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Spare Time Fundraiser Bake Sale – Donations Needed – The CRS PTO is looking for baked good donations for the Spare Time fundraiser on Sunday, 1/15. If you are able to donate something for the bake sale please use the Sign Up link below to let us know what you will bring. We’re asking for items to be dropped off at school on Friday, 1/13 or shortly before the event starts at Spare Time on 1/15. The event time is 1 – 3 PM and Spare Time is located at 350 Talcottville Road (Route 83) in Vernon. Click here to sign up: http://signup.com/go/rcZT86. Any questions please contact Cindy Kristoff, cjk43214@gmail.com or Kathleen Marth, kathleenmarth72@gmail.com. Thanks very much for supporting the CRS PTO!

Spare Time Fundraiser – Sunday 1/15 – Join us for bowling and fun on Sunday 1/15 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM! Tickets will be sold ahead of the event! $20 per bowler/ticket (only available for purchase before the event, tickets will NOT be sold at the door). Includes 2 hours of bowling & shoe rental per bowler, plus a cheese pizza and a soft drink pitcher per lane (6 bowlers per lane). Bake Sale & Raffles too! Please complete the flyer, pay either cash or checks made payable to CRS PTO, and send back to school no later than Friday 1/6. Tickets will be sent home with your student unless indicated otherwise. We will do our best to put families and friends together on the same lanes or lanes next to each other; please indicate whom you’d like to bowl with on the flyer. There are no guarantees but we’ll do our best! Any questions please contact Cindy Kristoff, cjk43214@gmail.com or Kathleen Marth, kathleenmarth72@gmail.com.

Gift Card Orders – Due Wednesday 1/18 / Delivered Wednesday 1/25 – The gift card order forms will be sent home the week of January 9th. The order form can also be found here. Please contact Jennifer Hall, jennifer.hall@nefcocorp.com with any questions.

PTO Meeting – Thursday 1/19 – Our PTO meetings are held in the library. There will be babysitting available if you need to bring your children! Everybody is a part of the PTO automatically, there are no dues or fees to join! Please join us, all are welcome to attend! If you have an item you’d like to add to the agenda or you have any questions please feel free to contact Angela Fredrickson, afredrickson1122@gmail.com.

Wolf Pack Hockey Game Ticket Orders – Due Thursday 1/26 – Center Road School and the Hartford Wolf Pack are teaming up on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) as the 5th grade students shall perform the National Anthem on the ice before the game! Come out and enjoy a fun night as Center Road rocks the house! Watch the best hockey the AHL has to offer! Tickets are $10 (normally $22 at box office day of game). Please have all orders in no later than Thursday, January 26th. If you have any questions please contact Emily Westerberg, emilywesterberg@gmail.com or 860-872-2813.

School Spirit Day – Friday 1/27 – Community Service Day (Wear something that represents a group you participate in that gives back – scouts, team jersey, CRS wear, and encourage donations to something TBA (food pantry or something else)

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.

Sneak Peek – February’s Events

  • 2/2 – Jump Rope For Heart
  • 2/4 – Wolf Pack Hockey Game
  • 2/10 – School Spirit Day – Pink, Purple, or Red Day
  • 2/10 – Family Dance
  • 2/15 – Munson’s Chocolates & Java Joes Fundraiser Begins
  • 2/16 – PTO Meeting
  • 2/16 – Gift Card Orders Due
  • 2/23 – Gift Card Orders Delivered
  • 2/24 – School Spirit Day – Mismatch Day
  • 2/24 – School Carnival Raffle Basket Donations & Items Due

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.

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, afredrickson1122@gmail.com 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.)

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