How do I get involved?

Getting involved is simple. Just contact your child's classroom teacher or visit our Sign Up Genius link . You can figure out together what might be a good fit for your special interests when it comes to donating your time and talents to Prairie Creek, and how you might direct financial and gift donations to the school.

Kick off the school year: Volunteer

During the Back-to-School Social that Prairie Creek hosts on the Thursday before Labor Day weekend,  you can meet our Volunteer Coordinators, ask questions about volunteering and pick up the required Background Check form.

What can I do to help?

There are so many possibilities, and we welcome them all. Here are some suggestions:

  • Spend one of your lunch breaks each month at school serving lunch for the kids (see more info on the Lunch Program page)
  • Spend time in your child’s classroom \ working with students as they read, do math games, and construct personal projects
  • Set up or take down tables and chairs at a special school event (typically held in the evenings)
  • Chaperone a field trip
  • Whip up a dozen cookies for Curriculum Night or fix a main dish for teachers during conferences
  • Be the main contact person to help direct a social event such as Art Night or Graduation. Never done this before?
    No worries—details and instructions will be provided for you, with plenty of support from veteran parents
  • Join the school board, or serve with other parents on a committee that interests you
  • Be an “expert” in a theme when it comes up in a classroom, and share your hobby or training
  • Knit, crochet, or woodwork with a small group of children interested in learning these skills
  • Lead a book group, and get an earful of Prairie Creekers’ literary opinions
  • Mentor a fifth grader’s Honors Project, and experience the thrill and fulfillment of helping a graduating Prairie Creeker bring their schooling to fruition in oral, written, and visual presentations

Volunteering builds community

The other parents you serve lunch beside, chaperone a field trip with, or bid against at the Annual Auction are the ones you will likely be friends with for many, many years to come. If you're feeling disconnected from the Prairie Creek community, if you're new to the school, if you'd like to strengthen your child's social bonds—please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher and, together, figuring out the right fit for your time and talents at school.