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Click here for the February PTO newsletter!

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School Spirit Day – Friday 2/24 – Mismatch Day

Annual School Carnival Raffle Basket Donations & Items – Due Friday 2/24 – The Center Road School Annual Carnival will be upon us before we know it! On Saturday March 4th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. One of the most popular events at the school carnival is the raffle for classroom gift baskets. The raffle is always an exciting way for the PTO to raise funds and we cannot do it without your help! By assigning the themes early, we hope you can take advantage of holiday sales or simply have extra time to think of ideas and plan your support. All donations and items for the themed gift baskets need to be brought in by Friday February 24th. The Raffle Basket Committee will be coordinating with the teachers and room parents on the gift baskets and will assemble the gift baskets. Please click here for the flyer.

Annual School Carnival Volunteers Needed – The School Carnival is right around the corner, Saturday, March 4th, and this year we are using SignUp for parents to volunteer to work the event, help set up on March 3rd, and/or clean up on March 4th. Use this link,, to volunteer to help. Thank you for volunteering! We are looking forward to another great Carnival! We can’t do this without you! Any questions please contact Nichole Greco, or 860-209-4532.

Annual School Carnival Loop The Can Items Needed – This is a game where you are given rings to toss over food items. We rely on donations to make this game possible! There will be a box labeled Loop the Can in the front hallway starting this month. Loopable items include but are not limited to box juices, pudding, cans of cookies, soda, fruit roll up, Pringles, small packages of crackers, etc. The kids love this game!

Annual School Carnival Cake Walk & Bake Sale Items Needed – On Saturday March 4th we will be having our Annual School Carnival. Again this year we will be including our very popular Cake Walk and Bake Sale in addition to other fun fair activities. We need your help to make this year’s Cake Walk and Bake Sale a success like it is every year. If you would like to bake a cake or any type of dessert item please fill out the form and return it to school. Dessert items could include cookies, brownies, donuts, pastries, cake pops, bars, breads, etc. Any type of cake will be used for our Cake Walk. We ask that you please label items that are made with nuts or nut products. Extra decorative touches are at the discretion of the baker. Remember our school colors are green and white and our mascot is Speedy. Have fun with this great fundraiser! Please drop off your donation at the school any time on Friday March 3rd in the office or bring to the school cafeteria Saturday morning after 8:30 AM.

Munson’s Chocolates & Jave Joes Fundraiser – Orders Due Friday 3/3 – Items will be delivered in time for Easter but to ensure this ALL orders MUST be back by Friday March 3rd. There needs to be time for processing the orders and shipping! No exact pick up date is set yet, however it will be sometime the week before April vacation. Stay tuned for updates as it gets closer! If you have any questions regarding the fundraiser please contact Angela Fredrickson,

2016-2017 Yearbooks Are On Sale – Orders received by 3/31 are $20, orders received after 3/31 will be $25. Checks should be made payable to CRS PTO or you can order online at with Yearbook ID Code 1367017. Fifth Grade Parents – Please note that 5th graders receive a free yearbook from the PTO so there is no need to order one for your graduating CRS student!

Sneak Peek – March’s Events

  • 3/3 – Munson’s Chocolates & Java Joes Fundraiser Orders Due
  • 3/4 – Annual School Carnival
  • 3/16 – PTO Meeting
  • 3/17 – School Spirit Day – School Colors
  • 3/21 – Gift Card Orders Due
  • 3/28 – Gift Card Orders Delivered
  • 3/31 – School Spirit Day – Twin Day (pick a friend and wear matching outfits!)
  • 3/31 – Fit N Fresh Fundraiser Begins

Volunteers Needed – New this year, we are offering an incentive to volunteer – $25 gift card or $50 restaurant/movie combo gift card. Every time you volunteer, you get entered into the drawing. Drawing 2x a year, Dec/May. We have many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Please keep in mind that where a chairperson is needed the duties can be divided between more than one person so grab a friend or two and try something new! Any amount of time you have is needed and appreciated. The winners for December were Misi Mattos ($25 gift card for 99 Restaurant) and Carolyn Lapworth ($25 gift card for Dave and Buster’s)!

Attention 5th Grade Parents – A note to 5th grade parents. You may not be aware, but the PTO pays for the entire 5th grade field trip to Boston, which in the past has included the parent chaperones. Unfortunately, due to rising costs, we will now be asking the chaperones to pay for their tickets. However, the PTO will waive the chaperone fee to any parents who volunteer at least 3 hours of their time at one of our many events! Please understand that the PTO does NOT pick the parents that get to chaperone. That is up to the discretion of the teacher and the “way” they choose their chaperones. The PTO board can only keep track of who will need to pay their way or who will have the fee waived. Volunteering your time does NOT guarantee you will be a chaperone.

PTO Money – The PTO has such an important job when it comes to funding and planning out the school year! We try to plan a lot of fun events as well as support our teachers and staff at Center Road School. And yes, we do this through fundraising and some would say a lot of fundraising! But it all goes towards making your children’s elementary school years as fun as possible! So, ever wonder just what we do with the money we raise? Well click here is a brief description of all the wonderful things the PTO does.

Attention PTO Committee Chairs – In order to help volunteers run future PTO events/fundraisers, we’re creating a place on our PTO website where anyone can go to view what is involved in a particular event. If you have chaired a PTO event, please email Angela Fredrickson, and provide any information about that particular event (i.e. do you send a flyer home with students, does it involve a permission slip being signed, do you need the building form completed, etc.)