• Welcome party for parents
    Come and join us for a fun time from 1:30 to 3:00!
  • HS helpers for Thrift Shop
    Sign-up for paid positions: 10/17, 10/21 .
  • Thrift Shop Readiness: donations
    Please keep in mind that disposing items costs us.
  • Thrift Shop Readiness: tags
    Tags are available in the business office.
Thrift Shop
Thrift Shop is a huge "garage sale" or bazaar held twice each year in October and in April. The entire gymnasium is transformed into a market where various items can be purchased at greatly reduced prices. (See the "What is Thrift Shop" flyer.) Any member of the CAJ PTA is permitted to sell (or donate) their no-longer-needed items (used or new). The sale lasts for two days. The first day, always Friday, is open only to PTA members. The second day, Saturday, is open to anyone.

Funds raised at Thrift Shop are used by the PTA for many non-budgeted items requested by the school staff. Click on the photos to see what Thrift Shop looks like and a few examples of how funds have been used.

For further information, check out the Thrift Shop Information page (English | Japanese | Korean).

Guidelines for pricing your items are available, as is a "for sale" sign for large items.

Volunteers are needed in order for Thrift Shop to happen. Fill out the Thrift Shop Volunteer Form (in English, Japanese and Korean) or sign up online and come be a part of a great week!

Check the CAJ calendars for the dates of the next Thrift Shop.

Beautiful music
Because of Thrift Shop funds, the PTA was able to be a major contributor the purchase of CAJ’s initial set of handbells and later helped again to expand the set.

Music scores and CDs
The CAJ PTA assisted the music department in purchasing scores and rehearsal CDs of the “Messiah.”

Click the image to see more.