gift campaign

Our GOAL is to raise $20,000 

thorough our Soar Like a Hawk Campaign.

We are asking for a one-time donation of $50 per student.

You will be investing in the students, staff and school community by giving. 

 Soar like a hawk is the largest single fundraiser this school year!

The funds raised supply the items necessary to enrich your child’s education above and beyond the funds provided by the school district. And since no outside vendors are used, 100% of the funds stay within the school.

Each year, this campaign is responsible for $20,000 of our total budget. Please help us reach that goal. We are asking for a one-time donation of $50 per student for the 2017-18 school year.

All donations are tax deductible and can be matched by many employers.
This year’s deadline is September 1. To be successful, we need every family to participate.

Please click the DONATE button on the right to donate online via PayPal/Credit Card. You may also send in a check made payable to "Prairie Trace PTO" by using the form at right. 

Please help our students soar!

For any quesitons, please email


Please click below if you need a printable copy of the Soar Like a Hawk Flyer or Donation Form.

Soar Like a Hawk Donation/Payment Form

If you are paying by Check or would like a receipt, please complete this form. Instructions are included for payment. If you are paying via PayPal/Credit Card, please click the Donate button on this page.



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

No Cost Field Trips

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

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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.

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Tile the School with Your Child's Art 

It's time to order your Legacy Tile. This is a wonderful way for your child to leave a lasting impression at school. Their Legacy Tile (a wall tile designed by your child) will be permanently installed in a hallway at Prairie Trace. All the information and materials are included in an envelope that is sent home in the spring.