Charles Armstrong Parent School Organization
What does CAPSO stand for?
Good Question. It stands for Charles Armstrong Parent School Organization. We are your fellow parents that run the PTA of Charles Armstrong School. We provide the volunteers to help Charles Armstrong thrive and enhance our children’s education. We also help you get acquainted with your fellow parents and students through educational forums, community events and a buddy family system.
Find a list of CAPSO COORDINATORS.
Volunteering with CAPSO
How does Charles Armstrong School thrive?
Glad you asked! Each year there are many school wide events – Book Fair, Jog-A Thon, Community Picnic, a Community Fundraiser for the whole family, Spring musical and many more class room activities such as field trips & special events. CAPSO provides the volunteers for these events and here’s how you can help. Armstrong requires each family to donate volunteer hours - 20 hours per year for each two parent family, 10 hours per year for each single parent family.
Volunteer hours are tracked by CAPSO and you’ll receive a volunteer acknowledgement statement with a summary of hours. Families have the option of paying $400 in lieu of completing volunteer hours. Those who have not completed their volunteer hours by the end of the school year will be billed $400 or a pro-rated portion thereof. These funds are placed in the CAPSO Bank for the following school year.
READ MORE about volunteering!
Complete your VOLUNTEER HOURS FORM here!
ArmstrongParent Yahoo! group
How do we keep in touch in our community?
Since we are a commuter school we use Yahoo groups! The Armstrong Parent Yahoo group is an online e-mail tool we have created for parents of Armstrong students. It allows us an easy way to read about school and community events and to head from parents like you. What kind of information is on it?
- Carpool requests, including a database
- Information regarding LD issues, educational initiatives, transition and fundraising activities
• Extra-curricular activities for kids
The CAPSO Bank
CAPSO is funded solely by the CAS Jog-a-thon and eScrip. CAPSO pays for classroom activities and is replacing the budget that parents have been asked to provide for room parties, teacher gifts etc.
In an effort to streamline the donation process we have only three fundraising events for the school year.
One fundraising event through CAPSO:
Book Fair and Jog-A-Thon - The money from these events goes directly to fund classroom activities and support the teachers and staff with parties, teacher gifts, lunches, equipment. All proceeds from the Book Fair go directly to the Armstrong library.
Jog A Thon - Oct. 31st:
Come out and enjoy the day with your community on Oct. 31st. The kids always have a great time jogging, getting colored hairspray, leis, stickers, and most importantly lots and lots of laughs! Sign up to volunteer at this event by clicking here. This is the one time CAPSO will ask you for a donation to help support our teachers, staff and your children! CAPSO provides a budget for the classrooms, helps pay for Common Ground speakers, the Community Picnic, Teacher Appreciation Dinner, and supports the monthly lunches. CAPSO (you) provided the teachers with two new smart boards last year! Donate now!
Charles Armstrong School holds two fundraising activities:
The Annual Fund and the Community Fundraiser. The money raised from these two events goes to bridge the gap between tuition and expenses and benefits financial aid. Please read the important information listed about volunteer opportunities and how to log volunteer hours.
Click here to read about CAS Events!
Check out the 12 Ways YOU and CAPSO supported last year !
Empowering CAS parents
CAPSO brings a wealth of resources and education to CAS parents and students through the Common Ground Speaker Series and PEN (Parent Education Network) events. CAPSO produces social and fundraising events that give parents the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about LD education.
Click here to read the meeting minutes from the parent association meeting.
How to contact CAPSO