2. Notes From Mrs. Mizell
On behalf of the teachers and staff of the Central Elementary
School (CES), I would like to welcome you back to school. I
anticipate that the 2014-15 academic year will prove to be an
exciting and productive year. To those who are new to Central, we
hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the
activities of our school through the PTA and your child’s classroom.
As I continue as principal at Central Elementary, I will work diligently
with parents and faculty to foster an atmosphere that promotes a
learning community that is child centered. Working as a team we will
move forward in our mission to create a warm, caring, disciplined,
and challenging environment in which all students can learn and reach
their highest potential becoming responsible members of society.
Although we strongly believe in academic excellence, we also feel
that learning must be fun and rewarding for each child. By working
together, students, parents/guardians, and staff can make Central
Elementary School an exciting and enjoyable place to learn. I am
blessed to work with the Central staff, families, and community.
Reaching New Heights-Soaring to Excellence
• August 14th – Open House/Kindergarten
– 5:15 3rd thru 5th Grades
– 6:00 Kindergarten Orientation
– 6:45 1st and 2nd Grades
• August 22nd – Cookie Dough Sales Kick Off
• September 2nd – Fall Pictures K-2
• September 3rd – Fall Pictures 3-5
• September 4th – PTA Family Movie Night 6:00
• September 5th – Title 1 Report (after Rise and Shine in the Library)
6. PTA Dates
• September 4th –
• PTA Family Movie Night 6:00
• September 30th –
Grandparents Breakfast K-2
• October 1st –
Grandparents Breakfast 3-5
7. Central Elementary will be having
the annual Report to the Public on
September 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm in
conjunction with Math Night from
October 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us on Thursday, October 2nd for a night of fun
with Math! We will be playing games, talking about
measurement, and much much more!
8. From the Counselor……
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL
I love the start of a
new school year! The
excitement of those
returning, and the
curiosity of the
kindergartners brings a
smile. I’m here to help
out in any way possible.
Feel free to contact me
Word of the Month
We start the year off learning about respect
because it is an expectation with have for all
students and staff at Central Elementary. The
quote of the month says it all…..
Treat others the way you
want to be treated.
Amanda Ming - Counselor
9. What are we studying??
Reading:. Good reading habits
Math: How many?
Writing: Small Moments
Reading Books will go home soon: Make sure your child is
reading 3-4 times a week at home! Make sure to sign the log!!
Read 100 Minutes a Week!
Make sure you
study your Sight
10. 2nd Grade News
Reading- Taking Ownership of Our Reading
Writing- Small Moment Stories
Math-Counting, Coins & Combinations
Science- Plants and Soil
**Be sure to bring folders
back to school everyday**
11. Reading is important because…
Strong reading and writing
skills are essential for
success in school and later
life. Although most children
learn to read in their
classroom programs, a few
children have great difficulty
learning to read and write.
Reading Recovery can help!
Scientific evidence reviewed by the U.S. Department of
Education's What Works Clearinghouse confirms that
Reading Recovery is effective.
Reading Recovery Teacher
Van Buren, AR 72921
University Training Center
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR
Center For Literacy
Contact your local
at Central Elementary, Van Buren School District
12. 25 Years of Excellence in North America
•Nearly 2 million American first graders have had Reading Recovery
•75% reached grade-level standard at the end of their lessons.
•All children make progress, but a few do not reach grade-level
• Information from Reading Recovery lessons helps schools and parents
plan future evaluation and services.
Reading Recovery works because… Families can help by…
•highly trained teachers
work intensively, with
individual children each
•lessons are planned to
build on the knowledge
and strengths of
•being sure your child's school
attendance is as regular as
•listening to your child read books
sent home by the Reading
•returning the books each day so
the teacher can send home
•making reading time positive,
short, and enjoyable.
To find out more about
Reading Recovery visit our website at www.readingrecovery.org
13. Central Elementary
Our Book Fair is Coming!
September 29th through October 3rd
At the Book Fair you will find the latest
and finest titles for kids, as well as
books of interest to parents.
See you here.
14. Drop off and
• Bus drop off and
pick up will be
located behind the
building on North
• Car drop off and
pick up will now be
located in the front
on North 24th