Welcome toCentral Elementary School Go Eagles!!! 2012-2013
Notes From Mrs. MizellDear Parents, We welcome you and your children to our Central Family. This year has beenamazing. We have had tremendous turn outs for math and literacy night. PTA workershave been a vital part of our volunteers this year. Because of our parent involvementcommittee, parents were invited to come to school and be a part of the class. We thankthose who came. This spring, we are making an effort to provide positive behavior support forevery student in every part of the school day. We ask that all students: Be safe. Berespectful. Be responsible. Because of an outcome from our wellness committee, weare going to implement an opportunity for an extra physical activity once a week for ourstudents. Names will be placed in a class drawing due to students doing what is right inbehavior and academics. We hope our families will help to reinforce these importantbehavior guidelines by using these same terms at home. To ensure all students work to their potential, remember a good night’s sleep,healthy meals and being to school on time is very important. We continue to encourageyou to be involved in your child’s education at home and in school. Students need tocontinue to practice reading each night. Together we can make this an outstandingsecond semester year! “Striving for the Best while Soaring above the Rest” Sincerely, Cindy Mizell
Announcements• April 1st-3rd: K-2 Standardized Testing• April 8th-12th: 3rd–5th Grade Benchmark Testing• April 13th: Opening Reception and Awards for grades K-6• April 25th: Spring Pictures• April 26th: Special Olympics Track and Field• April 26th: Kindergarten Registration• April 30th: Progress Reports• May 13th-15th: 4th Grade Camp• May 24th: Fun Day• May 27th: Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL• May 30th: Kindergarten Graduation 1:00PM`• June 3rd: Last Day of School• June 4th: Summer Break Begins
It’s Yearbook TimeDon’t miss out on Central Elementary’s very first yearbook!!! Yearbooks go on sale on April 15th! Yearbooks will be $17 this year.You can purchase Yearbooks through the office or through your child’s teacher beginning April 15th! Bewatching for the order forms to come home soon! Don’t miss out on all the amazingmemories from this EXCELLENT for year as Eagles!
K-Kids Dance Our K-Kids had a great time at our annual dance!We would like to thank all of the Kiwanis volunteers that worked so hard on putting the dance together and also would like to thank City Heights for hosting the dance!
Kindergarten News DATES TO REMEMBER: Kindergarten Registration April 26, 2013 at 8:00 Kindergarten Graduation May 30, 2013 at 1:00pm• Reading- Readers are brave and resourceful when they encounter hard and tricky parts. Students are moving up levels quickly if they are using a combination of reading strategies.• Writing- Persuasive writing where the students are writing letters to someone they want to persuade.• Math- How Many Do You Have? The students are working on building sets up to 10 and taking away. We are also working on recognizing numbers 1-20 and counting to 100.• Science/Social Studies- Plants, Animals, Community Workers, and Insects.
What are we studying?? Reading:. Nonfiction text Math: : Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Writing: NonfictionMake sure your child is reading 3-4 times a week at home! Make sure to sign the log!! Make sure you study your Sight Word Lists!!
What’s Happening in 2 nd Grade??? Reading For the Month of April we are finishing Reading and Role Playing as our Characters using Fiction and Fairy Tales andbeginning Becoming and Expert on Science Topics. Writing In April we are working on writing our own Fairy Tales and then Writing About Science. Math Our focus in math for April is Addition, Subtraction, and the Number Systems. Science/Social Studies We will be learning about Plants and Animals in April.
4th Grade Happenings April• Reading- Test Prep. This is a unit to help prepare students for the benchmark test. Remember to read 30 minutes each night. Talk about what you read with someone. After the benchmark tests we will start a unit on historical fiction.• Writing- Test Prep. This is a unit to help prepare students for the benchmark. After benchmark testing we will start a unit on mixed-genre text sets.• Science- We will be studying the scientific aspects of Arkansas history.• Social Studies- We will be studying the major historical events that occurred during the 20th century.• Math- We are working on benchmark test prep. Our next unit will be multiplication and division. Important dates: April 8-12- Benchmark testing. April 30- Progress reports
Look What’s Happening in 5th Grade Math Science In math, we will be Right now, we are focusing finishing up working on on preparing for the decimals and also benchmark exam. Following reviewing multiplication the test, we will be working and division. on content reading and Literacy writing. Social StudiesWe will be studying the We are working onsolar system in science. Westward Movement . The students will be Students will be studying researching planets things such as, The and making posters to Oregon Trail, Gold Rush,“teach” the class about Pioneer Life, and more. their assigned planet.
News from Coach WilliamsCES canned food drivewas held for theHeritage UnitedMethodist ChurchThe studentscollected over 1500cans during themonth of Decemberto help replenish thefood pantry at HUMC.
The River Valley Student Art CompetitionOpening Reception and Awards for grades K-6 will be at the Center for Art and Education Saturday April 13 1:00-4:00 Awards Ceremony at 2pmCentral Elementary has several students with pieces in the show. The Center for Art and Education is located at 104 North 13th in Van Buren
Drop off and Pick up• Bus drop off and pick up will be located behind the building on North 22nd Street.• Car drop off and pick up will now be located in the front of Central Elementary School on North 24th Street.