Fall 2018 Programs
Stay tuned for current program offerings. Look for the flyers in Wednesday folders to sign up.
Past Co-curricular Academic Enhancement Activities
Cashell PTA works closely with the school specialists, teachers, and parents to improve student success in the classroom through the programs described below.
Gifted and Talented
When filled, this individual acts as liaison for the Cashell Gifted & Talented Program, distributes information and coordinates extracurricular programs. Contact: Leah Bradley.
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety team plans special appreciation programs for the safety patrols, plans and runs the Red Ribbon Safety week, coordinates the Walk To School Day program, and other safety related activities. At least one parent volunteer is still being sought.
Parents of students with special academic needs are served by this parent leader. The holder of this position gathers and distributes notices about coming educational events, and who can help parents understand their kids' educational options.
Historically, the PTA has run a summer reading program to encourage our students to read for fun outside of school. Participants in the program record the books they have read, and can earn discounts on the purchase of books at the bi-annual PTA Book Fairs. The PTA also has promoted a winter program in cooperation with the Frederick Keys Baseball team called "Keys for Reading." More to come on the specifics of our reading program.
Cashell PTA provides money and volunteers to provide discounted field trips, book and science fairs, and additional classes in languages and the arts to encourage strong minds. Contact: Sarah Durose.
Besides providing subsidies for school trips, the arts at Cashell are enhanced with visits to school by professional musicians, poets, actors and historical re-enactors. A PTA volunteer reviews potential acts and then, in cooperation with the school staff, books the acts best suited to the arts integration plans that year. Contact: Kathy Toscano.
Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES)
In past years, we have offered Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese classes (for a fee), through a language enrichment program. This program is being offered this fall and is open for registration. Contact: Rana Oriolo
We have no winner at the annual Cashell Science Fair. Instead, scientists from our community (many of them Cashell parents) visit our students' displays. Our junior scientists get to speak with professional scientists about their project and about how science is done. Plus, someone usually make a volcano. Contacts: Elizabeth McAndrew-Benavides (also PTA President).
A team of volunteers bring the Scholastic Book Fair to campus twice per year. Each class visits the fairs, and one evening of each fair is open to families. Students may use the Book Fair Bucks they have earned through the winter and summer reading programs to save money on their purchases. Contacts: Shivaun Wilkinson, Chrissy Roxborough.