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Parent Participation Organization (PPO)

The Parent Participation Organization, PPO, is an organization of parents and guardians of students at Community Roots Academy that work together to help CRA. The PPO plans and executes many school and family events including Scholastic Book fair, Multicultural Fair, Dr. Seuss Day, Family Fun Night at Pumpkin City, and much more. The PPO also helps support teachers in any way we can, including many teacher appreciation events. The PPO is most successful when parents attend the monthly meetings and share their views, comments, and suggestions. All parents and guardians are automatically members of the PPO.

PPO meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Project Lab.
  • May 3, 2017
    Starts: 11:45 am
  • June 7, 2017
    Starts: 11:45 am
  • May 3, 2017
    Starts: 11:45 am
  • June 7, 2017
    Starts: 11:45 am
  • May 3, 2017
    Starts: 11:45 am
  • June 7, 2017
    Starts: 11:45 am
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PPO Blog

  • November 15, 2016

    Weekly Reminders 11/14

    Hello! Here are your reminders for the week of 11/14-11/18: From the Library Committee: Hello CRA Parents and Guardians! This week students return to the library for class visits.  Your student will need to bring their book back in order to check...

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  • November 6, 2016

    Weekly Reminders 11/7

    Hello! Here are your reminders for the week of 11/7 to 11/11: Thank you to all who attended our PPO General Meeting last Wed. 11/2.  If you weren’t able to attend, minutes from the meeting have been posted on the PPO webpage...

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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.


Crazy Hair Day

Spray your hair blue or add some crazy gel to make fun twists and spikes!


Dress Like Your Hero Day

Dress up like whoever inspires you most!


Every Grade A Different Color

*See below for the color of your grade!


ARGH! Pirate Day

Book Fair Week, Ahoy Bookaneers! – Dress like a pirate, but stow your weapons at home!


All School Pajama Day

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


Fancy Dress

Bow tie or fancy dress – you choose!


Patriotic Day

Celebrate our heritage and wear our nation's colors


Dr. Suess Character

Which zany character will you be?


Go Green Earth Day

Wear a hat made of newspaper, shorts from burlap, or just wear green and brown!


Mismatch Day

Wear wild colors, two different socks, or mismatched shoes – have fun with it!


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 - Rainbow (all colors)


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PPO Board:

  • President Sheree O'Brien
  • Vice President Carla Lorenzo
  • Secretary Kim Napoleone
  • Book Fair Coordinator Laura Kagy and Kate Awad
  • Staff Appreciation Week Mabel Sansevero and Christine Bury
  • Room Parent Coordinator Carla Lorenzo
  • Student Portfolio Coordinator Jen Brda and Kristen Jacobs
  • Welcoming Coordinator Emily Imler and Jen Brda
  • Multi-Cultural Day Coordinator Ann Webb
  • Class Act Liaison Leah Taylor
  • Monthly Staff Appreciation Coordinator Christine Bury and Chrissy Thompson
  • Earth Day Coordinator Ann Webb
  • 100th Day of School Coordinator Kim Napoleone
  • Dr. Seuss Day Coordinator Lyndsey McGraw and Dennise Bellerive
  • Studio P3 Lisa Piana