January 17, 2014
20th-No School/Martin Luther King Day
21st-Textbook Rental Due in Full
21st-3rd Grading Period Begins
24th-Yearbook Pictures Taken
24th-Report Cards Posted on RDS
24th-Family Fun Night @ VHS 6:00-9:00 pm
3rd - Jump Start Begins
7th - Parent Date Night - Babysitting at Central 5:30-8:00
14th-NO SCHOOL/Mid Winter Break
17th-NO SCHOOL/President's Day
18th-Central Music Program
24th-28th - Jump Rope for Heart
We Need YOU!
The BEST part is, you know have access to www.schoolmall.com. Central receives up to 50%, at NO cost to you, on ANYTHING you purchase through school Mall!!! There are over 400 merchants! Here are a few:
Barnes & Noble
Underarmour, Sports Authority, Bass Pro Shop
Disney Store, Justice, Build-A-Bear, Children's Place
Verizon, T-Mobile, Trac Phone
Walmart, Kmart, Target
Footlocker, Timberland, Toms, Crocs, Finishline, Rebok
Please fill out your post cards and take advantage of www.schoolmall.com! All proceeds go to Central! Thank you for your support!
Box Top Challenge....Are YOU Up for It?
Here is some helpful information:
- Shop for items with Box Tops on them (FYI-Meijer has bonus box tops that print with their receipts)
- Cut them out, put them in a baggie and send them in
- If you REALLY want to be helpful, cut them out neatly and put them in zip lock bags of 50.
- Ask your family members, like grandparents and others, to help you save
- Check out www.boxtops4education.com to see what else you can do to help
We will need some parent voluteers to count up the box tops per classroom. Plewase contact Mrs. Scheub if you can help! Thank you and GOOD LUCK!
Central's Music Program
All students in grades 1st through 5th will be participating in Central's Music Program, which will be held at Valparaiso High School at 7 p.m. on February 18. It will be a patriotic theme, so all students are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue. Students will be bused to the high school during the day of the program to rehearse on stage.
The evening performance will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Animal Supply Drive
Student council is sponsoring an animal supply drive to benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter between Monday, January 13 and Friday, January 24. Kids are encouraged to bring in items listed below and leave them on the table downstairs by the cafeteria.
Wish List Items:
Canned Dog/Cat Food
Canned Puppy/Kitten Food
Non-scoopable Cat Litter
Replacement milk (Esbilac or KMR)
Central PTO Converting to PTA
At the January 9th PTO meeting, a unanimous decision was made by the board to begin the process of converting the Central PTO to a PTA. Our goal is to be fully converted for the 2014-15 school year. The benefits will include, but are not limited to:
• Having a organization that is compliant with IRS and state regulations in a cost effective manner with the support of the Indiana PTA
• Obtaining 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as a unit of the National/Indiana PTA which would make eligible donations to Central PTA tax deductible
• Training for PTA board members and assistance in audits and required annual filings to make it easier for current and future board members
• Supporting the Indiana and National PTA organizations that serve as an advocate for our children and their education
• Access to Indiana and National PTA resources, training, information, programs, and discounts
For a small annual due, parents and teachers may join the PTA to get access to the resources the Indiana/National PTA have to offer and have a voice in PTA meetings. More information on this will be available after the next meeting. Membership will not be required for you to be able to attend or volunteer at Central events. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact one of the Central PTO board members.This year's Silent Auction will feature two auction times with a great variety of business donations and classroom creations. We'll begin the night with Auction A: Goods and Services from Area Businesses (6-7 p.m.) followed by Auction B: Classroom Creations prepared by our own Central students and teachers (7-8 p.m.).
Going once, Going Twice: Silent Auction
This year's Silent Auction will feature two auction times with a great variety of business donations and classroom creations. We'll begin the night with Auction A: Goods and Services from Area Businesses (6-7 p.m.) followed by Auction B: Classroom Creations prepared by our own Central students and teachers (7-8 p.m.).
Some of our business donations include the Tomato Bar, Mary Kay, Bangles, Locks of Fun, and much more. And you'll find classroom creations include fun in the sun baskets, sporting goods baskets, student art notecards, doggy baskets and on and on. So bust out those checkbooks and get ready to make your first donation of 2014 , its like making a donation to yourself! Enjoy and see you on the 24th! Lisa Sut 510.5387 and Shelby Topping 462.5579.
Date Night: Friday, February 7th, 5:30pm-8pm. Parents can drop off their child/children (current Central students only) to watch Despicable Me 2. More information to come.
Spaghetti and a Show
Central’s Art Show and Spaghetti Dinner will be held March 12, 2014. More information will be available as the date approaches.