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Charles Armstrong Parent School Organization

CAPSO stands for Charles Armstrong Parent School Organization. We are your fellow parents that run the PTA of Charles Armstrong School. We provide the volunteers to help Charles Armstrong build community and raise funds to enhance the learning experience provided by Armstrong. CAPSO produces social and fundraising events and is the easiest way to become a proactive part of the Armstrong parent community.

• Find a list of CAPSO Coordinators >>


Volunteering with CAPSO

Each year there are many school wide events – Book Fair, Jog-A Thon, Community Picnic, a Community Fundraiser for the whole family, Spring musical and many more class room activities such as field trips & special events. CAPSO provides the volunteers for these events and here's how you can help. Armstrong encourages each family to donate volunteer hours - 20 hours per year for each two parent family, 10 hours per year for each single parent family. Volunteer hours are tracked by CAPSO and you'll receive a volunteer acknowledgement statement with a summary of hours. 

• Log your volunteer hours on the Volunteer Hours Form >>


ArmstrongParent Yahoo! Group: Keeping in touch in our community

The Armstrong Parent Yahoo Group is an online e-mail tool we have created for parents of Armstrong students. Since we are a commuter school it is an easy way to read about school, community events, and to hear from parents like you. The Yahoo Group email is the primary way we communicate with each other at Armstrong. Please do not post advertisements etc. This list is for information sharing and gathering only.

What kind of information is on it?
• Carpool requests, including a database
• Volunteer requests throughout the school year
• Information regarding LD issues, educational initiatives, transition and fundraising activities
• Extra-curricular activities for kids

Our yahoo group name is "armstrongparents".
Sign up for the Armstrong Parent Yahoo Group today!

Any questions about the Yahoo Group please contact Deborah Hughes at


The CAPSO Bank

CAPSO is funded solely by the Armstrong Jog-a-thon, eScrip, and AmazonSmile. CAPSO pays for classroom activities, room parties, teacher gifts etc.

• Reimbursement Form
• Classroom Funds Receipt Submission Form


Fundraising Events

CAPSO has two fundraising events during the school year. The money from these events goes directly to fund classroom activities and support the teachers and staff with parties, teacher gifts, lunches, equipment. All proceeds from the Book Fair go directly to the Armstrong library.

Jog-A-Thon:October 31st
Come out and enjoy the day with your community on Oct. 31st. The kids always have a great time jogging, getting colored hairspray, leis, stickers, and most importantly lots and lots of laughs! This is the one time CAPSO will ask you for a donation to help support our teachers, staff and your Children! CAPSO provides a budget for the classrooms, helps pay for Common Ground speakers, the Community Picnic, Teacher Appreciation dinner, and supports the monthly lunches.

Book Fair: October 29th – November 2nd
The Book Fair is held annually at Charles Armstrong School. All proceeds directly benefit the Charles Armstrong School library. Parents can sign up to volunteer, take a look at the books being offered or check out the fair hours. You can also print a Pre-Paid Certificate and return with check/cash to Student Serivces. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Amazon Smile



The eScrip program provides a very easy way to give. When you sign up for eScrip, a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit cards, and debit/ATM purchases are given to the school. 100% of the eScrip proceeds are deposited into the Charles Armstrong Parent School Organization (CAPSO) bank. This means that 100% of your eScrip contribution directly supports the classroom.

1. Sign Up
Click on:
Group ID#: 137612735
Where does the money go? 100% of the eScripcontribution goes back to Armstrong. That's right; your child's teacher could be getting a classroom bonus to spend on our children.

2. eScrip Online Mall
For unregistered users, do your online shopping at 1000's of retailers and support Armstrong as well! Nowanyone can help Armstrong earn up to 16% of your purchase when you shop through the eScrip Online Mall link here. Sign up today and start giving now!


Empowering Armstrong parents

CAPSO brings a wealth of resources and education to Armstrong parents and students through the Common Ground Speaker Series and PEN (Parent Education Network) events. CAPSO produces social and fundraising events that give parents the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about LD education.

 CAPSO Parent Brochure 2016-2017

For general questions or requests about CAPSO, email CAPSO Co-Chairs: Margie Curran or Katie Storey



CAPSO Co-Chairs

Margie Curran 

Katie Storey


Complete List of CAPSO Coordinators 

Mailing Address
Charles Armstrong School
Attention: CAPSO
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002-3653