Our mission: To enrich, support and enhance the social and learning environment of Pond Cove Students.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mark your Calendars!

  • Nov 27-29th - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 7th - Tri Parent Craft Fair from 10am-3pm




Save the Date for the Holiday Craft Fair! 

The 2nd Annual Tri-Parent Association Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will be held December 7th, 10am-3pm in the MS Cafetorium and PC Gym. Save the Date!! We have some of our favorite vendors and some great new ones. Crepe Elizabeth will be there serving up their yummy crepes for lunch.

Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities. This is a fundraiser for the PCPA, MSPA, and HSPA and many hands are needed to make it a success.
for more information please contact Jennifer Pollick.


PCPA Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to be the MSPA CLYNK Chair Shadow!

Our Clynk Chair has been doing this for many years and her youngest will be in 7th grade next year. She'd like to be able to have a shadow for the remainder of this school year and turn it over to the new person at the end of the school year. She will still be available to help for 2 more school years.  It is a wonderful program, and could easily be shared by 2 people. Please contact Sheri Bragg


Want to get Involved? Only two more chances to attend 
a Volunteer Orientation Session!

If you have not yet attended a volunteer orientation, and wish to volunteer in Cape Elizabeth Schools this year, you have 1 more opportunity to attend a required volunteer orientation session on December 3rd. The next sessions will not be scheduled until Spring 2020. Click here for more information.


Cape Partnerships for Education
Cape Partnerships for Education is a new initiative designed to create a central database of skills, knowledge, and resources that parents, guardians, and community members are willing to share with our students and teachers. This short 5 minute survey will allow you to list information about yourself and various ways you might consider interacting with students. Contact information will remain private until permission to share is granted on a case by case basis. Contact volunteer and extended learning coordinator John Holdridge with any questions. 


Help fill the Pond Cove Clothes Closet!

Nurse Taylor is in need of some clothes for the clothes closet:   Pants - all sizes for both boys and girls (6-7, 8,10,12)
(No jeans - kids prefer sweatpants and leggings)   Girls Underwear sizes 6,7,8   Sneakers (small sizes)


PCPA Fundraising Updates

Are you planning on buying anything at
Amazon this holiday shopping season?

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us when you do you shopping at smile.amazon.com? AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support us by clicking the link to set us up as your AmazonSmile
charity of choice! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-2024925

Fill and return CLYNK bags to support outdoor education program fundraising efforts! Bags labeled by grade level are available in the Pond Cove lobby and in each students classroom. Funds raised stay with your child's grade level and are used to support their outdoor education programs in Middle School such as the 5th grade walk along the Boston Freedom Trail and the 6th grade trip to Chewonki.

It is estimated that over $12,000 per grade needs to be raised by December of your child's 6th grade year to continue these programs. Excess funds raised stay with your child's grade and may further reduce the cost to parents or be used to offset the costs of future programs. Start early, start now and keep on CLYNKing!

Contact our CLYNK co-chair Dana Schauf with questions and click here to see
how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.


Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser Several new families joined the Hannaford prepaid gift card program last month - THANK YOU!  Why not purchase your Thanksgiving dinner supplies with a prepaid gift card from Hannaford?  Hannaford gives the schools back 5% of every dollar you spend!   Simply send in a check (any amount up to $500.00) with your filled out form to the MS or Pond Cove front office by 1 p.m. - you will receive a prepaid card for the full amount of your check.   Your  5% gets allocated to the class of your choice - the money STAYS with that class for future outdoor programming.  You can also choose teacher grants. For questions please email Laura Allen at allenlaura207@gmail.com.      Next due date is November 21st!   Click here to see how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.

Make sure you turn in your 
Hannford Helps Schools receipts! 

Now through 11/30, for every 4 participating products you purchase, you'll earn $3 for Pond Cove. Look for shelf tags in-store or view this year's participating products here: http://bit.ly/2L9olCc After you shop, make sure to deposit your School Dollars in the collection tower in-store for Pond Cove. If 100 families buy 4 products each week (3 School Dollars) for the entire program, our school could raise $3,900!

PCPA News & Information

Keep up with PCPA events by subscribing to our calendar!

For the new school year, we've made some changes to the PCPA events calendar.
You might not notice the changes on the website, but if you've previously
subscribed to the PCPA website calendar, your old subscription will
no longer work - you will need to re-subscribe.

If you already have a PCPA website account, you can simply go here to subscribe
to our calendar. If you don't yet have a PCPA website account, we encourage you
to set one up, but in the meantime you can go here for instructions on
subscribing to our calendar.

Please contact our webmaster if you have any problems subscribing.

Community News & Events


Cape Community Services Program Info
Don't miss participating in upcoming programs starting soon including
Fall MinecraftMindful Painting & DrawingMindful SculptingTap & JazzHigh Touch High Tech Earth in Space and Unwritten Roads Movie Making.

Buy a Holiday Wreath to Support Girl's Ice Hockey
Please support the Capeflete Girls Ice Hockey Program by ordering your holiday wreath from them. The deadline for orders is 11/20. Look for the flyers/order form in the Cape Courier or contact Cathy Murray for more information. She can be reached at 799-1692 or via email at: SandCMurray@maine.rr.com

 Because we want to give all parents the opportunity to attend Pond Cove Parents Association meetings, we plan to host them online the second Thursday of each month this year to make
it easier for all

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