friends of castle heights Events




This season, FRIENDS is spreading holiday cheer by sharing ways to make giving fun and easy while supporting Castle Heights! LEARN MORE

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Saturday October 16, 2021
9am to 2pm

The Castle Heights Beautification Project is an ongoing, volunteer-fueled endeavor that takes place throughout the school year to enhance and improve the appearance, sustainability, utility, and cleanliness of our incredible school. We welcome and encourage parents and students of all ages to join us in tackling our beautification goals throughout the school year. We promise that there is a fun way for each and every person to get involved – from gardening, painting, and power washing to dropping off snacks, assigning volunteers, and handing out tools – every person has a skill or two that they can put to great use in beautifying our school! View more information or sign up for a time slot now.


spirit wear


Show your Castle Heights spirit all over town and support CHES in the process! Check out our SPIRIT STORE and stock up on clothing for the whole family!




Please consider volunteering to be a mentor to help a new family adjust as they join our Castle Heights community this Fall. With a very small time commitment, you can share your vast knowledge with parents who are trying to navigate this new experience. Let’s show these new families what an incredible community we have by taking them under our wing during this unprecedented time Please specify if you are in the World Language Program or are fluent in another language so we may assign families, accordingly. Contact Roslynn Hinton at

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Amazon Smile is a fundraising program whereby a percentage of your qualifying Amazon purchases will go to Friends of Castle Heights, the non profit organization that directly funds enrichment programs for Castle Heights Elementary School. Amazon Smile allows us to raise crucial funds for our school at no additional cost to you.




The Spring Auction is an adults-only evening featuring a Silent & Live Auction, dinner, music, and cocktails. In 2021 the auction was held online. 


trunk or treat

OCTOBer 30, 2021

Join us for Trunk or Treat! More details on the walk and drive through to come. 

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SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2020

We'll be having a Campus Campout - Home Edition this year due to social distancing measures and the closure of our school site.
Past Campus Campouts: The exceptionally fun and memorable event where students, parents and teachers set up their tents and sleeping gear on campus in preparation for staying the night at school! Come prepared for fun activities, camp-themed art projects, a BBQ dinner, "freeze dance" competition and a "campout" sing-a-long followed by a movie with popcorn and (for those who spend the night) a Sunday morning breakfast!


winter carnival

on hold during
the pandemic

Join us for all day fun for the whole family. Open to the community. Inflatable rides; kid-friendly games and prizes; food provided by 5th grade fundraising committee, Jersey Mike's & King Kone ice cream truck; bake sale with hot chocolate station; live entertainment; arts & crafts; cake walk; raffle; local businesses and holiday gift boutique. Learn more.


learn more about what we do!


Friends of Castle Heights is the on-campus volunteer parent organization that leads all volunteer and fundraising efforts.

We strive to strengthen our community and provide a more

enriching academic environment for all of the children at the school.

Lunch in a Restaurant

Dine Out

May 2021

Castle Heights is proud to be supported by so many local restaurants who generously give back to our school. Look for handouts in your child's Thursday folder. CHECK OUT THE CURRENT DOWN OUT EVENT!


our supporters


Our school would not be the same without our local businesses. In these challenging times, we'd like to show them appreciation by supporting them! Click on this list to find classes, camps, dining, shopping, entertainment and more! Thank you all and have a safe summer! Friends of Castle Heights and PTA.


dudley donor drive


The Dudley Donor Drive is the biggest fundraiser for Friends of Castle Heights. Donations are needed from Castle Heights families to pay for our library and librarian, art, P.E., computer lab, and much more.​ We cannot have these exceptional enrichment programs at Castle Heights without the generous donations of each Castle Heights family. Our goal is 100% family participation in the Dudley Donor Drive. Learn more.

Party Balloons


on hold during

the pandemic

Partybooks is a variety of themed events hosted by CHES parents for CHES families. Hosts choose a theme for the party and cover all costs. Guests pay a fixed fee to attend. All proceeds go to Friends of Castle Heights.