Breaking News Bar
posted: 3/5/2013 4:47 PM

Central Road students enjoy benefits of PTA grant

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • A Central Road Elementary School sixth-grader kicks the ball to the opposing team of parents during an event hosted as part of the PTA's Take Your Family to School Week.

      A Central Road Elementary School sixth-grader kicks the ball to the opposing team of parents during an event hosted as part of the PTA's Take Your Family to School Week.
    Courtesy of Central Road PTA

  • The kids of Central Road Elementary easily defeated their parents in a game of "Protect the Pin" dodgeball during an event hosted as part of the PTA's Take Your Family to School Week.

      The kids of Central Road Elementary easily defeated their parents in a game of "Protect the Pin" dodgeball during an event hosted as part of the PTA's Take Your Family to School Week.
    Courtesy of Central Road PTA

  • Two Central Road Elementary students show a small portion of the many playground balls and jump ropes purchased with the grant money obtained by the Central Road School PTA as part of the national organization's PTA Take Your Family to School Week.

      Two Central Road Elementary students show a small portion of the many playground balls and jump ropes purchased with the grant money obtained by the Central Road School PTA as part of the national organization's PTA Take Your Family to School Week.
    Courtesy of Central Road PTA

 
Submitted by the Central Road PTA

Students at Central Road Elementary School in Rolling Meadows enjoyed events focusing on safety at home and at play last month thanks to a $500 grant the Central Road PTA received as part of PTA Take Your Family to School Week.

The PTA was one of 100 nationwide to receive the grant, which aims to increase family engagement and safety awareness.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The special week, which took place Feb. 18--22, encouraged PTAs across the country to open their doors to families so that they can be engaged in their child's education and overall well-being.

"Decades of research continues to link family engagement and student achievement," National PTA President Betsy Landers said. "Take Your Family to School Week reinforces that link and reminds parents that being engaged is not only important during back-to-school time but year-round."

Central Road School hosted several safety related events for families on the evening of Feb. 21.

The gathering began with a presentation from Safe Kids about car safety, fire safety and poison look-alikes, followed by the presentation of a gift to the school by a representative of the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company.

That was followed by the Street Smarts course taught by the Palatine Park District. Finally, students participated in games with their parents in the gym with reminders to be safe when playing.

"We are thankful to the National PTA and AXA to be a grant recipient," said Jen Towsey, president of the Central Road PTA. "Kids' faces light up when their parents join them at school; so we are excited to plan an evening of education combined with fun."

In addition, the National PTA Take Your Family to School Week program aims to raise awareness of dangerous safety risks, like riding a bike without a helmet, being exposed to dangerous toxins and not knowing how to recognize concussions.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here