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.
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
*Please keep in mind that we have children with nut and latex allergies.
Please join us for the 2017 Winter Concert on Friday, December 15!
The program will be at Helena Middle School in the auditorium. The singing will begin at 1:00 pm.
Students will ride the bus to HMS from Central and will all return together after the program. No student will be released to their family from HMS.
Thank you for joining us for this special celebration!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Printable: Supply List 17-18
Central Tigers welcomed Miles, Stephanie, and Brett of Montana Shakes! into our school today for a production of All The West’s a Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Featuring scenes from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All The West’s A Stage depicts what happens when Augustus Babylon and Mary Sweetgrace meet a curious fellow named Johnny Dropbottom, who is accompanied by a strange assortment of “woodland fairies.” Johnny asks Augustus and Mary for help portraying a play of magic and comedy, and that is exactly what ensues!
Second Step Social Skills
Starting second semester students in grades 1, 2 and Lower Montessori are participating in weekly social skills class.
Grade 1 is learning how to follow directions and focus their attention. Over the next few weeks, we will focus on feelings, showing care and concern, and managing feelings.
Grade 2 is learning how to listen and focus attention, use positive self-talk and be assertive. Over the next few weeks we will focus on handling mistakes and taking responsibility.
Lower Montessori social skills class is being taught by Pam Campbell, School Counselor and students are learning about the Zones of Regulation.
Kindergarten students are still participating in social skills class every other week and have been learning about managing strong emotions and problem solving.
Kids Food Packs-Helena Food Share
Kids food packs for students receiving free or reduced lunch are being sent home every Friday. If your student is not receiving a food pack and you would like one sent home, please contact me at 324-1240.
Transition to Middle School
Fifth graders will be meeting with the 6th grade HMS counselor, Jamie Pandis on Thursday, April 7 in their classrooms.
They will be attending the HMS Extravaganza at HMS on Tuesday, April 12 and HMS will be hosting a Parent Night on Tuesday, April 19. Parents will receive more information as the dates gets closer.
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration with family and friends, but for some, it can be a time of sadness, loneliness, and increased stress and anxiety. Those experiencing feelings of sadness or stress can benefit from:
A special ‘THANK YOU’ to all the community organizations that have helped make the holidays special for Central students and their families!!
In social skills class, kindergarten students have been feeling detectives. They learned how to identify feelings in themselves and others (i.e. face, body, and situation) and are learning how to manage strong feelings by using a stop signal, naming their feeling, and calming down (e.g. belly breaths, counting, positive self-talk
In 3rd grade, students learned about accepting differences, showing compassion, and managing anxiety. Over the next several classes, they will learn the steps to problem-solving.
Fourth graders learned how to join in, avoid jumping to conclusions, and are learning the steps to problem-solving.
In 5th grade, students learned how to disagree respectfully,how to calm down, and manage anxiety. We will be learning about making a plan and steps for a smooth transition.