Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Science Fair

Roadrunner Weekly, October 10-13

Posted Oct 9, 2017 | Category: Fundraising, Science Fair

 

Our Science Fair registrations have started coming in!  Still need help deciding on a project?  Come to one of our mentoring sessions this week!  Sessions will be held on Wednesday (10/11) and Thursday (10/12) in Ms. Brackett’s classroom.  Don’t forget, the registration deadline is October 20th.  Register here!

 

 

Central School is once again participating in the Box Tops for Education program.  Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our PTO earn some extra money to fund some of its many programs.  Box Tops are worth 10 cents, and they can quickly add up to real cash for the Central School PTO.

Last year, our school earned about $550, which was below our goal of $1,000.  This school year, our goal will once again be $1,000, but we need all of your help to meet that goal!

To do that, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them and send them to school in a plastic bag or envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and grade.

The top five students who submit the most Box Tops will each receive a gift certificate to Aunt Diana’s!

For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and our school’s progress, please visit www.BTFE.com.

Be sure to become a member to receive exclusive coupons and recipes and learn about extra ways for our school to earn.

Our first submission of Box Tops is November 2nd!  Please turn in your Box Tops collection to Central School by Friday, October 20th!  The second submission is March 1st.

Please contact Kristen Smith at kristensmith1015@gmail.com with any questions!





CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS!

Posted Oct 2, 2017 | Category: Science Fair


CENTRAL SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 6-8PM

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 20th

 

WHAT WILL YOUR KIDS DISCOVER AT CENTRAL SCHOOL’S SCIENCE FAIR?

Ever wonder which color M&M occurs the most?  Or how tall the tallest tree in Swan Pond is?  Which shoes are best for kicking a soccer ball? These are just a few of the questions that Central School student scientists have pondered for their Science Fair projects!  

 

Get your kiddos registered for the Science Fair! Here’s what you need to know:

 

  • Free display boards to all registrants
  • Yes, you can work with a partner!
  • Register online at the link goo.gl/forms/qaXPCQVXypdhQuhP2 by October 20th (can also access via www.centralptonews.org)
  • If working with a partner, both scientists should still register separately
  • Other important information:
    • Two mentoring sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th immediately after school from 3-4PM for those students who want help coming up with an idea  
    • Remember parents—this is not meant to be intimidating or stressful or time consuming.  The goal is to encourage kids to wonder about things around them…and learn how the scientific method can help them answer a question.  The question (and the experiment) need not be complicated, but rather something the child would really love to know about!

 

 





Science Fair information

Posted Nov 2, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Science Fair

This information was originally posted on November 2, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Hello,

Thank you for signing up for the Science Fair!  We are so excited to have you (nearly 150 Central students!) join us.  Here are some important reminders:

·         Fair will be held next Thursday, November 12th from 6-8pm.  Please enter through the Central lobby.  The displays will be set up in Hauser’s cafeteria and gym.  You may arrive as early as 5:30 to begin setting up your display.

·         You will receive a free display board!  A Central family has generously donated the cost of display boards for every registrant.  Pick up is this Wednesday, November 4, outside the main doors after school. If you need to arrange another pick up time, email Heather Manning at heathermanning79@gmail.com

·         Don’t forget some of the important rules (see below).  If you have any questions, please refer to the Science Fair planning guide document (attached here).  If you still have questions, please feel free to email Jennie Royer at jhepker@prescottmed.com

·         Rules you need to follow for the Science Fair Display:

o   No animals can be on display (this includes bugs, fish, etc) unless approved by the Science Fair committee—only photographs are allowed.

o   No chemicals or liquids in open containers, unless approved by Science Fair Committee (eg, water or soapy water is okay, but liquid nitrogen would not be).

o   No foul-smelling or allergy-provoking substances (eg, mold) in open containers.

o   There will not be access to running water or electricity during your presentation.

·         We still need parent volunteers to make this evening a success!  No science background needed!  We still need greeters, a photographer, etc.  Please consider donating your time, and go towww.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-mentoring  to register as a volunteer.

See you at the Fair!

Best,

Your Central School Science Fair Committee





Important info if you signed up for the Science Fair!

Posted Oct 27, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Science Fair

This information was originally posted on October 27, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

In case you didn’t already know, everyone who registered for the Science Fair will be receiving a free 36”X 48” tri-fold display board to use for your presentation at the fair, thanks to the generosity of a Central family.  Students will be able to pick them up after school at a date in the near future (more details to come once they have arrived).  We wanted to make sure everyone was aware so that they didn’t go and purchase one of their own.  Stay tuned…





Last call for scientists!

Posted Oct 26, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Science Fair

This information was originally posted on October 26, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Since some additional Science Fair registrations came in over the weekend, we’ve decided to leave the registration link open for one more week! 

Even if you don’t have your topic yet, if your child would like to do the Fair, then please register.  There are many simple and quick experiments to choose from at www.sciencebuddies.org or contact the Science Fair committee at jhepker@prescottmed.com if you are still having trouble thinking of an experiment to do.  Use the link below to register by next Monday at the very latest! 

Also below is the link to the Science Fair Planning Guide (this will help you come up with ideas too).  Science Fair will be held Thursday, November 12th at 6pm.     

Science Fair Planning Guide 2015





Volunteers needed for Science Fair!

Posted Oct 26, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Science Fair

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

Please use the signupgenius link to help out with the science fair.  No science background needed! We need a photographer, greeters and helpers in addition to judges.  This is a large event at Central School, and we need many volunteers to make it come together.  Please consider donating your time.

www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a5a622aa8-mentoring





Have you registered yet for the Science Fair?

Posted Oct 20, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Science Fair

This information was originally posted on October 20, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

gotscience Science Fair

You only have until this Friday the 23rd!  

One of the things that makes the Central School Science Fair so special is that we allow ALL grades (K-5) to participate.  You will be so amazed at what you can learn from these amazing experiments!  The kids have a wonderful time and feel so proud of their efforts–we hope your child will be joining us!  It just takes a simple question.  What shoe is best for kicking a soccer ball?  How much chocolate vs non-chocolate treats will I get for Halloween?  How many times in the past 100 years has Riverside had a white Christmas?  The main goal is to teach children the power of asking questions…and how to feel confident enough to know how to test for the answer!  Got Science??  Register today with the link below.

www.centralptonews.org/science-fair-entry-form-2

If you need help, try the Central School Science Fair Planning Guide 2015 or contact the Fair committee at jhepker@prescottmed.com.





Last call for Science Fair registrations!

Posted Oct 18, 2015 | Category: Science Fair

This information was originally posted on October 18, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

gotscience Science Fair

Last Science Fair we had 180 students participate!  We are trying to break that number!!  Don’t forget to register this week for the science Fair.  Remember that all Science Fair registrations must be completed no later than Friday, 10/23 by using the online application.  If you still need an idea, there are a ton of easy (<1 hour to complete) options at www.sciencebuddies.org OR contact the Science Fair Committee at jhepker@prescottmed.com.  We will be happy to help.  

This is a great opportunity for your kids to learn the scientific method and get supportive feedback from parent scientists.  You won’t regret it!  And, if your child is in 4th or 5th grade–please participate…this will be his/her last chance (the Fair is held every other year).  

You cannot participate in the fair without completing the online application, which can be found here: http://www.centralptonews.org/science-fair-entry-form-2

If you are working as a pair, BOTH students must submit their own application so that all parents/guardians are aware that their student is participating in the fair.

In addition, here are some important rules outlined in the registrations packet:

  • No animals can be on display (this includes bugs, fish, etc.)—only photographs are allowed (unless approved in advance by the Science Fair Committee)
  • No chemicals or liquids in open containers, unless approved by Science Fair Committee (e.g., water or soapy water is okay, but liquid nitrogen would not be)
  • No foul-smelling or allergy-provoking substances (e.g., mold) in open containers
  • There will not be access to running water or electricity during your presentation

For the complete Science Fair planning guide, see Science Fair Planning Guide 2015.

Thanks to a generous donation from a Central family, display boards will be provided to every student/pair participating at no cost! Pickup of the boards will take place at Central once we have the final number of participants and can place the order.

Struggling with what to do or have questions about your experiment? Contact the Science Fair Committee at jhepker@prescottmed.com

The entire Central community is encouraged to attend the fair on Thursday, November 12th from 6-8PM so please mark your calendar!





Deadline approaching for Science Fair submissions!

Posted Oct 14, 2015 | Category: Science Fair

This information was originally posted on October 14, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

gotscience Science Fair

You only have a couple of weeks left to submit the subject of your experiment via the online Science Fair registration form!

The Central Science Fair is open to all Central students, Kindergarten through 5th grade!

Submit your Science Fair Entry Form online (www.centralptonews.org/science-fair-entry-form-2)

Aren’t sure how to proceed after reading the Science Fair Planning Guide (Science Fair Planning Guide 2015)

Couldn’t make it to a mentoring session? No problem. Contact the Science Fair Committee at: jhepker@prescottmed.com for help.

All Science Fair experiment topics MUST be submitted via the online registration form by Friday, October 23rd. You cannot participate without submitting your registration.

 

 





Final Science Fair Mentoring Session on Wednesday!

Posted Oct 13, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Science Fair

This information was originally posted on October 13, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

  1. science-fair-helpOur last after school walk-in mentoring session for the upcoming Science Fair will take place in the Central Library right after school on Wednesday, October 14thStop by and sit down with a real scientist to discuss your idea or have any questions answered.Questions? Contact the Science Fair Committee at jhepker@prescottmed.com