The Panther Pride

Official Parent & Family Newsletter at Central Elementary

Home of the PANTHERS!

Important Happenings this Week...

December 9th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window

December 10th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • PTO 5-5:30 pm & Family Read Night- 5:30-6:30 in Media Center- Door prizes will be awarded during PTO. Topic on 'Reading Strategies and Ideas for Christmas Break. Principal's Challenge for Reading during Christmas Break will be handed out.
  • Christmas Family Photo Fundraiser from 5-6:30 during the Family Read Night. Come to Media Center for your Photo ticket.

December 11th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • Ugly Sweater Day!

December 12th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • DARE Graduation

December 13th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • County Track Event

December 14th- Saturday is Christmas Parade

CES is Riding High on Panther Pride!

Upcoming Events:

December 16th -20th is READING SPIRIT WEEK ALL WEEK!


December 16th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • Crazy Hair/Hat Spirit Day

December 17th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • 3rd Grade Christmas Program (3rd grade only)
  • Fave Book Character Spirit Day

December 18th-

  • iReady #2 Diagnostic Window
  • School-wide Read-In Day (PJs, small pillow, small blanket)
  • PJs Spirit Day
  • Top-AR Principal's Challenge finishes at 2:30 pm

December 19th-

  • Student of the Week Luncheon Nov./Dec.
  • Crazy Sock Day

December 20th-

  • Early Release Day Pick up 11:30
  • School Colors Spirit Day
  • Last Day of the Grading Period
  • Last Day before Christmas Break


January 6th-

  • Teacher Plan Day
  • No Students

January 7th-

  • Students Return to CES

January 8th-

  • SAC Meeting 5-6 pm

January 9th-

  • Ag Venture 4th Grade

January 10th-

  • Hat Spirit Day
  • Talent Show Try-Outs


~What's Happening at Central Elementary~

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Tuesday, January 10th

Please join us at 5 pm in the media center. We will have a brief PTO meeting and then move into our Family Read Night. There will be door prizes so we hope you can join us! See flyer.

Reading Facts:

Starting in kindergarten, if a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for 851 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers.

This is compelling data on the benefits of encouraging your child to read.

Get reading Central! It's the Panther Way!

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Congratulations to these Students of the Week of Dec. 2nd!

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Congratulations Ms. Velma for being named our Volunteer of the Year! THANK YOU!

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Parent Involvement Matters

CES loves our Parents! We think they are incredible!

Central Elementary Staff

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