Welcome new Pond Cove families!

Welcome to Pond Cove Elementary School!

It goes without saying that this school year is starting off unlike any other in our history. The beginning of the school year can be nerve wracking, especially if this is your first student going to Kindergarten or if you’re new to the Cape Elizabeth community. Add the new circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and we are wading into totally uncharted territory. Let us be the first to welcome you and say “We can do this.”

The PCPA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. This designation provides credibility to our organization as we recruit sponsors and allows all donations to be tax-deductible. As a parent or guardian with a student in Pond Cove School, you are automatically a member and stakeholder in what we do.

Our mission is to enrich, support, and enhance the social and learning environment of Pond Cove students. Historically, the PCPA raises funds by hosting events that provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for staff and students that are not included in our school budget. This may not fully be possible this year. All of the money raised by the PCPA goes back into the school to fund great programs. In previous years, it has funded visiting artists for Arts Day and the yearly Visiting Author. We also fund the Teachers Grants Program, which helps teachers and staff acquire innovative programs and tools, attend exciting field trips, and host special events. With all that is unknown at this time, we anticipate being flexible and evolving as the situations change.

As this new school year begins, we would like to ask you for your support as we forge a new path through a unique year. We will be adapting to new policies, restrictions, and best practices to keep all students, staff, and community members safe – while raising money to help teachers do what they do best: teaching and caring for our students, in person and remotely.

As Interim President, please let me be the first to invite you to participate. Everyone has a seat at this table. We welcome you to join our meetings to contribute your ideas, talents and actively participate in the discussion, along with raising any concerns you may have throughout the year. Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 8pm. We’ll be holding them online to make it easier for all to attend. All meeting dates and activities will be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page.  

Once again, welcome to Pond Cove and thank you in advance for your support. This is hopefully the beginning of a long relationship with Pond Cove and the Cape Elizabeth Schools community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a board member. We hope you have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you online at our first meeting on September 16th at 8pm.

PCPA Webmaster

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