The Colt Connection

Centerton Gamble's Newsletter for November 2019

The Principal's Perspective

Welcome to November (and all of the weather changes that come with it)! Centerton Gamble was in the “Groove” in support of Bentonville West High School Homecoming events. It was very exciting to see all the costumes and attire sported throughout the week.

Speaking of spirit and costumes, we had an amazing turnout last month at our PTO sponsored Fall Festival! Please check our calendar for information regarding PTO meetings, family nights, and other campus events.

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved at Gamble! Clicking on the November calendar below will route you directly to our school's website. We update the website calendar throughout the month, so please check it frequently!!

Veterans Day is approaching quickly, which means another great performance from our 3rd Grade students. All are encouraged to invite a local veteran family member to be honored during 3rd Grade’s performance on November 11th at 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. The performances will be held in our cafeteria and all visitors need to check in at the front office.

Parent/Teacher conferences were a huge success these past two weeks. We appreciate all the support you provide your child(ren) here at CGES on a daily basis. We encourage all to continue on with those conversations with teachers and staff whenever needed throughout the school year. Together we all can make a lasting impact for the better our student’s lives!

A friendly reminder from our Health Office: Please do not send medication, including cough drops, eye drops, ear drops, antacids, etc., to school with your child. For the safety of students, all medication (OTC or prescription) must be checked in through our nurse's office.

Finally, it is my pleasure to serve our students, our staff, our parents, and the wonderful community of Centerton Gamble Elementary as your principal. I hope the month of November is enjoyable for you and your family!

Mr. Randall Hunt, Principal

The Counselors' Corner

We will be presenting Empower Me! lessons on personal safety awareness for the next six weeks. This program is provided to students in grades K-6 and is designed to help children learn about personal safety in an empowering and positive way.

Topics covered include:

  • Checking first with the adult in charge before going anywhere with anyone.
  • Identifying five adults which make up their safety net.
  • Listening to their "uh-oh feeling".
  • Saying no to anyone asking them to break a safety rule.
  • We talk about touches. Understanding no touch should ever be a secret.

Other education resources and materials to continue these important lessons at home are available at

Our big idea of the month is honor, letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. We have attached the Bentonville School Home & School Connection and the November Core newsletter below.

Mrs. Lonetree and Ms. Eichler

News from our Nurse ~ Tammy Hellman, R.N.

Happy Fall from Nurse Tammy!

With flu season approaching, I've shared a simple resource that might be helpful for you and your family below.

If you have not filled out a Health History for your child(ren), please do so. This allows us to know more about your child, plus it gives us permission for treatment and over-the-counter medications. If you have any questions or concers about this, please call me at any time at 479.696.3372

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CGES Makerspace Update from Mrs. Loomis...

Thank you CGES families for all of the money we raised through our sucker pull. Initially, we hoped for around $125 to purchase a few supplies. In the end, we raised close to $400!!! As a result, we were able to purchase a storage cart that teachers can use to transfer materials from the Maker Space to our empty classroom that we are using as our workspace.

We are planning to have a Hat Day at the end of November, so look for more information in your classroom newsletters. Our Maker Space is officially open to our teachers and students! Classes will begin lessons and tinkering this month. If you are still looking for ways to donate, here is a short list of things we could use.

New Items:

Tape (all kinds)


Lunch bags

Glue (sticks/bottles)


Popsicle Sticks (large and small)

Ziplock bags


Index Cards

Clorox Wipes

Recyclable Items:

Toilet paper rolls

Tin pans (any size)

Twist ties


Cardboard drink carriers

Cardboard egg crates

Bubble wrap