Central Communique

The School Newsletter for Central Elementary Families

March 6, 2015

Rachel's Challenge: A PCSC Community Event

The Plainfield Community School Corporation would like to invite you to one of the best programs we've ever brought to the Plainfield community. Rachel's Challenge is a community event based on the life and writings of Rachel Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.

Superintendent Scott Olinger had the opportunity to hear Rachel’s father speak at a conference prior to Christmas break. The impact of that speech urged him to bring this program to PCSC families and students.

Rachel’s Challenge will be held in the Plainfield High School auditorium on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM.


Read-A-Thon was a huge success this year with 164 students participating and over $5300.00 being raised to support the various student activities that our PTO sponsors.

Congratulations to Mrs. Szepski's class, Mrs. Weaver's class, Mrs. Trempe's class, Mrs. Maple's class, Mrs. Leckrone's class, and Mrs. Mosier's class for having the top total number of minutes being read in their grade.

Congratulations to Mrs. Szepski's class, Mrs. Weaver's class, Mrs. Mogg's class, Mrs. Kuhne's class, Mrs. Tobey's class, and Mrs. Mosier's class for raising the most money in their grade.

Thank you to everyone who encouraged their children to participate in this fun activity!

Kindergarten Music Program

Our Kindergarten Music Program will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Central Elementary gym. Doors open at 6:30 pm for kindergarteners to go to the cafeteria. We hope to see you there!

New Resource for Parents

Many parents often ask educators what they can do to help their child succeed at school. As a resource to help parents with these questions, starting this week in the Central Communique we will offer several resources that we hope you find useful. Parent Pointers and The ABC's of Student Success provide parents with information about different school topics and what you can do at home to support your child's learning. Math @ Home gives parents a fun activity do at home weekly to promote math concepts. We are excited to offer these new resources to you and we hope that you find them helpful.
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Honoring Exceptional Employees

It's that time of year again! We are now taking nominations for ROSE Awards - an opportunity to Recognize an Outstanding School Employee deserving special recognition for outstanding qualities, activities, efforts or contributions. All administrative personnel, aides, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, certified staff, counselors, custodians, nurses, and transportation staff are eligible. Don't miss this opportunity to acknowledge our great PCSC employees! Submission deadline is March 20, 2015.

Activities for Children and Families

  • Click HERE for information about the PCMS Girl's Soccer Program.
  • To view the 2015 Winter Explorer Magazine, which contains information about our Hendricks County parks, click HERE.
  • For information about the Spring Break Camp: Technology and Nature Together, which starts on March 30, 2015, click HERE.

Central Elementary Calendar

Here are some special days or events that you will want to know about.

  • IREAD-3 testing for 3rd grade students starts on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Good luck 3rd graders!
  • The Kindergarten Music Program is at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
  • Friday, March 13, 2015 is the end of the 3rd grading period. Progress reports/Report cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
  • PCSC Kindergarten Round-up will be on April 8th and 9th from 9:00-2:00 pm and again from 5:00-7:00 pm at Clarks Creek Elementary. Please enter through Door 5.
  • Click HERE for information about our April 24, 2015 Walkathon.
  • The Little Quakers Academy will begin accepting applications for 2015-2016 enrollment in its community preschool program beginning February 1, 2015. Look for registration information to be posted on the Little Quakers Academy website.

To view more upcoming activities and events happening at Central Elementary, check out our school calendar by clicking HERE or by going to http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/cn.

About Central Elementary

Central Elementary is an incredible school with a long and rich history. Originally built in 1931 in downtown Plainfield, Indiana, our school has served as Plainfield High School, Plainfield Junior High School, and is now an elementary with approximately 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. To schedule a tour call 839-7707.