Your support matters
As a parent, you are automatically members of the PTO- so, we welcome you or welcome you back! The PTO focuses on enriching the experience at CP for all students, providing support to teachers, and providing opportunities for our school community to come together throughout the school year.
For example, in recent years the PTO partially or entirely paid for:
Field trips to the Museum of American Revolutionary War and Gettysburg, visits from children’s book authors, illustrators and food science educators, and supplies for the school garden instructor (over $4,500);
In-school programs for each grade, including programs by Civil War re-enactors, and the McCarter Theater (over $20,000);
Teacher and Room Parent support including the purchase of books, materials and supplies for classroom use as well as special class events and school equipment (over $6,500);
Numerous free CP community-building events such as the Fall and Spring Picnics, Spring Recital, the Art Show, the Science Fair and Field Day (over $3,500);
Back-to-School folders and school supplies, student planners and T-shirts for each child and staff member (over $2,000);
Summer camp experiences for approximately 47 CP students via the Parker Bear Fund (over $7,000). The Parker Bear Fund Fund assists CP students and families in financial need by subsidizing enrichment opportunities, such as after-school clubs and summer camp.
…and much, much more. These events and enrichment activities are what make CP such a dynamic, egalitarian and nurturing learning community for all of our children.
None of it can happen without your support. The PTO is a partnership between parents and the school. For the current school year, the PTO must raise $39,685 – almost $100 for each child enrolled at CP – simply to maintain current programs. We do this through multiple fundraising activities but one very important way is through direct donations from parents and caregivers.
The suggested donation is $40 for each child attending CP. Please give as much or as little as you can. For payment, you have a few options:
Check payable to CP PTO and submit in the PTO mailbox (be sure to note if your employer matches contributions)
See konstella announcement and donate there
Swipe your card on Back to School Night (9/13/18) in the CP lobby.
Paypal - link below.