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

Reminders

Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

Posted May 21, 2014 | Category: Community, Reminders
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This information was originally posted on May 21, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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If your scout would like to participate in the annual Memorial Day Flag Ceremony on Friday, May 23rd, please have them wear their uniform to school. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 am.

All scouts should check in with their teachers as usual and they will then be sent outside before the 8:30 am start to get assembled by the playground.

Any fifth grade scouts that would like to be a part of the color guard must contact Chris at chris@pacourek.com.

Parents are welcome to attend the short outdoor ceremony.





Spirit Day on Wednesday, May 14 – BEACH DAY!

Posted May 12, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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This information was originally posted on May 12, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

beachWednesday, May 14th is the last Spirit Day of the year!  It’s BEACH DAY!

If your child wears flip flops, please make sure that they bring gym shoes for PE.

Don’t want to go to Central Beach? No problem…wear your Central Spirit Wear!

 





It is Time to Register for the 2014-15 School Year

Posted May 7, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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This information was originally posted on May 7, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Registration for the 2014-15 school year is happening now!

If you are currently a student in District 96, you still need to register!

Spread the word to neighbors and any new families in the district.  Early registration allows the district to more effectively plan for the next school year.

You can find the registration information here:

www.district96.org/central/news/2014-15-registration-begins-5514/





PTO Meeting Friday, May 9 at 8:45 am

Posted May 7, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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Central-PTOPlease join us for our final PTO meeting of the 2013-14 school year this Friday, May 9 at 8:45 am. The meeting will be held in the first floor conference room at Central.  The installation of next year’s PTO officers will take place!

Coffee and babysitting is provided.

The next Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, May 20 in the Hauser LRC at 7:30 pm.





Weekly Reminders: May 5-9

Posted May 4, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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This information was originally posted on May 4, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

If you can believe it, we are nearing the end of the year! Here are a few weekly reminders:

  • This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Students can arrive a few minutes early on Monday to sign their teachers doors! Don’t forget a pen or pencil! Check out all of the details here:

www.centralptonews.org/2014/04/29/teacher-and-staff-appreciation-week-may-5-10-and-the-award-goes-to/

  • Brick Pavers are on sale now! Don’t forget to purchase your piece of Central history!

www.centralptonews.org/2014/04/22/brick-pavers-on-sale-now/

  • Don’t forget to donate your old shoes to the Nike Reuse a Shoe Drive! Keep your shoes out of the landfill and give them a new life!

www.centralptonews.org/2014/04/21/we-want-you-well-your-old-gyms-shoes/

  • Thank you to all who participated in Screen Free Week!

The raffle winners for $5 Aunt Diana Gift Certificates:  Kailyn Novak, Kennedy Holakovsky, Jonah Brenneman, Lincoln Randall, Vincent Dockendorf, Liam Butler, A.J. Smith, Wyatt Murphy, Maggie Durkin, Kendall Richards, Joe Durkin,  Luke O’Brien, Josie Randall, Julia Bageanis, Nick Schook, Jake Shevitz, Tess Bruno, Paige Deason, Emily Xu, and Kate Johnson.

The bonus raffle winners for Central School Spirit Wear: Kate O’Brien, Anthony Grossi, Danny Gentile, Rylan Bruno, Sadie Brenneman, Veronica Hunt, Patrick Durkin, Ben O’Brien, Neil Kinnan, Sophie Bruno, Ryan Novak and Ben O’Bryan.

  • Do you love science? We need you! The Science in a Can program is being rejuvenated for next year. Please join us on Thursday, May 29th at 7pm (Jennie Royer’s house, 187 Olmsted) as we brainstorm some new ideas (including some in-class experiments!). The more minds, the better! Looking forward to seeing you there!! Questions? Feel free to email Jennie at jhepker@prescottmed.com.




Keep Screen Free Week Alive this Weekend!

Posted Apr 24, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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This information was originally posted on April 24, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

screen freeKeep Screen Free Week alive this weekend by participating in one or both of the following family-friendly Saturday activities:

  • Frederick Law Olmsted Society Landscape Workday, Saturday, April 26th  from 9 am to noon at Swan Pond (near the old Fairbank Dam)
  • Riverside Parks & Recreation Kite Fly Event, Saturday, April 26th from 1-2:30 pm at Big Ball Park

Additional details for each of these events can be found in the Screen Free Week Activity Guide.

Please remember to have your children turn in their raffle tickets to their teachers for each day that they succeeded in being Screen Free!  All tickets must be turned in by Tuesday, April 29th, to be eligible for prizes.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 30th.  Thank you for participating in Screen Free Week!





Spring Open House is Thursday!

Posted Apr 22, 2014 | Category: Reminders
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open_house.bellCome and see what your student has been working on all year!

Spring Open House is this Thursday, April 24th at 7 pm.





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.