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

Roadrunner Weekly: 12/17-12/21

Posted Dec 17, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Winter break is almost here!  The Central PTO Executive Board wishes each family a relaxing & joyful break and a prosperous New Year.  We are grateful for the wonderful families of Central who contributed so much to make 2017 successful.  Looking forward to many exciting PTO events in 2018!

This is a friendly reminder that the last day of school this week is Thursday, 12/21.  There is no school on Friday, 12/22.

FLYING CARPTER CLUB REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY!

Flying Carpet Clubs are Central PTO’s lunch/recess Junior Great Books groups for children in grades 1-5. We meet once a week for 9-10 weeks, starting the week of January 16. Please note that because we meet during lunch/recess, Club Members do not participate in recess on meeting days. Club Members must read the story of the week (or have it read to them) twice prior to their Club meeting. On meeting days, they must come prepared with their book, sack lunch* and drink. If you are unsure whether your child would enjoy this as an alternative to the regular lunch/recess program, please contact his or her teacher to discuss. Clubs are small to promote shared inquiry and the quality exchange of ideas. As slots are allotted on a first come first served basis, we ask that completed registrations be returned to the PTO Mailbox as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, DECEMBER 21. Used books can be borrowed from the PTO at no cost. New books may be ordered at a cost of approximately $20.00 each.  We will notify you by email if we are unable to accommodate your registration. Club Members will receive their books the week prior to their first meeting. Click the link below for the registration form:

KIDS CARE

Central School’s KidsCare program was created to help promote the importance and impact of charity. This holiday season, KidsCare will be collecting financial donations to help families in need in our Central community. The goal is to help make the holiday season a little brighter for the children of these families. Anything helps- bring your change, your dollars or contact our PTO representative Kelly Holakovsky if you would like to arrange a larger donation.

If you would like to contribute, you can bring your donation to the Holiday K-2 (6:30PM) and 3-5 (7:30PM), Programs on Monday, December 18TH .  The 4th Grade Girl Scouts will be collecting donations at the door and in the aisles of the auditorium before, between and after the shows.

Thank you very much for your generosity!

CULTURAL HERITAGE NIGHT

SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6pm – 8pm

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SHARE THEIR CULTURE AND TALENTS!!

Whatever country or culture you are from and/or interested in sharing, we want to learn from you as we celebrate our diversity! And don’t forget any of our United States and territories. Even little ‘ole Riverside could be represented!

What makes this great is you decide how much or how little you volunteer. We hope that you can participate in some way and help make this night a success! Students are also encouraged to participate and must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

  1. Room Sponsors

We need a “host” family to help lead and organize each room. And we need additional families to participate in sharing that room’s culture. We hope that there are enough families per room so the time can be shared and all can have a chance to experience the other countries and performances too! Examples:

Share traditional foods, perform or play traditional music and songs. Teach visitors the language. Play a game. Make a craft. Display traditional clothing. Share favorite customs and holidays. Play a slide show with favorite photos. Help decorate the room.

  1. Performances

We need individuals and groups to perform dances, songs and music of any culture or country. These will be performed throughout the night in the gym.

  1. Additional Volunteers

We need volunteers to help set up and with other behind the scenes needs. Volunteer Sign Up Genius:

Cultural Heritage Night
If you have questions contact Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com.

The sky is the limit! Think out of the box!
Keep it KID CENTERED and be as INTERACTIVE as possible. And HAVE FUN!

 

 


DINE OUT FOR CENTRAL THIS TUESDAY AT LAVERGNE’S!

Posted Dec 10, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Dine Out For Central Tuesday, December 12

Skip cooking for the night, and dine out for Central!  This month’s featured restaurant is Lavergne’s, in Berwyn’s Depot District!  If you haven’t been to Lavergne’s yet, you’re missing out!  They have been featured on Chicago’s Best and have a great food and craft beer selection.  Lavergne’s has generously offered to donate 20% of Tuesday’s food sales to the PTO!  We’ll see you there!


Roadrunner Weekly December 11-15, 2017: KidsCare, Cultural Heritage and MORE!

Posted Dec 9, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Central School’s KidsCare program was created to help promote the importance and impact of charity. This holiday season, KidsCare will be collecting donations to help families in need in our Central community. The goal is to help make the holiday season a little brighter for the children of these families.

If you would like to contribute, you can bring your donation to the Holiday K-2 and 3-5 Programs on Monday, December 18th at 6:30 pm.  The 4th Grade Girl Scouts will be collecting donations at the door and in the aisles of the auditorium before, between and after the shows. 

If you have any questions about how this money will be used, please contact Kelly Holakovsky at kjholakovsky@gmail.com

Thank you very much for your generosity!

 

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CULTURAL HERITAGE NIGHT

SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6pm – 8pm

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SHARE THEIR CULTURE AND TALENTS!!

Whatever country or culture you are from and/or interested in sharing, we want to learn from you as we celebrate our diversity! And don’t forget any of our United States and territories. Even little ‘ole Riverside could be represented!

What makes this great is you decide how much or how little you volunteer. We hope that you can participate in some way and help make this night a success! Students are also encouraged to participate and must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

1. Room Sponsors

We need a “host” family to help lead and organize each room. And we need additional families to participate in sharing that room’s culture. We hope that there are enough families per room so the time can be shared and all can have a chance to experience the other countries and performances too! Examples:

Share traditional foods, perform or play traditional music and songs. Teach visitors the language. Play a game. Make a craft. Display traditional clothing. Share favorite customs and holidays. Play a slide show with favorite photos. Help decorate the room.

2. Performances

We need individuals and groups to perform dances, songs and music of any culture or country. These will be performed throughout the night in the gym.

3. Additional Volunteers

We need volunteers to help set up and with other behind the scenes needs. Volunteer Sign Up Genius:

Cultural Heritage Night
If you have questions contact Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com.

The sky is the limit! Think out of the box!
Keep it KID CENTERED and be as INTERACTIVE as possible. And HAVE FUN!

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Flying Carpet Club Junior Great Books Flying Carpet Club Needs Volunteers!

 

Looking to encourage a life-long love of reading with your kids? The PTO’s Flying Carpet Clubs run from January through March during the lunch/recess period in the classrooms. Volunteers are needed once a week (solo) or every other week (partner) for 9 or 10 weeks (depends on grade). Flying Carpet Club leaders take children in grades 1-5 on lunchtime literary adventures. Music, movement and art help spark meaningful discussions about world-class stories from Junior Great BooksTM ….and build lasting memories! As each Club is limited to 6 to 8 children, how many children can participate depends on you.

Registration will be reserved for children of volunteers first (those you are teaching as well as siblings).

Sign Up Genius to volunteer to lead a Flying Carpet Club: www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d44a9af2ea1fb6-flying

 

We will be having short “Learn About Leading a Flying Carpet Club” training sessions for those new to the program or any others interested. Dates and times will be announced once we have our volunteers. It really is fun! And such a special treat to be able to participate directly in your child’s learning and school day!

If you have questions, please contact Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com or 312-613-0652.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS PROGRAM HAPPEN!

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SPECIALS COLLECTION FOR HOLIDAY GIFT

Please note that the PTO also collects for a Holiday gift on behalf of the “Specials.”  These include the wonderful ladies who work in the office, the art, music and physical education teachers, the librarians, the reading specialists, custodians and nurse to name a few.   Again, donations are voluntary and the amount is up to you.  If you would like to donate to the specials, please put your money in an envelope, marked “Specials Collection” and place it in the PTO mailbox no later than Friday, December 15th.  If you need to write a check, please make it payable to “Central PTO.”

Thank you everyone!

Happy Holidays!


Look for KidsCare at Central’s Holiday Program!

Posted Dec 4, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Central School’s KidsCare program was created to help promote the importance and impact of charity. This holiday season, KidsCare will be collecting donations to help families in need in our Central community. The goal is to help make the holiday season a little brighter for the children of these families.

If you would like to contribute, you can bring your donation to the Holiday K-2 and 3-5 Programs on Monday, December 18th at 6:30 pm.  The 2nd and 3rd grade Brownie Scouts will be collecting donations at the door and in the aisles of the auditorium before, between and after the shows. 

If you would like to donate but will not be attending the Holiday Program, you can bring your donation to the collection jar in the school office.

If you have any questions about how this money will be used, please contact Kelly Holakovsky at kjholakovsky@gmail.com

Thank you very much for your generosity!


Roadrunner Weekly December 4-8

Posted Dec 3, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Our Skate Party is Wednesday!  Lace up your skates and roll!

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Save the date for Cultural Heritage Night!

Please see the document below regarding Cultural Heritage Night at Central!

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Stay tuned for this month’s Dine Out for Central flyer! December’s local restaurant is Lavergnes! See yon on December 12th!


Skate Party Wednesday!

Posted Dec 1, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Just a reminder that our school skate party is Wednesday, December 6!  Lace up those skates and we’ll see you on the rink!


Roadrunner Weekly, November 27-December 1

Posted Nov 26, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Welcome back!  We hope you and your students had a wonderful break!  The next few weeks tend to be filled with fun activities at Central, so keep an eye here, on our Facebook page and on our bulletin boards for info!

HAPPY CYBER MONDAY!

Please remember that when you start your shopping at:smile.amazon.com/ch/35-2334725  you help raise funds for the Central PTO!

 

Mark you calendars for our first after school party of the year!


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!