Central News & Celebrations
Central Elementary: Helping All Kids Find Their Genius
Week of January 19
Message from Mrs. Hill
It is hard to believe we have approached mid January! We have a four day week but we will make the most of it.
I have to brag on our car rider families! Everyone either has their car tag or a driver's license ready as they pull in the school, and we appreciate that in a big way! Our goal is to move the car line along smoothly in order to honor your time. We know many of you pick up at multiple schools, and we appreciate you being prepared. It is so important for you to have your car tag visible so we can see it as you pull in. Thank you for helping us keep our kids safe, and for helping the car line run like a well oiled machine! A few reminders about expectations in school zones and on campus...
*It is against state law to be on a cell phone in a school zone (including the car line) and to smoke on campus. Please be mindful of these two laws so we can honor the safety of our campus and zone. Thank you!
We already have a large number of sweatshirts, jackets, and coats in our lost and found. Make sure you label your child's belongings so we can return them to the owner if misplaced on our campus.
Have a wonderful week!
Your Lead Learner,
SAVE THE DATE: Central's Next Family Night is Coming Soon!
Nominate Your Favorite Teacher for the Teachers With Heart Award!
Our school blog is for kids, teachers, staff, families, and community members who would like to contribute. We want to model blogging for our kids while promoting digital citizenship for them.
For more information on The Great Kindness Challenge, click the link below!
Central Elementary Yearbook: A Preview of Our Cover!
SHOPAROO POINTS UPDATE...
Shoparoo: A Way to Raise Funds for OUR Kids!
We have almost earned $300 for our school through Shoparoo! As of Saturday afternoon we have accumulated over 144,000 Roo Points, and have 108 supporters. Our school wants to reach the 150,000 mark in January, because this will earn our school $300! Every little amount helps, so between Shoparoo, Box Tops, Marcos Pizza, and any other initiative we take on, we can earn cash rewards for our school and avoid fundraising as much as possible.
You can join Shoparoo with the following code: lang5526
What Will Shoparoo Funds Help Purchase?
We need more Chromebooks for our students. The goal is to have a 1:1 setting in third and fourth grades! This means there is a Chromebook (laptop device) for each student´s use throughout a school day. We have several devices currently and want to add more. We would also like to add to our second grade classrooms in the future, and have 1:1 devices for our kindergarten and first grade kids.
Box Tops for Education
Below are links to some collection pages for Box Tops. You are free to print these, or you may ask your child to pick up a sheet at school! We will have them available for you.
We will offer bookstore coupons to kids who return filled Box Tops sheets! These coupons will give them discounts on items in our bookstore. We will be purchasing more items for our store and will soon share those with you!
We have already earned over $700 this school year! Let's keep collecting!
Check out our newly improved website! It includes easier buttons for accesss, along with our school's Twitter Feed.
CIA: Community in Action
Our Family and Community Involvement Group!
Formally known as the PTO...
We would love for you to join our NEW group, the CIA! We are inviting families, extended families, neighbors to our school, community members, and business groups to join our staff in working together for our kids. This is a group open to ALL people who want to be involved! There are many ways to contribute to our school that will support kids and teachers. We want to get you plugged in and involved with us. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hill firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Reed email@example.com. You may also call our office at 501.743.3564 to speak with us! Look for more information coming home about future family events, and remember to return your yellow volunteer sheet back to school so we will know how you want to support. If you need a new volunteer form, please let your teacher know.
January 18: Martin Luther KIng Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL (unless we have snow/ice)
January 25-29: The Great Kindness Challenge Week
January 29: Birthday Celebrations in Classrooms
February 12: Class Valentine Parties
February 15: Presidents' Day: NO SCHOOL (unless we have snow/ice)
March 3: Central Family Night, 6:00-7:30
Connect With Us!
Social media is a great way for us to celebrate the learning and success we experience within our school days, as well as push out important information to you. We love to share pictures, videos, kids' work, and teacher achievements with our families and the community. See the information below to get plugged in!
Join our Remind group to receive text messages from Mrs. Hill! She will send out reminders about specific happenings in our school. You can also follow us on Twitter and Like our Facebook page! We love to celebrate our school by sharing all the wonderful happenings. We want you to feel plugged in and involved in what your child is
experiencing with us!
Our school's hash tag is #CEunited, so you can look for this on all social media!
Our School Blog:
We post often via Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when we post.
Follow Mrs. Hill!
Facebook Page: Inspiration for Educators
Bus Rider Families: Join our New Remind Group!
Please keep your child's meal account credited in order to avoid a negative balance. Thank you!