Central News & Celebrations
Helping Kids Discover Their Genius
Week of September 19, 2016
Message from Mrs. Hill
The first day of fall comes this week, but it looks like we may have to wait a while longer for the temperatures to catch up!
This month we have a focus on the first principle of the Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey. It is... YOU'RE THE DRIVER! You will see more information on this further down in our newsletter. Make sure you check out the video we are showing our kids during the school day this week! Talk to your child about what this principle means and why it is so important. If you are interested in reading the adult version of The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon, please see us to check out a copy from our family resource center.
If you have concerns about your child being posted on our Twitter, Instagram, Facebook page, or in our yearbook, please visit our office and request a form to complete that will dismiss your child from being photographed. Our social media sharing policy can be found in the Cabot Schools Handbook.
We want our kids to stay hydrated and focused throughout the school day, so all classrooms allow children to bring a water bottle and a healthy snack to school every day. Our staff are encouraged to do the same! We all need to keep up our strength in order to be our best. We incorporated more recess time into our day this year, so kids will need lots of water after physical activity. Thank you for your help with this!
Have a wonderful week!
Your Lead Learner,
The Energy Bus Principle #1: YOU'RE THE DRIVER!
Our kids have been learning all about Central P.R.I.D.E., which is how we are teaching expectations throughout our school! P.R.I.D.E. stands for...
P = Protect the property
R = Respect
I = I take care of myself
D = Demonstrate self-control
E = Everybody’s quiet
We are learning about how P.R.I.D.E looks throughout our building...classroom, cafe, hallway, bathroom, playground, bus, and car rider dismissal. We want all of our kids to have PRIDE in their school.
PANTHER PRIDE FRIDAYS!
This Friday we will be selling panther paw tattoos and helping kids put them on before they go to class! We will have two choices: black, and red with glitter. We will post pictures of both on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds this week so you can view them prior to purchase! The cost of each tattoo will be 50 cents. They are great to wear to Panther games!
We Love to Celebrate our Kids on Social Media!
We use our social media feeds to tell our school's story. It is important for us that our community feel a part of Central, and to know what kids are learning each day. It is like leaving our digital footprints for all to follow and watch us grow! Mrs. Hill is the Chief Storyteller, and takes pride in celebrating staff and kids. Follow along with us!
Everyone is Welcome to Coffee with the Lead Learner September 22!
Meal Payments in our Cafe
The Federal reporting requirements do not allow the Child Nutrition Program to extend credit to children or their parents. Parents should pay for meals as they are provided. Parents or students may pay weekly or monthly in advance for meals. The district will provide an alternate meal daily to K-6 students who have a negative balance of $10. Students in grades 7-12 who have a negative balance of $10 will be responsible for their own meals. Parents must be accountable for taking care of their children’s nutrition even while at school.
Parents may use the online program, “EZSchoolPay.com” to pay for meals with a debit or credit card. This program, along with lunch menus and meal prices, can be found on the district website under the “Parents” tab.
A link to our menu is provided at the bottom of our newsletter.
PLEASE make sure your child's meal account keeps a credit. You can sign up for reminders on EZ Pay that will alert you when your balance is low. If you send money for meals with your child, place in an envelope/baggie labeled with your child's name.
Kids Can Code!
Growth Mindset VS Fixed Mindset
Is it Rude, Is it Mean, or is it Bullying?
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We Encourage You to Send a Water Bottle and a Healthy Snack to School Each Day!
Central Night at Marco's Pizza Coming Soon!
Our school blog is for kids, teachers, staff, families, and community members who would like to contribute. We want to model blogging for our kids while promoting digital citizenship for them.
SHOPAROO POINTS UPDATE...
We earned $561 for our school through Shoparoo during the 2016 school year! We should receive our check in mid October. Thank you for supporting Central through this easy app! It is a great way to earn money without having to spend any.
As of Sunday afternoon we have accumulated over 17,000 Roo Points for the new school year! We now have 168 supporters. Every little amount helps, so between Shoparoo, Box Tops, Marcos Pizza, and any other initiative we take on, we can earn cash rewards for our school and avoid fundraising as much as possible.
Now, let's focus on beating $560 for our 2017 school year!
You can join Shoparoo with the following code: lang5526
Tell your friends and family to join in as a supporter and start scanning!
What Will Shoparoo Funds Help Purchase?
We need more Chromebooks and technology for our students. The goal is to have a 1:1 setting in third and fourth grades! This means there is a Chromebook (laptop device) for each student's use throughout a school day. We have several devices currently and want to add more. We would also like to add to our second grade classrooms in the future, and have 1:1 devices for our kindergarten and first grade kids. We would also love to add more devices to support kids' efforts with coding! Our district has plans to provide several devices for students in the fall, but having a source of funds will help us if we need to purchase additional devices.
Shoparoo funds can also support learning materials such as math manipulatives, books, and playground equipment.
Box Tops for Education
Below are links to some collection pages for Box Tops. You are free to print these, or you may ask your child to pick up a sheet at school! We will have them available for you.
We will offer bookstore coupons to kids who return filled Box Tops sheets! These coupons will give them discounts on items in our bookstore. We will be purchasing more items for our store and will soon share those with you! Our Central bookstore is open each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Check out our newly improved website! It includes easier buttons for accesss, along with our school's Twitter Feed.
CIA: Community in Action
Our Family and Community Involvement Group!
Formally known as the PTO...
We would love for you to join our NEW group, the CIA! We are inviting families, extended families, neighbors to our school, community members, and business groups to join our staff in working together for our kids. This is a group open to ALL people who want to be involved! There are many ways to contribute to our school that will support kids and teachers. We want to get you plugged in and involved with us. For more information, please contact Mrs. Hill firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Reed email@example.com. You may also call our office at 501.743.3564 to speak with us!
There is no membership required because everyone is already a member, simply because you are either a parent, family member, guardian, business owner, or community member.
We will have CIA tshirts for sale very soon, and will let you know the cost! Our CIA is also designing a Central shirt for families to purchase, and we will be rolling out the design later in the fall.
20: School Board Meeting at Central Administrative Office
22: CIA Meeting: Coffee with the Lead Learners! 9:00-10:15 a.m.
23: Panther Pride Friday: HOME GAME! (We will be selling panther paw tattoos for 50 cents!)
27: Fall Pictures
7: Inspiration Run (they will visit Central sometime that morning!)
7: GRANDS Day for PREK, 10:20
10-14: SPIRIT WEEK for CHS Homecoming (Themes for each day TBA)
10-14: Book Fair in the Media Center
13: GRANDS Day, grades K-4, Last names A-L
14: GRANDS Day, grades K-4, Last names M-Z
14: Homecoming Day in Cabot, Early Dismissal at 2:00
14: Homecoming Parade on Pine Street, 3:30
18: Family Conferences, Early Dismissal 2:00
20: Family Conferences, Early Dismissal 2:00
Family Conference Times: 2:45-7:00
20: Central Night at Marco's Pizza!
21: NO SCHOOL
Upcoming Events (Dates coming soon!)
Family Game Night/25th Anniversary of Central Elementary/Fall Fest--TBA
Connect With Us!
Social media is a great way for us to celebrate the learning and success we experience within our school days, as well as push out important information to you. We love to share pictures, videos, kids' work, and teacher achievements with our families and the community. See the information below to get plugged in!
Join our Remind group to receive text messages from Mrs. Hill! She will send out reminders about specific happenings in our school. You can also follow us on Twitter and Like our Facebook page! We love to celebrate our school by sharing all the wonderful happenings. We want you to feel plugged in and involved in what your child is
experiencing with us!
Our school's hash tag is #CEunited, so you can look for this on all social media!
Our School Blog:
We post often via Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when we post.
Follow Mrs. Hill!
Facebook Page: Inspiration for Educators