School and Classroom Events

These Friends sponsored events provide many different opportunities for parents to volunteer in support of Princeton Charter School.

Back-to-School Nights
September PCS has two Back-to-School nights, one for parents of K-4 students, and the other for 5-8 parents. Here parents meet the teachers and find out what their children will learn throughout the year. Friends of PCS provide refreshments.
School Photo Day
September Parent volunteers replace teachers from 7:30 to 7:50 while the teachers have their photographs taken. Additional parent volunteers are needed throughout the day to help organize the students.
Fall Family Picnic: September
Friends of PCS runs this fun family event that everyone tries to attend. While the main course is provided (for example, hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers), every family brings a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Volunteers do all the ordering, preparation, and organization.
Field Day
The students split into teams and compete in a series of fun outdoor events all morning. There is plenty of opportunity for parent volunteers to come join the fun while they supervise the action. All students must wear sneakers and socks.
Book Fair
November & May. Do you want to foster your children’s love of reading, raise funds for PCS and help stock PCS class libraries – all at once? Then come help out at the PCS Book Fair! Parent volunteers are needed, especially to help grades K-4 when they visit the Book Fair during school.
Holiday Parties
To celebrate certain holidays, room parents organize grade-level parties for the students. The children enjoy the break in pace and the delicious goodies parents provide. We prefer treats that have nutritional value such as: apples, fruit kebobs, cheese and crackers, veggies, muffins, and home-baked cakes and cookies.
Fun in February
Friends sponsors a variety of fun events for the students to brighten up the short daylight hours of February.
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch: March
To thank our wonderful teachers for their hard work during the year, Friends elegantly transforms the Marcee Center into an inviting retreat. Parent volunteers prepare specialty dishes for the teachers and staff to enjoy.
Annual Benefit: Auction
Every spring, Friends of PCS holds a fabulous benefit event that is a major fundraiser for the school. This year the Gala will be on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
New Family Social: May
An ice cream social or family dinner for the students and families in grades that will add a new class of entering students. This informal event helps the students entering kindergarten and grade 3 become acquainted.
Annual Student Art Show & Spring Picnic
The annual art show is an evening celebration of the arts. Every student has at least one piece in the show. Parent volunteers help mount student artwork, and supervise activities. This night has expanded to include the Spring Picnic with the ever popular cake walk and DJ.
Text Book Exchange
At the end of each year, the Friends sponsors a textbook exchange where books are collected from students that don’t need them anymore. The following year they are available for students who want them.