The Central Scoop
May 13, 2022
Student Council would like to thank all our students and their families for another successful charity drive! Thanks to the thoughtfulness of our Fantastic Foxes, we were able to collect so many needed items to donate to the Evanston Animal Shelter. We know they will be grateful for all the help. As a school, we collected over 400 dog and cat supplies. Good work Foxes!
Looking ahead, during the week of May 23-27, Student Council is sponsoring a school-wide sprit week! See the flier below for more details.
It's hard to imagine there are only four more weeks of school. We are looking forward to culminating activities with your students in the coming days.
Becky & Holly
Updates From the District Office
We continue to closely monitor case counts at the local and regional level as well as reported within our schools. These metrics are reported daily on our D39 COVID metrics page and we remain in communication with the CCDPH.
As a reminder, anyone experiencing symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, should isolate at home and seek a COVID-19 test. It is important that we continue to monitor symptoms daily and take even mild symptoms seriously. Those who have been exposed to a positive individual should also seek testing. We recommend that symptomatic individuals and those exposed to a positive case test more than once if possible, as we have seen individuals test negative before subsequently returning a positive test result. Additionally, we encourage you to consider having your child(ren) wear masks in indoor spaces and remind everyone of the importance of being kind, supportive and respectful of one another. Thank you for helping us keep our schools and community healthy and safe.
District Strategic Advisory Team Meeting
Our District Strategic Advisory Team (DSAT) held its final meeting of the year yesterday morning, reviewing feedback and finalizing the key performance indicators (KPIs) that will guide our progress as we continue to implement our strategic plan. This group did some amazing and important work throughout the year and I want to thank all the community members who served on this team. Please check out our strategic plan webpage for more information on our strategic plan.
Ms. Bachman's Class Earned Time with BOLT!
Bike to Highcrest
Bike to Highcrest
4th graders and volunteer parents are invited to a fun after-school bike ride to Highcrest Middle School!
The purpose of this event is for students to:
- Learn to bike safely to Highcrest using the best bike route.
- Learn bike rack locations and important bike safety information.
- Have fun with your friends.
All students and parent volunteers are required to register and sign a waiver. A waiver containing more information about this event will be given out in class.
Parents who wish to volunteer, please also sign up on this sign up genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094AA8AA2AABF49-bike
If you have any questions please contact the Civics and Safety PTA rep: Helen Yarranton: email@example.com
- Tonight is the Kindergarten and 1st-4th Sleep Under! Doors open at 5:00pm for those who signed-up. Kindergarten drop-off will be at the 1st grade door on 9th Street. Drop off location for 1-4th will be the main doors off Central Street. Come in your pajamas!
- Dance the afternoon away at the Daughter Dance! Sunday, May 15th @ 12:30 pm. Register for tickets at Membership Connect. Dance Ticket and Raffle tickets can be purchased at the door. Corsages will NOT be for sale at the dance.
- Also, don’t forget to trot over to mybooster.com to get your Fox registered for the Fox Trot. We are 90% of the way to our goal. Every pledge counts!!! Raffle winners will be named in Sunday's PTA Scoop.
- The PTA can not run without parent volunteers! Please sign up to join the following PTA committees for the 2022-23 school year. Without volunteers, these committees/events risk being eliminated next year. Let's work together to make 2022-23 the best year yet. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and become more engaged with the Central School Community.
- You can read more detailed job descriptions at: http://www.hyraxconsulting.net/centralschoolpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Central-PTA-Job-Descriptions-2016-2017pdf.pdf
- Please contact Melissa Dahm with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilmette Theatre welcomes WJHS students for a community building event. Flashback Fridays presents GOONIES on May 13 & 27 at 5:00 pm. Tickets & Information at https://www.wilmettetheatre.com.
- The 2022 Summer Debate Institute at Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus will be held August 1-5 for all rising 6th-9th grade students. Enroll prior to June 8 using this form. Additional information on the website or contact Camp Director Camila Vincens.
- New Trier Dance Division hosts Summer Dance Camps for children age 4 through the 9th grade June 20-24.
- Buddy Baseball Registration is open to special needs children 7 - 22 years old throughout New Trier Township at no cost. Buddy Players are paired with Buddy Volunteers and games last approximately 75 minutes. Register at www.wilmettebaseball.org
- The Village of Wilmette’s Sesquicentennial Celebration includes many fun activities and projects. Donations of $25 and up will receive recognition in the Commemorative 150th Edition of the Wilmette Communicator. See flyer for details or go to http://www.wilmette150.org
- Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) is hosting Campyardigan Summer Camp options for students ages 5-13 with disabilities. The Spring Guide lists summer recreation programs.
- The Trevian Girls Softball Association is adding 8-10 year olds to their spring and summer teams. Contact Kelsey Farmer for more information.
- Wilmette Food Pantry is open every Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am at Trinity United Methodist Church.
- "Best Step Tutoring” offers free online tutoring for PreK-12 grades.
- Loyola Academy offers Junior High Enrichment Summer Programs. For more information contact email@example.com or www.goramblers.org/summerschool
- BSA Troops 5G (girls) & 5B (boys) are looking for interested kids in grades 5-12 to join. Contact Laura.Myerholtz@gmail.com for more information.
- New Trier Township offers a Food Pantry 10am - 4pm weekdays for families that live/work in the township. NT Township also offers Emergency Financial Assistance, Legal Aid Clinic, property tax assistance, social service referrals and other available resources. Go to www.newtriertownship.com for more information. The Township is also sponsoring a paper shredding event tomorrow, May 7th 8:30-11:30 am at Regina Dominican High School.
Upcoming District & School Events
May 13th - 1st - 4th Sleep Under with Mrs. Littmann
May 13th - Kindergarten Sleep Under
May 15th - PTA Daughter Dance
May 20th - Central Fox Trot, parents are welcome
May 25th - Open House 5-6pm (in person!)
Early Release Day - June 9th, Last Day of School!
Academic Kinder only: 8:35-11:10
Academic + KEEP39: 8:35 – 11:55
Grades 1-4 8:35 – 11:55