Central Hub

May 2020 Edition

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A Message From the Principal

Dear Central Families,

It's hard to believe it is May and we are ending the year remotely. You have done an amazing job jumping into eLearning. Even though we don't know what the future holds, we do know we will be together again! For me, I cannot wait to see your children at school and welcome our new kindergarten students.

As I reflect on the year, our students and staff have accomplished so much. Although it is hard to capture the incredible changes in your children both academically and socially, I can honestly sum the year up by saying that Central Elementary is a wonderful place to learn and grow. Please take a moment to celebrate your child's teacher this week.

Before I close, I just want to take a moment to thank our incredible 2019-2020 PTO board and members.

President - Danielle Bell | Vice President - Nicole Rongo | Secretary - Connie Burns | Treasurer - Amy Sageser | Financial Secretary - Laura Miller

We greatly appreciate your dedication to the children and staff at Central Elementary. Your unwavering support is encouraging and lifts us throughout the year and especially during these challenging times. Be sure to read further in the newsletter to hear their generous announcement.

Finally, it has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and your children! Have a wonderful and productive last two weeks of eLearning and a restful summer break!


Mrs. Julie Thacker

PTO Information:


One of the activities planned for this week was a classroom supply bar. We can't do that exactly as planned, so we decided to go even bigger!

The PTO Board has voted to allocated $5,000 to purchase many of the student supplies for the 2020-21 school year in bulk for every Central student.

We want to make sure your classrooms are stocked and ready when we are able to go back. We want to make sure families experiencing hardship have a lighter load this fall. We want everyone to see a tangible result from all of the efforts and giving throughout this past year.

You can find a list of the supplies we will be purchasing on the PTO website and a comparison of the previous and new/reduced lists in the attached document. The school supply kits are currently being edited to reflect the PTO's contribution and the school will also be able to help fill the remaining supply needs of any families.

More Fun Opportunities to Celebrate and Support Central Elementary

Our amazing PTO have updated their website with Spirit Wear Orders, Incoming Kindergarten shirts, Virtual Scholastic Book Fair, and school supply kits for 2020-2021.

We continue to be thankful to the PTO for the support they give to our students and teachers. During the last meeting the following grants were approved:
  • 2nd grade: Design Thinking STEM manipulatives
  • Mrs. Mitchell: Soft start activities
  • Mrs Pagels: Stem Bins
  • Mrs Szepski: Light table and accessories

We look forward to our continued partnership as we start to plan for next year!

Visit the Central Elementary PTO Website for social media links, alerts, current events and fundraising.

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Family Continuous Learning Challenges

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Collecting Loaned-Out Laptops

Please note the following for grades K-4: We will be allowing students in grades K-4 to keep a loaned laptop over the summer IF they plan on working on the virtual summer packet you will receive from your child's teacher.

Please note the following for 5th graders and any student moving to another school: You must drop the laptop off at our office no later than May 20. The office is open 8:00-11:30 and 12:30-3:00 Monday through Friday. Parents make sure to leave the laptop with an office staff member and not just leave it in the entrance foyer.

Thank you!!

Tech Support

If a parent or student has a tech question, have them email support@plainfield.k12.in.us. They just need to include their name/student name, contact info, and a description of the problem they are having. This will help the tech department tremendously as we can see any and all issues for the entire corporation and can help each other for every building.

If you have any questions or issues, please still use plainfield.sherpadesk.com and submit a help desk ticket.

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2020-2021 Online registration for students-VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD

Just like last year, all new and returning students are required to register online before being scheduled into classes for the 2020-2021 year.

To register a returning student, you will need to sign into your Parent PowerSchool Account. If you forget your username or password, please call the office. Please do not submit a "forgotten password on the website" as it may take a few days to get back to you.

Please use the 2020-2021 Returning Student Registration link

For new students, please use the 2020-2021 New Student Registration link

TRANSFER UPDATE- *PCSC is now accepting new transfer applications for ALL GRADES grades from March 1st to JUNE 1st*

Feel free to call the office at 317.839.7707 with registration questions.


  • eLearning Resumes May 4th
  • See eLearning Calendar Below
  • Buildings remain closed until June 30th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Link to VIEW ONLY the Central Elementary Parent Calendar


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Facebook--Central Elementary School or find us (@centralquakers)


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Kindergarten Round-Up and Registration-VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER YOUR CHILD

Parents of incoming kindergarten students, please submit the required registration packet through our online system. We will use the information to contact you for next steps. Once we have a date:

  1. We will share a Sign-Up Genius so you can select your time to come to the school
  2. Bring your registration documents
  3. Your child's kindergarten assessment will take place at this time

Please know that our plan is to create an experience for our newest students to visit their new school, meet their principal and teachers. Stay tuned for further information on future round-up dates and screenings.


Video links for the 5 Safety Rules Reviews from Susie's Place

Body Safety Rules Review Grades K-3

Body Safety Rules Review Grades 4-6

April Value of the Month

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shared google album

Check out the photo updates. Parents and teachers are doing an amazing job and students are showcasing their work. It brings joy to see all the smiles!! Please continue to add to this.

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