Prairie Ridge Elementary
Karen Spencer, Principal
Sue Valler, Secretary
Phone: (269) 337-0630
Fax: (269) 337-0610
2294 S. Ninth St.,
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Begins: 8:41 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 8:53 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:46 p.m.
Half day Dismissal:
Parent involvement is key to the success of the school and students' academics. There is a variety of ways for parents to get involved; for example, with our PTO and School Improvement Team. These groups continually look for ways to improve Prairie Ridge Elementary. In addition, parents can also become:
- Guest readers
- Playground supervisors
- Classroom helpers
- Contributors of "wish list" classroom supplies
Parent Teacher Organization
You can start by joining us at our monthly meetings, every third Monday of the month at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Free childcare provided.
Participate in one of our committees:
Fundraising – to raise funds and fulfill our PTO goals through the Spring Carnival, flower sales, Fall fundraising sale, school spirit merchandise
Communications – responsible for community awareness, marketing, web site maintenance, PTO communications, and public relations for Prairie Ridge.
Hospitality – to host our PTO sponsored school events.
Membership/volunteers – to maintain the school directory, keep a volunteer database, organize room parents and oversee the PTO nominating committee.
Academics – planning for events directly related to our child’s education; Pride assemblies, math and literacy nights, book swaps, and testing proctors.
Philanthropy – create and act on initiatives that support our community through the annual Soup Bowl event, teacher wish tree, community donations, and family-child resources.
School Improvement Team
The School Improvement Team helps keep the school on track by analyzing our student achievement data and then developing a plan for continuous school improvement. Learn more about the Strategic Planning Expectations and Prairie Ridge's School Improvement Plan.
All students at Prairie Ridge Elementary work together to do their P.A.R.T.~ Personal best, Active listening, Respect each other, and Truth and trust.
Individual and Class Cougar Cards are handed out to individuals and classes who are setting a great example of doing their PART!
Truth and Trust
Please visit our dedicated site Prairie Ridge Website