Central News & Celebrations

Central Elementary: Helping Kids Discover Their Genius

Week of April 11

Message from Mrs. Hill


I hope you were all able to enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend! I spent a few days at a conference learning so much, but I missed my school. I am ready for a wonderful week with kids and staff! Our last few weeks will certainly fly by, and we have lots to learn and experience between now and summer break.

Our One Book, One School event is in full gear! Our kids are going to enjoying reading about her adventures, and we hope your whole family will join us in this opportunity for everyone to read the same book! We have trivia each week and give away prizes to classrooms throughout the One Book, One School experience. Make sure you follow along with our school's schedule for reading Pippi! If you need another copy, ask your child's teacher to send one home.

Great news! we exceeded 200,000 Roo points in Shoparoo, so we have now earned $400 for our school! Please remember to continue scanning receipts into your Shoparoo app so you can help our school! We want to have more technology for our kids. If you are new to Shoparoo, see the information below in this flyer so you can get started!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds to see updates and exciting happenings in our school! Information at the end of this flyer will help you get plugged in! Follow our celebrations and learning!

Have a wonderful week!

Your Lead Learner,

Mrs. Hill

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Help us PULL Together for a Great Cause!

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Central Elementary Yearbook: A Preview of Our Cover!

Order your copy of Central's yearbook today! We will take preorders through the winter. Click on the link below for ordering online and pricing. We will order a limited amount of copies as extras to sell in May, but they always go fast! The yearbook is all Central kids, families, and staff, and has color pages. It will be a priceless memory of your child's school year at Central. We love to take LOTS of pictures, as you see on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It is wonderful to see memories from the entire school year come together to tell our school year story!
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Central Night at Marco's Pizza Coming Soon!

Make plans for a family pizza night on Wednesday, April 20! Just mention Central when ordering and they will give us a portion of the profits! We are so thankful for our partnership with this community business. We received a nice check recently from Brent, the owner. This will go toward supporting our kids and classrooms.
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Central Elementary Family Blog

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.

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Shoparoo Update

We have earned $400 for our school through Shoparoo! As of Sunday afternoon we have accumulated over 200,000 Roo Points, and have 121 supporters. 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.

Now, let's focus on getting to $500! :)

You can join Shoparoo with the following code: lang5526

Tell your friends and family to join in as a supporter and start scanning!

What Will Shoparoo Funds Help Purchase?

We need more Chromebooks and technology 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. We would also love to add more devices to support kids' efforts with coding!

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Box Tops for Education

Our school collects Box Tops for Education, so please be saving these at home! We are hoping to purchase a brand new flag pole for our campus. The funds we raise with Box Tops will help us achieve our goal.

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!

We have already earned over $700 this school year! Let's keep collecting!

Central Elementary Website

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 bethany.hill@cps.k12.ar.us or Mrs. Reed leeann.reed@cps.k12.ar.us. 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.

Important Dates

April 18-19: ACT Aspire Testing for 4th Grade Students (am only)

April 20-21: ACT Aspire Testing for 3rd Grade Students (am only)

April 22: Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures

May 2-6: Central Art Show Display! Come visit and take a tour!

May 2: Fitness Frenzy for 2nd Grade

May 3: Fitness Frenzy for 1st Grade

May 4: Fitness Frenzy for Kindergarten

May 5: Fitness Frenzy for 3rd Grade

May 6: Fitness Frenzy for 4th Grade

May 8: Mother's Day

May 20: CHS Graduation! Early Dismissal at 2:00

Tuesday, May 24th: District Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25th: District Dismissal at 2:00 p.m.


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:

Central Elementary Family Blog

We post often via Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when we post.

Follow Mrs. Hill!

Twitter: @bethhill2829

Facebook Page: Inspiration for Educators

Instagram: mrshill_central_leadlearner

Website: bethanyshill.com

Bus Rider #160 Families: Join our Remind Group!

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Each Monday we celebrate happenings in our school via social media. Check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page, and Mrs. Hill's Instagram each Monday to celebrate with us! The hashtag #CelebrateMonday tracks all the schools in our country who participate in this wonderful event. So many great things happen throughout our day, and we want you to feel a part. It is a great way to start a week!
EZ School Pay for Meal Account Credits

Please keep your child's meal account credited in order to avoid a negative balance. Thank you!

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