January 2020

Important Dates


2 - Welcome Back from Winter Break!
17 - Movie Night, 6:30PM CES Cafeteria

22 - General Membership PTA Meeting in CES Media Center 6:30PM (snow date 1/29)
23 - STEAM Night


6 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 4PM in Media Center (snow date 2/13)
21 - Movie Night, 6:30PM CES Cafeteria

tbd - Valentine's Class Parties

tbd - Valentine's Class Parties

From the Board

We hope everyone had a really fun and restful winter break! We are very excited for what 2020 will bring and the remainder of the school year. We have a lot of fun stuff planned! Please remember to keep your eye on our web page www.ptaces.org for all of the latest news. Also, keep up to date by following us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/CentervilleESPTA/

We wish you a Happy New Year and fun times ahead!

Brooke, Ashleigh, Tracy, Ashley and Nicolle

Bylaw Update

Every three years, Centerville PTA needs to update our bylaws with Frederick County and Maryland PTA. Bylaws will be posted for 30 days prior to our next General Membership PTA Meeting, scheduled for January 22, 2020. No changes are proposed in our bylaws. You can review the proposed bylaws HERE. Come vote yay or nay at our next meeting!

PTA Meeting Date Change

Due to event conflicts during the month of January, we've rescheduled our General Membership PTA Meeting to Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30pm in the CES Media Center. Snow date will be same time and place on 1/29.


Save The Date for STEAM Night

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)

The PTA is a proud sponsor of Centerville Elementary’s STEAM Night on January 23, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Some of the evening activities planned:

  • Students will have the opportunity to gather ideas to develop a science fair project.

  • Other activities will be available to explore all of the concepts of STEAM.

Look for more information to be shared toward the beginning of January.

Moving Schools?

Are you moving to Sugarloaf Elementary or Urbana Elementary next year? If so, Mrs. Blumenthal, the Principal of Urbana Elementary @ Sugarloaf would like to invite you to their PTA Meeting on January 9, 2020 at 7PM in the cafeteria. Their current PTA Board is split with half staying at Sugarloaf and half transitioning to Urbana. If you would like to learn more about the different PTA's and opportunities at your child's new school, please consider attending. Also, please save the date for 2 principal's chats (meet and greets) on January 22nd at 9:30AM and 7PM, along with an initial Sugarloaf Elementary PTA Steering Committee meeting on February 4th at 7PM. All meetings will be held at Sugarloaf Elementary.


Thank you to all the Shining Stars that submitted entries to the Reflections Contest. We had 17 entries!!!! An announcement will be made soon as to which students will move up to the County Level.

Staff Appreciation

We are so very grateful to all the fabulous bakers who donated holiday cookies for the Staff Holiday Cookie Party. The cookies were absolutely scrumptious!

Thank you for your ongoing time and generosity, and please keep an eye out in the upcoming months for our next Staff Appreciation event.