News+Center Week of November 21st – Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a healthy and joyous Thanksgiving! Don’t forget school is closed on Thursday and Friday.

Giving Tuesday

We wanted to highlight our Center School Giving Tuesday Contest. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 29th, 2022, is a Global Day of Giving. To commemorate that day, we are having a school-wide contest. What could be more fun than giving and a friendly contest between advisories? Please see the attached flyer for details. The flyer also went home in your student’s backpack!

You can Donate Here.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about donations or employer matching programs at

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. 

After School Program Update

NO After School tomorrow, Wednesday November 23rd. Please make any necessary arrangements for your student to be picked up or leave on their own after school dismissal on Wednesday at 3:30pm. 

The winter schedule will begin on Monday, November 28th

If you have any questions, you can email

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  

Volunteers & Participants Welcome

If anyone is interested in volunteering or participating in Singer/Songwriter Night or Writers Night, please contact

Auction Update

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:

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 24 & 25: Thanksgiving Recess: School Closed
  • December 8: SLT Meeting at 6:00 pm (zoom)
  • December 15: PTA Meeting & TACS Show (meeting will be in-person before the show)
  • December 26: January: Winter Recess: School Closed
  • January 16: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Schools Closed
  • 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

Kindly,Sarah Courtemanche & Joshua Weinberger
Parent Volunteers

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