Weekly Wrap Up

Benedict A. Cucinella School 4/8/2022

Week 25:

This was a great week at Cucinella! The PTO provided us with our first opportunity in two years to have an in-person assembly with The Signature Project with Patrick Dunning which everyone loved - students and staff alike! To quote feedback from one of our teachers, "His visit was filled with messages of purpose, perseverance, creativity, out of the box thinking, and a focus on STEM learning. He left us with a feeling of excitement for the incredible world around us, as well as our interlaced journeys we all will have throughout our many paths in life." Thank you again, PTO, for providing us with such an incredible experience!

Looking Ahead:

Monday, April 11th - PTO School Spirit Day

Monday, April 11th - BAC PTO Meeting - 7:00pm Cafeteria

Friday, April 15th - School Closed - Good Friday

Monday, April 18th & Wednesday, April 20th - Talent Show Dress Rehearsals - 6:00pm

Thursday, April 21st - Talent Show 7:00pm

Also, for planning purposes - please know that we will be holding our annual ARTS-Rageous celebration on Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30-8:00. Student artwork will be displayed, Optional student music performances will be on stage and a make and take art project will be offered in the gym. Enjoy the Arts at BAC with your child!

Looking forward to another great week,

Melissa Keiser

PTO Happenings:

The Cucinella PTO has some wonderful things happening! Check out the PTO Friday Folder for all of the PTO events.

Friday Folder:


Please see below for additional updates:

Next General Membership Meeting:

Monday, April 11 @7pm


School Spirit Day

Monday, April 11th

Signature Project Assembly

On Tuesday morning, April 5th, the talented artist Patrick Dunning left quite an impression on our students and staff when he performed "The Signature Project". Everyone was amazed with his huge mural that stands 76ft x 36ft. It is painted not in brush strokes but in millions of signatures in a beautiful spectrum of color.

Patrick explained the creation and purpose of his ongoing mural that when complete will consist of 171 canvases layered with hidden secrets. Patrick Dunning showed how he uses math, science, technology, music, visual arts and cultural diversity in creating his mural.

His visit was filled with messages of discovery, perseverance and achievement. He left us with a feeling of excitement for the incredible world around us, as well as our interlaced journeys we all will have throughout our many paths in life.

This educational program was sponsored by the PTO and is funded by the fundraising events that are held throughout the school year. It is all possible because of your support so we want to say, “Thank you!”

Outdoor Structure Committee Recruitment

Help wanted!

We are recruiting a team of volunteers to begin the planning process of our outdoor structure. Email contact@cucinellapto.org for more information!

Board Positions Needing Fulfillment

We have multiple board positions needing fulfillment or that will be up for election for next school year.

Please note that without a President and Treasurer our Parent Teacher Organization will have to disband. Our group organizes events such as Trunk or Treat, assemblies, author visits, coordinates Teacher Appreciation Week, provides grant opportunities and plenty other activities and events for your children.

The open positions include:



--Director of Fundraising

--Room Parent Coordinator


--Co-Director of Programs and Assemblies

View our Google Slideshow and join our IN PERSON General Membership Meeting this Monday, April 11th for more information on each role!


If you would like more details please email contact@cucinellapto.org

Boon Supply

The catalogue has returned for the New Year! Thank you for considering shopping the Boon Supply catalogue for Kitchen and Household Items! 40% will benefit our organization!


Hershey Park Tickets

Discounted 2022 Hershey Tickets are now on sale and will be available to purchase through April 22nd! (Tickets valid April 2022-January 1, 2023)

Tickets can be purchased using the flyer attached in the webpage below. Checks should be made payable to Cucinella PTO. Please contact Melissa Cervenka at MelissCervenk@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you for considering!


Ort Farms Plant Sale Supporting BAC Courtyard Garden

The Cucinella PTO is again collaborating with Ort Farms on a Plant Sale supporting our Courtyard Garden. Visit our MemberHub link to purchase a voucher towards a variety of beautiful plants and a portion of each purchase will benefit our organization. Vouchers can be redeemed from May 1-May 20th. Last date to order is Monday, April 24th. Thank you for considering!

MemberHub Link:


Spring Picnic Planning Committee

The PTO is looking for a group of volunteers to plan some ideas for our Spring Picnic which we are delighted to have back this year on Friday, June 10th!!! We will need assistance with:

  • DJ/Entertainment (In the past we have had face painting, etc.)
  • Food vendor (food truck or something different?)
  • Ticket sales for the Off Premise 50/50 raffle and On Premise prize raffle (gift cards and Kendra Scott Jewelry)
  • and more!

If you are interested in helping please reach out to Sarah at Sarah.E.Cipolletti@gmail.com. Thank you!

Have a great weekend, Cucinella! You R.O.C.K.!