Califon PTA Welcomes You!

Please Join Us for our PTA Meetings. We need your support!  


Do you like having PTA lunches?  Is the Holiday Luncheon a tradition your children look forward too?  Would you like to assists teachers and staff by helping support them with classroom grants?  These are just some of the things the Califon PTA does...and it may not continue if we do not have a new PTA board for the 2015-2017 term. 


We are in search for new Board members, as the two year terms of the current board members are expiring in May.  Many of our current Board members have older children who will be graduating soon and we are seeking a new PTA Board.  The Board consists of the PTA President, Vice President (or Co-Vice Presidents), Treasurer, Recording/ Corresponding Secretary (can be one or two individuals), and any Committee Chairs based on interest.   We currently have several openings for the next two year term which will start in May.  We would like to invite anyone who is interested in any PTA Board position to speak with one of us as soon as possible.

In order to continue to work with our parents and teachers to provide programs and events that have become Califon School traditions, such as the Halloween Poster contest, the Holiday Luncheon, teacher grants, assemblies, Field Day, and more, we need your support and we need more volunteers to make that happen.  Please take some time to consider a Board position.  Did you know that the PTA has been a fixture at Califon School for most the last century?  Without a PTA Board, will may be unable to continue to have a PTA at Califon School.    Let’s keep that PTA tradition going!  If you have any questions about volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us at the e-mail addresses listed below. 

Thanks in advance for your anticipated support!


Jennifer Meade


Jessica Firko


Jessica Hickman-Beard


Kimberly Judd


The PTA has several upcoming events this Spring that we would like to remind you about.  For some of these events we will need assistance—please consider volunteering as many hands make light work and we could always use your support. We have listed some upcoming events below—please contact the person listed if you would like to assist or if you have questions:

Teacher Appreciation Week:  Help will be needed to assist with coordinating meals and events, May 4-8. Please contact Jessica at jjcb20@comcast.net if you are interested in assisting; more information will be coming home soon.


Mother’s Day Flower Sale (Claudia Gangemi, chair):  Claudia and some assistants will be assembling flower baskets and sales on May 9 at the Train Station.  Please contact Claudia at claudiagangemi@gmail.com if you have baskets to donate, can assist, or have any questions.

Field Day:  Information will come out closer to the event, but if you think you will be available to assist with Field Day games and/or food service, please contact Jenn Meade at meade16@yahoo.com.  Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10 (rain day:  June 11). 

Are you a member of the Califon PTA?
Parents and Teachers from all grade levels (Pre-K through 8) are welcome! 
We now accept payment for PTA lunches and membership online via Paypal. 

  Upcoming  and Ongoing Fundraisers/Events:

JUNK IN THE TRUNK:  Junk in the Trunk has ended.  Stay tuned for another collection in fall 2015.

BOX TOPS:  Please keep collecting Box Tops!  This is an ongoing fundraiser throughout the year.  Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for our school.  Spread the word to family and friends!

AmazonSmile: You can support Califon School PTA by visiting smile.amazon.com and searching for "Califon School PTA".  You can access this with your Amazon account.  A small portion of each purchase will be donated to the Califon School PTA.  Every little bit counts.

Philly Pretzel Sales: The PTA will be selling Philly Pretzels during lunches on the select dates. Pretzels are $1 each and all sales benefit the Califon School PTA . For more information or questions, please contact Claudia Gangemi at claudiagangemi@gmail.com

Mother's Day Plant Sale:  Stay tuned for more information!  Sale flyers went home just before spring break, just in time for Mother's day!


PTA Spring Lunches--Order Here:


Donations to the Califon School PTA are tax-deductible.  Please consider our PTA in your annual giving plans.

PTA Meeting Dates:
PTA General Meeting dates for the 2014-2015 school year will be:

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
  •  Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015

All meetings will be at 7:00pm in the 8th grade classroom.

Teachers and staff:  All requests for PTA grants are due Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Please join the PTA!  You can sign up here:
Califon School PTA Membership 2014-2015

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