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Prairie Ridge Elementary

Picture                Prairie Ridge Elementary                Picture

 

Contact: 
Karen Spencer, Principal
Sue Valler, Secretary

Phone:   (269) 337-0630
Fax:       (269) 337-0610

Location:
2294 S. Ninth St.,
Kalamazoo, MI  49009

Lunch Menu

PTO

Hours: 
Full Day
Begins:  8:41 a.m.

Tardy Bell:  8:53 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:46 p.m.

Half day Dismissal:
11:56 a.m.

Parent Involvement

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
  • Tutors 
  • 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!

Personal Best
Active Listening
Respect
Truth and Trust

Please visit our dedicated site  Prairie Ridge Website