Friday Features – May 20th “We’ve Got Talent Edition”

Upcoming Events:

 §Writers Night. MAY 31st 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 at

§Singer/Songwriter Night – Tuesday, June 7th, 7pm at Malachy’s

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. 

§Changing by the Minute(aka the Center School documentary) The premiere of the documentary by Camilla Calamandrei, Center School parent and alum, is on June 16th from 6-8pm at LaGuardia High School. The list is currently FULL, but additional tickets may be released early next month. Interested in helping at the event? Contact Camilla at rollingrivermedia@gmail.comtrailer>

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 $250! Visit their website at , follow them on Twitter and Instagram at , and email them at

Next PTA Meeting:

The last PTA meeting of the year is on Monday, June 13th, at 6:30pm on Zoom. 

Congratulations to our 2022-2021 PTA and SLT members:

·        Maria Garutti (Co-President)

·        Lisa Spinnell (Co-President)

·        Hilary Hotchkiss (Co-Vice President)

·        Ariel Devine (Co-Vice President)

·        Josh Weinberger (Co-Secretary)

·        Sarah Courtemanche (Co-Secretary)

·        Kurt Eldridge (Treasurer)


·        Gary Rubinstein

·        Saskia Traill

·        Delia Veve

·        Alex Bernstein

Thank You Center School Community!

The first-ever Mix and Mingle was a great success! Even the rain could not keep us apart. It was wonderful to be together again. Thank you to the Center School community for your help and contributions.  Thank you also to the PTA Board for coming together to help organize this fabulous event. A HUGE thank you to Lisa Procopio for her incredible job putting together all of the food. Of course, a BIG thank you to all of the Center School staff and Ms. Schwartz for attending the event. It was lovely having the opportunity to speak to everyone. And last, but definitely not least, a special thank you to Ms. Berkery and Ms. Lopez for all that they do. 

Here is a list of all the local restaurants that donated to the event:

Chirping Chicken


Deborah Miller Catering

Han Dynasty

Hummus Place

Land Thai

Made In NY Pizza



Pizza Pete’s

Plant Junkie

Shake Shack


We are hoping to have another Mix and Mingle in the Fall. Please reach out to if you are interested in chairing the event.

Dates to Remember:

• May 24: Writers Night at Prohibition, 503 Columbus Ave, 6-8pm   

• May 30: No School – Memorial Day
• June 2: 8th grade show
• June 7: No School – Clerical Day
• June 7: Singer/Songwriter Night, Malachy’s, 103 W 72nd St

• June 8: All School Trip
• June 9: No School – Anniversary Day
• June 10: 8th grade prom

• June 13: PTA Meeting

• June 14: All School Trip
• June 16: Center School movie premiere
• June 17: 8th grade trip
• June 20: No School – Juneteenth
• June 23: 8th grade graduation – in schoolyard
• June 27: Last Day of School

Please see attached Center School PTA Minutes from 5/19 and DOE Virtual Town Hall invite. 

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