Central News & Celebrations
Central Elementary: Helping All Kids Find Their Genius
Week of February 15
Message from Mrs. Hill
I spent some time away from the building this week to learn with other principals across our state. Although my time there was wonderful and full of ways to help me become stronger, I missed kids, staff, and families! I am so happy to be back this week, and to be present!
Marco's Pizza night is THIS Wednesday night! Mention you are ordering to represent Central Elementary and they will give us part of the profits! We are excited about this partnership.
I have a challenge for you for the month of February! Ready?
Think of ways to PLAY as a family! Outside games, exercise, unstructured play...so important for families to experience! Family game nights are also a great way to interact as a family and to foster lifelong skills such as learning to win, learning to lose, critical thinking, and problem solving. We challenge you to think of ways you can incorporate family play into your weekly routine! A few minutes a week makes a big difference!
Please remember to continue scanning receipts into your Shoparoo app so you can help our school! We want to have more technology for our kids. If you are new to Shoparoo, see the information below in this flyer so you can get started!
Remember that school is in session on February 15 since we had a snow day in January. Class pictures will be taken on this day.
Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds to see updates and exciting happenings in our school! Information at the end of this flyer will help you get plugged in! Follow our celebrations and learning!
Have a wonderful week!
Your Lead Learner,
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CLASS PICTURE DAY!!!!
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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.
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SHOPAROO POINTS UPDATE...
WE DID IT!! $300!!!!!
We have earned $300 for our school through Shoparoo! As of Sunday afternoon we have accumulated over 159,000 Roo Points, and have 109 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 getting to $400 before spring break!
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 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.
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!
We have already earned over $700 this school year! Let's keep collecting!
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! 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.
February 10: Second Grade Magic Show in the Cafe at 9:00
February 12: Class Valentine Parties
February 15: Presidents' Day: School WILL BE IN SESSION
February 15: CLASS PICTURE DAY!
February 23: Second Grade Dental Screenings
March 3: Central Family Night, 6:00-7:30
March 4: Spring Picture Day!
March 8: First Grade Music Program at 6:30
March 11: Class Birthday Celebrations
March 13: Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 14: Family Conferences: Day One--Dismissal at 2:15
March 15: Family Conferences: Day Two--Dismissal at 2:15
March 17: Family Conferences: Day Three--Dismissal at 2:15
March 18: NO SCHOOL
March 21-25: Spring Break
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
Bus Rider Families: Join our New Remind Group!
Please keep your child's meal account credited in order to avoid a negative balance. Thank you!