FEBRUARY 24, 2023



  • Next Week begins Read Across America!
  • Troy Cummings author visit on Monday 2/27

Upcoming Dates

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Upcoming Events at CAS

  • March 9, 2023 is our 9th annual Family Reading Night! We have mystery readers, special guests, and teachers who have the opportunity to read out loud their favorite books! Pajamas, snacks, and prizes make it an even more special evening! Join us!


A special thank you to Mrs. Brenneman and Mrs. Sullivan for organizing the STEAM Fair! In addition, thank you to Mrs. Monkemeier from MHS and the students at MHS who judged the projects! Lastly, thank you to BASF for the lab bags and support of our annual STEAM Fair!


On 2/14 we had a CIRCUS come to our school! Eric and Lisa, the Give and Take Jugglers, came to our school and talked about kindness and teamwork as they juggled, swung through the air and brought smiles to the kids and staff faces! It was a great way to kick off Valentine's Day and the staff and students enjoyed every minute.

Check out the photos below!

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Read Across America in March!

There are a ton of events scheduled for CAS Students along with spirit days every Friday for the month of March.

This is to celebrate Dr. Seuss who is the original author of Read Across America Week.

Please reach out to CAS Library Media Specialist Mr. Paradiso with any questions at Paradisoc@madisonnjps.org

See flyer below for details!

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New Program - Lunch with the Principal

Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will have an opportunity to have lunch with Mr. Liss and friends! The goal of these lunches is for students to share what they love about CAS, what we can bring to CAS, and general fun conversation about interests. This is also an opportunity for Mr. Liss to get to know your child even better! Please understand this is not mandatory.

Children will be able to pack or buy his/her individual lunch. Click on the sign-up genius to get a spot for your child. Please only sign up for one spot per student.


Family Fitness Event with CrossFit 377 on March 3rd!

Get ready to sweat and have a blast with the entire family! Join us for a special fitness event taught by Madison’s own CrossFit 377.

Registration is still open: www.caspto.com.

WHEN: Friday, March 3

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

WHERE: Central Avenue School gym

FEE: $20 per family; included with your payment will be a fun CAS swag bag for each child registered.

To allow for adequate elbow room during the fitness class, we're limiting registration to 200 attendees. Please only add ONE package to your cart.

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Lost and Found

As the cold weather approaches, our lost and found table starts to grow to a snow-covered mountain! Help your coats, hats, sweatshirts, scarves, water bottles, and lunchboxes find you again by labeling your stuff. See below flyer for Oliver's Labels!

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Volunteer Opportunities!

We are so excited to have parent volunteers back in the building! There are all sorts of ways you can volunteer to help, here are our immediate needs:

PTO Treasurer

Our PTO By-Laws limit this position to a 2-year term. PTO Treasurer is responsible for keeping the books, working with the PTO Presidents on our budget, writing checks and various other tasks. This role should be detail oriented and a basic knowledge of bookkeeping is helpful. If you are interested in learning more, please email CASPTO@gmail.com to let us know.

PTO Vice Presidents

This role is a 2-year commitment, as you will be Vice President for the 2023-2024 school year and President for the 2024-2025 year. This role works best with 2 people, so grab a buddy and sign up! The Vice Presidents shadow and assist the Presidents in a variety of activities, including managing emails, scheduling events, organizing volunteers, overseeing the budget for events and fundraisers, fulfilling teacher requests, after school enrichment, teacher appreciation and more. This is a very FUN and rewarding role and is a great opportunity to expand your network, make new friends and get valuable insights into the inner workings of CAS. If you are interested in learning more, please email CASPTO@gmail.com to let us know.

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Shavees Wanted!

The Madison St. Baldrick's event is this Sunday, February 26 at 2:00pm at Bottle Hill Tavern and Downtown Salon.

We welcome new and returning shavees of all ages to join "the shave."

If you or someone you know is interested please pre-register using this link:


To learn more about our event, check out our video:


Thank you for your support in the fight against Childhood Cancer!

Home Connection

This week's Home Connection Skill:

Understanding Social-Emotional Competencies #2

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Upcoming: Training Session Webinar

On March 2, 2023 at 6pm, Madison Public Schools, in conjunction with CarePlus of NJ, will be providing a virtual training session for parents and staff entitled: “Creating a Culture of Kindness: Teaching Our Children Empathy & Gratitude.”

When: Mar 2, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Creating a Culture of Kindness: Teaching Our Children Empathy & Gratitude

Please click the ZOOM link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 428256
Webinar ID: 841 8129 3710
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/

MHS Tricky Tray

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I9 Sports gives back to CAS

Looking for spring and summer sports related activities? Check out i9. Mention Central Avenue School PTO and i9 will give back to the PTO! See flyer below!

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Changes are coming! CAS PTO has been meeting with landscapers and contractors to develop a plan for an enriching and practical learning garden for our students to enjoy. Be on the lookout for opportunities to get involved and leave your mark at CAS.