Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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See what our Children had to say about Turnoff Week

Posted May 3, 2009 | Category: Community

This information was originally posted on May 3, 2009. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

What a great week! Did you unplug? I hope you and your families had a wonderful time together while being unplugged. We had 175 participants during Turn Off Week from Central School. 56 prizes were distributed – from jump ropes and kites, to zoo passes, lunch with teachers, and, don’t forget, each participant in Turn Off Week received a Central School wristband. All posters and essays will be submitted to the National Turn Off Week program for entry into their contest.

Here is what some of our students had to say on their posters:

I am unplugged and ready to practice pitching.
Kaitlin L, third grade, Mrs. Bracken
I am unplugged and ready to play with my friend.
Amelia M., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to walk my dogs.
Joey J., third grade, Mrs. Bracken
I am unplugged and ready to take pictures.
Hailey J., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to play soccer, and we win!
Sofia K., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to Irish dance.
Samantha D., third grade, Ms. Vizek
I am unplugged and ready to skateboard.
No TV ,computer, iPod, radio, Wii! No screens!
Haley W., second grande, Ms. Meenan
I am unplugged and ready to horseback ride.
Lily J., third grade, Ms. Vizek
I am unplugged and ready to fly a kite
Tatiana G. third grade Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to draw.
Anna S., third grade, Mrs. Bracken
I am unplugged and ready to jump rope.
Catherine L., third grade, Ms. Vizek
I am unplugged and ready to act.
Olivia L., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to make newspapers and magazines.
Unknown, third grade
I am unplugged and ready to be a gymnast! Don’t watch TV! Get active! Take it from a third grader!
Averie R, third grade, Mrs. Bracken
I am unplugged and ready to play basketball.
Tatiana G, third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to bedazzle!
Lauren L., second grade, Mrs. Miller
I am unplugged and ready to plant.
Izzie H., second grade, Mrs. Musgrave
I am unplugged and ready to play T-ball.
Tessa H., kindergarten, Ms. Keller
I am unplugged and ready to play baseball.
Jack D., second grade, Ms. Meenan
I am unplugged and ready to jump.
Amelia H., fifth grade, Mr. Elgeness
Are you unplugged? Yes or no?
George M., fourth grade, Mrs. Teune
I am unplugged and ready to clean, have a puppet show, play cards, be a teacher, and listen to a seashell.
Emma T., Kindergarten, Ms. Keller
I am unplugged and ready to make friends.
Jim R., second grade, Mrs. Musgrave
I am unplugged and ready to fish.
Jack D., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
Be unplugged! No electronics!
Trevor C., second grade, Mrs. Miller
I am tuning out of TV and tuning into friends!
Marlena R., fifth grade, Mr. Elgeness
I am unplugged and ready to play.
Stella L., Kindergarten, Ms. Henneberry
I am unplugged and ready to go bird watching.
Sam Z., fourth grade, Mrs. Lutz
I am unplugged and ready to practice pitching.
Jack L., fourth grade, Mrs. Lutz
I am unplugged and ready to plant more trees
Elona S., fourth grade, Ms. Laughlin
Give the earth a break! Turn off the TV and tune into friends!
Gaby N., second grade, Mrs. Miller
I am unplugged and ready to play outside.
Rebecca M., fourth grade, Ms. Laughlin
I am unplugged and ready to swim.
Emma C., fourth grade, Mrs. Laughlin
I am unplugged and ready to sing.
Emma F., first grade, Mrs. Scaggs
I am unplugged and ready to play outside.
Molly D., first grade, Mrs. Scaggs
I am unplugged and ready to play baseball.
Timothy O., second grade, Ms. Meenan
Go green, stay green, no TV, recycle!
Sarah L., first grade, Mrs. Feldman
I am unplugged and ready to race.
Julia M., fourth grade, Mrs. Teune
I am unplugged and ready to go on the tire swing.
It is better to do something outside, than to waste electricity!
Anna B., fifth grade, Ms. McCarthy
I am unplugged and ready to go camping.
Joseph C., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to spend time with my family.
Brendan S., fourth grade, Ms. Laughlin
I am unplugged and ready to read.
Kip F., first grade, Mrs. Musgrave
I am unplugged and ready to read.
Anisa S., fifth grade, Ms. McCarthy
Stop watching TV and start reading!
Will B., second grade, Mrs. Musgrave
I am unplugged and ready to wrestle on one leg!
Ben L., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
I am unplugged and ready to play with my dog.
Averie R., third grade, Mrs. Bracken
I am unplugged and ready to cry.
Owen C., Kindergarten, Ms. Henneberry
Don’t watch TV!
Lauren L., second grade, Mrs. Miller
I am unplugged and ready to be active.
John M., fifth grade, Ms. McCarthy

Additionally, the following students submitted essays:

  • Jade C., first grade, Mrs. Murdoch
  • Trevor C., second grade, Mrs. Miller
  • Sarah L., first grade, Mrs. Feldman
  • Olivia L., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
  • Sarah S., first grade, Mrs. Scaggs
  • Jack L., fourth grade, Mrs. Lutz
  • Ben L., third grade, Mrs. Kladis
  • George M., fourth grade, Mrs. Teune

Thank you. Ingrid Lulich