Central Chatter

November Edition

Upcoming Events


3 - Harvest Festival - 5:30-7:30 p.m.

13 - PTA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m. - Library

16 - Team LEAD BFMS Trip

22-24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

27- Dec. 1 - NWEA Middle of Year Testing Window


11 - PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. - Library

21 - Half Day for Students (12:00 p.m. dismissal)

22- Jan 7 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Good luck, Central Spell Bowl team!

Our Spell Bowl Team will compete at Ben Franklin Middle School on Thursday, November 17. We want to wish our fabulous team and coaches, Mr. Wallace and Mr. Steiner, the best of luck! You have all worked so hard. Have fun! Here are the students on our 2016 Spell Bowl Team:

Emma Emerick

Teddi Weigel

Sarah Carter-Chenoweth

Brogan Cherepko

Isaiah Carter

Margeaux Berner

Anthony Staub

Jack Smiley

Jasmine Schwinkendorf

Lana Wiesjahn

Jin Bloom

Campbell Jones

Box Tops

Did you know that our school collects Box Tops for Education? Collecting these is a simple and fun activity for your children to assist with at home. Every Box Top that is turned in generates funds for our school. These funds are used for a variety of things such as playground equipment, classroom supplies, and student incentives.

We are looking for a volunteer to help us organize and count our box tops. If you are able and willing to donate a couple of hours to assist with this, we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact the school if this is something you would be interested in.

Supplies for GIs

Please help our Student Council drive supporting GIs. Donations will be compiled into care packages and sent to our troops around the world. The following flyer indicates which items are needed. Thank you for your support!
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Major Saver Fundraiser

The Valparaiso Schools Foundation discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. The schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout the district to offer a $15 discount card providing the customer with 20 local buy-one-get-one-free offers. In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card. Proceeds from the card campaign go to the participating schools.

Discount card sales occur in Valparaiso schools starting Thursday, November 9th thru Tuesday, November 20th.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.

Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family! On our homepage you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

Snow Pants, Coats, and Boots

Do you happen to have snow pants, coats, or boots that your child has outgrown? If so, we would love to put them to good use! With temperatures beginning to cool off, we will be collecting these items to help students in need. Thanks so much for your help!

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is overflowing with jackets and sweatshirts. Please be sure to label your child's items so that we can get items back to where they belong. If you are missing anything, remind your child to check the lost found which is located right outside of the STEM room.

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