Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Cultural Heritage Festival is coming in May

Posted Feb 15, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

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Please save the date!

The Central School PTO

is sponsoring the

2017 Cultural Heritage Festival

at Central School

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


For those interested in

hosting a country / room please contact Fran Montoro

by email fmm4604@aol.com

or by phone 708-717-8188

Box Tops

Posted Feb 14, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Box Tops spring submission deadline is Friday, 2/24!

Central Food Drive

Posted Feb 9, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Super-licious Six Winter Food Drive

Central School is collecting donations to support the Riverside Township Food Pantry. The student council has put together a fun-themed way of collecting goods the pantry needs. The “Super-licious Six Food Drive” will take place from February 21st to February 28th. Each day will have a fun donation theme

Tuesday, Feb. 21 – “Tasty Tuesday” Bring in canned soups, pastas, veggies, peanut butter and other tasty items.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – “Wake Up Wednesday” Bring in breakfast goods such as cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, coffee and cocoa.

Thursday, Feb. 23 – “TP Thursday” Bring in paper products such as toilet paper, napkins, paper plates and paper towels.

Friday, Feb. 24 – “Tooty Fruity Friday” – Bring in canned fruits such as pineapple, cranberry, fruit cocktail, pears, peaches and mangos.

Monday, Feb. 27 – “Magic Snack Monday” Bring in goldfish, crackers, cookies and other snack treats to put magic in someone’s day.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 – “Taco Tuesday” Celebrate the last day with an international theme. Taco kits, beans, Chinese food, rice, chili, mac n cheese and spaghetti.

Please bring in items and place them in the Pantry Bin in the Central Foyer. Thank you for your support in making this a successful food drive.

PTO meeting this Friday morning

Posted Feb 8, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Reminders

Join us for our next PTO meeting this Friday morning, starting at 8:30am in the Central conference room. Babysitting will be provided.

The rest of the meeting dates are as follows:

Fri March 17, 8:30-10
Fri April 7, 8:30-10
Fri May 12, 8:30-10 (but may have to be changed to evening of May 9)

No cooking Wednesday or Thursday!

Posted Feb 6, 2017 | Category: Everything Else
Need a break from cooking dinner at least one night this week??  Want to help support programs at Central School?  Check out the attached flyer and give yourself a break this week!
Lavergne’s restaurant will donate 20% of total sales (pre-tax and excluding alcohol sales) from every order placed during the event with promo code. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Flyer must be presented with in-store purchase, flyer must be mentioned for phone takeout orders and presented at time of pick-up, and promo code must be entered for online takeout orders to be included in donation.
You must print out this flyer:  LaVerrnes fundraiser flyer
TIME: 4 PM – 10 PM
BERWYN, IL 60402

Try the new Escape Room in town and support PTO!

Posted Feb 1, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Fundraising

Looking for something new to do? Want a new way to support the PTO? Vault Escape is donating 50% of ticket sales to the PTO when purchased through the PTO.  Encourage folks to get a group together and have an adventure!

1.       This is not limited to Central families…anyone can use the link and 50% of those ticket sales during February get donated to the PTO—share!

2.       This business was rated #1 escape room in Chicago.

3.       They have two new rooms starting in March, including an option for a “kid friendly” room coming for 5-8 year olds.

For more info, click here: Vault Escape Fundraiser Flyer (1)

Online book fair ends Tuesday

Posted Jan 29, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Thank you for making the Central book fair last week a success! If you found we were sold out of books or didn’t have the ones you were looking for, you’re in luck. You can still shop the online book fair until Tuesday. The website is: www.scholastic.com/bf/centralpto. 

If you have any questions, contact Tracy Bohrer (tjgett@yahoo.com), Anna Lee (annaelee@live.com) and Martha Curiel (martha_curiel_rn@yahoo.com)

Tonight is THE night!

Posted Jan 25, 2017 | Category: Book Fair

The Winter Wonderland Social is tonight, Thursday, January 26 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Hauser cafeteria. Shop the book fair in the auditorium and then have a snack and hot chocolate. 

The book fair is open Thursday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. We will re-open for the Winter Wonderland Social at 6:30pm. If you aren’t able to shop the fair, you can shop online here: www.scholastic.com/bf/centralpto. The online fair is open until January 31.  Remember, for every 10 dollars spent on the book fair 5 dollars comes back to our school in the form of books and resource materials for our library, classrooms and resource teachers. Thank you for your support!

The Book Fair is coming!!

Posted Jan 17, 2017 | Category: Book Fair, Everything Else

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Hi everyone! It’s that time of year…our annual book fair will be here before you know it! The dates this year are Monday, January 23 – Friday, January 27. Our Winter Wonderland Social will take place on Thursday night, January 26, from 6:30-8:00pm. This gives parents a chance to visit the book during the evening, find your kids’ favorite books and socialize. Our hours during the day will be from 8:00 – 4:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday we are open from 8:00-12:00, and Friday we close at 9:30. Remember that for every $10 you spend, Central’s library and teachers get $5 to spend! This is a great opportunity to support our school! This event takes many volunteers to be successful…follow the link below to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Tracy Bohrer (tjgett@yahoo.com), Martha Curiel (martha_curiel_rn@yahoo.com) or Anna Lee (annaelee@live.com). See you at the fair!



Sock Hop is coming!

Posted Jan 17, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Central School Annual Sock Hop

4th & 5th Grade

Central School PTO is hosting the 4th and 5th grade annual Sock Hop on Friday, January 27th from 3:00-4:30pm in the Central Gymnasium.  This event is for 4th and 5th grade students to have fun dancing to their favorite songs and playing dance games. Only 4th and 5th graders are invited to attend.  School approved snacks and drinks will be provided.

For the event to be successful, we need parent support, we need chaperones!  Below is the link to the sign-up genius.  If you could please help during the event, this will make the Sock Hop a success!


 Students need to turn in the below permission slip in order to attend the Sock Hop.  Students will not be permitted to attend without a signed permission slip.  Please turn your permission slip by Wednesday January 25th to the Central Office or students can give it to their teacher.  We are also collecting canned goods for our annual food drive, if you want to participate bring a donation to the dance.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you,

The Dance Committee


I give permission for ___________________________________ to attend the Central School Sock Hop on January 27th from     3-4:30 pm.  In case of Emergency, I can be contacted at (_____) _____ – ________.

Parent’s Name: ______________________________________________________

Parent’s Signature: ___________________________________________________

Student Grade and Teacher Name: _______________________________________


After the Sock Hop

_____ My student will walk home

_____ I will pick up my student in front of Central at 4:30pm


Sock Hop