FEBRUARY 17, 2023



No School Monday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 21st

Upcoming Dates

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Upcoming Events at CAS

  • One School/One Book - CAS Reading Specialist Mrs. Magnani organized, with the support of the MEF, this season's One School, One Book during the week of February 20th. Our book will be Is this Your Class Pet? by Troy Cummings. This book is the third in the series and follows Chris Paradiso's read-alouds of the first two. This will also help build excitement for our Troy Cummings author visit the following week.

  • March 9, 2023 is our 9th annual Family Reading Night! We have mystery readers, special guests, and teachers who have the opportunity to read out loud their favorite books! Pajamas, snacks, and prizes make it an even more special evening! Join us!

Valentine's Day Recap

Students enjoyed The Little Circus on Valentine’s Day. This interactive and captivating show featured juggling, vaudeville acts, tightwire, death-defying aerial acts, and lots of audience participation as it highlights the value of teamwork, practice, and a positive attitude. Thank you to our PTO!

Read Across America in March!

There are lots of events scheduled for CAS Students along with spirit days every Friday for the month of March.

This is to celebrate Dr. Seuss who is the original author of Read Across America Week.

Please reach out to CAS Library Media Specialist Mr. Paradiso with any questions at Paradisoc@madisonnjps.org

See flyer below for details!

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New Program - Lunch with the Principal

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 this is not mandatory.

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


Calling all STEAM loving 3rd - 5th Graders!

CAS STEAM Fair is happening FEBRUARY 23 this year! If your student registered to participate, display boards were distributed last week.

See flyers below for details and timeline.

Family Fitness Event with CrossFit 377 on March 3rd!

Get ready to sweat and have a blast with the entire family! Join us for a special fitness event taught by Madison’s own CrossFit 377.

Registration opens today at 5pm at www.caspto.com.

WHEN: Friday, March 3

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

WHERE: Central Avenue School gym

FEE: $20 per family; Included with your payment will be a fun CAS swag bag for each child registered.

To allow for adequate elbow room during the fitness class, we're limiting registration to 200 attendees. Please only add ONE package to your cart.

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Lost and Found

As the cold weather approaches, our lost and found table starts to grow to a snow-covered mountain! Help your coats, hats, sweatshirts, scarves, water bottles, and lunchboxes find you again by labeling your stuff. See below flyer for Oliver's Labels!

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Volunteer Opportunities!

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 Treasurer

Our PTO By-Laws limit this position to a 2-year term. PTO Treasurer is responsible for keeping the books, working with the PTO Presidents on our budget, writing checks and various other tasks. This role should be detail oriented and a basic knowledge of bookkeeping is helpful. If you are interested in learning more, please email CASPTO@gmail.com to let us know.

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.

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Home Connection

This week's Home Connection Skill: Understanding Social Emotional Competencies

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4th and 5th Grade Writing Project

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Madison Public Schools Hiring Event

Please click on the flyer below for information on the MPS hiring event on Wednesday, March 15th, 10:00am-12:00pm.
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Support the MEF!

See, touch, and learn about sharks at the February 25 event supporting the MEF! Limited number of tickets still available!

See flyer below for details.

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Changes are coming! CAS PTO has been meeting with landscapers and contractors to develop a plan for an enriching and practical learning garden for our students to enjoy. Be on the lookout for opportunities to get involved and leave your mark at CAS.