December 2015 Edition
Message from the Principal
As this first semester draws to a close, I cannot help but be proud of the accomplishments of the Central Elementary students, staff, and families. We have traveled both in mind and body through the books we have read and the places we have visited. As our children have been on various field trips, the teachers have returned, reporting that our students were so good and polite. Many of the places visited have complimented how well our students behaved. Although they are not telling us anything we do not already know, it is nice to have the confirmation.
One of the joys this year is seeing how much our students value good character and doing the right thing. When in classrooms, I hear students supporting each other and being kind. Kindness is our value this month. Our students have been linking acts of kindness together in a chain, which we are hanging around the front of the building, heading towards the cafeteria. It is so fun to see the physical demonstration of how kindness abounds at Central Elementary School.
I wish you a very happy holidays filled with the joys the season can bring!
November Value of the Month Students
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
Friday, Dec. 11th
At Plainfield High School Door #21
Cost: $10.00 per Child or $15.00 per family
Ages: PreK-5th grade
Activities: Games, Crafts, Movie and Snacks
Register your child by Thursday, December 10th Email Rachel Freeman at:
Please include your child's name, age, grade level and any food allergies in your email.
COMMUNITY BENCH PROJECT
Central Elementary is going to participate in the Community Bench Project by collecting any plastic caps that are clean and free of metal. A brochure was sent home explaining the project. We are collecting caps through January 29, 2016. That date may be extended if necessary. There will be a container located in the office area to collect the cap donations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
By collecting CAPS from household containers, benches can be made from something that would ordinarily be thrown away.
400 lbs.+ $200.00 = a bench
This program is offered from Greentree Plastics in Evansville, Indiana to involve young people in recycling and community service.
Any plastic cap that is clean and free of metal may be donated.
- Snap-on cottage cheese, coffee can, and yogurt lids.
- Twist-on medicine, drink bottles and milk (including the ring)
- Flip top- ketchup and condiment bottles
- Large twist-detergent lids
- Spout- such as squirt mustard
Did you know?
The energy saved by recycling 10 plastic bottles over making new plastic, will light a 60 watt light bulb for 97.8 hours or provide electricity for a laptop for 25.4 hours. - EPA energy fact.
Don't just recycle the caps...participate in your local recycling programs for all materials.
4-H Enrollment Week
Below are the dates, times and locations of our Enrollment Nights. First time 4-H families will also receive a special welcome packet!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, December 14th
Coatesville Clay Township Public Library
4928 Milton St.
Coatesville, IN 46121
Tuesday, December 15th
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
1120 Stafford Rd.
Plainfield, IN 46168
Wednesday, December 16
Avon-Washington Township Public Library
498 N. Avon Ave.
Avon, IN 46123
Thursday, December 17th
Brownsburg Public Library
450 S. Jefferson St.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Friday, December 18th
Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds
1900 E. Main St.
Danville, IN 46122
Eating Lunch with Your Child
We welcome you to eat lunch with your child! Spending time with your child is so important toward healthy social and emotional growth. In addition, your presence here encourages a positive attitude toward school.
Some things to remember:
· We ask that you only eat lunch with your own sons and daughters. In our efforts to keep our students’ lunchtime as calm as possible, they are not allowed to have a friend to join them.
· Because we are always considering our students with allergies, please do not bring in food or snacks for children other than your own.
· Knowing that our teachers and students are busy with the process of learning, we ask that you not leave the cafeteria to go anywhere else in our building. The only exception would be if you have already signed up to volunteer in the building immediately following lunch.
· Please keep younger siblings from wandering around the cafeteria. This is for the safety of your little one, and our school-aged children.
Also, we ask that you not take pictures or record in the cafeteria.
Thank you for helping us to make this a positive and safe environment for our children!
Pictures with Santa
Ages from infants to 12 years.
This event will include, crafts,sand art, sugar cookie decorating and inflatable obstacle course.
We enjoy seeing your children every day. Although we understand that there will be times when your child is sick and needs to stay home, there is a direct correlation between student attendance and success. Here are a few ways we can work together to make sure your children have very good school attendance and don't feel like they are missing out.
- Schedule all doctor’s appointments outside of the school day, if at all possible.
- Share with your child how important it is to be at school.
- Make sure to communicate absences in advance, if possible, so the classroom teacher can ensure that your child still has opportunities to learn skills that he/she will miss when they are absent.
- Help to make sure that your child arrives at school on time each day. The doors open at 8:20 and students need to be seated in their classroom each morning by 8:40 or they are counted tardy.
- If you have a pattern of absences, we may call as well as send a letter to see if we can offer additional support.
Our teachers work hard to provide the best instruction and we want to make the most of each of our 180 days together. We look forward to seeing you at school!
Talking to Children About Terrorism and War
Although this is a joyous season, some children are experiencing anxiety about what they are seeing and hearing in the news. Below is a link to an article, which gives excellent tips for talking with your children. Please feel free to contact Mrs, White, home school advisor, or Mrs. Thacker if you have additional concerns about your children here at school.
Plainfield Parks and Recreation Presents:
Friday, February 12th
Saturday, February 13th
Sunday, February 14th
Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center
$15 per person
*Any adult may accompany a daughter in lieu of a father.
*Pre-Registration is required. Limited to the first 150 participants.
For more information call (317)839-7665