September 8, 2023


We had a great First Week of School!

The future of the world are the students in the CAS classrooms!

What you need to know this week:


  • 9/8: Mum sale begins today!
  • 9/8: MEF adult social tonight!
  • 9/15: Tickets for Ice Cream Social go on sale at 5:00 pm
  • 9/25: School Closed - Yom Kippur
  • 9/28: Back to School Night @7pm
  • 9/29: Ice Cream Social @5:30pm
  • 10/5: VIP Training and PTO Meeting (CAS gym)


As the year progresses we will continue to send important reminders. We understand that there is a learning curve, but these are really in place to keep our students safe:

  1. We love pets! However, please do not bring any pets on school grounds. We do have a number of students who have allergies and are very scared of our furry friends.
  2. Arrival and Dismissal Procedures are so important. We want our students to feel safe and be safe! Please cross the street at the crosswalks. Please do not park in the drop-off zones or bus zones. Please get to school on time (8:30 am). Please have your child line up while you step back to where all other parents are located. Please do not pull into the teacher's parking lot.
  3. After dropping off your child, please do not remain on campus. Classes are in session.
  4. Please do not use playground equipment before school! Students should lineup and be supervised at all times.
  5. If your child is late, please walk them inside and sign them in at the main office. If your child is out for any reason, please call our attendance phone line (973-593-3173 ext.
  6. Last, please walk bicycles on school grounds. We do not want any injuries!
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New Website Alert!

Check out our newly refreshed website for any and all things CAS! www.caspto.com

why pay PTO Dues?

PTO dues support activities including monthly assemblies, enrichment programs, and teacher appreciation & supplies to name a few. The suggested amount is $40 (more or less as your circumstances allow). You can pay online here or via Venmo @CASPTO

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Notes from Nurse Young

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a healthy and relaxing summer.

Sickness: Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. Please refer to the Covid-19 attached infographic for guidance from Madison/Bloomfield Health Department for the 2023/2024 School Year.

Students must be fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school. The same 24 hour rule goes for vomiting and diarrhea. Students should be feeling well and tolerating their normal diet.

If your child is not feeling well at school I will contact you. Please be sure to have updated your contact information in Genesis and have listed others who may pick up your child if you are not available.

Roll Call: If your child is going to be late or not coming into school please call roll call before 8:45. All students must be accounted for as soon as possible for safety reasons.

Medication: If your child needs medication at school even if it is an over- the- counter one a doctor's note is required. I can administer Tylenol with parental consent and emergency medications without a medical note. If you do not have the attached form with you at the doctor visit as long as the note is signed and on letterhead that is acceptable.

Med permission.docx

Nuts and Peanuts: All classrooms are nut and peanut free. These foods can be consumed in the lunchroom. Please remind your child there is no sharing of food or drinks at school.

Recess: Please be sure your child is wearing shoes for running and playing during recess. Flip flops, open toed shoes and sandals are not recommended.

Hoping for a healthy & happy school year for all :)

Nurse Jackie

Updated COVID-19 Protocols

Please read the 2023-2024 School Health Protocols from the NJDOH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

COVID-19 School-ECE Health Protocols 2023-2024 BHD.pdf - Google Drive

Mums Sale begins today 9/8/2023

It is time to order mums and help support all of the wonderful extracurricular activities and programs at CAS! Mums come in various colors and cost $10 each. If you choose not to purchase for your home, you can donate to CAS to beautify our school grounds! Pick up will be September 27th at CAS!

New Families, Welcome to Central Avenue School!

New families are welcome to join us at an informal coffee meet up! Check out the flyer below!

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I Scream! You Scream! We All Scream for Ice Cream!

I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream for Ice Cream! The CAS PTO will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Friday, September 29th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. A very casual event, with teachers scooping ice cream, kids playing on the playground and families meeting their child(ren)’s new classmates. Please see the below flyer for more details.

Pre-Registration will open Friday, September 15 at 5pm. Attendance at this event will be capped for safety reasons. Therefore, we have the potential to sell out.

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Show your CAS Spirit!

Select CAS spirit wear will be sold in-person at Back to School Night (9/28) and the Ice Cream Social (9/29)! An online sale with additional styles will be available soon!

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Chalk the Walk Recap

Thanks to all those who came out to Chalk the Walk for the 1st Day of School!! Check out the photos below.

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Get Involved - Volunteer!

Want to know how to help volunteer in your child’s school?

Here are some opportunities for you to join:


As a volunteer, you get the wonderful experience of seeing the students in school and working with our Librarian Mr. Paradiso.

Email libraryvolunteercas@gmail.com to sign up!


The Learning Garden committee has been busy over the summer preparing the garden for the students and staff of CAS.

What is the CAS Learning Garden?

Created in 2015, the CAS Learning Garden is an outdoor, interactive classroom that is enjoyed and cared for by all students and teachers at CAS, who each have the exciting opportunity to plant organic vegetables and enjoy harvesting and then best of all, tasting them!

We need your help! Please sign up as a parent volunteer to help in the garden and assist the students and teachers during their visit. We also need volunteers to help with weeding and watering throughout the year.

If you would like to be part of the Learning Garden Committee for the 2023-24 school year, please complete this google form below:

Volunteer Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/Ut8zzSnbKRnauHbo8

We can’t wait to see you all back in the garden!

~ Carol Heitzmann & Caroline Hughes casgardenfun@gmail.com


Fall sign ups are now open! Volunteering during lunch is a great way to see your children in their school-day habitat. Parent volunteers assist in opening up lunch items, keeping the lunch lines moving, and ensuring the students clean up after themselves. Lunch begins at 11:15am and ends at 12:45pm.

Click here to sign-up: CAS Lunch Volunteer Sign Up - Fall 2023

Contact Danielle Carreon (danielle.asuncion@gmail.com) or Rachel Cushing (CushingFamily37@outlook.com) with any questions.

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