3/14/23 News+Center


You should have received a communication from the school regarding the TACS Show this Thursday, March 16. Please make sure to respond. We will be hosting our monthly PTA meeting prior to each of the shows. Additionally, see details below regarding Auction redemption on Thursday.

Don’t forget – NO SCHOOL on FRIDAY, March 17.


Thanks again to all who made last week’s Auction/Potluck Dinner such a success! We will be holding redemption before/after both of the TACS shows this Thursday. 

If you haven’t yet, PLEASE pick up your items so as not to create more work for the auction volunteers or Ms. Berkery.

Also, please let us know if you are interested in getting more involved in the auction next year. It’s a wonderful way to be a part of the Center community, to get to know the school, parent body and teachers better. We are looking for new co-chairs and will be happy to work with anyone interested, Email us centerschoolauction@gmail.com


District 3 Superintendent Kamar Samuels is hosting a monthly Town Hall “Courageous Conversations about Equity.”  The first one took place on February 28th and some CRJE members participated.  These Town Halls allow families and educators in D3 to connect and converse with one another about our experiences and advancing equity in schools in our District.  The next Town Hall will be on the evening of Tuesday, March 21st.  Be on the lookout for registration information coming from the D3 office.

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 Rita Mulaney 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 centerschoolspecialevents@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.  

Community Events

Today is the 11th Annual Brain Fair. 

The Fair includes exhibits and activities including a 3D surgery simulator, a Meet the Experts booth featuring some of Mount Sinai’s most prominent neuroscientists, and a large inflatable brain (a walk-through brain exhibit). Attached is a full list of activities that can be found at the Brain Fair.

The event is open to the public from 3-5pm today (Tuesday, March 14) at the Guggenheim Pavilion at The Mount Sinai Hospital (102nd Street and 5th Avenue).

Mark Your Calendar – Important Dates

  • March 16: PTA Meeting & TACS Show
  • March 17: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)
  • March 23 and 24: Conferences
  • 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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