May News

May News

Central Public School
May 2018

Spring at Central is always a wonderful time of the year.  There are events happening almost every day.  Before you know it the year will be over. 
When you look at the SAVE THE DATE section, you will see how busy the next two months are.  Please don't hesitate to call in to the office if you need clarification on any of these upcoming trips. 
Information for the later trips will come out in June.  

Information for parents living in the former North Central optional attendance area:

  • As a result of the consolidation of Frontenac PS and First Avenue PS into Molly Brant ES, the Board of Trustees decided that the former optional attendance areas of Frontenac / First Avenue and Frontenac / Central North would be directed to Molly Brant ES.
  • Current Central students who live in this catchment are grandfathered with younger siblings considered as 'courtesy riders' on the bus. 
  • New registrations from that catchment area will be directed to Molly Brant ES

If there are questions regarding the above, please call the school.  

Dates to Remember: 



May 7th -10th - Track and Field tryouts.
May 10th - Kinder Signs of Spring Walk
May 11th - Junior Basket Ball Tournament
May 17th - Earth Day/Yard Clean up
May 18th - PA Day / no school
May 21st - Victoria Day / no school 
May 22nd - Campeau/Sharpe Brunch at Northside
May 24th - Kinder Signs of Spring Change Walk
May 25th - Storrington Track Meet
May 28 - June 1st - Grades 3 and 6 write EQAO (3 days mornings only, afternoons for catch up)
May 29th - Hagberg/Andrews Brunch at Northside
May 30th - Kindergarten Band Jam
May 31st - Kinders to Trillium Gymnastics
May 31/June 1 - Grade 5/6 class to RKY camp
June 6th - Kinders to Pump House Museum and City Park
June 7th - Regional Track Meet
June 11th - Library visits Central / Ms L'Abbé and Ms Watt's class to Upper Canada Village
June 13th - Track Championships
June 13/14/15 - Grade 7/8s to Quebec City
June 18th - Thousand Island Playhouse Performance
June 19th - Discover Kindergarten / BBQ 
June 21th - Volunteer Tea
June 22th - Swimming for the school @Lakeshore
June 27th - Kindergarten Band Jam/Grade 8 Graduation celebration

Ms Spanton's Class

Grade 1s are learning about the Local Community. Students made murals showings built and natural features in the community.

In math, Grade 1s have been writing number sentences from pictures.

Ms Watt's Class 

The students in Ms Watt's Grade 4/5 class set a goal of doing 500 green acts through the week and recorded in their 'Earth Journals'.  We ended up doing 563 acts altogether and celebrated with cake and ice cream.

Ms Watt's class practiced their math related facts and patterns while recording the date each day on the class calendar.


Mr. Cotton's class

The Grade 2 class is proud of their Earth Day posters that they completed as part of their Media Literacy Unit.

By Cohen

By Adriana

Ms L'Abbé's Class

The goal for World Earth Day 2018 is to end plastic pollution.  Ms L'Abbé's class has been looking at ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste in our room.  Students talked about the need to use reusable water and juice bottles, avoid using straws, use cloth bags and reusable containers for their lunches.  Looks like out students really understand how to help keep our earth healthy!


News from Kindergarten


Mrs. Hagberg / Ms Andrews

Working on fine motor skills and celebrating Earth Day.

 Investigation of rocks.

A fun time was had at the Calvin Park library.

Riding the city bus is always an adventure.

Mrs. Campeau/ Mrs Sharpe

Kinders took a city bus to Calvin Park Library to watch a Spring puppet show.

Kinders enjoying the beautiful weather with some outdoor learning and a story.

Kindergarten yoga stretching....the children designed their own routines to perform.

From Mr. Wood's Class

Investigating the impact of form, materials,and mass on different styles of structural beams.

 Writing up lab reports to organize our scientific investigations.

News from Mme. Forsey

Les élèves de la classe de M. Cotton apprécient de revoir le temps du printemps. Students in Mr. Cotton’s class are enjoying reviewing spring weather.


Mr. Siegwart's class

Grade 5/6 students are fusing modern social media with the history aspects of the Social Studies Curriculum.


Jump Rope for Heart


Sports at Central

Central's road racers had a great day at the Bayridge Road Race.

Atom Boys

Bantam Boys

Leo represented Central in the Midget Boy division.

Pictures from the LCVI Road Race!


Register for Kindergarten!

The Limestone District School Board is committed to your child's development from Kindergarten to graduation. In Limestone Kindergarten classrooms, children are involved in many activities designed to help young learners explore, discover and grow.
Kindergarten graphic - play, explore, learnChildren may start school in September if they turn age four (Junior Kindergarten) or age five (Senior Kindergarten) by December 31 of that year. Those students who are already enrolled in Junior Kindergarten do not need to register again. We welcome Junior and Senior Kindergarten students to our schools year-round, but we encourage parents and guardians to pre-register children in February for the upcoming school year.
Clickherefor information on how to register a student.

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Parent Council Corner

Thanks to all who came out to the last licensed Adult Dance at Central! And particular thanks to The Minotaurs and to the many MANY people who helped make it happen. You know who you are. 
Next Parent Council Meeting is next Tuesday May 15th at 5:30pm
All welcome.

Yard Clean Up - May 17th 
Please bring your gloves, rakes and shovels and help clean up our lovely yard.