Caroline Banking & Savings

The Caroline Savings Program operates EVERY Thursday from 7:40-8:00 am (right before classes) on-site at Caroline.

Kids will learn to save money in a fun, safe, non-competitive way. It’s simple. Be on the lookout for sign up in backpack mail or next post! Check out our savings program!


Caroline Parents if you would like to VOLUNTEER to be a teller–its easy and rewarding! A commitment to a 1/2 hour time slot (from 7:30 to 8:00 am) one or two Thursdays a month. Questions? Adriana:

Doug’s Fish Fry – September 28, 2018

Doug’s Fish Fry Fundraiser to benefit the Caroline Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTA) funded Programming for Teachers will be held on Friday, September 28th, from 11 am to 6 pm in the parking lot of CFCU @East Hill Plaza, 1022 Ellis Hollow Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850. This event is open to the public. The Caroline PTA supports teachers and their efforts develop innovative curriculum for our students and the Caroline Wilderness campus.


Pre-order your meal using the form on the Caroline PTA website by September 24th. On the day of the event, orders can be called in from 11am to 4pm at 607-423-5996 or you can order when you arrive. All Major Credit Cards and Cash (No Checks).  Caroline PTA will also host a Beverage and Bake Sale to accompany the Doug’s Fish Fry orders but please bring cash for the beverages and baked goods.


For order form and more information:

Doug’s Fish Fry Order Form


Contact us at with any questions.


Farm to Table Market 2018

Caroline Elementary Farm to Table Market!

The Caroline PTA will host a Farm to Table Market on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Come join us at our farmer’s market to buy locally produced produce, meats, and goods.


-Students, farmers, and community members will sell produce and goods grown on or locally sourced from a farm or garden.


-Educators will be present to help us learn about bringing food from farms to our tables.


-Caroline local cuisine will be sold – food dishes prepared by Caroline Elementary families and donated from Ithaca establishments with locally grown ingredients.


-A raffle will be held with prizes from local companies, plus 50/50.


Students and families are encouraged to grow and sell their own produce and goods! See below for forms to register and to advertise the market. Please contact Sara Barker for more information.

Registration Form
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Update from the PTA about Caroline’s Water

Dear Caroline Community,
We have heard from many families and people in the Caroline community about their sense of frustration with the process and communication about our Caroline water lead levels. We have received the latest water results from the school district and they are concerning.

The PTA is currently organizing a working group on water.

This group is tasked with gathering Caroline Elementary School community feedback and communicating with the ICSD on behalf of our community. We want to provide direct feedback as well as suggestions on further testing and follow up. The group is also charged with communicating steps and process with the various stakeholders at Caroline.

We believe this working group on water will empower our families and people at the school and focus our energies and desires to do something and be part of the solution.  While parents may choose to communicate, on their own, directly with the ICSD administration and board, this process is intended to provide leadership in partnership with our principal and district and to harness the power of our collective voice as a means of ensuring our input is considered seriously.  We want our community to come together in a productive way to improve the process moving forward. We believe a focused working group of Caroline school stakeholders will help strengthen our trust relationship with the district and strengthen our Caroline community.

The PTA has been in touch with Principal Mary Grover on this issue since the initial results of the 2nd round of testing were communicated about two weeks ago.  It is important to know that Principal Grover was informed at the same time parents were, and not in August when the initial samples were taken.  Since finding out about these results, Principal Grover has advocated for our school with ICSD to ensure every water source was tested and that portable water was made available for anyone in the school (teachers) who wanted it at that time and before it was required.

We agree that our principal, families, teachers and anyone in the Caroline school community should have been notified in August, and that safety measures and follow-up testing should have been planned.  The failures of process and communication are among the issues we need to have addressed for the future, along with any actions required to address the elevated lead levels.

As the district works to come up with an initial plan, we need the Caroline community’s input to be conveyed in an organized fashion that truly represents our needs and expectations. We want to move forward.  Please send any initial comments or feedback to us at . You can also share your questions and concerns anonymously here


You will be hearing from us often and we look forward to partnering with the Caroline community on this issue.


Thank you, Caroline Elementary, community for being amazing, resilient, and invested.



Treva Levine, PTA President,

Suzanne Jablonski, PTA Vice President,

Adriana Rightmyer, PTA Treasurer

Erica Savoie, PTA Secretary





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Caroline Savings Club

The Savings Program operates every Thursday from 7:40-8:00 am (right before classes) on-site at Caroline. It is run by PARENT VOLUNTEER TELLERS in connection with Alternatives Federal Credit Union.

Kids will learn to save money in a fun, safe, non-competitive way. It’s simple.

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