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

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!


CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS!

Posted Oct 2, 2017 | Category: Science Fair


CENTRAL SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 6-8PM

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 20th

 

WHAT WILL YOUR KIDS DISCOVER AT CENTRAL SCHOOL’S SCIENCE FAIR?

Ever wonder which color M&M occurs the most?  Or how tall the tallest tree in Swan Pond is?  Which shoes are best for kicking a soccer ball? These are just a few of the questions that Central School student scientists have pondered for their Science Fair projects!  

 

Get your kiddos registered for the Science Fair! Here’s what you need to know:

 

  • Free display boards to all registrants
  • Yes, you can work with a partner!
  • Register online at the link goo.gl/forms/qaXPCQVXypdhQuhP2 by October 20th (can also access via www.centralptonews.org)
  • If working with a partner, both scientists should still register separately
  • Other important information:
    • Two mentoring sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th immediately after school from 3-4PM for those students who want help coming up with an idea  
    • Remember parents—this is not meant to be intimidating or stressful or time consuming.  The goal is to encourage kids to wonder about things around them…and learn how the scientific method can help them answer a question.  The question (and the experiment) need not be complicated, but rather something the child would really love to know about!

 

 


Roadrunner Weekly October 2-6, 2017

Posted Oct 1, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

This week at Central:

 

 

HIKE AND BIKE WEEK

Welcome to Central School’s Hike + Bike Week — let’s get out there and be a healthy and active community!

Students who walk or bike 4 days this week can enter a special raffle to win an escort from a Riverside Police Officer on their bike ride to school! PLEASE NOTE: THE FLYER SENT HOME CONTAINED A RAFFLE TICKET FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.   THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY!  HAVE YOUR CHILD WALK OR RIDE EACH DAY SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!

Also, Tuesday right after school, we’ll be hosting a bike and helmet safety check by the bike racks alongside Riverside PD. Meet at the bike racks and you might even get a special treat!

 

CHARLESTON WRAP SALES ARE ENDING SOON! 
You can place your orders here: charlestonwrapstore.com
 
NO HASSLE FUNDRISER

THANK YOU to all of you who have already made a generous donation to this year’s No Hassle Fundraiser. We’ve pulled in almost $6K and that will go a long way toward funding field trips, cultural arts education, science education and more.

We are still a ways from meeting our goal of $10K but we know that we can get there!!

By reaching our goal, we can help our teachers fund special projects that directly support the learning environment for OUR kids!

So if you have been waiting for the right moment, NOW is the time!!

DONATE TODAY!

Drop a check in the office or donate on our website! http://www.centralptonews.org

(best on a computer – not a phone) and click the donate button on the right side of the page.

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS
And now…the announcement of our No Hassle Fundraiser raffle winners!
~ Chew Chew Gift Certificate – Shilee & Kyle Nyenhuis~ La Barra Gift Card – Noelle & Rudiger Bajohr~ Mollie’s Gift Certificate – Jenniece Thompson & Kevin Clauson

~ Counter Coffee – Amy & Donovan Mooney

~ Team Blonde – Gina & Matthew Johnson

You can pick up your prizes in the Central Office!

 

 

NO SCHOOL!

Don’t forget: No school on 10/6 (Teacher Institute) and 10/9 (Columbus Day).  Enjoy your long weekend!

 


Hike and Bike Week is Next Week!

Posted Sep 29, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

October 02 – 06 is our annual Hike and Bike Week and what a gorgeous week it is going to be! (Way better than the rainy week we had last year!). So get your kids walking and biking to school. For every day that they do, they can enter to win prizes in our Hike and Bike raffle.

A grand prize winner, who rides or walks every single day, will get a police escort to school!
PLUS, on Tuesday after school, kids can come by the bike racks and get their helmets and bikes checked for safety. They might even go home with a goody bag from Riverside PD!

Roadrunner Weekly September 25, 2017

Posted Sep 24, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Fundraising

A quick reminder that two of our biggest fundraisers are currently taking place.  You can shop for cool wrapping paper, new housewares and tasty treats on Charleston Wrap.  Click here to shop, and feel free to share the link with family and friends!

 

Wrapping paper not your thing?  We are still taking donations for the No Hassle Fund! Help us raise funds for programming and activities for Central Students! 

 

Be on the lookout for news regarding some fun events we have planned for Central families!


Spirit Day is Tomorrow!

Posted Sep 20, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

 

A quick reminder that our first spirit day of the school year is Friday, September 22!  Come dressed in spirit wear or your red, white and black to show your Central Pride!