25: DQ Fundraiser at Calumet location from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
25-27: 3rd Grade ISTEP Testing
25-28: 5th Grade ISTEP Testing
28:Wizards Game at VHS @ 6:30 p.m.
29:STEAM Event at Urshel Park Pavilion from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
10: Crazy Hat or Crazy Hair Day
10-11: Camp Tecumseh for 4th and 5th Grades
15: PTA Meeting in the Art Room at 4:00 p.m.
17: Mismatch Day- Wear clothes that don’t match
18: Drama Club Performance at 4:00 p.m.
19: No School-No Snow Make-Up Day Needed
24: Rainbow Day-Each grade wears a different color (see details below)
24: JA in a Day (see details below)
26: No School-No Snow Make-Up Day Needed
29: No School - Memorial Day
31: Field Day (see details below)
1: 5th Grade Farewell Celebration
2: Awards Day/Last Day of School: End of the 4th Grading Period
Stop by DQ on Calumet Ave today and benefit Central!
Teacher Appreciation Week
PTA Happily Presents: Back to the Beach Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1-5
Join in the fun as we celebrate those early morning smiles our students see every day. Help us applaud the time our teachers and staffers spend lesson planning, field tripping in rain or shine, keeping the peace on the playground, corralling students during bus duty and so much more.
There are many ways to get involved as we band together to show our appreciation. Please explore the links below for an opportunity that is the best fit for you.
Monday, Sunshine Breakfast in the 3rd Floor Oasis (Teacher’s Lounge)
Tuesday, Beach Tote Tuesday (PTA has placed a summer tote in each
Teacher’s room where students may deposit small gifts ranging from
sunblock to beach towels to a pack of gum. Bring your gifts on Tuesday, May 2nd)
Wednesday, Beach Bum “BBQ” in 3rd Floor Picnic Area (Teacher’s Lounge)
Thursday, Thankful Thursday (Students will write “Rays of Praise” on class door)
Friday, @Home Duneland Pizza Party (Families donate a pizza/salad dinner to
Teachers & Staffers)
Volunteers Needed for Field Day on 5/31
Welcome to Mr. Slater!
We are thrilled to have Mr. Slater join our Central family! Mr. Slater will be at Central on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons throughout the rest of the school year. He will be here to help us through our transition this spring and fall. We are so fortunate to have Mr. Slater with us! Read below for more information about him and be sure to give him a warm Central welcome if you happen to see him or talk to him!
Hello!! My name is Nick Slater and I am the new Elementary Dean for Valparaiso Community Schools. I will be housed at Flint Lake but assisting at Central Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays the rest of the school year. I started teaching in 2009 at Valparaiso High School. I taught socials studies with a content in AP Economics. I also coached Girls Basketball and Freshmen Baseball at VHS. I was the Intramural Coordinator at VHS also. My wife is a teacher at Hobart High School. We have two wonderful children (Izzy 9 & Jax 4) and one dog named Rudy. I love watching Notre Dame Football in the fall and attending baseball games in the summer. Go White Sox!
Our Variety Show was Awesome!
JA in a Day
Backpack Program Thanks!
Come on out to the STEAM Show!
Wacky Wednesdays in May!
Central's Student Council is sponsoring 3 fun-filled spirit days in May!
Wednesday, May 10- Crazy Hat or Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday, May 17- Mismatch Day! Wear clothes that don’t match.
Wednesday, May 24-Rainbow Day! Each grade wears a different color.
Here are the assigned colors:
We can't wait to see all of the school spirit on Wacky Wednesdays!