5/2/23 News+Center

What a great night last night! We hosted our annual Chamber Music Night. 

Both Chamber Night and Writers Night were a big success. We are grateful for the wonderful turnout and incredible talent displayed by both the parents and teachers from our Center School community. See details below for our next special event, Singer/Songwriter Night, which takes place in June.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Read about how you and your student(s) can get involved,

Our annual Basket Raffle is coming up. Baskets are being assembled this week. Details on how you can win one will be announced soon!


The Auction planning meeting is TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 3 at 8:45am at the Lenwich near school. 


Break Bread & Build Belonging  –  NEW INFORMATION – child supervision available

A Program from the Center School Committee on Racial Justice and Equity

Tuesday, May 9 – one week away!

6:00pm – 7:30pm

At The Center School, large Studio

Please join us for an evening for the adults in the Center School community (families, teachers, staff, etc.) to connect with one another over food and beverages while talking about deepening the community of belonging at The Center School. Community is created through connection. And nothing helps connect people like sharing a meal together.

Food and beverages catered by Migrant Kitchen.  

*Child Supervision by Manhattan Youth and dinner for kids now available* 

Please  RSVP here  by Friday, May 5th

We look forward to connecting with our community.

Teacher Appreciation Week

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK is next week, May 8-12.  We have several special things planned to honor our beloved Center School teachers, administration and staff next week.  We will be sending a dedicated email later in the week with details – for now, please plan to stop by the Center School sidewalk with your kids Sunday evening (5/7) to chalk the walk with messages of gratitude.  


The 36th Annual Jogathon will be hosted on Friday May 19 in Riverside Park. The Jogathon is a fundraising event for The Center School. The proceeds help send the entire school on unique year-end trips. Your student should have brought home a pledge sheet with details on how they can collect donations. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s advisor.

Special Events

We have one more special event planned – Singer / Songwriter Night!

Singer / Songwriter Night is Wednesday, June 14 @ 6:30 PM at Dublin House 

225 W. 79th Street

PTA and SLT Opportunities

We will be hosting our PTA and SLT elections in May. We currently have several positions that will be vacant next year, so we are looking for members of our community to run for office.

If you have questions about these opportunities or positions, please contact the PTA Presidents at centerschoolpta@gmail.com.

Community Education Council Elections 2023

CEC Elections run through May 9. Center School has multiple community members running. We have included all the candidate profiles here: https://apps.schools.nyc/CECProfiles/CandidateListByDistrict/03


From April 21 through May 9, log in to your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) and click on the “Vote” tile to proceed to the voting site. Once there, you will automatically be presented with ballots for all the councils you are eligible to vote for—it’s that easy!         


CCECs work directly with schools and the NYC Department of Education to advocate for all NYC students across 32 Districts and 4 Special Councils in New York City. They are an important part of effecting policy change and outreach to help make our schools work for everyone. Your vote ensures the right people get this authority.


You vote through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA or My Student Account)

Link to NYCSA: https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc

Mark Your Calendar – Important Dates

  • May 3: Auction Planning Meeting
  • May 9: CRJE Event
  • May 19: Jogathon
  • May 22: PTA Meeting & ELECTIONS
  • May 25: SLT Meeting
  • May 29: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • June 1: 8th Grade Show
  • June 5: PTA Meeting (NEW DATE)
  • June 8-9: NO SCHOOL – Chancellor’s & Clerical Days
  • June 14: Singer/Songwriter Night at Dublin House
  • June 15: SLT Meeting
  • June 19: NO SCHOOL – Juneteenth 
  • June 27: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (noon dismissal)

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

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