Resources

Helpful Links (and some things that don’t fit anywhere else!)

1. If you are new to Columbus Academy, this is a great overview of PACA: 

2. Links to other Columbus Academy-related websites. 

Columbus Academy:  www.columbusacademy.org

School / Parent Directory (username & pw required):  My BackPack LoginMy BackPack App (IOS, Google Play)

PACA Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CAParents
CA Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusAcademy

CA Instagram: @ColumbusAcademy 
CA Twitter: @ColumbusAcademy

If you have photos to share from PACA events, please load them here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/UFaQiHESNK9TNG1s9

3. More information on Amazon Smile and Kroger Rewards.

Did you know you can support PACA activities just by shopping at Kroger? It’s easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your existing Plus Card, and select account #81930 when prompted to list an organization. If you do not currently have a Kroger Community Rewards® account and Kroger Rewards card, you will first have to create an account.
Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for PACA every time you shop and use your Plus Card! Importantly, Kroger does not sell, trade or rent enrolees’ personal information to outside companies or marketing firms. For more information, read their complete Privacy Policy online at www.Kroger.com.
Important – Kroger requires enrollees to re-register annually to ensure the funding commitments they make are as accurate as possible and go to the organization an individual specifies in each given year.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support PACA activities and grants every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PACA.
How to register PACA as your selected charitable organization
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select “Parents Association of Columbus Academy” as your selected charitable organization for PACA to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
If you already have a selected charitable organization and want to temporarily contribute to PACA, you can simply select “Your Amazon Smile” in “Your Account.” and elect to change your selected charity by searching for “Parents Association of Columbus Academy”. The great thing is that you can switch charitable organizations at any time!
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go tosmile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.