The School Newsletter for Central Elementary Families
December 18, 2014
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!
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.
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
The Cafeteria Needs Your Help
Recycling Bin Moved to Alley
This Week's Photo Gallery
Deck the Halls with Kindness
During this holiday season, students and staff have written more than 320 compliments for kindness on construction paper. We then created a chain of kind deeds that you can view in the hallway.
Third grade teachers and students wore their pajamas on Wednesday as they read and watched The Polar Express by Chris Van Alsburg.
Students enjoy shopping for family during our annual PTO Santa Shop.
Deck the Halls with Kindness
Activities for the Family
- For information about the Spring Break Camp: Technology and Nature Together, which starts on March 30, 2015, click HERE.