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

WEDNESDAY June 21, 2017

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

  • June 22nd - Last Day of School! This is a half day, and lunch will not be served.

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.
  • 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
  • Box Top Coordinator

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Volunteer of the Week

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


Have a Wonderful Summer Break!

We look forward to seeing you back at Pond Cove in the Fall. Make sure to
like the PCPA on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of the exciting 
events and activities we have planned for the 2017-2018 school year!


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!

Fundraising Updates


Help us CLYNK all Summer long!

Remember, we CLYNK all year long so please grab bags from the school lobby or have your children bring them home from their classrooms to CLYNK over Summer break.


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

June's grocery card reloads earned $421 for outdoor education with 24 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. Download a sign up form here and and participate over the summer by sending in post-dated checks to the PC front office before the last day of school. Due dates/card reload dates are July 12th and August 9th. The MSPA will send you a new card and you can reload your same card every month 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.

We truly appreciate your collection efforts - but please make sure to cut along the dotted line! It saves many volunteer hours if we don't have to trim out the Box Tops before we submit them. Thanks for your cooperation!


Community News


Tennis Balls Needed!

The Cape Elizabeth Facilities Department is in need of used tennis balls for the legs of desks and chairs in order to preserve the shine on the floors after the summer cleaning. If you are able to donate any amount of used tennis balls, they can be delivered to the Facilities and Transportation Department at the back of CEHS.


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.capecommunityservices.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!

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


The PCPA In Action!


Arts Day is one of the most exciting and dynamic days of the school year, when kids spend the entire day having fun, getting messy, and learning about art from an incredible group of volunteer visiting artists, and this year was a great success. The morning began with student musicians performing in the hallways as kids arrived at school. Then more than 30 visiting artists from the greater Portland area (including some Pond Cove parents) donated their time to the school for morning workshops that ranged from dance to painting and jewelry making, theater set design, and papier-mâché sculpture… the list goes on. There was also an all-school assembly in the afternoon featuring magician Jason Purdy. Arts Day has been funded by the PCPA for many years.

(Pictured: Frank Stella-inspired Collaborative Art project guided by Kristine Biegel of The Creative Child and Arts Program and created by Miss Kieran's class.)

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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Pond Cove Elementary School
12 Scott Dyer Road
(207) 799-7339

Kelly Hasson, Principal
Theresa Curran, Assistant Principal
Brianne Gallagher, School Counselor
Erin Taylor, Nurse
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