East Prairie School Educational Foundation

Enriching learning while creating memories for all East Prairie School Students, Families, Staff, Alumni and Community

News and Events

Congratulations to Giselle Gube!

2023-2024 EPS Foundation Trustees & Officers

In June 2023, we will be voting on new EPS Foundation Trustees and Officers for the 2023-2024 School Year.  

Please contact the EPS Foundation if you are interested in joining or for more information.

The Foundation at a Glance

About the Foundation

Our Mission

Acquire and distribute resources for programs and projects aimed at enhancing or supplementing learning opportunities for students, staff, alumni and community of East Prairie School District #73.

Our Goal

Enriching learning while creating memories that last forever.

How We Do It

We fund specific requests through Grants to the school and award a scholarship each year through the Plotkin Scholarship Fund.

Help Make a Difference for EPS Students

All funding is raised through our fundraisers and donations!

Thank you to all that supported our Domino's "Slice the Price" Fundraiser!  

We sold 202 cards and raised $1,535.00! 

Thank you to co-chairs Lynn Nelson and Barb Stephens for all of your hard work.

If you missed the fundraiser, it's not too late to support the Foundation.

All donations are used to enhance the education of our EPS students.  So far this year, we have purchased a tuba and xylophone, paid for a 3rd-grade in-school field trip, purchased books for the Young Author's program, are funding the new poster maker printer for the school, and paid for the 8th grade musical "The Jungle Book" materials and licensing fees.

Donations can be made by cash or check through the school office or online through our PayPal Giving Fund accounts.
Purchase a personalized brick for in front of the school!


Grants awarded to date include Annual Programs supporting current curriculum, Specialty Programs, Classroom Equipment, Field Trips, and more.

Annual Programs

Science, History, Reading/Writing, and Art/Music Programs including Magnet Makers, Young Authors, and History Bee

"Thank you for sponsoring our Dig-It!  We worked like real geologists when we panned for gemstones in the sand!"

"Thank you for the Lewis and Clark grant.  We all learned a lot.  All of us liked the video.  I liked the beef jerky."

"I want to thank you for letting the scientist come to our room and let her show us so many cool projects like when we put on these 3-D glasses and got to see the rainbow colors all around!"

"Thank you, so very much, for our hardcover Young Author books.  They  make all the difference in the big writing project, and really give the students a bigger sense of accomplishment.  Whenever the books are delivered to the classroom, the students are always overwhelmed with excitement.  The enthusiasm for writing on this project is unreal."

Specialty Programs

Musical, Debate, FUTURES Unlimited, Dance Choreography, Fishing, Anti-Bullying BMX Assembly, and the NED Show Yo-Yos

"Thank you for affording us the opportunity to have a professional actress come in to teach our students improv.  They had a wonderful time and learned a lot of great techniques!"

Classroom Equipment

Xylophone, Tuba, Digital cameras, piano, microphones, projectors, weather station and playground

"Thank you for purchasing BookFlix.  It is a great resource for our classrooms."

Field Trips and Buses

White Pines, Emily Oaks, Holocaust Museum, and Chicago Architecture Tour

"Going to the show was an experience that I will be remembering forever.  Thank you for sending us on a great trip."

Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom is near the main entrance to East Prairie School and includes seating and grass areas plus a slate board for use in classroom instruction.

"The outdoor classroom is awesome!  We look forward to being outside in such a great area for learning! Thank you!

Thank You Notes

Thank you notes from students!

These additional educational opportunities make a difference between a very good school system and an excellent one!