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District News

Congratulations Central Cross Country Runners
Congratulations to the junior high and high school Central cross country runners for great results at the Upper Iowa Conference meet. Junior high girls, varsity girls, and varsity boys teams finished in first place. Good luck to the varsity runners who move on to Districts at Solon on Thursday, October 23rd.

Central Fall Break: October 17th-21st
No school for Central students beginning Friday, October 17th, through Tuesday, October 21st.  School will resume Wednesday, October 22nd.  Enjoy your break!

Central Yard Signs for Sale
The Central Athletic Boosters are selling yard signs to show support for Central School, including athletics and fine arts. See attached order form for more information. Order forms are also available in the school business office and high school office. Order forms are due back to school on October 24th or by mailing to P.O. Box 55, Elkader, IA 52043.

Scholastic Book Fair at Central Elementary
It's that time of the year... Scholastic Book Fair! There are two ways to participate -- at the elementary library on November 4th-6th or online October 22nd-
November 9th. See Central Book Fair for more information. Proceeds from book fair support the Central library program. 

Chrysler Drive for Kids & Share Out Day for Parents & Community 
Central Elementary is hosting a Chrysler Drive for Kids & Share Out Day for Parents on Friday, October 31st, at Central School. The schedule will be as follows:
10:30 to 2:30 - Chrysler Drive for Kids Fundraiser: Parents and community members are encouraged to test drive a new vehicle. For each test drive, Central Elementary receives $10. Goal is to get to 150 test drives which means a $500 bonus. Must have drivers license to take part in this fundraiser. 
12:45 to 1:45 - Parent/Community Share Out: Parents and community members are invited to tour elementary classrooms as part of a gallery walk of project based/STEM learning.
2:10 to 2:30 - Halloween Parade: Students will show off their costumes in the high school gym.

Family and Consumer Sciences Pampered Chef Fundraiser
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department 7th Annual Pampered Chef Fundraiser runs from October 1st-23rd. See attached for more information. Also, check out the choose one free with $75 purchase promotion

Central FFA Fruit, Meat & Cheese Fundraiser  
Central FFA is taking orders for fruit and Edgewood Locker meat and cheese until November 3rd. Contact a FFA member or Jerry O'Brien to order. See attached order form for more information. Proceeds from this fundraiser support FFA activities.

Coaching Opening: Assistant Baseball Coach
The Central/Clayton Ridge baseball program has an opening for an Assistant Baseball Coach for the 2014-2015 season. If interested, contact Dan Yanda.  

BackPack Program 2014-2015 
Central School is partnering with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to provide the BackPack Program to students during the 2014-2015 school year. The BackPack Program is a free program that provides kid-friendly, non-perishable food for students most in need, to eat over weekends and breaks when school meals are not available. See attached registration form for more information. 

Self-Serve Salad Bar for Central K-12 Students
Students and Parents: There is a self-serve salad bar available with school lunch for K-12 students. Each day this salad bar will have at least one vegetable per subgroup. The subgroups include a red & orange group, a dark green group, a bean & pean group, a starch group, and a miscellaneous group. We encourage all students to use the salad bar. School age children need 4 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables per day. There is also a cooler full of ham, turkey, ham & turkey, egg salad, and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, as well as turkey and ham chef salads. This cooler is available as an alternative meal option for junior high students and as an alternative or extra purchase ($1.50 per item) for high school students. Contact Jessie Kuehl, Food Service Director, if you have question. 

Central October-November Newsletter Now Available 
Check out the October-November newsletter here.

Recommend an iPad App for Our Students

Students, Staff & Families: Do you have an app you 
could recommend for our student iPads (all grade levels)? If so, click here.

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Protecting Our Students

Central School is committed to providing 
a safe environment for our students. If you experience, witness, or are aware of any form of bullying/harassment, please complete this formInformation you provide remains confidential.  

Don't Throw Away Your Empty Ink Cartridges!

Our Central School Library program receives up to $4.00 for each empty ink cartridge turned in by staff, students, parents, businesses and community members. Drop your ink cartridge(s) off in the Business Office or send to school with your child. Thank you for your support.