Central Chatter Newsletter

May 25, 2016

Coming Events


26th: School Play-Treasure Island at 4:00 p.m.

26th: Bloom Bench Dedication at 5:00 p.m.

27th: Favorite Sports Team Day

30th: No School - Memorial Day


1st: 5th Grade Farewell Celebration

2nd: Field Day

3rd: Awards Day/Last Day of School: End of the 4th Grading Period

Enjoy Your Summer!

Back to School


9th: New Family and Kindergarten Meet & Greet 6:30 pm

15th: Open House/Back to School Night 6-7 pm

17th: First Day of School

Field Day is Fast Approaching

This year, Field Day is Thursday, June 2nd. Thank you for all of you who volunteered! All of our spots have been filled! Below is a list of team colors by class. Please have your child wear this color if possible.

KG-Mrs. Aurand - Gray

KG-Mrs. Hefner - Light Yellow

KG-Mrs. Heuring - Light Orange

1st-Mrs. Doran - Light Green

1st-Mrs. Jones - White

2nd-Mrs. Isailovich - Sky Blue

2nd-Mrs. Jordan - Teal

3rd-Mr. Darnell - Orange

3rd-Mrs. Gonzalez - Light Blue

4th-Mrs. Grantaris-Purple

4th-Mr. Wallace-Bright Yellow

4th-Mrs. Woods-Royal Blue

5th-Mrs. Erler-Red

5th-Mrs. Sut - Green

Bloom Bench Dedication

The Central PTA wanted a way to commemorate a wonderful Central parent, Dr. Alan Bloom. Dr. Bloom was a remarkable man who made an enormous difference in the lives of others. He was the proud parent of Zeke (5th grade) , Jin (3rd grade), and Kuo (1st grade) Bloom and loving husband of Colleen Seguin. It was decided that since he spent time daily on our playground, we would dedicate our playground bench to his memory. Please join us on the playground on Thursday, May 26, at 5:00 p.m. to honor a wonderful man.
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Fifth Grade Farewell Awards, PTA & Parent Appreciation Awards

Friday, June 6th is a very special day here at Central. Students, grades first through fifth will receive awards for participation and performance in music, art and physical education. Also, awards for academics, attendance and school service will be given. Miss Erler and Mrs. Sut and the fifth grade students have prepared a wonderful presentation as a farewell to Central School.

PTA and parent volunteers will be recognized! We will have a special refreshment area set up when you bring your child at 8:30 a.m., to show our appreciation for those who have helped out in any way this year. We are proud to honor all the hard work they put in throughout the year!

The program starts at 9:00 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend! We look forward to an exciting ceremony! Hope to see you there!

Teacher Appreciation Week was Awesome!

Our Central staff had a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! Our Central parents and PTA provided us with several delicious meals and a new microwave for the teacher’s lounge! None of this would have happened without the help of our wonderful parents.

The PTA would like to thank Abigail Pearson, Allisa Schnick, Amy Daly, Amy Howard, Amy Wright, Andrea Blevins, Angela Timmons, Carolyn Hughes, Carrie Brown, Carrie Durnell, Cathy Taglia, Colleen Seguin, Danielle and Phil Berg O’Reilly, Dianna Sullivan, Erin Strauss, Lesley Grcich, Rachel Bernardez, Haiying He, James Dragon, Jamie Rasmussen, Jenn Campbell, Jennifer Adams, Jessica DeKock, Judie Running, Kayla Stone, Kelly Hooks, Keri Parks, Leah Faga, Lisa Norman, Marissa Krutz, Marlo Harding, Mona Drake, Nicole Anderson Schelling, Nicole Coleman, Rebecca Whited, Shelby Topping, Stacey Littlefield, Susan Stage, Teisha Astle, Tonya Nigro, and Yuki Yu. Your time and donations are greatly appreciated!

Our Teacher Appreciation Week was topped off with all staff taking home a dinner on Friday night. We would like to thank Craig Berg and Danielle Berg-O’Reilly at Duneland Pizza for their generous discounted take-and-bake pizzas that were truly amazing! Head out to Chesterton to sample other varieties at their pizzeria! We would also like to thank Sunrise Health Foods for the donation of the salads, reusable shopping bags and store coupons! Sunrise has all your health food and vitamin needs covered!

Lastly, the dinners would not have happened without a lot of prep work...thanks to Danielle Berg-O'Reilly, Andrea Blevins, Carrie Durnell, Lesley Grcich, Carolyn Hughes, Stacey Littlefield, Keri Parks, Kala Stone and Diana Sullivan.

Playground Enhancements

Have you ever heard of Gaga Ball? If not, then you've never been to Camp Tecumseh! Our 5th graders requested one after the fun they had with the game at camp, and our PTA responded by purchasing a Gaga Pit for Central. Special thanks to Central parent, Mike Kwiatkowski, for rounding up volunteers to complete the construction of the Gaga Pit. We are so thankful to our PTA for making this purchase for our students. Thank you! If you want more information about Gaga Ball, check out this link:


Treasure Island Comes to Central

Our drama club has been working hard all year and we are so excited to see the results of their hard work! The performance will be held in Central's gym on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.


Yearbooks will sent home this week. If you did not order one, you can buy one in the office for $15.00. Supplies are very limited. First come, first serve. Cash only. Please have exact change.

Summer Activity Ideas

"I'm bored!" You know it's coming, Parents! You are going to hear these words before you know it. Do you wonder what to say when your child says that to you this summer? Well we have ideas for you! Our teachers will be sending home some ideas for you and your children to do throughout the summer to help prevent boredom and the summer slide. What is the summer slide, you ask? Research shows that this is the time when students could lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. We know how hard your kids have worked this school year and we are so proud of them for this! Our summer activity ideas this year will encourage your child to read books or magazines that are fun for them, visit recommended interactive websites, and review math facts. Check out the article below for even more ideas to enjoy with your child this summer.
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A Note from Mrs. Sienkowski

It is hard to believe that we are wrapping up our first school year together! When I think back to meeting so many of you at registration, it seems like only yesterday. What a phenominal year it has been! Thank you to each of you who made me feel so welcome, even though it couldn't have been easy to adjust to having a new principal.

Next school year will be here before we know it! As many of you are aware, there are exciting renovations that will soon begin across our school district and at Central. This summer a new boiler will be installed in an effort to head off what was a challenging winter for us this past year. While next school year will be business as usual for us, there will be a lot of information and ideas shared about plans for renovations and redistricting for our 2017-2018 school year. I will look forward to receiving your input and ideas throughout this time. Please know that I will keep you updated, but I ask that if you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please don't hesitate to share them with me. If I don't have the answer, I will find out! Together we will ensure that all our families are well informed and well taken care of.

I love what I do and it is because of you, your amazing children, and our remarkable Central staff. My heart is full. To our 5th grade families, I will miss you. I have had such a blast with your kids this year. They are going to love middle school! To all Central families, have a wonderful summer, enjoy your families, and know that I am available throughout the summer if you have any questions, concerns, or other needs. Thanks again!

The End

This is the last chatter for this school year. This school year went by faster than the last one! This is a great school with wonderful, caring families! Good luck to all the fifth graders going to B.F. next year! We will miss you! We look forward to seeing everyone else next year! Have a safe summer!

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