About the PTO


What is a PTO?
We are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, and friends working together to reach our goals:
  • To assist in serving the total school community toward the betterment of the educational process within Prairie Ridge
  • To serve as a liaison for improved school and community relations
Wait there’s more!
  • Did you know that that the Prairie Ridge PTO hosts the Ice Cream Social, School Open House, Book Fairs, and Annual Spring Carnival? 
  • We also coordinate teacher meals during conferences, and support Literacy Night and Art Night.
  • Did you know that money we raise helps fund field trips, classroom supplies, 5th Grade Graduation, and assemblies?
  • Of course the PTO recognizes our hard working teachers and support-staff during Appreciation Week.
Why?
When parents get involved in their children's education, grades go up, test scores go up, children become more likely to pass and to attend better schools after high school, they have fewer discipline problems, and they're less likely to use drugs and alcohol.

How?
We need you to help reach these goals. Volunteer! Volunteering doesn't mean a huge time commitment. And whatever your time schedule and interests we have need of you. We have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day, or that don't even involve coming to the school at all.

One easy way you can support your child’s school is by enrolling in the many community reward programs available. We currently are enrolled in:
  • Meijer Community Rewards
  • Harding’s e-Script
  • Target RED CARD
These businesses give back a portion of your sales to your school, all you have to do is sign-up and swipe your card with every purchase. Registrations available in the office.

We also have an affiliate link to AMAZON.com where a portion of all your Amazon purchases go to the school. https://sites.google.com/a/prairieridgepto.org/home/funds-for-the-school/amazon-associate-program


Are you ready to join in the fun?
You can start by joining us at a meeting. The PTO typically meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the upstairs library. Free childcare and refreshments are available.

You can participate in:
  • Event planning
  • Budget Decisions
  • Goal setting
  • Helping set up, run or clean up events
  • Becoming a board member

We can’t wait to see you!

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