Involvement & Support

Visit our volunteer page or contact Shannon Laffond to get involved with any of these activities.

Back to School Lunchroom Volunteers
Help students come in off the playground, wash their hands, get into the correct lines to go into the cafeteria, enter their lunch pin number, and find their table.

Picture Day Helpers
Assist photographers by distributing forms and managing student lines. Short shifts are available for both Picture and Retake Days.

Art Room Volunteers
Help our art teacher hang or arrange displays, prepare supplies for upcoming projects, etc. Flexible hours throughout the school year. Easy and fun!

Library Volunteers
Assist with book check-out, re-shelving, laminating, and book production. Working in the Library requires a 2/month commitment.

Hearing & Vision Screening Helpers
Assist health professionals in hearing and vision testing of students. Many short shifts available over a few days.

Help from Home
Different events may need help with phone calls, data entry, cutting, pasting, assembling, covering books, etc. You’ll get emails; choose what interests you.

Classroom Parent
Works with PTO and teachers to communicate and share information about special events and volunteer opportunities with parents. Room parents may also welcome new students and families, plan or coordinate as requested by the teacher, and is a contact for parents and teachers with PTO inquiries.

Curriculum Advisory Council
Here’s your opportunity to give input into the Eden Prairie Schools’ curriculum. The Eden Prairie Schools Curriculum Advisory Council (CAC) provides review and comment on district-wide educational standards, curriculum, and program evaluations. If you’re interested in participating on the CAC, please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at (952) 975-7159. You may apply at any time. Positions are filled as there are openings. If more people apply than openings available, selection of committee members will ensure that the membership reflects site representation and the diversity of the district. Learn more

Community Ed Advisory Council
Are you interested in making recommendations about policies, programs, and the budget for Eden Prairie Community Education? If so, consider joining the Community Education Advisory Council, an active task-oriented group that helps determine what resources could be utilized to meet the needs and interests of community members. The group is composed of a cross-section of the community representing students, parents, businesses, human service agencies, singles, non-parents, churches, senior citizens, and others interested in Community Education. It meets five times a year, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. generally on the third Wednesday of September, November, January, March and May. Learn more

Dream Big Classroom Grants
The staff at Prairie View uses PTO donations for many Special Grant items or projects. Here are some examples: Guitars for the music program, Lego sets for many different grades, Movie screen and projector in the cafeteria, Classroom books, Phy Ed equipment, Library mural

Parent Resource Library
Books on various parenting issues are available in our Parent Resource Library located in the Media Center (check with the media secretary). These books are available to be checked out by any Prairie View parent during school hours, at PTO meetings, and during conferences. If you have suggestions for titles that you would like to see included, please write down the title and author and give it to the Associate Principal in the office.

Spirit Wear
Our students, staff and parents look great in red and black and love to show their school spirit! Our Spirit Gear Chair identifies vendors and coordinates how and when to offer these items at Prairie View.

PTO Cares
This is a new position that we are creating for this school year. We would like to show our appreciation for our wonderful volunteers and staff at Prairie View. This position would take the form of writing thank you notes, birthday, sympathy cards for our staff, recognizing retirements, etc. This is something that could be done from home with a group of friends or you could coordinate with a classroom.