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

Executive Board

Central School PTO Board Nominations Happening Now

Posted Feb 18, 2014 | Category: Executive Board

This information was originally posted on February 18, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Central-PTOWe are looking for anyone interested in joining the PTO Board for the 2014-15 school year!  Many positions are open, including co-President.

If interested, please contact any member of the nominating committee:

Amy Hill: amylandahl@yahoo.com or Sue Pipal: spipal@sbcglobal.net

 





Welcome to Central from the PTO!

Posted Aug 20, 2013 | Category: Executive Board

This information was originally posted on August 20, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Central-PTODear Central Community,

On behalf of the PTO, welcome to the 2013-14 school year at Central School! It is always a thrilling time to see all the familiar faces around the school and to welcome the new ones. Most notably, we are excited to welcome our new principal, Mr. Pete Gatz!

The PTO is delighted to offer another year of wonderful programming for our Central students! Not only are we continuing great programs like Family Fun Night and the Book Fair, but we are also welcoming back our Science Fair and our Cultural Heritage Festival this year. It should prove to be a wonderful school year!

Get Involved!

We have a lot of ways for you to get involved with the Central community.  You can volunteer to help in your child’s classroom, you can help out in the school library, or you can serve on one of our many PTO committees!   If you want to get involved at school, no matter what your schedule looks like, we have a way for you to do it!

As a parent of a Central child, you are automatically part of the PTO; there are no membership dues and every voice is heard equally.  Our first PTO meeting of the year is on Friday, September 13 @ 8:45 am in the Library.  Come and grab a cup a coffee and hear what we have planned for this year and how you can participate.  You can find a complete list of meeting dates in the calendar on our website and on the District Calendar on the District 96 website.

Get connected and stay informed!

We want to make sure you get all the information you need! Most Central School and PTO communications are disseminated via electronic mail.  If you aren’t already signed up to receive these informative emails, we urge you to sign up:

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime!  We are looking forward to another wonderful year at Central!

Lynda Murphy (pres-lynda@centralptonews.org)
Jessica Niekrasz (pres-jessica@centralptonews.org)
Central PTO Co-Presidents 
 




Room Parent and Committee Applications & Calendar Forms for 2013-14

Posted Apr 17, 2013 | Category: Executive Board, Volunteering

This information was originally posted on April 17, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Dear Central Parents,

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of another fantastic school year! The weather has finally warmed up and the summer is fast approaching. And, for the PTO, that means we have to start planning for next year!

There are so many ways for parents to be involved in the school. And, we would love to have as much participation as possible! Getting involved is a great way to get to know our fabulous teachers and staff and connect with other Central parents and their children.

If you are interested in being a room parent or helping with a PTO committee, the forms are now available for completion. In continuing our efforts to be green, the Committee Application and Room Parent Application will again be completed electronically. We want to make volunteering in our school as easy as possible!

The following 2013-14 forms are found below:

Please submit your information electronically for both the Room Parent Letter and Committee Application by Friday, May 3.

In addition, if you would like to order a hard copy 2013-14 school calendar, please follow the directions below:

  • District 96 Calendar Order Form (2013-14 Calendar Order Form) – Print out and return the completed form with payment to the PTO mailbox by Monday, May 6 (the calendar is accessible online at no charge);

Get Connected, Stay Informed, and Get Involved!

We want to make sure you get all the information you need! All Central School and PTO communications are disseminated via electronic mail.  If you aren’t already signed up to receive these informative emails, we urge you to sign up:

We look forward to serving as PTO Co-Presidents for the 2013-2014 school year.  It is certain to be another amazing year at Central!

Lynda Murphy (Pres-lynda@centralptonews.org)
Jessica Niekrasz (Pres-jessica@centralptonews.org)
Incoming Co-Presidents, Central PTO, 2013-2014

 





March 2013 PTO Minutes

Posted Apr 16, 2013 | Category: Executive Board

This information was originally posted on April 16, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

blackboard meeting minutesDidn’t make our March PTO Meeting?  You can find the approved March 8, 2013 PTO Minutes here





PTO Meeting this Friday 4/12 at 8:30 am

Posted Apr 9, 2013 | Category: Executive Board, Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 9, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Central LogoPlease join us for the Friday, 4/12 PTO Meeting being held at 8:30 am in the Central Library.

Coffee and free babysitting will be provided! You can review the agenda for the meeting here.

Agenda PTO Meeting-12april2013





Reminder: Please take the Central PTO Survey

Posted Feb 26, 2013 | Category: Executive Board

This information was originally posted on February 26, 2013. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

reminderHelp us figure out what works and what doesn’t work for Central’s parents.   We are already starting to think about plans for the 2013-14 school year and would like to hear from you!  Please take a few minutes to respond to this PTO survey.  Your feedback is very important to us.

www.surveymonkey.com/s/CentralPTO





Welcome back to a new and improved Central!

Posted Sep 4, 2012 | Category: Executive Board

This information was originally posted on September 4, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Dear Central Community,

How wonderful that Central is ready for us considering the tremendous amount of work that was done this summer.!  The 2012-13 school year promises to be a great one and we want to remind you that there are many ways to get involved with your child’s school!

Get connected and stay informed!
The most important thing that you can do right now is ensure that you are signed up for feedblitz, ebackpack and our Facebook page.  There are three major ways you receive information, all which are paperless.  The first is through E-Backpack sent from Dr. Limperis every Wednesday.  E-Backpack announcements include school-related information and important dates.  To receive weekly E-Backpack e-mails, you must subscribe by going to www.district96.org/central, where there is a sign up option located on the right column.   To find out about what is happening with the PTO, go to www.centralptonews.org and subscribe to the weekly announcements.  The third communication option is through the Central PTO Facebook page.  If you are subscribed to Facebook, we encourage you to “like” us at www.facebook.com/CentralElementaryPTO.  You also may receive e-mails from your child’s Lead Room Parent, but keep in mind that all communication will be via electronic mail.  You can always check out these websites and Facebook page to see past announcements, but these are the main ways to stay informed as we continue our commitment to being as “green” as possible.

Get Involved

We have lots of ways for you to get involved with the Central community.  You can read to your child’s class during library, volunteer to help during a classroom party, or serve on one of our more than 50 committees!  The event this year that will require the most parent volunteers is our Auction being held on Friday, November 9th.  Please consider volunteering in planning the event, during the actual event or by making a donation to ensure that it is a success.  If you want to get involved at school, we have a way for you to do it!  We have opportunities available for parents that are only available during the evenings as well as those who have daytime flexibility with their schedule. PTO meetings are held the 2nd Friday of each month at 9am in the Central library with a few exceptions such as evening meetings.  You can find a complete list of meeting dates in the District Calendar which can be found on the District 96 website.  You also can purchase a hard copy from the PTO. As a parent of a Central child, you are automatically part of the PTO; there are no membership dues and every voice is heard equally.  Our first PTO meeting is on Friday, September 14 @ 9 am in the Library.  Come and grab a cup a coffee and hear what we have planned for this year and how you can participate.

What are we doing?

You are probably wondering where the money from our few fundraising events goes.  We will continue to raise money for the hugely popular Artist in Residence program.  The Muntu African Dance Troupe was a great success with both the children and teachers and we are already investigating who will come to work with the children in the future.  We also have our annual Fall Family Fun Night and ice skating and roller skating parties back by popular demand.  We will welcome back professional BMX bike rider, Matt Wilhelm, who will do an anti-bullying presentation for the children…a message that we cannot share enough with our kids.  These are just a few of the events coming up!  You will receive feedblitz communication about the long list of events throughout the year.

As we start another wonderful year at Central, we ask that you consider donating through one or more of our fundraisers or volunteer your time.  We offer several ways for you to donate, volunteer and/or participate and we are so grateful for your participation.  Attached you will find a list of our fundraisers and their timelines.  You will receive regular feedblitz communications as well as postings on Facebook about how you can volunteer your time.  We are looking forward to welcoming those who are new to Central and welcoming back those who are returning.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

Regards,

Amy Jacksic (pres-amy@centralptonews.org) and Lynda Murphy (pres-lynda@centralptonews.org)

Central PTO Co-Presidents

 

 





Room Parent and Committee Applications & Calendar Forms for 2012-13

Posted Apr 19, 2012 | Category: Executive Board, Volunteering

This information was originally posted on April 19, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Dear Central Parents,

What a wonderful year we have had!  Now is the time to start thinking about the next school year.  The 2012-13 PTO forms are now available for completion.  We have some great news!  As we continue to be as green as possible, we now have the ability to complete both the Committee Application and Room Parent Application electronically.  No more figuring out how to get the completed documents back to school.  We want to make volunteering in our school as easy as possible!  The following 2012-13 forms are found below:

  • Room Parent Letter (describes how you can help in your child’s classroom) and Committee Application (lists and describes each of our PTO committees) – submit your information electronically for both the Room Parent Letter and Committee Application by Friday, May 4.
  • District 96 Calendar Order Form (PDF or DOC) – Print out and return the completed form with payment to the PTO mailbox by Friday, May 4 (the calendar is accessible online at no charge);
  • Fundraising programs flyer (PDF or DOC) – lists and describes Fundraisers sponsored by the PTO including our upcoming Auction on November 9.

We continue to encourage you to:

Get Connected, Stay Informed, and Get Involved!

All communications from the school and the PTO are via electronic mail, and information is disseminated in two major ways. The first is through E-Backpack sent from Principal Dr. Limperis every Wednesday. To receive weekly E-Backpack e-mails, you must subscribe by going to www.district96.org/central, where there is a sign up option located on the right hand column. Second, if you would like to keep apprised of upcoming PTO events and programs, subscribe to weekly “feedblitz” announcements at feedblitz.com.  If you are a Facebook user, we encourage you to join the discussion on our Central Facebook page by liking us at www.facebook.com/CentralElementaryPTO.

We have so many ways for our Central families to get involved.  Take a look through our long list of committees and there is sure to be something that will be of interest.  We have lots of opportunities for parents who work outside of the home to get involved in addition to those who have more flexibility with their schedules.  Getting involved is a great way to get to know our fabulous teachers and staff as well as other Central parents and their children.

Last, but very important are our Fundraisers.  The money that we raise through our Fundraisers allows us to put on events like the Science Fair, Cultural Heritage Festival, Artist-in-Residence, Science in a Can and Family Fun Night!  The attached document gives an overview of our planned 2012-2013 fundraisers… our largest being the Auction on November 9!

We look forward to serving as PTO Co-Presidents for the 2012-2013 school year.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have something to share.

 

Regards,

 

Amy Jacksic (Pres-amy@centralptonews.org)
Lynda Carey Murphy (Pres-lynda@centralptonews.org)
Incoming Co-Presidents, Central PTO, 2012-2013

 

 





March 9 PTO Minutes have been posted

Posted Apr 17, 2012 | Category: Executive Board

This information was originally posted on April 17, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Did you miss our PTO meeting on March 9, 2012?  Check out the approved minutes to see what we discussed!

www.centralptonews.org/archived-minutes/





Coming Soon – Electronic Version of the 2012-13 Committee Application & Room Parent Volunteer Forms

Posted Apr 11, 2012 | Category: Everything Else, Executive Board

This information was originally posted on April 11, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Coming your way soon, a new and improved way to complete the 2012-13 Committee Applications and Room Parent volunteer forms.  You won’t have to print, complete by hand, or deliver the forms to the PTO Mailbox. You will be able to electronically complete and submit the forms from your computer. It’s that simple!

Stay tuned for more information!

Tracy Sloan (firstvp-tracy@centralptonews.org) & Erin Durkin (firstvp-erin@centralptonews.org)