Welcome to CentralElementary 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’ssleep, healthy meals and being to school on time is very important. We continue toencourage you to be involved in your child’s education at home and in school. Studentsneed to continue to practice reading each night. Together we can make this anoutstanding second semester year! “Striving for the Best while Soaring above the Rest” Sincerely, Cindy Mizell
Announcements• March 5th-6th: OLSAT Testing (2nd Grade)• March 7th: Math Night 5:30-7:00pm• March 15th: NO SCHOOL (Teacher PD)• March 18th-22nd: Spring Break-NO SCHOOL• April 1st-5th:K-2 Standardized Testing• April 8th-12th: 3rd–5th Grade Benchmark Testing• May 27th: Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL• May 30th: Last Day of School• May 31st: Summer Break Begins
Mrs. Marjorie Martinelli, a Teachers College Staff Developer from New York, was hereproviding training for our K-2 teachers focusing on “Writing About Our Reading”.
Mrs. Shana Frazin, a Teachers College StaffDeveloper from New York, was here providing training for our 3-5 teachers focusing on “Accountable Talk”.
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!
From the Counselor…… March- Word of the Month Courtesy Teaching Kids to be Courteous---------------------------------------------------------------------• Practice having your child say “yes mam, no mam” or “yes sir, no sir” at home• Make it a habit to say “please” and “thank you”• Spend this month practicing table manners at home. Chose a different one to focus on each week. • Placing a napkin in their lap • Keeping their elbows off the table • Chewing with their mouth closed You never know, your kids may impress you with their courteous skills and this may be something you continue to practice on at home. Amanda Ming - Counselor
Kindergarten News• Writing - Persuasive/Opinion Writing• Reading - Readers Are Brave and Resourceful When We Encounter Hard Words and Tricky Parts in Our Books (Students will learn more strategies for word solving.)• Math -"How many do you have?” Student will be counting sets and making combinations up to 10• Science - Solar System and Caring for our Earth (Recycling)
What are we studying?? Reading:. Nonfiction text Math: : PatternsMake 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 March we are Reading and Role Playing as our Characters using Fiction and Fairy Tales. Writing In March we are working on writing our own Fairy Tales. Math Our focus in math for March is Parts of a Whole and Parts of a Group (fractions). Science/Social Studies We will be learning about Plants and Animals.
Third Grade Be studyingmultiplication facts!!! Math Night Thursday, March 7 Come watch our math time Thursday, March 7 during the school day! Times vary. NO SCHOOL Friday, March 15
4th Grade Happenings• 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.• Writing- Test Prep. This is a unit to help prepare students for the benchmark.• 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 will be finishing up a unit on geometric solids. Our next unit will be multiplication and division. Important dates: March 7: Math Night March 14: End of third quarter March 15-24: Spring Break March 28: Report cards
Look What’s Happening in 5th Grade Math Science In math, we are working withdecimals. We are learning about We are pretending to be geologistdecimal place value, and adding, while studying all about rocks and subtracting, multiplying, and minerals in science. dividing decimal numbers. Social Studies LiteracyIn literacy, we are working on We are trying to finish up our literary essay and preparing unit on the Americanfor the upcoming benchmark Revolution. Students will beexam by practicing test taking choosing a topic and creating strategies. a power point for their end of unit project.
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.
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.
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