Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Picture Day and Box Top Collection

Posted Sep 18, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Remember picture day this year will be Sept 25th.

We are looking for volunteers to assist on this day. If you are interested or would like to get more information, please reach out to Heather Manning at heathermanning79@gmail.com for more details.







Roadrunner Weekly: 9/17-9/21 Charleston Wrap Fundraiser starts today!

Posted Sep 16, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

We hope everyone had a great time at Family Fun Night!  Thank you so much to our Family Fun Night Committee:  Aimee McNally, Marisa Kirsch, Kathy O’Bryan, Melissa Porter, Andrea Hall and Sarah Baker.  Also, a HUGE thank you to our amazing teachers who donated their time to sit in the dunk tank or just pitch in overall!  Thank you to Mrs. Valaisa, Mrs. Neal, Mr. Weston, Ms. Stephens and Mrs. Gomez.  Let’s also not forget Mr. Gatz who sat under that bucket of water for well over an hour!  We love our teachers and principal!



Our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser is On!

Take a sneak peek below at some of the great items available this year.

Get ready to get an early jump on holiday shopping and share with friends and family.

Catalogs will be coming home with your child/children this week!!

Sale ends October 1st, so get ready to get shopping!



No Hassle Fund!

Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to the No Hassle Fund at Family Fun Night.  The winners of the gift certificates will be announced soon!  If you haven’t donated yet, there is still plenty of time!


To donate, go online at the PTO website www.centralPTOnews.org and click the DONATE button on the right side of the page, or submit the attached form with a check to the Central office.  You can also make a donation with check, cash, or credit card at Family Fun Night – just look for us at the PTO table! All families who make a donation by (or on) Family Fun Night will be entered to win a gift certificate to a local business!


Last Call for Spirit Wear!

This is your final call for Central School Spirit Wear for the year!  Please turn your forms into the office by the end of the day today to be included in this years order!


Central School’s Spirit Wear Sale is On!!!

Posted Aug 30, 2018 | Category: Everything Else


Order Your 2018 Spiritwear Today!

Gear up and show your Road Runner Pride! Sweatshirts, long sleeve tees, tie dye tees, dri fit style tees, cotton tees are available for order now! You may order by simply filling out and sending back the order form that was sent home with your student. You may also order online by using the

following link! Deadline for orders is Friday, Sept. 14th.






Central PTO’s 5th Biennial Silent Auction Event

Posted Aug 29, 2018 | Category: Everything Else


Central PTO’s fifth biennial silent auction event will be held on Friday, November 9th at the Riverside Golf Club.  Join us for an evening of food, drinks, great music, socializing and a lot of bidding!

In order to make this event successful, we are seeking donations from you.


Do you or someone you know have a special skill like photography, knitting, baking, sewing, floral arranging, interior design or landscape  design? Do you offer music lessons, dance lessons or salon services? Are you willing to offer your web design services or able to clean up a slow computer?  Do you have a weekend home that you would be willing to donate?  How about professional sports tickets, play tickets or museum passes? Are you willing to host an event in your home? What about simply donating a gift card from one of your favorite stores or restaurants?


No item is too small!  We will find a way to work it into a gift basket with other items.  Please consider making a donation.  If you have questions or are willing to commit to a donation, please contact Sarah Zimmerman at sarzimmerman@gmail.com or Kristen Smith at kristensmith1015@gmail.com

Back to School Social tomorrow

Posted Aug 21, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Hello ,

Hope everyone is enjoying our last weeks of summer. School will soon be back in session.  Just a friendly reminder about the Back to School Social ” Meet & Greet” Drop off your kids school supplies by tomorrow between 2-3 pm and get a free ticket for a Sno Cone courtesy of the Central PTO on behalf of your grade teacher. Hope you all can make it.

Looking forward to another great school year !

Marco A Granja

Last Call to Sign Up for Blacktop Painting!

Posted Aug 12, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

Hi Central Families,
Tomorrow is the big day! We are all excited for the painting of the blacktop. If you have not signed up for painting, you can sign up here: www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d48aead2ba46-paint Painting starts at 9 AM and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Thank you,

Jorey Reyes

Blacktop Painting Project Help Needed!

Posted Aug 1, 2018 | Category: Everything Else



Calling all Central families!

We need your help in painting the blacktop for the upcoming 2018-2019 year. Bring your friends on August 13 at 9AM to bring some color to the blacktops of Central. Any kids 4th grade and up can attend with a parent. This event is helping Jorey Reyes complete her Girl Scout Silver Award so come out and show some support.  Please sign up here to help!


Final Roadrunner Weekly of the Year!

Posted Jun 3, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on June 3, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Yearbooks are here

Yearbooks Have Arrived

Yearbooks are in! If your child has not yet received it, they will get it in class this week.  There are a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase.  Yearbooks can be purchased in the office.  They are $20 and ONLY CASH is being accepted.


Flat Gatz!

Have you ever heard of Flat Stanley?  This summer, the Central PTO invites you to take part in Flat Gatz!  Please print the picture below and taken a picture of yourself and Flat Gatz on your summer adventures!  You can then email them to us at: FlatGatz@gmail.com   We’ll display the pictures on our website and school bulletin board throughout the year! 



A sincere thank you from the PTO for all of your assistance this year.  The PTO works hard to bring quality events and programming to the Central students, and we couldn’t do it without your help.  Thank you so much!  We’ll see you next year!

Roadrunner Weekly, May 21-25: End of Year Awards, School Supplies and More!

Posted May 20, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 20, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Volunteer and Staff Person of the Year Awards Announced!

Every year, the PTO recognizes two people for their contributions to the Central community.

Our volunteer of the year is Martha Curiel.  In addition to chairing several committees, Martha volunteered at multiple PTO events throughout the year.  She regularly helped support the PTO board by sharing the knowledge she gained in her previous role as treasurer, and was always willing to pitch in whenever she was asked.  Congratulations, Martha!


This year’s Staff Person of the Year was Mrs. Marotta!   Throughout the year, the PTO hosted many events outside of normal school hours.  Mrs. Marotta was a face we often saw at these events.  She supported the PTO by volunteering to be placed in the running for our “duct tape” fundraiser and has offered to help at other events as well.  Mrs. Marotta is great about communicating PTO events and needs with her class and parents and for that, we appreciate her! Congratulations!


 Supplies for 2018-2019 School Year


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PTO Board Installation

The officers for the 2018-2019 school year was installed at our last PTO meeting. Congratulations and welcome to our newest board member, Marco Granja!



Kim Cimino /Heather Manning

Co 1st VPs

Missy Strobel /Chrissy Guastella

2nd VP

Wendy Dockter

3rd VP

Marisa Kirsch


Shannon Adams

Secretary of Communications and Outreach

Marco Granja


Tracy Bohrer


Roadrunner Weekly, May 14-18

Posted May 13, 2018 | Category: Everything Else

This information was originally posted on May 13, 2018. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Come to our Buy One Get One Book Fair on Tuesday! Central’s annual BOGO book fair is back! Our Buy One Get One Free fair is a great chance to stock up on summer reading! The fair is open for one day only, Tuesday, from 8:00am – 7:00pm.  See you at the fair!

Don’t forget! Our Annual 4th and 5th grade sock hop is this week!


Last PTO Meeting of the Year!

Join us for our last PTO meeting of the year-Thursday at 8:30 AM in the Art Room! Hope to see you there!