Canandaigua PTSA

"The Link" - September 2018

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The Canandaigua Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) believes in making every child's potential a reality by being the premier organization for parent involvement and advocacy. Canandaigua PTSA is a powerful voice for all children, a significant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

The PTSA provides critical financial support for various school activities and resource or equipment needs. It strongly supports the community-wide Character Education, Health & Wellness, and Family Involvement initiatives of our school district.


Hello! This year, we will be introducing a new format for our monthly eNewsletter. In previous years, we have combined information from the PTSA & the community into one letter that was being sent primarily to PTSA members via email. Over the years, as technology has evolved and social media has become a major source of information, our newsletter has had to evolve as well. In order to best continue our advocacy mission as a PTSA, we have decided to create two seperate monthly newsletters.

One will be called "The Advocate" and will be primarily PTSA news on a local, state and national level. The purpose of this newsletter will be to provide information directly related to the PTSA, including, but not limited to, our next meeting or event, volunteer sign-ups, membership drives, advocacy issues, fundraising opportunities and much more.

The second newsletter will be called "The Link" and will be a listing of community or school events as they are shared with us via email. If you or your organization have a meet up, event or activity that you would like promoted through our newsletter, please send all information (PDF or JPG preferred) to Heather Holman at and it will be added to the most recent newsletter. There are no specific deadlines for these submissions, as information can be added to an electronic newsletter at any time, however advance notice will give your event increased promotional time. Please note that all submissions are subject to approval.

Both newsletters will be posted on the PTSA Facebook & Twitter pages, emailed to PTSA members, as well as forwarded to the principals of each building for inclusion in their newsletters, as timing will allow. We appreciate your participation in linking together the community and the schools. Please do not hesitate to contact me (Heather Holman) directly if you have any questions, concerns, submissions or ideas! Thank you for your patience during this transition.

What's new with The Spot?

The Spot provides FREE school supplies, clothing and shoes to Canandaigua K-12 students in need. Many families need assistance with school supplies and clothing; donations collected for The Spot go directly to local children!

Wood Library information available here!

Follow this link to find more information on free programs for children, tweens/teens, adults and special community events.

Canandaigua Knights Hockey

Click here for details on hockey registration for all ages! Opportunities for boys & girls of all ages and from any area school district.

Mobile Food Pantry

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 4-6pm

345 West Street

Canandaigua, NY

Located at the Thompson Hospital Pole Barn, a free mobile pantry will be available for community members & associates in need. Please click here for complete details.

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the CA Choral Groups

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 4-7pm

19 Niagara Street

Canandaigua, NY

The CA Choral Groups are on the road to Carnegie Hall and need your support! Come down to the Elks Lodge for a delicious $8 dinner. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from any CA Choral member or at Mobile Music or CNB Canandaigua. Click here for complete information.
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