From the Principal . . .
I'm Paula Peatrowsky, and it's my pleasure to welcome you to Prairie Wind Elementary via the World Wide Web. Prairie Wind is rich in diversity with students from many different cultures, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We share varied interests and talents and enjoy learning together and from each other.
The Prairie Wind staff is dedicated to providing quality education for our 700 plus students kindergarten through fifth grade. Our mission is to be a diverse partnership of students, staff, parents, and community committed to: fostering each child's full academic potential, building each child's self-esteem, and empowering each child to become a responsible, respectful, and contributing citizen.
We meet together regularly to plan and evaluate our progress through our EXCELS PLUS school improvement planning. Staff members attend in-services and workshops designed to keep them informed about effective teaching practices and current trends.
A vital component of our school is the support of our parents and community. Prairie Wind is fortunate to have many parent volunteers and a dedicated PTA who donate their time working with students and sponsoring school activities. The school setting is also enhanced because of the cooperative involvement of our very special Adopt-A-School Partners: Data Support Systems, Wal-Mart, Burger King, Hy-Vee, Blimpie’s, and Super Target.
Communication between home and school is very important. We will make every attempt to keep you informed through our school newsletter, flyers, our school sign, and our web site.
Thank you for visiting our web site. Please feel free to visit the school anytime.
Paula Peatrowsky, Principal