Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:30 pm CP Library: Last PTA meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Sat, May 18 1:31pm

Come to the last PTA meeting of the year and validate the energetic pulse of the school created by heart-warming teachers/staff/administers and parents of our amazing public school!  Mingle with the a ... [More]

End the year with the best party in town! This Saturday, May 18!

Thu, May 16 10:14pm

Celebrate the school year with the most lively Panda Party of the year! Sip Waxwing Wines, while grooving to live music played by College Park's own live band! Hear hits from the 80s and 90s, like Mat ... [More]

End-of-Year Hoedown Party! RSVP by tomorrow MAY 16

Wed, May 15 1:44pm

Hello College Park Families!   Thanks to all of you who have responded! If you'd like to submit your opinion and make the party happen, please fill out the following survey by TOMORROW MAY 16 to help ... [More]

Saturday, 5/18, Panda Party -- College Park Live Band Playing 1980s and 90s Hits!

Sun, May 12 10:48am

Join us for next Saturday's Panda Party featuring College Park's own live band! Come out and support the band and our school! We still have lots of space, so round up your friends!   College Park's ow ... [More]

Rummage Sale Donation Collections-more dates!

Fri, May 10 4:50pm

Thank you to those who have already dropped off donations for the Rummage Sale! By now, most of you should have seen small signs saying "Rummage Sale Dropoff" or 'Donation Dropoff" by the first lunch ... [More]

JOIN THIS SATURDAY 11MAY2019: The Hi-Po Car Show

Thu, May 9 8:45pm

Dear CP Families & Friends,   Two dads of our fellow 2nd graders (KC Lew and Ethan Toh) are organizing a car show this Saturday.  There will be unique cars on display and your kids can see, touch and ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week 5/13-17

Wed, May 8 3:08pm

Please take a moment to recognize and thank all of our educators!! Their hard work and dedication has truly made College Park a valuable learning place as well as the only California Distinguished Sch ... [More]

Saturday, May 11th -- Hula Panda Party with Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka

Mon, May 6 6:06pm

    Aloha Friends!   Check your calendars for Saturday, May 11th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm!   Who's ready to go to the islands, sway their hips, dance to soothing ukulele melodies, and eat spam musubi?  Gi ... [More]

Rummage Sale: Donation Collections start today May 6!

Mon, May 6 6:02am

People have been asking when they can drop off their donations for the Rummage Sale June 1! Here’s the deal: Every week starting May 6th there will be two morning drop offs from 8-8:30am at the Cafete ... [More]

Yearbook final notice - please read

Sat, May 4 3:51pm

Hi Families and Teachers:   The deadline for the yearbook is less than two weeks away, May 17th.  Thank you to all the volunteers who have already signed up!  However, we still need volunteers to work ... [More]

A&S Day Professional Organizations Thank You

Fri, May 3 2:35pm

Last A&S Day announcement of the school year, I promise! As several have asked, I wanted to share with you the names of the professional organizations that visited our campus last Friday for Art & Sci ... [More]

Art & Science Day - Thank You & Survey

Mon, Apr 29 1:59pm

Kudos and congrats to the amazing planning team, 120 workshop leaders/assistants, chaperones, and volunteers for bringing in another highly successful, educational, and well-organized Art and Science ... [More]


Sun, Apr 28 11:07pm

Dear College Park Families, Friends and Staff,   As the end of the school year is approaching, we are not short of FUN still to be had!!!  There are still spots in many of our May/June parties.  See b ... [More]

Important message about the yearbook. Please read... it's not long.

Tue, Apr 23 11:49pm

Hi Folks:   We are almost at the end of the year, and it is crunch time for the yearbook.  The deadline for the custom pages is May 17th.  Every yearbook has two optional pages included in the cost wh ... [More]

GARDEN CLUB! GARDEN CLUB! Wed April 24, 2019.

Tue, Apr 23 8:46am

A BIG shout out for our volunteer parent, leading the Garden Club at College Park  - YES ...  Sarah Del Rosso!   Come help a little at the Garden tomorrow between 11 am  to a little after noon:  Hoe a ... [More]

Art & Science Day -- This Friday 4/26 -- Please Read!

Mon, Apr 22 8:59pm

    Art & Science Day is coming up this Friday! We have an exciting lineup of assemblies from Rockets and Robots, The Physics Show, Xtreme Science Magic, as well as hands on workshops led by our very ... [More]

Book Collection Drive for the FMS Multi-Lingual Festival

Mon, Apr 22 8:56am

Dear All, FMS will be co-hosting the 2019 Multi-lingual Festival with the Foster City Public Library on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Foster City Public Library (1000 East Hillsdale ... [More]

FMS Second Trimester Update

Mon, Apr 22 8:19am

Dear College Park and Bayside Academy Families, Welcome back from Spring Break! We would like to provide you with the Second Trimester Update for the 2018-2019 school year. Fundraising Update: As of M ... [More]

SPRING FUN: FABULOUS April Panda Parties!!!

Thu, Apr 18 10:01pm

Dear CP Families, Friends & Staff,   Spring brings forth a bounty of fun Panda Parties!   See below for fun events for you and your kids! There are still spots in many of our April parties.  See below ... [More]

Art & Science Day 4.26 Volunteers - Last Call

Wed, Apr 17 6:06pm

Art & Science Day is coming up next Friday, April 26th.    While the A&S committee is working hard to put together the most exciting PTA event, we still need a few more people to help with the followi ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week - Volunteer/Donation Sign Up

Mon, Apr 15 4:06pm

Welcome back to school!   The amazing principal, teachers, admins, and staff make College Park such a wonderful learning place! This year we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week on May 13-17. Our ... [More]

Yearbook Purchase Reminder and Solicitation for Volunteers to help with the yearbook

Sun, Apr 7 9:49am

Hi Parents:   The countdown has started.  You have just over a month to purchase and customize two pages for your child's yearbook.  The deadline to have your custom pages print ready is set for May 1 ... [More]


Fri, Mar 29 6:46am

Dear College Park Families and Friends,   When you shop online nothing comes back to College Park.   If you start your shopping by going to https://www.collegeparkpta.com/ you can shop at the SAME pla ... [More]

Due Friday 3/29: Submit Your Volunteer Hour for 2018-2019 School Year

Tue, Mar 26 11:26am

Thank you to everyone who emailed me or stopped by the front office to document your volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 school year.    If you haven't submitted your hours, please do so by the end of t ... [More]


Sun, Mar 24 11:05pm

Two significant, soul enhancing, heartfelt events occurred during the past two weeks at College Park.  And, both events set the stage for yet another great year for our students.  The first significan ... [More]

Re: Gala Update - Thank you for investing in our children's education!

Fri, Mar 22 1:10pm

College Park Families, I want to take a moment to recognize Nhi Huynh - our fealess LEADER and unsung HERO! Without her leadership and expertise, things would not have run as smoothly. Thank you for s ... [More]

RE: Gala Update - Thank you for investing in our children's education!

Wed, Mar 20 7:46am

HUGE, well-deserved THANK YOU to the Dream Team:  Lena Yin, Cathy Szeto and Tammy Shueh for chairing the Gala  Committee. Without this fantastic trio, we wouldn’t even have a gala. They sacrificed the ... [More]


Tue, Mar 19 9:52pm

Dear Parents:   With all the excitement around the fabulous FMS Gala, we think people forgot to sign up for Panda Parties!   This weekend we have four fabulous Panda Parties that still have spots:   P ... [More]

Gala Update - Thank you for investing in our children's education!

Tue, Mar 19 9:27pm

Dear College Park Families,      Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to support the FMS 7th Annual Fundraising Gala. We are so grateful to the 320+ people who joined us for the event and so ... [More]

NCAA March Madness - College Park PTA Panda Party Fundraiser_DEADLINE 3/21/2019 at 9:00AM

Tue, Mar 19 10:31am

Dear CP Staff, Families and Friends,   Play the NCAA March Madness bracket challenge and raise money for College Park PTA! Create your own bracket(s) to win.   Prizes  $50 Cambowan gift certificate fo ... [More]

Congratulations to our online auction winners! FMS Gala Online/Mobile Auction is now closed!

Thu, Mar 14 7:55pm

All auction winners should have received emails with instructions on how to pay for winning items via schoolauction.net.   Remember that featured items listed in the online auction will move to the Ga ... [More]

PTA Election Night and General Assembly – Tuesday March 19, 2019 6:30 CP Library

Wed, Mar 13 10:58pm

Next Tuesday is Election Night!  Come meet the eleven candidates vying to serve on the 2019-2010 PTA Executive Board.  The PTA Board establishes and implements programs to enrich our students’ educati ... [More]

Time to Report Volunteer Hours: Due Friday, March 29, 2019

Wed, Mar 13 11:45am

Thank you College Park Volunteers! It is time to submit your hours for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline is Friday, March 29, 2019.   The collections of your volunteer hours are very important t ... [More]

Extended til Thursday 3/14 NOON! Online/Mobile Bidding for 2019 7th Annual FMS Gala!

Sun, Mar 10 8:49pm

Online/Mobile Bidding has been extended and will close on Thursday, 3/14 at noon!  Be sure to check out the array of amazing goods and services - then Bid High and Often to support Friends of Mandarin ... [More]

Online/Mobile Bidding for 2019 7th Annual FMS Gala - Extended til Thursday 3/14 NOON!

Fri, Mar 8 5:17pm

Online/Mobile Bidding has been extended and will close on Thursday, 3/14 at noon!  Be sure to check out the array of amazing goods and services - then Bid High and Often to support Friends of Mandarin ... [More]

Spring Book Fair

Thu, Mar 7 10:42am

Hello College Park families,   As some of you know, I have been out for awhile dealing with medical issues. I am on the mend, and I plan on being back at my position as College Park librarian Tuesday ... [More]

Garden Club is ON today

Wed, Mar 6 11:34am

Unless there is rain, we will proceed with Garden Club.  --Sarah

Online/Mobile Bidding for 2019 7th Annual FMS Gala is now underway!

Tue, Mar 5 1:04pm

Online/Mobile Bidding is now underway! Be sure to check out the array of amazing goods and services - then Bid High and Often to support Friends of Mandarin Scholars!   CLICK LINK TO START NOW!: https ... [More]

FMS Seeking Board Member Nominations for 2019-2020 School Year

Tue, Mar 5 6:42am

Hi All, FMS is a non-profit, parent volunteer organization that provides financial support for the K-8 Mandarin education programs at both College Park Elementary School and Bayside Academy Middle Sch ... [More]

Buy Gala Tickets on Campus Friday 3/1 at Drop Off - LAST DAY TO BUY!

Thu, Feb 28 4:52pm

 LAST DAY TO PURCHASE GALA TICKETS IS THIS FRIDAY MARCH 1ST.  FMS Gala committee will be on campus Friday to sell tickets at drop-off.   Or purchase online https://friendsofmandarinscholars.schoolauct ... [More]

Petitions and Postings to Konstella

Thu, Feb 28 11:20am

Dear College Park Families,   We applaud the good-hearted intentions of parents wanting to support education at our school and in our District. However, we realize that certain posts and petitions can ... [More]

MARCH PANDA PARTIES - Don't miss the FUN!!!

Thu, Feb 28 6:46am

Dear Parents:   March is nearly upon us, and with it comes more fun Panda Parties for you and your children. Reserve your spots now before we sell out and help PTA reach our financial goal! Purchase h ... [More]

FMS Gala Online/Mobile Bidding

Wed, Feb 27 9:09am

The 7th Annual FMS Gala Online/Mobile Bidding is LIVE! Follow the link below to get started. https://friendsofmandarinscholars.schoolauction.net/2019fmsgala/catalog   Many items are only available for ... [More]

SIGN UPS for 2019 FMS GALA VOLUNTEERS - Last Request

Mon, Feb 25 11:20pm

Dear Parents The time has come! Many of you has responded and we are looking for more volunteers for the upcoming FMS gala on March 16.  If you have not already purchased your ticket please do so asap ... [More]

Chinese New Year Parade in SF - a huge success!

Sun, Feb 24 5:47pm

Dear College Park Families,    (Pardon me that this note is a bit long...)    I'd like to share with you all that our FMS Chinese New Year parade team marched in San Francisco last night.  Please see ... [More]

Link to watch the Parade

Sun, Feb 24 8:50am

Hello everyone, What a night! Our team did a fabulous job marching and performing their choreographed routine. Since timing wasn’t the best (both stations cut to commercial right when our group was ab ... [More]

CNY Parade in the News!

Fri, Feb 22 5:55pm

Happy Friday, Families! Today, KTSF came to College Park to film our parade team’s practice. We will be on the news tonight! Tune in at 7:30pm for the Cantonese news and 10:00pm for the Mandarin news ... [More]

Box Tops - please bring in by Monday, Feb 25

Thu, Feb 21 3:25pm

Please bring in any Box Tops that you may have by Monday, February 25.  Please give to your homeroom teacher or drop off in the office in a baggie with your homeroom teacher/classroom number listed.   Thanks!  

Help Us SELL OUT The FMS Gala!!! Buy Your Tickets NOW!!!

Thu, Feb 21 6:28am

We have less than 50 tickets to sell out the 2019 FMS Gala!!! Help us SELL OUT this event!!   WHAT: FMS presents 2019 7th Annual Gala--“A Night in Old Shanghai” WHEN: Saturday, March 16th 6:00-11:30pm ... [More]

Last Day to purchase FMS Gala Tickets - Friday March 1st

Tue, Feb 19 11:30pm

Gala Tickets on sale until Friday 3/1.    $125 per person    Purchase your Gala & Raffle tickets here: https://friendsofmandarinscholars.schoolauction.net/2019fmsgala/register/ticket_sales QUESTIONS?  ... [More]

FMS Chinese New Year Parade Team's Big Day!

Tue, Feb 19 9:03pm

Hi Families,   There is less than one week until our FMS College Park Parade Team marches in the Southwest Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.  We wanted to bring your attention to a few importa ... [More]

HELP! A&S Workshop Leaders Needed

Thu, Feb 14 11:08am

So far, only 6 parents out of 20 that are needed, have signed up to lead workshops on Art & Science Day on April 26. This day is dependent on parent volunteers. Parents for all grades are needed, but ... [More]

Readathon Final Results

Wed, Feb 13 1:29pm

A big hip-hip-hooray to College Park and the entire school district for an amazing Readathon! Together our students read over a million minutes and raised over $108,000!!! College Park students raised ... [More]

BUY Gala Tickets: Checks Accepted until THIS Friday 2/15/2019!

Mon, Feb 11 10:57pm

Gala Tickets on sale until Friday 3/1.    $125 per person CHECKS accepted until this Friday 2/15!!! At checkout, click CREDIT CARD and you will see the option for CHECK.  Please drop off your check in ... [More]

REMINDER: Workshop Leaders Needed: Art & Science Day

Thu, Feb 7 10:43am

Art & Science Day is Friday, April 26th!    We still need many more parent volunteers to teach 45-minute workshops at 9:30, 10:30, and/or 12:30 on April 26. Please fill out this A&S Workshop Survey by ... [More]

Readathon Update

Tue, Feb 5 10:15pm

Friends, your Panda Pride should be swelling!     As usual, College Park is leading the District Readathon in average donations per student ($22.83).  Foster City Elementary is ahead in raw dollars bu ... [More]

Jack's Prime is tomorrow!!!

Tue, Feb 5 8:35pm

Hello my Hungry CP Friends,   The fundraiser at Jack's Prime is tomorrow! Burgers and fries await! Don't forget to mention that you are from CP!     Bring your friends and come hungry! Your fried pick ... [More]

Don't cook this Wednesday! It's time for Jack's Prime!

Sun, Feb 3 10:54pm

Make plans to join your College Park family and friends at Jack's Prime on Wednesday for this month's restaurant fundraiser!   Bring in the orange flyer or just let them know that you're from CP, and ... [More]

LAST DAY to Buy Early Bird Tickets for FMS Gala 2019

Fri, Feb 1 3:06pm

Early bird sale for Gala Tickets ends February 1st! Early Bird $120 Premium Table (10) - $1,300 Purchase your Gala & Raffle tickets here: https://friendsofmandarinscholars.schoolauction.net/2019fmsgal ... [More]


Thu, Jan 31 5:29pm

Dear CP Families, Staff & Friends   Happy Year of the Pig! Let's usher in this Chinese new year with some awesome Panda Parties! We have SO many parties this month...dumpling making, gymnastics, bowli ... [More]

Readathon Update - Great Job!

Wed, Jan 30 10:12pm

Hey College Park Families!   As always, you guys rock the Readathon!  Our school has already contributed $6,550 towards the $50,964 currently raised across the district.  Let's see if you can match la ... [More]

REMINDER: CP Restaurant Fundraiser Survey_Due TOMORROW 31Jan2019

Wed, Jan 30 5:54am

Dear College Park Family, Staff & Friends,   Thank you for coming out to support the Rise Pizzeria Restaurant Fundraiser back in November 2018.  It was great to chat and dine with all of you!!!   With ... [More]

FMS Fundraising Update!

Tue, Jan 29 1:43pm

We have raised a total of $100,661 (43%) as of 12/31/18. Join us on March 16th at the 2019 FMS Gala for a night of fun and fundraising to further our goal to fund the Mandarin immersion programs at Co ... [More]

North Beach Pizza + Popcorn Cart at Movie Night TONIGHT!

Fri, Jan 25 11:25am

Doors open at 5:45pm. FREE ADMISSION! Please bring cash to purchase pizza, popcorn, treats, and drinks.    If you can come help setup, sell tickets/food, etc. please sign up: Volunteers   Looking forw ... [More]


Fri, Jan 25 9:10am

This EVENING, January 25, 2019, is MOVIE NIGHT!  Movie starts at 6 pm, or just a little past that, right after a quick look ahead of main school events and for members of the Parent Teacher Associatio ... [More]

RSVP for Movie Night this Friday @ 6:00pm

Thu, Jan 24 8:44am

College Park PTA's Movie Night is THIS FRIDAY!   FREE ADMISSION. Concession stand with pizza, fresh popcorn, snacks, and drinks available for purchase at 6:00pm . Please help us prepare food by indica ... [More]

Readathon link - corrected

Wed, Jan 23 1:12pm

Please try this Readathon link instead as the first didn't work with a capital "R".   smfcedfund.org/readathon 

SMFC Ed Foundation Readathon

Wed, Jan 23 12:06pm

Ready, set, READ! This Saturday is the day our Readathon officially kicks off. Be sure to activate your student’s 99Pledges page at smfcedfund.org/Readathon. Join friends and community members for a f ... [More]


Mon, Jan 21 10:50pm

BE A HERO for your school community through Sponsorship!   Sponsor a teacher ticket Show your appreciation for our hardworking Teachers and Staff by sponsoring a ticket! CLICK HERE to get started   Sp ... [More]


Sun, Jan 20 8:58pm

This Friday evening, January 25, 2019, is MOVIE NIGHT!  Movie starts at 6 pm, or just a little past that, right after a quick LOOK AHEAH of main school events and for members of the Parent Teacher Ass ... [More]


Thu, Jan 17 9:42pm

The rain was pouring, hard, fast, and furious.  Traffic was congested and tension of the motorists played out with forward jerking and jockeying of their vehicles, scurrying to the drop off lane.  Yet ... [More]

Urgent: crossing guards and coordinator

Wed, Jan 16 9:06pm

Hi Parents:  three years ago, a College Park student was struck by a motorist as she was crossing El Dorado on the way to school.  Some say the accident would not have happened if a crossing guard had ... [More]

UPDATE regarding Premium Table Buyouts - Buy your premium table NOW.. 2019 FMS Gala

Wed, Jan 16 3:15pm

PLEASE NOTE! Due to overwhelming demand we have fully committed 10 table buyouts! We have released more table buy outs but they are limited so please make your purchase asap! Thank you for your suppor ... [More]

SMFC Ed Foundation Readathon

Wed, Jan 16 12:46pm

Did you receive a Readathon email? If not, please visit smfcedfund.org/readathon to activate your student’s page 99Pledges page. Though our Readathon doesn’t officially begin until January 26th, pledg ... [More]

More Sponsorship & Donation Opportunities Available for FMS Gala

Tue, Jan 15 10:45pm

2019 FMS Gala is fast approaching. We invite you to sponsor this awesome event with any of the following options: CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR CLICK HERE TO DONATE for AUCTION  

2019 Chinese New Year Parade Bleacher Seat Purchase

Mon, Jan 14 7:17pm

Hello CP Families! Our parade team has started practicing for the parade in February! We wanted to send out a reminder to purchase bleacher seats if you are interested in watching live in San Francisc ... [More]

DETAILS on Early Bird Tickets for FMS Gala

Mon, Jan 14 1:00pm

FMS Gala - Sat. March 16, 2019 6PM Hilton SFO Airport Bayfront 600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010     Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW ! Buy your tickets now and save! Prices go up February 1st.   S ... [More]

REQUESTING YOUR FEEDBACK: College Park Restaurant Fundraiser Survey

Mon, Jan 14 8:20am

Dear College Park Family, Staff & Friends,   Thank you for coming out to support the Rise Pizzeria Restaurant Fundraiser back in November 2018.  It was great to chat and dine with all of you!!!   With ... [More]

2019 FMS GALA - Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW!

Sun, Jan 13 10:23pm

Please  join us for the biggest fundraising event of the year! Enter for a chance to win Roundtrip Airfare to Asia! Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW ! Save today by buying early! Ticket prices go up aft ... [More]

SAVE THE DATE! February 6th - Restaurant Fundraiser at Jack's Prime!

Fri, Jan 11 10:52pm

I don't know about you, but I this year has just begun, and I already need a moment to unwind, relax and not cook, soooo...   SAVE THE DATE and mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 6th - our ne ... [More]


Tue, Jan 8 3:13pm

  College Park PTA  (Parent Teacher Association) is forming its most influential internal body – the Nominating Committee.  The NC is composed of three PTA members with two alternates.  Members for th ... [More]

Buy electronic gift cards and support our school!

Tue, Jan 8 12:03pm

New! Buy electronic gift cards conveniently and directly online and support FMS. No ordering deadlines, no checks to drop off and no physical gift cards to pick up. Stores include past favorites like ... [More]


Tue, Jan 8 6:59am

Dear College Park Families and Staff,   Happy 2019! Don't miss out on fabulous January and February Panda Parties, which are just around the corner. We still have not met our PTA fundraising goal for ... [More]

The Ed Foundation Readathon is coming!

Mon, Jan 7 10:17pm

Welcome back, families!  We hope your break was restful.  Please be sure to look for a letter sent home with your student this week about the 2019 Ed Foundation Readathon (also attached).  The event w ... [More]

2019 CNY Parade Sign Up CLOSED/Bleacher Seat Purchase

Thu, Dec 27 11:16pm

Hello CP Families,   I hope you are all having a restful Winter Break with your families.   The CNY Parade Sign Ups have been closed due to us reaching our capacity (and then some!) Thank you for your ... [More]


Fri, Dec 21 7:03pm

Literacy Week is executed each year with grace and this year was no exception!  Chairing this year’s event, PTA Executive Board Member Allison Ng started preparations months ago.  This is what she pul ... [More]

FMS First Trimester Update

Thu, Dec 20 6:17am

Dear College Park Families,   We would like to provide you the First Trimester Update for the 2018-2019 school year.   Fundraising Update: As of November 30, 2018, we have raised $88,339 (38%) of our ... [More]

No Garden Club tomorrow

Tue, Dec 18 5:31pm

Enjoy your holiday vacation!

Happy Holidays from FMS Gala Planning Committee

Tue, Dec 18 4:20pm

All of us at FMS  Gala Planning Committee want to wish you a very happy holiday season.   Many thanks to all our Gala sponsors - Kerns Fine Jewelry, Winking Bee, Derrick Chua DDS & Donald Kung for the ... [More]

College Park Amazon App Button

Mon, Dec 17 10:23pm

Hi everyone, Hopefully everyone has been reading Helen's Konstella notices using the special College Park link when shopping on Amazon.  This IS NOT the same as the Amazon Smile program, where they on ... [More]

Sign up for the 2019 Chinese New Year Parade!

Mon, Dec 17 4:26pm

Hi Parents,   It's that time of year again to sign up for the Chinese New Year Parade. 1st-5th grade students are eligible to march in the parade on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in San Francisco.    Si ... [More]

In the Spirit of the Holidays -- Please support one of the strongest voices at our school and get your tax deduction for 2018!

Sun, Dec 16 10:28pm

Dear College Park Families,   How time flies as we are now wrapping up for the holidays.  During this time, please let us reflect on all the support everyone has provided to our school family.  As the ... [More]

Forward this email to your favorite businesses and help FMS reach our fundraising goal!

Wed, Dec 12 7:43am

Dear Community Supporter,   Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) will hold its 7th annual Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Hilton in Burlingame, California. Please help us celebrate the continue ... [More]

Last Chance to Order Personalized Books by Deborah Underwood

Tue, Dec 11 11:13am

Dear Parents, Today, we kicked off Literacy Week with children's author Deborah Underwood.  The students had a wonderful time with her learning about how she became  writer, how to think and write sto ... [More]

REMINDER: Deborah Underwood Pre-Order for Autographed Books Due

Wed, Dec 5 10:50pm

Dear Parents, This is a reminder to return your order forms to your homeroom teacher, or the main office for autographed books by Deborah Underwood.  She will be coming to College Park next Monday mor ... [More]

No Garden Club Today (due to forecast)

Wed, Dec 5 11:37am

Due to the forecast there will be no garden club today.  Thanks.

Literacy Week Pre-Order Book Form (Author Deborah Underwood) -- Order by Thursday, December 6th

Mon, Dec 3 3:58pm

Dear College Park Families, Literacy Week is right around the corner, and we are very excited to invite children's author, Deborah Underwood, to College Park on Monday, December 10th.  Ms. Underwood i ... [More]

SAVE THE DATE ! 2019 FMS Gala - Saturday 3/16/2019

Fri, Nov 30 10:14pm

Save the Date! 2019 Friends of Mandarin Scholars 7th Annual Gala  Saturday, 3/16/2019 live entertainment - 3 course dinner - live/silent auction -  dancing Raffle prizes to include round trip airfare ... [More]

Lost & Found "Shopping"

Fri, Nov 30 2:38pm

We have 2 clothes racks full of jackets, sweaters, and more.  It is located in the Lost & Found section next to the gym.   Please stop by and "shop" for your kid's lost clothing during next week's Par ... [More]

Special Request: Lunch duty help today (rainy day lunch)

Thu, Nov 29 12:07pm

Office Admin Vilma requests that parent chaperones (fingerprinted) come for an hour for lunch today at  12:30p to help with lunch monitoring. Please check in with Vilma when you arrive. Thank you, Vil ... [More]

Thank you for making the FMS holiday fundraiser a success!

Wed, Nov 28 4:29pm

A belated thank you for making the FMS holiday fundraiser a success! Through donations and purchases of gift cards, wreaths and Christmas trees we raised $5850 for FMS.   Thank you to Rise Pizzeria fo ... [More]

Garden Club class is on!

Wed, Nov 28 11:48am

We will have garden club today.  See you at 12:45....

REMINDER--Donate to FMS on Giving Tuesday, Nov 27th and Facebook will Match Your Donation!

Mon, Nov 26 9:37pm

  DON'T FORGET: Donate to FMS on Giving Tuesday, 11/27 starting at 5:00am Pacific Time and Facebook will match your donation!  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! As of October 31, 2018, FMS has raised only $64,320 ... [More]

Book Fair Thank You

Mon, Nov 26 2:31pm

Hello everyone, This is a bit late, and for that I apologize. I want to say a very big "thank you" to all of the wonderful parent volunteers that helped me with the Fall Book Fair. Even the bad smoky ... [More]

Donate to FMS on Giving Tuesday, Nov 27th and Facebook will Match Your Donation!

Sat, Nov 24 9:33pm

Hi All, I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and are enjoying the long weekend.  As of October 31, 2018, FMS has raised only 28% of our fundraising goal.  We still need to raise over $160,000 to su ... [More]


Thu, Nov 22 5:22pm

On behalf of the PTA, the Board of Directors wish to thank all of the teachers, staff and the growing wonderful body of volunteers for everything they do for our community.  May you all have a safe an ... [More]

SHOP & HELP SUPPORT December Panda Parties

Mon, Nov 19 10:08pm

Dear CP Families, Teachers and Friends,   As Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday approach, please remember College Park PTA!  We have not yet met our Panda Party fundraising goal! You can help us by regis ... [More]

Positive update on Measure V

Mon, Nov 19 9:04pm

The latest update we've received from RaceTracker, a semi-official update on the Measure V election, puts us "currently" at 67.27% in favor.  That is above the 66.67% needed to pass. More votes to cou ... [More]

Community Readers Needed for Literacy Week

Sun, Nov 18 9:30pm

Dear Parents,   Every year during Literacy Week, we invite members of our community (City Council, Fire Dept, Police Dept,  Librarians) as well as members of our parent community to read to our childr ... [More]

Measure V update - still counting; next update Nov 16 and then Nov 19th.

Wed, Nov 14 11:41am

Amourence, former CP Community Liaison and current CP parent, and current CP Community Liasion John Gieseker shared the following:   This is an update on the current status of Measure V based on the m ... [More]


Wed, Nov 14 10:42am

Hello, All College Park Parents:  FMS and PTA will be serving coffee and pastry THIS FRIDAY MORNING after drop-off!   Come mingle with caring and actively engaged College Park parents and chat about w ... [More]

Garden Club Canceled Until Smoke Completely Clears

Mon, Nov 12 9:15pm

All:  Garden Club will not open until it is completely safe for the children to be outside for 45 minutes.  I hope this will be soon! Sarah Del Rosso

Counting the votes for Measure V

Sat, Nov 10 1:10pm

Our Community Liaison John Gieseker reported last Thursday evening that the election officials are still counting  parcel tax for education Measure V votes.  The completion of the counting process may ... [More]

Measure V update

Thu, Nov 8 7:37pm

I’ve had numerous people ask me about the results of the Measure V election. I thought I’d let everyone know as much as I know. This is very unofficial information that I picked up from people involve ... [More]


Tue, Nov 6 7:44pm

Dear Parents & Community Supporters:   WE NEED YOU! Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) will hold its 7th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in Burlingame, California ... [More]

Everything you need to know about voting tomorrow.

Mon, Nov 5 4:37pm

On Tuesday, November 6th 2018 all Vote Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. At a Vote Center you can: * Vote in person on an accessible voting machine * Drop off your voted ballot * Get help in ... [More]

Thank You

Sun, Nov 4 7:56pm

College Park Families, I want to say a big Thank You to all the parents who came by the library on Friday and helped me set up the Book Fair. Your help was very much appreciated. Thank you so much, Ms ... [More]

Final Push - IMPORTANT! These final days are the most impactful time of the entire election.

Fri, Nov 2 5:35pm

First thing you can do is very easy. Just log into your Facebook account, go to the Measure V page; Invest in San Mateo-Foster City School District Kids @InvestInSMFCSDKids From here all you have to d ... [More]

November Events packed for CP! (VOTE, Phone Bank, Eat Pizza, Book Fair, Lost & Found, Bring candy)

Fri, Nov 2 1:07pm

Hi College Park Families, There are so many events for November, I thought I'd put them in order for you with LINKS: Today 11/2 5p-8p Phone Bank for Excellence in Education - Go to The Garden by Equal ... [More]

Halloween Angels!!!

Wed, Oct 31 3:42pm

Halloween, some years ago:  The immigration judge granted the “illegal alien” dad relief from deportation.  His US citizen wife and kids were spared from feared effects of family separation.   The cas ... [More]


Wed, Oct 31 2:58pm

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual FMS holiday fundraiser! In first place, Room 21 had a total of $8,184 in orders and donations. The second place room, Room 10, edged out a few othe ... [More]

Only One Weekend Left!!

Tue, Oct 30 12:33pm

Hi Everyone,   Great job last Saturday!!  There were over 1,000 doors knocked on Saturday alone!!  Wow!   Over 20 school district staff members and parents showed up Saturday morning for canvassing as ... [More]

Garden Club Postponed Until Next Wed due to Halloween

Tue, Oct 30 7:05am

Our garden club class will be canceled this Wed as I am hearing that children dont want to get their costumes dirty.  We will resume next Wed.  See you then! Sarah

EXCITING November Panda Parties Awaits YOU - SIGN-UP!!!

Sun, Oct 28 9:52pm

Dear College Park Community,   We still need your help with SIGNING UP and attending these fabulous parties to make these fundraisers a success!  We have not met our $30K goal just yet.   We're coming ... [More]

Holiday (gift card) fundraiser extended to TUESDAY!

Fri, Oct 26 10:48am

Multiple people have asked for extra time so we're going to extend the deadline for the holiday (gift card) fundraiser to Tuesday. It takes a surprising amount of time on our end to get everything rea ... [More]

Don't miss this opportunity to teach your children an important life lesson.

Thu, Oct 25 4:18pm

We all know that we need to teach our children the importance of being active, voting participants in our political process. We've seen what can happen when these decisions are left to others. But how ... [More]

LAST CALL--Our Very Last Marshmallow Shooters Panda Party--This Sunday, Oct 28th, 1-3pm

Thu, Oct 25 10:25am

This will be our VERY LAST  Marshmallow Shooters Party. Don't miss out! Great way to have screen-free, outdoor time and support the PTA. What: PP18-61_Marshmallow Shooters Bonanza Panda Party Date/Tim ... [More]

Box Tops - FIRST collection of the year - this Friday, Oct 26

Wed, Oct 24 11:59am

Hi All, We will be sending in our first Box Top submission shortly.  Please have your child(ren) bring in any Box Tops by THIS FRIDAY, Oct 26.  Please have your child(ren) submit to their homeroom tea ... [More]

Tonight starts the final BIG push for Measure V

Tue, Oct 23 6:04pm

Ballots arrived in the mail recently and it is critical that we give a big push the YES on Measure V. Join a phone bank. It's easy and you'd be surprised how much fun with a group.   The phone banking ... [More]

Holiday fundraiser order forms and checks due on Friday!

Mon, Oct 22 1:56pm

Don't forget! This Friday (10/26) is the last day to return your order form and check for the FMS holiday fundraiser. Please return your order form and check to the gift-wrapped box labeled "FMS Holid ... [More]

Empty Cereal Boxes Needed for Upcoming Panda Party

Mon, Oct 22 1:05pm

Hi All, We are in need of empty cereal boxes for our Marshmallow Shooters Panda Party this Sunday. The kids will create custom-designed targets with these boxes to practice with their custom-designed ... [More]

October Panda Parties Still have Space! - Buy now!

Sun, Oct 14 10:30pm

Dear Parents and Teachers, Witches and Ghosts and Goblins – Oh My! And Much Much More! We need YOU to purchase tickets to October Panda Parties! It's not too late to join the fun and to help our schoo ... [More]

Measure V phone bank tonight at Jon Wu's, don't forget.

Tue, Oct 9 11:27am

Don’t forget, tonight is the Measure V phone bank event at Jon Wu’s home.   Tuesday October 9th; 5:00-7:00PM   John Wu 20 Los Altos Place San Mateo (near DeAnza Blvd)   Come by for a glass of wine and ... [More]

BUY Panda Parties: Webstore Opens @ 6PM TODAY 9/30!!!

Sat, Oct 6 11:28am

Thank you College Park families for coming out to the Moon Festival today to have fun and previewing the Panda Parties - our school’s biggest FUNdraiser event!!!  As promised the Panda Parties are ope ... [More]

FUN OCTOBER Panda Parties - First one TOMORROW_Oct 3

Fri, Oct 5 10:03pm

Hello Parents and Teachers!   We have some great fun in store for you and your kids, BUT you need to rush to purchase!  October Panda Parties will be here and gone before you know it, so buy now befor ... [More]

Order Form for Holiday Fundraiser (attached)

Wed, Oct 3 9:05am

Hi everyone. Order forms for the holiday fundraiser went home with students on Monday. I'm attaching a soft copy in case yours got lost. Extra hard copies are also available in the office. Order forms ... [More]


Tue, Oct 2 1:28pm

THANK YOU COLLEGE PARK for a spectacular Moon Festival!!   We raised over $7,500 which helped us reach the fundraising goal for THIS event by 200%. Our students and families having the most wonderful ... [More]

Welcome and Update from Friends of Mandarin Scholars

Mon, Oct 1 6:40am

Dear College Park Families,   Welcome from Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) for the 2018-2019 school year! Established in 2011, FMS is a non-profit, parent volunteer organization that supports the K ... [More]


Sun, Sep 30 9:37pm

A BIG SHOUT OUT OF THANKS, PLEASE - to the parents and friends of College Park for participating in another festive event earlier today  - the 2018 Moon Fesrtival - and, another super shout out to the ... [More]

Panda Party Unveiling at Moon Festival this Sunday 9/30

Fri, Sep 28 11:43am

Friends! Our Panda Parties are loaded and ready to go for Sunday night at 6pm!     Be sure to preview the parties during the Moon Festival this Sunday from 12-3pm.  Check out the slide show in the gym ... [More]

Moon Festival Event Details - IMPORTANT - Presale tomorrow/Friday

Wed, Sep 26 3:59pm

Don't miss our annual biggest event of the year! Bring your entire family and friends for a College Park Moon Festival Celebration!     Buy tickets tomorrow or Friday morning between 8:00 - 8:30am in ... [More]

Measure V Phone Bank tonight

Wed, Sep 26 3:51pm

Hey all! This is s copy of s post from Sharon Vause st Bayside. I’ll be at her house tonight to make some calls. It would be great to see anyone else with bandwidth. 😉 The Bayside PTA voted to endors ... [More]

Web Store Down...while we load 88 Panda Parties! Yippee!!!

Wed, Sep 26 6:46am

Fellow Pandas!    The anticipation is growing as we await the unveiling of 88 amazing Panda Parties this Sunday after the Moon Festival!!!   Your Panda Party Committee has been working hard to prepare ... [More]

Moon Festival 9/30 - scaled back? Please volunteer for our kids

Mon, Sep 24 7:16am

Hi College Park Families, Our kids are looking forward to a fabulous day, but it looks like we will have to scale back on the event for lack of parent volunteers unless we get some folks to sign up by ... [More]

Moon Festival - NEED volunteers & food donation

Wed, Sep 19 10:17am

Come with your family & friends to the Moon Festival next Sunday, September 30th at 12:00 - 3:00pm. Program includes Lion Dance, Chinese Drama, Cultural dance group, Martial Arts, Magic show, PLUS car ... [More]

Moon Festival Food Donation + Volunteer Sign Up

Fri, Sep 14 3:49pm

Mark your calendar for College Park PTA's biggest family event of the year - the Moon Festival - Sunday, September 30th at 12:00 - 3:00pm.    We need your participation in putting together an exciting ... [More]

Thank you!!! 80+ Panda Parties!

Fri, Sep 14 2:52pm

Dear Parents and Teachers,  You did it!! You helped us reach our Panda Party goal! In just a short time, we secured more than 80 parties!! We know that you are very busy, so we are grateful that you t ... [More]

Update on Measure V signs

Wed, Sep 12 5:48pm

This Friday Sept. 14th, at drop off, there will be Measure V signs for you to pick up at the exit of the main parking lot on Indian Ave. We've had requests from parents who drop off in the back on N. ... [More]

Do you have a Measure V sign in front of your house?

Tue, Sep 11 9:14am

I have had requests for Measure V signs. This coming Friday the 14th, during morning drop off, I will be positioned at the exit of the main parking lot with as many signs as I can come up with. I’ll b ... [More]

Fall Book Fair

Mon, Sep 10 8:37pm

Hello College Park Families, I am just sending out a message to let everyone know that the Fall Scholastic Book Fair dates have been changed. The book fair will be Monday November 5th through Friday N ... [More]

Panda Parties For Our School - We Need YOU!!! Deadline Today 9/10/2018

Mon, Sep 10 3:33pm

Dear Families and Teachers,   Host THAT Panda Party everyone wants to go to!    You can make it happen!  Please consider party hosting for Jan-June 2019.  We are halfway to our goal of 80 parties!    ... [More]

Classrooms and Committees, Yearbook, and Lunch Duty

Sat, Sep 8 3:53pm

Hi Parents:     Please spend a few minutes to read this message and follow the instructions.   1) Classrooms and Committees Please be sure that you have added your child to his/her homeroom.  Make sur ... [More]

Business Sponsorship @ Moon Festival

Sat, Sep 8 8:42am

Business sponsorship is a wonderful way to support a PTA event while building publicity for your business in the large local CP community.  Please help spread the word and invite companies, local busi ... [More]

Panda Party Ideas due Monday, 9/10!

Fri, Sep 7 2:42pm

A friendly reminder to submit your Panda Party idea by THIS Monday, September 10. If you don't have complete party details nailed down,  fill out the form anyway as a placeholder. Need a co-host? Emai ... [More]


Thu, Sep 6 11:15am

Get Ready for the Garden is a day to meet and get the garden ready for the kids!  Please join me on Wed.,  September 12th, at 8:15 to 10:15.  Come for 30 minutes or more--whatever you can spare!   Com ... [More]

Seeking student performances @ Moon Festival 9/30

Thu, Sep 6 9:35am

Calling all Panda Families,   A once a year fantastic opportunity to showcase your child's talent at the biggest PTA event! To sign up to perform at the amphitheater, please fill out the google form b ... [More]

Need Hosts! 15 of 80 slots filled. Please consider hosting a Panda Party!

Wed, Sep 5 12:20pm

Greetings Parents and Teachers, Thanks to those who have already signed up to host a Panda Party! Keep the parties coming! Only 15 of 80 party slots have been filled, so we need more help!   Hosting a ... [More]

Fingerprinting Services Offered Thursday (9/6/18) After Drop off in the GYM

Wed, Sep 5 10:39am

If you still need to be fingerprinted, there will be a Live Scan rep on campus tomorrow morning  (9/6/18) in the Gym.  Please stop by between 7:45am-9am.   The cost is $50 cash or check. (Sorry, no de ... [More]

Need Panda Party Hosts. Only 10 of 80 slots filled.

Mon, Sep 3 10:18pm

Greetings Parents and Teachers,  We hope you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday.  We have one week left to get our Panda Party list together.  Unfortunately, we only have 10 of 80 party slots filled. Pleas ... [More]

Recap of 1st College Park PTA General Assembly Meeting

Wed, Aug 29 11:47am

Thank you College Park families for attending the 1st PTA General Assembly meeting of the school year.  We had record attendance thanks to all that were able to attend. For those that were not able to ... [More]

Don't miss this party for Measure V

Tue, Aug 28 9:38pm

YES ON V KICK-OFF FUNDRAISER Committee for Excellence in Education, Yes on V SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 FROM 1:00 PMTO 4:00 PM 3836 Fernwood StreetSan Mateo, CA 94403 RSVP at http://evite.me/sxGBR7gG4y MES ... [More]


Tue, Aug 28 8:12pm

Due to sickness I'm unable to attend.  Will post new date once I'm well---thank you!

PTA Programs/Events & Invitation to join committees

Tue, Aug 28 9:51am

Dear all new and returning families,    Your PTA offers wonderful programs & events in partnership with our school to make the school year as much fun, educational, and memorable for all students.    ... [More]

Fingerprinting Services Offered Thursday, 9/6/18 from 7:45AM - 8:45AM in the Gym

Mon, Aug 27 9:58am

If you missed the fingerprinting services at the PTA GA Meeting last week, we will have a Live Scan rep on campus Thursday, September 6, 2018, to fingerprint.   Live Scan will be in the gym from 7:45a ... [More]

Garden Club: Answer to What Do We Do About Lunch?

Fri, Aug 17 11:17am

Hi Parents, The children can eat their lunch near the garden at 12:35, supervised.  Simply bring a sack lunch and drinks for your child.   Thanks!   Sarah Del Rosso

Important steps to make sure you don’t miss any messages.

Tue, Aug 14 12:02pm

Hi Parents   Happy first day of school!  Please take a couple of minutes to do the following to make sure you don’t miss classroom or grade level announcements.   Log into Konstella via the app or web ... [More]

Konstella Use Guidelines at College Park

Tue, Aug 14 11:59am

Welcome to Konstella at College Park, the private, parent-communication network supported by your PTA! Please read the following posting guidelines to be a part of creating an informed, polite, and he ... [More]

Campus Cleanup Review

Mon, Aug 13 12:06pm

We had a big crew for the first campus cleanup of of the new school year on Sunday.   Trophy trash items found on campus included 3 shopping carts and close to 200 lbs of litter.  Thanks to:   Stephan ... [More]