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 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]