Classroom Wishlist

This year, we decided to do something a little bit different to help ensure our scholars have all the tools they need inside the classroom.

We went straight to the source – their teachers – to help determine what actually is needed.

And they have already delivered an initial wishlist – everything from Woodstock chimes for our pre-k and K Spanish classes to scissors for second-grade French and inflatable playground balls for PE.

This is where we all come into play.

Please consider bookmarking the link and checking in throughout the year to help our scholars have all the materials they need for a strong curricula.

Shop and Support Stokes

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Signing up is easy!

Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:

1. Visit

2. Sign in with your credentials

3. Designate “Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School” as your charity of choice

4. Start shopping!

5. Add a bookmark for for quick access

Coffee PTA Table at Celebration of Learning

When you come for the Celebration of Learning tomorrow, be sure to stop by the PTA table!  You will have the chance to sign up for membership for $10, and we will have available car magnets ($5) and mugs ($15).  We will also have information available about our upcoming pancake breakfast, and you can sign up to volunteer.
As an additional fundraiser, we will be selling Zeke’s coffee!  Enjoy for $2 in a disposable cup, or $1 in your reusable cup.  If you buy a PTA mug, the coffee is on the house!

Playground Design Charrette

Hosted by the PTA

The PTA will be hosting the Playground Design Charrette on Wednesday, September 5, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the multi-purpose room.

The Playground designer, Nancy Striniste of Early Space, will lead an interactive session with the goal of getting as much community input on the design of the new playground as possible. Participants will brainstorm together and develop goals for the space. The charrette will include opportunities for participants to see a variety of outdoor learning spaces, to learn about current research on the value of time outdoors, to explore their own childhood memories, and to come to consensus on their goals for the space. The charrette will also include time to talk with teachers about ways to include students in the project through as many phases of design and build as possible.

This  meeting will be a bit longer than our regular PTA meetings but we’ll have food and childcare will be available ($5 suggested donation).

Wednesday, September 5

Arrive by 5:45 for a pre-meeting mingle. Meeting will run from 6-8pm

Multi-purpose room


  • Brief introduction of PTA executive board and discussion of board vacancies
  • Discussion of new playground design

PLEASE NOTE: Discussion of all other topics will be postponed until the first full regular PTA meeting Oct. 3 (all PTA meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month during the school year)