CSS PTA Newsletter
April 2019


S.T.O.M.P. (Sons Take Out Mom Party, aka Mother/Son event)

Aloha!  Join us THIS SATURDAY, on April 13th for the STOMP Luau at Center Street School.  This is THE Mother-Son Dance Party you don't want to miss.   You and your little man will have a blast!!  Get dressed up for the red carpet or come as you are and we will play games, music and have fun all night.  STOMP tickets on sale NOW at (the web store)!!  Just $25 per couple ($5/extra sibling).  Join us for great fun!  

If you decide to come hungry to the event, there will be a burger food truck selling food that is not included with the ticket purchase price.

Volunteers needed for set up 4/12, Friday afternoon and Saturday midday.  Please sign up at:   Questions?  STOMP@CSSPTA.COM




The custom bricks are out in the CSS PTA Cougar Patch Garden. If you bought a brick to support the garden, please go find it!



Frozen Friday Schedule:

Frozen Friday is going on.  Please mark these dates on your calendar to enjoy a frozen treat after school:  4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 and 5/17.   If you are interested in helping work the Frozen Friday treat table, please contact  Remember:  Redeem your Jog-A-Thon frozen treat prize coupon at any Frozen Friday during the 2018-19 school year. Prize coupons expire at the end of this school year.



Cold Stone Teacher Scooping Event!

Please join us on Tuesday through Thursday (4/16-4/19) at Cold Stone Creamery...  CSS Teachers will be scooping for YOU!  Get your favorite creations made the teacher way!!  Proceeds from this event go to support the 100 gallons of donated Cold Stone ice cream for the Ice Cream Social AND a percentage of sales comes back to CSS PTA as a cash donation!!!  The Teacher schedule is coming soon!

 Box Tops for Education Collection is coming up!

We have one more Box Tops for Education collection coming up!  Last day to turn in Box Tops this school year is on Friday, April 26th! Trim and turn in unexpired tops to your child's teacher during the week of April 22nd.  The upper and lower grade level classes with the most tops turned in, will win a Popsicle party for their entire class!  Questions?



Save the Date:  El Segundo Council PTA’s Annual Run for Education!

Watch out El Segundo!  The Run for Education is coming up FASTApril 27th will be here before we know it!
Every year for the last 28 years, the El Segundo PTA Council has hosted the Run for Education.  The money from this event goes to support the two elementary schools, El Segundo Middle School and El Segundo High School.  The run is a 5k and 10k run, as well as 2 kid fun runs.  There is even an expo after the run to visit vendors while you wait for the results.  Speaking of results, the event is certified for those serious and casual runners alike.  Awards are given for top finishers in many age categories.  Strollers are welcome; sorry, but pets are not.  So, where do you get the info?

  • General information:

    • Event date/time/place:  Saturday, April 27th at 8am in front of El Segundo High School

  • You can register online NOW for the Run at:

  • You can volunteer to be a course/corner monitor or helping with packet pick up or on the day of the event.  Email:  We have listed all of the volunteer positions on the volunteer website (, even all of the corners! 

  • If you would like to be a family or corporate sponsor of the Run for Education, please check out their site:

  • New Families that Run Sponsorship!!  For just $150 you will receive (2) 5k entries, (2) Kids Fun Run entries, a mention at the event and a yard sign.  And if you are one of the first 20 to sign up, you also get a free week of working out at the El Segundo Athletic Club and a Free Slice & Pint Pizza!  Just the entries alone are a $130 value.

When you sign up, remember to indicate that you are with team CSS!


 Science Slam is coming to CSS!

Save the date for a new CSS event… the Elementary Science Slam!  The Science Slam is a brand new event presented by Center Street School PTA developed by parents who are passionate about science.

* WHAT: an evening of FREE science exhibits and fun, hands-on experiment
in the quad at Center Street
* WHEN: Friday, May 3rd from 4-8 pm
The science activities at the Science Slam include EXHIBITS, which are drop-by demos and brief activities, and LABS, which are short classes.
We are looking for parent volunteers!  This event is a great way for working parents to help out at school. We particularly need TK and K parents! 
ANYONE can help assist with a science activity -- no science expertise needed! When you arrive, the activity leader will show you what to do. We need parents to help kids experiment with magnets, make catapults out of spoons, build foil boats, and more!
Contact our STEM Chair Neha Prasad at or signup to volunteer at:



 CSS PTA is looking for a few volunteers.

All our Volunteer needs can be found at  Want to volunteer, but can’t find the program you are looking for?  Reach out to



CSS PTA's Grades of Green

Want to help the world and get the added bonus of seeing your child at lunchtime?
We are in need of parents to be No-Trash Tuesday volunteers! The No-Trash Tuesday program at CSS is for students TK-5.  Volunteers will go to the cafeteria from 11:10-1:00 twice a month on a Tuesday. Grades TK-2 get their hands stamped if they are trash free or they bring or buy a completely recyclable lunch.  Grades 3-5 get a tally mark added for each student who brings a completely trash free meal. After a few weeks of collecting data, the classroom with the most tally's wins a Popsicle party.  We've already had two Popsicle parties this year! If you are interested or would like more information please email


Cougars Run!  The miles are racking up for the new Cougars Run 2.0 during lunch recess!!  During the Cougars Run, TK-5 will have the opportunity to run/walk around a designated 'track'.  As they log laps and miles, they will earn Toe Tokens to proudly wear on a chain necklace. 

What days of the week is Cougars Run?  Any day you can volunteer!  We will adjust to your schedule.
To make this program a success, we need parent involvement!  At this time, we do not have any consistent help for the upper grades.  Please sign up to volunteer!  For more details & to sign up, click below:


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW)

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week IN THE GARDEN is coming up — starting on May 6th!  The TSAW team is looking to connect with any parents that have connections to donate any freebies/coupons to provide to the staff of 80 that we are showering with thanks!  We already have Siggi’s yogurt freebie coupons for all, but anything else would be greatly appreciated.  We have secured food donations from: LePain, Noah’s, Randy’s, Coffee Bean, Natural Simplicity, El Segundo Beach Cafe, Fresh Brothers, Jersey Mikes, Cold Stone Creamery, Bobo’s, Bare Snacks, Beanfields, BYND Meat, BreadBar, Bristol Farms, Trader Joes and Home Depot!  BUT, if you have a connection for food/drink please reach out to and we will happily accommodate in our breakfast/lunch schedule.
As always, this event couldn’t be done without the help of our parent volunteers, so please click here to view the SignUp and see how you can lend a hand! 


Center Street School PTA's Ice Cream Social!!!
Center Street School PTA proudly presents the 29th Annual Ice Cream Social!  Please join us on Friday, June 7th from 5-8pm at Center Street School!  This is our biggest event with games, crazy hair, face painting, music, the Mystery Gift Card game, our amazing Cake Walk, food and lots of awesome Cold Stone ice cream!!  If you would like to get a jump on signing up to help or donate, please do so at one of the following links:
Event tickets and pre-sell food selections will be online in the next few weeks. 

Thank you for your support and HUGE Thank you to ICS Chair Lisa Johnson for putting CSS PTA's ICS back on the El Segundo map!  This event is made possible by amazing sponsors like our title sponsor Amy Gimlen of Gimlen Orthodontics!.  Money raised from ICS goes to support our field trips and assemblies for next year, as well as our software licensing commitments for various programs our students use.  Questions?


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