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Central Elementary: Helping All Kids Find Their Genius

Week of January 4

Message from Mrs. Hill

Families,


We hope you had a wonderful and restful break from the school routine! Our staff is ready to get fired up for a brand new semester and a brand new year! 2016 holds many opportunities for our kids, and we look forward to watching them grow over the next few months.


The weather is always unpredictable, so make sure you prepare your child for anything! Jackets, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, hoodies, etc. need to be labeled with your child's name so we can return to the owner if misplaced.


CAR RIDER FAMILIES:

Please remember to have your car tag visible in the windshield each day at dismissal. We will be checking daily and will ID anyone without a tag. Thank you!


Quick Reminder about Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

January 18 there will be no school UNLESS we have inclement weather between January 4 and the week of January 11. If we dismiss school during those days, January 18 will be used as a makeup snow day.


Have a wonderful week!


Your Lead Learner,

Mrs. Hill

The Power of ONE Word in 2016

Many of our teachers have chosen ONE word to help them focus for the new year! This is a great way to replace a list of resolutions, and help us all improve personally and professionally. We invite you to see our word choices and celebrate with us as we prepare for endless possibilities in 2016! If you are interested in participating in ONE WORD, click on the title above for more information! Kids can do this too...great way to set goals as a family.

Here is a great article on the this:

How One Word Can Change Your Life

My own blog post on my one word:

The Power of ONE Word in 2016


Below are some of our choices...more to come!

Central Elementary Family Blog

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.

NEW Blog Posts:

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For more information on The Great Kindness Challenge, click the link below!

Central Elementary Yearbook: A Preview of Our Cover!

Order your copy of Central's yearbook today! We will take preorders through the winter. Click on the link below for ordering online and pricing. We will order a limited amount of copies as extras to sell in May, but they always go fast! The yearbook is all Central kids, families, and staff, and has color pages. It will be a priceless memory of your child's school year at Central. We love to take LOTS of pictures, as you see on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It is wonderful to see memories from the entire school year come together to tell our school year story!
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Shoparoo: A Way to Raise Funds for OUR Kids!

We have almost earned $200 for our school through Shoparoo! As of Saturday afternoon we have accumulated over 131,000 Roo Points, and have 107 supporters. Our school wanted to reach 100 users and 100,000 points before Christmas break and we did it! This goal would help us reach the $300 mark and beyond! 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.


You can join Shoparoo with the following code: lang5526


What Will Shoparoo Funds Help Purchase?

We need more Chromebooks 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.

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Box Tops for Education

Our school collects Box Tops for Education, so please be saving these at home! We are hoping to purchase a brand new flag pole for our campus. The funds we raise with Box Tops will help us achieve our goal.


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.


http://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/BoxTops/LandingPages/CollectMore/50.pdf

http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01001395/Centricity/Domain/8262/Daydream.pdf


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!

Central Elementary Website

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 bethany.hill@cps.k12.ar.us or Mrs. Reed leeann.reed@cps.k12.ar.us. You may also call our office at 501.743.3564 to speak with us! Look for more information coming home about future family events, and remember to return your yellow volunteer sheet back to school so we will know how you want to support. If you need a new volunteer form, please let your teacher know.


NEXT MEETING: January 14 at 6:00

Important Dates

January 4: First Day of Second Semester

January 14: CIA Meeting: We will discuss state testing!

January 18: Martin Luther KIng Jr. Day: NO SCHOOL (unless we have snow)

January 25-29: The Great Kindness Challenge Week

January 29: Birthday Celebrations in Classrooms

#CelebrateMonday

Each Monday we celebrate happenings in our school via social media. Check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page, and Mrs. Hill's Instagram each Monday to celebrate with us! The hashtag #CelebrateMonday tracks all the schools in our country who participate in this wonderful event. So many great things happen throughout our day, and we want you to feel a part. It is a great way to start a week!

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 or this on all social media!


Our School Blog:

Central Elementary Family Blog

We post often via Twitter and Facebook. You can also subscribe to our blog to receive notifications when we post.


Follow Mrs. Hill!

Twitter: @bethhill2829

Facebook Page: Inspiration for Educators

Instagram: mrshill_central_leadlearner

Website: bethanyshill.com

EZ School Pay for Meal Account Credits

Please keep your child's meal account credited in order to avoid a negative balance. Thank you!

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