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Curie News: April 23, 2023

In This Issue

  • Announcing the 2023-2024 PTA Executive Board!

  • Family Science Night (UTK - 2nd Grade): Wednesday, April 26 at 6 PM

  • EdUCate's 2023 Taste of the Triangle

  • Student Council Coin Drive

  • Art & Music Showcase: Volunteers Needed for Day-Of Set-Up

  • In Case You Missed It

  • Volunteer Corner


Announcing the 2023-2024 PTA Executive Board!

  • President: Candi Russell

  • Treasurer: Susan Cellitti

  • 1st VP of Spirit: Amanda Tugwell

  • 2nd VP Educational: Jessica Hardy

  • 3rd VP of Ways & Means: Danielle Thomas

  • 4th VP of Membership: Lori Lents

  • 5th VP of Room Reps: Mia Sneag

  • Auditor: Dianna Crilley

  • Recording Secretary: Kerri Bertrand

  • Historian: Kate Auda

Thanks so much to the Curie parents who volunteered to fill PTA leadership roles next year! As a PTA, we work together to support our school by providing art, music, technology, PE, classroom enrichments, community events, field trips, & many other programs & activities on & off campus. Explore our website to see more of the events & programming we provide around campus, & to consider where you can fit in to help make an impact!

Vacant Board Positions:

  • VP Event Coordinator

  • Parliamentarian*

  • Corresponding Secretary*

*Positions appointed by President If you have any interest in learning more about the open board positions, please click the link below or email Nicole at:


Curie Science Committee Presents: Incredible Science

Join us for a night of super science & fun!

  • Who: UTK - 2 Grade (siblings & those who missed fall science night are welcome)

  • When: Wednesday, April 26, 6-7 PM

  • Where: Curie Auditorium

Food for sale starting at 5:30pm by Girl Scout Troop 4486!

Kids should wear closed-toed shoes. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness.

For more information, please email


EdUCate's 2023 Taste of the Triangle: Deadline Coming Up for Early Bird Pricing!

EdUCate’s 2023 Taste of the Triangle will be held on Friday, May 12th from 7-10 PM at Farmer & The Seahorse, an indoor & outdoor event. Come enjoy tastes from local restaurants, music, beer, wine, cocktails, exclusive auction items & more. General admission tickets are $85 per person before 4/30 & $100 per person afterwards. If you would like to donate a ticket for staff/teachers, the ticket price is $75.

EdUCate! is a non-profit foundation that raises funds to distribute to all five University City public schools based on principals’ & teachers’ needs. Support our local schools & buy your tickets today!

Kendra Cole



Supporting Schools - Building Community


Student Council Coin Drive: Last Week to Contribute

Student Council is running a coin drive at Curie during the month of April. All funds raised through the coin drive will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the lower (TK through 2nd grade) & upper (grades 3 through 5) classes that collect the most money. Each teacher has a jar in his or her classroom to collect coins. Start looking for loose change at home to send in!


Art & Music Showcase: Volunteers Needed for Day-Of Set-Up

The Art & Music Showcase is coming up on Wednesday, May 10 & we need volunteers to help with set-up on the day of the event! The most help is needed directly after school that day (12:30 PM to 2:30 PM) to set up the art tunnel. We are looking for 20 volunteers so if you are interested in helping out for this fun event, click the link below to sign up! Not available to volunteer during the day? Sign up to lend us your outdoor games! Some ideas for games to bring are: corn hole, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, or any other backyard games that would be fun for students to enjoy during the event. Thank you, Curie volunteers; we couldn't do this without you!

  • To celebrate Earth Week this year, the PTA invited Ms. Smarty Plants to Curie to host a fact-filled assembly where students engaged in conversation about water conservation, critical thinking, & ways to care for the planet & one another!

  • Thank you to families who participated in our annual Earth Day Produce & Book Swap on Friday! Check out the pictures below to see what everyone brought to share.

  • As always, past newsletters can be found on our website!

  • THANK YOU to Asoka Banno for another successful Spring Book Fair! Asoka pulled off 3 Scholastic Book Fairs this year, each of which earns rewards for Curie.

A message from Asoka:

"Dear Curie Families,

Our Spring Book Fair was another big success! Thank you all for your support; I hope everyone enjoyed the experience. I would also like to express my gratitude to the following volunteers who provided assistance for the fair: Marie K., Alicia E., Danielle T., Julie D., Kerri B., Cindy S., Candi R., Ashley C., Sara W., Mia S., Yoshie Y., Amanda T., Rose W., Nicole O. The fair could not have happened without them.

Funds raised ($4,000 in 'Scholastic dollars') will allow us to buy books for classrooms as well as Scholastic News, My Big World, & Let's Find Out magazines for every student.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be back the second week of the 2023-2024 school year! If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to me at"

Current Opportunities:

  • Our librarian, Stephanie Perea is looking for 3-4 volunteers to help her organize the library. She is specifically looking for damaged books & to make sure all books are checked back in. This may take 1-2 days, depending on volunteer interest & commitment. Ms. Perea is on campus every Wednesday until 4 PM. If you are interested, she can review tasks with you on a Wednesday & then you are free to come back & organize another day according to your schedule. Please contact Ms. Perea with questions & interest at

  • Curie Crew is recruiting volunteers to help refurbish the wall ball courts on campus. The target date for installation is currently the afternoon of April 28 & we are hoping to recruit enough volunteers to complete the job in approx. 2 hours. Please send an email to if you'd like to help out.

  • Curie is looking for volunteers for lunch duty; email Penny in the front office at

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