CES PTA NEWSLETTER

November 2019

Important Dates


November


1 - Movie Night - CES Cafeteria 6:30PM

4 - PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 4PM in Media Center


December

5- PTA Executive Board Meeting @ 8AM in Media Center (snow date 12/12)

13- Movie Night - CES Cafeteria 6:30PM

16 - Staff Appreciation Cookies in the Teachers Lounge

FROM THE BOARD

We have had a really fantastic start to the school year! Our 6th Annual Fun Run was a huge success bringing in over $31K in donations! The PTA is very excited about all of the different items and activities that will be funded this year. We will keep you updated throughout the school year on all the ways your donations made a difference! Thank you to all of the families who came out for the Grandparents Tea. We hope everyone enjoyed the time, refreshments and the Book Fair with their loved ones. We want to extend a huge thank you to Katie Silver, Mrs. White, Stacey Donaldson, Amy Pontius and all of the parent volunteers who took the time to help.


We also have a very important message to share. Now that the redistricting process is complete for our area, we are going to be losing a very large volunteer base. Without volunteers, we CANNOT be successful, nor can we continue to provide all of the different functions and activities of our PTA. Next year, we will be losing around 90 percent of our committee chairpersons. This is a huge loss for our school. We have the ability to tackle the issue head on and we need to plan now. We are asking that if you've ever considered getting involved, now is the time. We are very lucky that we have so much time left in the school year, it will give us the chance to offer shadowing opportunities. For example, are you interested in helping plan the book fair but don't know how? You have the opportunity to work with the existing committee and they can teach you everything they know. We need to take advantage that our volunteers are still here and can teach you what they know before they move on to their new schools next year. This will aid in making the school transitions much easier for everyone. We don't want to lose programs and activities next year because we won't have the help to run them. You can make a difference. If you have questions about which committees are available and what opportunities will exist next year (hint...it's most of them!) please email ptapresident@ptaces.org for more information. This also goes for being an elected Board Member. All positions are up for election every year, but as of this time, most, if not all positions will need to be replaced on next year's board. We hope you will take the time to learn more and get involved wherever you can!


Happy Fall!


Brooke, Ashleigh, Tracy, Ashley and Nicolle

PTA Meeting

Our next PTA Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4th at 4PM in the CES Media Center. We hope to see you there!

Fun Run

We want to thank everyone for donating, planning, volunteering and visiting our Fun Run! The kids (and the staff and parents!) had a really fantastic time! We would like thank all of the businesses who donated prizes to our Fun Run: Hershey Park, KidsFirst Swim School and Bar-T Mountainside. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Manhattan Pizza for their continued support of Centerville. They organized a successful Spirit Night for us in September, donated gift cards for every student who earned at least $40 in our Fun Run along with providing pizza for our Centerville pizza parties. Thank you to all of our wonderful community sponsors!

Reflections

Its time for your Star Students to start thinking about ideas for this years National PTA Reflections Contest! This year’s theme: LOOK WITHIN

Entries from all grades and abilities WELCOME!

Categories:

Dance Choreography

Literature

Film Production

Photography

Visual Arts

Music Composition

Please visit PTA.org/Reflections for more information. A link with registration will be on the CES PTA page soon

STAFF APPRECIATION

Staff Appreciation Conference Dinner a Delicious Success!


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much for such an amazing selection of food donations provided for the Staff Conference Dinner. Everything was INCREDIBLE. Whether you volunteered or contributed a food item —- you made it possible! THANK YOU again for your time and all you do to support our CES Staff.

Please be on the look out for our next Sign-up event. “Oh What Fun” it will be as we Celebrate the Season with a staff holiday cookie party!