Chatter S'more

January 16, 2015

Important Dates


19th-No School/MLK Day

23rd Report Cards available via RDS Parent Access.

23rd - Movie Night at Central @ 6:00pm

27th - 29th - Science Bowl Competition (online)


6th - Family Fun Night

12th - PTA Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.

26th - Math Bowl Competition

FYI ***April 17th will be used as make up day for January 8th***

PTA News

  • Our annual Family Fun Night will be held on February 6, from 6-9 pm at VHS. This event needs volunteers to be successful. If you would like to volunteer, follow the SignUp Genius Link: Central Family Fun Night. Don’t forget to bring a healthy snack to share! Volunteers will receive one free wristband for the inflatables!

  • Movie Night will be Friday, January 23 at 6 pm in Central’s Gymnasium. Students will be voting next week on the film to be played. Candy will be available to purchase.

Drama Club ~ It's New

We are excited to announce that Miss Rudakas has organized a Drama Club for the students! Fractured Fairy Tales will be Central Elementary School's FIRST school play!! It's versions of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Sleeping Beauty...but all with a twist! Fourth and fifth graders auditioned in early January. The performance date will be announced soon!

2, 4, 6, 8 Who Do We Appreciate?

Our math bowl team and coach, that's who! This year our team is hoping all of their hard work will add up to a victory. Coaching the team again this year is Mr. Darnell. This year's team is made up of the following students, Cameron Basile, Nicholas Beckett, Niamh Berg-O'Reilly, Zeke Bloom, Nathan Craft, Caleb Imhoff, Hayden King, Thomas Landry, Jacob Letany, Logan Lockhart, Conner McFadden, Robert Okeley, Wyatt Probst, James Rzonca, Tyler Tarter. The competition will be held on Thursday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. Locations will be posted shortly and we will keep you updated.

What's Your Hypothesis?

Miss Erler and our science bowl team have been working hard to prepare for the science bowl. The competition is online and takes place between January 27 through January 29. This year our team is comprised of several eager, science loving students. Chris Rue, Anja Wagner, Sullivan Strauss, Halee Waters, Madison Patrick, Bassam Eliayan and Hannah Letany make up our team. Good luck science team!

A Look Back

Animal Supply Drive

Student council is sponsoring an animal supply drive to benefit the Porter County Animal Shelter between Monday, January 12 and Friday, January 30. Kids are encouraged to bring in items listed below and leave them on the table downstairs by the cafeteria.

Wish List Items:

Canned Dog/Cat Food

Canned Puppy/Kitten Food

Non-scoopable Cat Litter

Dog/cat carriers

Unexpired medication


Cleaning supplies


Paper towels

Flea treatment

Office supplies

Heating pads

Dog/cat beds

Replacement milk (Esbilac or KMR)


That sums up the weather this time of year. Temperatures are dropping and before we know it, many white flakes will be falling from the sky. Please remember to dress your child for the frigid weather! Think of it this way, if you had to stand outside for thirty minutes in the same clothes your child is wearing to school, would you be warm enough?

It’s also a good idea to put an extra pair of socks and gloves in their backpacks in a Ziploc baggie. That way if their socks or gloves get soaked on the way to school or at recess, they can change and be comfortable during class or at recess later in the day. Also, please label all of their winter clothing. It makes things much easier at recess and dismissal. When items are labeled, the infamous “Hey, that’s mine”, can be easily remedied.

School Delay Information

SCHOOL-School normally starts at 8:45 a.m. When there is a delay, schools starts two hours later at 10:45 a.m. Students do NOT stay two hours later when there is a delay. If a delay occurs on a Wednesday, we go with a normal schedule and start at 10:45.

BUSES-Your child’s bus will come two hours after it would normally come. Example: Your child’s bus comes at 8:10 a.m. When there is a two hour delay, it would come at 10:10 a.m. If a delay occurs on a Wednesday, we go with a normal schedule so it would still come at 10:10 a.m.

WALKERS & CAR RIDERS: If your child is a walker, he or she should walk to school two hours later than they normally would. If you drive your child to school, just leave exactly two hours later than you would normally leave. When there is a delay, supervision is provided on the school porch for walkers and riders starting at 10:20 a.m.

LUNCH-Lunch is served at the normal time. The lovely lunch ladies estimate what they need and start making it before your child even arrives! Gosh, they’re good!

ACTIVITIES-All BEFORE school activities are CANCELLED for that day when there is a delay. After school activities will take place as usual.