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CAPA Kick Off Meeting 9-19-2017

Added Sep 25, 2017

Christopher Academy Parent Association Kick-Off Meeting Minutes – Tuesday, September 19, 2017


In attendance: Cheryl Wilkinson, Elissa Young, Nicole Murphy, Teri Hansen, Emily King, Tamara Levine, et al.  

(I)Mission Statement and Individual Introductions


(II)Upcoming CAPA Events for this school year:

a.Halloween Party on Sunday, 10/22 from 1 pm to 4 pm

i.Need volunteers for invitation prep and rsvp, event day (bringing food, working tables, etc.), or to help order and transport pumpkins

b.Staff Appreciation Lunch

i.Faculty and administration dine together

ii.Need volunteers to make/buy lunch and to volunteer time to babysit the classes during the lunch

c.Parent Social and Fundraiser

  i.  Need  volunteers to organize event

  ii.  This is the only fundraiser during the year

d.Special programs, one in the fall and one in the spring

e.Community Service Project, this year focusing on hurricane victims

f.Parent Education Workshop on Saturday, 1/27 from 9 to 12

g.End of Year Celebration



(III)Volunteer Spot:  Used to sign up for volunteering, such as for above events or for smart snacks



(IV)Meeting Schedule:

a.The next CAPA meeting will be on Wednesday, 10/11 at 7 pm at the Scotch Plains campus

b.There will be an off-site "parents' night out" event on Wednesday, 11/15 at AR Workshop in Westfield



a.CAPA will send an email recap of the meeting, as well as possibly a post on the CA Facebook page


Emily King:

Teri Hansen:


  1. Discussions:
    1. Each meeting will also incorporate a discussion topic of interest, such as child psychology or nutrition
    2. There will be time at each meeting to make new suggestions and to be able to ask staff or returning parents questions

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