Cyclone Central Friday eFolder

December 7, 2018

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Dear Center Families:

I am excited to share that a new space has been created in our school for all of our Center Cyclones to enjoy; The Cyclone Creation Station! Thanks to a team of staff volunteers, and several generous donations from our Center School Association, our Center School library has been transformed into a space for students to take risks, problem-solve, imagine, create, explore, and celebrate innovation. This space blends literacy and innovation through a variety of student-selected, imaginative activities. While using the Cyclone Creation Station, students will have the opportunity to read, promote kindness, design 3-dimensional masterpieces, and use technology to code and explore.

Along with creating this new space for our students, our Library Renovation Team has also worked hard to develop a student-centered plan for introducing our children to this new and exciting space. Over the past month, our 4th and 5th graders were introduced to the space through a video and introductory exploration experience. They have also provided our team with valuable feedback and ideas for enhancements. After winter break, classroom teachers and our library staff will lead kindergarten through 3rd grade students through this same introductory experience. By the end of the third quarter, all students will be on board, and our library special will transform into a blend of book exchange time and time to explore our Cyclone Creation Station.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who helped to bring this vision to life within our school! This project has been an outstanding way to model the design process, promote community collaboration, and embrace creative thinking. We look forward to all of the possibilities!

With much gratitude and excitement,

Kate Rateno

Principal, Center Elementary School

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RAPTOR Visit Management System Reminder - Begins Dec. 10th

Mayfield City Schools continues to make safety our number one priority. This school year, our front entrance was redesigned, interior cameras have been added, and we now have access to a new visitor management system. Beginning December 10th, all visitors will be asked to present their state or government picture ID. A badge containing the visitor’s name, picture, date, and the reason for the visit will be printed, and the visitor will be instructed to wear the badge throughout his or her visit. Please click on this link for more information (District Announcement). We understand that this change will be an adjustment for many, and we ask for your patience as we all become familiar with these new practices. Thank you in advance for helping us to promote a safe environment for our students and staff.

Mayfield Village Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thank you Mrs. Hall and 5th grade students!
Mayfield Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
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Schedule of Holiday Events

  • December 14th - Holiday Craft Fair
  • December 20th @ 8:15 a.m. - 5th Gr. Performance/Sing-Along, 5th Gr. parents are invited to attend
  • December 20th @ 1:45 - Holiday Parties (visitors are limited to homeroom party volunteers)

Holiday Parties andTreats

Holiday parties will be on December 20th from 1:45-2:30. Visitors are limited to those volunteering to plan/facilitate the parties. CSA is providing the treats of a gingerbread man cookie (Heinens), vanilla ice cream (provided by cafeteria), and water. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you do not want him or her to participate in this event. An alternate activity is available.

GingerBread Man Cookie Ingredients: (35 g total carbs, 10g sugar)

Enriched wheat flour (niacin, reduced iron thiamine, monoltrate, riboflavin, folic acid), brown sugar, molasses (sugar cane molasses), margarine (vegetable oil blend (soybean & palm oils), water, contain 2% or less of salt, mono & diglycerides, non-fat dry milk, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate as a preservative, artificial flavor, artificial color (beta carotene), Vitamin A palmitate), cinnamon, milk powder (non fat dry milk, vitamin A, vitamin D), ginger. Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soybeans.

Icing on Cookie Ingredients:

Sugar, water, corn syrup, contains 2% or less of each of the following: agar, artificial color potassium sorbate (preservative) citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, locust bean gum, mono and diglycerides.

Vanilla Ice Cream (16 carbs)

Skim milk, milk, maltodextrin, polydextrose, sorbitol, nonfat dry milk, whey powder, stabilizer (guar gum, mono and diglycerides, xanthan gum, carrageenan, dextrose, natural and artificial flavor, sucralose, Vitamin A palmitate, Allergen alert: contains milk.

Holiday Gifts to Staff Members

As the holiday season approaches, we know many students and parents may be thinking about giving teachers and/or staff members a gift. Please know that our staff members are very appreciative of any cards, gifts, or notes of cheer that may be given to them, but this is not necessary. Spending our days interacting and learning with your children is a valued gift to us all! If a gift is selected, please know that all staff members are required to follow the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators. In accordance with this code, educators may not accept gifts valuing more than $25.

Thank you for all that you do throughout the entire year to recognize our staff for their hard work and dedication and for all that you do to support your child’s learning!

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Please Mark Your Calendars

Dec. 14 - Craft Fair

Dec. 20 - Holiday Parties

Dec. 21 - Teacher Work Day - NO CLASSES

Dec. 24 - Jan 6 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Jan. 07 - Classes Resume


School Website: Center Elementary

School Lunch Information: Food Services

Bus Information: AM and PM Busses and Transportation form for alternate address

School Supply Lists: Grades K through 5

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