Get your running shoes on!  It’s time for LAP-A-THON our most important fundraiser of the year.  This year we are using PledgeStar online fundraising to make online payments easier and to allow you the option to request pledges from family and friends.  It’s easy and schools who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!

What is Lap-A-Thon? Lap-A-Thon is our fall fundraiser for Prairie Ridge PTO.  On September 17th 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 spirt 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 http://pledgestar.com/prairie
  • 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

Using your Android or Apple phone or tablet:

  • Go to your device’s App Store and search for “PledgeStar” to download the Family App, or go to:  https://pledgestar.com/prairie/downloadapp.html
  • On the home screen enter your event code: “prairie” to locate your event
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register Runner(s) and add family and friends

We also accept PayPal (prefamilies@gmail.com) and checks made payable to PRE PTO (please send checks to school in an envelope marked PRE LAP-A-THON).  Please do not send cash.

All donations are tax deductible.