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Your Donation Counts

Walk down the hall of Central Park East 1 on a typical day- smell the aromas of children cooking, feel the buzz of students just back from the annual camping trip, hear children discussing math problems they are tackling, see enormous block structures rise up in the middle of a classroom. We work hard to ensure that children have these unique and varied opportunities available to them. You make this happen as friends and supporters of CPE1.

Now more than ever, we invite you– implore you – to make a difference in the lives of CPE1 children! You’ve heard about the slashing of public school budgets in NYC. We are determined not to let the cuts impede this incredible, high-quality public school education the children receive. However, many of the opportunities CPE1 provides are funded solely by the generosity of our families, friends and supporters- including you. You are the reason we continue the many wonderful components of CPE1. With supporters like you, these wonderful programs will continue for CPE1’s children!

You make a big difference to the children of CPE1. Your contribution supports the internationally recognized and replicated model of education. This year, our public school budget was cut tremendously. Your contribution funds many day-to-day expenses not covered by the reduced school budget and helps ensure that none of the valuable aspects of the school are cut. You will help keep these unique CPE1 programs alive:

  • Music, visual arts, storytelling, and movement programs
  • Visiting musicians and artists
  • Metropolitan Opera and Atlantic Theater performances
  • Science programs, including gardening and growing food, live animals, electronics
  • Camping, hiking, and farm trips
  • Field trips to musical events, bridge walks, and museums
  • Keeping current technology up-to-date
  • Teacher Professional development opportunities
  • The beloved, weekly ice skating program in Central Park
  • Daily cooking in every classroom

100% of your donation goes directly to the school and classrooms, making it possible for teachers to carry out their initiatives. All donations are tax-deductible. CPE1 Parents Group, Inc. is eligible for corporate matching grants.

Make checks payable to CPE1 PARENT GROUP, Inc. Return checks to Beth Wood, Parent Coordinator, or mail to: CPE1 Elementary School, 1573 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10029, ATTN: Beth.

You Can Donate Right Here

Please make a tax deductible donation to support the many wonderful activities that make CPE1 a special place. Your donation will be used to fund classroom projects, support the extensive music and arts programs, and enable field trips and excursions. Thank you on behalf of the children, teachers, and parents of CPE1 elementary school.

Make a Donation while you shop at Target

Our school is earning money!

Thanks to all of you currently participating in the Target Take Charge of Education® program. By simply shopping with your Target® Visa® Credit Card and designating our school, a percentage of the amount of each purchase you make is donated back to our school.

If you're not already taking part, please consider doing so - grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors can help, too. To participate or to see how much has been contributed towards our next check, please click on the link below or visit or call 1-800-316-6142.

Our school: Central Park East I School
Target Red Card School ID: 77001


Donate To Our School While Going to the Movies


Watch great films at the Childrens Film Festival and donate to your school at the same time. please visit this link for more movie details and times:

When purchasing your tickets online please select our school in the green pull down menu.

Donate While You Browse The Web

Make GoodSearch Your Homepage.
Use Yahoo! powered GoodSearch so that every time you search the web about a penny goes to your cause! Plus, find exciting new offers and more ways to raise money for your cause!

The Funding Factory Program

The Funding Factory program collects used toner cartridges and cell phones from individuals and business and recycles them giving CPE cash in return. Send in your cartridges and cell phones and sign up your business. It is easy to participate in this no-cost fundraiser.

  • Items they accept:
  • Inkjet Cartridges
  • Laser Cartridges
  • iPods/MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • GPS Devices

Box Tops

Box Tops for Education

In addition to school events, the PA runs ongoing fundraisers during the school year, including: Box Tops for Education This program is a simple way to raise funds for our school. You can clip the 10¢ coupons from many of your favorite products and send/ bring them to school. Over the past few years we’ve earned hundreds of dollars thanks to the participation of our community.

For a full list of products and to learn more about box tops please click on the boxtop icon below.

Box Tops logo with website
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