CENTRAL SHINES

April 2021

Davison Community Schools - Central Elementary

"Where Kids Come First and Futures Begin"

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A Note from the Principal

Dear Central Families,


Did you know that oral language is the foundation of reading? Infants and small children need to listen to talking and watch people talking to learn how to speak themselves. This cannot be done by watching videos or television. Learning how to carry on a conversation as children grow is a very important foundational skill that naturally leads to reading. Reading aloud to your child at home is a great way to increase the amount of oral language your children hear. It also can help increase their vocabulary simply by them hearing and learning new words from many different books. Pull the family together just before bedtime and grab a few books to enjoy. This quiet reading time helps children settle down and prepares them for sleep as well.


Need another idea to increase verbal communication at home? Turn off the TV or video games and play a board game. Having the family gather around a game without the distraction of television or other technology will encourage other conversation. Your children will bask in your undivided attention. If you have older children give Scrabble a try. They can work on their spelling and vocabulary by trying to create words with high point values.


Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your children to grow academically. I appreciate all you are doing to support your children and our school!


Respectfully,


Mrs. Kuzinski, Proud Principal

email: ckuzinski@davisonschools.org

Parent Drop Off

If you are dropping your student off in the mornings, please be sure you are either waiting in the drop off line or that you are physically walking your student to the crosswalk at 8:19 a.m. or later. Your child's safety is our first priority and it is dangerous for small children to be walking through the parking lot unattended. Thank you for your assistance with keeping all of our students safe!

Change of Address

Have you moved? Are you getting ready to move? Please contact the Central office to update your address and phone numbers if needed. Be sure to let us know if you need to make any changes for emergency contacts as well. We want to make sure we keep your student's records current.

Teacher Requests

Davison Community Schools is fortunate to have talented and dedicated teachers on staff in every one of our schools. Our teachers believe in working with parents so that children can excel and be successful. Sometimes, parents like to make requests for the teacher they would like their child to have the following school year. Whenever possible, our building principals will try to respect parental requests. However, please know that in some instances, a parent’s request might not be in the child’s best interest. A child’s learning style, how he/she interacts with other students, special academic and elective needs, are some of the factors used in determining the placement of your child.


If you would like to request a teacher for your child next year, please complete the teacher request form. Requests will be accepted beginning Monday, April 19th at 8 am and must be completed by Friday, April 30th at 4 pm to be considered.


Please note that this request does not guarantee your child’s placement with that teacher. Many factors go into a child’s final placement. The deadline is in place so schools can begin the scheduling process for the upcoming school year.

Kindergarten Round-Up

This week is Kindergarten Round-Up! We are still taking appointments for Kindergarten Registration. If you live in the district and have a student who will be starting kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year, the time to make your appointment is NOW!!! Please call Thomson Elementary at 591-0911 to make your appointment.


NOTE: A dental exam is no longer needed for registration as the state has removed this requirement for this year.

Family Flyer from the GISD

Click on the picture below to open up a family newsletter that is filled with great ideas, information and resources.

PTO NEWS

PTO meeting

Parents and guardians, please join the Central teachers and principal the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss school happenings including upcoming events, fundraisers and all of the ways we can help enrich our students' educational experience. We look forward to working in partnership with our parents and community!


Meeting Info

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Online on Zoom
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81221042613pwd=cGwvNHZReC9NK1F1YVdTUTdvVHdpQT09


        Meeting ID: 812 2104 2613

          Passcode: CentralPTO

          Positivity Project (P2)

          Central is a partner school, which means all of our families get free access to awesome resources that reinforce the character traits and teaching we are doing at school. There is a character card that explains the character trait, a grade-appropriate video to show the character trait in action and some questions that are great conversation starters at home.

          Click here to check out P2 for Families (password: P2).

          COVID-19 Reporting

          We have been very fortunate to have avoided the spread of COVID within the school so far this year. This is due in part to the safety protocols we have implemented since the first day of school. It is also due to the wonderful actions of parents reporting confirmed and potential COVID cases to the school. Please continue to report any contact your student has had with someone that has a confirmed or possible diagnosis of COVID. We are working very hard to keep our students and staff safe. Your help with this is greatly appreciated!

          Community Resources

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          LOOKING AHEAD

          April

          • Apr. 19-30...Teacher Request Window
          • Apr. 30...Progress Reports Go Home


          May


          • May 3-17...School of Choice Window
          • May 5...Early Release Day
          • May 18...PTO Meeting
          • May 31...Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL
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