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

Volunteering

We Need Your Help!

Posted Sep 12, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Volunteering

We need your help!  Volunteers are needed for Family Fun Night this Friday. Please ensure this Central tradition continues by volunteering for a short time slot.  You can sign up here:  www.signupgenius.com/go/805044eadaf22a64-central1.

Thank you!





Committee Signup Form for 2015-16

Posted May 16, 2015 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on May 16, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Dear Central Parents:
We know the end of the school year has you crazed! We know the last thing you want is another sign up! BUT, DON’T MISS OUT​! This is your chance to be involved in the Central School Parent-Teacher Organization next year and make a real difference. And, we’d love to have some new PTO faces and get more people involved. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or haven’t yet served on a PTO committee, we are looking forward to getting to know you better!

Use the online application link below to fill out committees you are interested in helping with next year. Please submit the electronic form by Friday, June 1, 2015.

Submit your application online

Don’t worry, there’s something for everyone! The committees require varying time commitments, some of which are perfect for working parents or those with young children. You will find some that need assistance on one particular day or event, others that have recurring needs throughout the year. Chances are there is something perfect to fit your schedule that will allow you to become involved in your child’s school and help us strengthen our Central School community! Training is provided with pleasure.

As you might guess, some committees generate more interest than others and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. Should you not be selected for a particular committee, we will let you know as soon as possible as well as inform you of openings in other areas.

Attendance at PTO meetings is not required to be a volunteer, but it is a wonderful way to learn about new endeavors at Central, to meet fellow parents, and to spend time with the principal and superintendent. Meetings are tentatively scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Additionally, at least two evening meetings will be held during the school year for those unable to attend daytime meetings. We encourage you to attend the meetings whenever possible.

Please e-mail us with any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your continued interest and support.

Sincerely,

Aimee McNally (ace1972@mac.com)
Jennie Hepker (jhepker@prescottmed.com)
1st Vice-Presidents 2015-2016





Room Parent Form for 2015-16 School Year

Posted May 16, 2015 | Category: Volunteering

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

Dear Central Parents:

Room parents are needed for all Central School classrooms for the 2015-2016 school year. Your involvement will make a difference!

  • Lead room parent – in collaboration with the classroom teacher, organizes and plans classroom activities and parties, and coordinates classroom photos of such events for distribution to the yearbook committee. The lead room parent also coordinates teacher gifts and may communicate news from the classroom and the PTO. In addition, the lead room parent provides support to both the Library and Cultural Arts Program in several ways, which include scheduling library helpers during classroom library time, as well as coordinating and scheduling volunteers for monthly Cultural Arts classroom presentations.
  • Helper room parents – help the Lead Room Parent as needed with the responsibilities noted above and assist with classroom events, including classroom parties, the Cultural Arts Program and classroom library time. Helper room parents may provide snacks, beverages or paper products for a class party or they may assist with other projects at their convenience. (Please note that younger siblings are not allowed to participate in classroom parties, etc.)

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, room parents will be notified of their assignment. A gathering may be planned to discuss responsibilities, catch up on news, and to socialize with friends. Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are welcome to volunteer as room parents. If you are interested in participating as a Room Parent, please complete this electronic form by Friday, June 1, 2015.

Submit your application online

Warmest regards,

Aimee McNally (ace1972@mac.com)
Jennie Hepker (jhepker@prescottmed.com)
Incoming First Vice Presidents, Central PTO, 2015-2016





Looking for Volunteers to Join the PTO!

Posted Feb 16, 2015 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on February 16, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Join the PTO Executive Board!
It’s that time of year! We are looking for interested volunteers to join the PTO Board for the 2015-16 school year! Many positions are open, including both co-President roles and both First Vice President roles.

If interested, please contact any member of the nominating committee:
Tracy Boher: tjgett@yahoo.com
Lynda Murphy: lyndad1106@yahoo.com
Melissa Porter: memccart_99@yahoo.com
Heather Manning: heathermanning79@gmail.com
Marisa Kirsch: marisalynnkirsch@gmail.com

It’s up to all of us: A Call to Action​!
What will your kids remember from their Central days? Shopping for books and enjoying the Ice Cream Social? Hanging with friends at Family Fun Night? When their mom gave that talk on Pablo Picasso?

Chances are many of their memories will include activities sponsored by the PTO… but those programs can’t happen without volunteers…and some of those programs may be in jeopardy!

A rare occurrence is ahead of us for next school year–our PTO will be losing a large portion of its active volunteer base, as they move on to Hauser. This is the chance for those of you new to Central, or just new to the PTO, to step forward and not only save existing programs but also inject new ideas and fresh life into our schools. Have an idea for a new program…how to improve an existing one…just want to know how you can help? Take the first step–email Lynda Murphy at lyndad1106@yahoo.com. You won’t regret it!





5th Grade Picnic

Posted Jun 2, 2014 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on June 2, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

picnicThank you to everyone who has signed up to help. We still need a few people to be group leaders and work game stations.

In addition to your time, we are seeking donated items – especially filled water balloons (a kid favorite…you can fill a basketfull the night before and drop them off ahead of time if you can not deliver on the actual day of the picnic)!

Please click the SignUp Genius link to volunteer or donate items.
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0844AFA82BA5F94-5thgrade1/2826641

Email Patti Friend (pfriend@luc.edu)if you have questions.





5th Grade Picnic

Posted May 19, 2014 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on May 19, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

picnicBy now, you should have received the permission slip for the Fifth Grade Picnic on Wednesday, June 11. If not, please ask your child.

The picnic is a Central School tradition. It takes a lot of parents help to make it a fun and memorable event, so we encourage you to volunteer. We need parents to escort the children to and from the park, supervise games and activities, and serve refreshments. We are also seeking donated food items and other supplies.

Please click the SignUp Genius link to volunteer.

To sign up, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0844AFA82BA5F94-5thgrade1/2826641

Even if you can’t help during the picnic, we encourage all parents to come to school for the Clap Out at 2:50 p.m. Bring a tissue! Whether it’s your first time or you’re a veteran, it’s an emotional experience to watch the sendoff to junior high.

Thanks for being a part of this special day.
Patti Friend & the Picnic Planning Committee (Nancy Carey and Lisette Jameson)





Planning for Next School Year

Posted May 15, 2014 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on May 15, 2014. 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 2014-15 forms are found below:

Please submit your information electronically for both the Room Parent Letter and Committee Application by Friday, May 30.

In addition, stay posted to hear about ordering a hard copy 2014-15 school calendar. We hope to have that information for you soon!

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 2014-2015 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, 2014-2015

 





Committee Application for 2014-15 School Year

Posted May 15, 2014 | Category: Volunteering

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

Dear Central Parents:

The Central School Parent-Teacher Organization is looking forward to your help with educational and entertaining activities for all of our children at Central School!

Review the committee(s) that interest you here, and submit the electronic form by Friday, May 30, 2014.

Submit your application online

The committees require varying time commitments, some of which are perfect for working parents or those with young children. You will find some that need assistance on one particular day or event, others that have recurring needs throughout the year. Chances are there is something perfect to fit your schedule that will allow you to become involved in your child’s school and help us strengthen our Central School community! Training is provided with pleasure.

As you might guess, some committees generate more interest than others and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. Should you not be selected for a particular committee, we will let you know as soon as possible as well as inform you of openings in other areas.

Attendance at PTO meetings is not required to be a volunteer, but it is a wonderful way to learn about new endeavors at Central, to meet fellow parents, and to spend time with the principal and superintendent. Meetings are generally the 1st Friday morning of each month. Additionally, at least two evening meetings will be held during the school year for those unable to attend daytime meetings. We encourage you to attend the meetings whenever possible.

Please e-mail us with any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your continued interest and support.

Sincerely,

Paula Fudacz (lbstone128@sbcglobal.net) and
Amy Hill (amylandahl@yahoo.com)
1st Vice-Presidents 2014-2015





Room Parent Form for 2014-15 School Year

Posted May 15, 2014 | Category: Volunteering

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

Dear Central Parents,

Room parents are needed for all Central School classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year. Your involvement will make a difference!

  • Lead room parent – in collaboration with the classroom teacher, organizes and plans classroom activities, including parties and field trips, and coordinates classroom photos of such events for distribution to the yearbook committee. The lead room parent also coordinates teacher gifts and may communicate news from the classroom and the PTO. In addition, the lead room parent provides support to both the Library and Cultural Arts Program in several ways, which include scheduling Readers during classroom library time, as well as coordinating and scheduling volunteers for monthly Cultural Arts classroom presentations.
  • Helper room parents – help the Lead Room Parent as needed with the responsibilities noted above, and may also be asked to chaperone field trips and assist with classroom events, including classroom parties, the Cultural Arts Program and classroom library time. Helper room parents may provide snacks, beverages or paper products for a class party or they may assist with other projects at their convenience. (Please note that younger siblings are not allowed to participate in school field trips, classroom parties, etc.)

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, room parents will be notified of their assignment. A gathering may be planned to discuss responsibilities, catch up on news, and to socialize with friends. Moms, Dads, and Grandparents are welcome to volunteer as room parents. If you are interested in participating as a Room Parent, please complete this electronic form by Friday, May 30, 2014.

Submit your application online

Warmest regards,

Paula Fudacz (lbstone128@sbcglobal.net)
Amy Hill (amylandahl@yahoo.com)
Incoming First Vice Presidents, Central PTO, 2014-2015





Volunteers Needed for 5th Grade Architecture and Art Institute Tour

Posted Apr 22, 2014 | Category: Volunteering

This information was originally posted on April 22, 2014. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

5th Grade Parents!

On Friday May 30, our Fifth Grade students will participate in a long-standing tradition of an end-of-year field trip to the Art Institute, preceded by a loop architecture walking tour.  Both the architecture tour and the Art Institute Tour need parent volunteers.

We will need 12 docents (3 per classroom) for the architecture tour and another 12 docents (3 per classroom) for the Art Institute tour from our parent community. This allows for a better than 1:4 adult:child ratio with our teachers.

This is a fun event and we will help you get ready!  An on the ground/walking tour/ training session for the architecture docents and art institute docents will be held on May 22 and 23 (depending on schedules).

Any questions, please contact Sue Pipal (sue@blueprinttours.com).  (PS – if you have already volunteered via email – would you mind putting your name in the sign-up genius?  It helps us keep track of 24 awesome volunteers!)

www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044CAEAD2CA13-5thgrade

Thank you!

The Field Trip Committee
Mary Ellen Park, Sue Pipal, Kate Nessinger