Central Hub

November 2015 Edition

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

The month of November is off to a busy, academic start as we enjoy the success of Family Fun Night and Science Day. The staff and students at Central Elementary are proving we are a school, which works hard and plays hard.

Before Thanksgiving we will recognize Red Ribbon Week by making it a week of good choices. We are choosing to be drug free, choosing to make healthy choices, and choosing to be kind. Thank you to Caito Foods for donating about 550 apples so each student can make a healthy food choice that day.

We will end the month with our wInter STAR 360 reading and math benchmark assessment. It is at this point where we will see the progress our students are making in both reading comprehension and math. It is our goal that students are continuing to make growth in work as we will be at the mid-point of the school year. The teachers and I meet monthly to ensure we are doing all we can for our students and making adjustments in individual programming if necessary. Look for your child's STAR data report to come home before the winter break.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's academic progress, please do not hesitate to ask.


Julie Thacker

Pumpkin Experiments


2016 Winter Indoor Season

  • Recreational Soccer ages 6-12
  • 6 Saturday morning games
  • Located in gym at Thatcher Park
  • $40.00 registration
  • $5.00 discount if you bring a friend
  • Register online at Plainfield-soccer-academy.com or call 317-853-9531
  • Registration ends November 15th.


  • November 16- PTO meeting at 7:00 p.m.
  • November 20--High School Performance 9:00 a.m.
  • November 23-25--Red Ribbon Week
  • November 26-27--No school Thanksgiving Break
  • December 4-- 2nd grade field trip to Clowes Hall
  • December 8-11--Santa Shop
  • December 18- - January 3rd-- Winter Break

PTO Spirit Night!

Please come out to support your Central Elementary PTO on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Plainfield Chick-Fil-A. Look for the flyer coming home in November.

October Value of the Month.

Claire Ballard

Alex Bowman

Andrew Ellis

Harper Fair

Allison Fish

Logan Fultz

Gracyn Groninger

Johnathan Hanlin

Jonathan Hauck

Charlotte Husted

Eli Jackson

Jaylin Jones

Ava Kirchoff

Caitlyn Kluszynski

Ryan Lefler

Jeremy Lubsen

Ben Lubsen

Haleigh Menser

Loghan Noggle

Shelby Parker

Colin Rogers

Jackson Roth

Braden Rubin

Jack Stoehr

Luke Tallent

October Value Winner Claire Ballard and Mrs. Trempe!

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Santa Shop

PTO will run their annual Santa Shop from December 8-11. Look for more information to come home with your child soon.

Eating Lunch with Your Child

Parents & Grandparents:

We welcome you to eat lunch with your child! Spending time with your child is so important toward healthy social and emotional growth. In addition, your presence here encourages a positive attitude toward school.

Some things to remember:

· We ask that you only eat lunch with your own sons and daughters. In our efforts to keep our students’ lunchtime as calm as possible, they are not allowed to have a friend to join them.

· Because we are always considering our students with allergies, please do not bring in food or snacks for children other than your own.

· Knowing that our teachers and students are busy with the process of learning, we ask that you not leave the cafeteria to go anywhere else in our building. The only exception would be if you have already signed up to volunteer in the building immediately following lunch.

· Please keep younger siblings from wandering around the cafeteria. This is for the safety of your little one, and our school-aged children.

Also, we ask that you not take pictures or record in the cafeteria.

Thank you for helping us to make this a positive and safe environment for our children!

Pictures with Santa

Plainfield Parks and Recreation invites you to a free event...Pictures with Santa on December 19, 2015 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Ages from infants to 12 years. This event will include, crafts,sand art, sugar cookie decorating and inflatable obstacle course.


We enjoy seeing your children every day. Although we understand that there will be times when your child is sick and needs to stay home, there is a direct correlation between student attendance and success. Here are a few ways we can work together to make sure your children have very good school attendance and don't feel like they are missing out.

  • Schedule all doctor’s appointments outside of the school day, if at all possible.
  • Share with your child how important it is to be at school.
  • Make sure to communicate absences in advance, if possible, so the classroom teacher can ensure that your child still has opportunities to learn skills that he/she will miss when they are absent.
  • Help to make sure that your child arrives at school on time each day. The doors open at 8:20 and students need to be seated in their classroom each morning by 8:40 or they are counted tardy.
  • If you have a pattern of absences, we may call as well as send a letter to see if we can offer additional support.

Our teachers work hard to provide the best instruction and we want to make the most of each of our 180 days together. We look forward to seeing you at school!

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Legacy Foundation

Small Card, BIG Results

2015 Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation Major Saver Campaign

The Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through the Plainfield elementary schools. Students will receive the sales packets on Friday, November 13th and can continue to sell the $10 discount cards until Friday, November 20th. Proceeds from the sale of Major Saver cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation.

The 2015 participating restaurants/establishments include: U Paint Pottery Studio, Beefcake Burger, Hardees, Golden Corral, Popeye’s, Rally’s, Orange Leaf, Domino’s, White Castle, Burger King, Gladdaugh Irish Pub, Arby’s, Firehouse Subs, Fazoli’s, Monster Golf, KFC, Dairy Queen and Pizza Hut.

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 classroom and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. Classroom Incentives will be fulfilled by the end of the campaign.

Major Saver stresses safe selling and discourages door to door campaigning. The company encourages students to sell to family members, church patrons, neighbors, or other adults the family may know; and to always make sure their parents are involved.

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. Patrons can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

Please consider purchasing one or more Major Saver cards this year to help benefit the Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation and the students within the district.

Thank you for your continued support!

Body Safety Parent Program – Postponed

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Body Safety Program has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are looking for an alternate provider for our Body Safety Program.
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Fall Parties


November 23-25


I choose to be Drug-Free


I Choose to be Healthy


I Choose to be Kind

4th grade math activities

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Plainfield Parks and Recreation Presents:

Daddy/Daughter Dance



Friday, February 12th

Saturday, February 13th

Sunday, February 14th


Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center

Room 139A/B


$15 per person

*Any adult may accompany a daughter in lieu of a father.

*Pre-Registration is required. Limited to the first 150 participants.

For more information call (317)839-7665

K-Kids working hard

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Firefighters Visit Central Elementary!

Mrs. Levine's Students Celebrate Veterans Day!

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Chemistry is a Blast!

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Our Science Experiment Leaders

A HUGE CENTRAL THANK YOU to Tina and Matt Kirchoff and Carissa and Dan Susalla for a Great Day!