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: Special Olympics Track and Field• April 30th: Progress Reports• May 27th: Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL• May 31st: Last Day of School• June 3rd: Summer Break Begins
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• 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: : 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.
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 SPRING BREAK March 18-22
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 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.
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.