2/28/23 News+Center

We hope everyone enjoyed their mid-winter break and that the snow and sleet haven’t made it too difficult for you to get around!

We are only a week away from Curriculum Night and our Auction. We have included a lot of useful information below as well as a few requests and reminders.

Thank you for being a part of our community. We look forward to celebrating in person with YOU next week.


ONLY ONE WEEK to go and the Center School Auction world is your oyster! We’re back in-person in the school cafeteria on March 9th at 6pm. After a three year hiatus with only virtual auctions, we are going live with the “Superheroes of the Center School”! 

Your help is needed! Please Sign up to both 1) VOLUNTEER and 2) either bring a food dish to contribute to the potluck or send in to Ms. Berkery $25 cash/check made out to “Center School PTA”.  ***Important: every family is expected to sign up for (at least) one slot on March 9th in order to make the night a success***

Have your wish lists and Credit CARD ready!! And be on the lookout for another email this week when the auction goes live and you can register and start bidding on the following:

Family Fun or a Couple’s Night-

Shakespeare in the Park (avoid the wait and walk right in with these VIP Tickets), Weekends in Sag Harbor, The Hamptons, and Poconos; VIP Tickets to Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert  and Sleep No More; Jingle Ball tickets; New York Giants, Yankees and Red Bull VIP Tickets; Jet Blue Tickets; Behind the Scenes Tour at the The New York Stock Exchange during the opening bell; Equinox Spa; The Edge at Hudson Yard; AMC Tickets;

Whiskey and Wine lovers, do we have some choices for you!

NEWSFLASH- Rock, Rock, Rockaway is BACK!!

The winner and 9 friends will hop the train to the Rockaways for a beach day you’ll never forget with Center School teachers: Mr. Eckrich, Mr. Veve, Ms. Ryan, Ms. Reiver,  & Ms. Friedman. Swim, sun, sand and snacks! Join together with another family (or two or three) and bid on this memorable day for your children.

Just for fun-

Nintendo Switch; Knitty City; Yoga Classes; Pilates Classes; A lesson with a renowned Casting director; An acting class with the amazing Natalie Gold AKA Rava Roy from HBO’s Succession; High Tea for 4 at Alice’s Teacup; A singing lesson with a Soprano from the Met opera; Private Yoga Lessons; Target Gift card, Karaoke Party, Today Tix Gift cards, THE LIST GOES ON.

Best of the neighborhood restaurants right here!

Maison Pickle; Osteria Accademia, Tiki Chic,  Vinateria, Pappardella, Arco, Tasca, Amelie Wine Bar, Osteria Cotta, Bar 314, V and T, Bodrum, Leyla, Miriam, Felice, Street Taco, Marlow Bistro, Vin Sur Vingt, Fumo, Shake Shake, Mimi Chengs, Highlife, The Ellington, and so many more…. it’s insane!

We’ve got our own sweets and Cupcake heaven!

Camps and Classes for Sports Lovers-

Krav Maga, Camp Waziyatah, Advantage Tennis, Camp The Club at Riverdale, Open Squash, Camp Half Blood, Martial Arts, Tim Morehouse Fencing, Swimming, Pilates and Yoga. Just to pique your interest!

Teacher Raffles Who can guess which teachers are going where? Sneak peek: Hot Pot and shopping in Flushing; Magic The Gathering and Pizza; Volleyball; Alice’s Tea Cup; Basketball and Ice cream.

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @csauction2023 to see so many of these great items. 

Questions? Email us at centerschoolauction@gmail.com

Note from your student’s Advisory

Be on the lookout for a note from your student’s Advisory regarding volunteer opportunities associated with the Auction.

Special Events

April 25th is the Center School’s Annual Writers’ Night at Prohibition located at 503 Columbus Avenue & 84 street (one block from Center School). Writers’ Night is a great way to hear Center School parents and teachers read from their very own works and a wonderful way to support our community. We look forward to seeing you at this evening of extraordinary storytelling. 

Please feel free to contact ritabridget@yahoo.com with any questions about Writers’ Night.

Just a reminder that there are still spaces available for the May 1st Chamber Music Night. Please email centerschoolspecialevents@gmail.com if you want to attend. 

Also, if you want to be involved in the Singer/Songwriter Night in June please email centerschoolspecailevents@gmail.com as well. 

PTA and SLT Opportunities

We will be hosting our PTA and SLT elections in May. If you have questions about these opportunities or positions, please contact the PTA Presidents at centerschoolpta@gmail.com.  


Please join Supt. Kamar Samuels TONIGHT, February 28th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for a conversation about equity. Please use this link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-2vpz8qG9IJnwFrSk1uAiewUTv6IfDX 

Please see attachment for further details.

Mark Your Calendar – Important Dates

  • March 9: Curriculum Night – 3:45 PM (In-person prior to the Auction)
  • March 9: Auction “Superheroes of the Center School” (In-person)
  • March 16: PTA Meeting & TACS Show
  • March 17: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)
  • April 24: PTA Meeting
  • April 25: Writers Night
  • April 27: SLT Meeting
  • May 1: Chamber Music Event
  • May 22: PTA Meeting
  • May 25: SLT Meeting
  • June 1: 8th Grade Show
  • June 12: PTA Meeting
  • June 15: SLT Meeting

Kindly, Sarah Courtemanche & Joshua Weinberger
Parent Volunteers
on behalf of The Center School

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