Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PTA News & Events

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September 26, 2018 - PTA Meeting Agenda & Minutes

New this year: Join The Central PTA Remind Account.  

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Winter Breakfast coming up!
December 1, 2018. 
Central School All Purpose Room
Kindergarten Seating: 8:30-10am
1st Grade Seating: 10-11:30am

Art Reflections Program
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections!
This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. We are holding workshops at the Central Elementary Art Classroom for students who are interested in the visual arts. Please click on the link to sign up at:
For students who are interested in other categories, you will need to work on your submission at home. Other categories include: music, dance, writing, film production and photography. 
Deadline for submission: Friday, December 7, 2018
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Grace Worthington White at gwwhite@live.com
Cheetah Chasers!
Come out and help us cheer on our Cheetah Chasers at recess! Our new recess running program has been a big hit so far with the students and we could use some more help! Volunteers are needed every Tuesday from 11:40-12:40 in the back field to help scan runners using an app, guide children on the course, and hand out charms. The program will run until December 18th, then resume again in the spring. 

For those who would like to volunteer to be a scanner, please download the app and attend one of the very brief training sessions prior to volunteering. If you're interested, please check out the sign up genius below. If you have any questions, email Donna Moffett at paperwings81@gmail.com

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.  The next training will be held on Friday, October 26 at 9 am.

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.
Join the Indulgence Cupcakery for a Cupcake Wars Class while giving back to your school!
Join the Food Network star bakers of Indulgence for this fun, interactive, fast paced class. Presented with a theme of delicious and exotic ingredients, each team gets inspired to come up with exciting and unique cupcake flavors to be presented to the judge. Each team will be provided with three cupcakes each and will work together in this timed event to complete each cupcake round. Each individual will get to bring home the three cupcakes they made for their family and friends to try! Sweet competition, delicious cupcakes, silly laughter and team togetherness creates an afternoon your children will love!  Call the Indulgence Cupcakery directly to reserve your spot at (856) 354-0400.

Class duration: 1 hour
Ages: 6+
Cost: $35 per person ($10.00 of each child's admission will be given to the school)

Please note there is a minimum of 8 children for us to keep the class. In the chance there isn't, we will reschedule to a different date.

Nov. 2nd: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Nov. 3rd: 1pm-2pm
Nov. 4th 11am-12pm
Congratulations to Jack Laska!!  Box Top Hero of the Month!!!

Congratulations to Jack Laska in Ms. Hood’s class!!  He is the Box Top Hero of the Month having collected 191 box tops!!! October’s Box Top 100+ Club includes: Connor McGill (150 Box Tops-  Ms. Ruiz), Ryan Blackburn (100 Box Tops - Ms. Ruiz) Eloise Shields (117 Box Tops - Ms. Lipski). Congratulations to Ms. Lipski’s class as they are still in the lead for the Ice Cream Party, thanks to Eloise Shields and all of her hard work collecting!!

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!!!

Lizzie Haddon Fall Fair Postponed Until 11/17

Due to the weather, the Elizabeth Haddon Fall Fair will be postponed until 11/17.

Inaugural Haddonfield Parents 3v3 Co-Ed Basketball Tournament to Benefit Lizzie Haddon 

The Inaugural 3v3 Haddonfield Parent Basketball Tournament will be held Friday, November 30 in the Middle School Gym from 6:00-10:00 with games starting promptly at 6:30.  This Tournament is for Parents Only who have children in the Haddonfield Public Schools. Sign Up Here!