Annual Prairie Events

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‚Äč

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.

Prairie 5K and fun run

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.

Special guest day

For Special Guest Day students get to invite a guest along for a portion of the day.

Special Guest Day typically happens in the fall and overlaps the Book Fair.

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.

pancake breakfast

Usually held in November, 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 funds.

variety show

The Variety Show is a school-wide event where groups and individuals can audition to show their variety act on stage.

The Variety Show happens shortly after Winter Break and is fun for all ages.

annual auction

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"

kindergarten Round-up

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.

Poinsettia Sales

Between Thanksgiving and Winter Break the Prairie PTA offers beautiful holiday poinsettia's from a local nursery.

Orders are collected online and on paper forms sent home via students.

carnival

One of the most fun nights of the year, which every student looks forward to!

The Prairie Carnival is and all-school celebration that is hosted on school grounds, and features a ton of games and activities for students to enjoy.

field day

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

One-quarterly Preschool Events 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.

Prairie Programs

Room Parent

Support your child's teacher by managing party sign-ups, scheduling classroom volunteers, etc.

Library Volunteer

Monthly. Help the librarian restock shelves and check out books during your child's library time.

Lunch Helper

Help school staff monitor lunch time and provide help as needed.

Art Committee

Assist art teacher in displaying student artwork across all grade levels.

Health and Wellness/
Red Ribbon Week

Work alongside PE teacher to promote health and wellness, planned fitness programs, nutrition, etc.

Bakers/Hospitality

Bake for various needs such as teacher appreciation days and additional school needs throughout the year.

Buddy Program

Become a "buddy family" for a new-to-Prairie family. Answer questions about Prairie and help them feel right at home in their new school community.

Box Tops

Collect and submit box tops as instructed by the national box tops program.

Spirit Wear

Coordinate inventory plus promote and sell spirit wear products at events throughout the year and through our online Spirit Wear shop.

Trash Bag Sales

Coordinate the fall trash bag sale and pickup, maintain trash bag inventory throughout the year for ongoing sales in the office.

SCRIP Program

Manage, promote, and organize the annual winter and spring SCRIP gift card sales.

Snowball Project

Coordinate the Snowball Project with school staff and charitable organization.

Book Week

Coordinate Chat n' Chew and One Book, One School initiatives as part of "Book Week"

School Supply Kit Sales

Sync teacher supply lists with offerings from the supply kit provider and coordinate sales.

Watch D.O.G.S

Volunteer for a half or full day as a male role model for students. Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures are welcome. Participate in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.

it takes a village

join the fun

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”!

varied commitment levels

all are welcome

Whether you commit for an hour per year, or an hour per week, we have a volunteer role that is perfect for you!

make a difference

enhance education

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.

FAQ

Commonly Asked Questions

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: prairieelementary@gmail.com

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 prairieelementary@gmail.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! prairieelementary@gmail.com

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!

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