Welcome to CentralElementary School Go Eagles!!! 2012-2013
Notes From Mrs. MizellDear Parents, We thank each and every one that has made time toeat lunch with their child this quarter and encourage those ofyou who haven’t made it yet, to come and join us. We alsothank the volunteers who have helped us run off copies andhelp shelve books and other tasks that have helped us have agreat start to the school year. We encourage you to keep usinformed of change of address, email, and phone numbers.Weather is turning cold, so please label all jackets, coats andsweaters. We ask for your participation and support. Our goal isto provide your child, our students, with a positive learningenvironment. 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”.
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 SPRING BREAK March 18-22
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.