Central Elementary Newsletter

September 18, 2023

Central Mission Statement

To help all children grow to their fullest potential emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially in a safe, caring, and enriching environment.

Our House


Back to School Night:

On Tuesday, September 19, parents are invited to join us for Back to School Night.

The schedule by grade levels is:

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM for Grades PreK, K and 1 Families

6:50-07:25 ESL, Speech, School Nurse, Special Area Teachers

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM for Grades 2, 3 and 4 Families

Overflow parking has been kindly provided by our courteous neighbors at the Trinity Presbyterian Church next door. If our lot is full, please park there.

Important Dates to Remember

September 19 Back to School Night 6:00-8:15 PM

September 22: School Rules Assembly

September 26: First PTA Meeting 6:00 PM

September 28: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-8:00 PM

October 2: Faculty Meeting

October 2-6: Book Fair and Respect Week

October 3: Fire Assembly- grades PreK & Kindergarten

October 4: Ice Cream Social 6:00 PM

October 9: Picture Day

PTA Corner:

The PTA page link is https://www.ebnet.org/Page/14465

When you join the PTA, you make a difference in the lives of our children at Central!

All PTA information will be hosted on the district's website under Central Elementary School PTA, located here. You will also find that information on www.ebnet.org in the community section under PTA's or in the parents section under PTA's.

Please take a look at all of our information, ways to volunteer, membership, current events, meeting information and calendar.

The membership link is the second tab, under Welcome to PTA . It's easier then ever to join, by signing up there!

Just a friendly reminder that to be involved in any of our PTA events you must be a PTA member.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept 26th 6pm First Meeting,

Sept. 28th 6pm Candy Bar Bingo,

Oct 4th 6pm Ice Cream Social

**Be on the lookout this week for the PTA Spiritwear order forms that will be sent home with students. You can also order online by visiting the PTA website and clicking the link under Fundraisers

Morning club or meeting drop off (before school):

Please drop off children using the Bus Loop for AM clubs and meetings. This way it does not interfere with children and vehicles using the Main lot for Early Morning Care.

Why Attendance at School Matters:

Good attendance in elementary school is important for every child's academic journey. Every school day counts as it represents an opportunity for your child to learn and grow. Research consistently shows that there is a strong link between attendance and student achievement; students who attend school regularly perform better academically than those with irregular attendance.

Attendance patterns have a lasting impact on their future. A study found that kindergarten absenteeism is linked to negative outcomes in first grade and beyond, including lower achievement in reading, math, and general knowledge.

We understand that sometimes circumstances may lead to absences. It's essential to prioritize regular attendance and work with the school to address any challenges. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment for your child, and your partnership in ensuring good attendance will greatly contribute to their success, throughout the school year ahead.

We will continue to work with you to support your child's successful journey at Central Elementary!

Article Reference

East Brunswick is Hiring!

We are hiring: The District still has a open support staff positions available including Classroom Aides, Before and After Care staff and Child Nutrition workers. Visit www.ebnet.org/jobs to apply. Any questions, email humanresources@ebnet.org.

K-2 Parents

All student passwords have been reset to our school standard for new students. so do not request password resets to enable our teachers to assist students with their logins effectively.

If you require technical support, reach out to our helpdesk at K-2 Parents,

All student passwords have been reset to our school standard for new students. so do not request password resets to enable our teachers to assist students with their logins effectively.

Reach out to your child's homeroom teacher with questions and if you require more technical support, reach out to our helpdesk at parentsupport@ebnet.org

Thank you for your cooperation!

Contact Information at Central Elementary School:

Central Elementary School
371 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 613-6820 | Fax: (732) 734-0870

Dr. Michael Gaskell, Principal
Joanne Tempera, Administrative Assistant 732-613-6670

Main Office

Kim Goodger, Secretary 732-613-6821

Attendance/Dismissal Line 732-613-6608


Lisa Carney, (732) 613-6822

Student Assistant Counselor

Sara Enis 732-613-6618

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Deadline for notifying the school of a dismissal change:

It is critical that we receive any dismissal changes no later than 2:00 PM on the day of a change. The form below provides contact information for properly communicating such information.

Dismissal Procedures

  • ASK students and Bus students will be released first (just prior to 3:35)

  • Walkers/Car Riders:

    • All students will exit from Door 2

  • Pre-K & K Parents/Guardians will wait outside Door 2. All other grades please wait on the sidewalk until a staff member releases the student to you

  • Parking and Traffic Safety

  • Please be patient as we get to know our new families ☺

Central's School Theme is "Destination Learning"

We are excited to introduce our theme, Destination Learning, which will be organized around all of our goals and learning opportunities this year. Come join in our journey to learn!