Central Communique

A Newsletter for the Families of Central Elementary

November 15, 2014

A Special Thank You

Time is so very precious. Everyone has so much to do and very little time to get everything done. Understanding how precious time is, I want to thank everyone who donated to or volunteered at last Friday's PTO Family Fun Night. Our families had an incredible time because of the efforts of those who helped make this event happen! I especially want to thank our PTO Board members, our Family Fun Night chairpersons, and our room parents for all of their work and dedication in putting this event together.

Yesterday, we had our first PTO Science Day. Students were involved in experiments in their classroom, learned about different experiments that they could perform at home, and observed two presentations on different scientific areas hosted by Eli Lilly and 3M. It was an incredible day that was made possible by the hard work of two of our parents who organized this event, Tina Kirchoff and Carissa Susalla, and by numerous volunteers to helped with experiments and provided demonstrations. Thank you to all of you for your hours of work and dedication in making this day so incredible for our students.

Central Elementary and Plainfield Community Schools are exceptional, because we have exceptional people like you! Thank you for all that you do.

Bad Weather Is Coming!

Many meteorologists are sharing that this coming winter could be very cold with the possibility of a large amount of snow. From the temperatures we have had over the past few days I am starting to believe them. If we have a delay or closing, you will receive a phone call through our School Messenger system. If your contact information (telephone number, email address, home address) has changed, please make sure to share these changes with our office by calling 839-7707.

For PCSC will also post school delay and closing information on the PCSC website (http://www.plainfield.k12.in.us/pcsc) and on Channel 13 WTHR.

5th Grade Music Program

Our 5th graders will host a music program for their families on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Central Elementary Gym. We hope to see you there.

PTO Meeting

Our next PTO Meeting will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Central Elementary Cafeteria. Please join us as we begin preparing for several student activities including December's Christmas Parties and our annual Santa's Shop.

Dress Warm for Recess

As the temperatures start to fall, we would like to remind students that they need to dress appropriately for the weather. Students go outside for recess unless the wind chill falls below 20 degrees. Please make sure that your child has a coat, a hat, and gloves to wear for recess.

December PTO Night at Barnes and Noble

We want to get the word out early, because we are excited about this special fundraiser. On December 5th, our PTO will be hosting a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble in Plainfield. This is an all day event. From open to close, Central families simply show their voucher (which will be sent home) and a portion will go to the Central Elementary PTO no matter what is purchased. If you cannot drop by on the 5th, Barnes and Noble is also allowing Central families to purchase all weekend online using the voucher code. The Student Council will be working at this event from 5:00-8:00 pm. We hope to see you on December 5th at Barnes and Noble in Metropolis!

This Week's Photo Gallery

Winter Plainfield Youth Basketball League

Attention all Girls interested in playing Winter Plainfield Youth Basketball League. There will be a Try-out on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Plainfield High School 5:30-7:00 pm. All girls grade 2nd , 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th are welcome to attend. There will also be a second Try-out on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th at 5:30-6:30 and 5th and 6th at 6:30-7:30pm at Plainfield High School, Fieldhouse. League questions please contact Plainfield, Coach Curt Benge 839-7711

The Wizards Are Coming!

Don't miss the fun! The Harlem Wizards Basketball Team will be performing on Monday, December 8th at 7pm at Plainfield High School! Pre-event Tickets are $8.00 each. Tickets bought at the door will be $10.00 each. So get your tickets early to save some cash! To purchase tickets visit http://www.harlemwizards.com/ or contact your school PTO representatives. Proceeds will support your schools PTO and the Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation giving grants and scholarships to Plainfield teachers and students!

Tri Kappa Gingerbread Christmas


December 6, 2014, 9 am – 3 pm


$3.00 per person (proceeds go to charity)


Limited menu served throughout the day


Bigger than ever, now located in the beautiful new Plainfield High School Fieldhouse! The school is located at 1 Red Pride Drive, at the corner of Reeves Road and SR 267. Follow the signs for easy, ample parking and building access.

Sponsored by Plainfield Tri Kappa, Gingerbread Christmas is the oldest and largest fine art and craft show in the area with over 120 booths.

Master artists and crafters from many states will be showcasing a wide variety of creatively crafted and original works of art. Browse a tempting array of unique and one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor, accessories, wearable art and seasonal decorations. Gingerbread Christmas is unique from many other craft shows in that vendors are required to submit an application with photographs of their items every year which are juried by a committee to make sure that all items are handcrafted. No commercial or imported items are allowed.

Central Elementary Calendar

To view 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 a very special school with a long, rich history with parts of the building being almost 100 years old. Located in downtown Plainfield, Indiana, our school has served as Plainfield High School, Plainfield Junior High School, and is now an elementary with over 570 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.