Central Elementary

May 11, 2016

News from Mr. Buckler:

It is hard to believe that the school year is quickly coming to a close. The students have been hard at work with their end of the year assessments. The Third Graders did an outstanding job on ISTEP+. All students are completing their NWEA reading and math assessments so we can monitor our growth over the year. I am pleased with the progress that the students have made!

We have many end of the year activities coming up including Field Day, The Book-Nic, Third Grade Music Program, and the Awards Program on the last day! It will be important to mark your calendar for those important dates! It has been a terrific school year! Looking forward to a great end of the year and enjoy a super summer vacation!

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Yearbooks are Still For Sale!

There are a few yearbooks still for sale. You can purchase one for $18 from Ms. Lawson.

End of Year DVDs

You may purchase the Central Elementary 2016 End of Year DVD. This will be shown at the Awards Program on May 26th. The cost is $5. You may send in cash or make checks payable to Central Elementary PTO. Please turn in all forms and money by May 23rd if you are interested. DVDs will go home on the last day of school, Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Dates to Remember for May:

12th- Booknic from 5:00pm-6:30pm
13th- Hat Day and Flip Flop Friday
20th- Field Day
26th- Awards Day [2nd @ 12:15pm, 3rd @ 1:30pm]
26th- Last Day of School
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Berry Good for You!

Most people want to eat foods that catch their attention and look fun to eat.
Berries fit the bill with their lively colors and unique shapes! Berries include the
ever-popular strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, but some others you may
know are blackberries, cranberries, and boysenberries. These bright and colorful
fruits are perfect for someone who wants to eat a healthy snack but has a craving
for sweets!

Berries are packed with important vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin C,
antioxidants, and fiber. These are all helpful in keeping your body healthy. Some of
those nutrients have been shown to help build your immune system so you can
fight off illnesses, control blood sugar for people with diabetes, and protect against
many forms of cancer.

You should try to eat at least a 1⁄2 cup of berries each day whether in fresh, frozen,
dried, or 100% juice forms. Fresh fruit is delicious by itself or in yogurt parfaits but
be sure to wash it first to make sure it’s safe to eat. Dried fruit is a sweet addition
to a salty trail mix or savory salad, and frozen fruit is great for making smoothies or
is a cheaper option when berries aren’t in season. Make a rainbow of choices when
eating berries to keep your taste buds guessing and to reap the health benefits
from the different varieties.