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

Room parent and committee sign ups for next year…

Posted Apr 27, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

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Want to be a Room Parent Next Year?  Help with a Committee on the PTO?  Then, You’ll Need to Click This Link!

PTO Volunteer positions (Room Parents and Committee roles) are filled through a Sign Up Genius.  Don’t miss out! Just click the link below and make it happen!  The PTO needs you–if PTO programs do not have chair positions filled, then they will not happen…and nobody wants that.  If you are already a chair and would like to help again next year, we need you to also sign up using this link. Please just take a moment and sign up for a slot or two (or more!).    We will make sure fun is had by all!!

www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-central1


Teacher Appreciation Week next week!

Posted Apr 27, 2017 | Category: Everything Else, Teacher Appreciation

                                                                 Central Teachers & Staff are

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Next week, May 1st-5th is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Down below are a few ways your children can help show appreciation to their amazing teachers!

 

 

 Monday

Door Signing -Leave messages on the doors of your favorite teachers and staff members.  Students will be allowed in the school at 8:00 AM to sign door posters.

Tuesday

How Can I Ever Thank You? -Let your teacher know why you think they are out of this world by writing them a special thank you letter, poem, or drawing them a picture. (A letter template has been included) Thank You template

Friday             

Spirit Day -Students will have “We’re Crazy for our Teachers’ Spirit Day.”  They will have the opportunity to have crazy hair, mismatched socks, backwards clothes, or any other crazy ideas they can come up with!  Have fun and get creative!

In addition to these fun activities, the teachers will be spoiled with other fun treats.  Every teacher will receive a gift basket sometime next week during the daily raffle drawing.  Teachers will also receive little treats a couple of the days, chair massages, as well as a luncheon and a breakfast.


Raffle Winners!

Posted Apr 26, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

ScreenFree Week 2017 Raffle Winners

Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all the winners!


Kindergarten:

Ms. Sula – June Manning

Mrs. Scaggs – Lily Zimmerman

1st Grade:

Ms. Economos – Cece Mooney

Ms. Stephens – Trey Jordan

Mrs. Marotta – Grace Guastella

2nd Grade:

Mrs. Neal – Maggie McCoy

Mrs. Laws – Paloma Mendoza

Ms. Sherman – Henry Jurgens

3rd Grade:

Ms. deCastro – Bella Bryant

Ms. Ellspermann – Kennedy Holakovsky

Mrs. Kladis – James Schrier

Ms. Corban – Isabella Kirsch

4th Grade:

Ms. Laughlin – Kyra Miller

Mrs. Lutz – Ari Ponnappan

5th Grade:

Ms. Brackett – Kathryn Ryan

Ms. McMahon – Shauna Nessinger

BONUS WINNERS:

-AJ Smith

-Samantha Daun

-Virginia Dockter

-Niabi Venhorst

-Ayden Lumsden

-Addie Segura


Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted Apr 21, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

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Help us thank our Central teachers and staff for being Out of This World!

Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching (May 1-5th) and we need your help to show how much we care!

Each year, Central PTO hosts a daily raffle of small prizes valued between $15 – $40. Can you please help by donating small gifts for our daily raffle? Teachers and staff look forward to these tokens of appreciation all year! In the past, gifts have included gift cards to local restaurants and stores, Starbucks gift cards, cash donations, and themed baskets. Please feel free to get creative! Large or small, every donation will be used and appreciated. Some of the items from last year were combined to make great themed gift baskets, as well.

Donations (cash, gift cards, or other) may be sent to school with your child in a labeled envelope and dropped in the PTO mailbox. If you’d prefer donating online, follow this link to our Cheddar Up option: central-school-teacher-appreciation-week.cheddarup.com. All cash and Chedder Up donations will be combined to purchase gift cards.

If you have any questions about donating or would like to volunteer, please contact Missy Strobel at mjstrobel@gmail.com, or Elizabeth Mccoy at mccoyeb@gmail.com.


Cultural Heritage Festival is less than 2 weeks away!

Posted Apr 21, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

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Please save the date!

The Central School PTO

is sponsoring the

2017 Cultural Heritage Festival

at Central School

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

For those interested in

hosting a country / room please contact Fran Montoro

by email fmm4604@aol.com

or by phone 708-717-8188


Pool time this weekend!

Posted Apr 18, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Join your Central School classmates at a pool party to benefit Your Central School PTO!

When: Saturday, April 22th

Time: 4-6 PM

Place: Max Aquatics 4751 South Vernon Avenue in McCook, across from The Max.

Price: $15 per person

All swimmers will need to be registered and submit a signed waiver prior to swimming. ( Max aquatics liability waiver ) Bring signed waiver with you to the pool. You can sign at the pool on the day of the party too. Parents may drop off or stay. EXCEPT if you have a swimmer that cannot swim. Anyone who cannot swim MUST have an adult in the pool with them at all times. No charge for these adults. Max Aquatics will have lifeguards and the PTO will have volunteers on deck.

Please visit the following link to reserve and pay for your tickets www.cheddarup.com/tabs/central-school-pto-pool-party

Questions? Want to Volunteer? Contact Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com


Flipside will be here Monday!

Posted Apr 16, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

On Monday, April 17, Flipside Academy will be performing in the Hauser Auditorium from 3:15-4:00. Please remember to bring this permission slip to school tomorrow so your child can attend!

SFW permission slip


Pool time at the Max!

Posted Apr 13, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Join your Central School classmates at a pool party to benefit Your Central School PTO!

When: Saturday, April 22th

Time: 4-6 PM

Place: Max Aquatics 4751 South Vernon Avenue in McCook, across from The Max.

Price: $15 per person

All swimmers will need to be registered and submit a signed waiver prior to swimming. ( Max aquatics liability waiver ) Bring signed waiver with you to the pool. You can sign at the pool on the day of the party too. Parents may drop off or stay. EXCEPT if you have a swimmer that cannot swim. Anyone who cannot swim MUST have an adult in the pool with them at all times. No charge for these adults. Max Aquatics will have lifeguards and the PTO will have volunteers on deck.

Please visit the following link to reserve and pay for your tickets www.cheddarup.com/tabs/central-school-pto-pool-party

Questions? Want to Volunteer? Contact Wendy Dockter at wendydockter@gmail.com


Screen Free Week starts next week!

Posted Apr 12, 2017 | Category: Everything Else

Screen Free Week 2017 Schedule

April 17th-22rd

 Central School is sponsoring Screen Free Week 2017 next week, April 17th-22nd!  During Screen Free Week, children and adults are encouraged to spend the 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. Fill out these raffle tickets for everyday that your kids are screen free! SFQ 2017 – Raffle Tix

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.

Although it is certainly a great idea to spend screen-free time with your children, we are also hosting many fun programs and events that will held at Central School and in Riverside throughout the week.  In addition to after-school activities scheduled at school, there are also offerings off-site through 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.  You can sign up through the sign-up genius (link below). Please sign up for a maximum of two classes per child.

 Screen Free Week 2017 – Activity Guide

 Monday, April 17

3:15 – 4:00      Flipside Academy All School Presentation     Hauser Auditorium

Flipside Academy will be kicking off screen free week with an all-school performance in the auditorium. It will be a high-flying, high-energy performance which will also include an inspirational talk by the Flipside Acrobats coach, Paul Canada. In order for your child to attend, however, the enclosed permission slip must be completed and turned in ahead of time.  Please feel free to join younger children for this event!  Adults can use their own discretion with older students.

Permission slip required. SFW permission slip

Tuesday, April 18

3:00 – 3:45pm       Kids’ Hip Hop     Hauser Jr. High Gym

Marisa Kirsch will introduce the students to basic hip hop movement.  Bring your own individual style and personality!

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 25

Tuesday, April 18 – continued

3:15-4:00pm      Flag Football      Big Ball Park

Join the Riverside Parks & Recreation Department as you test your skills and speed in a lively game of flag football. Invite your classmates to join you in “deflagging” the opposing team! Registration required – Maximum Participants: 20

Note: Children will walk to the park, after school, accompanied by adult volunteers.  Pickup your children after the event at Big Ball Park NOT Central School.

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 20

Wednesday, April 19

3:00 – 3:45      Kids’ Yoga     TBD

Join Riverside native Chrissy Carlson for an all-levels yoga class where you will move through some fun and traditional yoga poses in an inviting atmosphere.  No experience is necessary.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle and a mat.

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 20

Wednesday, April 19 – continued

3:15pm – 4:00pm      Kickball     Big Ball Park

Join the Riverside Parks & Recreation Department staff for a fun and intense game of kickball.  Invite your friends to form teams and bring your “A” game to Big Ball Park!

Note: Children will walk to the park, after school, accompanied by adult volunteers.  Pickup your children after the event at Big Ball Park NOT Central School.

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 20

 

Wednesday, April 19 – continued

3:00pm – 3:45pm       Get ‘Em Tied     Central Classroom – TBD

Still trying to master tying your shoes, without Mom or Dad’s help?  Then this class is for you! Join occupational therapist Jennifer Cameron as she helps teach you this lifelong skill. Remember to wear lace-up shoes or sneakers and be ready to show everyone your newly perfected skills!

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 10

 Thursday, April 20

3:00pm – 3:45 pm      Basketball     TBD

Join the Riverside Parks & Recreation Department staff and work on your basketball fundamentals while playing a game or two of hoops with your friends!  Invite your classmates to join the fun!

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 20

 Friday, April 21  

3:15pm -4:30pm      Fun Run with Obstacle Course

Join us at the Big Ball Park for a fun run with obstacle course! We’ll start at 3:15 and end at 4:30. Refreshments will be provided.

Note: Children will walk to the park, after school, accompanied by adult volunteers.  Pickup your children after the event at Big Ball Park NOT Central School.

The fun run will not be held if it is raining or the field is muddy. Contact Jacqueline Miller at jacqm240@gmail.com with questions if weather conditions are uncertain.

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 30

Saturday, April 22   

11:00am – 12:00 pm     Magnetic Emoji Edition with Mr. T     Riverside Arts Center

Hey young artists! Learn how to create clever refrigerator emoji magnets. Impress yourself with your creativity and express yourself with a fun project using your imagination and some guided instruction.

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 12, Grades 4 & 5 only

11:00am – 12:00 pm      Playing in Clay     Riverside Arts Center

Haven’t experienced a class with Miss Theresa?  Then you are in for a treat!  Join her as she helps you create a treasure that is sure to be cherished.  Unleash your creativity!

Registration Required – Maximum Participants: 12

TO REGISTER:  There will be a total of 9 classes on the sign-up genius and each one has a limited numbers of participants so sign up right away!

 www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444a9af2da46-screen2/

Questions?  Contact Dana Tomas at danactomas@hotmail.com


Talent Show is coming!

Posted Apr 11, 2017 | Category: Talent Show

Calling All Students!  The Central Talent Show is coming up!  Auditions and The Show will be the week of May 22nd.  Please see the attached flyer for more info!!

All acts are welcome to audition, and students and parents interested in helping produce the show are welcome too!  For more information contact Marisa Kirsch atmarisalynnkirsch@gmail.com.

2017 Central Talent Show Flyer