Wednesday, October 13, 2021

PTA News & Events

PTA Checklist

  1. Renew or Join the Central PTA. Sign up here.

  2. Opt-in for PTA Communications. Sign up here

  3. Sign up for Room Parent Communication! See links for each teacher below!

  4. Stay tuned for Reflections info!

  5. Order your Spiritwear for our Next  Spirit Day! Place your orders here. 

  6. Join the PTA Remind App: Receive PTA Reminders through our text messaging service!  Text the message @c8kh6d3 to the number 81010. 

  7. Follow us on Social Media for Reminders & Updates

    1. Instagram: Centrales_pta

    2. Facebook: 

      1. Central Elementary School Parents Page (private)  

      2. @centralesPTA (public)


Important PTA Information & Events


Join the PTA!

Join NOW!


This is an annual donation/membership which helps pay for your children’s: field trips, assemblies, classroom materials and technology, enrichment programs, playground equipment, social events for your family, and more! Please consider making a $25 donation to the Central School PTA for your family membership or, you can join at the individual member level of $15 per parent. Please visit our MemberHub website to pay your dues at If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Ellen Duncan at


Join the Central PTA Remind Account and Follow the PTA on Social Media for Reminders and Updates


  • Remind App: Receive PTA Reminders through our text messaging service!  Text the message @c8kh6d3 to the number 81010. 

  • Instagram: Centrales_pta

  • Facebook: 

    • Central Elementary School Parents Page (private)  

    • @centralesPTA (public)


After School Enrichment Program


First Session Begins October 5th!

ASEP is BACK!!  The 2021 Fall session begins on Tuesday, October 5th and runs through Thursday, November 18th (no school on November 2nd or 4th).  The program is six weeks long. One-hour classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and start immediately after school (3:05 pm to 4:05 pm).   The students will be brought from their classrooms at the 3 pm dismissal right to their ASEP class.

Students not given permission to walk home can be picked up at 4:05pm behind the school on the blacktop by the entrance to the APR. 

If your child will not be attending on a particular day, please notify our proctor Barbara O'Shaughnessy by texting her at 609-238-1219.  She cannot answer her phone during the school day so texting is best or you can email her at  Lastly, you can also email the office by leaving a message on the absentee line. Email the ASEP coordinators at if you have any questions or concerns.


Room Parent Communication

The District cannot provide your Room Parents with your email address. In order to receive communication from your Room Parents regarding classroom parties (crossing my fingers we can have those this year!), field trips (crossing my toes too that we can have those too), volunteer opportunities, optional teacher gifts (holiday/end of the year) and teacher appreciation you need to opt in to Room Parent Communication.  The teachers are listed below with their respective google form.  If you have multiple children at Central, fill out each form for each of your children's teachers. 

Links to Google Forms:



Mrs. Smyth AM:


Mrs. Smyth PM:



Mrs. Quinn--Kindergarten AM: 


Ms. Selbach--Kindergarten AM: 


Ms.Selbach--Kindergarten PM: 


First Grade

Mrs. Gallogly:


Ms. Burns:


Mrs. Green: 


Second Grade

Mrs. Hampel:


Ms. Gill: 


Ms. Kennedy:


Third Grade

Ms. Dellanno:


Ms. Patterson: 


Mrs. Schechter: 


Fourth Grade

Mrs. Hsieh:


Mrs. Gregory/Ms. Sorrentino:


Ms. Hood:


Fifth Grade

Mrs. Bellagamba:


Ms. Rogers:


Mrs. Dupuis:


Reflections Art Program

Fall through Early Winter

Chairs: Rose Andolina (, Nana Shames (

Shadows: Monika Harris ( & Sharon Kaminski (

Reflections Art Program will start soon!  Start brainstorming! The theme this year is “I Will Change The World By…”  Reflections is an Arts in Education program sponsored by the national PTA each year for students to show their talent in the fields of literature, visual arts, photography, dance, and other artistic fields.  Each school holds a school-wide program, and - from each school - three submissions are selected in each age range and category to go to the county-wide competition, which takes place in early December.  Some works from the county-level are chosen to go to the state-wide competition. 

More details regarding the program to come out soon!!

Annual Central School Fashion Show

Thursday, November 18th

Chairs –Tricia MaGrann (, Courtney Sherly (, Ellen Brenner (, Ashley Staller (, Dawn Blaston (

Shadows: Megan Lepore ( & Helen Hannigan (

In typical years, our Central School Fashion Show is a ladies’ night out held at Tavistock Country Club. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, last year we were unable to have our annual Fashion Show in person.  Nevertheless, our fundraising committee was determined to raise funds for our school while supporting our local businesses. After a little brainstorming, Shop Local and Support our School was born.  Similarly this year, in hopes that if we limit our activity outside of school it will keep our kids stay in the classroom, in lieu of the Fashion Show, we will be holding a virtual fundraiser starting the week of November 15th, with the live drawing on November 18th. Room Parents will be in touch soon with details regarding the fundraiser. In addition, to involve our students, leading up to the live drawing, the students will have spirit week!