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PCPA Email News Feb. 12, 2020
PCPA Email News Feb. 12, 2020
Wendy Derzawiec
Friday, February 14, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Events

  • February 13 - PCPA Monthly Meeting 6:30pm in the Community Center Conference Room
  • February 17-21 - Winter Break
  • March 4 - Early Release Day (Students released at 2pm)

Get Your Tickets for Maine Red Claws Night

Maine Red Claws - Sunday, March 15th at 1:00pm

The Maine Red Claws invite you to support the Pond Cove Parents Association Fundraiser at the Portland Expo on Sunday, March 15th @ 1:00pm as the Red Claws take on the Wisconsin Herd.

Get there early for pre-game events! Gates open at 12:00 PM and the game starts at 1:00 PM. $2 for every ticket sold will go to the Cape Elizabeth Parent Association and every ticket comes with a FREE Maine Red Claws hat!

Purchase Tickets Here

Fundraising Updates

Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser January Update

Participants using their Hannaford pre-paid gift cards raised $172.50 in January for the schools - we receive 5% back from our bulk orders each month. The next deadline is February 13th - just in time for those Valentine treats or dinner you've been planning! Drop off a check with your filled out form to the Middle School or Pond Cove front office, and you will receive a Hannaford grocery card for the full amount of your check. Forms can also be found in the lobbies of Pond Cove and the middle school. Getting a new card? No worries, this month you can choose to have your card delivered to you (instead of mailed) that way you can make all your last minute Hannaford Valentine purchases!

Please contact Laura Allen with any questions.

See how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going

Download the form

Help the PCPA when you shop at Amazon

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to us when you do your shopping at smile.amazon.com?

We received a quarterly donation of $144.40 thanks to parents using AmazonSmile - thanks for supporting the PCPA! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - same products, same prices, same service.

Set the PCPA as your AmazonSmile charity of choice!

The CLYNK Challenge HAS BEGUN!

Our school is competing in the CLYNK For Schools Recycling Challenge which takes place between January 21, 2020 - March 20, 2020. Every year, CLYNK and Hannaford Supermarkets team up to reward the schools that make the biggest recycling impact.

We can earn an extra $.50 for every dollar in bottle returns during the competition period thanks to a match provided by Hannaford. Take home a CLYNK bag from the lobby or your classroom, fill it with bottles and cans, and drop it off at Hannaford. Every cent raised goes directly to support the CLYNK for Outdoor program. Top performing schools earn cash prizes, and in addition to Hannaford's matching funds.

Community News & Events

Girls On The Run

Girls On The Run is for every girl!

  • The 10 week program is for girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
  • Practice Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm – 4:45pm.
  • Practices will begin on 3/17/20 and conclude the last week in May.
  • Location: Pond Cove Elementary School.
  • Program Fee: $145.

GOTR-Maine uses an Income Based Sliding Scale to determine the participant fee and financial assistance. The scale ranges from $20 - $145.

Please contact Chelsea Torrey for more information.

Download the program flyer.

Interested in Coaching? Volunteer coaches are still needed!

GOTR teams are led by three or more volunteer coaches. We need one more assistant coach for this team!

  • Coach Training is provided and lessons are scripted for you.
  • Coaches must be available to work with a team of 8-15 girls for 90 minutes, two days a week for 10 weeks beginning 3/17/20.

Contact Sue Adams-Thompson or visit http://girlsontherunmaine.org.

Download the coaching flyer

Join Portland Ovations at Theater Camp

February Vacation Theater Camp – "The Wizard of Oz"

You can ensure your child's February break is filled with creativity, growth, play, and the exploration of endless imaginative possibilities by registering them for Ovations Offstage/Portland Recreation's Theater Vacation Camp! Join guest artists Compa ss Creative Dramatics for 5 full days of theater camp including games, activities, rehearsals, and a final performance designed to highlight children's inner performers. No acting experience necessary: just come ready to play and have fun! Behind the scenes roles are also available.

  • Camp runs February 17 – 21, East End Community School, Portland, ME
  • Final performance will be held on Friday, February 21st at 6PM.
  • Family and friends are welcome to attend.
  • Daily, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (aftercare available until 4:30 PM for $10/day)
  • Open to grades 2 – 8
  • Cost: $275

Register here

Please contact Peter Gerard or call (207) 773-8222.

Nonprofit Night at Elsmere BBQ

in honor of Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure

Do good while dining out! Enjoy a great meal and have a great time at Elsmere BBQ. Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure will receive 8% of all food sales, including take-out.

Event Date and Time: March 3rd, 4pm to Close

Location: 448 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106

Benefiting Organization: Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri For a Cure

For more information contact Lisa Burleson.

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