August 25, 2017
Thank you for a fantastic start!
It has been an absolute pleasure to start off this school year with all of your children! Thank you to all of our parents, staff members, and community members who have helped to prepare our students for the new year and transition them into new classrooms and routines! If there is anything we can do as a staff to help your child with this on a more individual level, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are ready and willing to help your child or your family in any way possible.
Again, thank you to all for making it a fantastic start to the year!
Help Us Celebrate Lightbulb Moments
Our theme this year is INSPIRE Lightbulb Moments! One way we will be doing this is by giving students bright yellow smiley face stickers if they have an innovative idea, or if they have persevered to learn something new. If you see your child come home with one of these stickers, please partner with us by asking how it was earned. Anything you can do to celebrate and encourage these accomplishments at home will help us to share a common message.
New LED lighting in our gym = a 10-15% energy reduction and savings!! The lights will pay for themselves in approximately 5 years! Thank you to our school community for making this happen!
Thank you CSA for the additional basketball hoops!
5th Grade Class of 2017 Donation
Thank you Class of 2017 for our Hall of Fame School banner! We are hanging it proudly near the entrance into the lunchroom!
Welcome Ms. Jamie Lautenschleger - Our New School Psychologist
My name is Jamie Lautenschleger, and I am the new school psychologist at Center. I will be at Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday mornings. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Science with a focus on Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University. I received my Masters in Education and Educational Specialists degrees in School Psychology from Kent State University. I am excited to work with Center students, families, and staff to support students academically as well as with their social-emotional needs.
Welcome Mr. Billy Koenig - Our New ESL Tutor
Hello, my name is Billy Koenig. I am the new ESL tutor here at Center! In preparation for my career as an ESL teacher, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language through Kent State University. Furthermore, during that time, I obtained a certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Throughout this school year at Center, I will be simultaneously completing my M.Ed. in Literacy and Second Language Studies through the University of Cincinnati. I am greatly looking forward to working with all of the students who have English language needs!
Aug. 28 - Student picture day Pre-order online
Aug. 30 - Grades 1-5 Parent Orientation Schedule
Sept. 4 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Sept. 5 - Center School Pep Rally
Sept. 6 - Center Room Parent Breakfast 7:30-7:50 am in lunchroom
Sept. 14 - CSA Meeting @ 7pm in the lunchroom
Sept. 15- Center Sprint - Playground
Sept. 21 - NO SCHOOL
Sept. 25 Panoramic Picture
Sept. 26 - CSA Skating Party from 6:-8:30 pm @ United Skates
Sept. 27 - NO SCHOOL (Staff Development)
Information Regarding Reporting Student Absences
Please follow these instructions when calling your child in sick or tardy:
- Call the school office at 995-7400 before 8:15 am. The school voice mail is always available.
- Clearly state your name, your student's name, teacher's name, reason for absence and date(s) the student will be absent.
- For student safety all students must be called in absent.
Any student medication, either prescribed or over the counter, to be given during the school day, must:
- Have a physician's permission form on file with the school before the medication is to be given.
- Be transported to school and brought to the office by parent or guardian only.
Do not send any type of medication to school with your child. If you have any questions, please contact the clinic at 995-7403.
Visitors and Volunteers at Center
If you are bringing an item to school that your child has forgotten at home, we request that you sign in the item at the office and leave with it with the secretaries. They will make sure your child receives it. Please do not deliver the item to the classroom yourself. This will cut down on classroom disruptions for students and teachers. Also, if your child is going home an alternative way, please be sure to send a note that morning with your child explaining the change to the teacher. This will cut down on classroom interruptions with telephone messages.