Category Archives: PTA

Get Your Trash Bag Orders in by Monday — Your Class Could Win a Popcorn and Popsicle Party!

Trash Bag Kids

If each student sells only 20 rolls or bundles of bags, Prairie’s profit will be $30,000! Classrooms having 100% participation or selling 100 bags will win a popcorn and popsicle party! *

Super Sellers
Any student who sells 20 or more rolls, or has $120 donation made on his or her behalf will:

  • Have his or her name announced to the entire school
  • Have his or her picture on the school lobby monitor
  • Be invited to a before-school donut party

Orders are due this Monday, Oct. 28. Distribution will take place on Friday, Nov. 8.

Questions? Please contact Scott Wissel at

*If your family decides not to sell trash bags this year, a $20 donation per student is suggested.

Download the Trash Bag Sale Flyer 2013

Looking for Trunk or Treat Volunteers and CANDY!

Trunk or TreatTrunk or Treat is Wednesday, October 30, and we need your help to make this a spooktacular event!

We need candy and lots of it. A barrel is set up in the entry way for your donations. The classroom that donates the most candy will receive a Krispy Kreme donut party, so remember to write your teacher’s name and grade on the bag.

We also need volunteers to hand out the candy, so get creative and decorate your trunk or tailgate. Volunteers please contact Shelley Asselin at

Your Donations for the Auction can Come in all Shapes and Sizes!

Hoedown Downtown

We need your help!

Please take a few minutes to see if you have or could solicit something that would fit into one of these categories as Prairie Auction items to help support your children’s education.

 Individual donations:  Do you have a talent, do you make something, do you own your own business? Would you like to make a personal donation of cash?

 Retail Donations: Any retail store gift certificates or donated items that you purchase, or get donated, contact us or drop them off in the office!

 Entertainment:  Do you have season tickets to the theater, sports events, musicals, zoo, pools, clubs?

Travel and Leisure:  Do you or someone you know own a vacation property, access to hotel stays, transferrable airline miles, or anything travel related to donate?

 Sports:  Do you have any sports memorabilia, signed or unsigned, camps, sideline passes, anything to do with sports?

Party Central: Are you are willing to host a party to donate at the auction or be a host home for the Progressive Dinner, please contact Amy Nunnelee!

 For all donations, please contact Tessie at or by phone at 913-638-7753 by October 15.

All donations must have a donation form with them. Thank you!

Art in the Garden is Friday

Friday, October 4, 4-6 p.m.
Prairie Garden

Bring the family and join us for Prairie’s UNIQUE Art in the Garden event – held in Prairie’s very own garden!

This event will feature many fun “hands-on” art projects for the kids, a food truck with dinner options for sale and great companionship with Prairie Families.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer at this wonderful event, please contact

We Need YOUR Help to Make the Prairie Pride 5K a Success!

We currently have well under 400 registrations for our upcoming 5K. We need over 700 registrations to make it a success. THE RACE IS A WEEK AWAY!

5K T-shirtEven if you can’t attend the event, you can still register for the race to support our school …and your registration gets you a free t-shirt!

The Prairie Pride 5K is our second biggest fundraiser — we listened to your requests and eliminated the door-to-door fundraisers — so please support this event to ensure that it is successful, and will continue for years to come!

To date, we have 10 -15 students registered per grade level.  We hope to have many more! To inspire Prairie families to register, we are doing the following:

  • We are offering a PIZZA PARTY for the class having the most student registrations!
  • If we reach our goal of 700 registrants Mr. Merfen will attend Prairie as a STUDENT for a day! He will sit in classrooms, go to specials, play at recess — do everything students do — for ONE FULL SCHOOL DAY!

Sign up today at to guarantee your free race t-shirt!

Please help make this a successful fundraising event. Show your support and register for the Prairie Pride 5K today!

If you have questions about the Prairie Pride 5K, please email

Why Join the Prairie PTA?

The Prairie PTA has a tradition of being a very active organization that benefits the children of Prairie. Through its active volunteer program, the PTA supports the library, garden and cultural activities — as well as providing help in the classrooms. There are more than 30 events and programs that allow you to become an active part of your child’s education. Membership is also the only way to obtain the all-school directory.

How to Join: 

Pay online at


Fill out the PTA Registration Form. Please make check to “Prairie PTA” and return to the school office.

Questions: Contact Tricia Stephens at