Friday Features – April 29

Upcoming April Events:

§ One Block Community ServiceSaturday, April 30th at 10:00am. Reminder: Amazing community service opportunity TOMORROW at 10:00 am. Meet outside Center School. We will help clean up the UWS Streets with the organization One Block. All are welcome. Register here.  It’s only about an hour of your time and super rewarding. (See attachment)

§Teacher Appreciation Week. Monday, May 2nd – 6th. The PTA has great surprises throughout next week to thank the amazing Center School faculty and staff. 

Families and students can come by anytime Sunday and/or Monday to Chalk the Walk – fill the walkway in front of Center School with messages of appreciation for teachers and staff. People can come whenever they want either day. There will be chalk and hand wipes available or bring your own. And in case of a rainy forecast, we can refresh and do it again later in the week. (See attachment)

§  Chamber Music Night. Thursday, May 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

We are fortunate to have some of the world’s finest professional classical musicians

and singers right here in the Center School parents community. Join us for

a very special performance by a collection of classical musicians and vocalists.

Thank you to CS parent Becca Schreiber for volunteering to host this event at her home. Space is limited and RSVPs are first come first serve, so please send an email to

§  Mix and Mingle. Friday, May 13th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm.  Rain date is May 20th. Stay tuned for more details.

The Center School Wine Pull is back and IN PERSON!  As a result, we need WINE DONATIONS.  All wines should retail for at least $20 per bottle.  If you would rather make a cash donation and have suitable wines purchased on your behalf, that is fine too! We also need at least one or two volunteers to help run the wine pull, preferably fifth or sixth-grade parents who can run this event in the future.  Contact Mark Margolis, who is heading up the Wine Pull.  

We are also looking for food and beverage donations, specifically, dessert and drinks . Please contact Lisa Procopio.

§  Writers Night. Thursday, May 24th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Prohibition.

Come support your fellow parents and faculty. Hear original short stories, poems, essays and other original writing that reflects the variety of creative talents, perspectives and imaginations of this incredible community. To sign up please email Rita Mullaney.

§Singer/Songwriter Night – New date pending.

 A new date will be announced shortly. If you would like to perform at the singer / songwriter night, please email

We hope that the whole CS community will take part in these fun nights celebrating the arts and featuring some of the many talented people in this community. In all cases, we appreciate your generous support of the Center School through a cash donation at each event. 

Dates to Remember:

Next PTA Meeting on Thursday, May 19th, at 6:30pm on Zoom. 

On the Horizon:

Changing by the Minute. (aka the Center School documentary) Attend the premiere of the documentary by Camilla Calamandrei, Center School parent and alum, on June 16th from 6-8pm at LaGuardia High School. Invitations coming soon. trailer>> Interested in helping at the event? Contact: Camilla Calamandrei

Support the CS Community :  

Kids For Ukraine is a group of Center School students who support Ukraine by attending rallies and protests and fundraising to spread awareness and education about the ongoing war in Ukraine. All of their profits from online sales and fundraisers are donated to children’s charities for Ukraine. The best ways to help are to attend rallies and protests, spread the word about our group, buy and promote their merchandise, and most of all, discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine with your children, as it is vital that they understand and care about what is truly happening. So far, they have raised more than $150! Visit their website at , follow them on Twitter and Instagram at , and email them at

Kindly, Lisa Procopio and Wendi Lee
Parent Volunteers
on behalf of The Center School

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