P.I.E.C.E. (which stands for People Involved in Expanding Children's Education) is the parent-teacher group at Prairieland Elementary. We are organized and maintained by parent volunteers. Our mission is simple:
- To promote an atmosphere in which children can pursue academic excellence, develop self-esteem, and attain full potential as individuals.
To nurture a spirit of unity, honesty, fairness, and integrity among the students, parents, school (faculty, staff and administrators), and the community.
To serve as a non-profit organization whose proceeds are spent for the welfare of the students and school.
To serve as a coordinating body and means of communication between parents, teachers and faculty to inform members of current P.I.E.C.E. educational programs and policies.
All parents of Prairieland students are already members of P.I.E.C.E. We invite and encourage you to become involved in supporting our school!
We all want our children’s school experience to be the best it can be. Parent volunteers and teachers at Prairieland Elementary have teamed up to provide the high-quality educational environment our kids deserve. We hope you’ll join in this year!
What we do: Coordinate Box Tops collections; remit Box Tops to sponsor; reward winning classes
What we do: Coordinate games, food, and activities for the annual carnival; hire and work with vendors; organize admission and prepaid tickets
Homecoming Parade Float
What we do: Build a float to represent Prairieland in the NCWHS homecoming parade
What we do: Assist IMC with volunteer coordination.
Rachel Schlipmann and Michelle Starkey
What we do: Host the annual outdoor Movie Night
Michelle Whitehead and Maggie Evans
What we do: Assist faculty in providing rewards for positive behavior incentives
What we do: Coordinate raffle and raffle ticket sales
Room Parent Coordinator
What we do: Organize room parent volunteers for holiday parties and other activities to support classroom teachers
What we do: Gather grade supply lists from teachers; collect orders; distribute school kits
What we do: Collect/place/distribute orders
Shauna Pattelli and Jamie Rucker
What we do: Coordinate activities for various appreciation and recognition events for faculty
What we do: Coordinate the phone directory
Trunk or Treat
What we do: Coordinate the Trunk or Treat Halloween events
What we do: Help new families become familiar with P.I.E.C.E. activities and volunteer opportunities
What we do: Coordinate the sale of the Prairieland yearbook; take photos at events
Hearing Committee: Jodi Pomis, Natalie Perrone, Michelle Starkey, Elizabeth McMorris, and Rachel Schlipmann
Auditing Committee: Dan Schlipmann, Tim Jorczak, vacant
P.I.E.C.E. meetings are held in the K-2 Commons, usually on the second Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. Free child care is provided at every meeting for ages 2 and up. (Please do not send snacks.)
Everyone is welcome! Attending P.I.E.C.E. meetings is an easy way to become more directly involved with your child’s school experience, and to meet other Prairieland parents. There is no pressure to sign up for anything — we’re just glad to see you!
Meeting dates for 2018-2019:
(No January meeting)
Sonya Stremming, 1999-2000
Mary Stover, 2000-01
Pearlie Magee, 2001-02
John Sines, 2002-03
Peg Modglin, 2003-04
Dayna Brown, 2004-05
Tracy Sherman, 2005-06
Stephanie Gillam, 2006-07
Lisa Matchett, 2007-08
Erin Estabrook, 2008-09
Sarah Breeden, 2009-10
Lisa Albaugh, 2010-11
Jennifer Patton 2011 - 2013
Natasha Taylor 2013-2014
Dione Jenkins 2014-2016
Jodi Pomis 2016-2018