Volunteers are a vital part of our student's education. To volunteer in the school during the school year, an application must be completed online. All volunteers must receive clearance through the Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH) before volunteering. Clearance is granted for one school year only. Visit the website to complete the application. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 360.458.1900.
Student volunteers (students enrolled at RMS, YMS, or YHS) are also welcome to be volunteers at Prairie. Student volunteers need to complete a Prairie Student Volunteer Application, which outlines the expectations and responsibilities of a Student Volunteer. A student volunteer must be cleared and approved prior to volunteering. Visitors and Volunteers are not allowed on the playground. Contact our office for further details and pick up further information.
Parent-Teacher - Organization (PTO)
One way to get involved with your child’s education and school family is to become involved in the Prairie PTO. Our PTO is dedicated to promoting the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community. PTO board and membership meetings are held quarterly. Our PTO does not require a membership fee. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. PTO hosts many other fun family events/and activities throughout the year. They welcome new members at any time. Check our PTO’s page on our website for upcoming activities or ways to get involved.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad of Great Students) is a family and community education initiative. There are 2 primary goals of the Watch DOGS program.
- To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
- To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
- Students gain positive male role models.
- Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of a father or father figure will provide an additional deterrent to bullying, enhance a sense of security in the building, and will help to create an environment conducive to learning.
- Fathers get a glimpse of their students' everyday world and learn about the increasingly complex challenges and decisions today's youth are facing.
- Fathers gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student's life in three critical areas including academic performance, self-esteem, social behavior.
- The Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers provide real and important help for the teachers and the students.