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

Roadrunner Weekly: 2/20/18-2/23/18

Posted Feb 19, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

PLUNGE INTO FITNESS!

Your child can earn a FREE day pass to Raging Waves Water Park by just doing some physical activity! It’s simple…and fun!

Raging Waves logo

All your child needs to do is complete 25 hours of exercise, beginning February 12 through April 6. On the fitness log, color in each section for each 30 minutes of exercise completed. Your child can participate in any type of exercise: walking, biking, playing team sports, swimming, skateboarding, jumping rope, etc. The ticket also comes with a discounted admission ticket offer for your family.

NEW FOR 2018: Participating students who complete the Plunge Into Fitness Program will get a FREE June Admission ticket OR $10 OFF on admission ticket valid 07/01/18 – 09/03/18.

Please return the completed fitness log to your child’s teacher by Monday, April 9th.

Here is the fitness log: www.ragingwaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-English-Fitness-Log.pdf

Here is the flier:  www.ragingwaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Plunge-English-Flier-revised.pdf

Questions? Contact Andrea Hall at loumaple@yahoo.com.

 

SCIENCE IN A CAN!

“SCIENCE IN A CAN” started this week with some awesome in-class science demonstrations. If you have a child in Kindergarten, 2nd, or 4th grade be sure to ask them about the science demonstration and go over the handout that was sent home with each student! That leaves 3 more weeks of take-home experiments–don’t miss the fun!

2018 SIC schedule: Cans will be sent home on February 23, March 2 and March 9 to be returned by the following Tuesday. Don’t forget to read the can for instructions!

For those of you new to Science in a Can:

• This 4‐week science enrichment program is sponsored by the PTO and is offered to Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students at Central School.

• Students are sent home on Fridays with their “Science in a Can.” They perform the experiment and return the can (please remember to send the lid back too!) and completed worksheet by the following Tuesday.

• Most of the materials needed to perform the experiment are contained within the can. Any other materials that might be needed should be readily available at home.

• Since every child in each respective grade will be conducting the same experiment each week, we hope to provide an opportunity for discussion between the teachers and students regarding what happened and what was learned.

• At the end of the program, participating students receive a special reward!


Roadrunner Weekly, 2/12-2/16

Posted Feb 11, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Dine Out for Central this Tuesday!

Head out to LaBarra Riverside this Tuesday!  Show this flyer to your server and a portion of your food sales will be donated to the Central PTO!

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Hauser Family Pasta Dinner

The Hauser Family Pasta Dinner is this Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM! Did you forget to turn in your form?  No worries, you can pay at the door!

 

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In Room Volunteers Needed for Science in a Can!

Science in a Can is almost here!  We need parent help to see it through, so please consider donating just a couple of hours of your time to this important PTO-sponsored program (see link below ). This popular event for Grades K, 2, and 4 will run from Feb 12th through March 9th and is sure to help distract your kiddos from those winter blahs.  For those of you new to the program, parents do in-class demos during week 1 (all materials and instructions provided—NO science background needed), and kids are sent home with materials for their own guided experiments during weeks 2-4.  Let’s learn something together! Sign up using the link below!

www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da5ad2fa57-sicclassroom

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PTO Meeting Thursday!

Join us on Thursday at 8:30 AM in the Central art room for our PTO meeting!


Dine Out for Central and Hauser Family Pasta Dinner

Posted Feb 5, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Dine Out for Central with LaBarra!

Show your Valentines some love with dinner at LaBarra Riverside on Tuesday, February 13th.You’ll miss the V-Day crowd, but not a chance to spend time together. To sweeten the deal, LaBarra will donate 20% of your food bill to the Central PTO.        What’s not to love about that? Show this flyer to your server!

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Hauser Family Pasta Dinner

The Annual Family Pasta Dinner is Wednesday, February 14, from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Hauser cafeteria and includes pasta with sauce, meatballs, fresh bread, salad and homemade dessert.
Tickets are $5 in advance (through Monday 2/12) and $7 after 2/12 and will also be sold at the door.
Fifth Graders and children under 5 are FREE. Payment can be made by filling out the form below and returning it to Hauser OR by using CheddarUp: my.cheddarup.com/c/2018-pasta-dinner
Come early for the 7th and 8th Grade basketball games at 4:05 and 4:45 and stay for dinner or eat first and then shop at the Hauser Scholastic book fair.

 


Roadrunner Weekly February 5-9, 2018

Posted Feb 4, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Our next Dine Out for Central event is next Tuesday at La Barra!  Stay tuned for your flyer!

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5th Grade Games Night Volunteers Needed

Are you a parent of a 5th grader?  How about a parent of a younger child who wants to see how 5th grade Games Night works?  WE NEED YOUR HELP! Planning for 5th grade Games Night has begun, and we are in dire need of volunteers. Your child will have the opportunity to meet their fellow future Hauser students at this event!

Please contact Martha Curiel at: Martha_Curiel_rn@yahoo.com for information!

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Science In a Can is Coming!

 

Science in a Can is almost here!  We need parent help to see it through, so please consider donating just a couple of hours of your time to this important PTO-sponsored program (see link below ). This popular event for Grades K, 2, and 4 will run from Feb 12th through March 9th and is sure to help distract your kiddos from those winter blahs.  For those of you new to the program, parents do in-class demos during week 1 (all materials and instructions provided—NO science background needed), and kids are sent home with materials for their own guided experiments during weeks 2-4.  Let’s learn something together!

www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da5ad2fa57-sicclassroom

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Our next PTO meeting is February 15 at 8:30 AM!  Please join us!

 

 

 

 

 


Roadrunner Weekly, January 29-February 2

Posted Jan 29, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Book Fair Starts Tomorrow!

Book fair is coming! The annual Central Book Fair starts TOMORROW, January 30 and runs until Friday, February 2. Your child should be coming home with a Scholastic flyer and an information sheet. In order to make this a success, we need volunteers to help us set up on Monday afternoon, tear down Friday morning, and help during Thursday night. Here is the link to the sign up genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090444A9AF2DA57-2018 . If you have any questions or want to learn more about the book fair, please contact Tracy Bohrer (tjgett@yahoo.com). We’ll see you at the fair!

 

 

Did you know that you can shop the Scholastic Book Fair in the evening?  Join us on Thursday from 6:30-8:30 PM for the Winter Wonderland Social.  You can shop the fair and enjoy some refreshments with friends!

 

Cultural Heritage Night was a Success!

A huge thank you to the families who sponsored rooms for this year’s Cultural Heritage Night!  Each room was spectacular and a wonderful time was had by all!  Have pictures to share from the event?  Please send them to Wendy Dockter at: wendydockter@gmail.com or upload them to our yearbook website using the code JASPUE: www.community.lifetouch.com

 

5th Grade Games Night Volunteers Needed

Are you a parent of a 5th grader who will be attending 5th Grade Games Night? We need your help in organizing this fun event!  Please contact Martha Curiel at: martha_curiel_rn@yahoo.com

 


Roadrunner Weekly, January 22-27: All for Books, Cultural Heritage and More!

Posted Jan 21, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Last Collection Day for All for Books!

Today, Monday, January 22, is the last day to bring in your lose change for our All for Books collection.

The Central Book Fair is coming and KidsCare is helping children in need with the All for Books program. Last week, a small baggie with information on All for Books attached was sent home in your child’s backpack.

Regardless of whether you participate, we request that you return your plastic bag to your teacher so that we can be as green as possible and reuse them each year.

The All for Books money will be used at the upcoming book fair being held January 29 through February 2 to buy books for students at Central School needing assistance. Additional monies will be used to donate brand new books to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Then, Scholastic will match the funds and donate books to the Kids in Distressed Situations Inc and the Kids in Need Foundation.

The classroom raising the most money will win a pizza party!!!  This is a fun, competitive program that, more importantly, teaches our children the importance of giving back.

Please contact KidsCare Chair, Kelly Holakovsky at kjholakovsky@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Cultural Heritage Night is Tuesday!

Please join us at Central on Tuesday from 6-8 PM for our Cultural Heritage Night!  This is an incredible event where you and your family can learn about the culture of more than 10 different countries from all over the world! Stop in to see traditional dancing from India and Ireland, try a churro and more!  Hope to see you there!

 

Book Fair is Coming!

Book fair is coming! The annual Central Book Fair starts Tuesday, January 30 and runs until Friday, February 2. Your child should be coming home with a Scholastic flyer and an information sheet. In order to make this a success, we need volunteers to help us set up on Monday afternoon, tear down Friday morning, and help during Thursday night. Here is the link to the sign up genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090444A9AF2DA57-2018 . If you have any questions or want to learn more about the book fair, please contact Tracy Bohrer (tjgett@yahoo.com). We’ll see you at the fair!

 

 


Roadrunner Weekly, January 15-19

Posted Jan 14, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

There’s only a few days left!

Your Loose Change Will Make a Big Difference!

The Central Book Fair is coming and KidsCare is helping children in need with the All for Books program. Last week, a small baggie with information on All for Books attached was sent home in your child’s backpack.

If you are interested in participating, please have your child bring their donation in the bag in to their classroom container by Thursday, January 18th

Regardless of whether you participate, we request that you return your plastic bag to your teacher so that we can be as green as possible and reuse them each year.

The All for Books money will be used at the upcoming book fair being held January 29 through February 2 to buy books for students at Central School needing assistance. Additional monies will be used to donate brand new books to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Then, Scholastic will match the funds and donate books to the Kids in Distressed Situations Inc and the Kids in Need Foundation.

The classroom raising the most money will win a pizza party!!!  This is a fun, competitive program that, more importantly, teaches our children the importance of giving back.

Please contact KidsCare Chair, Kelly Holakovsky at kjholakovsky@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

 

Cultural Heritage Night

Stay tuned for more news on the Central Book Fair, February’s Dine Out for Central and Plunge Into Fitness!


Roadrunner Weekly January 8-12, 2018: Welcome Back!

Posted Jan 7, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Welcome back!  We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.  January is a busy time for the PTO, and we hope you will join us for some of our upcoming events!

 

 

Central’s annual book fair is coming!

The book fair runs from Tuesday, January 30 – Friday, February 2, in Hauser Auditorium. Set up for book fair will start on Monday, January 29 at 12:30. If you are interested in helping set up, contact Tracy Bohrer at: tjgett@yahoo.com

Stay tuned for a sign up genius coming soon to sign up to help classes go through the fair. We will also have our Winter Wonderland Social on Thursday, February 1. More information is coming. Stay tuned!

 

Your Loose Change Will Make a Big Difference!

The Central Book Fair is coming and KidsCare is helping children in need with the All for Books program. Please be on the lookout for a small baggie with information on All for Books attached to be sent home in your child’s backpack on Monday, January 8th.

If you are interested in participating, please have your child bring their donation in the bag in to their classroom container by Thursday, January 18th

Regardless of whether you participate, we request that you return your plastic bag to your teacher so that we can be as green as possible and reuse them each year.

The All for Books money will be used at the upcoming book fair being held January 29 through February 2 to buy books for students at Central School needing assistance. Additional monies will be used to donate brand new books to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

Then, Scholastic will match the funds and donate books to the Kids in Distressed Situations Inc and the Kids in Need Foundation.

The classroom raising the most money will win a pizza party!!!  This is a fun, competitive program that, more importantly, teaches our children the importance of giving back.

Please contact KidsCare Chair, Kelly Holakovsky at kjholakovsky@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

 

DINE OUT FOR CENTRAL THIS TUESDAY!

This month’s Dine Out for Central restaurant is La Barra!  Skip cooking for the night and a portion of sales will go to the PTO! We hope to see you there!

 

 


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 CARPET 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!