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

Cultural Arts

Looking for Cultural Heritage Festival Room Sponsors!

Posted Mar 15, 2016 | Category: Cultural Arts, Everything Else

This information was originally posted on March 15, 2016. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

The PTO is currently seeking volunteers to sponsor or help sponsor a room for Cultural Heritage Festival!
The Cultural Heritage Festival is a Central event is which we celebrate and preserve diverse global cultures!
Want to get involved with this exciting event?
Volunteer your time, talent and treasure by acting as a classroom country sponsor (as a family or as a group), sharing a special cultural talent, donating artifacts or coordinating an activity.  The magic happens when Central families share their heritage, and their travel experiences through work, play, or study. The deadline is this Monday, March 21.
Interested volunteers, please contact Lauren Breit at breits@att.net.




Cultural Heritage Festival is TONIGHT! Here are the Details…

Posted Apr 8, 2014 | Category: Cultural Arts, Reminders

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

Culture around the world

CENTRAL SCHOOL

CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL

TONIGHT! WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Don’t forget to pack your passports for your world travels at the Cultural Heritage Festival tonight, Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 – 8 pm.  Bring the whole family to play games, try new food, listen to music, learn fun facts, and more! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled evening celebrating the cultures of Barbados, China, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

Print a copy of the passport here (additional copies of the passport will be available at the Festival).

Also at the Festival, enjoy the Latin rhythms of percussionist Ruben Alvarez, a Grammy-nominated musician and music educator, and admire beautiful murals of the Classic Masters painted by Central Students in grades K-2 as part of our 2014 Artist in Residence Program with the Riverside Art Center.

Parking for the Festival is available on Woodside, and in the parking lot behind school, but please enter through the front doors.  As a reminder, please help your child make responsible food choices*, and respect the belongings in each classroom.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Breit at breits@att.net

Looking forward to see you at the Festival!
Cultural Heritage Festival Committee – Lauren Breit, Molly Carl, Dawn Gmitro, and Lynda Murphy

*Please note that food/beverages at the Festival may contain or come into contact with ingredients which may pose a risk of an allergic reaction to individuals with food allergies or intolerances.  People with a food intolerance or food allergy should avoid or limit consumption of those foods known to trigger an unfavorable reaction.  Please be aware of this risk, and exercise due caution.





Cultural Heritage Festival – Wednesday, 4/9 6:30-8:00pm

Posted Apr 5, 2014 | Category: Cultural Arts, Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 5, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

globeDon’t forget to RSVP to the Cultural Heritage Festival and receive your Passport to the World!

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Travel the world at the Cultural Heritage Festival at Central School on Wednesday, April 9th (6:30 pm – 8 pm). Bring the whole family to play games, try new food, listen to music, learn fun facts, and more! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled evening celebrating the cultures of Barbados, China, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

Also at the Festival, enjoy the Latin rhythms of percussionist Ruben Alvarez, a Grammy-nominated musician and music educator, and admire beautiful murals of the Classic Masters painted by Central Students in grades K-2 as part of our 2014 Artist in Residence Program with the Riverside Art Center.

If you are coming to the Festival, kindly submit your RSVP by Monday, April 7, and receive your Passport to the World!

Questions? Please contact Lauren Breit at breits@att.net

Cultural Heritage Festival Committee – Lauren Breit, Molly Carl, Dawn Gmitro, and Lynda Murphy

Already RSVP’ed and you need a passport? You can download it here.





RSVP to the Cultural Heritage Festival, Receive Your “Passport to the World”

Posted Mar 30, 2014 | Category: Cultural Arts, Reminders

This information was originally posted on March 30, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Culture around the world

Travel the world at the Cultural Heritage Festival at Central School on Wednesday, April 9th (6:30 pm – 8 pm). Bring the whole family to play games, try new food, listen to music, learn fun facts, and more! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled evening celebrating the cultures of Barbados, China, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Mexico, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and South Africa.

Also at the Festival, enjoy the Latin rhythms of percussionist Ruben Alvarez, a Grammy-nominated musician and music educator, and admire beautiful murals of the Classic Masters painted by Central Students in grades K-2 as part of our 2014 Artist in Residence Program with the Riverside Art Center.

If you are coming to the Festival, kindly submit your RSVP by Friday, April 4, and receive your Passport to the World!

Questions? Please contact Lauren Breit at breits@att.net

Cultural Heritage Festival Committee – Lauren Breit, Molly Carl, Dawn Gmitro, and Lynda Murphy

p.s. submit your RSVP online right now if you’re thinking about attending.





MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Cultural Heritage Festival, April 9th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Posted Feb 20, 2014 | Category: Cultural Arts

This information was originally posted on February 20, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Culture around the worldGrab your passport and get ready to travel the world with your family at the Central School Cultural Heritage Festival on Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Join a fun-filled evening aimed to enhance multicultural awareness; celebrate, perpetuate and preserve diverse culture and recognize common traditions within the community. Hear music, play games, make crafts, taste treats and experience the Central community embracing wonderful ethnic traditions. Don’t miss this authentic Roadrunner experience.

Want to get involved with this exciting event?
Volunteer your time, talent and treasure by sharing a special cultural talent, acting as a country sponsor (as a family or as a group), donating artifacts or coordinating an activity.

Interested parties please contact Lauren Breit at breits@att.net





Audio and Video Footage from Redmoon

Posted Jun 4, 2013 | Category: Cultural Arts

This information was originally posted on June 4, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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Dear Central School Community,

Thank you again for a wonderful residency experience.

A particularly powerful aspect of the this project was the number of students involved from the 2nd and 3rd grade poets, to the 5th recording artists, and the 4th grade performers nearly 300 students contributed to the Spectacle.

The work of your students was seen and heard by an audience of over 600 at Riverside Arts Weekend. I am sharing photos and the poetry collage representing the poems for the 8 Riverside Landmarks. Please share with your students, as I am sure they will be thrilled to see and hear the results of their work.

Thank you again for inviting Redmoon into your school and classrooms. We appreciate your time and collaboration. Finally, a huge thank you to Janice and the parent committee (Molly, Sue, and Dawn) for their vision and logistic support.

All best,
Redmoon

Audio of the Redmoon poetry: RIVERSIDE POETRY.mp3

You can also view the video online here.





Central School PTO invites you to support your fellow students while enjoying the Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW).

Posted May 14, 2013 | Category: Cultural Arts

This information was originally posted on May 14, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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Central School students and Redmoon Theater artists of Chicago have been collaborating to create poems inspired by Riverside landmarks. This PTO Artist in Residence project involves elements of community authored poetry, audio recording and performance. Redmoon’s mission is to create artistic events that disrupt everyday life and provide opportunities for public engagement, community building, and recognition of the possibility for change. The Redmoon Neighborhood Arts Program has received national recognition.

The culminating project performance showcase at RAW (Riverside Arts Weekend):

Who: Central Students and Redmoon
Where: RAW festival in Guthrie Park Riverside, IL
When: Saturday, May 18th. Rain date Sunday, May 19th.
Performances: 10:40 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:50 pm. Performance running time: 20 minutes.





5th Grade Students and Parents – SAVE THE DATE

Posted Apr 23, 2013 | Category: Cultural Arts

This information was originally posted on April 23, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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Chicago Architectural and Art Institute of Chicago Tour Information Night

For all Central Elementary 5th grade students and 5th grade parents

May 3, 2013
6:30-7:30 PM
Village Hall Auditorium – 2nd Floor

An informal information session about the tour with Charlie Pipal





Add to the Redmoon Spectacle…we want YOUR poetry!

Posted Apr 12, 2013 | Category: Cultural Arts

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

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Calling all Central School Parents and Grandparents……

As the community of Riverside and family of Central students, we invite you to join our PTO Artist in Residency project with Redmoon Theater.

Please read the attached document on how to create a line of poetry about Riverside Landmarks that will be mixed with others to create an epic poem of Riverside.

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Join us at the Central School Open House on April 18th from 7-8pm, where you will be invited to audio record a line or two of your poetry.

This epic poem of Riverside will be showcased by Central School students in a spectacle performance at the RAW (Riverside Arts Weekend) on May 18th.





Lions and Tigers and Field Trips, OH MY!

Posted May 25, 2012 | Category: Cultural Arts, Fundraising

This information was originally posted on May 25, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

This will be a year to remember for all our children, as they embark on so many adventures in the last two weeks of school.  In anticipation of the field trip bonanza, the PTO this year committed to paying for all the cultural arts PTO field trips in full.  This means, there was no parent contribution for the PTO sponsored field trips.  Which field trips does the PTO sponsor?

Here is your list:

Kindergarten:  Riverside Arts Center

1st Grade:  1st Grade Walking Tour of Riverside

2nd Grade:  Barrio Grrrl!  at the Merle Reskin Theater in Chicago

3rd Grade:  Chicago History Museum and Lincoln Park Zoo and

a Walking Tour of Riverside

4th Grade:  A Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park

5th Grade:  Traditional Art Institute and Chicago Architecture Tour

Of course, none of these field trips would be possible without the endless volunteer hours from our parents, and the tremendous support from Central School teachers, staff, administration and Dr. Limperis.  Thank you!

The Field Trip Committee

Mary Ellen Park, Kate Nessinger, Sue Pipal