Battle of the Books
PT's Battle of Books is an annual event organized and run by elementary librarian, Ms. Christine Chesky, and sponsored by the PTCEF. Students in grades 3-5 from the district's five elementary schools form groups and read a total of 10 books in preparation for "The Battle," at which they work cooperatively to correctly answer questions about their assigned reading. Groups are also judged on costumes and overall school participation.
A large portion of PTCEF’s fundraising come from the annual Purse Bash. Approximately 350 tickets are pre-sold to the event (typically held in February), and in addition to chances to win designer purses every 15-minutes (including brands like Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors, Brahmin and more), patrons can enjoy refreshments, basket raffles, and 50/50 drawings.