Don’t miss out!!

Central School’s 2nd Annual Parents’ Night Out is TOMORROW!! 

If you didn’t pre-order your tickets, you can still buy one at the door.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on some AMAZING silent auction items.  There will be Sports Memorabilia, Gift Cards to Restaurants, Packages to Spas and lots more!!   There will also be raffles as well!

W. River BBQ  (formerly Dick’s Roadhouse) 

702 N. River Rd. 

Mt. Prospect 

7 -10 pm  

This is an ADULT-ONLY event.  No children please.  

$25/person at the door 

Includes all appetizers

There will be a $10 wristband for all-you-can drink beer

Bring a friend!  All are invited!!

Some of the auction items include:

Football signed by the Bears' Matt Forte

Football signed by the Bears’ Matt Forte

Gift certificate to iFly

Gift certificate to iFly

Tickets to Zanie's Comedy Club

Tickets to Zanie’s Comedy Club

One private lesson at TriPilates

One private lesson at TriPilates


Bowling party package at Kings


Blackhawks hockey stick signed by the team and a Brent Seabrook bobblehead

Blackhawks hockey stick signed by the team and a Brent Seabrook bobblehead



Ticket orders for Parents’ Night Out are due WEDNESDAY!

Don’t forget to get your tickets for Parents’ Night Out!
Ticket order and money must be turned in by TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8th!!
Please use the order form if you need one.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM  ===>>>  PNO 2015 Sign Up Sheet

Parents’ Night Out is Friday, April 17th
W. River BBQ  (Formerly Dick’s Roadhouse)
702 N. River Rd.


Join other Central parents for a night of fun, appetizers and drink specials.

There will be raffles and a silent auction with sports memorabilia, gift cards, gift baskets and more!

All money raised goes directly to the students at Central School and funds special events, buses for field trips, parties, gear for the gym and more!!

Don’t miss this fun night for a great cause!


Need a baby sitter that night? 

The Des Plaines Park District is offering Fantastic Friday that night at the Leisure Center.

They are extending the hours to 10 p.m. to accommodate Central School parents. 

5 – 10 pm  

Leisure Center 

Kids ages 5 – 12 

$12/child for residents 

To register:


March Dine and Share is this Tuesday

We’ve got a new and exciting Dine and Share this month!

It’s at the Tap House Grill
Metropolitan Square – next to Shop and Save
This Tuesday, March 24th
5pm – close (1 am)

You MUST present the attached flyer so Central PTO can receive 10% of your bill. ( Flyers will be sent home with students soon.)

Tap House D&S FlyerOr click here for the flyer ===>   Tap House D&S Flyer (1)Tap House D&S Flyer

Tuesday is also $5 Burger night (And they are delicious!!)
They also have a great kids menu.

So please take a night off from cooking and head over to Tap House and help support the Central PTO!


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Kindergartners give a big thanks to our community helpers

We wanted to share with you a very special project completed by Mrs. Schwartz’s Kindergarten class.

A few months ago the youngest students at Central School took a day to say thanks to those in our community who make it their job too serve and protect all of us.

So many parents jumped in to lend a helping hand for this big day.   It was a huge success and really touched those who were honored.    The Nelsons then took the time to make an excellent video of the entire project.  Take a look for yourself and see just one of the many reasons why Central is so awesome!

Thank you to Mrs. Schwartz and parents for helping these kids learn such an important lesson of appreciation!



February Dine and Share on Tuesday

The Central PTO wants to help you survive this deep freeze, add a little heat to your dinner and get you and your family out of the house!

The February Dine and Share is:

Tuesday, February 24th



7020 Mannheim Rd   ( by Target in Rosemont)


Chipotle has generously agreed to donate 50% of all proceeds to the Central PTO – but you MUST show them this attached flyer (either on paper or on your smartphone) or you can tell them you’re there for Central School.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER  ===>  chipotle

Please spread the word and invite your family, friends, co-workers and strangers to help us and eat out!

You can also order online and skip the line at the restaurant.   Click here to order online

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Pizza Bingo Night

Central School Pizza Bingo Night 

Next Friday, February 20th 

6:30 – 8pm 

Central School Gym 

Bring the entire family! This is a night of family fun sponsored by the Central PTO.

Be sure to order your pizza in advance.

Click here for the order form ==> Pizza Bingo Night

Little Ceasars pizza for $5/each.

Pre-paid orders are due in the office by Wednesday, February 18th

No late orders will be accepted. 

We are also accepting gently used books which will be used as prizes for Bingo.  You can drop off the books in the bucket by the front door.

The PTO will hold a Bake Sale at the event.  We are looking for some donated baked goods  (homemade or store bought) to sell. You can drop them off at Central School all day Friday.



Donations needed! Can you help?

The Central PTO is looking for some household items to be donated for a very special classroom project and fundraiser. 

Do you have an old bench, chair, a small stool, clay flower pots, a small table or rocking chair, book shelf??  

Or anything like that, which can be painted and decorated by the students? 

Each classroom will be creating a project that will be donated to the Silent Auction at the Central Strut this Spring. 

Here are some examples of what we are looking for:

Front porch idea. Love, love, love!  Not very artsy, but maybe could see if my artist friends could come up with something.     
Donations can be dropped off at Stacy Weinert’s house at  1466 Campbell Ave. or email her with questions



January Dine and Share

The January Dine and Share is this Thursday! 

Thursday, January 15th 

Giuseppe’s La Cantina

1062 Lee St.

Des Plaines

Present the attached flyer and Giuseppe’s will donate 20% of your purchase to the Central PTO.

The Dine and Share runs all day  11am – 10pm 

Eat out and skip the dirty dishes!!   They deliver too!!

Share with family and friends!

But don’t forget — YOU MUST PRESENT THE FLYER!    CLICK HERE =====>>>    Guiseppe’s Dine & Share


C.A.S.E. classes for Winter 2015


Central After School Enrichment Program

Several fun and educational after school programs are returning to Central School!  Each program is held immediately after school.  The program instructor will release your child directly to you at the end of class. All pickups must be done in person at the main entrance on Thacker (if your child is a walker please note that on the enrollment form). Programs are individually priced. Enrollment forms and payments must be sent to each individual after school program according to their attached flyers. Central cannot accept forms or payments.

The enrollment forms are attached to this post below.  They will also be sent home with students over the next few days.  You must register on their websites or mail in the forms by the stated deadline, which is the week BEFORE classes begin.

Have a question?   Contact Sue Duffy

Mad Science  – Mondays  3:15 – 4:15 pm  Grades K – 5  Jan. 26th – April 20   $118/student

Chess Scholars – Tuesdays  3:30 – 4:30 pm  Grades K – 5  Jan. 27th – April 21st   $135/student

Young Rembrandts (Drawing)  Tuesdays  3:40 – 4:40 pm  Grades K – 5  Jan. 27th – April 28th  $120/student

Let’s Build It!  (Engineering)  Thursdays  3:30 – 4:30 pm  Grades 2 – 5  Jan. 29th – April 23   $151 student

Martial Arts  –   Fridays  3:30 – 4:15 pm  Grades K- 5   Feb. 13th – April 17th    $99/student  ($89 – returning students)

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CASE chess scholars Jan15

CASE youngrembrandts Jan15

CASE Mad Science Jan15

CASE martial arts Jan15


Central Dine and Share for December

The December Dine and Share is next week!

Mark your calendar!

Thursday, December 11th  from 5-8pm

This month’s Dine and Share is at:


Metropolitan Square 

1506 Market Street 

Des Plaines 

No flyer needed!!  Potbelly will give Central PTO 25% of all of the sales from 5-8pm next Thursday! 

Spread the word and invite your family, neighbors and strangers to grab dinner at Potbelly’s that night!

Order in person or online and get it delivered!


Des Plaines Tree Lighting This Friday

Join Central School students and families at the Annual Des Plaines Tree Lighting

This Friday, December 5th 

Metropolitan Square 

3:30pm – students decorate trees for each school (Central students have made ornaments to hang on the tree)

4:30pm – Santa arrives

5:00pm  – Entertainment begins : Artistry in Motion, Salvation Army Band, Maine West High School Choraliers and Marching Band
6:00pm  – Tree Lighting

Any questions – contact Peg Martin

We hope to see you there!!




Square 1 Art orders are due tomorrow!!

Don’t forget  – all orders are due tomorrow!

You can drop off the order forms in the office or order online



Last Chance

to order useful gifts that display your child’s artwork.  DEADLINE: 11/14/2014


three easy ways to order

Online, Phone: (888) 332-3294 or paper order form on the back of your child’s custom catalog.

Last chance to order and benefit your child’s school
Phone Cases
iPod Case
Now is the time to shop for upcoming celebrations!
Help your child feel like an accomplished artist, while raising funds for your school!

The Annual Taste of Central is tomorrow!

Don’t Forget!! 
The Annual Taste of Central is tomorrow!
Taste of Central and Family Craft Night is tomorrow, Thursday,  6:30-8pm
Come relax and share a meal with other Central families.
Bring a dish that reflects your family heritage or a family favorite.
We will make ornaments to decorate Central School’s holiday tree at Metropolitan Square.
(Save the Date: The Official Tree Lighting is Friday, December 5th at 4:00p.m.)



The Book Fair is coming! Volunteers Are Needed!

The Book Fair is right around the corner and the Central PTO is looking for some awesome volunteers to help run the fair. 

Volunteers are needed  

Thursday and Friday Nov.  20 & 21st  

 Before and After school –  8:30 – 9am and 3:30 – 4pm 

Monday and Tuesday, November 24th & 25th  – Parent-Teacher Conferences  (No school these days) 

1pm – 8pm  – Monday

8am – 2pm – Tuesday


If you can help staff the book fair during any of these times,  please contact Colleen Gillespie 


Fun way to preserve your child’s artwork

Central parents and guardians –

The PTO is offering a new fundraiser this year.  You should have already received an order form and information from Square 1 Art.    It’s a fun way to share your child’s creativity with your loved ones.  Your child has created a special drawing which you can have made on various items, from a water bottle and tote bag to magnets, iPhone cases and note cards.   They make for great birthday and holiday gifts as well.   Central PTO will earn a portion of all sales!

Please take a look at the order form that went home Monday.   ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH!

You can check out the company’s web site at

Any questions? Contact Susann Folsome  at


celebrateupcoming holidays with gifts that will be cherished for years to come.


Purchase your child’s artwork on useful keepsakes for any occasion or celebration.

LAST DAY TO ORDER:11/14/2014

reminder: every order benefits your child’s school
iPhone Casepersonalize
Sports Bagpersonalize
Shop now for unique and useful gifts!
Help your child feel like an accomplished artist, while raising funds for your school!

November Dine and Share is this Tuesday!!

The next Central Dine and Share is this Tuesday

Rosati’s of Des Plaines is hosting a special fundraising event for our school

Tuesday, November 4th 

All Day   10am  – 12am 

Delivery or Take-out only 

Phone: 847-635-6300

2665 Mannheim  Rd.  – Across from The Allstate Arena and next to Starbucks

They are donating a portion of all sales  to the Central PTO.  In order for Central to get credit for a purchase, you must present the attached flyer with your order.   They are also offering a contest.  The classroom with the most orders will win a $5 gift certificate for each student.  Please be sure to use the form to order and fill in each student’s teacher’s name.

Order for lunch or dinner!  Pass out the flyer to your neighbors, friends and family! 

Click here for the flyer ====>>>  School Pizza Party Oct 2014 (1)


Spooky Skate is tonight!!

Get ready to get your “SPOOK” on! 

The annual Central PTO SPOOKY SKATE is tonight! 

Don’t miss it!

6:30 – 8:30pm 

Orbit Skate Center 

615 S. Consumers Ave.   ( It’s across Northwest Highway from the Arlington Race Track)


Click for here for directions


Bring your own skates or skates will be available for rent – $3/person

Feel free to wear your Halloween costume

The PTO will be collecting items for the Des Plaines Food Pantry.   Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate.



PTO meeting tomorrow night!

Don’t forget! 

Central PTO meets tomorrow night (Tuesday) 

6:30pm  – TILE Room 

Free childcare provided in the gym 

We have a lot of fun events coming up and could use your help!   Please join us and help the awesome students and staff at Central School.



Dine and Share is tomorrow!

Don’t forget we have a Dine and Share tomorrow! 

Jersey Mikes 

145 S. Northwest Highway 

Park Ridge 

10am – 9pm  

Stop by for Lunch or dinner or just a snack!

15% of all sales will be donated to the Central PTO but you must present the flyer linked below to get credit for your purchase. 

Be sure to take the flyer with you and share with co-workers, family, friends and neighbors!

CLICK HERE FOR  FLYER  ====>>>  Jersey mikes Central Elementary PTO 10.16.14



Check out the new Central Spirit Wear

Order forms for Central Spirit Wear have gone home with students this week. 

Orders are due Friday, October 17th.

Payment is due at the time of ordering.  Checks can be made out to Central PTO.

Spirit Wear is a great way to show Central Spirit!  They make great birthday and Christmas gifts too! 

Pictures of most of the items are now posted on the Central PTO web site at

Share this link with grandparents or relatives who may be interested in gifts ideas for your student.

There are also samples of the items on a table outside the front office.

If you are not sure of sizes, please order one size larger because ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

If you have any questions regarding these items please contact Stacy Weinert  at (847) 813-4951 or

The PTO does not make any money off the sale of these items.  They are sold to you at cost.

If you have Central Spirit Wear that your child has outgrown, we will gladly accept donations for other students who are not able to purchase their own.   A donation bin is available in the front office for “gently worn” items.