PTA Weekly Press Vol I, No. 5
Tue, Feb 11 11:47am

PTA General Assembly on Tuesday 2/18 at drop off (8:15am) in the Gym 

Come hear our Principal's Updates and PTA news.  And have coffee or tea & pastries with the Nominating Committee - they been busy working on the slate of candidates for the 2020-2021 PTA Board. 

 See the last item of this Weekly Press for the application form to be considered for a position on the PTA Board.  Get the inner satisfaction from doing all you can for your child(ren)!

 Kindness Project     

Kudos to our teacher, Mrs. Alicia Barry, leading a campus Kindness Project to coincide with Valentine's Day and Kindness Day this week. There is a large cardboard tree poster on the wall at the lunch court, close to the front gate. Students, parents, and staff are welcome to write kindness messages on post-its which are then attached to the tree. The message could be from kid to kid, kid to staff, parent to kid, parent to staff, staff to kids....and any other combination to express our gratitude. Sign up to volunteer in the morning: 

https://www.konstella.com/app/school/588d4108e4b0f58ddecd416d/signups/5e3da26de4b0fd79e373c7c9  

School Uniform H.O.P.E Project
Our College Park graduate, and Queenie’s son Ethan Hua has initiated the H.O.P.E project (Help Our Planet Earth) during Kindness Week. We are truly thankful for his dedication and contribution to our community.   See his attached Flyer and his message:

Has your child outgrown his/her school uniforms already?! Well we may have the next size up for your child. In the spirit of Campus Kindness Project, Collage Park is launching the H.O.P.E. uniforms initiative that collects gently used boys/girls school uniforms, and donating them back to the Collage Park community to meet your growing needs. So, if you need the next size up for your child, please send an e-mail to hopeschooluniforms@gmail.com with your request for clothes (gender, tops or bottoms, and size). Subject to availability, arrangements will be made for the clean uniforms to be picked up at the front office. If you have unneeded school uniforms and not want them to end up at the landfills, please donate them to H.O.P.E. (Help Our Planet Earth) and they will be washed and passed onto families who will appreciate them. Donations can be dropped off anytime during school hours at the front office.

FINAL WEEK -- Art & Science Day Workshop Leaders Needed

We need parent volunteers in all grades, but especially 3rd and 4th, to lead 45-minute workshops on any art- or science-related theme. Sign up by filling out the A&S Day Workshop Sign Up by Friday, February 14. If you're available but don't know what you want to do yet, sign up now and we can figure out specifics later! Please see Workshop Leader Announcement for additional details. Contact Joanne Joanne Adamkewicz on Konstella or at Joanne.Adamkewicz@gmail.com with any questions.
Forming Staff Appreciation Committee

A committee is forming now to plan staff appreciation week, May 11-14. Please contact Shauna Lawry (slawry@me.com or on Konstella) if you're available to help. Help us show the entire CP staff how much we care! 

 LAST CALL from Nominating Committee!

No later than Valentine’s Day - Fill out the attached PTA form and/or contact a member of the PTA Nominating Committee to be considered for election to a position on the College Park PTA Executive Board:

 Connie Chang Chinchio ccchinchio@gmail.com

Doug Christini dchristini@infinera.com

Victoria Pao victoriapao@yahoo.com  

 A strong, capable PTA Board is one of the key pillars of College Park’s success and many of the "old guard" are terming out this year or next.

 The PTA and FMS both rely upon parent leaders who work with the College Park faculty and staff to strengthen our school and to support our students. Those with a particular interest in financial accountability and sustainability will find several opportunities.

 While all Board positions are considered open by the Nominating Committee, the several positions may be open due to term limits or vacancies:

Executive VP

Auditor

Historian

Parliamentarian

Treasurer

 The PTA Board meets monthly on Wednesday mornings. If you are elected to the Board, you will be provided training by the 17th District PTA. I’ve attached role descriptions and the nomination form. 

College Park PTA Board of Directors 2019-2020 

  1. Principal                            Steven Chuang <schuang@smfc.k12.ca.us>
  2. President                          Jon Wu <jon@jwulaw.com>
  3. Executive VP                    Pinkey Tsang <pinkeytsang@gmail.com>
  4. Secretary                          Doug Christini <dchristini@infinera.com>
  5. Treasurer                          Cathy Lin <chang1213@hotmail.comdo >
  6. Financial Secretary         Jennifer Li <jen.rd.liao@gmail.com>
  7. VP Membership              John Gieseker <johng88@gmail.com>
  8. VP Programs                    Shauna Lawry <slawry@me.com>
  9. VP Fundraising                 Winnie Tungpagasit <wtungpagasit@gmail.com>,
  10. Community Liaison         Connie Chang Chinchio <ccchinchio@gmail.com>
  11. Historian                           Theresa Shek <tshek@yahoo.com>
  12. Auditor                             Hsuan-Pei Lin <hsuanpei@gmail.com>,
  13. Parliamentarian              Allison Ng <allison.renee.ng@gmail.com>