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.

2016-2017 School Year

With the support of our families, 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: 

  • Epson Projector and Screen for the Gould Cafeteria
  • Chrome books for a 1:1 initiative in Fourth Grade
  • Wood Blinds for Gould 
  • Resurfacing the Kindergarten playground

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
  • 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 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: 

  • Necessary security upgrades
  • New basketball backboards for Gould
  • iPads for Gould and Grandview
  • New PA systems for both cafeterias and new computers for Gould and Grandview 
  • Generous donation of $27,000 to our Endowment Fund

Executive Officers for the 2017-2018 academic year

  • Laura Berwanger and Jamie Falkin - Presidents
  • Amanda Williams - Vice President, Fundraising
  • Julie Rosen - Vice President, Enrichment
  • Andrea Lever - Vice President, Communications
  • Chris Morgan - Vice President, Endowment
  • Allegra Simon - Vice President, Student Events
  • Stacey Gold - Secretary
  • Carrie Castro-Halper - Treasurer

Each Vice President is responsible for a variety of programs which are managed by committees.  The programs and Chairs for the 2017-2018 school year are:

Board of Education

  • Board of Education - Mary Mokris and Mindy Opper

Communications

  • Buzz Book – Ashley Pines
  • Class Parent Coordinators/ Class Parties – Grandview - Jill Galvin
  • Class Parent Coordinators/ Class Parties – Gould - Jennifer Desiderio
  • Communication/Website/Email Blasts – Lauren Chen
  • Graduation Booklets – Jodie Price and Erica Lieberman

Community

  • NCPE Cares About Community - Stacey Gold

Endowment Programs

  • External Grant Development –  Chris Morgan
  • School Grants and Scholarships – Chris Morgan

Enrichment

  • After-School Enrichment Program – Dore Eisenstein and Danielle Kurlander
  • Art Renaissance – Dana Goldstein, Allison Levine, Carrie Halper, and Jodie Leitner
  • Books and Beyond – Amy Reis and Joanne Wilcomes
  • Gould School Play – Christine Dellanno and Juliane O'Brien
  • Health and Wellness Committee – Kim Simonetti and Danielle Venezia
  • Gould Organic Garden - Jocelyn Kramer and Alex Mager
  • Saturday Preschool Program – Tammy Anagnostis, Rebecca Nelson, and Melissa Scrudato

Fundraising

  • Annual Fundraising Event – Amanda Williams
  • Athletic Wear – Nicole Ciano
  • Box Tops for Education – Susan Tran
  • Election Day Bake Sale – Stacey Gold and Jordan Shumofsky
  • Hot Lunch – Andrea Lever 
  • 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 – Jodie Kohlberg and Jocelyn Kramer
  • Trunk or Treat - Jocelyn Kramer and Allegra Simon
  • Catalog Sale – Talia DelVescovo
  • Teacher Auction - Laura Berwanger

Student Events

  • Class Pictures – Jodie Leitner and Jenny Motelson
  • Gould Fun Day – Jennifer Desiderio and Andrea Lever
  • Grandview Field Day - Allegra Simon
  • Holiday Shop - Grandview – Maria Apolito and Carissa Formosa
  • Holiday Shop - Gould - Jennifer Desiderio and Michelle Krichman
  • Kindergarten Meet and Greet - Rachel Root and Karen Roth
  • Teacher Appreciation – Stacey Gold and Allegra Simon