Cyclone Central

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.

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!

Important Dates:

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:

  1. Call the school office at 995-7400 before 8:15 am. The school voice mail is always available.
  2. Clearly state your name, your student's name, teacher's name, reason for absence and date(s) the student will be absent.
  3. For student safety all students must be called in absent.

Medication Reminder

Any student medication, either prescribed or over the counter, to be given during the school day, must:

  1. Have a physician's permission form on file with the school before the medication is to be given.
  2. 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

All visitors and volunteers must be buzzed into the building to register in the office before entering our hallways. Please obtain a visitor pass from the office and wear it while you are in the building. Be sure to stop back in the office to sign out. Your cooperation is essential for the safety of our students. Thank you!

Classroom Interruptions

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.

Walking to and from School

Just a reminder, in the interest of safety, students at Center School are not permitted to walk to or from school without being accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Birthday Treats

Please choose non-food items such as pencils, erasers, a class book or other small items. Please do not send in balloons or flowers as some children may have a latex or other type of allergy.

Center Cyclones Care - Shoe Donations Needed

Please consider donating any gently worn tennis shoes that you might no longer need. Any donations will go to our PE department to provide shoes for students who may need them to safely participate in PE activities. We are especially in need of boys shoes and larger sizes.

Parent Checklist for the Start of the Year

  • Update your OLR on Infinite Campus for your child(ren). This must be done yearly. Find the link here: Summer Central
  • Mark your calendar for this year's 1st-5th Grade parent orientation.

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

School Website: Center Elementary

School Lunch Information: Food Services

Bus Information: AM and PM Busses and Transportation form for alternate address

School Supply Lists: Grades K through 5

Mayfield City Schools App: Visit the App Store for Android or Apple