Basketball Program for 3rd – 5th grades!!!!

Interested in signing up for Basketball with the IYB and Caroline Sports Association?


Submit the registration form by Friday November 18th!


Practices begin the week of November 28th.

Games start on January 7th and conclude on February 25th.

5th Grade Tournament is March 4th.

Easy As Pie 5k

The Easy As Pie 5K race is part of the Brooktondale Apple Festival.


Saturday October 15th.

Race starts at 9 a.m.


Proceeds from the race benefit Caroline Elementary PTA Programming and the Healthy Food Initiative!


You can register online here.




Welcome Back!

Welcome back to School Caroline Families!


Are you familiar with Caroline’s PTA? We are a membership organization whose mission is to support out children’s educational experience and build school community. To learn more you can read Who the PTA is, What the PTA does and How you can help.


Would you like to be kept in the loop about what’s going on at that school? Or are you interested in having a hand in shaping our school community? Consider joining the PTA. Membership form.


Interested in helping out? The PTA is always looking for volunteers. Consider becoming a homeroom parent. Can’t commit to providing support as needed to the class? You can volunteer for specific events that match your interest and availability. For more information and to volunteer fill out this form.


Enrichment is back with lots of new and exciting classes and some old favorites. You can sign-up online! Or fill out the enrichment registration form and send it in to school!



Caroline Elementary Farm to Table Market

Caroline Elementary Farm to Table Market The Caroline PTA will host a Farm to Table Market on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 10:00am-3:00pm. Come join us at our farmer’s market to buy locally produced produce, meats, and goods. Students and families are encouraged to grow and sell their own produce. Please contact Sara Barker for more information.

Registration:  CarolineElemFarmtoTableMarket_OnlineRegForm

Flyer to Share: CarolineElemFarmtoTableMarket_FlyerAdvert

Doug’s Fish Fry is Back!!!!!

Doug’s Fish Fry Fundraiser to benefit the Caroline Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTA) funded Programming for Teachers and the Caroline Wilderness Campus will be held on Friday, May 13th, 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 May 11th. 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 Caroline 2016


Contact:  Treva Levine or

Mary Beth Ihnken


Caroline Elementary Spring enrichment sessions have started this week and will run until the week of June 13th. Classes are an hour long with the exception of the Acting Workshop which will go until 3:30 (and begin the week of May 16th). Space is still available in some classes. To join late, please email Karen about availability

Caroline Enrichment may 2016 sign up class options-1

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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Doug’s Fish Fry

Doug’s Fish Fry Fundraiser to benefit Caroline Elementary School PTA Programs


Friday, October 23, 201511 am to 6 pm


LOCATION: Parking lot of The NY Holstein Association, 957 Mitchell St., Ithaca, NY 14850 @ East Hill Plaza

PRE-ORDER: Complete this form and return by 10/22/15 to the PTA box at school or Doug’s Fish Fry c/o Caroline Elementary School, 2439 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs, NY 14881 with cash or credit card (no checks).
DAY of 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 accepted and Cash.


Caroline Elementary School will host a Bake Sale to accompany the Doug’s orders – cash only

For more information, please email