Central Tiger Tales

A Leader in Me School - February 2021

A Message From Your Principal - THANK YOU Central PTO for the New Digital Piano!

Our Central Elementary music program received a very special gift from our Central PTO this semester. Mrs. Katie Walters, Central Music Teacher, was seeking to make an upgrade to her decades old upright piano. After sharing her dream of incorporating a digital piano into future music programming at Central, the PTO was able to support that vision with the purchase of a new Yamaha Clavinova digital piano.

“I have extreme gratitude to the PTO for their generosity in purchasing this instrument that will be used for many years to come. There’s no need to tune the digital piano and that will certainly help with the budget,” Mrs. Walters said.

Mrs. Walters says the instrument will allow her to incorporate the digital piano as a learning station in her classroom. Students will be able to learn and explore other instrument sounds and practice their skills with a technology tool known as ‘Piano Room Teacher’.

“Someday I hope to be able to have students record themselves as they practice. It will also be very helpful to our concert performances for years to come,” said Mrs. Walters.

To provide an opportunity for our Central parent community to explore the musical range of the Yamaha Clavinova, Mrs. Walters prepared a video tour of the instrument. To learn more about this new instrument please click on the link below.

Mrs. Walters' Piano Video

Thank you to our Central PTO and our Central families for your continued financial report that make a big impact in our school!

Yours in education,

Rebecca Outcalt


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Important Dates!

No School

No School on Friday, March 26th.

Spring Break

Spring Break is Monday, March 29th - Friday, April 2nd


The deadline to order your yearbook is March 5, 2021. To order your copy visit: https://inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 54586T.

Central Tiger Cubs Collected Shoes

Our Central Tiger Cubs collected 114 pairs of shoes for the Heart and Sole Shoe Drive! This program redistributes unwanted or outgrown shoes to those in need all over Indiana. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Congratulations to Central Elementary's Leaders of the Month!

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Hands on Algebra

This program is for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders who scored 90% or higher on the winter NWEA. This program is a concrete way to teach intro. to Algebra 1. Students received a certificate after the 10th lesson taught. Students had 10 homework assignments as well, that had to be completed to finish the course. Great job to those that participated!
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Sunshine Spreaders - Valentines Fun

Our very own Sunshine Spreaders brought joy to our Valentine season. These four fifth-graders put their heads together to write a great scavenger hunt for the entire school. Each class was able to follow the clues which landed them with some sweet treats provided by the club. We appreciate their efforts to make this Covid Valentines a special one!

Mrs. Warren's class not only provided the last clue but did so with an extra loud Tiger Cub RRRROOOOAAAARRRR!
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1st Grade Celebrated 120 Days of School

Our first graders spent February 22nd celebrating the 120th day of school. They did STEM activities with 120 items, as well as lots of other fun activities!

2nd Grade Completed STEM Projects

We used the Engineering Design Process to complete our STEM projects in class by working together in groups.

  • Project 1: They were told that a worm named Fred needed help. His boat flipped over and his life preserver was under the boat. He cannot swim! The kids worked in groups to come up with ideas to help save him using only paper clips.
  • Project 2: They were asked to work together to build the tallest tower using only index cards. We had a group that built a tower that was 22 ½ inches tall! Cool ideas!

Kindergarten STEM Project

4th Grade STEM Project

Science Fair Fun!

3rd grade has been "synergizing" together to work on their Science Fair Projects!

5th Grade Started D.A.R.E. Classes

This week the 5th grade students started DARE classes. They will have a 10 week course presented by Officer James Koontz where they learn how to make responsible decisions.

News From Your Nurse - Parents of Current 5th Grade Students

All 2021-2022 6th grade students are due for:

Tdap: 1 dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine

MCV4: 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine

Students must have these immunizations to enter school in August of 2021.

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Other Important Information


Just a reminder to send hats, coats, and gloves for your student each day for recess.

Free Breakfast & Lunch

Free breakfast and lunch continues until the end of the school year.

Contact Information in Skyward

If you have not already done so this school year, please review your contact information in Skyward. It is important to have the correct information listed in case of an emergency.