Prairie PTO Blog, Oct. 2020


Please head over to the Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT (MTK) to update your family information for your child(ren) regarding current grade and teacher


Throughout the year the PTO would normally sponsor several staff appreciation events. While this year may seem different from previous ones, we would like to continue to show the staff how much we appreciate all their hard work. If at any time throughout the year you would like to donate to the Staff Appreciation Committee Fund, please feel free to do so. We will use the money for each of these events to purchase gift cards and/or actual gifts for the teachers. When school does resume in person, we will evaluate what we will be doing for the staff.

Our first staff appreciation event is Family Educator Conferences. Every year, with the help of Prairie families, the PTO would usually provide dinner, dessert, and beverages for the staff members during conferences. This year, even though we are having conferences remotely, we still would like to show the staff how much we appreciate all their hard work by purchasing $15 electronic gift cards for each. If you would like to donate money toward the purchase of gift cards, please head over to the Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT. If you have any questions, please reach out to the PTO.


Dear Families:
You are invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from October 5th- 18! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
You will love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
•    Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
•    All orders ship direct to home
•    FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
•    All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our BOOK FAIR HOMEPAGE and click Shop Now.

Happy reading,
The Book Fair Committee 
Karen Abrams and Tiffany Fishbein 


THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOX TOPS IS HERE. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earning online. Your school's earnings are automatically updated online. Super easy to use! And no more clipping or forgetting to send in Box Tops to school! Don't worry–We still are accepting cut-out Box Tops, as well!


We have added a new committee position this year to help plan Dinner Nights Out. This is where we select a restaurant to go to on a specific day and our PTO receives back a percentage of the profits. We would like to have a few Dinner Nights Out throughout the year and would like a couple of parents to volunteer to help plan these events. Head over to the Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT if you are interested in volunteering.


We still will produce a yearbook for the kids this year! We would like to have one or more parents who are interested in helping sign up on our Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT.


All Prairie PTO forms–including volunteer sign-up forms, PTO purchases, and volunteer opportunities–are included in the Prairie PTO Membership Toolkit. Please make sure you have an UPDATED Membership Toolkit account with the correct teacher/grade for your student. Is your student a 1st grader, or is your family new to Prairie School? Please make sure you create your Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT account today.

Please "like" our Prairie PTO Facebook Page to stay up-to-date on all the exciting PTO information throughout the year. Also, please share this page with other Prairie families to keep everyone in the know!

We are so appreciative of our Prairie volunteers!

Please sign up today on Prairie PTO MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT to volunteer.