Extra cash for Central School

Don’t forget we are always collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education.  

Keep your eyes open for the little labels on your food items and be sure to ask your family, friends and neighbors to collect them as well.

Every year, the PTO turns those little labels into hundreds of dollars in cash and supplies for Central.

They can be dropped off in the office.

Thanks for your support!


PTO Meeting tomorrow

Happy Spring!

We hope everyone had a great Spring Break!

Don’t forget that there is a PTO meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 8th  at 6:30pm in the TILE room. 

Free child care is available in the gym. 

Please come and get involved.   We have a lot happening this Spring and can always use some extra hands!




Central Dine and Share is this Thursday!

Sorry for the late notice but the next Dine and Share is this Thursday 

Thursday, March 27th

11am – 9pm  

Cici’s Pizza 

8225 W Golf  (Corner of Golf Rd and Milwaukee Ave.  behind the Toys R’ Us)



You must bring the attached file in order for Central to receive a donation of 20% of your total bill. 

Please share this with your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone who might be able to enjoy some pizza and help out Central!

Central Cicis Dine and Share  <<——— Click Here To Print Flyer


A Big Thank You!

Thank you to all of the parents who came out and supported Central School at the Parents Night Out fundraiser Friday night.   It was a fun evening and a great chance for parents to meet and socialize.   A special thanks to all of the organizers who put alot of time and effort into the planning.   Great job ladies!

All of the money raised will go toward our kids, the Central teachers and their activities.

Now mark your calendars for the Annual Strut – Friday, May 2nd – 5:30 -8pm at Central

We hope to see everyone there!




Don’t miss Parents Night Out this Friday night!!

Hello Parents,

This Friday is our Parent Night Out Fundraiser.  It’s a chance for parents to get out and have some fun and meet some of the other Central parents. To date we have 22 couples. 

There will be a DJ, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffles, pizza, salad, beer and wine and lots of fun!!!  It’s not too late to buy your ticket or come on Friday and pay at the door.  Tickets: $30/each   or $50/couple

Funds raised will benefit all students and be used towards school technology, field trips, cultural arts assemblies, classroom supplies, educational magazines, back pack/school supplies drive (our backpack drive also helps children in need from other area schools) and so much more!  It is all for our children!!

 We have lots of great items for our auction!!

YMCA 3 month membership

$100 ABT gift card

Lunch with Mrs. Sobon, Miss Lucas, Mrs. Swartz and Mrs. Krueger

Fire truck ride to school

Police car ride to school

Gift cards

Movie tickets


Black Hawk Tickets

And lots lots more!!

 So please come and support our school and all our children!!!! 





Reminder: PTO meeting Tuesday night

Reminder:   The Central PTO will meet Tuesday night at 6:30 – 8pm in the TILE room. 

Free childcare in the gym!

All parents and guardians are welcome and invited to attend and be part of our children’s education.



Parents’ Night Out – Buy Your Tickets Now!

Time is running out to buy your tickets to the Central PTO’s Parents’ Night Out!

Deadline to get your tickets is this Friday, February 28th!

Tickets will be sold at Friday’s Pizza Bingo Night.   You can pay with cash or a check made out to Central PTO.

Parents’ Night Out is Friday March 7th   

7:30 pm –  ???

Giuseppe’s Cantina 

1062 Lee St. 

$30 — for one 

$50 – per couple 

Ticket includes food, drinks (beer and wine included)  and entertainment 

We will have entertainment, silent auction and raffles

Don’t miss it!!

We are still accepting items for the silent auction.

Ticket order form is attached.  ===>  parents night out Sign up Sheet (1)

Order sheet and money needs to be dropped off in the main office by this Friday afternoon.





Pizza Bingo Night at Central

Pizza Bingo Night is this Friday, February 28th   6:30- 8pm

Please be sure to turn in your pizza order form to the school office by Wednesday.   No late orders will be taken!

Each pizza is $5 . Slices will be sold for $1  Friday night. 

This is a family event and children cannot be dropped off.  They must be accompanied by a parent. 

The PTO will also hold a bake sale at the event.   If you can make something to contribute, please drop it off in the office during the school day or bring it to the Bake Sale table Friday evening.

Prizes for the Bingo games will be books.  If you have any books you’d like to  donate, you can drop them in collection bins in the front lobby.

pizza bingo2





Central School on Facebook

In case you didn’t know,  Central School has a Facebook page.

Please check it out and join the group.  or search Central Elementary School-Des Plaines on Facebook.

It’s a great way to connect with other parents, get reminders and information on events at Central and stay in the loop!



February Dine and Share

Hi parents –

We will have another Dine & Share event next week.
Panera Bread in Metropolitan Square has been so kind to host the event this month.

A percentage of all sales during our time slot will be donated back to the Central PTO. Please support a local business that is willing to support our kids!

Mark it on your calendar and take a night off in your kitchen! How about a nice warm bread bowl of soup?

You will need to bring the attached flyer with you in order for us to get the money from your purchase.  Feel free to share with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers!  Flyers will also go home with students soon.

Dine & Share 

Wednesday, February 26th 4-8pm 
Panera Bread 
1518 Market Square 

Central Elementary PTO panera    <===  click here for the flyer


Keep on reading! Six Flags Great America reading logs due soon!

Just a reminder the Six Flags Read To Succeed reading logs are due next Wednesday, February 26th.

Completed logs must be turned in for a student to receive their free ticket to Great America.  Tickets will be distributed at the end of the school year.




Central Family Science Night

Just a reminder that Family Science Night is taking place this Thursday, February 20th from 6:30 – 8pm in the gym.

All families are welcome!   Children cannot be dropped off.  Please plan to attend with your child.

Volunteers are needed to help run one booth. If you are available to help Thursday night, please contact Amy Hoffman at


Safety reminders for student drop-off and pick-up

Please remember to be patient and use extreme caution during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  

The traffic situation has gotten very dangerous both in front of and behind the school.

Unfortunately, the overwhelming amount of snow has left parents no where to park.

Mrs. Kreuger has asked the Police Department for help in directing traffic and getting some relief.   We are not yet sure if they will help out.

Morning attendance and lunch count will be delayed while traffic is backed up.  Students will not be marked tardy if they arrive after the bell during this time.   So please take your time and DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILDREN OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.  There have been some close-calls.  We would hate to see a student or parent injured.

Please make sure your children use the crossing guards to safely cross the street.

Please pull all of the way forward on the circle drive when you are dropping off.

Do not block the street at any time.

Please park as close to the curb as possible so that traffic can move through the area.

Let’s work together to get through these challenging winter conditions.

Thank you!



Central Dine and Share Next Week

Take a break from the kitchen and enjoy dinner out as you help raise money for Central School!

The next Dine and Share is Tuesday, January 28th  5-8pm  at Potbelly Sandwich Works in Metropolitan Square

Potbelly will donate 25% of everything sold during that time to the Central PTO.  So please spread the word, tell your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and your mailman.   No flyer is needed. Simply show up and make a purchase anytime between 5-8pm.

Thanks for your support!




Central Movie Night

Mark your Calendars:  Central Movie Night is right around the corner!
movie night
Friday, January 31st
6:30-8:00 pm  in the Gym
The movie will be Despicable Me 2
Wear pajamas and bring pillows and blankets!
See you there!

Six Flags Read To Succeed

Hi Parents and Guardians,

Once again the Central PTO is offering your student a free ticket to Six Flags Great America through the Read To Succeed Program.  All students K-6th grade are eligible to participate.  They must complete 360 minutes or 6 hours of reading, in addition to regular classroom assignments.  They can track their reading by using the special reading log. Be sure to turn in the completed reading log by February 26th.

Each student can earn one ticket only.  The tickets will be sent home at the end of the school year.  They are valid only on specific dates provided b Six Flags Great America.

Reading logs will be going home today.   Click below for extras.

Please contact Stacy Weinert if you have any questions.









PTO Meeting Tomorrow Night

pto meeting

Just a reminder:

Join us for the 1st PTO Meeting of 2014 

Tuesday, tomorrow, at 6:30pm 

TILE room

Everyone is welcome

Come find out what is going on at Central School and take part in the activities

Free child care available in the gym


See you there!

Adrienne Balow



Happy Holidays from the Central School PTO

happy holidays

On behalf of the Central School PTO, I’d like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Best wishes to you and your family for this special time of year.  Enjoy the holiday break and time with family and friends. We’ll see everyone back at school on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Happy New Year!   Best wishes for a fantastic 2014!

Be on the look out for fun ways to volunteer at your child’s school in 2014.

Thanks for all of your help!

Adrienne Balow



PTO Meeting tonight

Reminder: The PTO meets tonight at 6:30pm in the TILE room

Free Child Care is provided in the gym

Everyone is welcome to attend


Dine and Share at Culver’s Tomorrow!

Don’t forget –

Central School PTO Dine and Share at:

7050 Mannhiem Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Thursday December 5th
4PM to 9Pm

You must present the flyer that was sent home with students today to make sure the Central PTO receives a portion of the sales.