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Community Roots Academy Parent Participation Organization

Welcome to CRA’s Parent Participation Organization (PPO) where every parent/guardian of a CRA student is a member!  CRA’s PPO was established by a collective desire to further the community building activities and learning experiences of CRA students.  We sponsor events to help develop a closer connection between school and home and encourage parent involvement. The PPO leads activities such as our Scholastic Book Fair, Staff Appreciation Week, and Multicultural Fair.  It also assists with organizing volunteers, and provides support for fundraising activities.  However, none of these events can take place without the support of our members (YOU)!

We have monthly General meetings every First Wednesday of the month at 8:25am in the school library. We value your input and comments and would love to see you!
  • September 5, 2018
    Starts: 8:30 am
  • September 26, 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
  • September 5, 2018
    Starts: 8:30 am
  • September 26, 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
  • October 3, 2018
    Starts: 8:30 am
  • October 31, 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
  • September 5, 2018
    Starts: 8:30 am
  • September 26, 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
  • October 3, 2018
    Starts: 8:30 am
  • October 31, 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
  • November 7, 2018
    Starts: 8:30 am
  • November 14, 2018
    Starts: 12:00 am
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PPO Blog

  • June 11, 2018

    Weekly Reminders 6/11/18

    Hello CRA Community! Our last week of school is here! Very important information below – PLEASE READ! We thank you for your support this year and can’t wait to see you all next year. REMINDERS Important flier went home on Friday with...

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  • June 5, 2018

    Weekly Reminders 6/4/2018

    Hello CRA Community! Please review the email below for important updates and reminders. REMINDERS Please note: Portfolios and yearbooks will be distributed close to the last day of school. Extra yearbooks are available for purchase for $40! Check only please. See Diana...

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School Dress Up Dates

What are school DRESS UP days? Show some school spirit and have fun dressing up once a month with a different theme. Nothing elaborate, just something easy and fun! School uniform applies if not dressing up.

9/26

Woodland Wednesday

Dress up as your favorite make-believe characters for our Enchanted Forest Book Fair: Let Your Imagination Grow!

10/31

Tech Trot Flair Day

Each grade wears a different flair theme as they run our annual jogathon!

11/14

Every Grade A Different Color

*See below for the color of your grade!

12/21

Pajama Day

Wear your comfy pajamas on the last day before Winter Break!

1/16

Sports Day

Support your team and wear their jersey or colors.

2/13

Wacky Wednesday

Mismatch, backward, crazy hair - be unique!

3/1

Dr. Seuss Day

Which zany character will you be?

3/22

Diversity Day

Celebrate your heritage or any county and culture you enjoy!

4/19

Go Green Earth Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle – go green!

5/8

Out of This World

Space themed day!

6/5

Tropical Island Day

Put on your Hawaiian shirt or wear a flower in your hair (no flip flops or sandals please)


*Grade Colors

Kindegarden - Purple

3rd - Yellow

6th - Pink

1st - Blue

4th - Orange

7th - Neon colors

2nd - Green

5th - Red

8th - Tie Dye


PPO Board:

  • President Carla Lorenzo
  • Vice President Christine Bury
  • Secretary Jen Brda
  • Book Fair Chairpersons Mabel Sansevero and Sheree O'Brien
  • Staff Appreciation Week Chairpersons Cherise Shively and Laura Buchanan
  • Student Portfolio Coordinator(s) Regina Van Leeuwen and Jen Brda
  • Multicultural Day Chairpersons Sheree O'Brien and Lisa Piana
  • Class Act Liaison(s) Jen Haworth and Christina Furginson
  • Monthly Staff Appreciation Chairpersons Connie Scott and Christina Tortomasi
  • Dr. Seuss Day Chairpersons Rachel Boardman and Rebecca Harrison
  • Box Tops Coordinator Christina Tortamassi
  • Middle School Liaison Emily Imler
  • Welcoming Committee Chairpersons Jennifer Simmons and Kelleen Stainer