Welcome to Friends of Princeton Charter School!
Friends of Princeton Charter School is the school’s parent-teacher organization formed to support the needs of PCS. All parents and teachers in the school community are members of Friends and we genuinely welcome your input and hope that you get involved. Friends of Princeton Charter School (Friends of PCS or Friends) is also a charitable 501(c)(3) corporation organized under New Jersey law.
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. All PCS Parents/Guardians welcome to join us. We welcome any volunteer opportunity to share as much time or ideas as you can. Please check school newsletter for the monthly Friends meeting zoom link.
Friends of PCS organizes many fun and community-building events throughout the year, and provide services that help the school. Friends of PCS also provide funds every year as requested by the school, to be used where needed, from support for after-school clubs, school trips, and support for the PCS Capital and Endowment Fund. The school counts on substantial support from Friends raised at our Annual Spring Benefit.
How to Get Involved
The Friends of PCS welcomes parent volunteers on any and all levels. Our goal is for parents to feel good about contributing to the school in any way that fits their schedule. Please check the Events page for all events history. Please come back and check the most updated posts.
- Thank you Teachers!
Friends members have organized some special ways to thank our wonderful teachers at the end of this remarkable year.
The parents sponsored spirt wear were delivered to the teachers, all in gift bags.
All staff, including the speech teacher, social worker and cleaning staff, have received special thank you gifts from Friends.
Thank you for all the supports. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year.
- TECH TALK: Managing Family Life Online with Industry Leader Lynette Owens
EXCLUSIVE PCS TECH TALK: Managing Family Life Online with Industry Leader Lynette Owens. Join us on Sunday December 6th @ 7pm via Zoom when returning speaker, Lynette Owens, Founder & Global Director Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families Program, will be hosting a tech talk exclusively for PCS parents/guardians.
Managing Family Life Online looks at how 2020 has been a year that has challenged us to rethink how we live, work, interact, and view the world. Join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges our families and kids’ have experienced with technology due to COVID-19. From TikTok to Zoom to Roblox, hear some best practices about helping your kids strike a healthy balance of screen time during the school year. Bring your questions! Zoom info will be sent out next week.
- Remote Picture Day
MISSED SCHOOL PICTURE DAY? No worries, check out RemotePictureDay.com! With this new program, virtual students can now submit pictures, be in the yearbook and join their classmates in the class group photo! Families can choose their backgrounds and order prints of their photos. Check out the 1-minute video or see the Irvin Simon attachment to learn more.
Please note, this option requires a $4.95 submission fee.
ACT TODAY – DEADLINE DECEMBER 1st. Just use your camera phone and for $4.95 you can include your picture in the school picture program. Click here for more detail: RemotePictureDay.com!
Make sure to sign up to AmazonSmile to help raise money for Princeton Charter School! With just a few clicks, you can help support Princeton Charter School with your purchases of eligible AmazonSmile products. Now more than ever, every donation $ helps.
Please add Princeton Charter School to your Amazon account for this holiday season and help us help the school! Simply go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3483674 or start at AmazonSmile and select Friends of Princeton Charter School as your charitable organization. It’s that easy to help donate to PCS whenever you shop! Now more than ever, every donation helps.
- PCS SPIRIT WEAR WITH NEW SCHOOL LOGO
PCS SPIRIT WEAR WITH NEW SCHOOL LOGO***HOLIDAY SPECIAL ORDERS*** Do your holiday shopping and get the kids and family spirit wear clothing and accessories (with the new Princeton Charter School logo) for the holiday season. Available in adult and youth sizes.
- All orders must be submitted online no later than Sunday, November 15th at 11:59 PM. Delivery will be free to Princeton Charter School address (pick up there), but a flat fee will be charged if you want items shipped directly to your home or alternate address.
- Place your orders at https://princetoncharterschoolwinter2020.itemorder.com/sale
- Delivery is the week of December 14th, just in time for Holiday gift giving! Gifts ideas for kids, family, and teachers
- Note: all orders are custom made, thus cannot be returned or exchanged.
Thank you for your support of Friends & Princeton Charter School.
- BOOK FAIR COMING TO PCS CAMPUS
BOOK FAIR COMING TO PCS CAMPUS: Lock it on your calendar that on Friday, October 23rd (12:30 – 5:30) and Saturday, October 24th (9:30-1:30) we will have our annual Fall Book Fair on the Princeton Charter School Campus. This is a great opportunity to get some early holiday shopping in and get a book supply for cold weather reading time. We will be requiring advanced reservations so we can ensure COVID-19 safety guidelines. More details to come.
- NEW! PCS “Eat Local” Fundraising Program
Friends of PCS has launched a new fundraising program, partnering with local restaurants. On a certain day families can order takeout/delivery/dine in/out and the restaurants will give back a percentage of sales to Friends of PCS. Please check the newsletter each week and Save the Date for a fun family dinner while raising money for our school! Support businesses who support PCS!
- Order online or call in: 609-924-5387
- Code is required for online and phone orders: “PCS”
- Location: 20 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
- 15% of sales will go back to Friends of PCS
Wednesday 21st October – Mooyah – 4:00 – 9:00 PM
- Download Mooyah app or order online
- Code is required for ordering via the app or online: “SKILLMANFUN”
- Location: 1378 Rt 206, Skillman, NJ
- 15% of sales will go back to Friends of PCS
- Support our local businesses and help raise money for Princeton Charter Schoool. Check out Tuesday PCS newsletter for weekly updates!
RITA’S PCS DAY…….CONTINUES ON FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER: Our PCS Days at Rita’s have been so successful they have asked us to continue them every Friday in October, 2:00 – 5:00 PM. 25% of all sales every Friday in October between 2:00 – 5:00 PM go to Princeton Charter School as fundraising $. This is a great opportunity for “class social time” with a treat and walk around the Princeton Shopping Center or play at Grover Park. Not to mention we still will be having visits from our “Celebrity PCS Teachers” usually around 4:00 PM. Reminder for masks and social distancing please.
Claire Shields – President, Friends of PCS
- PICTURE DAY IS HERE!
Picture Day’s coming this Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th for all K-8 students.
- Picture Day is voluntary and will be held outdoors at PCS campus. All appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
- Reservations required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a9a72da6fb6-pcspicture
- Parent volunteers needed! Please help us have a successful Picture Day on Friday October 9th and Saturday, October 10th. Schedule a volunteer time-slot during Picture days! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a9a72da6fb6-volunteers
FOOD DRIVE FOR PRINCETON MOBILE FOOD PANTRY ON PICTURE DAYS: Friends will be running a Food Drive on Picture Day this week (October 9th-10th.) Please consider bringing non-perishable items. The mobile food pantry is in need of: Sugar, flour, Maseca, corn oil, canned tuna and chicken, pasta, tomato sauce, canned corn /peas and beans in bags. All items can be brought to school on Picture Day and placed in the labeled bins on entry to the school. (See attached material for more details on Princeton Mobile Food Pantry.)
- 6th Grade Parent Happy Hour over Zoom
6th Grade Parent Happy Hour over Zoom is on Friday 16th Oct @ 7pm. Evite went out. Reach out to homeroom parents for details.
- Friends Zoom Meeting
COME ZOOM WITH FRIENDS OF PCS: Princeton Charter School Friends monthly meeting is now being held on Zoom and has moved to evening hour at 7:00 PM at the request of PCS families. All PCS Parents/Guardians welcome to join us. We welcome any volunteer opportunity to share as much time or ideas as you can. Our next meeting is this Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 PM.