Kick off the new school year with tons of Carnival fun on September, 21st from 2:00 – 5:00pm! Bring the whole family to meet up with old friends and new classmates. NEW this year we will have a quiet sensory friendly area for inclusivity from 2:00 – 3:30pm AND babysitting services for second shift adult volunteers that need the help! Enjoy carnival games with prizes galore, a dunk tank, inflatables, face painting, and balloon animals. Click HERE for information on how to purchase wristbands and to sign up to volunteer. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Programs & Events
Contributions to Pathway to Play will be used exclusively for the new Central School Playgrounds.
Pathway to Play Benefit – Friday, September 27 from 7:30pm-10:30pm!
Let’s slide into a fun-filled evening at this year’s Parent/Teacher Party on Friday, September 27 from 7:30pm-10:30pm at the Kenilworth Club, as we raise funds to support Central Elementary School’s playground initiative- Pathway to Play. You won’t want to miss the silent auction, sign-up parties, teacher parties and a live auction emceed by Central’s very own Miss Fritz! The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live music.
Sign up and/or donate HERE! This is a school wide adult event and is sure to be a blast!
Interested in Hosting a Sign-Up Party?
A sign-up party is a themed party hosted by Central School parents/families. You can collaborate with friends at school and/or other families in your child’s class to throw a party at your home or other location. You choose the theme, time, place, etc. Parents of Central will be able to sign up for the event at the parent party in the fall as well as online and pay (donate) to attend. All of the money raised from the parties goes back to Central School, while the hosts cover the cost of the party as their contribution.
Parties can be adult OR kid themed. Here are some potential ideas to consider…
- Paddle Tennis Party
- Beach Bash
- Kids Bowling Party
- Trivia Night
- Progressive Dinner
- Cookie Decorating
Carnival Wristbands: $25 for 1st family member, $20 for each subsequent wristband per family. Children under 4 are FREE! Wristbands will be available at Will Call on the day of the Carnival. *Parents can purchase wristbands if they want to participate in the Cake Walk and activities, but not needed for entry to the Carnival.
Carnival Raffle Tickets to Win A Ride To School on a Firetruck!: Raffle Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held at the end of the Carnival on September 21st at 5:00pm. The winner does not need to be present.
Carnival Wristband Financial Assistance For families who need financial support purchasing wristbands or if you would like to support a family in attending the Carnival, please reach out to Rebecca Littmann, who will confidentially manage these requests. Wristbands will be available at Will Call.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
During the winter on selected evenings, the gym is opened up to Central families for some indoor fun! Practice your moves, meet your friends and spend time as a family at this free event in the Central Elementary School gym.
An assortment of equipment will be available for a variety of activities. Enter the building through the doors near the cafeteria. Please wear dry shoes. Lockers will not be accessible.
Fourth Grade Farewell is an end of the year celebration for the outgoing fourth grade students. It is an event planned and run by a group of fourth grade parent volunteers. It is held on one afternoon during the last week of the school year. Details are to come.
This school-wide event for Grades 1-4 is held in June during the school day. The Field Day chair assists the PE staff by organizing volunteers to supervise events, keep scores, and blow whistles loudly. Parents are welcome to be supportive spectators or pitch in and help. More details to come.
Our Book Fair is an annual event in the Fall.
Anderson’s Bookfair Company in Aurora, Illinois supplies our Book Fair and works with our coordinators and teachers to provide a wide selection of wonderful titles. Anderson’s Bookfair Company is a local, family-owned business with over 130 years of bookselling experience.
We really appreciate your help in ensuring the book fair is a success. A volunteer link will be posted next fall.
Year-round, Central students become acquainted with a sister school in Tanzania. Children may exchange small items and letters with penpals, and receive letters and items in return.