Our staff teams dressed up for Halloween! Check out these awesome costumes.
After reading a book about a gratitude jar, Ms. Fikes' class drew pictures and labeled three things they are thankful for. They are thankful for all kinds of things from Mom and Dad to race cars and soccer. The pictures were added to a gratitude jar of their very own!
The Book Fair is off to a great start! Students can bring money and shop during their activity times this week. Shopping with also be available during parent teacher conferences Tuesday from 3-5pm and Thursday from 3-7pm.
Please join us at Central Park on Wednesday, October 26th at 8:00 am to learn more about our standards-based grading system.
Here's all the info you need to know before the Book Fair starts next week! https://docs.google.com/.../1B8AW1lMKgPvjnd.../edit
Central Park Elementary is proud to support the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement in Bentonville. This year's celebration is November 9 in the Downtown Bentonville Square. Details at bentonvillek12.org
Central Park teachers met after school yesterday to deepen their understanding of Conscious Discipline and to practice using the conflict resolution tool. Our teachers and staff work each day to not only support students academically, but to help them learn to identify and express their emotions, resolve problems with words, and to successfully work with others.
SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 24th-28th! Shop our Book Fair and support our school! Students may purchase books during their activity time each day: Oct. 24th-28th. Parents are invited to shop on these dates: (during Parent Teacher Conferences) Oct. 24th 3pm-5pm, Oct. 25th 3pm-5pm, and Oct. 27th from 3pm-7pm.
Ms. Diehl's class finished up their unit on matter last week. Students were challenged to build a hat that would keep the sun and rain off of their face. They had to decide on what materials would be best to use. All of the students were successful building and testing their hats!
Ms. Hall's first gators researched the seasons on PebbleGo this past week and then created posters to share with the class. This was tied to their learning target on identifying the main topic and key details in an informational text. Way to show what you know!
Third graders have been doing some scientific investigation this week. Check out Ms. Campbell's class exploring and dissecting beans! Students are excited to watch their plants grow and make observations along the way.
Ms. Lewellen's class learned about shadows and made some observations of their own shadows. They went outside at 3 different times of the day and traced their shadows. Then they talked about what they noticed each time. They were so excited to discover that their shadows had moved because the sun had moved! This goes along with the first grade unit in reading: patterns in the sky.
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Things that made us smile this week: Teachers who accidentally twin with each other, students who are excited and ready to tackle the day when they arrive, our amazing PTO bringing a happy cart around to treat the staff, and so much more!
We were very fortunate today to receive a donation of school supplies from a Walmart team! These supplies will be given out to our school family. The Wal-Mart squad members are: Whitney Hartman, Erin Bergman, Grayson Johnson. Marina Balser, Cassandra Licause Nutt, Heather Wilson, Gabriel Perkins, Fabian Quinones, and Brandy Cruse. Thank you for your generosity and for being a community partner with us at Central Park Elementary!
Mrs. Williams challenged her students to build a bridge out of forks. This STEM challenge promoted working together, being creative, and solving a problem. Look at all the cool ways they completed the task!
Third gators have been exploring the concepts of multiplication by creating arrays and writing equations to match their thinking. We love seeing Ms. Delancey's students working together to learn from each other!
Don't forget that tomorrow, September 2nd, is a spirit day!
9 days into the new school year and students have been busy learning new things, making new friends, and getting back into the groove of school. We can't wait to see what week 3 will bring!
These gators were referred to Mrs. Smith's office by their teachers for an Assistant Principal shout-out! Their teachers wanted to recognize them for being safe, responsible, and helpful. Way to go!