Central Elementary School Bulletin for Friday, January 24, 2020
Best Choice Labels Please save your Best-Choice labels and send them with your child to school. Best-Choice labels can be found at Ray’s Apple Market, here in Fairbury. We will turn in the labels for money for our school.
My Guy and I Dance Be watching for more information about the My Guy and I Dance coming up on February 8th.
When to stay home Please see the attached flyer for guidelines about when you should keep your child home. Sick Emoji shows when to stay home
Dates to Remember Thursday, January 16 - Community Food Market 6-7pm Friday, January 17 - End of 2nd Quarter Monday, January 20 - PTA meeting @ Central 7pm
Instructional Hoops Basketball Clinic Instructional Hoops Basketball Clinic for boys and girls is scheduled for January 13, January 20, January 27, and February 3. Kindergarten is 6:30-7:00 and 1st and 2nd is 7:00 to 7:45 at the high school. If you have not filled out a form yet and want to join you may come to the first clinic date and fill out the form.
Winter Read at Home See the insert in your child’s weekly mailings about Read-At-Home months - January and February. Cozy up with a good book with your child for a chance for them to earn a prize!
No School Dates There will be no school on February 14th
After Hour Kid Power After Hour Kid Power is an after school program for 2nd graders held at Central Elementary Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15-5:30! Please contact Miss Lassek or Miss Meyer for more details! No After Hour Kid Power dates - February 11, 12, 13 and 18th.
Central Elementary Weekly Communication Teachers will send classroom papers and other important information home weekly using the “Thursday Folder.” Please sign and return the folder to school with your child each week. The Central Elementary Weekly Newsletter will be available online to parents as well as a copy sent home with the oldest child in the family. The weekly newsletter can be found on the Fairbury Public Schools Website: http://www.fairburyjeffs.org/ • Click on Schools • Click on Central School • Click on the Central Daily Bulletin Note – Weekly Newsletters will also be available through your email. Please make every effort to keep your email address up to date through your Power School Parent Account. Thanks in advance!
BackPacks with Back To School Supplies We have several backpacks with Back to School supplies in them that were donated. Please contact the school office (402-729-2418) if you would like your child to pick out a backpack. Thanks!
Notice to Parents and Visitors Parents/guardians and patrons of the school district are invited and encouraged to visit the school and classrooms. Visitors who wish to confer with a teacher or staff member are asked to arrange for an appointment at a time outside regular class hours. To help ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff, all entrance/exit doors at Central Elementary School remain locked at all times, including during regular school/business hours. All visitors to Central Elementary School are expected to use the WEST entrance. Since all doors except the outside doors on the west side remain locked, visitors must enter the outside doors and push the call button to enter the office. Please do not park on the west side as that is our bus route. You may park in the parking lot by the church on the north or south sides. Upon entry, all visitors must continue to report to the Principal’s Office where an online sign-in form is available and visitor badges will be provided. Classroom visits should be limited to a reasonable duration of time as to avoid distraction or disruption of routine. Parents/guardians taking students out of school early for appointments, etc., must report to the office and wait for their child to meet them there. Parents and family members are also asked to wait outside of the school building at dismissal time to help alleviate congestion in the hallways. To best assist students and staff during significant school transitions, families are asked to avoid classroom visitations during the first two weeks of the school year, as well as during the last two weeks prior to summer break.
Birthday Treats, Snacks and Drinks in School In consideration of instructional time, equity and safety for students with severe, life-threatening food allergies and in alignment with our district's health and wellness policy, birthday treats, snacks and drinks (other than water) may not be brought from home to be shared or distributed at school. Teachers and school staff may provide non-food and non-drink incentives and rewards in classrooms at their discretion. The Principal's Office will provide recognition of each student’s birthday celebration, as appropriate. Teachers may also choose to recognize students’ birthdays in accordance with this policy. The two annual PTA-sponsored parties held at school (Halloween and Valentine’s Day) may include traditional food, snack and drink offerings as an exception to this policy and with careful consideration given to all potential food allergies. Any other food, snacks or drinks provided at school, outside of the daily school meals program, must have prior approval by the Principal. Delivery of gifts/balloons to students during the school day is not encouraged. However, students will be notified of deliveries at the end of the school day and are not permitted to transport balloons on district buses or other school vehicles.
Box Tops for Education It is once again time to start sending your “Box Tops for Education” to school. Hopefully, your family has been saving all summer long! Each year our schools have received several hundreds of dollars through your support of benefit efforts, such as this. Please make sure to cut off the “Box Tops for Education” label and not the Betty Crocker catalog points. You may simply send these items to school with your child as you collect them. Thank you for your continued involvement and support.
Attendance Awareness Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school -- and themselves. Here are some habits to start building to help students learn that going to school on time, every day is important. Set a regular bedtime & morning routine. Lay out clothes & pack backpacks the night before. Don't let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home. If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning. Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor or another parent. Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session. Good attendance will help children do well throughout school, college and work.
Sports Events Expectations Continuing support for Fairbury High School athletic events and activities has been tremendous! Our future Jeffs - all elementary students and their families - are an important part of the FHS fanbase. We wish to create an environment in which families with children of all ages may enjoy and will support our teams during this winter season’s home basketball games. To ensure the safety of our guests in a positive environment, we are continuing to implement and enforce the following guidelines: All students below the 7th grade are required to be accompanied by a responsible adult (family member, family friend, etc., non-school age) in order to attend home Varsity basketball games. Parents/responsible adults are welcome to bring additional students who would be under their supervision. Please be advised that you are responsible for the school age guest(s) accompanying you to the game as well as your own children. Students not accompanied by parent(s) or a responsible adult will not be allowed to remain at home contests. Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate students are required to either (1) sit with their parent/responsible adult in the bleachers during the game or (2) sit in the bleachers located in the northwest section of the gymnasium designated for elementary students. Any type of play, tag, running, etc. inside the High School (Commons, hallways, etc.) is not allowed. Movement to/from concessions, restrooms, etc. during the games is certainly permissible; however, students should not loiter or remain in the Commons area for an extended period of time. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in dismissal from the high school building and may lead to attendance restrictions for future high school basketball games for this season. As always, student safety at all FHS events is of prime importance. These measures will more effectively ensure the enjoyment of all persons attending varsity basketball events hosted by FHS.
Central Contact Information Phone: 402-729-2418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org If your student is not going to be in school, please contact the office with one of these options. State the student’s name and the reason for the absence.
Arrival and Dismissal Times for Central School doors open at 7:45 to all students. The tardy bell will ring at 8:05. Dismissal for all students is 3:15pm Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we dismiss at 1:40pm.