About NCPE

The North Caldwell Partnership for Education (NCPE) was created when the North Caldwell Parent/Teacher Organization (NCPTO) and the North Caldwell Foundation for Education (NCFE) decided to unite and create a new organization whose mission combines the goals of both previous groups. The purpose of the NCPE is to support the education of students within Gould and Grandview Schools. The organization serves as the connective link between teachers, parents, students and administrators through the provision of information and fostering a sense of community. You may view the bylaws here.

Thank you to all the families, NCPE volunteers and the entire North Caldwell community for once again helping us to achieve another stellar year of fundraising.

2015-16 School Year

On behalf of the NCPE, we would like to thank everyone who supported our programs throughout the school year. Because of your generosity, we were able to purchase the following items and improvements for our schools:

  • 100 Texas Instrument TI-15 Fraction calculators
  • 41 REDCAT Classroom Audio Systems for the teachers in Gould and Grandview Schools
  • 3D - Printer
  • Chrome Books for every 5th grade student
  • Update NCPE web site to make it compatible with smart phones
  • Contribution to the NCPE Endowment

2014-2015 School Year

With the superior efforts of everyone we were able to provide high quality programs and activities to our children from Pre-K to 6th grade throughout the year. The funds raised also allowed for the following upgrades and equipment to our schools: 

  • Brand new portable sound system to enhance our programs including our school plays
  • Resurfacing the Grandview playground
  • Brand new sound system equipment for both Gould and Grandview
  • New drapes for both Gould and Grandview gyms
  • Padding for both Gould and Grandview gyms
  • New Chrome books for Gould
  • A contribution to the NCPE Endowment

2013-2014 School Year

With the superior efforts of everyone we were able to raise $138,000 total funds in the 2013-2014 school year. These donations not only allowed us to provide high quality programs and activities to our children from Pre-K to 6th grade throughout the year, but also provided funds that allowed for the following upgrades and equipment to our schools: 

  • $26,000 for necessary security upgrades
  • $4,000 for new basketball backboards for Gould School
  • $24,000 for iPads at both schools
  • $57,000 for new PA systems for both cafeterias and new computers for both schools
  • generous donation of $27,000 to our endowment fund.

Executive Officers for the 2016-2017 academic year are:

  • Andrea Lever and Laura Berwanger - Presidents
  • Amanda Williams - Vice President, Fundraising
  • Julie Rosen - Vice President, Enrichment
  • Jamie Falkin - Vice President, Communications
  • Michelle Rombough - Vice President, Endowment
  • Allegra Simon - Vice President, Student Events
  • Stacey Gold - Secretary
  • Rachel Sepe - Treasurer

Each Vice President is responsible for a variety of programs which are managed by committees.  The programs and Chairs for the 2015-2016 school year are:


  • Buzz Book – Nicole Polini-Wissert and Jann Skelton
  • Class Parent Coordinators/ Class Parties – Grandview - Jill Galvin
  • Class Parent Coordinators/ Class Parties – Gould - Jennifer Desiderio
  • E-blast/Website Communications – Jamie Falkin
  • Graduation Booklets – Jamie Ferrara and Patty DiRezze


  • NCPE Cares About Community - Jann Skelton

Endowment Programs

  • External Grant Development –  Michelle Rombough
  • School Grant and Scholarship Programs – Michelle Rombough


  • After-School Enrichment Program – Mindy Opper and Julie Rosen
  • Art Renaissance – Dana Goldstein, Allison Levine, Carrie Halper and Jodie Leitner
  • Books and Beyond – Joanne Wilcomes and Debbie Rosen
  • Gould School Play – Michelle Rombough and Jann Skelton
  • Health and Wellness Committee – Kim Simonetti and Danielle Venezia
  • Gould Organic Garden - Jocelyn Kramer and Alex Mager
  • Saturday Preschool Program – Kathy Simon, Tracy Cuvin, Karen Roth and Marisa Fishman 


  • Annual Fundraising Event – Amanda Williams
  • Athletic Wear – Tammy Epstein
  • Box Tops for Education – Susan Tran
  • Election Day Bake Sale – Patty DiRezze and Nicole Long
  • Hot Lunch – Andrea Lever and Laura Berwanger
  • Kids Stuff Books – Elise Shamosh
  • Mother's Day Plant Sale - Andrea Lever
  • Purse Bingo - Rosalia Infusino and Andrea Lever
  • School Rewards – Susan Tran
  • School Supplies – Allie Stupak and Jodie Kohlberg
  • Trunk or Treat - Jocelyn Kramer and Allegra Simon
  • Wrapping Paper Sales – Talia DelVescovo

Student Events

  • Class Pictures – Jodie Leitner and Jenny Motelson
  • Family Movie Night - Jamie Falkin
  • Gould Fun Day – Andrea Lever and Jennifer Desiderio
  • Grandview Field Day - Allegra Simon
  • Holiday Shop - Grandview – Maria Apolito and Julianne O'Brien
  • Holiday Shop - Gould - Jennifer Desiderio and Michelle Krichman
  • Kindergarten Meet and Greet - Maria Apolito and Julianne O'Brien
  • Teacher Appreciation – Stacey Gold