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Click here for a note from the PTO President!

Click here for the April PTO calendar!

Coming Soon: Click here for the May PTO calendar!

Click here for the 2017/2018 School Spirit Days!

Volunteers Needed – Please click here for the volunteer flyer. Beginning next school year, the PTO has many volunteer positions available that will need to be filled. Many of these spots are held by 5th grade parents who will be leaving CRS. These positions NEED to be filled otherwise we may not be able to continue the school event. So please, if you have a little bit of time to volunteer, contact Angela Fredrickson, and she will answer any questions you may have or put you in touch with the current person running the event, so that they may answer any questions and help guide you.

2017-2018 Yearbooks On Sale – Orders received before 03/30/2018 are $20. After that the yearbook price goes up to $25. You can order online at with Yearbook ID Code: 1367018 until May 4th. You can also send in an order form and cash or check made out to CRS PTO. Reminder to 5th grade parents – You do not need to send in an order/money for your student’s yearbook. The PTO provides a yearbook to every 5th grade student at no charge! If you have already sent in money/order, we will be returning that back to you!

Paws For Books Book Fair – Monday 4/23 – Friday 4/27 – It’s our Buy One Get One Free Book Fair! Stock up on all your summer reading needs! Please consider volunteering for a shift (or two) working our book fair. The book fair can only stay open during the hours we have volunteers to help work it! If we don’t have a volunteer for a shift, we must close the book fair during that time so every volunteer is greatly appreciated by the students and staff! Please use this link ( to sign up. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Traska, Book Fair hours are subject to change based on volunteers availability.

  • Tuesday 4/24: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 4/25: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 4/26: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday 4/27: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

School Spirit Day – Friday 4/27 – Mismatch Day

School Fair Basket Donation Deadline – Friday 4/27 – A very important part of our school fair are the Classroom Basket Donations! The kids love seeing and trying to win a basket! These baskets are put together solely on donations from you! Please click here for more details. Please note that the deadline to send in your donation is Friday, April 27th! As we need time to put the baskets together and do any additional shopping that may be needed! If you have any questions please contact Angela Fredrickson, Basket Themes: Preschool – Outdoor Play, Kindergarten – Arts & Crafts, 1st Grade – Baking/Kitchen, 2nd Grade – Summer Fun, 3rd Grade – Family Game/Movie Night, 4th Grade – Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, 5th Grade – LEGO Lover

Spare Time Bowling Fundraiser – Sunday 4/29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – The CRS PTO is hosting a fundraiser at Spare Time on Route 83 in Vernon on Sunday, 4/29 from 10 AM – 12 PM. Please click here for the flyer. This is a fun event and a great deal for two hours of bowling! Any questions please contact Cindy Kristoff at 860-604-7540 or

Teacher Appreciation Potluck Lunch – Friday 5/4 – On Friday, May 4th, the PTO is hosting a Potluck Luncheon for the CRS teachers to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day. Could you help us show our teachers how much we appreciate them by bringing in an item for the potluck?

Here’s how it works:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the item(s) you’d like to bring.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
4) Deliver your items the morning of Friday, May 4th, by 9:30AM.

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Becca and she can sign you up manually.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Potluck Coordinator, Becca Torns-Barker at 860-918-2830.

Yard Goats Game – Friday 5/4 – Friday May 4th is CRS Night at the Hartford Yard Goats! Click here for the flyer. Students and family will get a chance to hold the large flag during the National Anthem! Also, CRS students who purchase tickets will be entered into a drawing to throw a first pitch on behalf of CRS. Update: We have sold out of our block of tickets. What a great response CRS! Emily has an email into our Yard Goats contact to see if there are any other seats available for the game but was told there might not be. If you are interested in being on the wait list please email Emily Westerberg, and include the # of tickets you are interested in, your child’s name, grade and teacher.

School Fair – Saturday 5/12, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Mark your calendars now! Our annual school fair is May 12th from 10 AM to 2 PM and we are very excited to have many new events: new games outside, touch a truck, a dunk booth, bounce houses, plus the every popular raffle table, classroom basket raffles, cake walk, face painting and tattoos, lots of food for sale, and we’ll have school spirit items for sale! This is another volunteer event. We can’t pull off such a big, fun events without lots of help and we need yours! Please use this link ( to sign up for the fair. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Traska,

PTO Meeting – Thursday 5/17, 6:30 PM (CRS Library) – Please send agenda items to Angela Fredrickson,

School Spirit Day – Friday 5/25 – Red, White & Blue Day for Memorial Day

Sneak Peek – June Events

  • 6/7 – Scholarship Presentation, 6:00 PM (CRS Library)
  • 6/7 – PTO Meeting, 6:30 PM (CRS Library)

Pictures Needed – Lets try something new and fun! Lets show off our school spirit by posting pictures of the kids dressed for spirit days! Simply email your pictures to Angela Fredrickson, and she’ll make a collage of the kids and post to our Facebook page! And if you’d like your pictures added to the yearbook, email them (actual/largest file size) to

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 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.

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.)