Toy Drive

For our December community service event, Prairie Ridge PTO will be organizing a TOY DRIVE benefiting Shawnee Community Services. Shawnee Community Services hosts an annual holiday party for families they serve and people line up for blocks to see Santa and get a toy. We will be collecting toys for them to hand out at the party. All toys should be in the $8-10 range, gender-neutral, for ages 3-11, and be unwrapped. They have also requested no weapons (i.e. nerf guns, etc). For more information about this organization visit

Students can also sign up to help sort and wrap the presents on TUESDAY, December 12th from 3:45-4:45pm. Please note that our younger students (K and 1st grade) will need to be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. All students will need to be signed out by an adult at the end of the activity unless other arrangements have been made in advance. The event will start with a brief introduction to the organization as well as how our work will make an impact. We hope students are able to draw a connection to the “why” we serve while we participate in the hands-on activity.

Sign up for our December community service event:

Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off

Our Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, October 14th from 6:00-8:00 pm!

🎃 All family members are invited to attend. We will have family games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more!

Click here to purchase a $20 family ticket.

🧡 Come taste some chili and vote for your favorite – and enter the contest if you would like! We will also be hosting a bake sale for any families that would like to donate deserts.

Click here to enter into the chili contest.

Click here to donate dessert items for bake sale.

🍪🍕 Pizza, drinks, and dessert will be available for a small fee.


We are off to a wonderful start for our Lap-A-Thon! Don’t forget to create your account and send at least one pledge to earn a blow pop!

What is Lap-A-Thon? Lap-A-Thon is our fall fundraiser for Prairie Ridge PTO. On September 22nd each class will get a chance to have a fun run outside of the school. For each lap run the student will get a bracelet. They can run as many or as few laps as they like during their selected time period. At the end they are treated to a popsicle. As part of Lap-A-Thon each student will receive a free school t-shirt from the PTO that they can wear on school spirit days and on school field trips.

Lap-A-Thon donations: In lieu of having school sales drives to raise money, we ask that families (and friends) donate what they can to make the PTO school programming possible. On average the PTO spends $80 per year per student. Asking for donations is how we make that spending possible.

Who benefits from your donation? 100% of our proceeds go to support the Prairie Ridge Elementary PTO, which provides a free school shirt to every student, teacher meals for conferences and holidays, classroom supplies, Enhanced Teacher Curriculum (ETC), Makerspace, school events, teacher grants, field trips and more.

Help us reach our fundraising goal of $15,000! The suggested donation is $50 but any amount is welcome.

Donating is easy! Using your computer’s browser:

· Go to

· Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

· Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

· Follow the instructions to register Runner(s) and add family and friends

If parents would like to come and watch or volunteer to help, can they? Yes, you are welcome to come and cheer on your child. The link to volunteer is below. Since we use the parking lots for the run, it is best to walk to PRE or park on a side street, but parking will be limited.

2023 Lap-A-Thon Sign-up

What should my child wear? Please have your child wear their all school shirt that they will bring home today! They should also wear comfy shorts and tennis shoes.

Lap-a-thon Schedule:

Car Loop

2nd Grade Car Loop (Fri. 9:10 am – 9:40 am)

3rd Grade Car Loop (Fri. 9:45 am – 10:15 am)

4th Grade Car Loop (Fri. 11:00 am – 11:30 am)

5th Grade Car Loop (Fri. 11:35 am – 12:05 pm)

Bus Loop

Hoover/ Goetsch Bus Loop (Fri. 9:00 am – 9:30 am)

Peterson/ Robertson Bus Loop (Fri. 10:00 am – 10:30 am)

1st Grade Bus Loop (Fri. 10:50 am – 11:20 am)

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