PTO raises funds to support teachers and students by holding our annual Soar Like a Hawk Gift Campaign and by selling Spirit Wear, holding Retail Family Nights and other events such as Carnvial and Book Fair. We also partner with corporations who give us money for patronizing their stores through our Corporate Partners program. 

You can help by supporting these events throughout the year and at the beginning of the year, donate to the Soar Like a Hawk Campaign. Press the 'DONATE' button at right. Read more about Soar Like a Hawk here

Why do we fundraise?


The Prairie Trace PTO raises funds throughout the year to enhance curriculum and grade level programs, support staff's professional development, and provide support to teachers that directly benefits students. Last year, we raised more than $20,000 in the Soar Like a Hawk Campaign.  ALL OF THE FUNDS WE RAISE GO DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL!

What's in it for you and the kids? 

Class Fall/Valentine's Day Parties

Speakers and Special Guests

Grandperson’s Event

Community Service and Giving

Kindy 500

Family Fun Events

5th Grade Recognition and Festivities

Hawk Milers Running/Walking Club

Back to School Night

Book Fair

Chat-N-Chew Book Club

Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Outreach to New Families

Hoosier Hysteria 4th Grade Event

Family Retail Nights

Spirit Wear

Legacy Tiles

School Directory

Box Tops Contests

Head Classroom Parents

Anti-Bullying and Anti-Drug Programs

Volunteers for media center and classrooms

Support to student groups/clubs


Where Your Money Goes


  • Corporate Partners (Box Tops/Kroger/AmazonSmile)
  • Soar Like a Hawk gift campaign
  • Book Fair
  • Silent Auction
  • Retail Family Nights
  • Spirit Wear



PTE Directed

  • Administrative (student services/teachers/professional development)
  • Grade Level Enrichment
  • Core Curiculum Support (literacy/social studies/math/science/welness)
  • Classroom Enrichment (resource teachers/technology/magazines/5th grade recognition)
  • Specials Enrichment (art/music/PE/media)


PTO Directed 

  • Appreciation (family/staff appreciation/back to school and fun events)
  • PTO Expenses (programs/events/serices/administrative costs/field trips)




pie chard 2017
based on the 2017-18 budget
Box top Logos



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 PTE Spirit Wear will be available at the Gathering on the Prairie.  Show your PTE spirit and stock up on gifts for family. The Spirit Wear window is only open a few times a year.  Don’t miss out!  

Corporate Partners

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Click below to find out more about how you can raise money for Prairie Trace by shopping at the following corporate partners.