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Science Fair

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

     





Is your child ready to make discoveries??

Posted Sep 29, 2015 | Category: Science Fair

This information was originally posted on September 29, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

gotscience Science FairScience Fair is back!!  Central PTO is sponsoring our biennial Science Fair on the evening of November 12th from 6-8pm. The event is a fun way for kids to learn the basics of the scientific method. Kids do an experiment of their choice at home either on their own or with a partner and then present their results using a poster board (supplied by the PTO) on the night of the fair. The event is open to ALL students, K-5.

To get kids interested in the fair, Central parents will be demonstrating a few experiments this week with the kids in each and every classroom! Use the link below to review our user friendly Science Fair Guide AND to complete the online registration. The kids have a great time, and the experiments do not have to be complex or time consuming.

 

Click here for your official Science Fair Planning Guide 2015!

Click here for your online registration: 
www.centralptonews.org/science-fair-entry-form-2

 

Questions? Contact the Science Fair Committee at jhepker@prescottmed.com.





Yearbook, Science Fair and more!!

Posted Sep 14, 2015 | Category: Everything Else, Innisbrook, Science Fair

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

family-fun-nightIt is time to celebrate the start of the school year!

Come and enjoy the bouncy houses, carnival games, pizza and dancing at Central PTO’s Family Fun Night!

When: Friday, September 25
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: The parking lot behind Central and Hauser
Who: The entire family!

Pizza forms will be available this week! We will send a feedbiltz with the form soon.

We need a lot of volunteers to make this night a success! Please sign up for a shift using the link below. Thank you so much for your time!!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090449A4AC2EA75-20151

And yes, we have to say this…It is against the law to have alcohol or tobacco products on school property.

Questions? Contact Diane Grossi (adja1234@sbcglobal.net) or Jen Gentile (sophadog2@aol.com)

 


 

Innisbrook-Logo

Innisbrook PTO Sale Launches Sept. 16th!

 

The Annual Central PTO Innisbrook Fundraiser Launches Weds., Sept. 16th, and will run for two weeks!  As always, Central can earn up to 50% of all sales profits, and this year our fundraising goal is $5,000!!!

 

Be on the lookout for your Innisbrook catalog, which will come home along with the attached letter, with your child on the 16th.  The letter outlines the 2015 ordering process, and has tear off coupons for your child to redeem for fun prizes!  Motivated students will earn Minion themed prizes for being “One in a Minion” fundraisers, and the class with the most sales also will win a Minion Mania Party!!

 

In an effort to be greener and more efficient, there will be just one book distributed to each Central family this year.   Contact Marisa Kirsch at marisalynnkirsch@gmail.com, or at 312-502-1314, if you need additional catalogs or have any questions about the Innisbrook program.

www.centralptonews.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015-minion-ltr-Central-PTO.pdf

 


 

 gotscience Science FairDo you work in Science, Engineering, or Technology, or do have a background or interest in these subjects?

The Central PTO Science Fair Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the Science Fair on November 12th. We need people to help with two after school mentoring sessions (October 7th and 14th), to do in class demos of science experiments, and to help “judge” the experiments on the night of the fair (we don’t really judge – we just find things to praise in each child’s experiment).

We’re having an organizational meeting on Sunday, September 20th at 4PM at 240 Maplewood Rd. Please join us if you can. If you are interested in helping out but can’t make the meeting just email Jeff Miller at jdmajsm@gmail.com and we will add you to the list.

Thanks for your help!

Questions? Contact Jeff Miller (jdmajsm@gmail.com) or Jennie Royer (jhepker@prescottmed.com)

 


 

yearbookThe yearbook staff is gearing up to start working on the yearbook! And, we need your pictures! Do you have some great first day of school pictures? We want them!

You can easily upload your pictures using the information in the Lifetouch Yearbook Upload Flyer 2015-16.  Additional information can be found in the Community Upload Instructions.

Throughout the year, upload your pictures of all school events so we can add them to the yearbook! All pictures need to be uploaded by the end of March 2016!

Do you have a 5th grader who wants to be a part of the yearbook staff? Make sure they fill out this form and turn it into the PTO mailbox by Monday, September 28th.

Questions? Contact Lynda Murphy at lyndad1106@yahoo.com


 

school-spirit-day-clip-art-355623Show your Central pride! Spirit Day is this Friday! Wear your goofiest or mismatched shoes and socks! A big reminder…Spirit Wear sale is still going on! Fill out the form below and return to the PTO mailbox in the office, or pick up a form in the office. The deadline is Thursday, September 17!

Central ORDER Form fall 2015

Questions? Contact Diane Grossi (adja1234@sbcglobal.net)