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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. The location is the Marsee Center at 8:10 am, with refreshments starting at 8:00 am. Meetings generally last one hour. (Zoom meetings until further notice.)

Meeting dates for 2020-2021 are on September TBA, October TBA, November TBA, December TBA, January TBA, February TBA, March TBA, April TBA, May TBA, June TBA

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.

School and Family Events

SEPTEMBER

  • Back-to-School Nights
    • K-4: TBA
    • 5-8: TBA
  • Fall Picnic: TBA
  • Picture Day: TBA
  • Textbook Exchange: TBA
  • Fall Party Boards: TBA

OCTOBER

  • Friends Gala Q&A Social: TBA
  • Princeton BOE Q&A Forum: TBA
  • Halloween Breakfast and Parade: TBA
  • New Family Dinners

NOVEMBER

  • Fall Book Fair: TBA

DECEMBER

  • Holiday Parties

JANUARY

  • Student Winter Concert (5-8 only): TBA

FEBRUARY

  • Fun in February

MARCH

  • Benefit Gala: TBA

APRIL-MAY

  • Online Spring Book Fair: TBA
  • Faculty Appreciation Luncheon: TBA
  • International Potluck: TBA
  • Student Spring Concert (K-4 only): TBA
  • Annual Student Art Show: TBA
  • Spring Picnic: TBA

JUNE 

  • Field Day
  • Graduations: (4th Grade Moving Up & 8th Grade)

Financial Support

  • Finance after-school clubs and programs
  • Fund assembly programs
  • Subsidize School trips including the 8th grade Washington trip
  • Subsidize Sports Uniforms and Equipment
  • Subsidize Classroom school supplies and libraries
  • Provide required support including free school supplies, photos, and summer camps for families in need
  • Contribute to the PCS Capital and Endowment Fund (the school’s “savings account”)
  • Provide refreshments for faculty events
  • Refreshments for school events

Fundraising