Canandaigua PTSA

January 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Welcome 2016! The children are back to school, we received our first snowfall of the season and it's beginning to feel more like winter each week. We hope the holiday break was enjoyable for all as we now look forward to a new year filled with some wonderful events!


Coupon Books

Our coupon book sales were a huge success, raising $12,735.02 to help fund all the wonderful programs sponsored by the PTSA. Thank you to all of our supporters!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of volunteers for various services we provide to the schools.

  • Laminating Projects- you make your own hours at the school. Training will be provided!
  • Father/Daughter Dance in April
  • Testing Snacks

IMMEDIATE OPENING: In search of a 4th/5th Grade building representative. Duties include updating the bulletin board, coordinating test snacks, being the liaison between the PTSA and the 4th/5th grade office.

There are many other ways to help, and new ideas and faces are always welcome! Send an email to if you are interested in hearing more.

Event Chairs needed!

We have several events that are in need of new chairs and co-chairs. Running an event is a fun way to get involved and bring your ideas to life! It's even more fun with a friend. The following events are in need of help:

  • Mother/Son night: Traditionally held in the fall, but set the date when it works for you! This is a great event that brings in many many families to spend quality time together as well as raising funds for PTSA. Use our past "minute to win it" and craft format entirely, as a jumping off point, or add your own spin to things.
  • Square 1 Art: This is a terrific fundraiser for the art department. All profits go directly to putting new technology and supplies into our kids' art rooms. We are currently looking for a co-chair to help this fundraiser run smoothly.
  • Spring Book Swap: This event is very easy to run, free of cost to kids and encourages summer reading.


If you would like your event posted in our next newsletter, the deadline for event submission is the first Wednesday of each month. Please email your information to

Girl Scouts host annual Family Fun Carnival

Saturday, Jan. 16th, 11am-1pm

96 West Gibson Street

Canandaigua, NY

The Canandaigua Girl Scouts are hosting the annual Family Fun Carnival at the Primary School gymnasium. They will have old-fashioned carnival games appropriate for younger children to play, for 25 cents per game. Admission is a food donation for the CCIA (Canandaigua Churches in Action) food pantry. They will also be kicking off their annual cookie sale, so be sure to stop into this wonderful family event!

Middle School Book Fair

The Middle School library will be hosting a Scholastic book fair from January 19-22nd. The profits will benefit the library directly. If you are interested in helping with the fair, please click here to sign-up.

Billy Martin's Cole All-Star Circus

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 7pm

435 East Street

Canandaigua, NY

Circus brought to you by the Academy Student Council
Kids 12 and younger FREE WITH ADULT!
Adult Tickets $15 At The Door

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Middle School Musical "Alice in Wonderland"

Middle School Auditorium

Friday, February 5 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $6, kids under 5 free. Tickets available at the door.

Canandaigua Players Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, Feb. 6th, 4-7pm

19 Niagara Street

Canandaigua, NY

Canandaigua Elks Lodge

Tickets are $8, available at the door or purchase directly from CA Players.

Eat in or take out; entertainment provided by CA music students.

Rookie Ball Open Gym

Canandaigua Junior Baseball has received gym time from now until spring for use with Rookie Ball players. They will use this time to work on skills as well as having fun activities for the kids. For more information, please contact Joe Holtby via text 315-945-4399.

Next PTSA meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 10am

96 West Gibson Street

Canandaigua, NY

Primary-Elementary School- PTSA Room 464

Attending a meeting is a great way to hear what's going on in our schools directly from administrators, PTSA officers and other community members.

For more information on PTSA membership (annual dues are only $5!) and for volunteer opportunities, please see document below.

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About Us...

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.

Contact us at or click here for more information.