PTA Mission, Funds and 19/20 Board


Central School PTA Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families to advocate for all students.  We hope you will join us as we:
  • Help fundraise to provide needed programs and supplies in our school 
  • Network and meet other parents
  • Learn more about Central School, upcoming events and programs
  • Make changes that benefit the school community
PTA Board 2019-2020
    • Ashley Staller -- President  -- adamato@gmail.com
    • Ellen Brenner -- Vice President -- ecarey78@yahoo.com
    • Michelle Cassin --  Vice President -- mcassin@cbpref.com
      • Alison Rynkar -- Vice President -- alisonrynkar@yahoo.com
      • Katie Watts -- Vice President -- Katie.d.watts@gmail.com
      • Lyssa Buchler -- Treasurer -- lyssabuchler@gmail.com
      • Ellen Duncan -- Membership -- ead60@hotmail.com
      • Linda Lee -- Secretary -- slindalee@gmail.com



      How does the PTA raise and spend money?


      • The PTA raised over $60,000 in the 17/18 school year.  Your support is greatly appreciated and is essential to the curricular, enrichment and community-building events that make Central the special learning community that it is!
      • As we look to 18/19, our financial goals are to increase funds raised, most especially at our five major events (e.g., Fashion Show, PTA Dues, Pretzel Sales, After School Enrichment and Book Fair).  We will also focus our efforts on AmazonSmile, where we can donate directly to Central School PTA through our purchases all year round! Bookmark this link so all your shopping will benefit our School.  Our School Code is 32279 Central School PTA.   http://smile.amazon.com/ch/22-3315250 
      • We welcome any feedback or ideas on fundraising and funds usage.  Please reach out to Ashley Staller or Michelle Aleti with any questions.
      Below are our 17/18 Major Fundraising Activities:
      17/18 Major Fundraising Activities
      (activites raising over $500 are shown here)
      Total% of Total
      Fashion Show $           51,971.2080.2%
      PTA Dues $              2,713.124.2%
      Pretzel Sales $              2,667.474.1%
      After School Enrichment $              2,476.403.8%
      Book Fair $              1,294.972.0%
      Holiday Breakfast and Cookie Walk $              1,067.991.6%
      Secret Shop $                 701.261.1%
      Spirit Wear $                 675.001.0%
      Central Skating Party $                 643.001.0%
      Spring Social $                 603.470.9%

      And these funds were deployed in the following manner:

      • 17/18 Administration & Teacher Wish List Requests 
        • Playground Equipment (to be installed in 2018)
          • $ 11,820.91 (18.0% of Total)
        • 30 Chrome Books & Cart 
          • $13,029.83 (19.8% of Total) 
        • Curriculum and Classroom Enhancements (e.g., new books, standing desks, flexible seating, document cameras, etc.) 
          • $ 5,000.00 (7.6% of Total) 
      • Class Trips 
        • $11,388.25 (17.3% of Total) 
      • Student Assemblies & Speakers
        • (e.g., Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, Lenape Lifeways, Noah Lewis - Revolutionary War Hero, David Lubar - Author) 
          • $ 17,733.32 (11.8% of Total) 
      • Student Enrichment Activities & Events
        • (e.g., Boys/Girls on the Run, 5th Grade Remembrance, Ringing of the Bell, Junior Great Books, Math Club, Central Community Service Day) 
          • $ 5,360.83 (8.2% of Total)
      • PTA & School Operations
        • (e.g., Water Coolers, Field Day, Kindergarten/New Student Orientation, Online/Software Fees, PTA Insurance & Accountant Fees) 
          • $ 4,893.27 (7.4% of Total) 
      • Teacher / Classroom Supplies 
        • $ 3,520.33 (5.4% of Total) 
      • Teacher Appreciation Events 
        • $ 1,568.48 (2.4% of Total)
      • Parent Enrichment & Community-Building Events 
        • (e.g., Back to School Coffee, Parent Socials, Ice Cream Social, Community Service Day)
          • $ 1,448.71 (2.2% of Total)