Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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Original Works/ Last Call for Scientists!

Posted Oct 18, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Original Works takes a work of art created by your child in art class and turns it into products you and your family can enjoy for years to come.  There are so many fun items from which to choose:  magnets, note cards, aprons, mugs, shirts, tote bags, and so much more.  Your child will bring home their image and an order form so that you can purchase gifts of original art for the Winter Holidays! In addition to the artwork they did in art class this week, your child will be bringing home an order form and price sheet from Original Works.  If you’d like to place an order, please fill out the form and include payment along with the artwork. Place these three items back into the plastic bag or a folder and return the school office by November 8th, attention Julie Novak.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie at: blythe408@aol.com

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Last call for scientists! Time is running out to register your child for Central’s Science Fair!

Science Fair Cheat Sheet

  • Register your child online by October 20th at goo.gl/forms/xjnNkh7RabUAnNFU2
  • If they don’t quite know their experiment yet, you can still register them and enter “Scientist Still Thinking” as your title.
  • Mrs. Royer and Mrs. Schrier have lots of ideas for experiments, so if you still can’t think of something, just send us an email and we can help! jhepker@prescottmed.com and rachelschrier@hotmail.com
  • Once you have a project confirmed, your title can be emailed to Jennie Royer (jhepker@prescottmed.com) by November 1st and still be included in the program.
  • You can work alone or with a partner.  No groups of 3 or above.
  • You get a free display board!
  • The fair is being held on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8pm.

 

Final note from the committee: This is a special event at Central School and an exciting opportunity for your students.  We realize it’s a busy time, but the experiment itself need not take more than an hour (and might even take less!)…and it’s a great way to merge fun and learning.  AND, this is 4th and 5thgrade classes last chance to do the Science Fair since it’s an every other year event.  Experiments can be as simple as “What’s the most common color of Skittles candy?” or “Does my dog like beef food or chicken food better?”  It’s mainly about learning to use the scientific method and encouraging curiosity in our youngsters!  Get to the fair!

 

You can download the Science Fair guide here: drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ShsU-N67FnRVJjZlo4VlB5aXBpNUJBUE1NdFJmTHc5bTVZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Parent volunteers are also needed for the fair!  Please sign up here:www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-central2

See you at the fair!





Science Fair

Posted Oct 16, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

This is the last week to register for Central’s Science Fair!

Science Fair Cheat Sheet

  • Register your child online by October 20th at goo.gl/forms/xjnNkh7RabUAnNFU2
  • If they don’t quite know their experiment yet, you can still register them and enter “Scientist Still Thinking” as your title.
  • Mrs. Royer and Mrs. Schrier have lots of ideas for experiments, so if you still can’t think of something, just send us an email and we can help! jhepker@prescottmed.com and rachelschrier@hotmail.com
  • Once you have a project confirmed, your title can be emailed to Jennie Royer (jhepker@prescottmed.com) by November 1st and still be included in the program.
  • You can work alone or with a partner.  No groups of 3 or above.
  • You get a free display board!
  • The fair is being held on Tuesday, November 7th from 6-8pm.

 

Final note from the committee: This is a special event at Central School and an exciting opportunity for your students.  We realize it’s a busy time, but the experiment itself need not take more than an hour (and might even take less!)…and it’s a great way to merge fun and learning.  AND, this is 4th and 5thgrade classes last chance to do the Science Fair since it’s an every other year event.  Experiments can be as simple as “What’s the most common color of Skittles candy?” or “Does my dog like beef food or chicken food better?”  It’s mainly about learning to use the scientific method and encouraging curiosity in our youngsters!  Get to the fair!

 

You can download the Science Fair guide here: drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ShsU-N67FnRVJjZlo4VlB5aXBpNUJBUE1NdFJmTHc5bTVZ/view?usp=sharing

 

Parent volunteers are also needed for the fair!  Please sign up here:www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-central2

See you at the fair!





Roadrunner Weekly October 2-6, 2017

Posted Oct 1, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

This week at Central:

 

 

HIKE AND BIKE WEEK

Welcome to Central School’s Hike + Bike Week — let’s get out there and be a healthy and active community!

Students who walk or bike 4 days this week can enter a special raffle to win an escort from a Riverside Police Officer on their bike ride to school! PLEASE NOTE: THE FLYER SENT HOME CONTAINED A RAFFLE TICKET FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.   THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY!  HAVE YOUR CHILD WALK OR RIDE EACH DAY SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!

Also, Tuesday right after school, we’ll be hosting a bike and helmet safety check by the bike racks alongside Riverside PD. Meet at the bike racks and you might even get a special treat!

 

CHARLESTON WRAP SALES ARE ENDING SOON! 
You can place your orders here: charlestonwrapstore.com
 
NO HASSLE FUNDRISER

THANK YOU to all of you who have already made a generous donation to this year’s No Hassle Fundraiser. We’ve pulled in almost $6K and that will go a long way toward funding field trips, cultural arts education, science education and more.

We are still a ways from meeting our goal of $10K but we know that we can get there!!

By reaching our goal, we can help our teachers fund special projects that directly support the learning environment for OUR kids!

So if you have been waiting for the right moment, NOW is the time!!

DONATE TODAY!

Drop a check in the office or donate on our website! http://www.centralptonews.org

(best on a computer – not a phone) and click the donate button on the right side of the page.

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE WINNERS
And now…the announcement of our No Hassle Fundraiser raffle winners!
~ Chew Chew Gift Certificate – Shilee & Kyle Nyenhuis~ La Barra Gift Card – Noelle & Rudiger Bajohr~ Mollie’s Gift Certificate – Jenniece Thompson & Kevin Clauson

~ Counter Coffee – Amy & Donovan Mooney

~ Team Blonde – Gina & Matthew Johnson

You can pick up your prizes in the Central Office!

 

 

NO SCHOOL!

Don’t forget: No school on 10/6 (Teacher Institute) and 10/9 (Columbus Day).  Enjoy your long weekend!

 





Hike and Bike Week is Next Week!

Posted Sep 29, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

October 02 – 06 is our annual Hike and Bike Week and what a gorgeous week it is going to be! (Way better than the rainy week we had last year!). So get your kids walking and biking to school. For every day that they do, they can enter to win prizes in our Hike and Bike raffle.

A grand prize winner, who rides or walks every single day, will get a police escort to school!
PLUS, on Tuesday after school, kids can come by the bike racks and get their helmets and bikes checked for safety. They might even go home with a goody bag from Riverside PD!




Roadrunner Weekly September 25, 2017

Posted Sep 24, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Fundraising

A quick reminder that two of our biggest fundraisers are currently taking place.  You can shop for cool wrapping paper, new housewares and tasty treats on Charleston Wrap.  Click here to shop, and feel free to share the link with family and friends!

 

Wrapping paper not your thing?  We are still taking donations for the No Hassle Fund! Help us raise funds for programming and activities for Central Students! 

 

Be on the lookout for news regarding some fun events we have planned for Central families!





Spirit Day is Tomorrow!

Posted Sep 20, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

 

A quick reminder that our first spirit day of the school year is Friday, September 22!  Come dressed in spirit wear or your red, white and black to show your Central Pride!





Family Fun Night Was a Hit!

Posted Sep 17, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Family Fun Night was a hit!

Thanks to the Central families who came out to support Family Fun Night.  The inflatables and games were a hit, and we had perfect weather for our staff to be dunked and drenched!   We were so happy to see so many families there and were grateful to the staff who attended as well.

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to all of our volunteers, but especially our Family Fun Night committee, who worked so hard to put on this special event:

Aimee McNally

Melissa Porter

Marisa Kirsch

Julie Novak

Sara Baker

Kathleen O’Bryan

Andrea Hall

 

NO HASSLE FUND

To donate, fill out the form coming home with your children or grab one from the office and leave it with a check or cash. Or make it even easier by going online at the PTO website www.centralPTOnews.org and click the DONATE button on the right side of the page!
Thanks to everyone who has already made a generous donation!




We Need Your Help!

Posted Sep 12, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Volunteering

We need your help!  Volunteers are needed for Family Fun Night this Friday. Please ensure this Central tradition continues by volunteering for a short time slot.  You can sign up here:  www.signupgenius.com/go/805044eadaf22a64-central1.

Thank you!





Family Fun Night is This Friday!

Posted Sep 10, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

This Friday is Family Fun Night!   Join us from 5:30-7:30 PM behind Central for a night of inflatables, games, food and fun! See the flyer below for information about ordering pizza (deadline is Tuesday!)  You won’t want to miss this event! FFN 17





Spirit Wear, Family Fun Night and More

Posted Sep 4, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Reminders

This is the final week to order Spirit Wear.  If you haven’t looked at this year’s selection, be sure to check it out!  We have some awesome new products!  An order form has been sent home with your student, but you can also order online at: centralschool17.itemorder.com/sale

 

Family Fun Night is coming up! 

Family Fun Night is September 15 from 5:30-7:30 behind the school.  There will be an inflatable obstacle course, games and prizes and the infamous dunk tank!  This is one of our most fun events of the whole year and you won’t want to miss it!  Click the flyer for more info:  FFN 17  You can order whole pizzas from our Cheddar Up page here: my.cheddarup.com/c/family-fun-night-pizza-order-2017.

 

Did you know that you’re a member of the PTO? All parents and guardians of Central students are Central PTO members.  Mark your calendars for the first meeting of the year: Tuesday, September 19 at 8:30 AM in the music room.  All are welcome!