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Welcome to central web power point aug 2013


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Welcome to central web power point aug 2013

  1. 1. Welcome to Central Elementary School Go Eagles!!! 2013-2014
  2. 2. Notes From Mrs. Mizell Dear Parents, On behalf of the teachers and staff of the Central Elementary School (CES), I would like to welcome you back to school. I anticipate that the 2013-14 academic year will prove to be an exciting and productive year. To those who are new to Central, we hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through the PTA and your child’s classroom. As I continue as principal at Central Elementary, I will work diligently with parents and faculty to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community that is child centered. Working as a team we will move forward in our mission to create a warm, caring, disciplined, and challenging environment in which all students can learn and reach their highest potential becoming responsible members of society. Although we strongly believe in academic excellence, we also feel that learning must be fun and rewarding for each child. By working together, students, parents/guardians, and staff can make Central Elementary School an exciting and enjoyable place to learn. I am blessed to work with the Central staff, families, and community. Reaching New Heights-Soaring to Excellence Sincerely,
  3. 3. Announcements • August 15th – Open House • 5:00 – 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades • 6:00 – Kindergarten Orientation • 7:00 – 1st & 2nd Grades • August 19th- First Day of School • September 2nd – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day • September 25th – Grandparents Breakfast • September 26th – Family Math Night 5:30-7:30
  4. 4. Non-Nutritional Days • September 27th • October 31st • November 22nd • December 20th • January 29th • February 13th • March 21st • April 17th • May 23rd
  5. 5. PTA Dates • September 5th – PTA Family Movie Night • September 12th – Skate Night (changed from Sept. 3rd) • September 25th – Grandparents Breakfast • October 3rd – PTA Guys Game Night • October 10th – Skate Night
  6. 6. From the Counselor…… WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL I love the start of a new school year! The excitement of those returning, and the curiosity of the kindergartners brings a smile. I’m here to help out in any way possible. Feel free to contact me anytime. Phone – 474-7058 Email – Word of the Month RESPECT --------------------------------------------------------------------- We start the year off learning about respect because it is an expectation with have for all students and staff at Central Elementary. The quote of the month says it all….. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Amanda Ming - Counselor
  7. 7. Welcome to Kindergarten! Starting Wednesday, we will be talking about the eight basic colors! If possible, please dress your child in the specific color that corresponds with that day. It can be a solid color or just a little of the color. If your child does not have clothes to go along with the color of the day that is just fine too!  Wednesday, August 21………Black Thursday, August 22…………Red Friday, August 23……………….Yellow Monday, August 26…………….Orange Tuesday, August 27…………….Blue Wednesday, August 28.………Purple Thursday, August 29…………..Brown Friday, August 30…………………Green Unit 1 • Reading- We are Readers • Writing- Launching the Writing Workshop • Math- Who is in School Today? • Science/Social Studies- Five Senses, Your Place in the World
  8. 8. What are we studying?? Reading:. Readers Build Good Habits Math: : How Many of Each? Writing: Small Moment Writing
  9. 9. What’s Happening in 2nd Grade???Reading For August and September we are . Writing This month we are studying Master Authors and using their tips to improve our Narrative Writing. Math Our focus in math this month is Counting, Coins, and Combinations. Science/Social Studies We will be learning about Maps and Geography. Dates to Remember: September 2nd- No School September 26th- Family Math Night
  10. 10. Reading: We are “Launching” into „Creating a Readerly Third Grade Life.‟ We will be in this unit for the rest of August and all of September Writing: For the months of August and September, we will be crafting Personal Narratives (stories from our lives). Help your child brainstorm people, objects, and events that are meaningful to them. Math: PLACE VALUE is our focus in our first unit!! We will also be learning different strategies to help us add and subtract! Science: What‟s that sound?! We are ringing in the new school year by studying the different types of sound and sound waves. Meet the 3rd Grade Crew: Mrs. Tia Smith Mrs. Rachel Hackler Mrs. Melissa Nuckolls
  11. 11. 4th Grade Happenings Reading- We will be setting goals for our reading lives. They will also be working on characters. This unit will challenge readers to identify with the characters as they read. Writing- We are doing a unit on writing realistic fiction. Students will be creating and developing stories and characters that feel real. Science – We will start out the year learning all about science process skills and the scientific method, before starting our unit on the study of electricity. Students will be learning how electricity travels and how the structure of a circuit affects the flow of electricity. Students will learn how to construct simple circuits from circuit diagrams. Math- Students we will be studying multiplication. They will learn how to represent multiplication using arrays. We will learn multiplication combinations and how to find factors. 4th Grade says… “GO HOGS!”
  12. 12. 5th Grade • Science We will start out the year learning all about science process skills and the scientific method, before starting our unit of study on matter. • Math In math we will be studying multiplication and division to start the year! We will also learn about factors and multiples of numbers. • Reading Workshop We will be setting goals for our reading lives. Students will be working on reading with greater urgency and independence. • Writing Workshop We will revisit narrative writing. Students will use the skills they have acquired through previous units to write like a pro. • Social Studies Our first unit of study is going to be Geography. We will be learning all about how to use maps and globes to gather information.
  13. 13. Reading is important because… Strong reading and writing skills are essential for success in school and later life. Although most children learn to read in their classroom programs, a few children have great difficulty learning to read and write. Reading Recovery can help! Scientific evidence reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse confirms that Reading Recovery is effective. Reading Recovery Teacher Bonnie Duff Central Elementary Van Buren, AR 72921 479-474-7059 University Training Center University of Arkansas Little Rock, AR Center For Literacy Contact your local Reading Recovery professional Reading Recovery at Central Elementary, Van Buren School District
  14. 14. 25 Years of Excellence in North America •Nearly 2 million American first graders have had Reading Recovery lessons. •75% reached grade-level standard at the end of their lessons. •All children make progress, but a few do not reach grade-level standard. • Information from Reading Recovery lessons helps schools and parents plan future evaluation and services. Reading Recovery works because… Families can help by… •highly trained teachers work intensively, with individual children each school day. •lessons are planned to build on the knowledge and strengths of each child. •being sure your child's school attendance is as regular as possible. •listening to your child read books sent home by the Reading Recovery teacher. •returning the books each day so the teacher can send home new books. •making reading time positive, short, and enjoyable. To find out more about Reading Recovery visit our website at
  15. 15. Central Elementary Media Center Our Book Fair is Coming! Friday Oct 19 through Thursday Oct 25 At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. See you there.
  16. 16. 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.