April 17, 2024


PCS Friends organizes and sponsors many events every year. These events provide different opportunities for parents to volunteer in support of Princeton Charter School. 

In the past few years, Friends of PCS has played a pivotal role supporting PCS by holding throughout each year many fundraising events.  Since its inception, Friends of PCS has raised well over $1 million dollars and used those monies to finance much needed facilities and services for its great school.

Over the last 12 months, Friends has made expenditures of over  $80,000 to the following areas:

  • After school club subsidies: sports, science, music, chess and art
  • New Chromebooks/Tablets to ensure all students have access to a device 
  • COVID-19 support needs for teachers, facilities, virtual learning 
  • Supplemental classroom supplies and required materials
  • Fund Special Guest Speakers, Student Field Days and class trips
  • Support for economically disadvantaged families

In the school year of 2020-2021, Friends has proudly supported the following events:

Princeton Charter School will be given a 5-6 ft evergreen that will be placed at 140 Nassau Street and we need to decorate it by November 30th. We worked with Ms. DiamondÕs creative guidance and support. We will also proudly show our new school ÒlogoÓ on the tree. After December 1st you can walk on Nassau Street with the kids and visit our ÒtreeÓ (how exciting for them to be able to see their wish) We also will welcome anyone who would like to help Òcare for our treeÓ over the next 5 weeks. (water and love is all that is needed).
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 kidsÕ 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! Speaker Lynette Owens bio is attached. Zoom info will be sent out next week.
PCS Halloween Parade

We would like to offer Princeton Charter School Students and families an oporttunitty for some Halloween fun safely, outside, socially distanced. You are invited to participate in our Halloween parade on campus on Saturday, October 31st. This event is for students and their families, not for neighborhood friends, to keep our gathering numbers under control.

Come and join the fun! There will be guest appearances from your favorite teachers and staff members; elementary and middle school. See if you can guess them! Friends is providing goodie bags for all! Mr. Ciuffreda will spin spooky tunes.
School Picture Day
Fri. October 9th â Sat. October 10th

Irvin Simon Photographers
PCS Outdoor Campus
Thank you, for helping preserve this annual school tradition with the best care and safety!

There are 8 candidates up for election this year. We have a special PCS families only Zoom “Meet the BOE Candidates” meeting on Monday, September 28th at 7:00 PM. It is a great opportunity to raise some questions and also show the value of the PCS families in the community.
Friends of PCS would like to say thank you to Kale’s Nursery and Madden Family Farm for discounting the plants that you see in our outdoor planters on campus. A small face lift ensures that the staff and faculty have a “home from home” feel when they come in to work during this difficult time. Big thank you to Friends’ parent volunteers and their green thumbs: Britt Bicker, Sharon Litvinsky and Dori Vales.


The fundraising activities will be very different this year due to the pandemic. We will have more events this year to support our local businesses and to help raise money for Princeton Charter School. Check out PCS newsletter for weekly updates!

Year-Round Fundraising Programs:

Fundraising ActiviesDate
Just in time for the holiday season, a local farm, ÒGriggstown FarmsÓ, will be selling their all-natural, preservative free pies directly to our school as a fundraiser! We get $ fundraising for every pie sold, so please support our local farms that support our school.
PCS makes fundraising $ on ever purchase.
Thank you for your support of Friends & Princeton Charter School.
PCS "Eat Local" Fundraising Program
PIZZA NIGHT AT NOMAD FOR PRINCETON CHARTER SCHOOL- Wednesday 11/18 from 5:00-9:00 PM: Join other PCS families, faculty and staff at Nomad this Wednesday.

ItÕs Princeton Charter School night and 20% of all sales will go to Princeton Charter School. Support local businesses who support our school!
PCS "Eat Local" Fundraising Program
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
Princeton Mobile Food Pantry food drive
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.
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.

The local owners of Rita's Italian Ice at Princeton Shopping Center (301 North Harrison Street) have partnered with PCS for fun, family event days which will take place between 2:00 – 5:00 PM on every Friday in October!
Come enjoy some delicious Italian ice/ice cream and you may see come “Celebrity Scoopers” Some of these include Mr. Burt, Mr. Papp, Mr. Madia, Ms. Naha, and Ms. Diamond.
A portion of the sales on each of the days will be given to Princeton Charter School to help with our fundraising for the 20-21 school year!
PCS "Eat Local" Fundraising Program

Tacoria 10/28
* Wednesday 10/28 4-8pm
* 110 Nassau Street
* No need to mention Princeton Charter School -- for all sales on October 28th, 10% will go to our school!
Halloween parade
Halloween parade on campus on Saturday, October 31st
PCS "Eat Local" Fundraising Program
Nomad 11/18
* 301 N Harrison (in Princeton shopping center)
* Wed 11/18 5-9
* Mention "Princeton Charter School" when ordering so we get credit for the sale
* Not valid with DoorDash or online orders - take out or dine in only
* 20% comes back to PCS!
PCS "Eat Local" Fundraising Program
Chipotle 12/2
* 3522 US highway 1
* Wed 12/2 5-9
* Bring the flyer, show your smartphone, or mention Princeton Charter School to the cashier to get credit for the sale
* If order online, must use code 7VXWXMD to get credit in the "promo" field
* 33% comes back to PCS but we have a minimum order - so we need to all go out and enjoy!
PCS "Eat Local" Fundraising Program
Wednesday 7th October - Jammin Crepes - ALL DAY!
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
School Picture Day
Fri. October 9th – Sat. October 10th

Irvin Simon Photographers
PCS Outdoor Campus
Picture Day Sign-Up here **Advanced Reservations Required”
Volunteers are also needed to help run the event smoothly. Please sign up and volunteer today. Your help is much appreciated. Volunteer Sign-up.
Thank you, for helping preserve this annual school tradition with the best care and safety!

Thank you for your support!