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

WEDNESDAY September 13, 2017


Key Dates & Upcoming Events

  • September 13: PCPA Meeting at 9:00am (Thomas Memorial Library)
  • September 15: Kindergarten Picnic at the Picnic Pavilion at Fort Williams Park
  • September 15: Wear Green, Give Green!
  • September 18: Volunteer Orientation Session at 5:30pm (Community Center)
  • September 19: Pond Cove Picture Day
  • September 19: Grade 2 Open House: 6:00-6:30 p.m., Grade 4 Open House: 6:30-7:00 p.m
  • September 27: Grade 1 Open House: 6:00-6:30 p.m. Grade 3 Open House: 6:30-7:00 p.m. 
  • September 20: Early Release Day (students dismissed at 1:50)
  • October 4: Early Release Day (students dismissed at 1:50)
  • October 9: Columbus Day Holiday - No School
  • October 18: Early Release Day (students dismissed at 1:50)

Wear Green, Give Green!

Let's show our community spirit and all wear a GREEN item of clothing on Friday, September 15th. We want to come together as one community and show our support for those affected by recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and fires. If you'd like to, you may also give green by making a financial donation to the American Red Cross. Click here for full details.


Say Cheese on September 19th!

Pond Cove's picture day is scheduled for next Tuesday the 19th. Order forms should be coming home either today or tomorrow. You can order online or send the form in with your student. If you order online you will need this code Q3WCC3JL and the company name is Geskus. You will also need to print the confirmation and send that with your child on Picture Day.


Volunteer of the Week

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


Pond Cove Open Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Kindergarten Lunch volunteers needed! From 12:15pm - 12:40pm. Please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are available to help.
  • Room Parents Needed! There is still a need for a room parent in the following classrooms: Ferry, Alfiero, Jennings, Adams, Valente, Vita-Taylor, and MacInnes. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are able to help - and click here to review the responsibilities.

PCPA Open Volunteer Positions:

The PCPA needs your help! We have many critical positions unfilled,
and are in much need of additional parent support. If there's
a position you can fill from the list below, or one you'd like
to discuss further, please contact 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 job descriptions on each of each of the open positions
listed below can be found in here:

  • PCPA Co-President
  • Volunteer Coordinator - NEW THIS YEAR
  • Retail/Cape Wear Chair - NEW THIS YEAR
  • Website Administrator
  • Scholastic Book Fair Co-Chair
  • Movie Night Co-Chair
  • Bingo Night Chair & Committee
  • Arts Day Co-Chair
  • Box Top Coordinator
  • F.I.T./K-F.I.T. Co Chairs & Committee
  • 4th Grade Celebration Co-Chairs (3)
  • CLYNK Co-Chair
  • Hannaford Helps Schools Program Chair

View the current PCPA volunteer directory by clicking here:

Did you know that you are able to order Cape Wear clothing, dog accessories and School Notes dismissal pads directly from the new PCPA website? 
Click here to visit the online store and place an order!

Fundraising Updates


Back to school, back to CLYNKing!

Welcome back packets should have gone home in your student's back pack mail, and we are working to replenish the classroom bins. There are always plenty of grade specific bags available in the front lobby - so let's make this our best year of CLYNKing yet! And if you want to help even more - we can always use bag folders! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.


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

Do you regularly shop at Hannaford?? Here is your chance to participate in an easy, no-cost fundraiser that significantly reduces your child's class's tuition for their 6th grade Chewonki experience! It's free and so easy!! All you need to do is send in a check with your filled out form to the PC front office and you will receive a Hannaford grocery card for the full amount of your check. Hannaford gives the MSPA 5% of every dollar loaded onto your card. You decide to which grade's outdoor fund your 5% gets allocated. Send in checks by the due dates listed and we will reload your same card each month. For questions please email Sarah Bischoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can download a sign up form here and you can see here how your child's Chewonki fundraising is going.


Box Tops for Education

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


Cape Elizabeth Bike Rodeo!


This event will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 4 – 6pm at the Cape Elizabeth Community Service back parking lot. There will be a free bike and helmet safety check, and a simulated road safety course. You can download the event flyer here.


Register for Tri By The Sea!

Remember to register for the Tri By The Sea! Cape Community Services is pleased to present Southern Maine's second annual youth triathlon on Sunday, September 17th. All three legs of the event will be held at the HS Campus, Richards Community Pool and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Youth age 7 – 15 are encouraged to participate. Lots of volunteers will be needed, and family and friends are invited to cheer on the athletes. Click here for complete event registration details.


Pumpkin Patch by the Sea

Alewive's Brook Farm is excited to announce another great expansion to the farm, this Fall we will unveil our newest endeavor, Pumpkin Patch by the Sea. We will offer a wonderful family adventure during the fall weekends, beginning September 30th. Fun farm games will include a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, Roller Racing, and a Pick Your own Pumpkin Patch. See website for full details - and mention you saw this on the PCPA newsletter using the password FUNTASTIC and you'll save a dollar off each child's admission!


Cape Volleyball Car Wash Event!


Cape Elizabeth Volleyball Boosters is gearing up for our annual fundraising car wash event! The team will be happy to wash your car on Saturday, September 23 at two convenient locations. We will be at both Bothel's and the Cape Service Station from 10:30 to 1:30. Drive on over and support Cape Volleyball! See you then! 


CEEF "Laugh for Education!" with Bob Marley


The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation (CEEF) will host New England's King of Comedy, comedian Bob Marley, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7 PM at the Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium. Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite.com!

Please join in the fun and enjoy an evening of laughter while supporting Cape Schools! Buy your tickets now! You can download the event flyer here.


Meet your PCPA Board Members


Jennifer Pollick, PCPA President

First and foremost I am mom to Isabelle a fourth grader who keeps me on and my husband on our toes at all times. She's a busy girl. In addition to my mom duties I also work full-time as a museum educator and have my own business as well. I love being part of the PCPA Board, my only regret is getting started so late in my Pond Cove stay. Being President (or Co-President) of the PCPA has been one of the most rewarding experiences. It's a challenge as any commitment can be but I have seen the PCPA do some amazing things and selfishly I get to say "I was part of that!" There's nothing like being able to help the teachers, students and Cape Elizabeth community. And I am grateful to be part of it along with my fellow PCPA board members and extensive, dedicated volunteer force.


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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