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    Monday, September 23rd- Friday, September 27th- Parent Teacher Conferences

    Monday, October 7th- No School for Students

    Wednesday, October 16th- Rylan and Ms. Barlow take their classes to Natural Bridges

    Friday, October 25th- Miss Emily and Ms. Schultz take their classes to Natural Bridges

    Reader's Workshop: In Reader's Workshop, our students have finished up our first bend in Reading. We completed our study of forming good habits with students thinking about the habits they used to have as readers and reflecting on the habits they have learned. This week, we start our next study of good habits, but now with solving tricky words. Students will learn strategies to solve tricky words so that when they are independently reading they have strategies to try!

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    Writer's Workshop: In Writer's Workshop, students are re-reading their writing and adding more details. We will be conferring with them about their writing and having them look over it for punctuation and capitalization. As students are writing, we are also spending time teaching letter formation. First grade is a time to work on how we form letters properly.

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    Math Workshop: In Math Workshop, students continue to count forwards and backwards. Students are thinking about numbers and how they can form them. We have been discussing numbers through dot talks, number talks, calendar, and math journals. Students are increasing their math awareness and number sense through these discussions. 

    Social Studies: Our first PBL is underway! We will be exploring maps, continents, and cultures. During this unit, students will be making and using maps and thinking about where their families came from. Also, we will send home some home-school- connections. These are little assignments that we encourage families to do with their children! It’s going to be so much fun!

    Posted 9/15/19


    Info & Update Notices

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
    Please note that the play structure on the upper grade blacktop opens after school at 3:00pm. It is important if you allow your children to play on it that they are supervised closely. The structure is not designed non school age children. Please refer to the rules.
    Ms. Miakje Kamstra
    Posted 11/1/19
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    Central Park STEAM Robotics Team Weekly Update:


    On the Wonder League front, our teams have been constructing objects out of cardboard for their Dash and Dot robots to complete missions.


    In Tech Challenge, we had one team attend the kickoff event. CP Robotics Team parents are working together to build our test structure while kids are looking over the Launch, Land and Expand challenge.


    In FIRST LEGO League Junior we had our 1st grade Circuit Breakers construct a building that includes features for accessibility with wheelchair lifts. They also had a fan for cooling and a greenhouse roof for sustainability. Another team constructed a helicopter using the WeDo2 robotics kit.


    Circuit Breakers


    In VexIQ, our team has completed Clutch and moved onto strategy for the squared away challenge. They practiced moving cubes and scoring balls into the cubes.


    In FIRST LEGO League, Cats Love Mars organized and hosted a FIRST LEGO League scrimmage including Supernovas, Red Rangers and 8 other local teams. Red Rangers, a Central Park 3rd-5th grade team completed many missions during the scrimmage. They also completed practice judging sessions. Red Rangers was the only team to successfully climb the bridge mission in the entire scrimmage! Supernovas had one solo technician but managed to pull off several great mission runs!


    Cats Love Mars setup the H building on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to have queuing couches, pit tables with power, judging rooms, and the dual competition tables.  As FLL Global Innovation Ambassadors, Cats Love Mars created Google forms for registration, coordinated emails with coaches for volunteer assignments and developed a queuing system. They organized mentoring sessions to help rookie FLL teams and built LEGO trophies to hand out to the participants.


    Thank you to teacher Jennifer Zeitler for helping us have time to setup Saturday and to host the event Sunday. Also thanks to teacher Linda Berger for dropping by the scrimmage and cheering on our teams.


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    In the Math Olympiad side, we have registered our first Central Park Chameleon team for the 2019-20 year. Registration deadline is October 31st to reserve spots for Grades 4-5. Competition dates will be on November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17 and March 16. This is great for kids who desire more challenging problem solving. Kids should choose to join and not be forced by parents. Central Park STEAM Robotics Team volunteering requirements still apply.


    Good luck to all our Chameleons in their competition tracks!


    Curious, Creative and Inspired at the Central Park STEAM Robotics Team!

    Posted 10/29/19


    Team Chameleon

    Team Chameleon

    We nurture the development of the whole child who is then inspired to continually expand all aspects of his/her being (mind, body, heart) and is empowered to improve the world for others. We build habits of mind and ways of being that are caring, curious, reflective and visionary.

    School Mascot - Chameleon



    and Inspired!!!