Central News & Celebrations
Central Elementary: Helping All Kids Find Their Genius
Week of January 11
Message from Mrs. Hill
Week one of the first semester was busy and fast! Students and staff are settled back into routines, and LOTS of learning took place! We are reviewing expectations for the cafeteria during lunch, and have implemented some new ideas to help kids act responsibly. This goes along with our focus on kindness for the month of January.
We hope you will join us Thursday evening at 6:00 for our next Community in Action meeting. Everyone is welcome to come and listen to our Director of Testing, Mrs. Linda Payne, speak to us about the new standardized assessment our kids will be taking in April. We will also have an open forum time for you to share with us! We want to know how to better support you and also want to share some of our news with you. Mark your calendars! We will have childcare provided for you.
Great news about Box Tops!!!!!
We received a check in the mail for $700 for Box Tops from the first semester! We already have over $400 toward our next check, which we will receive in April. Keep saving those Box Tops and returning them to school! Thank you!
The weather is always unpredictable, so make sure you prepare your child for anything! Jackets, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, hoodies, etc. need to be labeled with your child's name so we can return to the owner if misplaced.
CAR RIDER FAMILIES:
Please remember to have your car tag visible in the windshield each day at dismissal. We will be checking daily and will ID anyone without a tag. Thank you!
Quick Reminder about Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
January 18 there will be no school UNLESS we have inclement weather between January 4 and the week of January 11. If we dismiss school during those days, January 18 will be used as a makeup snow day.
Have a wonderful week!
Your Lead Learner,
CIA Meeting: January 14, 6:00pm
Lonoke County Rutledge Resources Day is Coming to Central!
SAVE THE DATE: Central's Next Family Night is Coming Soon!
The Power of ONE Word in 2016
Here is a great article on the this:
My own blog post on my one word:
Below are some of our choices...more to come!
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: A Way to Raise Funds for OUR Kids!
We have almost earned $200 for our school through Shoparoo! As of Saturday afternoon we have accumulated over 139,000 Roo Points, and have 107 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!
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.
NEXT MEETING: January 14 at 6:00
January 14: CIA Meeting: We will discuss state testing! 6:00 in the Media Center
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!