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Click here for the May PTO calendar! Click here for the June PTO calendar!

Click here for the May PTO newsletter!

Click here for the 2016/2017 School Spirit Days!

PTO Survey – The PTO Board meets over the summer and plans the upcoming school year’s events, fundraisers, etc. In helping us plan, we’d like to hear feedback and your thoughts and ideas. Please take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. It’s only 10 questions but your answers help us when it comes to planning the upcoming school year. Use this link to particpate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L3NX7B9.

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 YBPay.lifetouch.com 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!

School Spirit Day – Friday 5/26 – Red, White & Blue Day for Memorial Day

Field Day (Grades K-2) – Tuesday 5/30 (Rain Date 6/2) – We need your help in handing out water and popsicles to the kids! So come watch your kids and help at the same time! Use this link, http://signup.com/go/epbdXNL if you’d like to volunteer! Don’t forget to dress your child appropriately and apply sunscreen at home before they leave for school!

Speedy’s Color Run – Sunday 6/11 – Our 2nd annual Speedy’s Color Run is being held on Sunday 6/11 at 9:30 AM at VCMS fields. Send in the registration form to your child’s teacher or visit www.SpeedysMSCR.eventbrite.com to register by May 23rd and receive a color packet, race bib and a My School Color Run t-shirt! Also, as always, our PTO events could not be successful without the help of our parent volunteers! If you don’t want to participate in the color fun, please consider volunteering at the event. Who wouldn’t want to take the opportunity to spray their kids with color! We will be using signup.com to sign up for a volunteer spot. Simply go to http://signup.com/go/HPIPHFV and pick a slot! If you have any questions or need additional forms, please email keri.hermanson@meridenk12.org or raychelwishart@gmail.com.

Sneak Peek – June’s Events

  • 6/8 – Color Run Early Packet Pick-Up, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • 6/8 – PTO Meeting, 6:00 PM (Scholarship Presentations) & 6:30 PM (Meeting Begins)
  • 6/9 – 5th Grade Recognition, 1:00 PM
  • 6/11 – Speedy’s Color Run In To Summer, 8:30 AM (Check In)

Volunteers Needed – We have various positions that need to be filled by volunteers! Most of these are currently being run by a person who is on their way out of CRS mostly because they have a 5th grader who will be leaving CRS to head to the middle school. 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. Please contact Angela Fredrickson, afredrickson1122@gmail.com or the current chairperson for more information. Here is some of what we need:

  • Gift and Wrap Coordinator
  • School Carnival – Raffles Coordinator
  • Assemblies Coordinator
  • Field Day Coordinator
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Appreciation Committee – Shadow Needed
  • Scholarship Committee – Shadow Needed
  • Website Committee – Shadow Needed
  • Sporting Events/Restaurants Coordinator – Shadow Needed

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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