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On Thursday, November 3rd, the 4th and 5th grade students of Central Elementary School performed Shake it Up with Shakespeare. – This incredible show was performed at both 2:10 and 7:00 for students, family members, and Central School staff. Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade students for a job well done!

On Thursday, October 13th many Central School students and families had a wonderful time participating in our first science night of the school year! – Students created Magnetic Slime, made Invisible Ink projects, and participated in The Science of Fingerprints and Lemon Battery experiments, and learned how magnets make things go! Thank you to the PTO who sponsored this wonderful event!

On Friday, September 30th, Central School students invited their grandparents or a significant adult to attend our annual Grandparents’ Day. – Grandparent’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the bond children and their grandparents have by allowing students to share with their grandparents a glimpse into their school experiences. The students worked on special projects with their grandparents and a wonderful time was had by all!

October 9th through October 15th was Fire Prevention Week.
On Thursday, October 13th, members of the Des Plaines Fire Department met with Central Elementary School’s kindergarten through second grade students. During this visit the children participated in a fire prevention activity, learned about the protective equipment that firefighters wear, and learned about smoke alarm safety. Thank you to the members of the Des Plaines Fire Department for teaching fire safety to our children.

Central School celebrated International Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 – We encourage students to walk to school to draw attention to the need of physical activity, to reduce the traffic congestion on our streets and in front of the school, and to reduce the pollution associated with motorized vehicles. During this successful event, Central Elementary School students, parents, teachers, and staff, walked to school!

Thank you to the Central School PTO and the Des Plaines Police Department for making Walk to School Day such a wonderful experience for our children and families!

Please join us for this year’s Meet and Greet and Parent Information Night!

Thursday, August 18th, 1:30 – 3:00: We would like to invite all first through fifth grade Central School families to our fifth Central School Meet and Greet on Thursday, August 18 th  from 1:30 – 3:00. During the Meet and Greet, students and parents will have an opportunity to come to Central School to find their classroom and locker, drop off school supplies, and meet their teacher.  The Meet and Greet is a casual event and we hope to see many of you here at Central School between 1:30 and 3:00 on Thursday, August 18 th.

Thursday, August 25th, 6:00 – 7:00: Parent Information Night and a light dinner for parents of students in grades 3 – 5

Thursday, September 1st, 6:00 – 7:00: Parent Information Night and a light dinner for parents of students in kindergarten, 1 st  grade, and 2 nd  grade

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On Wednesday, November 18th Miss Lucas and Mrs. Brenner hosted Central’s Title I First Grade Technology Night. After enjoying a pizza dinner students and parents learned about the online resources Pebble Go, myOn, Raz-Kids, FasstMath and Spelling City. After the presentation our students and their parents spent time in our TILE Room exploring each resource together. Thank you to Miss Lucas and Mrs. Brenner for hosting a wonderful night and to our families who participated in this informative evening.

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On Thursday, November 5th the Central School PTO hosted Family Craft Night. Families created ornaments that will be on display at Metropolitan Square on Central’s tree. Thank you to the Central School PTO for sponsoring another wonderful event for the families of Central School.

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On Tuesday, November 3, the 4th- and 5th-grade students of Central Elementary School performed This is America, A Celebration of Our Veterans. This incredible show was performed at both 2:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. for veterans, students, family members, and Central School staff. Thank you to the 4th- and 5th-grade students and Mrs. Tran for helping us learn about the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Central School family thanks all Veterans for their service!

On Friday, October 16th, 80 Central School students participated in the PTO sponsored Summer Reading Club Breakfast. Students who successfully completed the Des Plaines Public Library Summer Reading Club, were invited to attend a delicious breakfast. We are proud of our students who spent time during the summer reading! Research shows that children who spend at least 30 minutes a day reading books, magazines and newspapers are more likely to become good readers. Congratulations to all of the Summer Reading Club participants!

Students at Central Elementary School were invited to participate in a school wide PBIS Cool Tool poster contest. Many students submitted beautiful entries. On Friday, October 2nd the winning posters were shared with all students at Flag Raising and the artists were recognized and congratulated. The Cool Tool posters will be displayed through out the building to help remind all students of the Eagle Expectations and our Cool Tools. Thank you to all students who participated in the PBIS Cool Tool poster contest.

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On Friday, September 25th, the Central School PTO hosted our first Outdoor Family Movie Night. Families enjoyed watching Honey I Shrunk the Kids outside while enjoying hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, and candy. Thank you to the Central School PTO for sponsoring a wonderful new event for the families of Central School.

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Office Hours
Mon and Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues – Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Absentee calls (847) 824-1575

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Mondays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tues – Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Mondays early dismissal 3:15 p.m.)

The mission of the Des Plaines Community Education System is to equip our students with the skills necessary for their success as responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners by providing the best possible educational climate, curriculum, resources, and staff.

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Central Elementary School
1526 East Thacker Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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