Wanted: 2013-2014 PSO Officers/Team Leaders. PSO Meeting May 8th in the Art Room at 9am. Click here to learn more!
All PCCS parents and staff are members of the Parent Staff Organization. We foster community and support the school to fulfill the mission and vision of PCCS. We achieve this through communication, coordination of volunteers, school community development and financial means.
What does the PSO do?
We foster community and we support the school to fulfill its mission and vision.
How does the PSO do it?
We achieve these goals through our teams, which are made up of parents and staff as well as through various grant and scholarship programs. Learn more about our teams.
Why does the PSO do all of this?
The PSO is all about encouraging a sense of commitment to each other in order to make our school a healthy community and to help us all understand who we are and our uniqueness as a charter school with an integrated environmental curriculum.
PSO Officer Profiles
Kristy Miller - President
Growing up, my family always enjoyed camping and the outdoors. I have many childhood memories of playing in Illinois’ open spaces and of paddling Minnesota’s lakes, so PCCS’s emphasis on the outdoors and conservation is a natural fit for my children. My oldest son will finish his PCCS career this year, and his brother will be in fourth grade. My daughter is anxiously awaiting her turn to join the PCCS community as well. In addition to volunteering at school and in the community, I am an avid reader and will travel almost anywhere.
Becky Hunter – Vice President
I love being the mom of three boys, two at PCCS (4th and 2nd grades) and one in preschool eagerly awaiting his turn to join the Prairie Crossing community. In addition to watching their latest athletic pursuit or insect discovery, I love reading, wilderness camping, spending time in the garden, and singing. We find PCCS a great fit for our family as we desire that our boys integrate their learning into “real world” care for others and the environment. I am eager for this year on PSO. Let us know how we can help you get connected here at school!
Christine Palmer – Treasurer
Our family was drawn to PCCS because of its small class size, environmental philosophy and the ability for older and younger students to work together. My son and daughter, both in fourth grade, are entering their third year at PCCS. Free time, while scarce, is spent reading, baking and card-making. I look forward to a productive year on the PSO board.
Laura Psimaras – Reporter
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