Volunteer Orientation – 2017 Change!

Dear Parents and Friends,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are pleased to invite you to join the dedicated group of school volunteers who contribute so much of their time and talent to enrich our school and PTO programs. We encourage parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors to join us by volunteering for various activities in our school.

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education requires ALL VOLUNTEERS to attend the school’s volunteer orientation and view the sexual harassment and child abuse video before working with the children. Thank you for understanding that this is a requirement from the county, not our school, as a way of protecting our children and our volunteers.

Volunteer Orientations are scheduled for:

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 at 9:00 a.m.
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 5:45 p.m. prior to Back to School Night
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 1:30 p.m.

AACPS requires that any volunteer or chaperone who will be working with children have a background check. Information about the county policy and the link for completing the background check can be found at:

In addition, there may be some field trips or activities that require a more extensive fingerprint- supported background check that requires an appointment and a fee. You will be notified by the school if that is necessary.

We look forward to having you be part of our volunteer team this year!

Christina Gehring, PTO President
Heather Szczytko, Volunteer Coordinator
Heather Bachman, Staff Liaison for Volunteers

Download a copy of this document here


Faith in the Flakes!

Do you love Cape St. Claire Elementary? YES?
Do you have Faith in the Flakes? YES?
Do you want to help get Justin Berk HERE for a STEM related assembly? YES?









Then help us get Justin Berk here by purchasing his t-shirts. Adult & youth sizes available at only $12.50 each. Please place your order by February 2nd, 2017. Use the order form which we have for you right here.

For more information on Justin Berk, see his website right here or for more information on his STEM assemblies, visit here.



Holiday Shop – 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! On December 8-9 between 4-7pm, our media center will transform into a safe, organized and festive store ! Cape kids are invited to independently select, purchase and wrap $3 gifts for anyone on their list. It’s so fun to see them proudly pick out surprises for Dad, Nana, baby brother, tween girl cousin, and even the family pet! We’ve collected quality merchandise all year long from tons of stores like Hallmark, Cape Ace, and Kohls and have a great inventory.

This event is sure to put you in the holiday spirit and we need many hands… YOUR HANDS… to make this popular tradition a success. It’s not too late to get involved! Sign up at the Sign Up Genius link that we’ve included here.

See you at the The Shop!