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

Reminders

Get Organized for the 2015-16 School Year

Posted May 26, 2015 | Category: Reminders

This information was originally posted on May 26, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

It is time to get ready for for the 2015-16 School Year before summer starts!

Register for the 2015-16 School Year:
www.centralptonews.org/2015/05/14/register-for-the-2015-16-school-year/

Sign up for a PTO Committe:
www.centralptonews.org/2015/05/16/committee-signup-form-for-2015-16/

Sign up to be a Room Parent:
www.centralptonews.org/2015/05/16/room-parent-form-for-2015-16-school-year/

Order a hard copy 2015-16 Calendar:
www.centralptonews.org/2015/05/16/calendar-order-form-for-2015-16-school-year/

Order School Supplies:
www.centralptonews.org/2015/04/25/2015-2016-school-supply-order/





PTO Meeting Friday, May 8 at 8:45 am

Posted May 2, 2015 | Category: Reminders

This information was originally posted on May 2, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Central-PTOPlease join us for our final PTO meeting of the 2014-15 school year this Friday, May 8 at 8:45 am.  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 19 in the Hauser LRC at 7:30 pm.





Turn in Screen Free Raffle Tickets!

Posted Apr 25, 2015 | Category: Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 25, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

screen freeDid your students participate in Screen Free Week?

If yes, make sure they turn in a raffle ticket for each day that they were screen free! They will be entered to win fun prizes!

Screen Free Raffle Tickets 2015





EARTH DAY IS TODAY – PACK A TRASH-FREE SCHOOL LUNCH

Posted Apr 21, 2015 | Category: Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 21, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Earth Day 2015 is this Wednesday, April 22nd! To show respect for the Earth, and concern for our environment, pack your child a trash-free lunch.

How do you do it? Pack all food and drink in containers that your child brings home to be washed and used again. Even better, make sure to include metal forks and spoons and cloth napkins from home.

This kid-made video explains how to provide your child with a trash-free lunch:

If you find that you need some more reusable containers and water bottles, visit the MightyNest website and shop for a wide variety of quality reusable snack bags, insulated containers, lunch bags, reusable drinks bottles, and much more. From every purchase you make at MightyNest, 15% goes to Central Elementary (if you choose Central during the checkout process). mightynest.com/

Don’t include in the lunch any foods packaged in single-use, disposable packaging. So stay away from foods that are pre-packaged in single-use, disposable containers, including juice boxes, plastic water bottles, commercially packaged sandwiches and snack foods. And don’t put lunch items in plastic sandwich bags or plastic wrap.

There are at least 3 strong environmental reasons to stay away from such disposable and single-use packaged products:

1) it’s production use natural resources such as wood and petroleum;
2) this packaging is not recycled but is thrown in the trash and buried;
3) if the packaging doesn’t make it into a trash can, it can become part of the litter problem, making Riverside ugly and hurting animals when they eat it (have you noticed the snack wrappers scattered on Central’s lawn?)

So, pack a trash-free lunch this Earth Day, and then keeping doing it Every Day!





Screen Free/Earth Week Reminders

Posted Apr 18, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 18, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

screen freeScreen Free/Earth Week starts now!
April 20th-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.

Get all of the details here:
www.centralptonews.org/2015/04/13/scren-freeearth-week-is-next-week/

Make sure your child fills out a Raffle Ticket for each day that they are “screen-free!”  Raffle prizes include Central School Spirit Wear and Gift Certificates for tasty treats from some of your favorite local shops!

HIGHLIGHTS:

matt wilhelmMonday, 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.

 Nike ReUse a ShoeNIKE REUSE A SHOE COLLECTION – Continues All Week!

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.

 

Questions?  Contact Dana Tomas at danactomas@hotmail.com              





Scren Free/Earth Week is Next Week!

Posted Apr 13, 2015 | Category: Reminders

This information was originally posted on April 13, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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

This information was originally posted on April 12, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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

This information was originally posted on April 6, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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

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

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

This information was originally posted on March 3, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

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.