Holiday Shoppe Volunteers Needed!!

This year our Holiday Shoppe is Wednesday, December 12th and Thursday, December 13th.

Our students get to Christmas Shop for Friends and loved ones during school hours.  They have a blast every year!  There will be local vendors with tables set up with lots of wonderful gift ideas at this year’s Holiday Shoppe.

We need volunteers to help our students shop and wrap 2 of their gifts.  Enough volunteers are what contributes to our students having a wonderful shopping experience.  Remember that you can only volunteer if you are a PTO Member and have your clearances turned into the BASD.  Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer.  Class shopping schedule is posted on the signup page.


Teacher Wish Lists Are Being Updated!!

 Many of our College Square Families purchase gifts throughout the year for our teachers.  Some examples of gifts would be birthday, Christmas, thank you, and just because thoughtful gifts.  Therefore, the PTO has taken the time to have teaching staff put together a teacher/classroom wish list to better help with gift ideas.  The Teacher Wish Lists include our teaching staff’s personal likes and classroom wants and needs.  Our amazing teaching staff regularly has to purchase supplies or items for their classrooms out their own pocket.  This is why the PTO felt it was important to add classroom wants and needs to the lists.  If you locate your teacher and their is no information under her/his name your teacher just has not provided any information to us yet.

The teacher wish lists can be found by just clicking on the Teacher Wish List tab at the top of this main page.  Once you select the Teacher Wish List tab you will see that the teaching staff is broken down by grades, specials, support, and staff to better organize and find your teacher(s).  We plan to update these lists periodically throughout the school year.

Thank you to all of our wonderful College Square families for your continuing support and we hope these Teacher Wish Lists are helpful and beneficial to all.


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!