FMS Gala 2020 ~ Help us build our online & live auction offerings - EXTENDED Deadline to Friday - Jan 17th!

Wed, Jan 15 8:28am

Happy New Year College Park Families!   FMS Gala 2020  will be on Saturday, March 7th ~ 6pm at Hilton Bayfront in Burlingame, CA!  It's going to be an awesome night! We'll have good food, live auction ... [More]

PTA Weekly Press Vol I, No 1

Tue, Jan 14 10:10am

Hello Everyone connected with College Park - Welcome to this Inaugural PTA Weekly Press. Every Tuesday during the school year, you will find CP PTA related information in the PTA Weekly Press, such as ... [More]

Campus Clean Up Thanks!

Mon, Jan 13 8:30am

Hi All,   We had a great crew out on Sunday to walk the College Park perimeter and pick up litter. The Trophy Trash award goes to Grayson (Kindergarten) for finding a hubcap.  See picture.  The collec ... [More]

LAST CALL for Gala 2020 Sponsorship - DEADLINE extended to Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020!

Thu, Jan 9 9:25am

College Park Parent Community, Are you ready for the FMS Gala on 3/7? It'll be a very exiting event with casino games, music, and live auction, so save the date!  We are looking for a few more SPONSOR ... [More]

2020 CNY Parade Bleacher Seats Purchase

Wed, Jan 8 9:19pm

Hello CP Families,    There is exactly one month until our FMS College Park Parade Team marches in the 2020 Southwest Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.  This is our 8th year participating .  O ... [More]

FMS Gala 2020 ~ Help us build our online & live auction offerings

Wed, Jan 8 10:50am

Happy New Year College Park Families!   FMS Gala 2020  will be on Saturday, March 7th ~ 6pm at Hilton Bayfront in Burlingame, CA!  It's going to be an awesome night! We'll have good food, live auction ... [More]

Happy New Year!! January Panda Parties and Amazon link

Tue, Dec 31 9:46pm

Dear College Park families,   Happy New Year!!  Hope you are enjoying the holidays.  Just a reminder that there are several PANDA parties in January and February 2020 and what better way to donate to ... [More]

FMS Gala 2020 ~ Help us build our online & live auction offerings

Wed, Dec 18 11:29am

FMS Gala 2020  will be on Saturday, March 7th ~ 6pm at Hilton Bayfront in Burlingame, CA!  It's going to be an awesome night! We'll have good food, live auction & casino games to support our mandarin ... [More]

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 par ... [More]

FMS Gala--Seeking Additional Sponsors and Auction Donations

Fri, Dec 13 11:14pm

Dear Parents, SAVE THE DATE!!!—Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) presents, "Casino Royale" our 8th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Hilton BayFront in Burlingame, CA.   This is our largest f ... [More]

Be part of FMS 2020 Gala Casino Crew

Fri, Dec 13 11:04pm

Be part of the FMS 2020 Gala Casino Crew at our biggest fundraiser of the year! Have fun working with fellow College Park & Bayside parents in raising critical Dollars for Our Scholar !  Join us in Be ... [More]

Literacy Week Update

Tue, Dec 10 8:24pm

Hello CP Families!   Literacy Week is off to a wonderful start!    Yesterday and today, teachers from a different class came to read to your child's classroom. Ask your child who visited their class. ... [More]

Sign up for 2020 Chinese New Year Parade!

Mon, Dec 9 12:03pm

Hello 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 8, 2020 in San Francisco.    ... [More]

CNY Parade Registration Opens at Noon on December 9

Thu, Dec 5 11:45pm

Friends of Mandarin Scholars (“FMS”) is sponsoring a group of 1st to 5th grade students from College Park to march in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco on the evening of ... [More]

FMS First Trimester Update

Mon, Dec 2 7:23am

Dear College Park Families, Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break. We would like to provide you the First Trimester Update for the 2019-2020 school year. We would first like to thank you all for ma ... [More]

Reminder: Literacy Week Book Orders Due Tomorrow, Dec 2

Sun, Dec 1 5:11pm

Book orders for Literacy Week are due tomorrow, Monday, December 2. Literacy Week will be from Dec. 9-13. Authors Bethany Hegedus and Carmen Oliver will be visiting College Park on Tuesday Dec. 10. Th ... [More]

PTA Board Messages

Tue, Nov 26 3:53pm

Hello College Park Parents & Family -  We wish everyone a super Great Happy Thanksgiving!  That’s our first message.  The second message is from our PTA Vice President of Membership John Gieseker:  Yo ... [More]

December 2019 and other Upcoming Panda Parties

Mon, Nov 25 1:04am

Dear College Park families,   Just a reminder that PANDA parties are still on sale and what better way to donate to the PTA and enjoy attending Panda Parties!!  You and/or your child gets to interact ... [More]

FMS Gala 2020 - Seeking Help from Parent Community!

Wed, Nov 20 8:27am

Q: Do you have frequent flier, hotel or other travel rewards you’d be willing to donate?  Q: Does your company offer a discount, and would you be willing to buy an item using your discount and donate ... [More]

Pick Up FMS Gift Card Orders on 11/20, 11/21 and 11/22

Sun, Nov 17 10:18pm

Hello College Park Families,   Thank you for your participation in the FMS Gift Card Fundraiser.  Gift cards will be distributed in the morning on Wed 11/20, Thurs 11/21 and Fri 11/22 immediately afte ... [More]

Book Fair Thank You

Wed, Nov 13 8:12pm

Dear College Park Families,     Well another Fall Book Fair has come and gone and we did really well even though we had a couple of short days thrown in there Thank you to all the parents who bought b ... [More]

Wee Care Healthy Snack Food Drive Ends Friday 11/15

Wed, Nov 13 4:23pm

Hello College Park Families:  The Wee Care Healthy Snack Collection ends Friday, 11/15. Please consider donating healthy snacks to help stock the Samaritan House pantry. So many families in need this ... [More]

Thank for supporting the Shoes drive

Tue, Nov 12 7:13pm

"Dear Parents,   Thank you for donating the used shoes for Step30. They are still collecting the shoes until end of Nov. if you have any more old shoes would like to donate, please drop to   2311 S El ... [More]

Time change for last day of book fair

Thu, Nov 7 7:20pm

Hello College Park families,   The ending time of the book fair for tomorrow, Friday November 8th, has been changed from 4:00 pm to 10:35 am.  The book fair will close at 10:35 right after first reces ... [More]

FMS Gift Card Fundraiser Results

Wed, Nov 6 10:54pm

Dear College Park Families,   Thank you for supporting FMS through the gift card fundraiser!  We were able to raise over $4,100 through gift card orders and donations.     Rooms 14 (Mr. Wu) and 15 (Ms ... [More]

College Park PTA Fundraising Status

Sun, Nov 3 10:13pm

Dear College Park Families,    As a public school, several essential resources are not covered by state funding, so our PTA funds several items in our school for the students' education including Engl ... [More]

If you missed ordering your yearbook last month, you can still get 10% off if you order by tonight.

Thu, Oct 31 5:07pm

Hi Parents:   We will be using Treering once again to publish our yearbooks.  For those of you who are new to College Park, Treering  publishes customizeable yearbooks.  Each order comes with two page ... [More]

Purchase & Attend Upcoming Panda Parties!!

Tue, Oct 29 9:13pm

Dear College Park families,   PTA needs your support to PURCHASE Panda Parties!!   There are still plenty of space in several of the Panda Parties this weekend and next week listed below ranging from ... [More]

2 Teams/1 Run/4 Kids!

Tue, Oct 29 5:58pm

Hey Panda Parents,    Check out these opportunities to join the Ed Foundation and its partner, A Runner's Mind.   This will be my last year chairing our District-wide Readathon and I'd love your suppo ... [More]

Support FMS!  Buy Gift Cards today! Last call to submit your order!! (Tuesday 10/29 before 8:15AM)

Thu, Oct 24 11:16pm

Support FMS!  Purchase gift cards from popular local merchants at face value and FMS will receive a percentage rebate at no cost to you.   Please submit your gift card orders and checks payable to "FM ... [More]

FMS Gala 2020: Seeking Gala Sponsors and Auction Donations

Wed, Oct 23 10:27am

We are so grateful for having strong communities at College Park and Bayside. In preparation for our 8th annual gala on March 7, 2020, we’re leaning on you to help us build our auction offerings. Popu ... [More]

Support PTA and BUY Panda Parties!!

Fri, Oct 18 6:48pm

Dear College Park families,   Hope you enjoyed your Fall Break and is ready to go back to school Monday.  Besides the Fall Drive, Panda Parties is our school PTA's biggest fundraising event and we nee ... [More]

FMS Gift Card Orders Due Friday 10/25

Fri, Oct 18 11:58am

Dear College Park Families, Thank you to those who have already submitted FMS Gift Cards orders!!  If you would still like to participate, the last day to turn in orders is Friday 10/25.  Please drop ... [More]

BUY October Panda Parties NOW!!

Sun, Oct 13 12:12am

Dear College Park families, I hope you are enjoying your Fall Break!  Just a reminder that our Panda Parties are now online and there are several parties coming up in October!!  See below:   Party # P ... [More]

REMINDER: SMFC School Board Candidate Forum TOMORROW from 7 to 9 pm at the District Office (1170 Chess Dr, Foster City)

Tue, Oct 1 12:15pm

This is a friendly reminder that the 17th District PTA Council will host the SMFC School Board Candidate Forum tomorrow, October 2nd from 7 pm to 9 pm in the board room at the School District Office.  ... [More]

School Funding Summary Recap--WHAT DOES COLLEGE PARK GET?

Tue, Oct 1 7:28am

Dear College Park Community, Below is a recap of the September 5, 2019 meeting we had with David Chambliss, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, to discuss school funding and how College ... [More]

FMS Gift Card Fundraiser - Due Friday 10/25 (after Fall Break)

Tue, Oct 1 12:14am

Dear College Park Families, Please support FMS (Friends of Mandarin Scholars) by participating in the Gift Card Fundraiser.  Purchase gift cards from popular local merchants at face value and FMS will ... [More]

Panda Parties Webstore ISSUES - RESOLVED!!

Mon, Sep 30 11:15pm

Friends, it seems that you are so awesome that we have overwhelmed our PTA Panda Party Webstore!  Please be patient!  We may need to wait for support tomorrow morning to completely rectify the overloa ... [More]

PandaFest Thank You!

Mon, Sep 30 3:22pm

Thank you so much to everyone that came out to celebrate PandaFest! It was really great seeing so many College Park families enjoying the games, getting messy with slime, eating yummy food, and genera ... [More]

Literacy Week Planning Committee

Mon, Sep 30 2:00pm

Hello CP Families!    Our annual Literacy Week will be from December 9-13. We will have visitors sharing about literacy all week! First we'll have an author, then readers from our larger SM/FC communi ... [More]

Reminder: Art & Science Day Committee Meeting

Mon, Sep 30 12:38pm

Art & Science day will be on Friday, May 1, 2020 and we need to start planning!  Half of last year's committee graduated so we really need a few new faces to join our team to plan an amazing day of ar ... [More]

BUY Panda Parties: Webstore Opens @ 6PM TODAY 9/29!!!

Sun, Sep 29 4:10pm

Thank you College Park families for coming out to the PANDAFEST today to have fun and to preview the Panda Parties - our school’s biggest FUNdraiser event besides the Fall Drive!!!  As promised the Pa ... [More]

Panda Party Unveiling at PANDAFEST this Sunday 9/29

Sat, Sep 28 11:51am

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

College Park PTA Fall Drive - RACE RESULTS and CLASS COMPETITION WINNERS!!

Fri, Sep 27 1:00am

Our PTA Fall Drive/Class Competition officially ended on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at midnight and we got 70.35% participation from the entire school!!  Not quite 100% but pretty good for our firs ... [More]

PandaFest Ticket Sales Start Tomorrow

Wed, Sep 25 5:51pm

Avoid the lines this Sunday and pre-purchase your PandaFest tickets starting tomorrow morning. Sales will be set up near the main gate during morning drop off Thursday and Friday mornings. Cash, check ... [More]

We are getting very near the end with no clear winner in sight!

Tue, Sep 24 7:18pm

This has been fun but it will all come to an end very soon.   Tomorrow, September 25th at midnight is the deadline to donate to the College Park Fall Drive.   The Fall Drive may seem like just another ... [More]

PandaFest this Sunday, September 29

Tue, Sep 24 9:45am

Hope everyone is looking forward to this Sunday's PandaFest, from 12-3P!  It will be a fun day for the entire family. Note: We could really use a few more volunteers! Particularly for game monitors, s ... [More]

Only 3 more days!! PTA Fall Drive - Class Competition UPDATE

Mon, Sep 23 10:09am

College Park PTA Fall Drive - RACE to 100% PARTICIPATION ends this Wednesday, 9/25/19!!   Now's the time to make your donation and become part of the 100% Participation!  $500 donation per child allow ... [More]

Order your Treering yearbook by September 30th to receive a 15% discount.

Sun, Sep 22 7:41pm

Hi Parents:   We will be using Treering once again to publish our yearbooks.  For those of you who are new to College Park, Treering  publishes customizeable yearbooks.  Each order comes with two page ... [More]

Class Competition is tied to PTA Fall Drive/Donation Only - Not tied to PTA membership

Fri, Sep 20 1:36pm

** Please note that the Class competition and the panda  "Forest" on the wall at school is based on each child's family's participation in the Fall Drive/donation and is not tied to the PTA membership ... [More]

URGENT! PandaFest: Help Needed!

Thu, Sep 19 3:15pm

Sorry for resending! Parent volunteer sign ups for PandaFest are due tomorrow and we are at least 50 VOLUNTEERS short of being able to run the event. Volunteer Sign Up. Critical areas in need of help ... [More]

Be sure your student and their class get the credit they are due.

Mon, Sep 16 3:44pm

Current classroom standings in College Park Fall Drive at the end of this message;   If you have donated to Collage Park PTA Fall Drive through your company’s corporate match program, and you have NOT ... [More]

Welcome and Update from Friends of Mandarin Scholars

Mon, Sep 16 7:21am

Dear College Park Families, Welcome from Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) for the 2019-2020 school year! Established in 2011, FMS is a non-profit, parent volunteer organization that supports the K-8 ... [More]

Sign Up for Crossing Guard Committee

Sun, Sep 15 12:43am

Hi Members of the College Park Community, Participate in and/or help recruit for daily Morning Crossing help at the Indian and El Dorado and Indian and Fremont crossings near the school by signing up ... [More]

Sign Up for Panda Parties for 2019-2020 CLOSED

Thu, Sep 12 1:02am

Thank you everyone who has signed up to host a PANDA PARTIES!!  So great to be at a school with such great parent participation.  The sign-ups are officially closed.   If you have a great idea that yo ... [More]

SHORT Extension to Sign up to Host a PANDA PARTY - Wed, 9/11/19 at 9am

Tue, Sep 10 9:02am

Thank you all that have signed up to host a Panda Party per our original 9/9/19 Deadline!!  Per requests, we are extending the deadline to sign up to host a panda party until Wednesday, 9/11/19 at 9am ... [More]

Last Call for PANDA PARTY HOSTS!!

Mon, Sep 9 10:20am

Today, Monday, 9/9/19 is the last day to sign up to host a panda party and as of this morning, we have half of the 87 parties held last year!!  This fundraiser is only as successful as the hosted part ... [More]

School Board Candidate Forum 7 pm; Oct 2, 2019 School District Office 1170 Chess Drive Foster City

Sun, Sep 8 5:19pm

The 17th District PTA Council will host the SMFC School Board Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 2nd from 7 pm to 9 pm in the board room at the school district office. Please see attached flyer.   ... [More]

Four College Park Student's Ice Cream Flavors at Salt & Straw Sept 6th - Oct 3rd: Come taste the goodness!

Fri, Sep 6 1:34pm

Did someone say ice cream?! Last year the 4th grade students at College Park participated in the Salt & Straw Ice Cream Student Inventor Series. Our students submitted ice cream recipe ideas that they ... [More]

LCAP and Measure V Meeting in Gym: This Thursday Sep 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

Tue, Sep 3 5:50pm

San Mateo-Foster City School District officials, including College Park Principal Steven Chuang, will attend this Thursday’s meeting on LCAP and Measure V.  This meeting is meant to get everyone on co ... [More]

You are doing great! There is still a ways to go and only 3 weeks left. Let's make these weeks really count.

Tue, Sep 3 4:47pm

College Park PTA Fall Drive RACE to 100% PARTICIPATION   The Fall Fundraising Drive ends on September 25th.  Now's the time to make your donation and become part of the 100% Participation! Your donati ... [More]

Welcome to Art in Action 2019-20!

Mon, Sep 2 4:47pm

Happy Labor Day College Park Families!   Thank you to the small but dedicated group who came out to the Kick-off meeting, and to those of you who have emailed me with questions.  As many of the questi ... [More]

Panda Party Hosts NEEDED!!!

Mon, Sep 2 12:26am

Besides the Fall Drive, Panda Parties is the PTA's biggest fundraising event, and based on what we have so far, it will yield a dismal result.   The Monday, 9/9/19 deadline to sign up to host a panda ... [More]

LCAP and Measure V Meeting in Gym: Thursday Sep 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

Fri, Aug 30 12:48pm

San Mateo-Foster City School District officials, including College Park Principal Steven Chuang, will attend next Thursday’s meeting on LCAP and Measure V.  This meeting is meant to get everyone on co ... [More]

Thank you for coming to FMS Family Fun Day

Wed, Aug 28 11:29pm

Dear CP Parents, Thank you for coming to FMS Family Fun Day on Sunday. It was a wonderful and successful party. We met many new families and also our old friends. Thank you to all the volunteers for h ... [More]

Parking info for Family Fun Day

Sat, Aug 24 10:47pm

For families that are coming to Family Fun Day, Tomorrow will be a nice sunny day! There will be over 300+ joining this event. Due to the amount of people attending, there is limited parking at Shorev ... [More]

PTA GENERAL MEETING: FRIDAY AFTER DROP OFF - COLLEGE PARK GYM

Wed, Aug 21 9:25pm

EVERYONE:  BE AT THIS  SCHOOL YEAR'S  FIRST PTA  ( PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION )  MEETING  FRIDAY MORNING 08-23-2019 AND MINGLE WITH CARING PARENTS AND HAVE COFFEE, TEA, PASTRIES AND EXCHANGE PLEASANTR ... [More]

UPDATE: New Parent Volunteers -- Fingerprinting Save the Dates!

Wed, Aug 21 1:13pm

NOTE CHANGE:  For the convenience of parents already attending Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 27th, we will have Fingerprinting service available starting at 5:00 pm in the gym.  Thursday, Au ... [More]

Today is the Last Day RSVP FMS Family Fun Day

Wed, Aug 21 12:07pm

Dear CP Parents,   Today is the last day RSVP for FMS Family Fun Day.  The Link is  http://mandarinscholars.org/2019/08/rsvp-for-family-fun-day-sunday-8-25-3-6pm/   We still need volunteers for the ev ... [More]

FMS Family Fun Day helpers sign up sheet

Mon, Aug 19 10:29am

Hi CP Parents,   We need few helpers of Jumping house, art/craft and snow cone/popcorn sections for FMS Family Fun Day.   Each slot will be an hour so you still can enjoy the event with your family fo ... [More]

College Park Campus Clean Up

Sun, Aug 18 9:10pm

  Where’s the joy in picking up neighborhood trash?  Well, it doubles as a family outing; it makes for a proud neighborhood and school; it’s not unusual to find money and, today,  we found at least on ... [More]

PandaFest Planning Committee Meeting

Fri, Aug 16 12:54pm

We changed the name, but not the fun! PandaFest (previously called Moon Festival) is our biggest, welcome back to school, community building event/fundraiser of the year with carnival games, arts & cr ... [More]

2019 Panda Party Kickoff

Wed, Aug 14 1:20am

Greetings Parents and Teachers! Welcome back! We hope you had a fabulous summer.   Besides the College Park PTA Fall Drive, Panda Parties is our PTA’s largest annual fundraiser.  Panda Parties are eve ... [More]

College Park PTA Fall Drive

Tue, Aug 13 11:22pm

Dear Parents,   For those new to College Park Elementary, welcome!  And for all returning families, welcome back!  I am excited to inform you that College Park PTA will be bringing in an additional En ... [More]

Join FMS Family Fun Day - Sunday 8/25. Please RSVP by 8/21

Tue, Aug 13 11:21pm

Dear CP Parents,   Let’s start off the new school year with a fun activity day for kids and adults alike!  Come meet other College Park & Bayside Academy families and learn about the many ways to get ... [More]

Konstella Classroom Sign Up

Mon, Aug 12 12:03pm

Dear College Park Parents,   The classroom lists in Konstella have been updated. At today's popsicle social, parents will find out what classroom their child is in, once you know what classroom your c ... [More]