CES PTA NEWSLETTER

September 2019

Important Dates

September 3 First Day of School
September 6 Boo Hoo Breakfast 9AM in Cafeteria
September 10 Back to School night (grades 2 & 5) @ 6PM

September 12 Back to School night (grades 1, 3 & 4) @ 6PM

September 19 Joe Romano Assembly

September 25 PTA Meeting @ 6:30PM in Media Center (Childcare provided by Bar-T)
October 3 PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8AM in the Media Center

October 11 6th Annual FUN RUN!

October 18 Fun Run Race Date

October 28- Nov 1 Book Fair

October 30 Grandparents Breakfast - 8AM in the Cafeteria

November 4 PTA Executive Board Meeting 4PM Media Center

From the Board

Welcome Centerville Families!

We hope you had a great summer! Centerville Elementary PTA is pleased to welcome back returning families and open the doors to our new students. Our officers for 2019-2020 are: President - Brooke Faulkner, VP1 - Ashleigh Duclos, VP2 - Tracy Hayat, Secretary - Nicolle Spitulnik & Treasurer - Ashley Sowers. We are proud to serve alongside an amazing group of parent volunteers and our wonderful teachers and staff.

CES PTA relies upon the support and membership of CES families to provide meaningful events, activities and technology for our school throughout the year. We encourage you to join the PTA! Becoming a member is easy and you are not obligated to volunteer for anything. Joining the PTA is one of the best ways to demonstrate your commitment to your child’s education. We welcome members to attend general membership PTA meetings held throughout the year. Please return a completed membership form and dues to your child’s teacher in order to join.

We know this is a very busy time of year for everyone and we want to make sure parents are plugged in to all the upcoming events and activities taking place at Centerville. Please make a point to sign up for the following communications to ensure you are kept up to date on school events.

PTA Website - Visit our website at www.ptaces.org for all things happening at CES! You can find out more about membership, fundraising, volunteering and PTA school events here.

Remind - We will continue to use the remind service this year. This service sends reminder texts about PTA events, due dates, meetings and more. To join remind, text @joinCESPTA to 81010. You will receive a text when you are registered successfully.

Facebook - Like us on Facebook to get all the latest updates! Check us out at www.facebook.com/CentervilleESPTA

2019-2020 PTA Event Calendar available on www.ptaces.org & www.facebook.com/CentervilleESPTA

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find our contact information on our web site, www.ptaces.org. Together we can create an amazing year at Centerville!

Sincerely,


Brooke, Ashleigh, Tracy, Nicolle & Ashley

Centerville Spiritwear Sale

Show your CES Pride!

Order your grade level T-Shirt to wear on Field Trips, the Fun Run and on Spirit Days all throughout the year!


The PTA is so excited to take our store entirely online this year! Spiritwear can be purchased from August 28th to September 13th. Now is the time to get your grade level shirt for field trips & the Fun Run! New this year, we will be also offering hoodies, sweatshirts & tie dye shirts! Please visit http://stores.bjscustomcreations.com/cespta to place your apparel order. Also, this year we have another new addition: CES socks!!! The sock order is separate from apparel. Please visit http://www.hoopswagg.com/3251040 to place your sock orders! For SOCK checkout only, make sure you put in discount code 3251040 for CES to get free shipping and credit for our school! Both stores close on September 13th, so place your orders now before time runs out!

Fun Run

We are excited to announce we have again partnered up with My Fun Run this year for our annual race fundraiser. We will be using a secure, online system with the option of bringing in cash and checks. This is an important fundraiser for our school and we need your help to make it a success! Race packets will be sent home in September and our race will be held October 11th! For more information, please contact fundraising@ptaces.org

Amazon Smile

Support CES PTA through your Amazon orders! AmasonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Sign up by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ and searching for Centerville Elementary School PTA (Frederick, MD). After you're set up every order you place through Amazon will benefit CES! Just make sure you're shopping on https://smile.amazon.com!

Membership

CES PTA WANTS YOU!! Sign up today to become a member of CES PTA! Use this form to sign up for 2019-2020 PTA, you can register as an individual or family, just print it out and send in with your child. You can also be included in our school directory, which will be published by November for our families to have contact information for the students in their child’s class. This directory is completely voluntary and only given to CES families who purchase a directory. Please complete your membership as soon as possible so we can include your information in the directory. Any questions, please reach out to our membership committee at membership@ptaces.org .

PTA Meeting

Come and join us Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30pm for our first General Membership PTA meeting of the year. Everyone is encourages to attend. Come and meet other parents, ask questions and learn about all things happening at CES. Free childcare provided by Bar-T. Please enter through the side doors at the bus loop/rec center entrance. Meeting will take place in the Media Center.

Grandparents' Breakfast

Mark your calendar and please invite your child’s grandparents to a special grandparents’ breakfast. Breakfast will be served at 8am on Wednesday, October 30th in the Cafeteria.

Box Tops

Our school is a Box Tops for Education school, which means that we ask students to clip Box Tops off of any participating products you may purchase and bring them to the school to raise money for anything that the school may need. Last year we raised just over $1,500 with about 200 students participating! This year our goal is $2,000 with everyone participating! You are welcome to send Box Tops in at any time during the year. There is a plastic container in the foyer of the school labeled BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION. Box Tops can be placed in this container or given to their teachers. Each year our school does two Box Tops campaigns, once in October and once in February. Our October Box Top campaign will run OCTOBER 7th - OCTOBER 25th. NEW THIS YEAR, physical Box Tops are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. Please send in your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired clips you may have at home. Since physical Box Tops are being phased out, download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops Earnings online. download the Box Top for Education App and start scanning your receipts in for Box Tops! Download the all new app here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/

If you have any questions or would be willing to help count the Box Tops during the campaigns, please email boxtops@ptaces.org. Thank you for clipping (and scanning!) for our CES Stars!

Staff Appreciation

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Open House Staff Lunch. It would not have been a success without all your donations, we really appreciate it! Our next event will be in late October, when we host a conference night dinner for the staff. Watch for our sign up to go out soon! For more information about Staff Appreciation events, please contact Jenna Sanborn at staffappreciation@ptaces.org.