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Because of your generous donations, this event if FREE, but you must SIGN-UP. Click the link below to do so.


Volunteer at PTE!

WE NEED YOU! Below is a link to a form asking for volunteers througout the school year. Help can be done on a lunch hour, after school or at home. Just check what you're interested in and we'll contact you. No pressure, we promise.

But, DON'T FORGET YOU NEED A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK ON FILE, click here to sign in to your myCCS account.

For questions: Thanks for your interest!


Cafeteria Volunteers Needed!

Looking for an easy way to see your kids during the day? Volunteering as a Lunch Room Helper is a great opportunity to see what's going on during their day and requires very little time commitment. All that is needed is a couple hours of your time to help kids open their drinks and snacks, get napkins, and help the little ones throw away their trash. Please click here to sign up or email Tricia Back at to have your name added to your Lunch Room Helpers list. This is a very important job within our school that we really need all the help we can get! Thanks for your support!    


Hawk Milers Recess Club

Hawk Milers is our Recess Walking/Running Club. This fun PTO program encourages students to exercise during recess. Parents count the laps and student compete for participation points. You can take part in the fun by helping us count laps and cheer on the kids around the track. Most love this volunteer position because they are short, outdoor shifts and younger siblings can come along. It's also a great way to see your kid(s) in the middle of the day. Please follow this link to sign up. For questions, email the PTO Wellness Team by clicking here.


Birthday Book Club

The Prairie Trace Media Center sponsors a Birthday Book program for our students. The Club has been created to honor students for their birthdays while contributing money to help purchase new books.  Participating students get to choose a brand-new hardbound book from the Birthday Book collection during the month of their birthday. The school will then place a book plate inside the cover with the child’s name and birthday printed on the plate. For more details and to join the Book Club, click here.



Does Your Child Wish to Bike to School?

Students who wish to bike to school need a bike permit. Parents may choose to allow students in grades 3-5 ride to school alone, but please remember that there are NO crossing guards. Students in grades K-2 must have a PARENT accompany the students on their ride to and from school. Click below for a bike permit application and a more detailed explanation of our bike safety rules.


PTO Directors' Expense Reimbursement Forms

These forms are to be completed and returned to the Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer


Forms Available Upon Request

Tax forms are available upon request from the Treasurer of the Prairie Trace PTO at




Box Tops Contest!

PTE families start gathering all the box tops you have saved over the summer. The first contest starts Sept. 12 and ends Sept. 19. Teachers will send forms home with students, but if you want to get started or need more than one sheet please use this form. If the entire school collects 7,000 Box Tops then everyone will win an extra recess. The CLASS who brings in the most Box Tops will earn a ring pop treat and the Box Tops trophy. Please no expired box tops. For questions, email


Box Tops Collection Form



Media Center Needs Volunteers

Calling all Media Center Volunteers. Want to see your child during the day and learn more about books? Volunteer in the Media Center. Parents will be asked to assist students, collect and shelve books and help with occasional special projects. Times are flexible. If you missed the sign up at Meet the Teacher Night, email Michelle Hagemann or Denise Dragash for more information.

Please come to the media center on Thurs, Sept 1 from 12:15-1pm for training. We’ll show you what you need to know. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Help Wanted!!

Now is the time to get more involved. We are still looking for a couple more people to join the PTO Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 school year. Are you organized? The volunteers director is perfect for you as is the media center director. And if you've ever wanted to get more involved in the day to day action, becoming a Vice President is right up your alley. Grab a friend and tag-team a job together. It’s really not as intimidating as it sounds. Click below for more information. Feel free to contact us at

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