrollment deadlines and guidelines.

2016-2017 New Student Enrollment:
New student enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year began on December 1, 2015.  If you have a child entering 4K, Kindergarten or a student currently attending a private/parochial school that needs to enroll for next school year, please stop by the District Enrollment Office.  To be included in the 4K lottery, you will need to complete the enrollment process by January 29, 2016.  To find out more information on the required documents for enrollment, please visit http://tinyurl.com/SDWEnrollment.   

The Enrollment Office is located at the Lindholm Building - Room 124, 222 Maple Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186.  Email: Enrollment@waukesha.k12.wi.us or call 262-970-1024.  The Enrollment Office is open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM,  no appointment is necessary.  However, if you need an earlier or later appointment time we are happy to schedule one.

Parents United:  Parents United is sponsoring the following two workshops, both at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  Both events are free but please email ediescott1950@zoho.com if you are interested in attending.  Flyers are also attached below.

  • Building & Maintaining Peer Relationships on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Understanding the Impact of Trauma in Children & Adolescents on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Parent's Place Classes:  Below are the upcoming classes at Parent’s Place in Waukesha for April/May:

  • Love and Logic on Mondays, April 4-25 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Challenges on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • Creative Play & Learn on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Positive & Negative Effects of Video Games on Tuesdays, May 3-17, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Kids Managing Anger on Mondays, May 2-23 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Flyers are attached below.  

FROM YOUR PTA: 

Donation Drive Tomorrow!  Saturday, April 23rd  9 to 11 a.m. the Drive Thru is Open at School to collect your items!  Or leave a bag or bags by your mailbox before 10 a.m. Saturday for pick up in the surrounding neighborhoods - pick up to occur between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  If you would like a tax receipt for your donation - please use the drive thru option at school.  Please see the attachment at the bottom of this epost for details on what we can accept and what we cannot accept.  We still need help to staff this event and collect these donations.  If you can give even a 1/2 hour of your time it would be greatly appreciated.  Please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eada622a7f94-donation1  The company we are using will be giving us as much as $0.20 per pound for the donations, plus they upcycle or recycle all of the items to keep them out of our landfills.  Any questions, please contact Stephanie Hubbard at steph.s.hubbard@gmail.com

Rose Glen’s PTO is hosting the 56th Annual Chicken Barbecue at Rose Glen Elementary School this Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The event offers a delicious chicken dinner (with chicken roasted on the grill), concessions, a bake shop, games for the entire family (most just $1), prizes, free entertainment in the library/media center, and an amazing raffle (tickets just 50 cents/$1.00).  The raffle drawing begins at 5:00 p.m.  This is a wonderful community event filled with fun for families, and all proceeds that are raised go back to the school to help purchase books, classroom supplies and other things needed for the children.  Rose Glen PTO kindly thanks all families who are able to stop out and see us.   Prairie Families - this is a great event, fun for the whole family and a great way to support another school in our district.  We have also invited Rose Glen Families to join us at our up coming Carnival / Puma Palooza Event on May 13th.  Working together we can do even more for our schools!

Carnival Planning Committee Meeting, Monday, April 25th at 7 p.m. at Culver's
Carnival is coming up this May and is our biggest fundraiser of the school year.  Many volunteers are needed at each step to have a great event that raises funds and is fun for families.  Planning has been kicked off for this year's school Carnival, if you are interested in being part of the planning committee please email Shannon Eckmann at shaneckmann@gmail.com or Cheri Bonell at cherylbonell@gmail.com or simply come to out next meeting.  It's ok if you missed the first few meetings, we welcome all who can help in anyway!  

Marcus Movie Ticket Sales - NOW - April 29th
Information on the semi-annual Marcus Movie Ticket Sales should have come home in your learner's backpack.  Don't forget to turn in your orders by Friday, April 29th!  Checks payable to Prairie PTA with your order form.  It's a great way to stock up on movie tickets for the summer at a discount!  Any questions, please contact Cathi Kienast at clkienast@att.net 

Call for Volunteers for Open PTA Board Positions for 2016-2017
PTA is looking for volunteers to serve on next year's PTA Board - the offices of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary need to be filled.  Nominations were accepted at the PTA meeting on Tuesday for Treasurer - Andy Roberts and Secretary - Kristi Davis & Patti Cooper as Co-Secretaries. Thank you for your willingness to serve on the PTA Board!  We are still seeking a self nomination for the position of President Elect.   It is a two year term, one year as President Elect and the next year as President.  Voting will take place at next month's PTA meeting on May 10th.  For anyone interested who would like more information or has any question, please feel free to contact Carrie Dinwiddie at dinwiddiecl@gmail.com.  

Collections:  Keep clipping and collecting, the last collections deadline of this school year will be Friday, May 20th.  Remember to hand in all of your Labels for Education items in May as that program is ending after this school year.  Please be sure to turn them in soon so we can turn them in for credit before it's too late!  Any questions, please email Erica Kasseckert at ericak@wi.rr.com

Shoparoo:  If you are asking what is Shoparoo - it's one of the easiest fundraisers out there!  Just ask another user or a member of the board, for a referral and start your earnings strong - that way we get extra points for a new member.  Shoparoo is an easy, no cost fundraiser.  Simply download the free Shoparoo app to your phone and designate Prairie for your support, take photos of your shopping receipts, which will be awarded points and those points turn into dollars for Prairie.  For more information go to www.Shoparoo.com or download the Shoparoo app to your phone and start uploading your receipts to support Prairie Elementary.

PTA questions or comments welcome at any time, contact PTAPrairie@gmail.com  

Stay informed throughout the week and see some fun pics by liking us on Facebook at Prairie PTA Go Pumas

Community Flyers:
The following community groups and organizations have flyers on display on the rack outside of our office or are attached below:

- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts
-- YMCA Winter Programs
- Waukesha North Softball Camps
- Waukesha Blazers Rookie Baseball & Girls Softball
- Waukesha Xtreme Dance Team
- Tri Star Basketball Skills Contest sponsored by Optimist Club 

Attachments:
Discover Support Group.pdf
2016 Firebirds Pee Wee Registration Form.pdf
Tri Start Bball 2016 The Optimist Club of Waukesha.pdf
Prairie Be your Best 2016.pdf
YMCA 2016 Spring.pdf
Forward brochure for families.pdf
HAWS 2016 camp flyer.pdf
Donation Drive Info Sheet.pdf
Warrior recruit letter-2016.pdf
Love and Logic - 2016 April.pdf
Infant-Toddler Challenges 2016 April.pdf
Parents Place April 2016 On-Going Support Groups 3-9-16.docx
summer-school-flyer 2016.jpeg
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges5-8-Summer2016.pdf
SocialSkillsRetreatFlierAges9-12-Summer2016.pdf
2016 Waukesha South BB Summer Camp.pdf
Parents United 5-3-16 Building & Maintaining Peer Relationships.pdf
Parents United 5-11-16 Understanding Trauma.pdf
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Parents Place May 2016 Classes.pdf
Kids Managing Anger May 2016.pdf
Effects of Video Games May 2016.pdf


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