Welcome back to all returning families and a special greeting to the new Kindergarten parents and to the new families to the community! I hope you all had a great summer and you are ready to dive into a new school year. We are so lucky to have a fabulous group of teachers and staff that are so dedicated to guiding our children through their elementary school experience.
I am excited to serve as the Prairie Ridge PTO President for the 2013-2014 school year. My name is Laura Douglas and I have been involved with the PTO within Prairie Ridge for going on 4 years in different capacities. I have a 3rd grader in Mrs. Hamblin’s class and a little guy who is 19 months.
The PTO works together throughout the year to organize activities to support our children and teachers. This is accomplished through student/family events and fundraising. Our goal for this year is to continue supporting programs directly benefiting our students. We would like to bring back the Avid4Adventure Program (fundraisers must be successful), expand the knowledge and use of the iPads the teachers have been given this year, and be able to award grants to our teachers. In order to reach our goal we need parent participation. We would like to invite all of you to attend our meetings and join our email distribution list. We meet once a trimester to discuss events, plan fundraisers, and share ideas. This is a wonderful way to find out what is happening at our school from the PTO's perspective. Emails will be sent approximately every 2 weeks to keep everyone up to date on School/PTO functions and/or information pertaining to the school. The distribution list from last year has been deleted to make sure we maintain a current list. Please fill out the form below if you would like to participate.
We encourage you to get involved not only with the PTO but with individual classrooms as well! Everything the PTO does is based on volunteers and we are always looking for help. We will implement a new volunteer incentive program this year. For every hour you volunteer with the PTO, Teacher, or Staff, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Every trimester we will draw a name.
Thank you, in advance, for helping our children with an exciting and successful year! We look forward to working with all our parents and encourage you to contact us with your ideas! Our email address and phone number is on the inside of your child’s Thursday folders. We are also on Facebook under Prairie Ridge PTO.
Laura Douglas, PREL PTO President