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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 

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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 https://square1art.com/

Any questions? Contact Susann Folsome  at susann.folsome@gmail.com

 

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
Waterbottlepersonalize
Shop now for unique and useful gifts!
Help your child feel like an accomplished artist, while raising funds for your school!
    
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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

http://www.myrosatis.com/store-details/Des%20Plaines%20Rosemont/

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)

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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)

Palatine

Click for here for directions

ALL CHILDREN MUST HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION!  PLEASE NO DROP -OFFS!!

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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  http://central.digitalpto.com/spirit-wear/

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 swojo@comcast.net

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.   

 

 

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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 -

Shoparoowww.shoparoo.com 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!

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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.

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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.

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Calling all parents! Come to the PTO meeting tomorrow!

Don’t Forget the next Central PTO meeting is: 

Tomorrow, September 23rd 

6:30pm 

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! 

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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.  www.charlestonwrap.com .  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  swojo@comcast.net  or (630) 880-4650

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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
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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! 

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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  swojo@comcast.net

 

 

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Central After School Programs – Sign Up Now!!

C.A.S.E.
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
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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