Central News & Celebrations
Central Elementary: Helping All Kids Find Their Genius
Week of November 16, 2015
Message from Mrs. Hill
It has been so wonderful to see the spirit of giving evident in our school. Our coat drive box has been filled multiple times this week, and we have had many cans of food sent to school for our canned food drive. Toys have been coming in to fill our toy drive basket. It warms my heart to see our kids wanting to give and support their community.
During this last week before fall break, we know our kids will continue to consider the needs of others, and extend kindness through smiles, high fives, or kind favors. This is what our Central family is all about! Basic needs are a must, but we want to always remind our kids the importance of making people feel safe and cared for. Kindness rules, always!
We are so grateful to The Union Pacific Railroad for donating $1,000 to our school to purchase technology! We will be ordering Chromebooks for our students to use during the instructional day. Thank you to the Thiele family for sharing our story to Union Pacific.
Have a wonderful week!
Hearts of Kids Who Want to Help Those in Need
What We Did to Help a School in Need! by: Allison Clark, 4th Grade Student at Central Elementary
When Mrs.Coyle told my classroom how Hurricane Joaquin hit South Carolina my heart was pounding with sorrow! But, when Mrs.Coyle said we were going to donate school supplies to a school that got hit by Hurricane Joaquin I got so excited for them! First of all, I had A LOT of books to donate. Second of all, I knew we were doing something thoughtful for people that were in need. I donated a lot of books! Hopefully those kids are enjoying the school supplies we sent them. I feel really good about helping people in need because it makes me smile and my heart smile! Someday maybe those kids will help people in need like me and my class did for them. Alyssa and Brooklyn sent letters to the school along with the school supplies so they knew who it was from. Then the General Manager from Crain Ford in Jacksonville, Bob Woller, paid to get our box of donated supplies shipped to a school in Columbia, South Carolina. He’s so awesome to do that for us. Everyone can do what my class did. If you don’t want to do something like what we did, that’s okay! Everybody’s different in a different way. Just be creative and help people in need!
Central Night at Marco's Pizza November 18!!!!!!
Canned Food Drive through November 17
We are collecting canned food items to benefit families in our area. Collection boxes are located in each classroom. We encourage you to contribute by sending canned food items to school with your child between November 2 and November 17. Together, our school family will make a difference to those in need.
Christmas for Kids Toy Drive and Coat Drive
We are also collecting coats for our community. If you are looking to clear out a closet, or have kids' coats that are too small, send them to school and we will find a home for them! We are accepting coats/jackets of all sizes.
It is an awesome experience to teach our kids the giving spirit, and to have empathy in their hearts for those in need.
Central Bookstore is Open!
We have brand new Central water bottles for sale! The cost is $3.00. Purchase yours today!
December 3 Is Our Next CIA Meeting!
Social Media and Technology 101 for Families
We will discuss the Shoparooo app and how you can help us raise money for our school!
Feel free to bring your smartphone and any other mobile device you use. We have wifi in the building for your connectivity, and will have Chromebooks available for your use during this meeting. Our staff wants you to feel comfortable with the way we commuicate, and to share ideas of how we can improve. We send home information in a paper format that includes important dates, but know that many would rather access information via social media, as well as follow our school day happenings. Your input is appreciated!
LET'S CELEBRATE FAMILY READING!!!
Share your photos from home of your family taking opportunities to read! You can email them to Mrs. Hill, tweet them and tag us @CentralCabotpK4, or post to our school Facebook page.
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 Sunday morning at 11:45 am, we have accumulated 78,330 Roo Points, and have 91 supporters. Our school wants to reach 100 users and 100,000 points before Christmas break! This goal would help us reach the $200 mark and beyond! 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 tablets 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 New 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.
November 2: Canned Food Drive Begins
November 17: Picture Makeup/Retake Day
November 17: Canned Food Drive Ends
November 19: Thanksgiving Meal for our kids will be served in the cafeteria
November 20: Class Birthday Celebrations
November 23- 27: NO SCHOOL--FALL BREAK
December 3: CIA Meeting: Social Media and Technology 101, 5:30-6:30
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!
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