Check back here frequently to find links to all of the different activities and events the PTA sponsors where we need your support with time or donations! 


2019/2020 Sign-Ups

Spread the Love

Please join the PTA Hospitality Team in "Spreading The Love" to the teachers and staff on Valentine's Day! We will be bringing in bagels from Manhattan Bagel and also re-stocking the staff coffee bar along with other sweet treats. Some items can be dropped off ahead of time (as indicated) to Ali Ranney's house at 929 Glyndon St., SE. Other items can be dropped off day of to the teachers' lounge. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the Hospitality Team with any questions at 202-213-1843 or email Ali at


Please click here to sign-up. Thank you so much for your continued support and contributions!

Raffle for Teachers/Staff - CLOSED

Our last Hospitality event of the year is the week of December 16th, when we will be doing a holiday raffle for CPES faculty and staff.  What we need from CPES families are donations of gifts ($10-15 range). Think things like gift cards (teachers love Dunkin Donuts, Social Burger, Cava, Caffe Amouri, and lots of other local businesses) or a decorated wine glass, Bath and Bodyworks gift sets, etc.  Items are being collected at 914 Plum St., SW, as well as the bin in the school office (labeled Holiday Raffle) starting Monday, December 9th.  We hope to have all of the presents by Sunday, December 15th.  Our goal is to get 30 gifts donated, and any gift no matter how small or large would be greatly appreciated! Please click here to sign-up.  Thank you, as always, for your generosity!

Winter Break Food Boxes - CLOSED

We are collecting food items, and a few extras, to contribute to the winter break and holiday dinners of 25 local families. If you would like to participate, please click here to sign-up and drop off items in the coolers at 111 Kingsley Rd, SE, on Tuesday, December 17th, or Wednesday, December 18th.  All items must be received by 2:00 on Wednesday as CPES Cub Scout Pack 833 will be packing the boxes that afternoon. In addition to food, we are asking for a contribution of kids socks and SMALL games that families can enjoy during the break and beyond.  Games like Uno, Dos, Yahztee, deck of cards, etc., are perfect.  


Please note, if you sign up for perishable items, please check the sell by date!


Book Fair - CLOSED

The CPES Book Fair is begins Monday, November 18th, and runs through Friday, November 22nd, with extended shopping hours through 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Volunteers are please needed and slots are based on when students book shop with their class. There are many more slots, but shifts are shorter than in the past. Please click here and take a look at the schedule and consider volunteering! If you have any questions, please email Colby Bruno.

Giving Warm Thanks - CLOSED

The PTA is restocking the teachers' coffee/tea/hot cocoa bar in the teachers' lounge on November 18th and would love parents to help! To sign-up to donate, please click here. All of the items we need, with the exception of the coffee creamers, can be dropped off at Alison Ranney's house at 929 Glyndon St., SE, prior to the 18th and can be put in the cooler on her front porch. We ask that the coffee creamers be dropped off to the teachers' lounge fridge by Friday, November 15th. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Alison at with any questions.

The BIG Salad - CLOSED

On Tuesday, November 12th, the PTA is partnering with Real Food For Kids and Chef Jon Krinn, owner and chef of award winning Vienna restaurant Clarity, to bring a giant salad to the students during lunch. Chef Jon will talk to the kids about exploring different vegetables, making healthy food choices, and living a healthy lifestyle. The vegetables will be prepped by the students at the Marshall High School Culinary Academy, but we need your help to set-up, distribute samples, and clean-up. If you're interested in volunteering during a portion of lunchtime, please click here


Staff Professional Development Breakfast - CLOSED

The PTA will be bringing breakfast to our teachers and staff during their professional development meeting on Monday, October 14th! If you would like to contribute to their breakfast, we are in need of a few simple breakfast items that we'll combine with breakfast burritos from Anita's. Please click here to sign-up.










2018/2019 Sign-ups

Custodian Appreciation Week

We are preparing to celebrate our wonderful custodians - Jose, Maria, Arling, and Maria - for keeping our school safe and clean for our children! Custodian Appreciation Week is celebrated the week of February 18th and we want our team to feel loved! In addition to a small gift courtesy of the PTA, we are collecting donations to put together some snack baskets. Items can be dropped off at the front office or at . . .


In addition, there will be an Appreciation Station set up to write a note of thanks to our custodial staff. Please take a minute to write a quick note at this week's PTA meeting or parent coffee! 


Please click below to sign-up to donate and for donation drop-off information.

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"Teachers Have Heart" Cart


The PTA is sponsoring a "Teachers Have Heart" Cart full of sweet treats, fruit, and other goodies for our teachers and staff on Valentine's Day! We ask families to contribute items for the cart as a symbol of our appreciation for the work they do with our children. 


Please click below to sign-up to donate and for donation drop-off information.

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Food for Students

Nutritious Sac Lunch

IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year. 

The application for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program is now available online.

IMPORTANTE: Las familias deben presentar una solicitud y ser aprobadas para ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido para el año escolar 2022-23.

La solicitud para el programa de Comidas Gratis ya Precio Reducido ya está disponible en línea.


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