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

The Auction is coming!

Posted Sep 25, 2016 | Category: Auction
StarryNights Logo WhiteMark your calendars!  Central PTO’s fourth biennial silent auction event will be held on Friday, November 4th at the Riverside Golf Club.  Join us for an evening of food, drinks, socializing and a lot of bidding! Proceeds from this event will be used to help fund all PTO sponsored programs.
In order to make this event successful, we are seeking donations from you.
Do you or someone you know have a special skill like photography, knitting, baking, sewing, floral arranging, interior design or landscape  design? Do you offer music lessons, dance lessons or salon services? Are you willing to offer your web design services or able to clean up a slow computer?  Do you have a weekend home that you would be willing to donate?  How about professional sports tickets, play tickets or museum passes?   Are you willing to host an event in your home?
No item is too small!  We will find a way to work it into a gift basket with other items.  Please consider making a donation.  If you have questions or are willing to commit to a donation, please contact Sarah Zimmerman at sarzimmerman@gmail.com

Order your Central Spiritwear Today!

Posted Sep 25, 2016 | Category: Everything Else

Order your Central Spiritwear Today!

Gear up and show your Roadrunner Pride! Sweatshirts, Long Sleeve Tees, Tie Dye tees, Dri Fit Style Tees, and short sleeve cotton tees are available for order now! You may order by simply filling out and sending back the order form that was sent home with your student. You may also order online by using the following link! Deadline for orders is Friday, 10/7.  centralschool. itemorder.com/

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New Specialty Spirit Wear Items also Available!

We’ve also added a few new items.  There’s a second order form – attached – ordering deadline is the same!  October 7th!!  CENTRAL Dri Fit Headbands, Winter Knit Hats, Plaid Flannel PJ Pants (youth and adult) and Drawstring Backpacks, are all on sale now too!!  See the ATTACHED Order Form for more info!!

Any questions, Contact Marisa at marisalynnkirsch@gmail.com.


REMINDER: Don’t forget to walk or bike to school today!

Posted Sep 25, 2016 | Category: Everything Else
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Encourage your kids to walk or bike to school this week…you can even join in on the fun!
WHAT:  Hike + Bike Week
WHEN:  September 26th – 30th
WHY:  For your health, the environment…and cool raffle prizes
RAFFLE: Every day that your child walks or rides to school, he/she can fill out a raffle ticket and enter to win a prize (helmets, locks, lights, pedometers, etc.).
GRAND PRIZE:  If he/she walks or rides EVERY DAY, he/she can enter to win a police escort to school later in the year!
Print out the attached flyer for your raffle tickets or pick up a form at the office or in your classroom!

Hike and Bike Week starts next week!!

Posted Sep 21, 2016 | Category: Everything Else
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Lace up those sneakers and air up those bike tires because Hike + Bike week is NEXT WEEK!
Show your commitment to safe walking and biking for our kiddos in the Riverside community by celebrating Walk to School Day (Oct. 5th) a little early this year. Encourage your kids to walk or bike to school next week…you can even join in on the fun!
WHAT:  Hike + Bike Week
WHEN:  September 26th – 30th
WHY:  For your health, the environment…and cool raffle prizes
RAFFLE: Every day that your child walks or rides to school, he/she can fill out a raffle ticket and enter to win a prize (helmets, locks, lights, pedometers, etc.).
GRAND PRIZE:  If he/she walks or rides EVERY DAY, he/she can enter to win a police escort to school later in the year!
Cyclists can also stop by the bike racks after school on Wednesday for a free helmet and bike check!
Print out the attached flyer for your raffle tickets or pick up a form at the office or in your classroom!
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Charleston Wrap orders are due Tuesday!

Posted Sep 21, 2016 | Category: Everything Else

Please submit your Charleston Wrap orders Today!  All orders are due into the office or online by Tuesday, September 27th!

support our school fundraiser!

Please support our PTO by participating in this year’s Charleston Wrap fundraiser!  The sale launches Weds., September 14th, and will run for two weeks.  To ensure delivery before Thanksgiving, all orders are due by September 27th!
Charleston Wrap offers the highest quality in school fundraising products.  It’s MUCH MORE than high quality GIFT WRAP and accessories, and also includes fabulous HOME GOODS, personalized GIFTS, and FOOD.  Families can simplify ordering and delivery for out of town family and friends with the online ordering option, and students will once again be eligible for daily prizes based on their sales.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to start your holiday shopping while SUPPORTING the many programs, resources and events funded by the Central School PTO.
Here’s the link to the page:  Central’s Charleston Wrap page

Charleston Wrap

Posted Sep 13, 2016 | Category: Everything Else

support our school fundraiser!

Please support our PTO by participating in this year’s Charleston Wrap fundraiser!  The sale launches Weds., September 14th, and will run for two weeks.  To ensure delivery before Thanksgiving, all orders are due by September 27th!
Charleston Wrap offers the highest quality in school fundraising products.  It’s MUCH MORE than high quality GIFT WRAP and accessories, and also includes fabulous HOME GOODS, personalized GIFTS, and FOOD.  Families can simplify ordering and delivery for out of town family and friends with the online ordering option, and students will once again be eligible for daily prizes based on their sales.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to start your holiday shopping while SUPPORTING the many programs, resources and events funded by the Central School PTO.
Here’s the link to the page:  Central’s Charleston Wrap page

 


Family Fun Night Volunteer Sign Up!!

Posted Sep 13, 2016 | Category: Everything Else

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Family Fun Night is Friday, September 23 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Central/Hauser parking lot. We need a lot of volunteers to make this a successful night for everyone! The sign up link is here: FFN volunteer link


Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive in Their Digital World)

Posted Sep 13, 2016 | Category: Everything Else

A message about an upcoming workshop from Mr. Gatz:

Are your kids asking for cellphones or the next device? Are they always on the device they just got? Do they download apps you don’t recognize?

• Gain suggestions on key media issues to discuss with your child.

• Learn how to use technology to bring your family together.

• Gain insight on choosing quality apps and navigating friendships in the age of texting.

• Learn how to help your child manage his/her digital footprint and maintain privacy and knowing when to unplug.

Who: Parents of 4th – 8th Graders (but all are welcome)

Cost: FREE!

When: September 22 @ 7:00 PM Where: Park Jr. High (333 N. Park Rd. LaGrange Park, IL)

Register: screenwise.eventbrite.com

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PTO News and Notes

Posted Sep 11, 2016 | Category: Everything Else

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Next Meeting: Our next meeting is this Tuesday, Sept 13 at 8:45m in the Central Conference room. Join us!

Calendars: In order to become more Eco-friendly and stop printing out of date calendars, we are going paperless. The up-to-date version of the calendar can be found here: http://www.district96.org/central/

Family Fun Night: Coming up on Friday, Sept 23 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Hauser/Central parking lot. The rumors are true…as long as the weather holds out, Mr. Gatz will be in a dunk tank! If it rains, look for us in the Hauser gym. Want to order a pizza? Here’s the form: FFN_flyer 2016

Charleston Wrap: We have a new fundraiser replacing Innisbrook. In addition to all your wrapping paper needs, Charleston Wrap also has things for home and kitchen. Great for Holiday gifts!! Information will be going home soon in backpacks.

100% Fund: Not interested in fundraising but still want to help out? Donate to our 100% fund! 100% of your donation goes to the PTO so we can put on programs like Family Fun Night, Artist in Residence, Cultural Arts Field trips, Sock Hop, Roller skating parties and much more! Seen those nifty Central Roadrunner signs around town? Donate to the 100% fund and you can get your very own, but supplies are limited. Here’s the handy dandy form: 100funddonation2016-17

Brick Pavers: Looking for a way to commemorate your family’s first or last year at Central? Consider buying a brick paver. Bricks are engraved and placed on the walkway near the Reading Garden. Here’s your form: paver-order-form-2013-1

Spirit Wear: We have a new vendor with new designs! Be on the lookout – coming soon!

Lastly, if you have any questions, contact Tracy Bohrer (tjgett@yahoo.com) or Heather Manning (heathermanning79@gmail.com)


Fall Parent Night is tonight!

Posted Sep 7, 2016 | Category: 100 Percent, Everything Else

 

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Fall Parent Night starts this evening (Thursday) at 6:30pm in the Hauser Auditorium. The PTO will have a table where you can pick up information about Family Fun Night, see samples from our Charleston Wrap fundraiser and donate to the 100% fund. And in case you were wondering, our first PTO meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, September 13 at 8:45am in the Central Conference Room. We’d love to see you there!

Our 100% fund is perfect for families that don’t have a lot of time to volunteer or don’t want to mess with fundraisers. Just write one check and you’re good! If you’d like to fill your 100% fund form out ahead of time or would like to donate later, here’s the form: 100funddonation2016-17. The PTO will accept your generous donations at anytime during the school year, our deadline is to help you get a jump start on tax season and to make sure we put your donations to use during this school year!