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Dear Prairie Wind Families and Friends,

It is hard to believe we are approaching the last week of our 2017-18 school year. On behalf of our entire Prairie Wind team we thank you all for the incredible contributions you have brought to our school community this year. Together we have accomplished much and shared experiences that will have a lasting impact in years to come. A heartfelt thanks for volunteering in the classrooms, chaperoning field trips, organizing events, attending events to support our children, serving on committees, sharing your talents, supporting our work in countless ways, and providing the resources to bring quality learning experiences for PW children! I had the opportunity to attend Central High School graduation on Friday and was reminded that our collective efforts at PW begin the future student pathway to successful completion of their educational journey. It won’t be long and we will soon celebrate future PW students walking across the stage to receive their high school diplomas! 

Last week our PW team and students participated in Promotion Day!  All students had a fun experience with future grade level staff and shared their “favorites” together. A fun experience for our students and staff to make connections which will serve in a smooth transition for next year.  Look forward to student favorite “highlights” during our fall Open House. You will receive a welcome letter from me in mid-August with information surrounding your child’s next year’s placement, followed by a welcome greeting from your child’s teacher.

As our 6th grade students transition to McCormick we wish families and students a wonderful journey to Jr. High and we certainly appreciate the experiences we shared with each of our 6th grade students.

A few end of the year details to share:

Monday, June 5th, all PW students and staff will participate in Field Day. K-3 students are scheduled to begin at  9:00 AM, and 4-6th graders will follow beginning at 1:00 PM. Feel free to come and assist or enjoy our fun!

Tuesday, June 6th, PW student’s last day with student release at 10:30 AM.  We will celebrate and recognize our students and staff during a brief awards ceremony in the gymnasium from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Please enjoy water and park slides this summer, but let’s ensure we stay clear of the academic summer slide and lose essential skills and learning that we gained this school year. It is vital to summer learning exposure. Your child’s teacher has shared with you some summer reading and math opportunities for your child to participate in throughout the summer months. We encourage you to enjoy sharing in the learning fun and we will look forward to celebrating and recognizing students for their summer efforts next fall.  Be sure to stay tuned to our website over the summer as I will plan to post beginning of the year information for you to review.

Finally, I wish to extend my warmest gratitude for assisting in making our first year together a successful one filled with many special memories. The quality teaching, learning, and partnering with families that exists at PW is amazing!  I hope you each have a wonderful summer and thank you for sharing your children with us!  They bring so much joy to our days!

 Best Regards,

Lisa Weigel, Principal 

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