October 2018

Important Dates


5 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8AM in Media Center
12 - 5th Annual FUN RUN Fundraiser
15-19 Book Fair Preview Week
19 - Fun Run Rain Date
22-26 Book Fair
23 - Grandparents Breakfast @ 8AM in Cafeteria
29 - Fall Classroom Parties, Grades K, 3 & 5
30 - Fall Classroom Parties, Grades 1, 2 & 4


1 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 4PM in Media Center
7 - Staff Conference Night Dinner

From the Board

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first General Membership PTA Meeting of the year. We had a really great turnout and we’re so happy so many of you want to be involved this year! We are pleased to announce our new Secretary will be Stacey Donaldson for the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTA! If you chose to receive a directory, they will be put together and will be sent home shortly. We are very excited about our Fun Run coming up this month. We have some really great prizes in store for the kids this year and some fun surprises on the race course! Please remember to send in those last minute donations and send your child’s race packet with any cash or checks back to school by the day of the race (October 12). Everything online will already be recorded. Prizes will be distributed shortly after the race. We have even more fun to look forward to this month, Book Fair & our annual Grandparent’s Breakfast is coming up soon too! For more details, visit our website www.ptaces.org. We hope everyone has a great month!

Brooke, Ashleigh, Dee, Alanna & Stacey

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Fun Run

CES PTA Fun Run Fundraising officially kicked-Off on Sept. 13th! Thanks to those who already registered and donated online & offline! Your PTA is grateful for every dollar your scholar has raised so far.

Volunteers are needed for the day of the Fun Run, Friday, Oct. 12th (Rain Date of Oct. 19th) If you are available to help with event tasks at any time between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., please, contact Nazarene via email: fundraising@ptaces.org

Or Sign-up HERE!

Register, Donate & Watch our growth LIVE, visit our CES webpage at


Important Fun Run Event Details can be found on the website, as well as other documents you may need (FAQ, Prize Page etc.).

If you're scholar does not have a personal MyFunRun webpage, please GO ONLINE NOW and register your scholar! Continue reaching out to family & friends to help our school make the minimum Goal of $40,000. Share their webpage to family & friends via email, phone call/messaging, Facebook or Facebook Messenger, Twitter, etc.

Spirit wear will arrive this month prior to the Fun Run. If you have any questions contact Jessica Renner - gizmojlc@gmail.com

*****Required Volunteer Training*****

New required Volunteer Training video and online form can be found at https://education.fcps.org/ces/node/462. Please make sure you have completed this training before signing up to volunteer at school. This training must be completed in order to do any volunteering including chaperone a field trip.
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Are you signed up for Store Rewards?

We are excited to earn extra funds for CES through these opportunities!! Please take a minute to see how you can be involved in each one! Did you know Giant donated over $6,000 to Centerville last year?! Linking your cards and accounts will only take a few minutes of your time, but it makes a BIG DIFFERENCE for CES!! Don't forget to ask grandparents to link their cards and accounts too! Little by little, a little becomes a lot! Thank you for your participation!

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!

Giant A+ Rewards

To support a school (up to two schools can be supported):

  • You need your 12-digit GIANT CARD number found on the back of the card
  • Beginning AUGUST 3, 2018 visit www.giantfood.com click on SIGN IN, MANAGE MY ACCOUNT, SAVINGS & REWARDS, to log on to your online account or click REGISTER to create your on-line account. Once you are logged in to your account, you can select a school for A+ Rewards.
  • If you have a GIANT CARD but do not know your 12-digit GIANT CARD number, call the GIANT CARD HOTLINE at 1-877-366-2668 and select Option #1. The representatives will be able to provide you your GIANT CARD number.
  • If you need a GIANT CARD, please visit your local store to obtain one or click here: I NEED A GIANT CARD. It can take up to seven (7) days for a new card to get into the system. After your first purchase, it can take an additional seven days to see the points from your initial purchase to appear on your receipt.

Harris Teeter Together In Education

Centerville Elementary School proudly joins Harris Teeter's Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It's easy and it's FREE. Simply go to https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education to register your VIC card and your card will be link for the entire school year. That's it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, Centerville Elementary School will receive a percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money! Don't forget to link your VIC card to our account code (4118) next time you shop at Harris Teeter!
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Fall Harvest Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to CES Media Center!

Student Preview October 15th – October 19th

Book Fair is Open for Sales

Monday, October 22nd- 9am-5pm

Tuesday, October 23rd - 8am – 8pm

  • Grandparent Breakfast 8am-8:45am
  • Craft Night 6pm-8pm

Wednesday, October 24th – 9am-5pm

Thursday, October 25th – 9am-8pm

  • Literacy Night 5pm-8pm

Friday, October 26th – 9am-4pm

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Grandparent Breakfast

Mark your calendar! Please invite your child’s grandparents to join them for a special grandparents’ breakfast and to shop at our early morning Book Fair. Breakfast will be served at 8am on Tuesday, October 23 in the Cafeteria.
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Box Top Drive

It's time to kick off our October Box Tops Campaign! 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 $2000 with about 200 students participating! This year our goal is $3000 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 8th - OCTOBER 26th. If your child turns Box Tops in DURING these two campaigns, they will be eligible for randomly drawn prizes, top amount brought in by an individual prize and a top amount brought in for a classroom prize. ONLY BOX TOPS BROUGHT IN DURING THE CAMPAIGN DATES WILL COUNT FOR ENTRY FOR THE PRIZES.

However, if you miss those dates please send them in as they will still count as money for our teachers! If you have any questions or would be willing to help count the Box Tops during the campaigns, please email me at mrivera1998@gmail.com. Thank you for clipping for our Centerville Elementary Stars!

Maureen Rivera

Box Tops Coordinator

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Fliers Committee Needs Your Help!

Our CES students bring home their Thursday Folder each week with important information from the teacher, completed assignments as well as school and community news/information. The Fliers team meets every Wednesday morning at 9am to collate and distribute the paper information that comes home from the school and community in those folders. With the 'going green' initiative we typically do not have a lot to do! However, we do need volunteers each week for 1 - 1.5 hours on Wednesdays to tackle the information that needs to get home to parents. You do not need to volunteer every week. Any assistance at all is greatly appreciated - every week, every other week, once a month or even every other month. If you are interested please contact donaldson.stacey@gmail.com to volunteer.

Lunch Shifts:

Assist CES Staff during lunch periods for kindergarten and 1st grade. Daily volunteers are needed. Please contact Stacey Donaldson at donaldson.stacey@gmail.com for more informaiton.