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Central Scoop - May 25th, 2018

posted May 28, 2018, 9:32 AM by Alisha Summers
Friday, May 25th, 2018

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, The “Central Scoop”! 

Some of our weekly events, reminders, and updates are as follows:

**Ramadan: Wishing our Muslim families Ramadan Mubarak during the celebration of Ramadan. 

**Bike to School Week: We are participating in “Bike to School Week” next week (May 28-31). To promote physical health, and to reduce the use of cars, we encourage all of our students to Bike, Scooter, Walk or Roll to school if they are able. Our Leadership students will be taking a tally each day to see how we get to school! 

**Kindie Orientation: We look forward to meeting our new to Kindergarten students and their families at our Open House on Wednesday, May 30th at 6:00 pm. If you haven’t received your invitation, please contact the office. We can’t wait to meet our newest students!

**Spirit Wear: Orders were placed online with the Spirit Wear Company, Jimmy Tee’s, and arrived and were distributed today. We look forward to seeing our students in their new Central clothing!

**Jump Rope for Heart: Thank you for your support of our Jump Rope for Heart campaign. Pledge forms were sent home with students last week, and we are having our Jump-a-Thon at the end of the day on Thursday, May 31st

**Talent Show: Auditions for the Talent Show are now complete. Thanks to all the students who bravely came out to share their talents with us. The list of acts that will move forward to practise and perform for the talent show will be posted next Wednesday in front of Mrs. Garvey’s room. If you aren’t in the show this year, keep practising and come out again next year!

**Kilometre Club: The numbers are in! We would like to extend a huge congratulations to our top runners. In Junior, the top two runners are Sydney R. and Sam H. Our top two primary runners are Liam M. and Bennett S. These runners will be registered in the Moon In June Race on June 2. Thank you to Foot Tools and Parent Council for sponsoring them. Thanks also to the dedicated staff and volunteers who came out faithfully to help with this initiative. We really appreciate your support! Invites have gone out for the Bagel Party being held on June 6. This year we had over 75% of our students participate! Way to go, Central! 

**EQAO: Our Grade 3’s have now finished writing their EQAO assessments, and we thank them for their perseverance and hard work. Way to go! Our Grade 6’s will write on Mon, Tues and Wed. next week. 

**Music Visit: The Grade 2’s visited Central High School this morning to attend music classes. The grade 9 music classes played for us, let the students hold and play some of the instruments and they learned more about the instrument families. It was heartwarming watching some former Little Central students teach and guide our present students. We would like to thank them and Mr. Baxter for providing an enriching and positive experience.

**Lunch Program: As the school year is wrapping up and we are preparing for next year, we are going to take the month of June to test out a different option for ordering lunches for students. We are working with the “Lunchbox” Program, which is an online system where parents order online with the company and food is delivered to the school for students. We want to see how this works in our school, so we will pilot this program starting on Mondays for the month of June. This is in addition to the School Council Lunch program that is continuing to run on Fridays. Again, this is optional and is in a pilot phase for us. Watch for an email message to come home next week with ordering information. 

**Message from School Council: We LOVE our teachers at Central. Help us to CELEBRATE them Friday June 1st with our annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. Please drop all items labeled (Teacher Ap. Breakfast) to the office no later than 3pm on Thursday May 31st, all refrigerated items will be placed in the school council fridge. THANK YOU! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaac23a1fe3-teacher1

**Crash Rhythm: “Crash Rhythm” is coming to Central! Crash is a program presented by Hilary Whiskin. Each class from grade 1-6 will have one period with the presenter. She will use drums to inspire students and lead them through conduction, improvising, playing in an ensemble, songwriting and jamming. Crash Rhythm will be at Central June 4 and 6. We thank the Parent Council for allowing us to use funds from the Bake Sale to pay for this exciting opportunity. 

**Communication: Did you know we are on Twitter? Follow us @CPS_Chatter (see our web page for the link). We also encourage you to download the new HDSB app to your phone. It's a great way to stay connected to the school and board, gives School Cash Online and Absence Reporting access. and more! Look for "Halton District School Board" in the app store!

**Visitors to the School: Please remember that all visitors must report to the office upon entry to let us know that you’re here. In order to ensure the safety of our students, we respectfully ask all visitors to follow this process. 

**School Council Meeting: Our next School Council meeting is on Tues. June 5th at 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Calendar of Events: (check the calendar on our website for more information as well)

~Wed. May 30th ~ New to JK Orientation Night 
~Thurs. May 31st ~ Jump Rope for Heart (periods 5 & 6)
~Thurs. May 31st ~ Gr 6 Year-End Photo @ 9:30 am
~May 22-June 4th ~ EQAO Assessments, Grades 3 & 6 students
~Fri. June 1st ~ P.A. Day (no school for students)
~June 4 & 6~ Crash Rhythm Presentations 
~Tues. June 5th ~ School Council Meeting 6:30 pm
~Wed. June 6th ~ Bagel Party for KM Club
~Thurs. June 7th ~ Burlington Public Library Visits
~Wed. June 13th ~ Junior Track @ Hayden HS
~Wed. June 13th ~ Grade 6 Parent Info night at Central HS (7pm)
~Fri. June 15th ~ Play Day
~Thurs. June 21st ~ Gr. 6 Day at Central HS 11:00-1:45 pm
~Thurs. June 21st ~ Central PS Fun Fair 
~Fri. June 22nd ~ Grade 6 Graduation Celebration 1:30 pm
~Mon. June 25th ~ Gr. 6 Year end Trip
~Wed. June 27th ~ Talent Show Performances
~Wed. June 27th ~ Report Cards Home
~Fri. June 29th ~ Last Day of School, early dismissal

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. DiMatteo
Principal
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