Central Tiger Tales

A Leader in Me School - January 2021

A Message From Your Principal - Central Tiger Cubs to Become Reading Millionaires!

Hello Central Families,

One of our “Wildly Important Goals” for our students at Central Elementary this year is for ALL students to grow in their reading skills and reach their grade level potential. In order to help us achieve our school-wide WIG at Central, we have been synergizing our efforts to read a MILLION MINUTES! We ALL want to become Reading Millionaires!!

You may recall that we launched this project last January 2020 and our efforts were cut short by the COVID quarantine. To become a better reader takes lots of practice. Now our Tiger Cubs are fully engaged in their efforts to become Reading Millionaires, and they need your help in tracking their reading minutes at home too! Teachers and students are tracking their reading here at school, but we know our Central Tiger Cubs read at home as well. This is where you, our Central parents, can help.

Below you will find a link to a Google Document. We ask that you work with your student to track the minutes you read at home and record it on this document. All you have to do is fill out the form with your student’s teacher name, grade level, and the number of minutes read. Our Tiger Cubs have read a total of 715,000 minutes so far!

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping us reach our goal of becoming Reading Millionaires!

Reading Log

Yours in education,

Rebecca Outcalt


Important Dates!

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No School on Monday, February 15 unless needed for a snow make-up day.

Book Fees

Just a reminder that books fees are due by February 15th. They can be paid on skyward or by sending check or cash into the school office. If sending in cash, the exact amount must be given.


The deadline to order your yearbook is March 5, 2021. To order your copy visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 54586T. They have been doing some maintenance on their site so if it is not working please wait a few days and try again.

Central Pride Champion - Daisy Heath

Nominated by Kim Lahrman, Diana Shirley and Keanna Stamm

Daisy is a natural leader who displays all of the characteristics of Tiger PRIDE. She was nominated by her classmates in October for being the most proactive person in the classroom. One of her classmates said, “I think the most proactive person in our class is Daisy because when things get hard for her, she doesn’t give up.” She always sees the good in situations, uses positive language and constantly brightens the day of those around her with her smile and kindness. Daisy is extremely well organized and works hard to achieve her goals. She is passionate about helping others, so when she finishes her classwork, she is always willing to lend a helping hand. Congratulations Daisy!

Congratulations to Central Elementary's Leaders of the Month!

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Mrs. Williams Kicks Off the Science Fair

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100 Days of School!

To celebrate our 100th day of school, kindergarten students brought 100 items in a mystery bag. Here are a few of the 100 item collections from Mrs. Warren’s class.

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.

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.

Staff Birthdays

January Birthdays:

Jan. 10th - Miss Rissler

Jan. 20th - Mrs. Fisher

Jan. 20th - Mrs. Anderson

February Birthdays:

Feb. 1st - Mrs. Mitchell

Feb. 25th - Mrs. Nester

Staff Work Anniversaries

January Work anniversaries:

Officer Loney (SRO) celebrated 2yrs on 1.8.21

February Work anniversaries:

Mrs. Amber Hieston (custodial) will celebrate 2yrs on 2.20.21