Central Communique

The School Newsletter for Central Elementary Families

December 18, 2014

Winter Vacation

As we approach the Winter Break, I would like to first take this opportunity to wish each of you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season! I hope that you will have a chance to relax and enjoy some special time with your children. As always, I am so proud of how hard our children have been working each and every day even during this exciting holiday time.

Our teachers strive to develop strong reading and writing skills in our children. Over break you can help to support this work by having your child read at least one of their favorite books to you. Consider having your child write in a “vacation journal” about some of the fun things that they do while they are away from school during the next weeks. These two simple and fun activities will help them to build a love of reading and writing, which is our ultimate goal for children at the elementary level.

Have a fun and safe winter vacation!

Mr. Hopper

Dismissal Parking

We need your help! With winter coming, snow will be filling the grass lot across the street from our school making it unusable. This will cause us to have limited parking. If this should happen, please consider using the horseshoe line for pickup. We start dismissing students who are car riders at 3:35 p.m. in the horseshoe line. To avoid backups in the line, please consider picking your child up between 3:40 and 3:45 p.m. Coming after 3:40 pm will keep your wait time to a minimum. Thank you in advance for your help with this!

Free Community Christmas Dinner

The third annual Free Christmas Dinner will be held at Plainfield Friends Church on December 25 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to come. The church is located at 105 South East Street (Corner of US 40 and East Street) in Plainfield. Guests are welcome to eat there or can come for carry out. There is no delivery service.

A gift room will be open for adults and children that come to the dinner. There will be hygiene/personal items for adults. Children will receive school supplies/small items. You need to be present to receive gifts.

Reading Makes Cents Winter Read-A-Thon

Dear Central Elementary Families,

Our next PTO fundraiser is the Reading Makes Cents Read-A-Thon. We would like to challenge your student and family to read for Central! The Read-a-thon will begin on Sunday, January 11, 2015 and will end on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Each student that participates and returns their completed chart with their donations by Wednesday, February 4, 2015 will be eligible for prizes. Each student will keep track of their reading time on the reading chart bookmark. At the end of the challenge, students will record their total reading minutes on their pledge form and reading chart bookmark.

We encourage students to find sponsors to pledge money toward their reading goals. Sponsors can pledge an amount per minute read or a general pledge amount. 100% of the proceeds benefit the enrichment of our children’s educational environment at Central Elementary. The reading chart bookmark and donation forms that will be sent home should be returned no later than Wednesday, February 4, 2015 to be eligible for prizes.

If you have any questions about the Read-a-thon, please contact Kim Baver at kkbaver@yahoo.com , Heather Cress at heathercress@gmail.com, or Courtney Guth at cqguth@avon-schools.org.

The Read-a-thon encourages students to read each day and emphasizes the important link between reading and learning. Please join in the Reading Makes Cents challenge.


Kim Baver, Heather Cress, & Courtney Guth

Read-A-Thon Chairs

The Cafeteria Needs Your Help

Are you looking for a job that works well with your child’s schools hours? The Plainfield Community School Cafeteria might just be the place. The cafeteria is looking for subs. Sub positions are open with the possibility of it becoming a permanent position. Apply online at www.plainfield.k12.in.us.

Recycling Bin Moved to Alley

Help us to spread the word! With parking space at a premium, we have moved the large recycling dumpster to the alley between the funeral home and our school. Please let your neighbors and friends know that we still have this recycling dumpster and that families are welcome to drop off recyclable goods.

This Week's Photo Gallery

Upcoming Vacation Dates

Christmas Vacation for students starts on Friday, December 19, 2014 and ends on Friday, January 2, 2015. School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015.

School is also closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2015.

Activities for the Family

  • For information about the Spring Break Camp: Technology and Nature Together, which starts on March 30, 2015, click HERE.

Central Elementary Calendar

To view upcoming activities and events happening at Central Elementary, check out our school calendar by clicking HERE or by going to http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/cn.

About Central Elementary

Central Elementary is a very special school with a long, rich history with parts of the building being almost 100 years old. Located in downtown Plainfield, Indiana, our school has served as Plainfield High School, Plainfield Junior High School, and is now an elementary with over 570 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.