Parent & Community Involvement

Parent, guardian, and family engagement is important in supporting the success of Prairie Ridge Elementary students. Accordingly, there are many ways for families to get involved with Prairie Ridge Elementary.

School Accountability Committee

Our School Accountability Committee reviews school data, goals, and provides feedback on the School Unified Improvement Plan. Each school is responsible for establishing a School Accountability Committee (SAC) to:

  • Recommend priorities for spending school funds
  • Make recommendations concerning the preparation of a School Performance Plan
  • Discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding the School Performance Plan.

Members of the Prairie Ridge SAC:

  • Amy Schiers (teacher)
  • Karl Makela (parent)
  • Brett Felz (PTO)
  • Carole Oliphant (Principal)
  • Jeff Berger (parent and local business owner)
  • Melissa Lettis (Dean)
  • Brad Nolan (parent)
  • Renee Boehnke (parent)

2022-2023 Meeting Dates:

  • September 19, 2022
  • January 23, 2023
  • May 22, 2023

Parent Volunteers

Community support is a vital element to student success. We are fortunate to have dedicated people who provide many hours of support to our students through volunteerism.

There are many opportunities for volunteering in our school. School volunteering possibilities include:

  • classrooms
  • library
  • specials classes (art, music, PE)
  • school events
  • PTO activities
  • enrichment classes

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these areas, contact your child/ren’s teacher or the school office at 720-494-3641.

Recent News

Take a look at some of our recent news.

May 16, 2024

2024 St. Vrain 4.0+ Grads Around the World

We are preparing our students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage and cultivating a drive for learning and continued growth.  See where our 4.0+ graduates are attending college in the fall. APEX Homeschool ProgramGenevieve CarterSedona ParsonsSarah RingeonGarrett SchmokerIan Wicht Erie High SchoolLauren AdamsBrianna AdamsMaya BallMichaelis BarelaMaritza BarriosAshlie BellowsTeagan BischoffDawson BlileyMaria BogdanJacob […]

May 15, 2024

Prairie Ridge Elementary Kindergarteners Embrace Learning Through Seed Planting

Kindergarten students at Prairie Ridge Elementary delved into the wonders of plant life cycles through an engaging seed planting unit, enhancing their understanding of nature and sparking their curiosity. “We were inspired to incorporate seed planting into our curriculum as it gives students firsthand experiences with the plant life cycle,” shared Katy Pelenis, Kindergarten teacher […]

April 30, 2024

Career Elevation and Technology Center’s Annual Plant Sale Returns for 2024

Join us in supporting our Agricultural Sciences program at the Career Elevation and Technology Center’s annual plant sale. This event, a beloved community tradition and a culmination of the year-long efforts of St. Vrain’s agriscience students, showcases the program’s focus on providing students with hands-on experience and leadership development in agricultural careers. Students have cultivated […]

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