The CSPTO Pulse

May 20, 2022

Meet our 2022-23 CSPTO Board Members

We are excited to welcome our new board members and happy to share with you the full CSPTO Board lineup for the 2022-23 School year. We still have MANY volunteer opportunities available to help lead important community events, fundraisers and appreciation activities. Please reach out to if you'd like more information.

2022-23 CSPTO Board:

Co-Presidents: Jen del Solar and Ellen Ellis

Co-Vice Presidents: Elizabeth Chhoeum and Maria Reuder

Co-Secretaries: Carey Noel and Amy Tatton

Co-Treasurers: Thomas Gibson and Tara Lydon

Enrichment Coordinators: Michelle Beard and Tiara Duff


It is nearly Art Show season and Ms. Glennon needs your help with the following:

  1. Preparing materials: checking that every child has an artwork in the show, that it is matted and labeled; creating tape bubbles to make day-of art hanging quicker; pre-hanging 2D artwork on black bi-fold foamcore displays with Velcro tape
  2. Hanging up artwork: On the day of the show (June 2nd); we have ~500 students at Center, which means A TON of artwork to hang in the lobby and cafeteria. The tables in the Art Room will be used to display 3D artworks.
  3. Donations: we are in need of Velcro tape and gaffer's tape
  4. Welcome board and signage: Design and paint/print signage. The show will be color coded to aid caregivers in locating their child’s artwork (for example, all kindergarten art will be mounted on red paper, 1st on orange, 2nd on yellow, 3rd on green, and 4th on blue)

If you are interested please sign up here, or email Ms. Glennon directly at:

CARDS FOR A CAUSE orders due 5/26

Cards for a Cause is Usborne Books & More's fundraising program. Purchase a keepsake box containing 30 greeting cards (with matching envelopes) for $30 per box. There are a few different box options such as: Thanks & Blanks, Kids Birthday, and 2 different All Occasion Boxes —filled with cards for an array of different occasions. See images below of actual cards.

This fundraiser runs through May 26th. Flyers will be sent home with details to order, or you can purchase online now.


Animal Adventures visited our 1st grade classes this past Wednesday. The students had the opportunity to pet and learn about several exotic animals such as an eyelash crested gecko, a chinchilla, a blue-tongued skink, and even got to meet one of their premium animals - a Three Banded Brazilian Armadillo!


Support Center just by doing your regular shopping at Hannaford now through May 28th. When you shop, look for tags on the shelves that say "helps schools". Ask the cashier for your school dollars when you are checking out and drop them in the school dollars collection tower in-store on your way out.



  • Friday, May 20: Show your Chelmsford Pride Spirit day
  • Wednesday, May 25: Gr 2 Enrichment - Plant mobile
  • Thursday, May 26, Cards for a Cause Deadline
  • Thursday, May 26: 3rd grade Tea Party field trip
  • Monday, May 30: No School - Memorial Day


  • Wednesday, June 1: Therapy Dog Visit 9-11

  • Wednesday, June 1: 4th grade visit to McCarthy

  • June 1 - June 7: Book Fair in the library

  • Thursday, June 2: Center Culture & Arts Festival, 4:30 - 6:30

  • Friday, June 3: Gr 4 Enrichment - Mass Audubon Society

  • Monday, June 6: Kindness spirit wear day

  • Tuesday, June 7: End of Marking Period All Grades

  • Wednesday, June 8: PTO meeting at Center Library, 7 PM

  • Thursday, June 9: Field Day

  • Thursday, June 10: Field Day rain date

  • Tuesday, June 14: Flag day

  • Tuesday, June 14: Gr 3 Enrichment - Wingmasters 9:30 - 10:30

  • Wednesday, June 15th: 4th grade Moving On Ceremony and events, starts at 12:30 in the gym

  • Thursday, June 16: Move up Day, 9:15-9:45

  • Thursday, June 16: Half day - last day for Students:

  • Friday, June 17: Half day - Last day for Staff

Center School PTO 2021-22

Erica Thornton & Jennifer del Solar – Presidents

Amy Tatton & Carey Noel – Secretaries

Hilary Spugnardi & Tara Lydon – Treasurers

Michelle Beard & Tiara Duff – Enrichment Coordinators

Teacher Representative - Jessica Remick

We welcome anyone interested in shadowing our officers & coordinators as it helps ensure a smooth transfer of knowledge and better succession planning. If you have questions, or would like to help with an event, project, or make a donation – just reach out to any board member, or send us an email.

For more information, and to stay up-to-date check out our:

  • WEBSITE has information on events, fundraisers, meetings and more
  • FACEBOOK :“LIKE” @PTOCenter for announcements, reminders and other important info
  • VOLUNTEER for upcoming activities or to make requested donations