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Science Trip Scholarships
Central Science Department is looking for donations to be used towards several scholarships for students who can not afford the $230 fee to attend the high school science trip to Chicago on March 27th-28th. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Ann Gritzner or drop off your donation in the school business office. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. We want to extend this learning opportunity to as many of our students as possible. To qualify for the scholarship, students will be required to write an essay and pay what they can afford. Thank you for your support!
Clayton County Relay for Life Kick Off Event on February 3rd
The Clayton County Relay for Life is hosting a Kick Off event on Tuesday,
February 3rd, starting at 4:00 p.m. at Central School during the Central v. MFL quad basketball games. This is a night filled with fun for all ages! Activities during the Kick Off include a bake sale, feathers for hair, face painting, Hearts for Hope, a competition between the Central coaches, a 50/50 raffle, a competition between the Central and MFL superintendents, and a silent auction. This is also a great time to sign a team up for the Relay which is scheduled for Saturday, June 20th, from noon to midnight.  If the basketball games are cancelled due to bad weather, the Kick Off will be held on Friday, February 6th. Contact Jolene Christeleit at 767-2025 for more information.

Indoor Fitness Opportunities at Central
Any adult parent or community member can use one of Central's open gyms or hallways to walk or exercise from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. and/or 3:30 to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday if there is an employee in the building. The school is not available during school hours (8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) for this opportunity. A building usage agreement must first be signed in the school business office. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult. In addition, supervised open gym is also available every Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. for everyone.

Public Input Needed: Next Generation Science Standards
The Iowa Department of Education has announced a series of public forums and a statewide survey to get public feedback on the Next Generation Science Standards. Public feedback is needed to provide guidance to the Iowa Science Standards Review Team as they work to finalize science standards for K-12 schools. See attached if you are interested in being a part of this initiative.

Free Dental Care Available for Central Students on February 14th
Parents: See attached regarding free dental care for students age 4-18 at Family Dentistry Associates. This is especially important for students entering kindergarten and 9th grade next Fall 2015 as it is now Iowa law requiring dental screenings for students entering those grade levels. For questions, contact Vicki Carolan, School Nurse (563-245-1472). 

Central Junior Boys: American Legion Boys State June 14th-19th
The Lemka-Stendel American Legion Post #106 is inviting Central junior boys to apply for Boys State at Camp Dodge in Johnston from Tuesday, June 14th, to Sunday, June 19th. Boys State prepares young men to be leaders in their community. Expenses are covered by the American Legion. For more information and to obtain an application, contact Dan Yanda, Jane Metcalf, Tammy Mueller (Iowa Extension Youth Coordinator), or any member of the American Legion, including John Nikolai, American Legion Post #106 Commander (563-964-9321).   

Coaching Opening: Assistant Softball Coach
The Central School softball program has an opening for an Assistant Softball Coach for the 2015 season. If interested, contact Dan Yanda. 

Craft Supplies Needed
Central Middle School is looking for donations of full skeins of yarn, knitting needles, knitting looms, crochet hooks, and paint brushes (small) for an enrichment activity. If you have one or more of the above items, please drop them off in the Business Office along with your name so we know whom to thank.

Kindle Classroom Project
Do you have a Kindle and you're not using it? We could use it for Central's middle school English curriculum. Our goal is to increase students' time spent on independent reading. If you don't have a Kindle to donate, we are also accepting monetary donations to purchase ebooks, books and audio books for the project. See attached for more information. Thank you.   

Central Warrior Clothing: Order Now
Central Warrior clothing can now be ordered at Rivals!

Central Dollars for Scholars 
Seniors: Go to the Central Dollars for Scholars website for important scholarship information.

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 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 information. 

BackPack Program 2014-2015 
Central School and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank sponsor a BackPack Program throughout the school year that provides free 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
A self-serve salad bar is available with school lunch for K-12 students. There is also a cooler with a variety of sandwiches and salads available as an alternative meal 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. 

Updated Central CSD Lunch Policy 
Available now: Updated lunch policy. Contact Mr. Trenkamp if you have questions.

Central February-March Newsletter Now Available 
Check out the February-March newsletter here.

Order Central Warrior Clothing Here

             Central Warrior Clothing on sale now at Rivals  

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.