MARCH 31, 2023



Today is Spirit Day and students are encouraged to dress wacky!

Crazy Socks, Crazy Hair, Crazy Hats, Mismatched Clothing or anything else school appropriate as we celebrate the last Day of Read Across America!


HALF DAYS Monday April 3rd & Tuesday April 4th

NO SCHOOL Friday April 7th

Upcoming Dates

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CAS Mascot visited during the reading train!

Did you hear about the Blue Tiger Mascot visiting school right before Spring Break? Our CAS Mascot accompanied Mr. Paradiso through the halls to remind our students to continue reading over break.

CAS Chorus performed on March 29

The CAS Chorus performed on Wednesday, March 29 and did a fantastic job! Congratulations!

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Square 1 Art order deadline extended to April 3! Details Below.

Simply search for your child's art using Art Search, and enter state, school name, and your student's name. Your student's art and code will appear, and you may order!

Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!

Thank you for supporting our school!


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Blue Tiger Reading Challenge

Spring Book Fair April 3rd & April 4th

Students and teachers shop during the day and parents can shop Monday evening during conferences! Cash, credit or e-wallet.

We need parent volunteers to help with the day. Sign up below:

2023 Spring Book Fair Volunteer Signup

  • Monday, April 3 8:45-12:45 (students), 12:45-2:00, 4:45-8:00 PM (open to all-parents, students, teachers)
  • Tuesday, April 4 8:45-12:45 (students will be coming through with their classes) Cash, credit cards, or eWallets accepted.

Please use this link to set up your child’s eWallet

Please reach out with any questions: Amy McFadden: amyezra@yahoo.com / Megan Brodbeck: meganhobbs00@yahoo.com

Visit our homepage for more info: Book Fair Homepage (scholastic.com)

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**Spring Flower Sale**

Decorate your garden and support our learning garden! The PTO is selling a variety of spring pansies to cover our operating costs in the learning garden. Take a peek through the fence when you stop by school to see our beautiful new garden beds full of nutrient rich, organic soil. Deadline to order is Tuesday, April 11, for pickup starting at 3pm on Thursday, April 13.

Order at caspto.com.

International Day April 21

International Day is coming up! Calling all international families to share your culture with our CAS students. This year our fair will be held April 21 with a zoom meeting for all participating parents on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30pm.

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2022-2023 CAS Teacher of the Year

Do you know a teacher or educational services professional (Paraprofessional, Nurses, Related Services, etc.) who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person for the Governor's Educator of the Year Program by completing this nomination form. Staff members and parents are encouraged to participate. Click here to nominate!

SIGN-UP! Lunch with the Principal

The students who have participated in this cannot stop talking about it. There are still spaces available so be sure to sign up your child!

Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will have an opportunity to have lunch with Mr. Liss and friends! The goal of these lunches is for students to share what they love about CAS, what we can bring to CAS, and general fun conversation about interests. This is also an opportunity for Mr. Liss to get to know your child even better! Please understand that this is not mandatory.

Children will be able to pack or buy his/her individual lunch. Click on the signup genius to get a spot for your child. Please only sign up for one spot per student.


Save the Date FunFest is May 19!

Everyone’s favorite afternoon at CAS is coming soon! Save the date for May 19.

Attention 5th graders!!! Get Ready for FunFest!!! The FunFest Dunk Tank sign-up will be coming soon. Mark your calendar — A sign-up genius will be in the Tiger Town Newsletter on Friday, April 14th.

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Lost and Found Last Call!

You are in luck as next week there are parent teacher conferences and it is a great time to check the Lost and Found. Please don't be shy and stop on by to see if your child has lost anything and we are holding it!

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Home Connection

This week's Home Connection:

Autism Acceptance Month

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Things are happening! We have a design, we have feedback from teachers, we have secured our vendors… Be on the lookout for an opportunity to buy a paver for your family, business or organization to leave your mark on CAS. More details coming soon!

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CAS Volunteer Needed!!

We are so excited to have parent volunteers back in the building! There are all sorts of ways you can volunteer to help, here are our immediate needs:

PTO Vice Presidents

This role is a 2-year commitment, as you will be Vice President for the 2023-2024 school year and President for the 2024-2025 year. This role works best with 2 people, so grab a buddy and sign up! The Vice Presidents shadow and assist the Presidents in a variety of activities, including managing emails, scheduling events, organizing volunteers, overseeing the budget for events and fundraisers, fulfilling teacher requests, after school enrichment, teacher appreciation and more. This is a very FUN and rewarding role and is a great opportunity to expand your network, make new friends and get valuable insights into the inner workings of CAS. If you are interested in learning more, please email CASPTO@gmail.com to let us know.

CAS International Parents Group Chair

This role supports the integration of international families in CAS and creates community through social events. Responsibilities include participate in the Welcome Coffee for New Families in late September; host three meetings during the school year; invite and encourage international families to participate in the CAS International Day; and send flyers for group meetings to the PTO for inclusion in the CAS PTO newsletter.

Lunch Volunteers Needed for Spring!

Thank you to all who have volunteered for lunch this year! 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.

Please sign up for only one slot as many parents are interested:


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

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Spring is about to pounce on Central Avenue School! Get some gloves on your Tiger Paws and fill your fork with compost for 2023 MADISON GREEN AND CLEAN AT CAS! Green and Clean is the new name for May Day - the borough wide volunteer beautification event that started in 1998. Let’s show our pride for our incredible school grounds by preparing it for the year to come.

Volunteers are needed for two events:

  1. Preparation of the school grounds April 22, 9am-11am. We will be cutting back, pruning, weeding, raking and edging. No green thumb required!
  2. Green and Clean day April 29, 9am-12pm. This coincides with the Borough wide Green and Clean event. We need your help to spread mulch and weed flower beds all over campus.

Sign up your family! Your team! Your club! Your community group! What if you can’t come but have tools to lend? There is a spot on the sign up form for you too! Questions? GreenAndCleanCAS@gmail.com

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MEF Events- 20th Annual MEF Madison 5k Run/Walk

Registration is officially open for the 20th Annual MEF Madison 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. Registration is available at www.mefnj.org

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Taste of Madison Monday April 24th

Are you planning on attending this year’s Taste of Madison? The Madison Downtown Development Committee has generously offered to give back to the CAS PTO for every ticket purchased using our name.

Come out and enjoy this signature Madison event at the Brooklake Country Club!

Click here for a basic overview of the event.

Purchased tickets (Reference CAS PTO and we get $20 back for each ticket!):

  • Purchase online at www.tasteofmadisonnj.org - if you choose this method, please send us an email at caspto@gmail.com with your name and number of tickets purchased to get credit for our fundraiser.
  • Complete the below form with a check made out to CAS PTO and place in an envelope marked “Taste of Madison.” Teachers will collect and drop in the front office for collection.
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