A Newsletter for Central Elementary School Staff

For the Week of December 7 through December 13, 2014


  1. Our staff's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party is on Saturday, December 13, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Julie Smith’s house, 6760 Hall Rd., Plainfield, Indiana. Grab your ugliest sweater and stop by! Come enjoy a GREAT night of laughs! Asking $5.00 per couple to cover the cost of appetizers and soft drinks. Feel free to bring your favorite bubbly! There is a prize for the Ugliest Sweater! RSVP to Kathy Crum.

  2. Grade Level Teams - As you begin preparing for Team Time for the second semester, I want your team to analyze the intensity and fidelity of the services that you are providing. For example, if you have students struggling with vocabulary are you grouping them together and giving them intense vocabulary instruction? If you have only a few students with a specific need, are you grouping them together with students from other classes who have the same needs? Are you providing intense vocabulary instruction every day?

  3. Office Keurig - I currently buy distilled water, cups and lids, cream, sugar, and spoons for the staff to use in the office to make coffee/tea out of my own pocket. I have also been buying the k-cups. Everyone is always welcome to use these items and the Keurig, however once we are out of coffee or tea in the cabinet I won't be buying anymore. Please bring your own k-cups to use.

  4. Remember - Pay day Fridays are Spirit Days for the rest of this school year for staff as our way to celebrate your work in earning an A rating during the 2014-2015 school year. Enjoy wearing jeans and your Plainfield gear!

  5. Teachers - The American Student Achievement Institute is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2015 Indiana Conference on Learning! Join them in Indianapolis on Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 9am to 4pm for an exciting day of over 50 break-out sessions presented by Indiana teachers and school leaders at the cutting edge of the gap-closing, achievement-raising movement. Priced at just $75 per participant, this is a conference you don't want to miss! Follow conference sponsor ASAI on Facebook and Twitter for updates about the conference and more.

  6. Teachers - Central Indiana Educational Services, (CIESC) offers a variety of professional learning workshops, to view these events visit www.ciesc.k12.in.us, view events calendar on right side bar or click on Services, then Professional Learning (see flyer) December is a busy month for PD at CIESC. The three big ones are the MATH CCR Standards training, FREE Holocaust training & the Don Wettrick Pure Genius Training. (see flyer)

  7. On December 8th, come to PHS to watch the Harlem Wizards take on the Red Pride Renegades lead by Central's star players: Courtney Carmichael, Anne Johnson, McKenzie Leckrone, Jennie Menser, Jill Maple, and Sarah Tobey. Go team! Come to PHS at 7:00 pm on December 8th to support our team!
  8. District Grade Level Meetings - In December, teachers in each grade level will be meeting to discuss/collaborate on three common topics. The dates for these meetings are: December 3rd at 4:00 pm for K and 1st grade at Central; December 10th at 4:00 pm for 2nd and 3rd grade at Clarks Creek; December 15th at 4:00 pm for 4th and 5th grade is now at Clarks Creek.

Calendar and Room Reservations

To review/print out a copy of our calendar for the next few weeks and a list of when rooms are reserved for use, click HERE.

You can view the Central Elementary calender by going to www.plainfield.k12.in.us/cn. You will need to sign in at the top of the webpage using the same username and password that you use to log in to your computer.

Forms You Need

Click on the form below that you need. Fill it out, save it, and email it to the person who needs it.

1. Field Trip Request Form

2. Student Disciplinary Referral

Things to Do

  1. _____January field trip requests are due Monday, December 8, 2014. Click HERE to access a field trip form.