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

WEDNESDAY May 17, 2017

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

  • May 17 - Kindergarten Parent Night 6-7pm
  • May 19th - Art’s Day
  • May 29th - Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 4th - Cape Challenge
  • June 5th - Kindergarten Field Day - 9am
  • June 6th - 1st Grade Field Day - 9am
  • June 7th - 2nd Grade Field Day - 9am
  • June 8th - 3rd Grade Field Day - 9am
  • June 9th - 4th Grade Field Day - 9am

Open Positions:

  • PCPA Co-President
    • Attend monthly PCPA meetings and work with PCPA Co-President,
      Vice President and Secretary to determine Meeting Agendas.
    • Work with the rest of the Board to determine dates of programs and events.
    • Work with Co-President and Vice-President to set priorities for PCPA.
    • Co-President is a team effort with your fellow Co-President and all of the
      Board members
    • 2 year term.
  • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Attend monthly PCPA meetings and the executive committee meetings
    • Coordinate with all program and event chairs, to fill the need of volunteers at all programs, events and fundraisers.
    • Create 2-3 volunteer appreciation events per school year in partnership with the MSPA and HSPA (Tri-Parent Associations)
    • Create 1 volunteer recruitment event per school year
    • Maintain the PCPA volunteer database
    • Coordinate with C.E. District Volunteer Coordinator, John Holdridge to ensure all volunteers for events have completed district wide volunteer training.
  • Red Claws Event Chairperson
    • Coordinate with Red Claws to organize a family evening for Pond Cove students
      at a game. 
    • Send flyer home in back packs announcing event and ticket information. 
  • Retail Chair
    • Track and maintain inventory for PCPA products: dog collars, leashes and key fobs
    • Fill orders placed through online store or backpack advertisement
    • Contact local businesses for purchase of PCPA products (Key fobs, Collars, Leashes)
    • Coordinate with MSPA to do a joint Cape Wear Sale in the fall
    • For the remainder of 2016-17 school year and 2017-18 ONLY, maintain inventory for leftover Cape Wear and fulfill on-line orders. (Orders are normally placed before inventory is purchased. The 2016-17 inventory was partially purchased, and we have an overstock of some items)
  • Art’s Day Shadows/Assistant Chair

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteer of the Week

Congratulations to Emily Garvin!  You are our volunteer of the week.
Thank you for your service, and thank you to ALL volunteers!


There is still time to register!

Cape Challenge 5K, 1M Race and Kid's Fun Run

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 5K Run 9:30 a.m.
1 mile dash for ages 12 and under 9:00 a.m.
Kid's Fun Run ages 8 and under 8:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Cape Chiropractic and Acupuncture, OA Centers for
Orthopaedics and OrthoAccess -OA’s Orthopaedic Walk-In Clinic

Proceeds to benefit the CE High School, Middle School
and Pond Cove Parents' Associations

Click here to register today!


Last Call for Cape Wear!

Don't miss out on this last minute opportunity to purchase Cape Wear before inventory runs out! We will deliver your order to school and send it home in your child's back pack. 
Click to visit the online store!

Upcoming PCPA Event Info


4th Grade Celebration


Friday, June 16th • 1:45 pm

Pond Cove Cafetorium


April 1 has come and gone  - and we need your 
student's young & recent pictures 
and $20 ASAP!


Submit pictures online to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Make sure to put teacher's name in the subject line, and include the student's name in the email. Or send in hard copies with the student's name on the back of them, in an envelope labeled "PCPA 4th Grade Picture" along with the teacher's name.


A check for $20 should be made payable to the PCPA, and sent in an envelope marked 4th Grade Celebration in backpack mail.


Questions? Email Joey Terry at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fundraising Updates


You Shop, Amazon Gives!
Raise money for you child's school without spending an extra cent! PCPA is an approved charity for Amazon Smile! This program donates .5% of eligible purchases (typically those items sold and shipped by Amazon) to PCPA. Use this link which will automatically designate PCPA as the recipient charity.  Simply browse and shop as you normally would on Amazon.com.  If you have any questions, please contact Renee Fallon:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Hannaford Grocery Card Fundraiser

May's grocery card reloads earned $426 for outdoor education with 25 families participating! Hannaford gives the MSPA 5% of every dollar loaded onto a Hannaford Grocery Card. You decide to which grade's outdoor fund your 5% gets allocated. Money earned primarily reduces per-student tuition for your child's 6th grade Chewonki experience. Approximately $12,000 is needed by 6th grade to offset the cost of Chewonki tuition. Download a sign up form here and send your check in to the PC front office by the next due date (June 7th) and the MSPA will mail you a grocery card which will be loaded with the full amount of your check. Reload your same card every month through the MSPA by simply sending in a check by each month's due date. For questions please email Sarah Bischoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See here how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.


Box Tops for Education
This year to date we have received $766.80 for Box Tops.

Click here to download and print collection sheets.  You can send in completed sheets or loose box tops in a zip-top bag.  This year to date we have received $766.80 for Box Tops.


Community News


Join us for the Cape Challenge Dinner!

Elsmere is hosting a Fundraising Night to benefit Cape Elizabeth Schools and the upcoming Cape Challenge race on Tuesday, May 23rd. From 4-9 PM, a portion of the proceeds from all meals will be donated to benefit all three Cape Schools. Join us for food, drink and fun to support a local business and a great cause.

You can download the event flyer here.


CEMS Spring Scholastic Book Fair - BOGO

May 23rd to May 25th the MSPA will be hosting a special Scholastic Book Fair - Buy One Get One Free! This fair will be books only. We will have age appropriate titles for 4-8th graders. Popular titles from last fall as well as a few new ones to catch your eye. The fair will be located in the CEMS 5th grade knuckle. Hours will be from 7:30 am to 3 pm. For questions, please contact Liana Erickson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Community Services Updates!

Kicking off later in May is another session of Karate. Starting in June are Cape Lightning Track & Field Club, Warrior Yoga & Creative Movement and Cape Baseball Camp. Save $8 on your Tri by the Sea registration by signing up before the last day of school. Book online at www.communityservices.org or call us at 799-2868. All programming may be viewed in the Spring/Summer edition of the Cape Explorer

Click here to view our current newsletter. You can check out the Seniors' new ride and get info on signing up for Rec Camp before the early bird discount expires! And for all you painters out there...Plein air painting on June 24th.


Mark Your Calendars! Fort Williams has something for everyone this spring. Join us!

Migratory Bird Walk with Doug Hitchcox, Maine Audubon Naturalist. Monday, May 22, 7-9 AM, rain or shine.  Some binoculars will be provided, but bring your own if you have them. Plan to meet at the cliff walk to the right of the lighthouse. There's no registration required, but a $5.00 donation to the Audubon Society is requested, payable at the event. 

Molly Maps Cartography Workshops at Thomas Memorial Library:  theme is Fort Williams.  Thursday, May 25, children ages 8-12 at 3:15 PM, adults at 6:30 PM. Free. Space is limited. Register through TML: www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org

Native and Invasive Plant Guided Walk at Fort Williams Park with Kelly Corbin of the Wild Seed Project. Saturday, June 10, 9:30-11:00 AM. Cost is $5. Register through Wild Seed Project:  http://wildseedproject.net

It’s Just a Walk in the Park: Fort Williams-focused history walking tour with Jim Rowe Friday, June 23 at 8:30 AM. Free. Register through CE Community Services: 

Questions? Contact us at http://fortwilliams.org


Call For Professionals: CEMS Career Conversations

The CEMS Guidance Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new Career Conversation Series at CEMS. If you are willing to engage 7th and 8th grade students in conversations about your career, your career path, and the nature of the work you and those around you do then this opportunity could be for you. All conversations will take place in April and May from 12:55-1:35. Your total time commitment with arrival (12:30) and departure (1:45) will be less than 1.5 hours. Interested professionals can contact John Holdridge, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator at jholdridge@capeelizabethschools.org for more information or to sign up to join us.


The PCPA In Action!


Working with the 4th grade teachers, we have been able to
provide grant funding to support a multi-year artist-in residency for basket weaver Towanda Brown that benefits all 4th grade classes. Ms. Brown is a basket weaver and potter who lives on
Long Island, a small island off the coast of Portland, Maine.
She's dedicated to making art that captures the beauty of the
island and the ocean that surrounds her.

Because we want to give all parents the opportunity to attend Pond Cove Parents Association meetings, we will continue to alternate meeting times – morning meeting one month, evening meeting the next month.  Morning meetings will be in the conference room of Thomas Memorial Library.  Evening meetings will be
in the Pond Cove Library Learning Commons.


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12 Scott Dyer Road
(207) 799-7339

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