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.   




Help earn $$$ for Central School (without much effort!)

Help earn easy $$$ for  Central School

There are several ways you can help us raise some free money for Central School and it takes very little effort.  The school can even get some $$$ when you spend money at Target and other stores!   See below for ways to help take advantage of these great programs.

Target Red Card - First sign up for a Target Red Card (store credit card) then select Central Elementary School to earn 1% of all purchases made.

Caputo’s Receipts – Please save all sale receipts from any Caputo’s store.  Central will receive a % of your sales. Turn in your receipts to the Central Office

Box Tops & Labels for Education -

Please save Box Tops and Labels from Campbell soup cans for Central to earn playground equipment, classroom supplies, etc. for our students.  The labels can be dropped off in the school office.

Look for these labels on your household items:

Tyson Project - or download the app on your phone.

Shoparoo is another receipt reimbursement program.  Buy the products you want, wherever and however you want.  Then, just snap a picture of your receipt to make an instant donation to Central School.  Shoparoo does all the work!


Walk To School Day is tomorrow!

Don’t forget your walking shoes tomorrow! 

Wednesday is “Walk to School Day” Students and their parents or caregivers are invited to walk or bike to school.  There will be designated “safe routes”  along Cora and Prairie Avenues.     There will be some special guests at school in the morning for this event.  The students are welcome to sign posters on the primary playground before school starts.


Grandparents Day

Mark your calendars now and please notify your student’s grandparents! 

Grandparents Day at Central School will be: 

Friday, October 24th 

10:30 am – 12:10pm

All grandparents are invited to join their grandchildren in their classrooms and see the wonderful work the kids do everyday.

Forms will be sent home with students soon.  Check their backpacks for the paper.



Calling all parents! Come to the PTO meeting tomorrow!

Don’t Forget the next Central PTO meeting is: 

Tomorrow, September 23rd 


TILE Room 

FREE Childcare will be provided in the gym! 

Please mark this on your calendar and join us for the monthly meeting.    We have lots of fun events coming up and can use your help!

Make a difference in your child’s education and get involved! 


Get your orders in now!!

We are half way through the Fall Fundraiser order period!!  

All Charleston Wrap orders are due by Friday, October 3rd!!

Did you know your kids can get a prize for just 3 orders?   They can also get an instant prize for sending out just 10 emails to family and friends!!   If your student has gotten three or more orders, be sure to turn in the coupon that is in the order pack.   That coupon gets them a “Pop-Eyed Pet”.  Those prizes will be awarded tomorrow during Flag Raising.    It must be dropped in the box in the front office by 9am tomorrow in order to receive their prize at the flag raising.   They can also earn more prizes if they are spotted wearing their “Pop-Eyed Pet” around school.  Our “Pet Patrol” will be on the lookout!

If you haven’t done so already,  take a look at the Charleston Wrap catalog and/or web site. .  There are some great items, gifts, personalized items, wrapping paper and even magazine subscriptions.

The PTO has set up a table near the main entrance at Central so you can see some of the items in person. They are of great quality and well worth the money.

Please take a minute and log on to the web site and register your child and send out at least 10 emails.  Spread the word and make this fun for the kids!

Help us break a record and raise lots of cash for our students and the excellent programs at Central School!

Any questions – please contact Stacy Weinert  or (630) 880-4650



Dine and Share at Buona — This Thursday!!!

Hi parents and guardians!

The first Dine And Share of this school year will take place this Thursday, September 18th.

Please spread the word and the flyer and enjoy a meal out as your raise money for Central School!

Thursday, September 18th   

All Day!! 10:30am - 10pm

Buona Beef
10425 Touhy Ave. in Rosemon

Central PTO will earn 15% of your total bill but you must present the attached flyer to receive credit.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER ===>> Central Elementary School 9-18-14

Please share this with your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors!  And thank you for supporting the Central School PTO!

We hope to see you there this Thursday! 



Central Fall PTO Fundraiser

It’s that time of the year!  

Time to raise some cash for the great events and activities at Central School.

This year, the PTO is trying a new fundraiser from the folks at Charleston Wrap.

The fundraising packets went home with your student yesterday.  If you never received one, please let us know. 
Anyone can order NOW  thru  Friday, October 3rd.
No orders will be accepted at school or online after October 3rd. 
Orders will be delivered to Central School four weeks later, just in time for the Holidays.
Internet orders over $75 will qualify for free shipping.
Students who send out 10 email invitations to shop online will earn a prize.
Students can earn an additional prize after sending out 10 more invitations (20 total).
Students are eligible to win a maximum of two instant internet prizes.
Inside the fundraising packet is a Pop-Eyed prize flyer that explains how the programs works.
This flyer includes 10 daily coupons to earn up to 10- Pop-Eyed Pets Collectible key chains and 1 lanyard.
There is a box in the main office where students can turn in their coupons.
Please register your student online and reach out to family and friends by email.
Click on the icon below and use our school online ID #8681 .
You are encouraged to use Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to generate orders for your student.
This is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Students can earn some great prizes for their hard work.  So please encourage them to sell.
Thanks for your participation
Please contact Stacy Weinert if you have any questions




Central After School Programs – Sign Up Now!!

Central After School Enrichment Program
Several fun and educational after school programs are returning to Central!
  • All programs are held immediately after school.
  • Program instructors will release your children directly to you at the end of each session (please inform the program if your child is a walker or is in the SPARK after school care program)
  • Each program is individually priced. Enrollment forms and payments must be sent to each specific program according to the instructions on their attached flyer.
                                              Central cannot accept forms or payments.
  • Starting and ending dates vary for each program.
  • It is the parent’s responsibility to communicate any health or allergy concern directly to the after school program and their instructors. The school nor the PTO can share student medical information with any non-district programs.
If you have any questions, please call Sue Duffy at (847) 414-3991.
Spaces fill up quickly!
Mondays – Mad Science   click for form ===> Mad Science CASE
Tuesdays – Young Rembrandts   click for form ===>  Young Rembrandts CASE
Tuesday  - After School Stage Stars   click for form ===> Stage Stars CASE
Thursdays – “Let’s Build It” Engineering   click for form ===>  Let’s Build It CASE
Fridays – MBD Martial Arts   click for form ===>  Martial Arts CASE

PTO or PTA? Come tomorrow night to hear all about it!

Dear PTO Members, Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Administrators,

Tomorrow, September 3, a representative from the PTA will be at Central School to answer questions about the state PTA organization.  We are currently organized as a PTO and have the option of changing into the PTA.  We have not made a decision one way or another; we are gathering the facts to make an informed decision.

The PTA has been kind enough to answer some questions we gathered over the summer (attached) in preparation for this meeting.  Please join us at 6:30pm at Central School.  Please print your own copy of the questions and answers.
PTA Questions Answered 09-01-2014
I will look forward to seeing you at the meeting. There will be no child care available.

Kind regards,
Dawn M. Wilson
PTO President, 2013-2015


Welcome Back!

Welcome Back To School Parents! 

It’s an exciting and busy week at Central School and the PTO wants to keep you informed and involved as we start the new year.

There are a few events this week you need to know:

Tuesday August 26th  6:30 – 8pm   – PTO Meeting in the TILE room    Free Child Care will be provided in the gym! 

Please join us and help make Central a wonderful place for our kids.  We organize and hold events throughout the year and need plenty of volunteers to help at every level.

Wednesday  August 27th – 1st day for Kindergartners

Kindergarten Parents are invited to the TILE room for the Boo Hoo Breakfast at 9am or the Tearful Tea at 1pm

Thursday  August 28th  6:30 – 7:30pm  Curriculum Night for Grades 3-5  

Parents and guardians of students in grades 3-5 are asked to attend to go over curriculum for the year

Looking to plan ahead for the year?

Click on this link below to download the Central PTO Calendar for 2014-2015.  These calendars should go home with students in the next few days.

Central PTO Calendar 2014-2015 FINAL



2014-15 Central School Supply Lists

It’s that time to be thinking about Back To School preparations.  In case you can’t find your child(ren)’s classroom supply lists, I have posted them below.

Please click on the link to see the supply lists for every grade.

Click here =====>>>  Central School supply lists 2014

Mrs. Krueger will be sending out letters with teacher assignments soon.  

Don’t forget the first day of school is Monday, August 25th

Mrs. Krueger and the Central School Staff will hold their annual Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 21st from 1:30 – 3pm. 

You are welcome to bring your supplies then and meet your child’s teacher that day.   

The PTO would also love help assembling backpacks for the Central Backpack Drive during the Meet & Greet at 1:30pm on August 21st.   

We are still accepting donations for backpacks and supplies.  $20 covers the cost of one brand new backpack filled with supplies.

Please contact: Stacy Weinert (630) 880-4650 or if you have any questions about the backpack drive. All backpacks are donated to children in need at Central and other District 62 schools.

Donations are due by Friday, August 15th. 



Lend a helping hand for Central School students

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

The first day of school is still more than a month away but the Central PTO is preparing for one of our most special events of the year and we could use your help!

Can you help make sure that all children in need in our school and district have a new backpack with supplies for the 2014-15 school year?

Your gift of $20 will provide a backpack filled with school supplies for a child at Central School or in District 62.

To donate:  Please download this form ==>  backpack_form1 2014 and mail or drop it off with your money to:

Stacy Weinert
1466 Campbell Ave., Des Plaines, 60016
Please turn in $ and form by Friday, August 15th

Please join us at Central during the Back to School Meet-and-Greet hosted by Mrs. Krueger & Central School staff on Thursday, August 21st to assemble and “stuff” the backpacks @ 1:30 pm.

(We will gladly assemble the backpack for you if you cannot make it.)

Any questions?
Contact: Stacy Weinert- Central PTO- (630) 880-4650 or


Reminder: PTO Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow night will be the final Central PTO meeting of the year.   

Please join us as we discuss some final projects and dates for the end of the year.

We will also hold elections to fill a couple of Executive Board positions.

And we will continue the discussion of being a PTO versus a PTA and what is best for our organization.

Join us Tuesday  in the TILE room at 6:30pm  

Free childcare will be available in gym 

Take the time to be active and involved in your child’s education!


Central Dine and Share Tomorrow

It’s time for another Central Dine and Share!

Tomorrow (Thursday) May 15th
Potbelly Sandwich Works 
Metropolitan Square

No flyer needed! They will donate 25% of all sales between 5-8pm to the Central PTO

They have been so kind to hold another one for us since the day of the last Dine and Share was so cold, there was not a large turnout. So please stop by and grab some dinner if you can! Share this with your friends and family too!

Potbelly D&S


Central PTO Meeting Tomorrow

Don’t Forget: 

Central PTO meets tomorrow (Tuesday) night, May 13th

6:30pm  in the TILE room 

Free child care will be provided 

Please join us and be part of your child’s education!


Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Central next week. 

The Book Fair will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 9am  and 3:30 – 4pm.

Please help support Central and check it out!   It’s always a favorite of the kids.

Colleen Gillespie is looking for some volunteers to help man the cash registers each day before and after school.   It’s an easy job, so don’t be afraid to help out if you are available.

If you can spare some time before and/or after school (even just for one day) , please contact  Colleen at  or 224-522-8472

Thanks in advance for all of your help and support!