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Central School Supply Drive

I hope everyone is having a great Summer!

Just a reminder of the Annual Supply Drive is coming up in just a few short weeks!

The Supply Drive is something new this year.  It replaces the Backpack Drive.

We are collecting $$ to stuff boxes filled with classroom supplies most needed by the teachers at Central School.

 

Every year, teachers use their own their money to buy things for their classrooms and students.  We hope this Supply Drive will help the teachers get those items without dipping into their own pockets.

Your donation will go directly toward these supplies.

CLICK HERE FOR THE DONATION FORM ===>> ClassroomSupplyDrive form.2015

You can donate whatever amount you wish.

Please turn in $ and form by FRIDAY, August 14th

 

Then we invite you and your child to join us at Central during the “Back to School Meet-and-Greet”

hosted by Mrs. Krueger on Thursday, August 20th from 1:30-3:00pm to help assemble the classroom supply boxes.

* We will assemble for you if you cannot make it.

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Show your appreciation for Central’s teachers and staff

 

teacher appreciation week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we are showing our appreciation of the teachers at Central School by providing food and treats throughout the week.

Your child should have brought home a paper with details for this week, but if you haven’t seen it, here is the plan.

Each grade has been assigned a day to contribute food items to be put out in the teachers’ lounge.You can bring breakfast items, snacks and treats – anything! Be creative or go with something store-bought. Everything is appreciated!

You can drop off the items in the morning in the front office.  You can include a note from your family if you’d like.

Monday – K & 1st grade
Tuesday – 2nd & 3rd grades
Wednesday – 4th grade
Thursday – 5th grade
Friday – Lunch from the PTO

Please feel free to have your children write notes to their teachers or do whatever they’d like to show their appreciation.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

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See you at The Strut tonight!

The 5th Annual Central School Strut is this TODAY!!

Central Parents, Students, Staff and Friends:

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and cheering voices and join us TONIGHT, Friday, May 1st at 5 PM on the Central playground.

Students can turn in their pledge forms when they show up.

Need a form?   Click here: 2015CENTRALPTOStrutpledgeform1.docx

Our goal is $50 per family!

It just takes 10 pledges at $5.00 per pledge!

Every child will receive a “prize”!! 

Food will be available for purchase.  A ham, turkey or cheese sandwich with chips and a piece of fruit for $3.

There will be an auction of some fun pieces of “art” that were completed by each classrooom.   Plus you can bid on a ride to school on a fire truck or in a police car, plus lunch with your favorite teacher.   So please be sure to be there today and cheer on the kids!

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Don’t miss the Central Strut this Friday!!!

Don’t forget the 5th Annual Central School Strut is this FRIDAY!!!

Central Parents, Students, Staff and Friends:

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and cheering voices and join us on Friday, May 1st at 5 PM on the Central playground as students walk for the Central School PTO
which helps fund:

Educational Magazines, Study Island, School Supplies, Field Trips, Family Nights, Birthday Celebrations, and so much more that

Benefit ALL CENTRAL STUDENTS!

 

Our goal is $50 per family!

It just takes 10 pledges at $5.00 per pledge!

Every child will receive a “prize”!! 

Food will be available for purchase.  A ham, turkey or cheese sandwich with chips and a piece of fruit for $3.

There will be an auction of some fun pieces of “art” that were completed by each classrooom.   Plus you can bid on a ride to school on a fire truck or in a police car, plus lunch with your favorite teacher.   So please be sure to be there Friday and cheer on the kids!

Here are pictures of some the art projects that will be up for auction:

 

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Dine and Share tomorrow!

Don’t forget — 

Central Dine and Share is TOMORROW!

Tuesday, April 28th 5-8pm

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

2695 Mannheim Rd.

**Rosemont** (Across from the Allstate Arena)

No flyer is needed!

Potbelly will generously donate 25% of ALL food purchases during that time.

Spread the word and head to Potbelly in Rosemont Tuesday evening.

You can order ahead of time for pickup or have it delivered.

http://www.potbelly.com/Shops/ShopLocator.aspx?PotbellyShopId=126

 

 

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April Dine and Share

It’s that time again!!

Central Dine and Share is next Tuesday, April 28th  5-8pm

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

2695 Mannheim Rd. 

**Rosemont**  (Across from the Allstate Arena) 

No flyer is needed!

Potbelly will generously donate 25% of ALL food purchases during that time.

Spread the word and head to Potbelly in Rosemont Tuesday evening.

You can order ahead of time or have it delivered.

http://www.potbelly.com/Shops/ShopLocator.aspx?PotbellyShopId=126

 

 

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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

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

 

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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
7-10pm
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: http://www.dpparks.org/Home/DesPlainesParkDistrictNews/ViewArticles/tabid/144/ArticleId/15/Fantastic-Friday.aspx

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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.

http://www.taphousegrills.com/locations.php#des-plaines

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!

 

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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

5-8pm

Chipotle  

7020 Mannheim Rd   ( by Target in Rosemont)

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.

Please remember – THIS IS A PTO-SPONSORED EVENT. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  NO DROP-OFFS ALLOWED. 

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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  swojo@comcast.net

 

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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!

http://www.giuseppesdesplaines.com/

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

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

C.A.S.E

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  susu1600@yahoo.com

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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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:

Potbelly

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!

http://www.potbelly.com/Shops/OrderOnline.aspx

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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  pmaday@sbcglobal.net

We hope to see you there!!

 

 

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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  https://square1art.com/

 


 

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
Trivet
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!
    
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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.)

 

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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 mgillgolf@aol.com