Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PTA News & Events

New this year: Join The Central PTA Remind Account.  
Friday February 1st – Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night – 6:30pm APR
Mark your calendars! Please join us on Friday, February 1st for our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo Night. This is a PTA event and is sure to be a fun night for the entire family! The Spaghetti Dinner will take place in the APR room and is catered by Severino's. Dinner will start at 6:30pm, and will cost $10 per person. Bingo will immediately follow in the Middle School Cafeteria. 

Tickets can no longer be purchased.  
NOTE: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  Please email ericajgrant@aol.com with questions.

SIGN UP to VOLUNTEER!  We need people to help set up, check people in, and clean up.

2019 Book Fair--Volunteer Sign up below!!
The Central School Scholastic BOOK FAIR is coming! -- Monday, January 28th - Monday, February 4th – to accommodate our 6 day school cycle. 

We are excited to announce the theme -- DINO-MITE: STOMP, CHOMP AND READ!  All Central students will be given an opportunity during their regularly scheduled library time to shop.  

Also note, FAMILY NIGHT will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.  Join us for prizes and a presentation by the Academy of Natural Sciences beginning at 6p.m.!  There will also be an after school shopping hour until 4p.m on Thursday, January 31st.

Cash, Credit Cards and Checks (made out to Central Elementary School) are all accepted.

SIGN UP to VOLUNTEER!  Do not worry if all slots are taken - ALL parent volunteers are welcome to help shop - we just use the Sign Up Genius to make certain we have enough help for each class visit.

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ea9af2ea5fd0-2019

Questions?  Please contact lyssabuchler@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support!


Winter After School Enrichment Program 2019 Announced (ASEP)!!!
The Winter After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) is just around the corner!!! ASEP is a 6-week program that offers students in grades K through 5th the opportunity to extend their school day and participate in a variety of fun clubs and classes. One-hour classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and start immediately after school (3:05 pm to 4:05 pm). The 2019 Winter session begins on Tuesday, January 29th and runs through Tuesday, March 12th. We are off from school February 19th so the Tuesday session will run one week later.
Registration is done online through SignUp Genius. Class fees range from $40 - $105. The link for registration will be sent on Saturday January 19th at 5:00pm. Registration will end on January 25th at 5:00pm. Space is limited – first come, first serve! Registration automatically closes at this time, and late registration is not guaranteed. Classes that do not reach the minimum to participate will be cancelled.
Students not given permission to walk home can be picked up at 4:05pm in the APR through the blacktop entrance. If your child will not be attending on a particular day, please notify the office by leaving a message on the absentee line. Email the ASEP coordinators at centralasep@gmail.com for more information. 

Click here for class listings: http://www.centralpta.org/p/after-school-enrichment.html
Library Volunteers Needed!!
Library Volunteers needed to help with organizing/shelving books and clerical/miscellaneous tasks.  A volunteer is preferred in the afternoon for one hour but you are welcome anytime you have available (please use the comment section to specify the time of arrival).  We ask that volunteers commit to at least one hour a month.  This is a great way to get involved and allows our wonderful Librarians more time to focus on teaching.
Lunch Recess Volunteer Sign up & Training
Central Elementary PTA is looking for volunteers to help in the lunchroom and outside on the playground for grades 1-2 and 3-5. Help is needed in the lunchroom assisting children and also outside to organize games, keep an eye out and be someone for a child to talk to if needed.

To sign up, it is necessary that volunteers have attended a training session already (in school years 2016-2017 or 2017-2018) or sign up to volunteer after the next training session date and go to that training session. You will not be permitted to volunteer until you have attended a training session.  Training was held on Friday, October 26 at 9 am.  Thank you to those that attended.

It is suggested that interested volunteers sign up for multiple time slots so that they are volunteering on a regular basis and become a familiar face to the students and someone with whom the students feel safe and comfortable. We strongly encourage signing up on a weekly or bi-weekly basis!  Sign Up Here!!

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Simonson at (610)348-4828 or erin_cohen@hotmail.com.
PTA Membership...It’s not too late! Help us reach our Membership Goal!

If you haven't done so, please consider joining our PTA. We are getting close to our membership goal and need your support! The Central School PTA works hard to give its time, resources, and more than $60,000 last year to our school and students. Please use our Memberhub website to pay your annual dues. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Duncan at ead60@hotmail.com.

Congratulations to Charlie Hewlett!!  Box Top Hero of the Month!!!
Congratulations to Charlie Hewlett of Mrs. Trusel's class!!  He is the Box Top Hero of the Month having collected 66 box tops!

Please continue collecting!  When you send your box tops in, the ziploc bag should have your child’s name and classroom on it!  The Student with the most amount will be the box top hero of the month!!!