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Curie News: April 9, 2023

In This Issue

  • Scholastic Book Fair: April 10 - April 14

  • EdUCate's 2023 Taste of the Triangle

  • Student Council Coin Drive

  • 2023-2024 PTA Board Elections

  • Sign Up to Volunteer at the Art & Music Showcase

  • In Case You Missed It

  • Volunteer Corner

  • Science Committee Meeting: Monday, April 10th, 6-7 PM, Room 11

  • General PTA Meeting (Election Night!): Wednesday, April 19 at 7 PM

  • Coffee with the Principal: April 20 at 8 AM

  • Earth Day Produce & Book Swap, Ink Cartridge Recycling: Friday, April 21 at 2 PM (Curie back lot)

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


Scholastic Book Fair: April 10 - April 14

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to Curie! Online shopping is available April 7 -April 20, & classes will be visiting the book fair at school the week of April 10. Every purchase earns rewards for Curie & you can make it super easy for your students to shop at school by setting up your eWallet. Set up only takes a few minutes & saves you the hassle of sending your child to school with cash.

We can't wait to see what books everyone picks out! If you’d like to volunteer at the fair, please sign up here! Please reach out to Asoka ( with any questions.


EdUCate's 2023 Taste of the Triangle

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 President EdUCate! Supporting Schools - Building Community


Student Council Coin Drive

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!


2023-2024 PTA Board Elections

PTA Executive Board elections are coming up on April 19 at the general meeting. We will be voting on the slate of nominees posted below. While all positions are technically open, we are focused on rounding out the board by recruiting members to fill the vacant board positions also listed below. If you have any interest in joining the board or learning more about the board & the open positions, please click the link below or email Nicole at:

Slate of Nominees:

  • President: Candi Russell

  • Treasurer: Susan Cellitti

  • Recording Secretary: Kerri Bertrand

  • 2nd VP of Programs & Education: Jessica Hardy

  • 4th VP of Membership & Communication: Lori Lents

  • 5th VP of Room Representatives: Mia Sneag

Vacant Board Positions:

  • VP Ways & Means

  • VP Event Coordinator

  • VP Spirit

  • Historian

  • Auditor

  • Parliamentarian*

  • Corresponding Secretary*

*Positions appointed by President


Sign Up to Volunteer at the Art & Music Showcase

The Art & Music Showcase (taking place on Wednesday, May 10 at 4:30 PM) is an annual event celebrating the talents of our children led by our Art Consultant, Lee Bertrand, PTA Music Consultant, Deb O’Neill, & Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) instructors, Katherine Pupping, Avinash Mehta, & Nico Pachano Gonzalez. There will be food trucks on site with both dinner & dessert options.

There are still lots of volunteer opportunities for both day-of & pre-planning tasks (including tasks you can help with by completing at home), & it's fun to do with a friend or group of friends! There is even a sign-up to bring outdoor games if you have any to lend! Check out the link below to sign-up.

  • In an effort to reach as many members as possible, General Association PTA Meetings will now be held both in-person & online! If you'd like to join us in person, the meeting will be held on campus at Curie in Room B14 (closest parking is the back lot at Curie).

  • Past newsletters can now be found on our website!


Current Opportunities:

  • 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 29 & 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

  • Participate on the Nominating Committee for next years PTA Executive Board - email Nicole at

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