I am so happy to welcome everyone to Central School this year. I have been working hard to learn lots of new names and faces, and I have welcomed back all of our returing 5th graders. Don’t forget, Grade 4 Curriculum Night is Thursday the 6th at 6p.m. and Grade 5 is Thursday the 13th at 6p.m.. These are parent only events.
Thanks to everyone for making this school year a great one. I believe we had many great accomplishments this year. Please note that the office is now closed for the summer and will reopen August 13th. Please contact the board office this summer if you need any information or if you need to pick up a report card that is being held for payment. Enjoy the summer….and have fun!
Now that spring has sprung and nicer weather has arrived, it is important that students and families follow school procedures regarding walking home from Central. Per our family handbook, “Students walking home from school must have a walking pass. They receive the pass when the office receives a note from the parent giving permission.” If requesting a walking pass, please give the specific date and place that the student will be walking to so that we can properly dismiss the students. Students attempting to walk home without a pass will be placed on their assigned bus. Students who live in the immediate neighborhood who walk home on a regular basis do not need a walking pass.
Central School Students will be taking part in the Ohio Achievement Assessments next week, April 30th through May 4th. The tests will be taken each morning from approximately 9:00 a.m. till 11:30 p.m. The testing sequence is as follows:
Monday, 4/30 Gr 5 Reading
Tuesday, 5/1 Gr 4 Reading
Wednesday, 5/2 Gr 5 Math
Thursday, 5/3 Gr 4 Math
Friday, 5/4 Gr 5 Science
Please help us to help your children do their best by having them get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast in the morning, and have a supply of newer # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils are permitted by law….no foolin!). Also, please avoid appointments in the a.m. next week and get your students to school on time so as not to disrupt the tests.
Wow! What a show! This last Friday many of Central’s 5th graders took part in our Central’s Got Talent variety show at the Middle School. The show was a fantastic display of talent that included singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrument playing and other fun and talented performances. Kudos to the PSO and all the volunteers for pulling off a fine show.
Our Central School performing groups (Band, Orchestra, and Choir) will be performing their spring concert at the Middle School in one huge performance on Thursday, May 10. See you there!
Mrs. Holt’s and Mrs. Stucky’s classes are working on writing out their “Presidential Platform” ideas…essentially, what they would do to make Central better if they were to be elected President of Central School. I have taken time to read through quite a few of the papers and I must admit, they have come up with many good ideas. Mind you, there are quite a few who promise to extend recess and lunch (that certainly would get my vote if I were still 11 years old!), but many also include that they would extend the day to do so, so as not to take time from their core subjects. One offered a cool idea that would make the daily bus routes more equitable. I was very impressed by the well thought ideas and would love to see a few of these students on our country’s presidential ballot in around 24 years!
Central School was honored to have the Magical Theatre Company perform their Kidscrips program recently. 5th graders wrote short stories in the fall and submitted them to the folks at Magical Theatre. They selected two top stories and returned to perform them, complete with a full theater troup, costumes, and props. Max Ward and Jenna Schniegenberg were the big winners. Their stories were chosen and performed. They had no idea until the day of the show! We even surprised them by sneaking their families into the auditorium to share in their fifteen minutes of fame. You can see photos of the kids from the show on the Central website.
Middle School student, Stephanie Gwiazda, has put together a fantastic “Bee Cool, Bee Active” walking club here at Central School. Students have the ability to log laps/miles and win charms for a Bee Bracelet during their recess time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our fine PSO has helped us to get the program started and we have logged quite a few miles given the great winter weather we are having. Stephanie created the project as a way of attaining her Silver Award for Girl Scouts. Great job everyone!
As promised, I am planning to set up my tent and camp the day on the roof of the school this Friday the 16th. I am so proud of the generosity shown by Central School families this year and I look forward to holding up my end of the bargain. Brrrrrrrrrrr………..While up on the roof I will be able to email and talk via Facetime on my iPad. I will also have a walkie talkie on the table in the hallway upstairs where students and staff can communicate with me, and the window in that hall will be open to pass me goodies to keep me warm. Look for directions on our school website regarding how to use your iPad or iPhone to talk to me . Talk to you then!
We did it! As of this morning, our students and staff have brought in 2028 food items for our food drive. That beats my challenge of 2011 items, and we still have one last day to bring in food. Big thanks to everyone for helping us to achieve our goal. I went up on the roof today to search for a good spot that can be viewed from the upstairs windows and to see if our WIFI worked well with my computer. I think I have a great spot. Now I need to look at the calendar and the weather and pick out a day prior to the winter break for the campout! I will post the date once things get finalized. Yippee!