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Central Elementary School PTO Weekly Newsletter: 10/31/2021

Important Dates

  • Thursday, November 4th - General PTO meeting, 8:30am, Central Multipurpose Room
  • Friday, November 5th - Red/White/Blue Patriotic Spirit Day
  • Wednesday, November 17th - Science Fair

Guess The Teacher Halloween Photo Winners & Teacher Reveal

Were you able to guess all the teachers and win a prize? Click HERE to find out!

Be on the Look Out for Scholastic Gift Certificates

Your PTO provided the Central teachers with FIFTY $10 Scholastic Bucks gift certificates for student recipients to use at the upcoming Winter Book Fair. Teachers were asked to recognize students for traits such as hard work, kindness, compassion toward a friend, perseverance and integrity. If your child brings home a gift certificate, keep it on hand, so they can redeem it for whatever they choose at the Book Fair!

PTO Teacher and Staff Grants

As a result of the wonderful effort and financial support of our No Hassle Fund, Charleston Wraps and SpiritWear, the PTO is able to reinvest those funds into Central. We're excited to announce that the PTO will fund $3000 for teacher and staff grants for Trimester 1 of the 2021-2022 academic year. Grants are intended to cover items that the school and District would not normally cover. In year's past, PTO grants provided opportunities for the Central staff to incorporate extremely worthwhile and creative items into their classroom spaces.

PTO Grants are open to all teachers, specialists, staff members and Central employees. There are no limitations as to where the items are sourced, so teachers/staff are encouraged to explore educational specialty vendors, in addition to traditional "big box" companies.

Applications are due Friday, November 12th. The grant process includes reporting back to our membership what items were purchase and how they are used, so we'll showcase that in later editions of the newsletter.

Spring Spirit Wear Sale

Spirit Wear orders were given to students on October 22nd! If you didn’t get a chance to place an order, keep a look out for another Spirit Wear sale in the spring! Thank you to everyone that supported the PTO with a purchase! If you have any questions about your orders, please email Beth Brouwer at

PTO Bylaws Update Available

We are so grateful to the following members who thoughtfully reviewed the 2013 PTO Bylaws and helped suggest changes to our governing document: Alejandra Alvarez, Jennifer Elkins, Sarah Levy, Andrea Lum, Sari Rosenberg, Mrs. Economos, Mr. Howes, Mrs. Kamp, and Mrs. Lyson. The PTO is required to allow the membership at least 30 days to review proposed Bylaws before bringing them forth at a general meeting for a vote. The proposed Bylaws can be found HERE and will be brought forth for a vote in January 2022.

  • Important changes include correcting the total number of elected board members
  • Adding an Assistant Treasurer position
  • Expanding the membership's protected classes and adding a civility clause
  • Adding clarifications to position names and duties
If you have any comments about the Bylaws, please submit them to:


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