Board Letters for 2021-2022

November 2021

Dear CPA Families,

Here are some updates on the work of your PTO so far this year and announcements for upcoming events: 

  • Treats for Teachers – PTO provided snacks and drinks to our wonderful CPA staff one day in October. We are working on expanding this effort to provide treats on a regular basis and let our teachers and administration know we appreciate them! Please see this link to donate: –Sign Up Genius- Monthly Snacks 
  • Donations – Suggested membership donations of $5 per person help support our school community. The donations received so far are much appreciated! You can donate via PayPal or check (CPA PTO, c/o College Park Academy, 5751 Rivertech Ct., Riverdale Park, MD 20737). 
  • Parent Grade Level Representatives – Thank you to those who have volunteered. We still need a parent or two for the high school grades. You can help define these flexible new positions with the main goal of helping promote PTO activities to fellow parents. Please indicate your interest in serving on the PTO membership form or email the Executive Board at collegeparkacademy1pto@gmail.com.
  • Fundraiser at Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store – Tues., Dec. 21st – Save the Date to dine in, carryout, or just shop at Franklin’s in Hyattsville, and PTO receives 20% of the proceeds. Full details on our website and the attached flyer.
  • Virtual Town Hall/PTO Meeting, Thurs., Dec. 2nd, 6pm – PTO will have a virtual meeting immediately following the Town Hall with the Principals. Please see school announcements for the link.

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to speak with any of the Executive Board members, visit our website https://www.collegeparkacademypto.org/ or email us at collegeparkacademy1pto@gmail.com

Best regards,

PTO Executive Board 

Meme Michaelides, President

Amy Boccardi, High School Vice President

Yamala Robinson, Middle School Vice President

Lisa Davidson, Treasurer

Lisa Baker, Secretary

Mary Kuyateh, Parliamentarian

BOARD LETTER September 2021

Dear CPA Families,

On behalf of your PTO Executive Board, welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at College Park Academy! We have been working to ensure a year filled with wonderful experiences for our children, to support academic excellence, and to offer opportunities for all of our parents to make a real and positive impact on our community.

Our PTO is involved in every aspect of the school, enjoying a true partnership with CPA administration and staff. The participation of every member of our PTO is vital to our success. That participation will look different again this year as we continue to put the health and safety of our community first. However, we hope to find innovative ways to enhance the experience of our children and support our teachers. 

Every year, we welcome our new and returning families, excited to see the ways our organization grows and develops with your work, talent, and ideas. This year one of our major objectives will be growing our membership. Our goal is 100% participation by our CPA families. This year we will again offer free PTO membership to all families, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. All you need to do is complete our membership form found at our website – https://www.collegeparkacademypto.org/. We hope that you consider making a donation to support the work of your PTO via PayPal or check (CPA PTO, c/o College Park Academy, 5751 Rivertech Ct., Riverdale Park, MD 20737). 

After you become a member, we have other great opportunities for parents to get involved in PTO. First we are seeking nominations to fill the Secretary position for 2021-23 through an appointment by the PTO President. The Secretary serves for both the Middle and High School, helps maintain membership records, and record meeting minutes. Please visit our website for more details and send a brief statement of interest to collegeparkacademy1pto@gmail.com by Oct. 12. 

The PTO is also recruiting at least two Parent Representatives per grade. The Parent Representative is a flexible position for any involved parent who would like to help facilitate communication and promote PTO activities. Please indicate your interest in serving on the PTO membership form or email the Executive Board at collegeparkacademy1pto@gmail.com.

As virtual meetings continue this fall, PTO meetings will take place virtually at the end of each school Town Hall meeting, planned for every other month. Please watch for announcements about the first Town Hall/PTO meeting and join us to hear from the administrators, and meet members of our school community and your PTO Executive Board. 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please feel free to speak with any of the Executive Board members, or email us at collegeparkacademy1pto@gmail.com

We look forward to working with you!

Best regards,

PTO Executive Board 

Meme Michaelides, President

Amy Boccardi, High School Vice President

Yamala Robinson, Middle School Vice President

Lisa Davidson, Treasurer

Vacant, Secretary

Mary Kuyateh, Parliamentarian