Posted on March 21, 2019

Pawsitive Press Vol. 1 Issue 1

A Publication for Students of Central ElementaryRead More

Posted on February 14, 2019

Thank You from Helena Food Share

These school drives are so amazing! Your generosity helped us feed many families over the holidays! Thank you!

Dear John and Friends at Central Elementary,

Thank you for hosting a food drive for Helena Food Share! It takes time, hard work and a big heart to put on a food drive. It’s not something we take lightly around here at Helena Food Share. We know your time is precious and asking for donations can sometimes be daunting.

You realized something important when you put on this drive; no one in our community should go hungry. Thank you for helping the 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 5 children in Helena who are facing hunger right now. We are grateful for the 700 pounds of food you donated in 2018. Thank you!

Each interaction you have in the community on behalf of Helena Food Share matters! Whether it’s receiving a canned food donation or a check from someone, you are helping feed neighbors in need and start conversations about hunger in Helena.

Thank you for caring. Thank you for partnering with us in keeping our community fed. Thank you for making a difference!

Until All Are Fed,

Bruce Day
Executive Director

Helena Food Share Letter

Posted on January 17, 2019

Photos from Kids’ College

Posted on October 17, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

Life is Your Journey: Travel Drug Free

October 23-26, 2018

Tuesday, 10/23: Travel Together Through Life Safely

Dress as a twin with a peer

Wednesday, 10/24: Walk into the Future Drug Free

Dress as your future self (desired career or older version of yourself) OR as a character from the movie Back to the Future

Thursday, 10/25: Win at the Game of Life

Dress in sports gear

Friday, 10/26: Keep Your Life Super by Helping Yourself and Others

Dress as a superhero

Students will pledge to make good, healthy choices and hang a red ribbon on a bulletin board during recesses.

Mrs. Berg and Mrs. Kemper, school counselors, will be teaching about making healthy, positive choices during social skills classes.

Posted on September 14, 2018

Central School Parent Orientation

All Central parents/guardians are welcome to join us for Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 20. At this event, you will learn about school and classroom expectations and have the chance to connect with other Central families. Pizza will be provided!

When: Thursday, September 20 at 5:30-6:40pm

Where: Starts in the Central Gym, followed by breakout sessions in each classroom

Posted on April 3, 2018

UPDATE: Pennies for Patients

Mr. Stilson has lost his hair! After raising over $1000 schoolwide, Mrs. Casne-Fetz’s class (who raised over $250) shaved Mr. Stilson’s head in front of the whole school today. Nice work, Central Tigers!


We are raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphona Society!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research. They are saving lives of blood cancer patients not Someday but Today.

Send in your pennies (or spare change) to help your class earn the chance to shave Mr. Stilson’s head. After April 9th, the winning class will have the honors of giving Principal Stilson his new ‘do!

Posted on March 19, 2018

Join us as we break ground!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

With great excitement, I want to announce that the Central School Groundbreaking Ceremony will occur on March 21st from 1:30-2:30. All students and staff will be attending the ceremony, so we will not be on the Lincoln Campus at that time. There will be a variety of speakers, students will perform a new school song, and all students and staff will sign steel studs that will be used in the new construction. You are welcome to join us at this time!

WHO: Central Parents, Students, and Staff
WHAT: Central School Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHEN: March 21st from 1:30-2:30
WHERE: 420 N. Warren

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 324-1230.

John Stilson

Posted on December 31, 2017

Can you share your expertise?

Dear Families,

Central School is hosting our 3rd annual Kids’ College on Thursday, January 18th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This is an early release day with a noon dismissal. Last year, children participated in many lessons including cooking, Spanish lessons, accounting, birdhouses, astronomy, music and art. They loved the experience, so we would like to offer this opportunity to children at Central School again this January.

Please consider leading an activity or helping to run an activity. If you can commit to that morning, contact Mrs. Casne-Fetz, our Kids’ College facilitator this year. Include your name, your child’s name & teacher, the activity you plan to run, and a good phone number where we can reach you. Please email Mrs. Casne-Fetz by Friday, January 5th if you plan to participate.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our students at Central School!

Kids’ College Committee
Central School

*Please keep in mind that we have children with nut and latex allergies.

Posted on November 9, 2017

Math Night

Please join us for a Family Math Night! Together we will play fun math games that encourage mathematical thinking, problem solving, and math fact fluency. We will have games to take home, too! At the end of the event, all children can participate in an estimation activity to win prizes while enjoying treats in the gym.

Date: Thursday, November 30th
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Place: Central Elementary School (follow signs to sessions for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5)

For more information, contact:
Kindergarten teacher, Jessie Mitchell at

Math Night Nov 2017

Posted on October 18, 2017

Red Ribbon Week

Central Elementary Red Ribbon Week
October 23-27, 2017

Your Future is Key: Make Paws-itive Choices

Monday 10/23: Paws-itively Proud of My Good Choices
Wear your Central clothing or colors (Blue & Purple)
Your future is key: Pledge to make good, healthy choices and hang a red ribbon on the playground fence at recess

Tuesday 10/24: My Future is Key and This is What I See
Dress as your future self (your desired career and/or an older version of yourself)

Wednesday 10/25: My Future is Bright; There is No End in Sight
Wear a bright, colorful outfit with crazy hair

Thursday 10/26: Stay in the Game with Winning Choices
Wear your favorite sports team clothing

Friday 10/27: You Snooze, You Lose; Always Work Hard
Wear your pajamas (school appropriate)

Mrs. Berg and Mrs. Kemper, School Counselors, will be teaching about making healthy, positive choices during social skills classes.