Frequently Asked Questions

 

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This is where I will post the Q & A concerning our school.  See below with each dated entry.

A few updates:
January 9th
 
What will the school be doing next as a big focus?
There are a few things that are taking place the early part of the year including:
  • School-Wide assessments in PALS (4K – 2nd grade) as well as MAPS for grades 2-5.
  • School-Wide Service Learning Projects where our students are learning and doing something about a need in the community based out of our Character focus.
  • End of Quarter – will be January 20th – No School. Marking the half way point in the school year.
  • Late February – Parent-Teacher Conferences  Feb. 22-23-24th.
September 21st
What are some upcoming events happening at PPE?
  • Parent Curriculum Night – Sept. 29th 5:30-6:30 PM – for parents to better understand how to help their child in school and conversations with teachers about what is most important and how they can help their student succeed!
  • Fall Carnival – Oct. 14th .  6-8 PM.  Join us for food, crafts, games, contests, prizes and even a Magician!
  • The Marathon – donate $26.20, Read for 26 minutes, walk 26 miles – goes through Oct. 21st.  All donations go towards new technology and furniture in the library.
  • Parent – Teacher Conferences – Oct. 26th -27th – 28th.

When should I keep my child home sick?  See the attached flyer to help you.  The goal is great attendance but we also need to take care of our little ones to get them here healthy and happy.  A few key pieces – 1 – No fevers.  2- Ask yourself – are they getting better at school or do they need rest and home?  3 – Are they at risk of getting other children sick?  4 – If you decide to keep your child home, call 262-359-2159 and leave a message – who, what symptoms, and what teacher.

What is the Parent Curriculum Night all about?  The idea of this came from several thoughts and we have several goals.  Do you as a parent feel confident helping your child study?  Do you the best way to communicate with the teacher?  Do you know the routines of your student’s day?  Are you ever confused with how we teach “these days” vs. when you were in 3rd grade?  Do you know what is the top priorities of your teacher?  Come that night to learn more.  we have two 1/2 sessions to give parents more understanding to do a great job at home and how to support your child’s learning.

 
August 16th.
 
Getting off to a great start…. read this !  This information helps with many topics ranging from lunches, bus pick up, registration costs and medical matters. 
 
Where do I go if I decide to drive my student to school click here to see how drop off procedures go.
 
When is the first day of school?  Thursday, September 1st.  Students will go directly to their classrooms when the bell rings. 
 
Where can I find the school supply list?  click here!
 
Do I need to do anything now to enroll my child for the upcoming school year?  YES!  Every parent must enroll their child for the upcoming school year by going online to Infinite Campus.  Click here for more information.  We want to make sure each child gets assigned to a classroom and that we have all updated information for your contact to keep you informed!
 
What time does school get out on Fridays?  This year school will get out at 12:46 pm on Fridays!  Please make sure you have afterschool arrangements made.
 
What do I need to do NOW – to get ready for school?
1. Enroll on line – see above.
2. Arrange Before or After School Care
3. Get School Supplies
4. Check frequently on our school Facebook page or website for periodic updates.
5. Note the dates – Open House – August 31st – Wednesday night. – First day of school is Thursday, Sept. 1st.
 
How will I be informed as a parent?  We have several avenues to keep a parent informed and engaged.  The best results come when the school and families are on the same page.  We will do this through the following approaches:
 
1 – School Facebook page – provided periodic pictures, announcements and updates:  Search for Pleasant Prairie Elementary School and  “Like”. This is good for emergencies, last minutes announcements such as school closings, and also for seeing what a week look likes inside the school!
2 – School website – this resource is for families and the community to get forms, see events, and learn more of our school.  Also look under the various tabs for PARENTS, and other areas to help with resources for your student and family.
3 – Monday Academic Newsletters – each Monday, teachers will be sending home a weekly newsletter that helps parents know what to do for that week and how they can help their child succeed. We all live busy lives with children and it helps to juggle the schedule to see what is due and when to help keep things in order.
4 – Phone calls – I will make periodic phone calls home to say hello and to highlight a few things and events.  I do this for all families here and there to make sure you know my voice and to also keep it personal. 
5 – emails – Feel free to email teachers and staff.  On our website click on the tabs Classrooms or Contact to find the emails and keep in touch. This is great way to communicate as the teachers are teaching and they will reply when they have an open time to do so.
6 – Call the school.  Our main office number is 262-359-2104. 
 
Stay connected!