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

Great opportunities available to get involved at Central!

Posted May 28, 2012 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on May 28, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

We are seeking volunteers to get involved with the following PTO committees.  Responsibilities are outlined below.

Cultural Arts

There are many opportunities to help with this yearlong program.  The Cultural Arts Classroom presentation program provides for parent volunteers to give monthly presentations in each classroom about selected artists and pieces of art and supervise a hands-on related art activity.    This committee guides the program.  The committee ensures that our Lead Room Parents schedule volunteers for the presentations and offers volunteers training and access to presentation materials. When:  Promotion and volunteer orientation occurs in September, and classroom presentations take place monthly from October through April.

Halloween Festivities at Central

Assist in the writing, planning and execution of the Halloween Play, which is performed by parents.  When:  Rehearsals take place through October.  The Play is usually scheduled on Halloween and occurs after lunch.

Hike & Bike Week

Plan and promote a week of awareness and activities promoting walking or riding bikes to school.  When:  Usually occurs the 1st week of October.

Ice Skating Party

Your involvement includes reserving an ice rink and sending out promotional flyers.   When:  This usually takes place in February on a half-day Friday.

Kids Care

Organize child-involved, charitable collections/activities for the needy children and families in Riverside and surrounding communities. In collaboration with Central’s Book Fair,  coordinate “One For Books’’ program which provides opportunity for students to donate $1 or loose change to classroom container; donations are used to purchase books for children in need and/or to donate books to community organizations/charities such as Infant Welfare Society in Chicago.  In collaboration with teachers, you may coordinate a pizza party for the classroom with the highest amount of donations for “One for Books.” When:  Collections occur at the 4th/5th Grade Choir event, the K-3 Holiday Festival (both in December), throughout the month of December, and at the Book Fair in January/February.

Roller Skating Party

PTO-sponsored party in the fall.  Chair needs to reserve the rink and provide for event communications.  When:  This event usually takes place in the beginning of October on a half-day Friday.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Help plan and implement activities to recognize our teachers each day of the Appreciation Week.  This may include 2 parent-sponsored activities (One of the activities may be the Teacher Luncheon handled by a different committee, plus another type of meal or raffles.), and 3 child activities (i.e. notes/flowers from students to teachers, etc.).  When: This week-long event usually occurs in the beginning of May.

If any of these committees interest you, please email Paula Fudacz at firstvp-paula@centralptonews.org or Amy Mooney at firstvp-amym@centralptonews.org.