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Back-to-School FAQs

How do I get my child’s class list? This year, the A-Z Directory App has been improved and will be available before school begins almost instantaneously and includes all class lists. The A-Z App is FREE with the purchase of your PTA membership. For an additional cost, you may also order one print copy of the directory. For more information on A-Z CLICK HERE.

How can I volunteer in the school? Our school thrives on the enthusiastic volunteer support of our community not to mention how much our kids love to see all of us (parents, grandparents and caregivers) volunteering at school. Volunteer opportunities can be found HERE.

What is Drive for Five and how do I contribute? The Central PTA supports Central’s enrichment programs (field trips, speakers, book authors, scientists-in-residence, and more) and our many community programs with your generous support. Contributions are tax-deductible. You can find detailed information and contribute HERE.

What about the school calendar? We have a detailed calendar of all PTA events combined with the school and D39 calendar. Please CLICK HERE for the PDF version and CLICK HERE for an .ics file that can be directly imported into your Calendar or Google calendar program. One caveat: there are changes throughout the year so please ensure you check back for updates.

A-Z Directory

Follow the instructions on the email you received to verify your information and join the PTA.  You’ll have immediate access to the directory once your membership has been paid.  Print directory order deadline is Oct. 1st.

School Phone: 847-251-3252

Safe Phone: 847-256-3444

Get to School Safely 

Click on the links below to see the district designated walking/riding routes for Central School.  Review our safe walking & riding tips with your children!

There are 4 crossing guards around Central School to help children cross busy roads. Please remind your children to cross with these guards.

Safety Tips and Route Links:

• Designated Routes

• Walking to School Tips

  1. Riding a Bike to School

School Website                   District Website

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Keep Enrichment Alive!

Donate to our “Drive for Five” Enrichment Fund


Visit our Fundraising Page to learn about other ways to contribute.

School Calendar

September Highlights

Events and deadlines to be aware of this month:

Fall Carnival/Garden Open House:

Sept. 20th, 2:00-5:00pm, Central School

Click HERE to view the Carnival information page.  Volunteers are still needed.

District 39 Educational Foundation - “Attire to Inspire” Fall Fashion Show:

Thursday Sept. 18th, 11:30am-1:30pm.  Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets benefitting the D39 Educational Foundation’s Gripp Grant Program.

FAN (Family Action Network) Presentation:

Friday Sept. 19th, 7:00pm, New Trier Northfield Campus

Jennifer Senior - “All Joy and No Fun:  The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.”

Environmental Awareness Week:

September 29th - October 3rd

Club Central:

Classes begin Monday September 8th and run through Oct. 30th.  If you’d like to register, please click HERE.

Coming up next month:

Art Awareness Week:

October 6th - 10th.  This is a great opportunity for you to participate in a fun, interesting art project with your child.  Click HERE for more information.