Welcome CIJS Parents!

Our CIJS PTO Website…is Here!!!

We cannot believe CIJS has finally opened its doors to our children to begin their first 2019-2020 school year!!!

As this is a new school and our first year as the “CIJS PTO,” we are all excited to share this experience and journey with you. We welcome any thoughts and ideas to communicate, improve and find ways to incorporate our children’s education along with our guidance and support.  Therefore, we hope our various forms of communication (i.e., PTO website, newsletter, Facebook and monthly PTO meetings) will provide reminders to important dates, events and key activities for all you busy moms and dads.

As a non-profit group dedicated to enriching our children’s experiences, your participation and involvement are key factors in CIJS’s success. We thank you for your continuous efforts and contribution to help our children grow, learn and explore within their surroundings and those around them.


OUR PURPOSE: To enhance the educational environment through the (1) promotion of parental involvement, (2) volunteer opportunities and (3) foster relationships amongst the parents, teachers, school administrators, and the community. To that end, the CIJS PTO organizes events, programs and fundraisers in support of that mission.







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Latest News & Info…

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – Friday, September 13th

I bet your kids are excited to bring in one or both grandparents to show them what they do each day at CIJS. As a parent to a 2nd grader, I am also excited for this day. I wish it was me who gets the private tour and have my son showcase all the fun and extraordinary activities they are doing. We will just have to wait and see what our parents have to say about that. Lucky them!!!

T-SHIRT ORDERS – They Have Arrived But Wait to Get Confirmation To Pick Up Your Shirt(s)

An email will be sent out confirming their arrival so you know when to come and pick up your t-shirts.

MUSIC PROGRAM – Starting Wednesday, August 21st

Don’t forget, Ms. Gibbons, our music teacher, is coordinating an advanced choir for students who are in 3rd-5th grade. Practice will taken placed already and it is after school on early release days (Wednesday) starting August 21st – 3:30-4:430pm. Please contact Ms. Gibbons directly at

PTO Membership Forms & Dues

It is not too late to hand in your PTO Membership forms and dues ($20/per family per year) should you want to partake in the decision making (i.e., allocating the PTO money, what fundraisers to move forward with, etc.).

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Donations Still Needed

CIJS Still Needs Your Donations

As you know, CIJS utilizes a homey natural environment which means they do not use single desks, but instead design their classrooms and must of what you see inside the school like a house. They use regular furniture and utilize recycled materials for projects. Please consider donating items to the school.

Below are the items CIJS still needs but please click on Items Needed to see a full list of other items. Make sure to confirm with the CIJS front desk before bringing in these items.

Most Needed Items: 

Glass Jars (Ex: Recycled jars will work such as spaghetti, fruit, pickles, olives etc. )


Wicker Baskets


Wall Art





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Restaurant Night…Tijuana Flats (9/9/19)

Thank you for your support this past Monday!!!

Once again, another great success with you and everyone coming out to show your support at our local Tijuana Flats in St. Cloud. I hope you all had a fun time with your friends and family while supporting CIJS.

As Tijuana Flats will take about two months to provide us with the funds, it will not be until late October or November before I hear back with actual numbers. However, your contribution will now offset some needed equipment and supplies for our various programs including the Agriculture, Music and Art groups.

Look out for another Restaurant Night in the next several months or so. Please make sure to check us on Facebook or here for further news and developments.

Do you know of a restaurant that would be interested in being part of CIJS Spirit Night, please send us an email at with further information.

Thank you for being a part of the CIJS family and participating in our PTO Restaurant Night.