PTO Family Event Surveys

All parents/guardians are invited to share feedback with our PTO about interest in Family Programming.  There are two brief surveys – one is related to types of family programming, best times and volunteer help; one is related to our Family STEAM Night and partnering with parents or companies/corporations to offer activities.  We welcome your feedback and ideas.  The surveys will close on November 21.
Family Event Programming
STEAM Night 



McTeacher Night – Thursday, November 15th 4:30 – 6:30pm

McTeacher Night

Date: Thurs., November 15, 2018

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: McDonald’s at

190 State Street

Beaver, Pa 15009

          We invite everyone to come out for dinner and cheer on our College Square Teachers working behind the counter of our local McDonald’s.  That’s right our very own teachers will be taking your orders and cooking your food. 

McTeacher Night is an annual PTO fundraising event that combines the efforts of the College Square PTO and Teaching Staff, partnering with our local McDonald’s with a percentage of all sales during this event going to help pay for fieldtrips, events, and classroom supplies.

We hope to see everyone out for dinner during McTeacher Night to support our school and to cheer on our Teaching Staff.



Nov. 8th – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Please click HERE to sign up to donate foods for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!



Fall Party Volunteer Signups – Fri., November 2nd

The costume parade starts at 2:20pm.  As long as the weather permits it will be out side families welcome to watch.  The parties will begin after the parade, around 2:30pm.  Volunteering to provide snacks and drinks are not a commitment to help at the party.  Only designated volunteers will be permitted to help at the parties.  All party volunteers must be approved District volunteers (clearances on file and Board-approved) and be PTO members.
To sign-up as a party volunteer or to donate items, please click HERE.

Jog-A-Thon Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!
Jog-A-Thon is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it is October 25th. The kids have lots of fun every year. They get excited to find out how many laps they were able to run.  Reminder that our donation collection is happening now and is due by October 22nd.
We are asking for volunteers with clearances turned into the school to sign up to help the day off.  Not only do the kids have fun but the adults have fun watching the kids and cheering them on. Please click HERE to sign up to help the day of.
Thank you everyone for your part.

Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is to take place next week October 2 & 3rd ( Tuesday & Wednesday) during school hours for all our Fairy Tale Creatures (students) to shop.  The Book Fair will also be open for families to shop during Open House Thursday, October 4th 6 – 7:30 pm.

We are looking for Volunteers to sign up to help during all 3 days of the Book Fair.  Please remember that you must have your clearances turned into the district before volunteering to help.   Please click HERE to volunteer.


School Store Fundraiser!

Hi Everyone! Be on the lookout because your children will be coming home today with their School Store Envelopes. We have participated with School Store, an online shopping program that helps our school raise money, for the last 2 years with great success. This program works a lot like Ebates with over 400 online stores like Walmart, target, and old navy to shop from on line.  
All students who participate and return their envelope with their prize code on it will earn a prize. We will be having an additional promotion for all students who return their envelope to the school by Friday, September 14th will be entered to win an emoji inflatable chair!
School Store is also offering our school an additional 4% of sales if we can beat our number of 83 families who enrolled last year. I know we can do this!!
Remember this fundraiser runs for the entire 2018-19 school year! Happy Shopping!
Click Here to what a video to help explain a little about the School Store.
Click Here to share a video with your student(s) to explain a little about the program to them.

Box Tops

Hope everyone got the Box Tops for Education Letter and Collection Sheet we sent home with your children.  We are excited to see just how much “Free” money we can collect for our school just by clipping Box Tops.  We get 10Cents per Box Top.  It might not sound like a lot, but it adds up quickly.  Last year we raised $1300, and in years past almost as much as $4000!

Remember this month’s Collection Sheet can be turned in at any time, but is due by September 28th.  If you don’t have a collection Sheet, thats ok, just put them in a ziploc bag with hyour child’s name and teacher on it.

Happy Clipping!!



Updating Website

We just wanted to take this time to let you all know we are taking some time to update our website.  Sorry for the inconvenience it might cause.  We hope everyone is enjoying their summer!


2018-19 School Year Supplies Reminder

Just wanted to remind everyone that if you wish the PTA to shop for your child’s school supplies for next year all order forms are due by Thursday June 7th ( the last day of school).  The PTA will have your student’s  school supplies waiting on their desk the first day of school.  Send in the order form with payment (cash or check) of $35 into the school.


Bylaws Committee


At the PTA meeting on Thursday, May 24th we voted to dissolve the current PTA and form a new PTO.  The overall functioning of the PTO will remain the same as it has in the past.  We are forming a committee to write the bylaws for the new PTO.  This meeting will be held on June 14th at 5pm.  The location of the meeting will be dependent on the number of responses.  If you are interested in assisting with this task please sign up by June 7th. 


Thank You College Square Families

THANK YOU!!! to all our students and families for supporting our school and community through our monthly community service projects!! With your help, this year we helped the following organizations in our community:

* We collected 148 lbs. of recycled pop tabs which allowed us to make a $66 donation to the Ronald McDonald House of      Pittsburgh.
* $520 was collected from families, staff, and the PTA for Save The Children to help with hurricane disaster relief in September.
* 143lbs of food was collected for our school’s backpack program in October.
* We honored our Veterans on November 9th at our Veteran’s Day Assembly.
* During November and December we worked with The Pollick Agency and collected over 100 toys for Toys for Tots.
* In January we worked with Girl Scout Troop 28823 and donated several vehicles full of clothing to The Center in Midland.
* Because you ordered Autism Awareness shirts in February, we were able to make a $415 donation to Autism Connection of PA.
* After our Spare Change Drive in February, and Flower Sale in April, we made a donation of $500 to the Beaver Library to help with building improvements.
* In March we collected too many books to count for our classrooms and the Beaver Library for their annual book sale.
THANK YOU so much to all the generous families at College Square. With your help we were able to make a difference in our community!


Fun Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, June 5th!

This year we are doing things a bit differently.  Instead of bounce houses we will have carnival games, crafts and face painting and a dunk tank outside (weather permitting).  We are in need of volunteers to man each station.  If you are available to help out please sign up for the available times.   The link for the sign-up can be found here.  All volunteers must have their clearances and be a member of the PTA.




End of the Year Social!


Join us for an evening of fun!  Take advantage of the chance to meet with other parents and exchange contact information before summer!  The Big Sno will be selling Hawaiian Shaved Ice!

Hope to see your there!

Wednesday, June 6th

6-8 pm

College Square Elementary




Book Fair Canceled

Just wanted to announce that the Scholastic BOGO Book Fair originally scheduled 5/19/18 during the Art Show and Story Walk has been canceled.


Story Walk



May Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th & Saturday 19th (during The Story Walk)

We are excited to bring the Paws for Books BOGO spring book fair to College Square Elementary! Please volunteer your time to make this a great event for our students! Remember volunteers you must have your clearances on file with the school to sign up to help.  Parents you are also welcome to come out and help your own child shop.  If just helping your own child you don’t need to sign up or have your clearances.  The links for volunteering and Class Room Schedules are posted below.

EWallet is here!!  EWallet is an online wallet where parents can upload money for their kids’ books they want to purchase.  This helps because the kids don’t have to worry about bringing, carrying, or losing there book money.

EWallet Link Here!

Volunteers click HERE to sign up to help!



Teacher Appreciation Lunch ~ May 8th

The PTA is very thankful for the teachers and staff at College Square!!  Help us show our appreciation for them by providing a dish for their lunch on May 8th.  We are asking for soups, salads, breads, and desserts.  You can sign up to help provide for the luncheon by clicking HERE.

Your dish must arrive in the office by 10am on Wednesday, May 8th.  If you would like your dish returned to you, please put your name on it and your dish will be available for pick up in the office after 2:30pm.

Since it is Teacher Appreciation Week, please consider taking some time to download and complete the Teacher Appreciation Form below, for your kid’s teacher.  The PTA needs you help to show our teachers just how much we appreciate them!!

Thank you College Square Families for you continuous support!