PTA Updates
Tue, Dec 17 9:28pm

PTA December Press 12.17.2019

Literacy Week Thank You!

College Park witnessed yet another special event last week - Literacy Week!   Like the typical CP success story, there were many, many moving parts and special recognition and thanks go these generous tender, loving, caring heroic parents: 

Planning Committee co-chairs: Allison Ng, Cynthia Dang and Vicki Pao

Community Readers Coordinators: Carmen Quaresma & Grace Ang

Panda Poet Pin Designer: Joyce Ng

Community Readers Reception Coordinator: Lara Heisler

Community Readers Reception Donations: Alice Kang, Annie Chau, Catherine Middlen, Dorothy Cheung, Joyce Wong, Shauna Lawry & Stephanie Zheng

Book Giveaway Volunteers: Grace Ang, Joyce Ng, Noelle Chard, Shauna Lawry & Theresa Shek 

Our students loved the PTA Friday Book giveaway because “we could choose the book to read rather than be read a book and maybe get bored.”  Still, a common response was “I liked being read to by parents and teachers - especially teachers from another classroom!” That was touching.  

Special thanks to the PTA Vice President of Programs, Shauna Lawry for her leadership ensuring success of all programs!

Fundraising Results

“Thank you” to all families supporting our Restaurant Fundraisers: PTA raised $467.47 last Wednesday at Yayoi; and $457.35 from Rise Pizza last September. The total amount raised year to date is $1,014.82

Panda Parties

$20,604.00 has come from Panda Parties!  Hope everyone has been having fun at these fundraising/community-building gatherings. To continue to help us reach the $30,000 goal, we still have lots of panda parties available until the end of the year. View and buy parties: https://collegeparkelementary.myschoolcentral.com/

Fall Drive

We received a total $171,489.64 in PTA donation/Fall Drive which is 75.9% of our goal of $226,000 ($500/student x 452 students)  Thank you CP families for the amazing support and effort in making College Park a truly excellent learning place!  For those that did not get a chance to donate yet, although the Fall Drive is over, our PTA still needs your support.  Whether you can give $50 or $5,000, each dollar makes a difference. Any donation amount prior to the end of the school year is appreciated.  Also, please do not forget to check if you qualify for corporate matching on our website. https://www.collegeparkpta.com/donate

Incredible work led by the PTA Vice President of Fundraising Winnie Tungpagasit and her team! Thank you so much! 

PTA Press

Starting January 2020 PTA will post a Weekly PTA Press via Konstella every Tuesday.  The idea is to consolidate School-Wide announcements. Contact PTA Executive VP Pinkey Tsang to submit a post to share with the school (see PTA website for contact info), or see attached instructions. 

College Park Panda Logo:

Kudos to our teachers organizing a new set of “Panda” clipart doing various “actions”. They are used around campus and classrooms, in homework folders and pop tickets. PTA will print the attached logo on our Spirit Wear that will go on sale in 2020.

Save the date: Jan 24, 2020 PTA General Assembly + SEL workshop:

Come to PTA General Assembly on January 24th 2020 at 6:30pm. We will host a Social Emotional Learning workshop for Parents; as well as child care will be provided for K-5th students. 

The PTA Board of Directors wish Everyone Happy Holidays. Before you leave campus, put a book in the Little Free Library outside the CP office, as well as the Little Free Library outside the south wall of the gym facing Indian Avenue.  Please, another parting plea: do not cut school – not to lengthen Holidays, not to visit relatives, not even just a half day to see Santa! We are a California Distinguished School and one of the five elements of the Distinguished School Award is exemplary attendance!