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Click here for the December PTO calendar!

Click here for the 2017/2018 School Spirit Days!

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 to

Shutterfly – As you prepare to get your holiday gifts and cards made this year, please don’t forget to use Shutterfly! We have teamed up with Shutterfly to help fundraise for our school! Whenever you place an order with Shutterfly, use this link before beginning your order. As long as you use our link, Shutterfly will donate 13% of each sale to our school! Great for pictures, gifts, invitations, and Christmas cards! You are still able to use coupons and promotions as you would normally do. It’s just now, you’re helping raise funds for your child’s school!

Amazon Smile – Did you know that you can raise money for the CRS PTO with your purchases from Amazon? Click the following link to register your Amazon account and place your orders through Any purchases made through Amazon Smile earns us 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. You can find us under the list of charities: Center Road School PTO. Please note that you cannot set up your Amazon app to automatically submit your order through Amazon Smile, you must go through the Amazon Smile website to order. BUT when you register with Amazon Smile it carries over your regular Amazon account information so any items in your regular Amazon cart will automatically be in the Amazon Smile cart through the Amazon Smile website.

Gift Card Orders – Due Tuesday 12/12 / Delivered Tuesday 12/19 – Just in time for holiday giving! If you’re going to give out Gift Cards, why not place an order through CRS PTO. We earn a percentage of each Gift Card ordered! It’s one of the easiest way for the PTO to earn money!

Holiday Cookie Platters – Thursday 12/21, Before PTO Meeting – Each year the PTO distributes cookie platters to the staff of CRS! We will be putting together the platters before our next PTO meeting! We need your help in donating lots of yummy cookies. Be on the lookout for a sign up if you’d like to donate and help brighten up the staff’s holiday!

PTO Meeting – Thursday 12/21, 6:30 PM (CRS Library) – We will have babysitting available in the cafeteria if you need to bring your children! Any questions or have an item for the agenda, please email Angela Fredrickson,

School Spirit Day – Friday 12/22 – Holiday Festive Wear

Sneak Peek – January Events

  • 1/12 – School Spirit Day – Color Wars
  • 1/18 – PTO Meeting
  • 1/26 – School Spirit Day – Inside Out Day

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.

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. 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, or the current chairperson for more information. Here is some of what we need:

  • School Carnival – Raffles Coordinator
  • Assemblies Coordinator
  • Field Day Coordinator
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Scholarship 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.

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.)