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District News                                                                     

Looking for Substitutes 
Central is in need of substitutes for the following positions: Associates, Certified Teachers (elementary and secondary), and Cooks. Please call the Central Business Office at 245-1751 for more information.

Central Cross Country to State! 
Congratulations to Central's boys and girls cross country teams for qualifying for State! Central now competes at the State meet at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge on Saturday, November 1st. Good luck runners!

Central Football in Iowa High School Playoffs 
Central will be hosting the second round of the Iowa High School Football Playoffs on Monday, November 3rd, starting at 7:00 p.m. v. Northwood-Kensett. Cost of admission is $6 for adults and students. Activity, district football, and senior citizen passes are not accepted. The winner will advance to the quarterfinal round on Friday, November 7th, with the site to be determined.

Congratulations Opus Honor Choir Selections!  
Congratulations to Melanie Lane and Brianna Tieden for their selection to the State Opus Honor Choir. Melanie and Brianna will travel to Ames on November 20th where they will perform in the C.Y. Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State campus. Great job! 

Wanted: Compost or Straw for School Garden  
Central Food & Fitness is in need of straw or compost to get the school garden ready for winter.  Contact Cassie Panther for more information. Also, check out Central's Food & Fitness website for news and updates.

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 the book fair support the Central library program.  

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.

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.

Veterans Day Program at Central on November 11th 
The Central Veterans Day Program will begin at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, 
November 11th, in the school gym. The public is invited.

Updated Central CSD Lunch Policy 
Parents: Please read through the updated lunch policy. Contact Mr. Trenkamp if you have questions.

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.

Upcoming Events

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.