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  • Week of March 11-15, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 3/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

    It was a fun week at Central!  We had a great time watching the Beauty and the Beast dress rehearsal on Wednesday.  The students were an excellent audience!


    Spring Pictures: On Thursday, we will have spring pictures.  These pictures are optional and pictures will only be taken of students that pre-order pictures.  Order forms went home with students this week.  


    Appropriate Dress:  A reminder that students should not be wearing any attire with weapons or inappropriate words or sayings on them.  Please help reinforce this with your student.


    Parent-Teacher Conferences:Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21 from 4:00-8:00.  Please contact your child's teacher if you are not sure when your conference is scheduled for.  Conferences are a very important opportunity to communicate regarding your child's progress.  


    Penny War:  The classrooms are participating in a Penny War to raise money for the Cops vs. Teachers Basketball Game.   The proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in honor of Nolan Lucas, a Hastings El. student (and Mrs. Lucas's son!)  Students can bring pennies to add to their class points and nickels, pennies, and dimes to subtract from other classes.  The Penny Drive begins on Monday and wraps up on Friday.  


    Have a great weekend!

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  • DQ Fundraiser Night and Swimming

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 3/11/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Don't forget that tonight is the Dairy Queen Fundraiser Night!  Come to the Dairy Queen of Hastings tonight from 5-8 pm.  Central El. staff will be helping to serve!  10% of the night's proceeds will go to support 5th Grade Camp!


    Swimming is tomorrow for 2nd-5th Grade students.  Don't forget your suit!



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  • Week of March4-8, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 3/9/2019 4:00:00 PM

    The first week of March was a great one!  Celebrate March is Reading Month along with us!  Next Friday evening from 4:30-6:30, come to our Family Read-In at the Central Gym.


    We will be attending a special matinee show of the Hastings High School musical production of Beauty and the Beast on Wednesday morning.  Classes will ride buses to the High School for the special performance!


    Swimming continues on Tuesday for 2nd-5th Grades.  Don't forget your suit!


    PTO Meeting- Thursday, March 14 at 6:30 in the Central Library- All parents are welcome to join us!


    DQ Fundraiser Night-  Join us Monday night from 5-8 at the Dairy Queen of Hastings.  Eat dinner or get some dessert-  Central Elementary earns 10% of the nights sales in profit to benefit 5th Grade Camp!


    Upcoming Dates:

    Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21- Parent- Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

    Thursday, March 21- Spring Pictures

    Tuesday, March 26- Birthday Breakfast

    Thursday, March 28- 1/2 Day of School

    March 29-April 7- Spring Break


    Have a great weekend!


    Mrs. Geukes

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  • Week of Feb. 25-March 1, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 3/1/2019 4:00:00 PM

    We had such a great turn out for STEM Night!  Thanks to all that came out!  On Thursday, we had author Ginjer Clarke visit Central.  She shared about being a writer, the writing process, and fun facts about animals!


    Clarke STEM


    Swimming:  Our 2nd-5th graders swim every Tuesday in March.  We are in need of volunteers to help make the program a success!  Please contact Mr. Case at acase@hassk12.org if you are able to help.  Also, remember to send swim suits and towels each Tuesday!


    Technology:  We have been hearing kids talking about MOMO.  Please be assured that staff are doing their best to discourage any conversations about this topic, but at the same time individually reassuring students that are upset by the topic.  Here is a great resource for parents (and educators) regarding on-line safety and MOMO.  https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/


    March is Reading Month:  You child received a March is Reading Month calendar this week.  Please enjoy celebrating reading with your child this month! Next Friday is Pajama Day!


    Upcoming Dates:

    Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26- Swimming

    Friday- March 8- Pajama Day

    Friday, March 8- 1/2 Day of School- Dismissal at 11:05, Teacher Professional Development in pm

    Monday, March 11- DQ Fundraiser Night- come enjoy dinner or a treat at DQ and support Central!

    Friday, March 15- Family Relax and Read-In

    Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21- Parent- Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

    Tuesday, March 26- Birthday Breakfast

    Thursday, March 28- 1/2 Day of School

    March 29-April 7- Spring Break


    Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Geukes


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  • Join us for STEM Night!

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 2/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Join us Tuesday, Feb. 26 for Family STEM Night at the Central Elementary gym from 6:30-7:30!  We will have lots of fun activities, make and takes, and prizes!  We hope to see you there!


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  • Week of Feb. 18-22, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 2/22/2019 4:00:00 PM

    We had a great week here at Central!  Next Friday is the first day of March.  We will be celebrating March is Reading Month.  Look for a calendar coming home with fun activities for your family to participate in here and at home!


    Swimming-  Swimming is always a highlight for our 2nd-5th Grade students.  We are in need of LOTS of volunteers to help swimming be a safe and fun program for our kids.  Please contact Mr. Case at acase@hassk12.org if you can help.


    PTO-  Come have fun tonight at the PTO Family Dance Party from 6-7:30 at the Central El. gym.  There will be bake sale items available.  


    STEM Night:  Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm for STEM Night here at Central.  There will be lots of fun activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  


    Upcoming Dates:

    Thursday, Feb. 28- Author Ginjer Clarke visits

    Tuesday, March 5- Swimming begins for 2nd-5th Graders

    Friday, March 8- 1/2 Day- Teacher Professional Development in pm

    Monday, March 11- Dairy Queen Fundraiser Night- 5-8 pm

    Friday, March 15- PTO Family Relax and Read-In

    March 19 and 21- Parent Teacher Conferences


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  • Feb. 11-15, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 2/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

    I am crossing my fingers and toes for a full week of school next week! The kids have done a great job, even with the inconsistent schedule, but we have lots of learning to do!


    Superintendent Search:  On Tuesday, February 19th at 10:30 a.m, you are invited to attend an input session with Donna Oser from the Michigan Association of School Boards.  The meeting will be held in the Middle School Library.  Donna will be collecting input regarding the upcoming superintendent search for the Hastings Area School System.  
    In addition, you may also provide input via an online survey, which is available at this URL:
    The survey will close on Wednesday, February 20th at 5:00 p.m.
    PTO- The PTO will be holding Bake Sales next week.  Individual items will be available during lunch Wednesday-Friday.  There will also be items availabe for sale from 3:00-3:45 after school Wednesday and Thursday.  
    The PTO is hosting a Family Dance Party next Friday from 6-7:30.  There will be Bake Sale items available then.  
    KickStart Deposit Day- 1st-3rd Graders can bring deposits for their KickStart accounts next Friday, Feb. 22.
    Family STEM Night:  Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 here at Central Elementary.  Join us for a fun night for your whole family!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Mrs. Geukes 
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  • Input Needed

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 2/11/2019 4:00:00 PM

    The Hastings Area School's Board of Education is seeking community input on the qualities, experiences and skills needed in the new superintendent. There will be a community forum tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 and next Tuesday, the 19th at 6:30 in the Middle School Commons.  We hope that you can attend to give your input.

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  • Week of Feb. 4-8, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 2/8/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Well winter has certainly hit us these last few weeks!  I miss seeing all of our students at school!  We have had some things rescheduled due to weather so please take note on of some updated dates.


    Donuts with Dads-  Mr. Case is hosting Donuts with Dads on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 7:00-7:50 am.  Students and father figures are invited for a light breakfast and to enjoy some time together.  Mr. Case has some information to share about Watch DOGS as well.  You do not have to stay the whole time, but can come and go as your schedule allows.


    We will be celebrating Career and College Week at Central Elementary next week! In addition to identifying what a career is, we will focus on how to use our strengths and interests to point us in the direction of careers we might like to do one day! To add some more fun to the week we will have Dress-up days!

    Monday Feb 11 - Dress like you are headed to an interview!

    Tuesday Feb 12 - College Gear - Wear your favorite University or college gear!

    Wednesday - Feb 13 - Saxons are Successful! Wear Blue & Yellow or your favorite Saxon gear!

    Thursday - Feb 14 - We LOVE our futures! Wear Red, Pink or white!

    Friday - Feb 15 - What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress up to show everyone!

    The class with the greatest overall participation in the dress-up activities will be receiving a special prize!



    On Feb. 28, author Ginjer L. Clarke will be visiting Central Elementary. She is an author from Virginia who writes non-fiction books about animals. An order form to purchase some of her books went home last week. All books are $4, and Ms. Clarke will autograph the books for students during her visit. Those order forms are due Monday, Feb. 11 to allow enough time for the order to arrive in time for her visit. If you need another order form, contact your child's teacher or the office.


    Due to the number of cancelled school days, we are going to start making up days this month. February 18, 2019 was originally scheduled as a day off in honor of President's Day. Instead, we will have school on February 18, 2019. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


    Upcoming Dates:

    Feb. 19- Birthday Breakfast for February birthdays

    Feb. 22- KickStart to Career Deposit Day

    Feb. 22- PTO Family Dance Party

    Feb. 28- Author Visit

    March 8- Half Day for Teacher Professional Development


    Enjoy your weekend!

    Mrs. Geukes

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  • Week of January 21-25, 2019

    Posted by Sarah Geukes on 1/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

    It has been a cold and snowy week here at Central Elementary!  Please make sure that you are sending your child to school in hats, gloves, boots, snowpants, and coat.  The students wait outside for a few minutes before the bell rings, so make sure they are dressed warmly!  If the air tempature or wind chill is low, we will make determinations regarding indoor recess or lining up inside.


    Calling all father figures and their students-  Please join us for a fun time in the morning before school. We will be having some food and drinks together. There will be some information for you to take home about the Watch D.O.G.S. program. We will also have a couple of fun activities for you to do with your students. You may come and go as you please within the time frame. Please RSVP by January 25 with your name and how many total will be attending (will help with food purchases). If you forget to RSVP please still join us. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you. 


    We have author Ginjer Clark visiting Central Elementary on Feb. 28.  Your child should have received an order form to purchase books by Ms. Clark.  If you would like to order any books, please return the slip by Thursday, Feb. 8.  Ms. Clark will be signing books on the day of her visit!


    STEM Night-  Hastings Area School's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math) Night is coming on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm here at Central.  Families are invited to do fun STEM activities and learn more about how to support children in science.  We hope to see you there!


    Have a wonderful weekend!



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