Explore the elementary school programs organized and/or funded by the PTA. There are lots of ways to get involved!
At the heart of the PTA, are our Room Parents, connecting Parents with Teachers, and families with each other. Room Parents are the liaison between the PTA Leadership Team and each family unit in their class. They help with recruiting volunteers for the classroom, organizing classroom festivities or family social get-togethers. They share information that parents need to know. And they help with Teacher Appreciation, such as, collecting contributions for teacher (and support staff) holiday and year-end gifts. They also support PTA fundraising efforts, especially those that are specific to their grade (such as the Read-A-Thon for 3rd grade or the Wreath Sale for 5th grade). Room Parents must attend at least one PTA meeting per month. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.
Many teachers request assistance from parent volunteers throughout the year. To learn more, please contact your child’s teacher or Room Parent.
Organized by parent and teacher volunteers, Morning Mile is a nationwide program that we are modeling here at CBCS. Your child can arrive early to school and take some laps around the field. Teachers report that students come to class ready to start their day, after releasing some energy in the morning. It is free to participate and students are rewarded with charms for certain milestones. Learn more about the program and how to participate from the CBCS weekly Titan Times email or contact us.
Social Gatherings & Events
The PTA hosts several social gatherings, sometimes fundraising events, throughout the year. Some examples have included, Boohoo Breakfast, Fall Festival, Spring Karaoke Night, July 4th Parade Float, etc. Some of these are organized by class or grade, and others for all K-12. Some events focus on the whole family while others are geared toward adults-only. All of these opportunities are a way to help breakdown social barriers and welcome all families into the school community. When parents find new connections, they find new sources of support throughout their child’s educational journey. These events are more than just “social” or fundraisers…they are part of creating a fabric of engagement and connectedness that not only benefits students’ success directly but also creates a cohesive fabric of support for teachers, school staff, families, and even the broader community.
Parents have the opportunity to volunteer throughout the year in the cafeteria, supervising the lunch hour and ensuring that all students have the opportunity to consume a healthy lunch. Volunteers make it possible for teachers to take a much-needed break during this time. It’s also a special way to connect directly with the school and show the power of community service to your child. Learn more or sign up here.
Grade Level Fundraisers
The PTA helps coordinate parent leadership to lead student-driven fundraisers in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Funds raised go directly toward class trips or other special programming for those grades. These are also opportunities to introduce fundraising, community engagement, and volunteer service to elementary school children and to instill values of philanthropy and service as they go forward.
Funded by The PTA
The following programs are not managed directly by the PTA but are funded and supported by the PTA. In fact, this is where a majority of our funding for student programs in the Elementary School goes. As a volunteer-led organization, we believe it is not sustainable to manage too many of our “own programs.” Instead, we believe in sponsoring and partnering directly with the school or with other organizations who bring expertise and the necessary staffing and leadership to provide the best level of support to our students (or teachers).
The PTA is proud to be a funder of these programs because they not only enhance learning and extracurricular experiences for students, but they also extend the school day to provide an affordable afterschool solution to parents and caregivers.
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