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

Reminders

Screen Free Week is Next Week!

Posted Apr 17, 2014 | Category: Everything Else, Reminders
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screen freeScreen Free Week 2014: April 21st – 26th

Central School PTO is sponsoring Screen Free Week 2014, the week of April 21st – 26th.  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/409054DA5AD28AA8-screen2

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!

Questions?  Contact Ann Marie Dixon: amdixon08@gmail.com

 





Cultural Heritage Festival is TONIGHT! Here are the Details…

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





PTO Meeting Friday, April 11 at 8:45 am

Posted Apr 8, 2014 | Category: Everything Else, Reminders
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Central-PTOPlease join us for our April PTO meeting this Friday, April 11 at 8:45 am. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room at Central.  The elections for next year’s PTO officers will take place!

Coffee and babysitting is provided.

Our superintendent, Dr. Sharma-Lewis will be joining us this month!

The next Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, April 15 in the Hauser LRC at 7:30 pm.





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

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





Plunge Into Fitness Deadline is April 14

Posted Mar 31, 2014 | Category: Reminders, Wellness
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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 14.

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





5th Grade Games Night – Permission Slip Due by April 2

Posted Mar 31, 2014 | Category: District 96, Reminders
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5thgradelogoHauser Class of 2017
5th Grade Games Night

On Our Way to Hauserland…

Friday, April 11th, 2014, 5:45-8:45 pm

5th Graders! You are invited to a fun night of games and getting to know each other and your new school!

Please turn in the permission slip to school by Wednesday, April 2nd. You must have a signed permission slip to participate!

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

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





D96 Guest Speaker TONIGHT at 7:00 pm

Posted Mar 30, 2014 | Category: District 96, Reminders
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reminder courtesy of teacher's grill in greeceDon’t forget…join us for a District 96 sponsored speaker TONIGHT (Monday, March 31) at 7pm in the Hauser Auditorium!

We welcome America’s Calm Coach Kirk Martin and his son, Casey, for a talk titled “Stop Defiance & Disrespect: Eliminate Power Struggles & Sibling Fights.”

D96 District Speaker 2014

 





March Madness Spirit Day on Wednesday 3/12

Posted Mar 10, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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BasketballShow some school spirit and wear your favorite college gear for the March Madness Spirit Day on Wednesday, March 12.

No college gear?  Any jersey from your favorite sports team will do the trick!  Or, wear Red & White to show your Central pride!





PTO Meeting Friday, March 14 at 8:45am

Posted Mar 10, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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Central-PTOPlease join us for our March PTO meeting this Friday, March 14 at 8:45 am. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room at Central.

The nominations for next year’s PTO officers will take place!  Coffee and babysitting is provided.