Eblast – Back to School News August 2017

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Back to School News August 2017

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Exciting News on the PTA Communications Front!! Action Required

The PTA has funded a new communications portal for the 2017/18 school year to communicate with parents at Central Elementary–it’s called ParentSquare. The teachers, staff, PTA and parents will all use this one tool to communicate with each other. This means that beyond the first couple of months of the school year, you won’t see many newsletters or papers coming home in your child’s folder- nor be receiving the eBlast.  ParentSquare will be a one-stop-shop for CES communications.  You can even use it to download events to your personal calendar!

ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe and secure way for the teachers, PTA and parents to:

● Send and receive school and class information
● View the school directory and find staff/teacher contact information
● Share documents and files
● See calendar items
● Sign up to volunteer or bring in items
● See photos of events
● and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

All school PTA information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text, or you can download the free app (iphone & android) which allows you to quickly view upcoming events!

WHO?
Parents of active Central Elementary students ONLY. We need you to opt-in to join the site.  EVERY parent can have their own account on ParentSquare, so get your spouse/co-guardian signed up too!

HOW?
In order to join this community,
YOU MUST OPT-IN.

Way 1:  Visit www.parentsquare.com and request an invitation to join the community by selecting LEARN MORE, scroll down where you see ‘Wait! Are you a Parent?’ and click Sign up here.

Way 2:  Click this google docs link and add/save your data

We realize you do not know your classroom teacher(s) yet- leave that blank, but be sure to include your child/children’s grade. Each child will need their own entry, as well as each parent if you would like to have multiple parents with access to the platform.

August 31
1st Teacher Lunch of the Year – gear up to contribute!  More info to come.

August 31
Sneak A Peek at CES – visit classrooms and teachers for the first time!  3-4 p.m.

September 1
Schools closed for teachers.

September 4
NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

September 5
First day of school!!!  We can’t wait  🙂

September 5-6
Kindergarten conferences

September 7, 8, and 11
Staggered Start for kindergarten

September 12
First day of school for ALL kindergartners

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE for our CES Moms

Is there any better way to kick off the new school year with the PTA than watching ‘Bad Moms’ with your Central Elementary Mom friends?  Thursday, August 31st at 7:30 @ The Bistro, South River Colony.  The entertainment is on us…the drinks are on you. Click to reply- looking forward to seeing you there!! http://evite.me/yhKW18Wrv6

Warm Regards,
Jill Taksey, your PTA President for the 2017/2018 school year