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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.

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PPO Blog

  • May 29, 2017

    Weekly Reminders – 5/22

    Hello everyone!  We have a short week with NO SCHOOL on FRIDAY 5/26 and MONDAY 5/29! Please read below for important reminders! IT’S LIBRARY WEEK – We have only two library visits left for the year! Students may check out books this...

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  • May 16, 2017

    Weekly Reminders – 5/15

    Hello everyone!  Thank you to everyone who attended this weekend’s Auction Fundraiser! It was a great night! Studio P3: Cyber Safety Talk – Mon. May 15 6:30pm to 8:30pm Cyber Safety Cop -Sergeant Clay Cranford will present the latest information regarding Cyber...

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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 Carla Lorenzo
  • Vice President Christine Bury
  • Secretary Jen Brda
  • Immediate Past President Sheree O'Brien
  • Book Fair Coordinator Sheree O'Brien and Mabel Sansevero
  • Staff Appreciatoin Coordinator Mabel Sansevero and Connie Scott
  • Student Portfolio Coordinator Kristen Jacobs
  • Welcoming Coordinator Emily Imler
  • Multi-Cultural Day Coordinator Ann Webb and Tabitha Brundage
  • Class Act Liaison Christina Furginson and Jen Haworth
  • Dr. Seuss Day Coordinator Rachel Boardman and Dennise Bellerive
  • Box Tops Coordinator Christina Tortamassi
  • Studio P3 Lisa Piana
  • Tech Trot Chairperson Cindy Galvez