11/14 News+Center


Week of November 14th

Thank you for joining us last night at the November PTA meeting which included guest speaker, Dr. Ron Taffel. 

Upcoming Events

Community Coffee in the Courtyard – We will be hosting our December Community Coffee on Friday, December 2nd. We will host the coffee in the courtyard after drop-off. 

What’s Happening at Center School

Thanksgiving: Pie Sale

The pie sale is closed. We are not accepting any more orders.


Pie pickup will be Monday, 11/21 at dismissal.  Pies can also be sent home Monday with your child. Please send payment in cash or check via your child, make checks out to “The Center School”. 

Thanksgiving: West Side Campaign Against Hunger 

The school is still collecting monetary donations through the beginning of next week (11/21-11/22) to purchase turkeys. $20 is the recommended donation, but any amount is greatly appreciated. 

After School Program Update

The After School winter schedule is set to begin on Monday, November 28th

Registration for these classes will open promptly this Thursday, November 17th at 6PM

A link will be emailed out on Thursday with access to the registration page. The link is sent from Adler Bruno not by the school or PTA. Please make sure to check your promotion or spam folders if you can’t find it in your Inbox.. If you have any questions, you can email abruno@manhattanyouth.org

Opportunities to get Involved

Space needed for Chamber Music Night

We are looking for a location to host our annual Chamber Music Night in the spring. It is typically hosted in the home of someone from the Center School community. The space requirement should allow for 15-20 people + space for the ensemble to set-up. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Centerschoolspecialevents@gmail.com.  

Volunteers & Participants Welcome

If anyone is interested in volunteering or participating in Singer/Songwriter Night or Writers Night, please contact Centerschoolspecialevents@gmail.com.

CRJE Meeting

Center School’s Committee for Race Justice & Equity will be hosting its first meeting of the year on Monday, November 21st @ 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

The meeting will be hosted on zoom (link below):


If you have any questions, please contact Ali Auth at aliauth@yahoo.com or Tari Coy @ Latarria@gmail.com

Auction Update

Mark your calendars. Our auction will be held in-person at the Center School on Thursday, March 9th.

We need YOUR HELP to make our biggest fundraiser a success. We are asking for TWO donations per family (one before the winter break)

You can submit your donations HERE… no donation is too big or small.

We also need volunteers to join the food committee (and help coordinate with local restaurants and parents to secure food for our potluck). 

You can reach us at: centerschoolauction@gmail.com.

What our students are doing!

Kids For Ukraine — Cold Weather Items Update + *Limited Edition Thanksgiving Collection* Drops this Thursday!

A warm thank you to all who donated winter gear at the Oct 14 Center School Mix & Mingle in the Yard! We gathered up some great stuff, and shipped it out to Ukraine… Your donations will make a difference in the lives of many who need it most.

Gobble-Gobble: Dropping Thurs Nov 17: our *Limited Edition Thanksgiving Collection* will be revealed this Thursday, November 17 on hoodies and long-sleeve T-shirts — just in time for the colder weather! Be sure to check out these designs on the Kids for Ukraine Website, and scoop up a few items for Holiday gifts while supplies last. This collection will disappear Friday, Dec 2nd.

  • Learn more about the charity we are supporting: AidUkraineNow
  • Show us how you support Ukraine: upload pics wearing your merch, Ukraine Blue & Gold, holding up signs or posters to our Twitter and Instagram @kidsforukraine
  • Make a direct donation via our PayPal: kidsforukraine243@gmail.com,

Questions? Want to get more involved? Email Co-CEOs Nazar and Connor at kidsforukraine243@gmail.com

Recognizing Outstanding Teachers

Nominate an outstanding teacher for a $25,000 FLAG Award for Teaching Excellence. FLAG recognizes one teacher from each borough with a $25,000 prize, plus their school is awarded an additional $10,000. Students, parents of students, colleagues and school administrators are encouraged to nominate teachers here by the deadline of 12/2. Awards will be announced in June 2023.

Mark Your Calendar – Important Dates:

  • November 17 – SLT @ 6 pm (zoom)
  • November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving Recess: NO School
  • December 15: PTA Meeting & TACS Show (meeting will be in person before the show)
  • January 23: PTA Meeting
  • February 13: PTA Meeting
  • March 16: PTA Meeting & TACS Show
  • April 24: PTA Meeting
  • May 22: PTA Meeting
  • June 12: PTA Meeting
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