Week of April 11th-15th
Central's music program is this Tuesday, April 12th. It is being held in the Valparaiso High School auditorium and will begin at 7 p.m. Students need to be in their assigned seats by 6:45 p.m. With all of the practicing students have been doing, we are in for a fabulous show!
The Variety Show will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15th at the Ben Franklin Middle School auditorium. Central staff members will be serving pizza at 6:00 p.m. Candy will also be for sale prior to the show and during intermission. Cash only, please! It is sure to be a great time for all!
The second portion of the ISTEP test will be held on April 26th, 27th, & 28th for 4th graders.
This portion of the ISTEP test will be online and the answers will be multiple choice. Students will be practicing the format of this test on Monday, April 11th. Please feel free to visit the link below on your own or with your child. It is the Indiana Department of Education's "Experience." The purpose of the Experience is for students, educators, parents, and community members to see how test items similar to those on the ISTEP+ Part 2 assessment are presented in the online system.
Last week, students had the opportunity to bring in gently used books that they wanted to donate for our book swap. On Monday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 13th, students who donated books will be able to select books of their choice. The number of books they get to select is based on the number of books they donated. Please note that the selection of books available will be based on the books donated. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sienkowski.
Multiplication Timed Tests:
Students are working on mastering their 0s through 12s. They can practice their math facts in a few different ways, such as, using: Math Facts in a Flash, xtramath.org, free apps on a mobile device, and/or flashcards. The multiplication timed tests include 20 problems, and students have 2 minutes to solve them. The tests are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The Box Top Challenge
Central students are participating in a classroom competition to see which class can collect the most Box Tops for Education, and our class is off to a GREAT start! Thanks to all who have already turned in Box Tops! Let's keep up the amazing work!
Box Tops are an easy way for our school to earn money for the things that it needs. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents. To participate, here is what you need to do:
1. Buy your favorite Box Tops products
2. Cut out the Box Top from each package.
3. Tape or glue them onto the form that was sent home on Thursday, March 31st.
4. Send the completed form back to school by April 29th.
The class who collects the most Box Tops will get to choose a staff member to receive a pie in the face!
The Backpack Project that had been held earlier in the year was such a success that Student Council is holding an encore supply drive to replenish our school food pantry before summer. The drive is currently underway and goes through Friday, April 29th.
Please consider donating:
Binders for school
Personal care items (shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste)
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels)
Dinty Moore beef stew
Boxed meals-Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper
Canned fruit and veggies
NO MACARONI and CHEESE!!! We have plenty!
- chapter vocabulary
- animal life cycles
- complete metamorphosis
- incomplete metamorphosis
- inherited traits
We are taking a break from social studies as we begin Life Science.
When we apply author's purpose, we will continue to think of P.I.E.:
P = persuade (Stories include the author's opinion and reasons for it.)
I = inform (This is usually associated with nonfiction writing)
E = entertain (This is usually associated with fiction writing)
- explanation of decimals
- how to name decimals
- writing decimals
- comparing decimals
Spelling: (Unit 8, Week 2)
The Core Words are guaranteed to be on Friday's spelling test. I will also choose 10 of the Test Words to include on the spelling test. Students can practice this week's words by going onto spellingcity.com.
Important Dates to Remember:
April 8th: Movie Night at Central at 6:30pm
April 12th: Central's Music Program at VHS Auditorium at 7pm
April 15th: Variety Show at Ben Franklin Middle School at 6:30pm
April 18th: PTA Meeting at 6:30pm
April 21st: Noodles Restaurant Night between 5:00-9:00pm
April 22nd: Make-up Snow Day
April 29th: Harlem Wizards at VHS Gymnasium from 5:30-9:00pm
Specials and Lunch/Recess Schedule
Tuesday: Music and Gym
Wednesday: Music and Gym