MARCH 10, 2023



Spirit Day today, Friday, March 10th: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go Day”

Wear a shirt or piece of clothing from a place you have visited or would like to visit.

Upcoming Dates

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Square 1 Art

Coming home to you soon will be your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Get a head start, and start ordering keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art online NOW, if you like!

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!

Order by: 3/31/2023

Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!

Thank you for supporting our school!


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Spring Book Fair Coming April 3rd and April 4th

Students and teachers shop during the day and parents can shop Monday evening during conferences! Cash, credit or e-wallet. Volunteers will be needed so please keep an eye out for sign-up’s.

Half Day Bagel Lunch!

Did your child love the half day bagels in November and December? Half Day Bagels are BACK for April. Pre order your Bagel Nosh bagel to bring home! Order your child a plain or rainbow bagel with butter or cream cheese to bring home for lunch and help the CAS PTO fundraise at the same time! Order now to bring home on April 3rd and April 4th.

See the flyer for more details on our program with Bagel Nosh or visit www.caspto.com to order!

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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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Read Across America in March!

There are a ton 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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Doodle for Google Contest

Click the logo below for an exciting contest with Google. Students can work with any materials they want, but all Doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us completed entry form or submit it online as a png or jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 14, 2023 11:59 p.m.

Pomptonian Food Service Update

With March around the corner, I want to share all the excitement we have prepared for the lunchroom.

March is National Nutrition Month. To celebrate we have created our next edition of the Pomptonian Nutrition News series, Healthy School Lunch Challenge. At the end of this video, we invite your students to submit a recipe for Pomptonian’s Healthy School Lunch Challenge. Check out the video below for details. An important highlight, Super Grand Prize winners will receive a vertical garden for their school! Please consider sharing the video and flyer with your community.

Also, you may remember that March brings our Flavors Around the World Promotion. We are celebrating a dish from a different country once a week in high schools, allowing students to taste delicious new foods and learn about the cultural background of the region.

Healthy regards,

Toni Marie Bowman, MBA, RDN, SNS

Director of Nutrition Services

Phone – (973) 241-3013

Nutrition News: Healthy School Lunch Challenge Edition

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.


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. Check out the flyer below for events where you can find your lost items.

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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.

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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Announcement: Madison Summer Arts Program

Check out the flyer's below for info on this year's Madison Summer Arts Program.


We are pleased to announce the Madison STEAM Academy is returning in 2023 for another summer of excitement and fun!

Please visit www.madisonpublicschools.org/steam academy for details and an FAQ about the program. Enrollment will begin mid-March!

Home Connection

This week's Home Connection Skill:

Understanding Social-Emotional Competencies Part #4

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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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MEF Events

Check out these Spring events coming from the Madison Education Fund.

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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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