CME PTA strives to offer programs througout the year that enhance the learning of our children and support our school and staff while having fun at the same time! Through fundraising efforts, support from parents, teachers, staff, family, friends, and business partners, CME PTA is proud to sponsor the following programs.

If you are able to volunteer for any of these events or programs, please click on the "How Can I Help" tab for additional information. These programs wouldn't be possible without our amazing volunteers and we desperately need your help!

 
  • Art Partner Field Trips - Through support of your PTA membership and fundraising efforts, PTA is able to fund the admission fees as well as the bus service fees for the following Art Partner Field Trips for all CME students:

Kindergarten:  Music, Language & Math, Dino O Dell
First Grade:  Paul Mesner Puppets
Second Grade: Kinder Concert, TBD
Third Grade:  Coterie Theatre, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Fourth Grade:  Negro & Jazz Museum
Fifth Grade:  Nelson Atkins Museum

  • Boohoo Woohoo Breakfast - Many of us parents need someone to "boo hoo" with and connect with other parents as they drop their child off on the first day of school!  Come join us in the cafeteria for pastries, coffee and juice and meet some new and old friendly faces.

  • Pastries With Parents - Donuts, coffee, juice and milk are served to parents and their child before school in the cafeteria.  This year, we will be hosting two events ... February 2nd for students with last names A-L and February 3rd for students with last names M-Z.  Cost is free for PTA Members and $1.00 per person for Non-Members.  An RSVP slip will come home close to the event date(s).  These are required to be returned to assure we have enough food for everyone.

  • Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser - CME's biggest fundraiser event!  Students will gather pledges from friends & family and participate in the Walk-A-Thon event held on the CME Cougar Track!  It is an all-day event with music and special guest appearances!  Students will participate by grade level during their Special Class time for the day.  Instead of going to the Specials, students will come outside and walk the 45 minutes of class time.

  • Spring Fundraiser - Depending on whether we meet our fundraising goal with the Walk-A-Thon, we allocate a Spring fundraiser to help offset our yearly fundraising goals.

  • Grandparents/Special Friend's Day - This event is a fun-filled day for Grandparents (or Special Friends) to join their grandchildren/friend in school for part of the day.  They will spend some time in the child's classroom, eat lunch and have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair and have their pictures taken.

  • Book Fairs - (Occur on Grandparent's/Special Friend's Day, Breakfast with Santa and in the Spring) - CME PTA hosts Scholastic Book Fairs three times a year.  All profits from these book fairs help support CME.  The school also earns "Scholastic Dollars" based on the sale amount that can be spent on equipment and other needs the school might have.  These are a great opportunities to purchase books for a good price and help the school out at the same time!

  • Fall Family Fun Night - Family Fun Night is growing every year and is a fun night out for the entire family.  The night kicks off with Trunk or Treat on the blacktop while hot dogs and other concessions are served among the best chili cook-off contest in Blue Springs located in the cafeteria! The night finishes off with Family Movie Night.  Cost is free for PTA Members and $1.00 per person for Non-PTA Members.

  • Fall Parties - CME PTA hosts Fall parties for all grade levels.  Each grade is assigned a time during the day (during their Special Class time) to visit the party area by grade level.  Parent/Grandparent help is very much needed on these days!

  • CME Staff Appreciation Lunches - Throughout the year, two luncheons are served to our wonderful staff to show our appreciation for their hard work.  Food donations are supplied by parents for these lunches.  Look for Sign Up Genius on-line requests to help with food donations.

  • Carnival - Come join us for a fun school carnival with great games, prizes and food!  Tickets will be available for pre-sale at a discounted rate several weeks prior to Carnival.  Tickets are also available at the door at full price. Keep your eye out for more information!

  • Breakfast with Santa - Bring the kids and have breakfast with Santa!  A small fee is charged for a great breakfast, performance by the Cougar Choir and a holiday buy one get one free book fair.  Santa also makes a special appearance so that kids can get their wish list told in time for Christmas!

  • 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation - Come celebrate with a ceremony and reception for our kids as they complete the D.A.R.E. program and have learned the importance of saying "No!"

  • CME Staff Appreciation Week - This week is to celebrate and show our appreciation for our entire CME Staff including the school principal, teachers, secretaries, school nurses, school counselor, cafeteria and janitorial workers and all of our wonderful support staff!  Fun events are planned this week for the staff along with a delicious lunch on Wednesday.

  • Family Movie Nights - Held twice during the year, once in October at Fall Family Fun/Movie Night & once in March at Jump into Spring CME Movie Night.  These are fun nights for the entire family!  A movie is picked and shown on big screen in the cafeteria.  Concessions are available for sale and popcorn and lemonade are free for everyone!  Everyone should bring a closed drink container to put their lemonade in as well as blankets, pillows or lawn chairs to "camp out" on.  Parents are required to stay at the movie with their child(ren).  Admission is free for PTA Members and $1.00 per person for Non-PTA Members.

  • 5th Grade Recognition - 5th graders and their parents and family are invited to celebrate the start of a new beginning off to middle school!

  • Teacher's Aides - Ongoing - PTA provides teachers that request them with a parent aide to help on a once a week basis for a few hours with class preparations that they need done.  Parents will not be assigned to their child's teacher and hours and days are flexible.

  • Campbell's Soup Labels - Ongoing - CME PTA collects Campbell's Soup Labels (points vouchers are on the label on the back of the can at the bottom).  These labels are sent in and we are able to purchase needed equipment for the school for free!  Send the labels to school with your child!

  • Box Top Parties - Ongoing - CME librarians collect Box Tops for Education.  These labels can be found on many different products so keep your eye out for them!  PTA provides a morning donut party several times throughout the year for the class that collects the most Box Tops.

  • Yearbook - Ongoing - While the school itself handles the purchase of Yearbooks, CME PTA helps by gathering photos from parents and volunteers from the school year to be put in the yearbook.  If you're at an event and have some great pictures, send them our way!

  • Read Across America - CME PTA will assist the literacy staff at CME with events throughout the week to promote reading.  More information will be available soon!

  • School Garden - We broke ground on constuction in March of 2012.  CME was selected to be a pilot site for Kansas City Community Gardens a couple years ago.  A master gardener will come every other week to teach our participating kindgergartens their gardening lesson plan as well as help them plant, harvest, etc.  Volunteers are needed to help with upkeep and harvesting of the beds.

  • Grade Level Art Auctions - With the help from classroom teachers and art teacher, each class creates a "one of a kind masterpiece" that gets auctioned off after the Grade Level Performances!  These are always such fun evenings holding the "LIVE" auctions with help from CME's very own talented auctioners!

  • BINGO Night -  Our fourth annual BINGO night will be held to raise funds for PTA sponsored events.  It's an evening filled with fun and excitement!  Bingo cards are sold for $1.00 per card, which can be used all night long.  Come join us for an opportunity to win some great prizes, for all ages!