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

Reminders

Scren Free/Earth Week is Next Week!

Posted Apr 13, 2015 | Category: Reminders

screen freeScreen Free/Earth Week 2015: April 2oth – 25th

Central School PTO is sponsoring Screen Free/Earth Week 2015, the week of April 20th – 25th.  During Screen Free Week, children and adults are encouraged to spend an entire week “unplugged” by turning off their televisions, computers, video game players, iPods, iPads and other tablets and hand-held devices for all recreational use.

We ask the parents of Central School students participating in Screen Free Week to lead their families in this effort to reduce screen time.  In doing so, you are freeing up additional time to spend with your children in other fun and creative ways.

To offer alternative activities for your children, there are many fun programs and events to be held at Central School and in Riverside, throughout the week.  In additional to a number of after-school activities scheduled at Central School, there are also offerings off-site through the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, the Riverside Public Library, Riverside Parks & Rec and the Riverside Art Center.  All offerings are open to both boys and girls.

**Please note that most activities have limited space and will require registration – signup instructions are listed within the link to SignUpGenius, below.

Review the Activity Guide and sign up online!

SIGN UP HERE: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090444A9AF2DA46-screen

Also, please fill out a Raffle Ticket for each day that you are “screen-free!”  Raffle prizes include Central School Spirit Wear and Gift Certificates for tasty treats from some of your favorite local shops!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Monday, April 20 @ 2:30: ProBike Show featuring Matt Wilhelm  at the Swim Club Parking Lot

We will be kicking off Screen Free Week with a exhibition by Matt Wilhelm, an award-winning BMX bike stunt performer, who will perform amazing stunts while speaking about bike safety, bullying, perseverance and character.  He has performed for Central students in the past and it was a big hit!  Please note that we will not provide chaperones to escort the children to and from the Swim Club and there will be no organized adult supervision provided.  Therefore, we encourage parents to bring their children for this awesome event!  Adults can use their own discretion with older students.

Wednesday, April 22 @ 3:30:  “Journey From The Heart”  at the Riverside Public Library

Come celebrate the true meaning of Earth Day: presenter Dennis Page will guide us in an exhibition about native North American cultures and traditions.  Participate in flute playing, circle dances, animal impressions, stories, songs, drumming and sharing of the Medicine bag and be into the humor and ancient wisdom of the First Nations.  Co-sponsored with the Riverside Library. This is appropriate for all ages and is great family activity.  No registration is necessary.  There will be no chaperones escorting children to the library for this presentation.

Questions?  Contact Dana Tomas at danactomas@hotmail.com              





Nike Reuse a Shoe Collection starts Monday!

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

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!





Plunge into Fitness Deadline is 4/13

Posted Apr 6, 2015 | Category: Reminders

Raging Waves logoDon’t forget that in order for your child to earn a FREE day pass to Raging Waves Water Park they must turn in their fitness log no later than Monday, April 13.

Download the fitness log here. Copies of the log are also available in the office.

E-mail Tina Ritzler with any questions at tina.ritzler@gmail.com





PTO Meeting – Friday, 4/10 at 8:45 am

Posted Apr 6, 2015 | Category: Reminders

Central-PTOPlease join us for our April PTO meeting this Friday, April 10 at 8:45 am. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room at Central.  Coffee and babysitting is provided.





PTO Meeting this Friday, 3/6

Posted Mar 3, 2015 | Category: Reminders

Central-PTOPlease join us for our March PTO meeting!  The meeting will be held in the conference room across from the school office at 8:45 am on Friday, March 6th. Babysitting will be provided.

Also, the next Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30 pm in the Hauser Library.





Adult Social is this Friday 3/6!

Posted Mar 3, 2015 | Category: Reminders

Join us for our 2nd Annual PTO Adult Winter Social!
Please join us on Friday, March 6th at Marlins to KICK THE WINTER DOLDRUMS!
*This is not a fundraiser! Just an opportunity to hang out with other Central parents!*

WHERE: Marlins Bar and Grill (7236 39th St. in Lyons)
WHEN: Friday, March 6th
TIME: 7:30-9:30pm
WHO: All Central Parents and Central Staff
COST: $20 per person for open bar and delicious apps

Pay at the door, but please RSVP at the link below so we can let Marlins know how many people to expect:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4DABAD23A64-ptoadult





RSVP to the Winter Social

Posted Feb 23, 2015 | Category: Reminders

Join us for our 2nd Annual PTO Adult Winter Social!
Please join us on Friday, March 6th (not 2/27 as stated in the calendar) at Marlins to KICK THE WINTER DOLDRUMS!
*This is not a fundraiser! Just an opportunity to hang out with other Central parents!*

WHERE: Marlins Bar and Grill (7236 39th St. in Lyons)
WHEN: Friday, March 6th
TIME: 7:30-9:30pm
WHO: All Central Parents and Central Staff
COST: $20 per person for open bar and delicious apps

Pay at the door, but please RSVP at the link below so we can let Marlins know how many people to expect:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C4DABAD23A64-ptoadult





Chicago Steel Game – Today 2/22 at 3:30 pm

Posted Feb 21, 2015 | Category: Fundraising, Reminders

Don’t have any plans for this afternoon? Why not go see a Steel game!! 

Central School - February 22nd PTO-0





Last Call for Chicago Steel Ticket Orders

Posted Feb 16, 2015 | Category: Fundraising, Reminders

Central School - February 22nd PTO-0Last Chance to get your Chicago Steel tickets!

Ticket sales have been extended until February 19th! 

Join us for a FUN outing at a Chicago Steel game on February 22nd!  Two ticket options are available.  Details are in the attached flyer.  Forms need to be filled out and returned with payment to the PTO mailbox in the Central office.

Chicago Steel Flyer





Read to Succeed Logs Due Friday 2/20

Posted Feb 16, 2015 | Category: Reminders

Read-to-Succeed--250x335Would you like a FREE ticket to Six Flags Great America?

Just a reminder that all Read to Succeed logs need to be turned in to your child’s teacher on or before Friday, February 20th, no exceptions.  

 If you have any questions you can contact Paula Fudacz at lbstone128@sbcglobal.net