Daily Bulletin

Central Elementary School Bulletin for Monday, March 30, 2020

Dates to Remember No School until May 1st

PTA Fun Night and Packets PTA Fun Night Due to the unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 virus, PTA’s Fun Night has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. We attempted to work out a possible reschedule date but with the next couple of months so unclear, we decided this was best. If you sent money to the school for tickets, we will be mailing it back too you soon. If you donated 2-Liter bottles of pop would like your pop back, please contact Central Elementary to schedule a time to pick them up. Otherwise, we will donate the remainder within the community. The cash for cakes money will be used to buy cupcakes for next year’s Fun Night! A huge thank you to everyone that donated and helped prepare for this event. PTA Fundraisers Items ordered from the Believe Kids fundraiser will be available for pickup soon. We are working out delivery with the organization and will be giving more details as they are received. We have decided it is best to cancel the Spring Flower Fundraiser as well. However, The 4th Street Greenhouse has graciously offered to put together 75 flower pots and if you mention the Fairbury PTA when purchasing these specific pots, they will donate a portion of the sale to the Faibury PTA! Thank you for your support throughout this school year! The Fairbury PTA

Baseball The parent meeting has been postponed. More information will be forthcoming.

No School Dates There will be no school until May 1st.

Girls Adventure Camp The torch has been lit, the GAC Olympics has officially begun. Medals are up for grabs, but it’s more than just competing, it’s learning, growing and becoming a stronger you. This year’s team building fun will have your whole cabin cheering, USA! USA! USA! Each year Girls Adventure Camp allows girls K-12th grade to come together for 4 days of fun that fosters learning and growth. Camp provides a parent and teacher-free zone that focuses on experiential learning. The overnight camp takes place June 8-11, 2020 and is held at Camp Jefferson, south of Fairbury. Forms can be downloaded on Fairbury.com or Girls Adventure Camp on Facebook or picked up at and returned to Anything Electric, 310 E St, Fairbury, NE 68352. Questions can be directed to Laura Alsman at 402-650-8182 or Cassi Horky at 402-520-4327. Registration deadline is May 1, 2020

Preschool Applications It’s time to start thinking about next year. If your child will be in preschool for the 2020-2021 year, please fill out the application on the Fairbury Jeffs website. Even if your child was enrolled in preschool this year, you must complete another application for the coming year. The application for next year is up on our website. Go to www.fairburyjeffs.org and in the search box type: Step Ahead Application. The first thing on the list will be the application you need.

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.

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.

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 School until May 1st. Postponed until we resume school.

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.

Attendance Awareness Tips for Improving Your Child's Sleep & Reducing Absenteeism Did you know that your child (6 to 13 years old) needs 9 to 11 hours of sleep a night? Many students miss school because they are not getting enough sleep and are overly tired, or they get sick because their immune system is weakened. Here are some tips to help your child get the sleep he or she needs: Minimize activities that involve bright lights, excitement, or stress in the hour before bedtime. This includes: exercise, playing video games, using cell phones, and watching television. Restrict cell phones and other electronic devices from your child's bedroom during sleeping hours. For example, have a charging station in your room where all electronic devices charge at night. Keep a regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine, even on weekends. Make your child's bedroom conducive to sleep--dark, cool and quiet. Have your child avoid caffeine throughout the day and especially after midday. Have your child avoid large meals before bedtime.

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.

Sports Events Expectations All spring activities are cancelled for now.

Central Contact Information Phone: 402-729-2418 Email: sengelman@fairburyjeffs.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 The school building is closed until May 1st. 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.

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