Join us throughout the year as a guest or volunteer for these treasured events and programs
IMPORTANT! Due to COVID-19 modifications, these guidelines are subject to change for the 2020-2021 school year. Please stay tuned for correspondence from Principal Jones.
Art in the Garden is a long-standing Prairie tradition where adult volunteers coordinate interactive art stations for all students.
This event is held after school and families are encouraged to attend and experience creating installation art together.
The Prairie 5K and Fun Run is one of the largest fundraisers held annually.
It's a large, community-centered event where Prairie families and individuals from outside of Prairie can come together to participate, sponsor and enjoy being active together.
For Special Guest Day, students get to invite a guest along for a portion of the day to experience their daily life at Prairie.
Special Guest Day typically happens in the fall and overlaps the Book Fair.
Prairie hosts two Scholastic Book Fairs: Spring and Fall. Both are held in the Gym.
Students get to attend the book fair with their class but may also attend the fair before and after school with parent permission.
Usually held once per semester, the Pancake Breakfast is a fun and quick way for Prairie families to drop by for breakfast before school begins.
All proceeds raised from the Pancake Breakfast go straight to the PTA's general fund.
The Variety Show is a school-wide event where groups and individuals can show their variety act on stage.
The Variety Show happens shortly after Winter Break and is fun for all ages.
Planned and coordinated by the Prairie Fund, the annual Auction is by far Prairie's largest fundraiser of the year.
It's an adults only night that includes a live auction, silent auction items, and the ever-popular "Fund a Need."
Held in the spring, Kindergarten Round-Up provides a chance for incoming Kindergarten families to meet our Principal, Kindergarten Teachers and other incoming families.
This event is hosted by the PTA in conjunction with Prairie Staff.
Between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, the Prairie PTA offers beautiful holiday poinsettia's from a local nursery.
Poinsettias are available for order the first week of November until Thanksgiving break. Orders are collected online and on paper forms sent home via students. Plants are available for pick-up following Thanksgiving break.
One of the most fun nights of the year, and one that every student looks forward to!
The Prairie Carnival is an all-school celebration that is hosted on school grounds and features a ton of games and activities for students to enjoy.
Lace up your favorite tennis shoes for another student-favorite! Field day is an outdoor, all-day event where each grade has a chance to participate in many games and activities.
Field Day is hosted by the school in conjunction with PTA support and volunteers.
Preschool Events are typically held 2-4 times per year and are designed to provide young children with fun activities that help familiarize them with a structured school environment.
These events are free and open to students who live in the community surrounding Prairie.
Need a kid-free night for holiday shopping? The Holiday Movie Night is your chance for your kids to have a supervised and snack-filled holiday movie with their friends, and you get to cross some things off of your “to do” list.
Lace up your dancing shoes! This annual event is for the ladies at Prairie and their fathers, or another special man in their life. Good music, good times and good snacks are guaranteed.
A night of science, tech, engineering, art and math that cannot be missed! Join us for demonstrations by Prairie parents in the S.T.E.A.M. industries and exciting hands-on experiments.
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclimaed program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home with a new theme each year.
An annual school-wide Sock and Underwear drive that benefits the SMAC Clothing Exchange.
The truth is, hosting many events such as these takes a significant amount of support from Prairie families and the community. We couldn’t do it without our “village”!
Whether you commit for an hour per year, or an hour per week, we have a volunteer role that is perfect for you!
Volunteering at Prairie, and through the PTA, is one of the most impactful ways to enhance the education of your child and other children at Prairie.
Volunteering is easy! Watch our weekly PTA Newsletter for opportunities, or send us an email and we can help you find a role that works for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
No problem. We have various events during the school year that are on the weekends, or are during the evening. We also have several behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities. Email us at email@example.com to inquire.
Absolutely! We have so many opportunities that vary greatly, we would be happy to chat and help find a role that is perfect for you and your schedule. Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. We understand that not everyone is able to volunteer. We also understand that many parents still want to contribute. We’ve created a way for you to donate towards the PTA, which directly goes towards annual programming at Prairie.
No. It takes every volunteer available throughout the year to host as many events and activities as we do. All parents/guardians are welcome to sign up!