Wildcat News

December 2019

December Early Release Days

December 2019

December 4, 2019 Early Release at 2:35 pm

December 11, 2019 Early Release at 2:35 pm

December 18, 2019 Early Release at 2:35 pm

December 23-January 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL-Winter Break

Join us as we appreciate Mr. Rob and Miss. Maddie

our Central Avenue Custodians!

We APPRECIATE all you do to make sure our school campus and

environment is kept clean and safe!

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Reflections is an optional national elementary art contest sponsored by Central Avenue PTA. The chosen theme for this year’s competition is “Look Within”. We invite students of all experience levels to participate! Applications to participate were sent home the week of Oct 21st. Students need to return completed applications to the office or their teacher.

All completed entry forms and finished projects are due to the school office by Monday, December 2nd. Entries will be reviewed by grade level and judged. All entries will be recognized at a Reflections Awards Gala on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm. Selected entries will move on to the council (district) level. From there, entries are further judged and can move on to state and national levels.

For questions about Reflections, please contact Jasmin Dobbelaere

by email at jdobbelaere@fpschools.org or call/text 206-473-0390

- Central Avenue PTA


Please join us as our 3rd graders perform at our

Holiday Assembly on

Tuesday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m..

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and THE AWARD GOES TO….!! AR News!!

AR Celebration-December 19, 2019

Congratulations to our AR Students who achieved their AR goal for the 1st trimester. Congratulations for reading with accuracy and enjoyment!


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We have been practicing our “Wildcats C.A.R.E” motto with all our students and staff. C.A.R.E stands for: Cooperation, Accountability, Respect and Effort. Please help your student practice C.A.R.E at home by having them demonstrating C.A.R.E.


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End of Day Student Transportation Changes

Just a reminder to please call the school before 3:30 pm and

on early release days please call before 1:30 pm

when your child's end of day schedule needs to be changed.

This allows us time to notify your child's teacher and your child

of the change for a smooth end of day transition.

Please call our office at 253-298-3200 to report end of day changes.

Attendance Matters

You have always known that good attendance contributes to successful students, but this year we have some very important new procedures, which need to be followed:
1. Good attendance is to miss 9 or fewer days per year (average one per month).
2. After 7 absences, we will require third party documentations (doctor notes, dentist
appt, court hearing, etc.) to excuse the absence. Please get in the habit of getting a
note for any appointments, even before you hit that threshold.
3. We will contact you for a conference if your child has 3 unexcused absences, or 5
absences in a month (excused or unexcused.)
4. Chronic absenteeism is more than 18 days in a school year.
I want to encourage all our Wildcats to be at school ON TIME, EVERY DAY, ALL DAY!

**Please contact the attendance line at 253-298-3200, if your student is going to be late or absent from school.

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Volunteer Approval is Necessary– Prior to attending any school event as a chaperone, participant, or helper, all adults must have a new approved volunteer clearance on file in our office. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. You must register online at www.fpschools.org. If you have a problem with the registration process, please call Ms. Lynn at 253-298-3205. We appreciate your cooperation with our extra efforts to assure that our students are safe and supervised appropriately.

Below are examples of activities which do and do not require volunteer approval for parent participation. Please call our office if you have questions.


 Field Trip

 Classroom visits during school

 Field Day

 Lunch with Student in classrooms

 Assist with in Classroom Projects

Not Required

 Back-to-School and Family Barbecues

 Promotions

 Concerts

 Conferences

 Wildcat CARE Assemblies