Central News & Celebrations

Week of October 12, 2015

Message from Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Spencer

This week is SPIRIT WEEK in our community, and Central kids wil be sharing their school spirit by dressing a particular way each day! More information included below, and you can also refer to the news form that was sent home last week with your child.

Our bookstore opens this week! we will be open each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:35. A cart will be in the front of the building so kids can stop by and shop. We will close before the first bell rings so all kids get to class on time!

Starting this Wednesday, will begin rewarding kids who bring in Box Top sheets filled with Box Tops! Kids will receive a coupon to the bookstore to go toward an item. We have plenty of sheets printed at school, so let your teacher know if you need one for home! If you have already sent filled sheets to school, we will make sure your child gets a coupon to the bookstore.

We hope you have a wonderful week!


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Celebrating the Hollis Family

Mrs. Glenna Hollis and her children, Gabe and Alyssa, appeared in the Cabot Star Herald for their efforts in the Cabot Cleanup. We are proud of them for supporting our community in this way!
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An Act of Kindness from a Little Girl with a BIG Heart

Jayleigh Todd, a prek student in Mrs. Hardcastle's class, decided she wanted short hair because someone else could have her long hair. Her mother taught her about Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Jayleigh wanted to make a difference.
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Shoparoo: A Way to Raise Funds for OUR Kids!

Shoparoo is a great way to support our kids without having to sell a thing! Please see the information below to learn more about Shoparoo. We will also be sending information home with your child very soon. We have already earned more than 25,000 Roo points and we are just getting started! Currently we have 40 supporters. Imagine what will happen when hundreds join!

What Will Shoparoo Funds Help Purchase?

We need more Chromebooks for our students. The goal is to have a 1:1 setting in third and fourth grades! This means there is a Chromebook (laptop device) for each student´s use throughout a school day. We have several devices currently and want to add more. We would also like to add to our second grade classrooms in the future.

More Information Here:

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!

3. The first 20 supporters at our school will earn an extra $1 donation from Shoparoo for their first receipt!

4. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using your personal referral code

5. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

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Ms. Palmer Entertains at Cabotfest!

Our very own fourth grade teacher, Shekanah Palmer, sang from her heart Saturday afternoon on the Cabot Public Schools stage at Cabotfest. She has a beautiful voice, and we will make sure she shares it with our school before the year is complete!

Box Tops for Education

Our school collects Box Tops for Education, so please be saving these at home! We are hoping to purchase a brand new flag pole for our campus. The funds we raise with Box Tops will help us achieve our goal.

Below are links to some collection pages for Box Tops. You are free to print these, or you may ask your child to pick up a sheet at school! We will have them available for you.



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K Kids Socktober Drive: Information Coming Soon!

Kid President! How Do You Socktober?

CIA: Community in Action

Our New Family Involvement Group!

Formally known as the PTO...

We would love for you to join our NEW group, the CIA! We are inviting families, extended families, neighbors to our school, community members, and business groups to join our staff in working together for our kids. This is a group open to ALL people who want to be involved! There are many ways to contribute to our school that will support kids and teachers. We want to get you plugged in and involved with us. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hill bethany.hill@cps.k12.ar.us or Mrs. Reed leeann.reed@cps.k12.ar.us. You may also call our office at 501.743.3564 to speak with us! Look for more information coming home about future family events, and remember to return your yellow volunteer sheet back to school so we will know how you want to support. If you need a new volunteer form, please let your teacher know.

Important Dates

October 13: District Family Math Night at Freshman Academy, 6:30-7:00 & 7:00-7:30

October 16: Homecoming: Dismissal at 2:15!

October 16: Homecoming Parade at 3:45

October 19: Family Conference Week (see schedule below)

October 21: Unity Day: Wear ORANGE to represent kindness over bullying!

October 22: Fall Picture Day

October 23: NO SCHOOL

October 26-30: Red Ribbon Week! (More information coming soon!)

October 30: Birthday Celebrations

November 1: Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 23- 27: NO SCHOOL--FALL BREAK

Fall Family/Teacher Conference Information

Report cards will be given to you during your conference time.

October 19, 20, and 22, 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 19th District Dismissal at 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20th District Dismissal at 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 22nd District Dismissal at 2:15 p.m.

Friday, October 23rd District Closed

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Fall Picture Day is Coming!

Fall Picture Day is coming October 22! We will send information home with your child soon so you will know about ordering and pricing. Late winter we will have class pictures made, and during the early spring we will have spring picture opportunity.

FYI: The fall picture is what we use for our Central Elementary Yearbook.


Each Monday we celebrate happenings in our school via social media. Check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page each Monday to celebrate with us! The hashtag #CelebrateMonday tracks all the schools in our country who participate in this wonderful event. So many great things happen throughout our day, and we want you to feel a part. It is a great way to start a week!
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Connect With Us!

Join our Remind group to receive text messages from Mrs. Hill! She will send out reminders about specific happenings in our school. You can also follow us on Twitter and Like our Facebook page! We love to celebrate our school by sharing all the wonderful happenings. We want you to feel plugged in and involved in what your child is experiencing with us!

Follow Mrs. Hill!

Twitter: @bethhill2829

Instagram: mrshill_central_leadlearner

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Please keep your child's meal account credited in order to avoid a negative balance. Thank you!