Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PTA News & Events - Can't Miss Events of Fall 2018!


Welcome Back Central School Families!


We look forward to a wonderful 2018-2019 school year!! The PTA has been working hard over the summer planning wonderful events for this Fall!  Please come out and join us!! See important Fall Dates below!  

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Fall 2018 Can't Miss PTA Events

Ringing of the Bell

Wednesday, September 5th, 8:10 a.m., Central School Blacktop

Chair - Ellen Duncan (ead60@hotmail.com)

Ringing of the Bell is a wonderful tradition that brings Central School families together on the morning of the first day of the school year.  Students and families all gather on the blacktop behind Central School for a short ceremony before the school day begins.


Back-to-School Coffee

Wednesday, September 5th, 8:30 a.m., Central School APR

Chair – Sarah Hastings (sarahedavis2@yahoo.com)

Join us after Ringing of the Bell on the first day of school to chat about summer and get excited for the new school year!  This is an opportunity to meet parents and learn more about the PTA.

Back to School Night

Wednesday, September 12th, 6:45 p.m., Middle School Auditorium/Central School Classrooms

Come interact with the administrators, your student’s teacher, and other classroom parents on this adults-only evening.  

Central School Parent Socials

Friday, September 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Chair – Megan Sczechowicz (meganscz@gmail.com)

Central School Parents-only social for kindergarten, first and second grades to be hosted by three individual Central School houses for each grade. This is a great opportunity to get to know other parents of children in your grade, especially if you are new coming into the school. We are still looking for a house for first and second grade! Please let us know if you are interested in hosting!


First Central School PTA Meeting of the School Year

Wednesday, September 26th, 7:00 p.m., Central School Library
Please plan to join us at our first PTA meeting of the year.  Meet this year’s officers and find out what the PTA is all about!


Ice Cream & A Movie

Friday, September 28th, 6:30 p.m., Central School Blacktop & Central APR
Co-Chairs – Meg Hollingworth (meg.hollingworth@gmail.com) Miriam Baskies (baskies@me.com) & Ellen Brenner (ecarey78@yahoo.com)
We scoop, you enjoy.  Come hang out with other Central School Families at the annual PTA-hosted Ice Cream Social, and get the school year started off right.  For those that want to take a break from the blacktop, following the ice cream a movie will be played in the APR.


Picture Day
Friday, October 5th
Chair –Trisha Bickhart (trishabickhart@gmail.com)
Individual student pictures are on this day. Volunteer to help Central School Students look their best on picture day!  We rely on parent-volunteers to help the kids line up, fix those stray hairs, and encourage smiles .  


Annual Central School Fashion Show
Thursday, October 25th, 6:30 p.m., Tavistock Country Club
Co-Chairs –Tricia MaGrann (tmagrann12@gmail.com) and Courtney Sherly (CourtneySherly78@gmail.com)
Vice President and Advisor – Erica Grant (ericajgrant@aol.com)
This annual ladies’ night out is the school’s most successful fundraiser.  Mark your calendar now and plan to attend to have to dinner, watch Central School teachers and staff model town fashion on the runway, bid on donated auction items, and enter raffles to win classroom “baskets”.
Families in each child’s class donate items to the class baskets which end up being more than just baskets of goodies. These raffles are chock full of great items which in the past have included grill sets, kayaks, game systems and more that end up raising some serious money for the school and generate great excitement to the winners at the Fashion Show. These baskets, auction items and ticket sales generate 80% of our funds for the school year! It’s a fun night and a great opportunity to hang out with friends and meet new people, all while benefiting Central School!
This year’s Fashion Show theme is “Fashion & Fairytales” and our dedicated committee has been working hard the past several months to make it our best year yet.  The Fashion Show relies on parent volunteers to plan and execute this fabulous event. Check out the PTA website for more information on specific ways to get involved.
Silent auction coordinator-Courtney Sherly (CourtneySherly78@gmail.com)
Classroom baskets coordinator- Caty Karns (Catykarns@gmail.com)
Sponsorships- Tricia Magrann (Tmagrann12@gmail.com)