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!




ARRIBA! ARRIBA! has been rescheduled

The CLO Gallery of Heroes performance has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at 6 pm.  This event will be held at Dutch Ridge Elementary and is a free event to all students and families. This event is sponsored by the Dutch Ridge and College Square PTAs and Brighton Music Center.  Don’t miss an amazing performance!


PTA or PTO Survey

Moving forward as a PTA or a PTO.  A flyer went home today to help explain what a PTO does and does not.  It also gave the PTA’s reasons for considering disbanding as a PTA and creating a PTO.  We want to better serve our school and community.

Please Click HERE to fill out the PTA/PTO Survey.  We want to hear from out College Square Families. We only ask that you complete the survey by May 4th.

Our PTA meeting to vote on the mater will take place on May 24th at 7pm in the school’s cafeteria.



Rescheduled for Thursday, May 3rd!!

We are excited that we were able to reschedule this amazing event!  CLO will be presenting Arriba Arriba, The Roberto Clemente Story on May 3rd at 6pm.  The event will be taking place at Dutch Ridge Elementary. This is a FREE event to all. We hope to see you all.


Yearbook Reminder!!


Just wanted to remind everyone!  You have till the end of March to order

your kids’ yearbooks for this school year.  You can go to the schools website

to find the link or just click here.


The CLO Gallery of Heroes presents Arriba! Arriba! the Roberto Clemente Story

Don’t forget !!

The Pittsburgh CLO Gallery of Heroes will be presenting Arriba! Arriba! The Roberto Clemente Story. It will take place this Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30pm at the High School auditorium.  The show will last about an hour.  This is a FREE event for all students and parents from College Square and Dutch Ridge.  The event is sponsored by College Square PTA, Dutch Ridge PTA,  and The Brighton Music Center.


School Calendar Update Reminder


Flowers for the Library




The students will be decorating foam flowers that will be used to brighten up the lobbies at College Square.  The flowers will be sold at the CLO event and the Used Book Sale.   The money raised from the sale of the flowers will be combined with the spare change collection the students participated in last month.  The proceeds will go towards the renovation of the Beaver Memorial Library.  Look for more information to be sent home with the students.




Father Daughter Dance

Just a reminder – this Saturday is the Father/Daughter dance. We have many great raffle baskets to be won, so bring your cash!!

Items include Bert’s Wooden Indian gift certificate, Sal’s Restaurant Gift Certificates, Girl Scout Basket (includes cookies!), Starbucks coffee, Fun Fore All gift cards, Peace Love & Little Donut gift certificates, an American Girl doll, Gateway Clipper passes, Barbies, JoJo Siwa bows, Anderson Candy gift basket, Bruster’s gift basket, Big Hunt Scavenger Hunt passes, and a signed Antonio Brown picture. Many more items are going to be there in over 30 baskets!

Raffle tickets will be on sale 1 for $1, 6 for $5, and $10 for an arm’s length for many baskets. “Big Ticket” sales will also be available starting at 1 for $2!!


School Store Update

I wanted to thank all our families who have participated in our year round School Store Fundraiser!!!

We have been able to raise funds toward our kiddos’ fieldtrips, activities, and supplies through this fundraiser.  A total of $2,190 in Caring for Classroom Gift Cards have been awarded to out teachers so far this year!!  Wow!!!

Just a reminder.  School Store works like Ebates.  We get a percentage of what you would of already spent while shopping on line.  First, go the and choice our school.  Second, select one of the 400+ online stores (like walmart, Amazon, or  Target) you were already going to shop on and click on it.   Then we get a % back of what you spent while shopping.

Thank you to all the kids & families that participated in the postcard portion of this fundraiser.  Also, congrats to the child who won the drawing prize that was announced Feb. 8th.  This kiddo took home an inflatable remote control Minion robot.

Congrats!!!  Audrey McQueeney in Mrs. Russian’s Classroom.


Valentine’s Day Parties!

College Square Valentine’s Party is Friday, Febuary 9th. The classroom parties begin At 2:30.  Each classroom will need snacks, drinks, paper products, games, and crafts.  The only volunteers present in the classroom are those supplying games and crafts.  Please plan to arrive by 2:00pm.  Volunteers must have all clearances and have paid the $6.00 PTA fee.  Remember the students need you to help make the parties a success.  Sign up here  Note that the parties at Dutch Ridge and College Square are on the same day this year.


Schoolstore Fundraiser Part 2

Our Schoolstore Fundraiser is doing great. The teachers have gotten lots of gift cards and funds have been raised for our school!!!

We are asking parents to help your kiddos to complete these envelope packs sent home today.  Please return them back to school by Feb 6th.

All kids will receive a light up suction ball for returning completed envelopes.

All kids who return these envelopes get entered to win a remote control minion. Drawing is on February 7th.



Spirit Wear

We are partnering with Dutch Ridge and Threadz & Ink to provide a year round online Spirit Wear sale.  You may order anytime throughout the year and items will be sent home with the students once a month.
Check out and click on the Beaver Bobcats link.
There will be a large selection of items to choose from and new product will be added throughout the year.

Family Game Night at College Square

Come join  us for Family Game Night!  Castle Toys and Games will be bringing a large selection of STEM related games.  This is an opportunity to check out new games and give input about what games we should purchase for the students.  There will be pizza and snacks so don’t worry about dinner.  Sign-ups will be sent home this week with the students.  Please return the form along with payment of $2 per person by Tuesday January 30th.  Older and younger siblings are welcome.  There will be games for all age groups.  Also if you plan on coming and would like to volunteer to help we would appreciate it.