PTA WEEKLY PRESS Vol I, No 14. May 05, 2020.
Tue, May 5 9:30pm

Welcome to this Week’s PTA Weekly Press!

Vol I, No 14.  May 05, 2020.

Every Tuesday during the school year, you will find CP PTA related information in the PTA Weekly Press. These are this week’s items:


  1. Staff Appreciation Week is Coming May 11-15, 2020!
  2. PTA President-elect John Gieseker hosts conversation with Principal Chuang.
  3. Contact Info of PTA Board of Directors (plus list of new officers for 2020-2021)
  1. Staff Appreciation Week is Coming May 11-15, 2020!

Celebrate Staff & Teachers TLC and Efforts for our students!  Though we may be apart, we still want to recognize the amazing College Park staff and all that they do. We have the following activities planned:

A. Students Send Thank You Notes

During the week, starting May 11, please help your students send a special thank you to their teachers with a letter or drawing. They can use one of the worksheets attached, something they find online, or they can create their own. 

If your student decides to write a letter, consider answering one of these questions:

  • What do you appreciate most about your teacher?
  • What do you miss most about your teacher?
  • How has your teacher made distance learning fun? 

Teachers have been asked to create an online format for student submissions (e.g., Google Classroom, Padlet page, email, etc.). Each teacher will communicate their preference to their class by May 11.

B.  The PTA Fills the Fridge

In lieu of our traditional Farmer’s Market, the PTA has partnered with Daylight Foods to provide all College Park staff members with groceries and free delivery. With a full fridge of healthy foods, we hope to make their day a little brighter.

C.  Go the Extra Mile

If you, as an individual, or as a class, would like to do additional activities for your teacher, please feel free to do so. In addition, encourage your child to send notes of thanks to any and all staff members they choose.

 If you have any questions, please reach out to Shauna Lawry (


  1. PTA President-elect John Gieseker hosts conversation with Principal Chuang: Concerns of Parents and Students over Distance Learning: what’s working, what’s not working.

During last week’s web conference Annual Meeting of the PTA with over 40 attendees, CP principal and host PTA president-elect John Gieseker hosted Principal Chuang in a conversation about the concerns of parents and students over Distance Learning, about what’s working, what’s not working.  One penetrating question was how parents should instill the importance of being studious during this time of distance learning.  Some might say, “Beat it into them!”  The takeaway from Mr. Chuang?  Spend time bonding with them; don’t force them!  The conversation was based on questions parents presented and, it was fulfilling!

The meeting via Zoom was recorded but we need time to find it!!! 😊 Parents savvy with Zoom and tech contact any member of the Board to help, please:

  1. Contact Info PTA Board of Directors 2019-2020
  1. Principal:                            Steven Chuang <>
  2. President                          Jon Wu <>
  3. Executive VP                    Pinkey Tsang <>
  4. Secretary                          Doug Christini <>
  5. Treasurer                          Cathy Lin <chang1213@hotmail.comdo >
  6. Financial Secretary         Jennifer Li <>
  7. VP Membership              John Gieseker <>
  8. VP Programs                    Shauna Lawry <>
  9. VP Fundraising                Winnie Tungpagasit <>,
  10. Community Liaison         Connie Chang Chinchio <>
  11. Historian                           Theresa Shek <>
  12. Auditor                             Hsuan-Pei Lin <>,
  13. Parliamentarian              Allison Ng <>

Elected 2020-2021 PTA Officers:

President: John Gieseker

Exec VP: Pinkey Tsang

Treasurer: Cathy Lin

Secretary: Doug Cristini

Financial Secretary: Cathy Szeto

Programs: Shauna Lawry

Fundraising: Winnie Tungpagasit

Community Liaison: Otto Rodriguez-Batres 

Membership: Connie Chang

Historian: Theresa Shek

Auditor: Paul Willard 

Parliamentarian:  Drake Lobo (to be appointed by President-elected)


BONUS:  Correctly Name the CP Masked Mothers-first-responders-health -care-honorable people in the attached photo for a nice, fat, prize!!!