Central Chatter

September Edition

Upcoming Events


9th -- Popcorn Festival

11th -- PTA Meeting @ 4:00, Library

12th -- K Field Trip to County Line Apple Orchard

28th -- School Picture Day

29th -- 1/2 Day - Teacher Professional Development (students dismissed at 12:00)


9th -- PTA Meeting @ 6:00 -- Hayes Library

16th -- NO SCHOOL -- Fall Break

26th -- 1/2 Day - Parent/Teacher Conferences

27th - 1/2 Day - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Central will once again have a Ready, Set, Kindergarten program. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain school experiences and be exposed to many skills needed to do well in the classroom upon entrance of kindergarten.

This is a free program and will be offered at Central at Hayes on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-2:00 beginning September 18th.

For more information or to enroll your child, please contact RSKValpo@gmail.com. You will need to provide your child's name, date of birth, and home school. (Note: eligible children must have turned 4 by August 1, 2017)

Background Checks

Please note that anyone planning to attend school field trips, volunteer in the classroom, attend lunch, etc. is required to have a current background check on file each school year. The process for getting these retuned and approved to us has been rather lengthy so please allow two weeks for these to clear.

You may access a background check on the Central website or through a request to your child's teacher.

Healthy Schools Policy

Did you know that Valparaiso Community Schools has guidelines regarding healthy food choices in our schools? To find out more details, you can click on the button below. You will find information about healthy food ideas, birthday celebrations, and procedures about eating lunch with your child. When sending in classroom snacks, please check with your child's teacher regarding possible allergies within the class. Thank you for your help in promoting a safe and healthy environment for our students!

SKYWARD Family Access

Don't forget to keep up with your child's progress using SKYWARD Family Access. Please visit the VCS homepage and click on the "Parents" tab, select "Skyward Parent/Student Access" on the right hand side and login using your username and password. You can also access Skyward by clicking on the following button.

Once you are logged on, you can access your child's grades by clicking on "Gradebook." You are also able to click on the letter grade for each subject area and you will see individual assignment scores.

Thank you for all you do to support learning at home!

PBIS Place

September: Respecting Ourselves and Others

Each month, our PBIS team will be sharing a newsletter with you. It will contain information about how to help encourage and support your children in our four behavior expectations. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. This program strives to promote positive behaviors through instructing our students how to be successful at school, and teaching life skills that are sure to last throughout their educational careers and beyond.

The four expectations we follow are as follows: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Be Supportive. Below you can view our school-wide behavior expectation matrix. Through these expectations we are teaching our kids how to work hard and be nice!

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PTA Corner