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Curie News: May 7, 2023

In This Issue

  • Art & Music Showcase: This Wednesday!

  • Curie Garden Plant Sale at the Art & Music Showcase

  • EdUCate's 2023 Taste of the Triangle: This Friday

  • Curie Student Council Coin Drive: The Results Are In

  • Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week Recap

  • 2023-2024 Vacant PTA Executive Board Positions

  • In Case You Missed It

  • Volunteer Corner

  • Science Committee Meeting: Monday, May 8, 6 - 7 PM in Room 11

  • Volunteer Tea: Tuesday, May 9 at 8 AM in the Lunch Arbor

  • UC Cluster Meeting: Monday, May 15 at 4:30 PM

  • LAST General PTA Meeting of the School Year: Wed., May 17 at 7 PM

  • Memorial Day, No School: May 26 & 29

  • Curie Class Cup: June 5 - 9

  • Save the Date for Curie Family Lunch: Friday, June 9 at 12 PM

  • Last Day of School (Early Dismissal): Wednesday, June 14


Art & Music Showcase: This Wednesday


Curie Garden Plant Sale at the Art & Music Showcase

The Curie Garden Club will have a table at the Art & Music Showcase where they will be selling a variety of plants (succulent arrangements, veggie starts, herbs) grown by students, teachers, & volunteers. Proceeds from the sale will be used for Curie garden maintenance, ongoing operational expenses, & educational tools for garden spaces on campus. If you're planning a spring garden, consider buying some of your plant starts at Curie!


EdUCate's 2023 Taste of the Triangle: This Friday

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 $100 per person. 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


Curie Student Council Coin Drive: The Results Are In

The Curie Student Council has finished counting the proceeds from the April Coin Drive & they were able to donate just over $2,700 to the Make A Wish Foundation! Thank you to all who participated, & congratulations to the prize winners: Ms. Caron's class & Ms. Baca's class! Prizes will be announced Monday over the intercom at school.


Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week Recap

Last week we got to show teachers & staff our appreciation for making Curie such a great place for our students. Room parents worked hard to make teachers feel special throughout the week by organizing delivery of their favorite gifts & treats. Nicole Ogden (4th grade parent & PTA Executive Board member) hosted a coffee cart on campus on Monday, & on Wednesday the PTA hosted a luncheon for all Curie teachers & staff in our beautiful school garden. Vanessa Walkowiak & the Garden Club had the space picture perfect leading up to the event & Candi Russell (1st grade parent & PTA Executive Board member) organized a delicious meal & gifted each attendee with a brand new Curie hoodie. Thank you to all of our volunteers, & thank you Curie teachers & staff!


2023-2024 Vacant PTA Executive Board Positions

We are still looking to fill the following PTA Executive Board positions for next year.

  • VP Event Coordinator (Main duty is to help recruit & coordinate volunteers for events happening on campus, and plan & organize the annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation luncheon. It's helpful to be able to periodically attend in person events on campus.)

  • Parliamentarian (Main duty is attending PTA meetings twice per month - one of these is virtual & the other is hybrid. Conducts annual executive board elections. Low time commitment.)

  • Corresponding Secretary (Main duty is crafting & distributing weekly newsletter & helping to manage socials. Low in-person time commitment.)

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! If you have any interest in learning more about the open board positions, please email Nicole at:

  • Thank you to everyone who attended Science Night & to all of our incredible Curie volunteers for making another super fun event happen! If you’d like to be a part of the Curie Science Committee, please let us know.

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


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

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