Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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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





Nike Reuse a Shoe Collection starts Monday!

Posted Apr 12, 2015 | Category: Community, Everything Else, Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 12, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Nike ReUse a ShoeNIKE REUSE A SHOE COLLECTION!

Keep your grimy old gym shoes out of the landfill and bring them to a playground near you!  We are looking for old gym shoes, no matter the condition, to donate to Nike.  These shoes will be ground up and made into cool things such as tracks, basketball courts and playground surfaces.

Last year we collected about 60 pairs of gym shoes – this year let’s aim for 100 pairs!

A collection box will in the main entrance vestibule. Please no cleats, flip flops or other shoes.

The collection will take place Monday, April 13th through Friday, April 24th!





Save the Date! 5th Grade Games Night!

Posted Mar 9, 2015 | Category: Community, District 96

This information was originally posted on March 9, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

5th Grade Games Night 2015

Attention 5th Grade Families! Save the Date for 5th Grade Games Night!

Friday, April 10
6:30-9:00 pm
Check-in at 6:15 pm
Hauser Jr. High

Fifth graders from Central, Ames, Blythe Park, and Hollywood will spend the evening at Hauser Jr. High!
They will get to know each other and their new school! It’s a memorable, fun-filled evening.





5th grade families invited to the Hauser Family Dinner!

Posted Feb 2, 2015 | Category: Community, Everything Else

This information was originally posted on February 2, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

spaghetti-150x150Attention District 96 fifth graders! You and your families are invited to the Hauser Family Dinner on Tuesday, February 10th, from 5-7pm!

All District 96 5th graders are invited to dine with us for FREE!

What a great opportunity to visit your next school “home.”

And, feel free to stop by the boys basketball game that night, as well as Hauser’s Book Fair!

Hope to see many future Hauser students there!

Hauser Family Dinner





KidsCare Collection at Holiday Program

Posted Dec 8, 2014 | Category: Community, Philanthropy

This information was originally posted on December 8, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Holiday-Program-K-Grade-3-12-15-0Central 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.

If you would like to contribute, you can bring your donation to the Holiday Festival K-3 Program on Monday, December 15th at 6:30 pm. The 4th grade Girl Scouts will be collecting donations at the door and in the aisles before and after the show.

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 Tiffany Storandt at tiffanystorandt@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your generosity!

 





Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

Posted May 21, 2014 | Category: Community, Reminders

This information was originally posted on May 21, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

American Flag

If your scout would like to participate in the annual Memorial Day Flag Ceremony on Friday, May 23rd, please have them wear their uniform to school. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 am.

All scouts should check in with their teachers as usual and they will then be sent outside before the 8:30 am start to get assembled by the playground.

Any fifth grade scouts that would like to be a part of the color guard must contact Chris at chris@pacourek.com.

Parents are welcome to attend the short outdoor ceremony.





Frederick Law Olmsted Poetry Contest

Posted Mar 16, 2014 | Category: Community

This information was originally posted on March 16, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society invites Riverside-area students in grades 1-8 to explore this National Historic Landmark landscape and submit their original “Reflections on Riverside” to our 2014 Student Poetry Contest.

Entries are due on April 18, 2014.  See the attached flyer for all of the details.

FLOS 2014 Reflections 1-8 Poetry Contest





KidsCare Collection at K-3 Holiday Program

Posted Dec 12, 2013 | Category: Community

This information was originally posted on December 12, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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.

If you can find it in your budget this holiday season, you can bring your donation to the Holiday Festival K-3 Program on Monday, December 16th. The 5th grade Girl Scouts will be collecting donations at the door and in the aisles before the show begins.

If you have any questions about how this money will be used, please contact Katie Leander at krleander@gmail.com. Thank you very much for your generosity!





Attention all 5th Grade Parents in District 96! Sock Hop for Hope

Posted Dec 10, 2013 | Category: Community

This information was originally posted on December 10, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Blythe Park GS Troop 40690 is hosting a District 96 wide 5th grade only Sock Hop for Hope on Friday, December, 20 7:00-9:00 pm in the Hauser gymnasium. Admission is $3, snacks $.50, photo booth  photos $1.

All proceeds go to the Kanuwloe Community School in Ghana, Africa. This is in direct support of Tom Lupfer’s trip to Ghana with International Needs Network (www.innetworkusa.org).

Check out the flyer for all the details!





Latest Redmoon Update-All Invited on May 18th

Posted May 5, 2013 | Category: Community, Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 5, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Redmoon LogoHearing lots about Redmoon Theater’s artist in residence with Central students in recent weeks but not sure how it impacts you?

The Central PTO and Central teachers are working hard to provide a unique and inspiring learning experience for your kids with Redmoon Theater Company’s Neighborhood Arts program. This programming is made possible  through your generous donations to the PTO and Starry Night Auction.  

Redmoon Neighborhood Arts program is nationally recognized and we are one of a few schools in Chicagoland to have the opportunity to create content and perform in a Spectacle event.   Redmoon has recently been asked by the city of Chicago to commemorate the Chicago fire by planning a fire Spectacle on the Chicago river in 2014.  

Learn more about Redmoon and their partnership with Central here.  The process began in the classroom as Central 2nd and 3rd graders wrote poetry with the teaching artists about Riverside Landmarks which was then audio recorded by the 5th graders.  It will culminate as the 4th graders perform and interact with the community to present this poetry on May 18th during the RAW weekend (riversideartsweekend.org/) in Guthrie Park.   

Please consider having your Central student perform (4th grade) or attend (K-5)  the performance throughout the day on May 18th so that they can all witness the culmination of their weeks of hard work leading up to the event.    This will be their only opportunity to see everything put together.  Have questions about this event?  Please contact Sue Pipal at spipal@sbcglobal.net.