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.
- Make a birdhouse with Ms Diamond!
Thanks to the parents, teachers, and our 50 little artists, the birdhouse event was successfully hold on 3/20. More party events will be coming in April and May. Stay tuned!
- SPRING FLOWER SALE@ PCS
SPRING FLOWER SALE@ PCS: Support our school by purchasing beautiful spring flowers in time for Easter and for planting your spring garden! If you wish to purchase flowers for a teacher or staff member, you will have the option to indicate for whom you are purchasing flowers on the checkout page. Orders due by Monday, March 22nd. Pick up at the school on Tuesday, March 30th. Friends will arrange delivery to PCS STAFF/TEACHERS. To order flowers or more details, please go to: SPRING FLOWER SALE @ PCS
- PCS PRINCETON PERKS DISCOUNT CARD
PCS PRINCETON PERKS DISCOUNT CARD COMES TO PCS: Sale through April 30th! For just $25, the discount card provides families a 10% discount (or more in some cases) on your purchases at over 50 participating retailers and restaurants in Princeton, until December 31, 2021! Note: Some restrictions and limitations may apply. Buy one for your family or as a great gift for friends and neighbors!
- Purchase your card HERE
- Cards will be distributed 7-10 days after purchase, so purchase them soon!
- Current participating businesses can be found here: https://www.princetonperks.com/ The list is expanding as more businesses are becoming aware and are joining this new program. A printable flyer with the listed businesses will be sent out in next week’s newsletter.
- FAQ’s can be found here: https://www.princetonperks.com/faqs
- Princeton Perks Discount card on sale until April 30th
- 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.