Welcome from the PTSA at Council Rock! 


    The PTSA brings together families and the wider school community by sponsoring and coordinating many events and activities that will take place throughout the school year. We organize and run School Pictures, the Book Fair, Ice Cream Socials, Staff Appreciation Luncheon, and Hospitality events. We also coordinate parent volunteers for the CRPS library, art room, and the cafeteria. We organize various community service and donation events to benefit our school and the Brighton community. The Brighton Central PTSA is committed to strengthening the connection between schools and families and advocates for school safety, child health, equity, diversity, and inclusion for all families, among many other issues. We hope that you will join us in these efforts.  


    Connect with Us and Other Parents on Facebook

    Make sure to join your child’s “Class Page” on Facebook for event reminders, to ask questions, and to connect with other families.

    • Kindergarten: “Brighton Class of 2035”

    • First Grade: “Brighton Class of 2034”

    • Second Grade: “Brighton, NY Class of 2033”


    CRPS Dates to Remember Flyer



    Upcoming Events

    Please be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities in the weekly Tappon Times PTSA Corner. We will include details and sign up links to get involved. We are always looking for more volunteers to join us. These initiatives couldn’t take place without all of us!


    Here is a list of upcoming events:


    • PTSA School Calendar Sales 

    The Brighton PTSA school calendar is a great way to stay up to date on all Council Rock

    Primary School (CRPS) and districtwide events. Calendars are $10 and will be available for purchase on the following days and at these locations:

    • 8/24- 5:30-7:30pm BHS Loop

    • 8/30- 6-8pm FRES Bus Loop (during Popciles with the Principal)

    • 9/1- 11:45-3:15pm CRPS Bus Loop (during Meet the Teacher)

    • 9/6- 5-7:00pm BHS (during Food Truck Rodeo for 1st day of school)

    When you purchase a calendar, you’re supporting PTSA initiatives such as: scholarship and hardship grants, camperships, family educational programs, and many additional activities.

    • Open House/Meet the Teacher- 9/1

    Drop off school supplies in your child’s classroom and meet their teacher.

    • Kindergarten 12-1pm

    • First Grade 1-2pm

    • Second Grade 2-3pm

    • Bus Loop Helpers

    For the first few days of school, we have PTSA volunteers helping the students find their way into their classrooms.

    • Backpack and School Supply Drive- 9/6-9/16

    Have your child bring in backpacks and school supplies to be donated to children in our community in need.

    • CRPS Meeting with the Principal - 9/9 at 9am

    Meet (via Zoom) Principal Matt Tappon, Assistant Principal Maurin Jeffries, and PTSA leaders. Learn more about CRPS, the PTSA, and ask any questions you may have. 

    • Curriculum Nights 

    Learn more about Council Rock, meet your child’s teachers, and explore the classroom.

    Curriculum nights are scheduled as follows: 

    • Kindergarten- 9/13 at 7pm

    • First Grade- 9/14 at 7pm

    • Second Grade- 9/28 at 7pm

    Curriculum Nights are for parents only. The PTSA offers Child Watch at the CRPS Cafetorium if you need a place for your child to stay during the event.

    • CRPS School Pictures- 10/11 and 10/12 (Retakes on 11/16)

    Your child’s teacher will communicate to you the day and time their class will be getting their pictures taken.

    • Winter Wear Drive- 10/24-11/4

    Have your child bring in winter clothes to be 

    donated to the people in our community in 



    Spring Events Include: 

    • CRPS Ice Cream Social/Book Fair/Open House

    Come and see your child’s classroom, dance outside with our PE teachers, visit the Book Fair and enjoy ice cream! Kindergarten will be on 4/18, First Grade will be on 4/19, and Second Grade will be on 4/20.

    • Books and Toys Drive- 1/9-1/20

    Have your child bring in books and toys to be donated to the people in our community in need.

    • CRPS/FRES Summer Camp and Activity Fair- 3/6

    See local camps, sports and clubs your child can join this summer and throughout the year.

    • Brighton Believes Day of Caring- 3/8

    All students work on projects in their class to benefit our community.

    • Staff Appreciation Luncheon- 5/26

    The PTSA hosts a luncheon for teachers and staff to show our appreciation for all they do for our students throughout the year.


    Central PTSA Community Meeting Dates 

    These meetings are open to the public and are a great opportunity to hear what is happening in each school building and ask questions of the Brighton PTSA. These meetings are mostly scheduled on the third Wednesday of the month and are on Zoom.


    September 14th at 7pm

    October 12th at 12pm

    November 16th at 7pm

    December 14th at 12pm

    January 11th at 7pm

    February 15th at 12pm

    March 15 at 12pm

    April 12th at 7pm

    May 17th at 12pm

    June 14th at 7pm


    If you ever want to support the CRPS PTSA financially, please use the link below. All donations will go directly to supporting the CRPS PTSA events:



    PTSA provides wonderful opportunities to get to know other families throughout the district and contribute to your areas of interest and expertise through service. Please contact us with any questions or ideas at crpsptsa@gmail.com. We’re looking forward to a fantastic school year! 


    CRPS PTSA Building Chairs,  

    Monica Bays, Meghan Culligan, and Sarah Foster Lowlicht

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