The CSPTO Pulse DRAFT
November 19, 2021
Class Shopping Schedule
At this in-school event, students can purchase small gifts (most under $3) for the holiday season. Participation is optional, and all are given a chance to shop, regardless of if they have funds in hand. Items can be held and you can send in money for Open Shop later in the week.
Please note: Open Shop is for anyone that missed their designated classroom time, students with items on hold, or those who have permission from caregivers to shop for additional items. Parents are not allowed to shop with their child this year. Volunteers will be on hand to help students with their purchases. Fill out the Shopping Guide and send it in with your student!
We could still use some helping hands to keep the Gift Room stocked and organized. Sign up and help us make this unique experience amazing for every student.THANK YOU to our coordinators: Tiara Duff, Lora Stavolta and Ellen Ellis
Vote for School Council Parent Members
Center School, as required by law, has a school council composed of staff members, parents, and a member of the community, if one is available. There should be an equal number of parents and staff members, not including administrators. If there are more interested candidates than openings, the PTO holds an election so parents can choose their representatives.
The council works with school administrators to adopt educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, identify the educational needs of students attending the school,
review the annual school building budget, and formulate a school improvement plan.
We are fortunate to have two interested parents. Please click here to read their biographies and select one to serve on the council. Council members typically serve a three year term.
Annawon Weeden, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, visited with 4th graders this past Tuesday and Wednesday to share the history and culture of his tribe. Students got a chance to make a Native American corn husk doll, which they got to take home.
All Saints' Episcopal Church is hosting a fun Gingerbread Village fundraiser to raise donations for St. Paul's Soup Kitchen in Lowell. You can register to create a Gingerbread House (no fee to enter) or just swing by and visit the final display for a small donation. Learn more on their website.
The PTO Needs a VP!
CENTER'S SHUTTERFLY STORE
Are you ordering holiday cards, calendars or other personalized items soon? If so, shop and earn for Center when you shop through our Shutterfly store link!
Dates to Remember
Monday, November 22: Picture retakes
Wednesday, November 24: Early Release - Thanksgiving break
Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26: No School - Thanksgiving break
Week of Nov 29 - Holiday Gift Room
Tuesday, November 30: End of Marking period Grades 1-4
Wednesday, December 1: Half day - Professional Day
Thursday, December 2: School Council, 4-5PM
Monday, December 6: Patriots Spirit Day- Go Pats!!
Wednesday, December 15: Grades available online for parents Grades 1-4
Friday, December 24: Start of December recess. (Dec 24 - Jan 3
Volunteer for a Great Year
The Center School PTO is all the caregivers & families of Center School students, and it takes help from everyone to make it all happen! Please look at our list of opportunities to get involved and fill out our Volunteer Form to let us know how you’d like to participate with us this year.
CSPTO Board 2021-22
Erica Thornton & Jennifer del Solar – Presidents
Amy Tatton & Carey Noel – Secretaries
Hilary Spugnardi & Tara Lydon – Treasurers
Michelle Beard & Tiara Duff – Enrichment Coordinators
Teacher Representative - Jessica Remick
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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