September 2018

Important Dates


4 - Welcome Back to School!
7 - Boo Hoo/Yahoo Breakfast in CES Cafeteria 9:15-10:30
12 - General Membership PTA Meeting in CES Media Center 6:30PM
13 - Joe Romano School Assembly
17 - Back to School Night, Grades 1, 2 & 4 - 6PM

18 - Back to School Night, Grades 3 & 5 - 6PM


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
29 - Fall Classroom Parties, Grades 1, 2 & 4
30 - Fall Classroom Parties, Grades K, 3 & 5

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 2018-2019 are: President - Brooke Faulkner, VP1 - Ashleigh Duclos, VP2 - Deanna Brown & Treasurer - Alanna Aloi. 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! We have re-designed our web site and we will be utilizing it a lot more this year. 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

The 2018-2019 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!


Brooke, Ashleigh, Dee & Alanna


We are excited to announce we have partnered up with My Fun Run this year for our annual race fundraiser. No more labels or stamps! 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 September 13th and our race will be held October 12th! For more information, please contact Nazarene Dickens or Tracy Hayat at fundraising@ptaces.org

Store Rewards for CES

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!


CES PTA WANTS YOU!! Sign up today to become a member of CES PTA! Use this form to sign up for 2018-2019 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 Rebecca DeGioia, at beccaj72@comcast.net .

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!

T-Shirt colors are specific to each grade level.

> Kindergarten- Red

> 1st- Orange

> 2nd- Yellow

> 3rd- Green

> 4th- Blue

> 5th- Purple

Be sure to check out our new offerings this year, two styles of hats and drawstring bags!

Please visit http://ptaces.3dcartstores.com/to place your order.

Don't miss out! Spiritwear orders close on September 10th.

Orders will be delivered to your child's classroom in early October.

PTA Meeting

Come and join us Wednesday, September 12th 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.

Notice of Election

At our General Membership PTA Meeting on September 12, 2018 at 6:30 we will be holding an election to fill the role of Secretary. This is to serve as an announcement for the nomination of Stacey Donaldson. We will be accepting any other nominations for Secretary from the floor. Thank you!

Grandparents’ Breakfast

Mark your calendar and please invite your child’s grandparents to a special grandparents’ breakfast. Breakfast will be served at 8am on Tuesday, October 23 in the Cafeteria.

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.

Box Tops

Welcome back to school everyone! I wish everyone an easy transition from summer and a successful 2018-2019 school year! 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

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 November, we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner for the staff. Watch for our sign up to go out soon! For more information about Staff Appreciation events, please contact Brooke Faulkner at brookefaulkner77@gmail.com or Ashleigh Duclos at abrooke120@aol.com


We have exciting news! www.ptaces.org has been completely redesigned! We hope you love our new web site as much as we do! We’ve simplified the site and plan to utilize it much more this year. We have a few more little tweaks to make to the site and they should be done soon. Keep coming back to see our updates! Special thanks to Sep Fraunhoffer who spent many hours working on our new design, we appreciate it!