The CSPTO Pulse

Weekly Update for May 7, 2021

4th Grade Ziti Supper is Back - With a Twist

The 4th Grade of 2021 is continuing center school's Ziti Supper Tradition but with a twist. While we can't fill the cafeteria with red checkered table cloths for family style meals, we will bring the family style meals to you, still served (delivered to your car) by our 4th graders for you and your family to enjoy at home. Center families and friends can enjoy these meal's by Chelmsford's own Bianco's Restaurant. This fundraiser supports the 4th grade end-of-year activities.

Place your order by May 16 at 9pm (we can't guarantee orders placed after this time). We can accept most major credit cards, Venmo, PayPal, and eChecks.

WHEN: May 20, 5:00-7:00pm

WHERE: Center School (Curbside Pick-up)

TICKET COST: $55 per family (feeds 4 people)

You are OZ-SOME!

Thank you parents and munchkins for showing your Center Pride and helping us let our teachers and staff know how Toto-ally awesome they have been this year! We had many families contribute to bring treats for the week and make monetary donations. We are also very thankful to Dr. Lang and the School Board for the generous donation that helped make the mid-week lunch for staff possible. It's great to see everyone follow the yellow brick road down to Center school to say thanks during an extra special Teacher Appreciation Week!

FUN RUN Playground Fundraiser!

Help Us Raise Money for a New Playground!

Our playground is 20 years old and isn't ADA compliant. In order to supplement the funds available by the school/town, this year's Fun Run fundraiser will be entirely dedicated to

supporting the playground renovation fund. Onsite during school hours the last full week of school. There will be music, obstacles, prizes and more!

Collect donations from your family and friends for your Class Team, from May 9 to June 4.


Classes will work together to earn prizes when they achieve certain fundraising levels!

(All students in the class will be invited to participate.)

$400 - Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day

$600 - Drop Everything And Read Day

$800 - Center Water Bottle


The top 5 earning classes get extra recess.

The top 3 earning classes get a bonus prize of their choice

If you have any questions or are interested to volunteer to help with the Fun Run, please contact our coordinators:

Gerard Wilson (

Erica Thornton (

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Your Contributions Add Up

On behalf of Table of Plenty - Thank you. We had two cars full of food to deliver to Table of Plenty at the end of April thanks to your generous donations. Kids also had fun lining the third grade hall with all the boxes. What a great Center School Community effort that makes a difference for our neighbors!

Love Seeing Our School Decorated For the Seasons? It Could Be You!

The person who has been decorating our school this year will be handing over the reins to someone new next year. This is a great low key way to get involved with the PTO that has a big impact on everyone who comes to our school - teachers, staff, students, parents, and visitors! Email us if you're interested in this role next year -

We Still Want Your Box Tops - Just Scan and Earn!

Even though BoxTops are no longer found on your food items, don't forget you can now easily scan your receipts into the BoxTops app. We know it's a change and change is hard but once you get it set up the first time, it is easy peasy. Take a few photos of the receipt, it scans your purchases, identifies the Box Tops and applies them to Center School. Learn more.

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Center School PTO 2020-2021

President: Erica Thornton

Vice President: Carey Noel

Secretary: Ginger Skoog

Assistant Secretary: Amy Tatton

Treasurer(s): Hilary Spugnardi & Tara Lydon

Enrichment Coordinators(s): Laura Ecker & Michelle Beard

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.

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