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

Roadrunner Weekly November 13-17

Posted Nov 13, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

WORLD KINDNESS DAY

Monday is World Kindness Day.  The PTO treated the kids to a small RAK (Random Act of Kindness) today and asked them to try to pass it on.  Ask your child about it!

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Our next Dine Out for Central Night is THIS Tuesday, November 14th!  Come out to the Chew Chew to help support the PTO! 

 

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SPIRIT DAY IS FRIDAY!

This month’s theme is RAINBOW DAY.  Come dressed in as many different colors as you can!  You can also come dressed in your Central School spirit wear!

 

 


Roadrunner Weekly, November 6-10 2017

Posted Nov 5, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Reminder: Original Works forms are due this Wednesday, November 8th!  Products will be delivered in time for the holidays and make great keepsake gifts!

 

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Did you snap some great pictures from the Halloween parade? Sneak a picture of your child at their party?  Upload your pictures to the yearbook website and they may be added to the yearbook!  Below is the information needed to upload any pictures you have taken at Central this year.  We cannot get the yearbook done without your help.  Please follow the link and enter the JASPUE code to upload your pictures.

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The Science Fair is this Tuesday!  We have set a new record for number of participants and can’t wait to see what Central Scientists will show us!  All registrants should have received an email with details about the fair.  Please contact Jennie Royer at: jhepker@prescottmed.com or Rachel Schrier at:rachelschrier@hotmail.com with questions.


October 30-November 3: Halloween, Science Fair and More

Posted Oct 29, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Here is the schedule for Tuesday at Central!

• LUNCH – 11:25-12:55 (doors open at 12:45) – kids can go home for lunch and change for costumes. Kids are not required to go home for lunch. It’s optional.

• 1:00pm – Parade (if rain or snow, no parade and no indoor parade due to space restrictions)

• 1:20pm – 2:00pm– K, 1st, 2nd 

Assembly in Central Gym. The assembly will be from our friends at the Science Alliance.

• 1:20 – 2:00 pm –

3rd, 4th, 5th – Classroom Party

• 2:00-2:10pm – Transitions in and out of the gym to switch groups for the presenter

• 2:10 – 2:50 – K, 1st, 2nd – Classroom Party

• 2:10 – 2:50 – 3rd, 4th, 5th – Assembly in Central Gym.

• 2:50-2:55 – Prep kids to go home

 

TIME TO PICK UP YOUR DISPLAY BOARD!

Science Fair display boards have arrived!  Your scientist can pick up their board outside after school on Monday, 10/30.  Please look for the table near the reading circle (outside the main entrance).  Remember, only one board is distributed per experiment, so only one member of the team needs to be present!

 


See Your Pictures in the Yearbook!

Posted Oct 25, 2017 | Category: Yearbook
Want to see your pictures in the yearbook? Below is the information needed to upload any pictures you have taken at Central this year.  We cannot get the yearbook done without your help.  Please follow the link and enter the JASPUE code to upload your pictures.

If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Reyes at gretchenreyes@att.net.


Roadrunner Weekly, October 23-27: Hurricane Relief/Science Fair/Box Top Winners

Posted Oct 23, 2017 | Category: Fundraising

Our Hurricane Relief fundraiser was a huge success!  On Friday, students purchased strips of duct tape and taped Mr. Gatz and Ms. McMahon to the wall at recess!  Students who brought in $20 or more we allowed to put a whipped cream pie in Mr. Gatz’s face!  We raised over $1600 for animal shelters in hurricane effected areas, and we think you could hear chants of, “Pie the Principal!” all over town! Everyone on the blacktop seemed to be having a wonderful time, and we are very grateful to both Ms. McMahon and Mr. Gatz for being such wonderful sports. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Central School Science Fair Tuesday November 7th from 6-8PM

  • WOW! We set ANOTHER new record with 194 students. If you don’t have a student participating, then please consider helping to support the event. We need a few folks to volunteer for some short shifts to help with set up, welcome crew, photographs, and judging.  Thank you! www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-central2
  • After your shift, you can enjoy looking at what discoveries were made by Central School students.  See you at the fair!

 

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Central School’s Fall Box Tops Submission Winners and recipients of a $5 Aunt Diana’s gift certificate are:
Claire Cameron
Alivia Smith
Katie Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Ava Booton
Congrats, winners!  Thank you to all the students who turned in Box Tops for our fall submission!  Central School PTO will receive a check for $284.90 from Box Tops to help fund all the PTO’s amazing programs.
Keep clipping Box Tops and turn them in to school in the spring!
Any questions, please contact Kristen Smith at kristensmith1015@gmail.com
Thank you for supporting Central School!

Last Day to Turn In Box Tops!

Posted Oct 19, 2017 | Category: Fundraising

Friday is the last day to turn in Box Tops, so let’s get clipping!  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our PTO earn some extra money to fund some of its many programs.  Box Tops are worth 10 cents, and they can quickly add up to real cash for the Central School PTO.

Please turn your Box Tops into the office! If you don’t have Box Tops to turn in this time, please note that our next collection date is March 1.


Original Works/ Last Call for Scientists!

Posted Oct 18, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Original Works takes a work of art created by your child in art class and turns it into products you and your family can enjoy for years to come.  There are so many fun items from which to choose:  magnets, note cards, aprons, mugs, shirts, tote bags, and so much more.  Your child will bring home their image and an order form so that you can purchase gifts of original art for the Winter Holidays! In addition to the artwork they did in art class this week, your child will be bringing home an order form and price sheet from Original Works.  If you’d like to place an order, please fill out the form and include payment along with the artwork. Place these three items back into the plastic bag or a folder and return the school office by November 8th, attention Julie Novak.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie at: blythe408@aol.com

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Last call for scientists! Time is running out to register your child for Central’s Science Fair!

Science Fair Cheat Sheet

  • Register your child online by October 20th at goo.gl/forms/xjnNkh7RabUAnNFU2
  • If they don’t quite know their experiment yet, you can still register them and enter “Scientist Still Thinking” as your title.
  • Mrs. Royer and Mrs. Schrier have lots of ideas for experiments, so if you still can’t think of something, just send us an email and we can help! jhepker@prescottmed.com and rachelschrier@hotmail.com
  • Once you have a project confirmed, your title can be emailed to Jennie Royer (jhepker@prescottmed.com) by November 1st and still be included in the program.
  • You can work alone or with a partner.  No groups of 3 or above.
  • You get a free display board!
  • The fair is being held on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8pm.

 

Final note from the committee: This is a special event at Central School and an exciting opportunity for your students.  We realize it’s a busy time, but the experiment itself need not take more than an hour (and might even take less!)…and it’s a great way to merge fun and learning.  AND, this is 4th and 5thgrade classes last chance to do the Science Fair since it’s an every other year event.  Experiments can be as simple as “What’s the most common color of Skittles candy?” or “Does my dog like beef food or chicken food better?”  It’s mainly about learning to use the scientific method and encouraging curiosity in our youngsters!  Get to the fair!

 

You can download the Science Fair guide here: drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ShsU-N67FnRVJjZlo4VlB5aXBpNUJBUE1NdFJmTHc5bTVZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Parent volunteers are also needed for the fair!  Please sign up here:www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-central2

See you at the fair!


Science Fair

Posted Oct 16, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

This is the last week to register for Central’s Science Fair!

Science Fair Cheat Sheet

  • Register your child online by October 20th at goo.gl/forms/xjnNkh7RabUAnNFU2
  • If they don’t quite know their experiment yet, you can still register them and enter “Scientist Still Thinking” as your title.
  • Mrs. Royer and Mrs. Schrier have lots of ideas for experiments, so if you still can’t think of something, just send us an email and we can help! jhepker@prescottmed.com and rachelschrier@hotmail.com
  • Once you have a project confirmed, your title can be emailed to Jennie Royer (jhepker@prescottmed.com) by November 1st and still be included in the program.
  • You can work alone or with a partner.  No groups of 3 or above.
  • You get a free display board!
  • The fair is being held on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8pm.

 

Final note from the committee: This is a special event at Central School and an exciting opportunity for your students.  We realize it’s a busy time, but the experiment itself need not take more than an hour (and might even take less!)…and it’s a great way to merge fun and learning.  AND, this is 4th and 5thgrade classes last chance to do the Science Fair since it’s an every other year event.  Experiments can be as simple as “What’s the most common color of Skittles candy?” or “Does my dog like beef food or chicken food better?”  It’s mainly about learning to use the scientific method and encouraging curiosity in our youngsters!  Get to the fair!

 

You can download the Science Fair guide here: drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ShsU-N67FnRVJjZlo4VlB5aXBpNUJBUE1NdFJmTHc5bTVZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Parent volunteers are also needed for the fair!  Please sign up here:www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-central2

See you at the fair!


Roadrunner Weekly October 15-20: Dine Out Night, Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Posted Oct 15, 2017 | Category: Community, Fundraising

Big news from Central!  Central School PTO is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with local restaurants to benefit the PTO! A portion of sales on a designated night will be donated back to the PTO. Our first “Dine Out” for Central Night is this Wednesday at Mollie’s Public House in Riverside. Take a break from making dinner and doing dishes for a night, have fun seeing friends and family and help support Central School PTO programming!

Please invite all your friends and make sure to tell them to let Mollie’s know you are there for Central School!

See you Wednesday!

 

 


Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

This week the Central School PTO is partnering with Central School to help raise funds for animals in the many disaster areas in the United States and Puerto Rico. The money raised will be donated to animal relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and California from the devestating hurricanes and wildfires.
We are super excited! Mr. Gatz and one teacher will be duct taped to the wall during recess on Friday, October 20th.
We will have 5 jugs in the front hallway each morning this week. As students come to school, they can drop spare change into the jug representing the teacher they would most like to see duct taped to the wall! The teacher’s jug with the most coins on Thursday will be the teacher who will get duct taped to the wall with Mr. Gatz! The teachers who will be participating are:
Mrs. Marotta (1st Grade)
Ms. Sherman (2nd Grade)
Ms. Pauga (4th Grade)
Ms. McMahon (5th Grade)
Mr. Howes (Music Teacher)
During recess on Friday, the students will be able to purchase duct tape for $1 and duct tape our principal and teacher to the wall!  As a special treat, and for a good cause, Mr. Gatz has also volunteered to allow any student who donates $20 or more to purchase a plate of whipped cream and cover Mr. Gatz’s face with it!  Wooohooo!
Let’s see how much we can raise and help the animals!!! Thank you so much to Mr. Gatz, Mrs. Marotta, Ms. Sherman, Ms. Pauga, Ms. McMahon and Mr. Howes for helping out for such a great cause!
NOTE: Parents or Kindergarteners who would like to watch, are welcome to come to the playground at 12:20pm on Friday and watch the fun! Please do not come earlier, for safety reasons.
If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com


Roadrunner Weekly, October 10-13

Posted Oct 9, 2017 | Category: Fundraising, Science Fair

 

Our Science Fair registrations have started coming in!  Still need help deciding on a project?  Come to one of our mentoring sessions this week!  Sessions will be held on Wednesday (10/11) and Thursday (10/12) in Ms. Brackett’s classroom.  Don’t forget, the registration deadline is October 20th.  Register here!

 

 

Central School is once again participating in the Box Tops for Education program.  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our PTO earn some extra money to fund some of its many programs.  Box Tops are worth 10 cents, and they can quickly add up to real cash for the Central School PTO.

Last year, our school earned about $550, which was below our goal of $1,000.  This school year, our goal will once again be $1,000, but we need all of your help to meet that goal!

To do that, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them and send them to school in a plastic bag or envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and grade.

The top five students who submit the most Box Tops will each receive a gift certificate to Aunt Diana’s!

For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, please visit www.BTFE.com.

Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.

Our first submission of Box Tops is November 2nd!  Please turn in your Box Tops collection to Central School by Friday, October 20th!  The second submission is March 1st.

Please contact Kristen Smith at kristensmith1015@gmail.com with any questions!