WEEKLY NEWSLETTER: Central Elementary News

  • FOR THE WEEK OF: February 24, 2020

    Mon. Day 2, Tues. Day 3, Wed. Day 4 Thurs. Day 5, Fri. Day 6

    1 Hour late start Monday, March 2, Breakfast is still served on 1hr late start days.

    Early Dismissal
    School will be dismissed early on Thursday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 9, at 1:15 pm due to Parent Teacher Conferences.

    Conference Sign Up
    We will once again use MyConferenceTime to schedule our Conferences online this year.  Our spring Family-Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 10th.  There will be an early dismissal at 1:15 pm on both days.  Conferences will run from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.

    To schedule your preferred time for a Family-Teacher conference:
    1. The website is “live" and ready for families to schedule
    2. Go to www.myconferencetime.com/northpolk/
    3. Click on the folder titled NP Central Elementary
    4. Click on the name of your child’s teacher
    5. Select the desired date/time for your conference by clicking on “Sign Up
    6. Submit the requested information
    If you have several children attending our school, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts to schedule your children for several conferences.

    After you schedule a conference online, the date and time are reserved for you.  If you entered your email address correctly, you will receive an email confirmation of your conference.

    If you are unable to sign up for a date and time online, please send a note with three preferred times and dates to your child’s teacher.  Once we receive your note, we will attempt to schedule a conference for your desired date and time but cannot guarantee your top choices as time slots fill up quickly.

    Should you have any questions, please contact us.  Thank you for your support and partnership with your child’s education.

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

    March 5-10, 2020
    Located in the library!

    PTA News

    It is time for the 3rd Annual PTA Reading Challenge Fundraiser! Last year, the Reading Challenge raised over $3,500 and helped purchase books for the Central teachers' classroom libraries. Each teacher who contacted PTA received $175 to help build classroom libraries.

    Our goal this year is to raise additional funds to help further improve classroom libraries for each room in the building. We need your help in order to do this. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes are included in this fundraiser, which really added to total donations last year!  Forms will go home with students on Thursday, Feb. 20th. 

    Fine Art Boosters Soup and Salad Fundraiser Dinner
    When: Monday, March 9 th, 2020 5PM – 6:45PM Before the Parade of Bands Concert Concert starts at 7PM
    Where: High School Commons area
    Cost: Tickets are $6/person (Includes soup, salad, breadstick, dessert & drink)
    We are not doing advanced ticket sales this year. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event.

    Parade Of Bands
    Monday, March 9th is our Parade of Bands Concert.  The concert is in the high school gym and will start at 7:00 p.m.  Students need to meet in the high school band room at 6:45 p.m. and need to wear dress up clothes.  It will be a fun concert with the Comet 5th grade band performing first, next will be the 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade and high school band.  We will end the performance with all of the bands playing together as a mass band of over 420 students. We look forward to a great performance showcasing our talented musicians.


    To meet the growing needs of our students, the North Polk Board of Education is calling for a special election to be held on March 3, 2020 for the sale of up to $15 million in general obligation bonds. Funds generated from the passage of the bond referendum would help to alleviate capacity issues district buildings are facing due to rapid growth in student enrollment. Voter approval would allow the district to construct an upper elementary building and an academic addition to the existing high schoolTaxes will not be increased by the construction of these projects; the district is simply seeking a continuation of the current debt service tax. Please click here for more information.

    Kindergarten 2020-21

    Kindergarten sign ups is open. Please follow the instructions at www.northpolk.org - school registration - and follow the kindergarten tab.

    Please sign up even if you already attend preschool at North Polk.

    Cebebrate North Polk- Registration Open
    Pull out the letter jackets, uniforms and former fashion trends - it's time to go old school while raising money for our school!  Registration is now open for 2020 Celebrate North Polk - Goin’ Old School. This is a fun evening that raises money to help enhance our school's educational opportunities and extracurricular activities. The North Polk School Foundation, Fine Arts Boosters, and Athletic Boosters have joined forces since 2009 to host this wonderful event, which has raised over $425,000 for North Polk Schools! Visit  www.celebratenorthpolk.org for more information, auction details and registration, or email celebratenorthpolk@gmail.com with questions. 

    North Polk Community Swap, March 28, 2020

    North Polk is hosting an equipment swap of gently used sporting equipment.  Clean out your closets and garage to donate used sporting equipment.   

    Donation Drop-off: Friday, March 27th with drop-off locations at:

    • West Elementary from 8AM-4PM
    • High School from 8AM-8PM. 

     You will receive a ticket for donated items that can be exchanged for items at the swap.

    Swap:   Saturday, March 28, at the NP High School Gym from 9AM-Noon.  Each item will be $1.00 or a ticket that you received from your donation to the swap. Old North Polk uniforms and equipment will also be available at the swap for a good will donation. Start looking through your equipment you don’t use anymore and want to donate for others to use.  All NP clothing, sporting equipment, dance, outdoor and indoor items that are in gently used shape can be donated.  

    This is a great way to provide North Polk athletes, young and old, equipment to support them in many activities. Any proceeds go to the North Polk Athletic Boosters. Questions? Email:

    Jeff Koudelka: jkoudelka@iowaplains.co  JulianneManock: julianne.manock@northpolk.or Bonnie Murphy: bonnie.murphy@hotmail.com

    Classroom Volunteers

    Are you interested in volunteering in your child's classroom through Junior Achievement? Click on the link below.

    Volunteers Needed

    2019-2020 Elementary Yearbook

    Go to Jostens.com There is one North Polk Elementary book, so select either West or Central Elementary. The cost online is $14.

    Or order with a check (written to North Polk) or cash at school. Please include your child’s name, grade, and teacher. The cost at school is $15. 

     K-12 Art Show

    The Ankeny Art Center has invited the K-12 art students at NP Schools to display their work at the gallery from March 3rd through March 31st. Students who have art work displayed and their guests are invited to attend a private gallery opening reception from 5:00-7:00, Thursday, March 12th at the Art Center.

     Art Show Hours:

    Closed Sunday and Monday, 

    Tuesday-Friday: 9am-1pm

    Thursday: 4pm-7pm

    Saturday: 9am-noon

     AES Softball Registration

    AES SOFTBALL registration for the 2020 softball season is open. Registration forms are available in the Central Elementary office. 

     An additional $10 fee will be charged for registrations received after FEBRUARY 28.

    Registration for AES Baseball

    Registration for AES Baseball is now open! Boys who are ages 5-12 by 8/31/20 are eligible

    to play in the 2020 season. Registration forms are available in the Central Elementary office.

    No registrations accepted after FEBRUARY 28

    Registration for Polk City Little League (PCLL) 

    Polk City Little League (PCLL) registration is now open.  Link to register: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1816688.

    Check out our Facebook page, too, for continued updates, reminders, or to ask questions:  https://www.facebook.com/PolkCityLittleLeague/.

     Camp Invention 

    Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life. It is open to children entering grades 1st-6th. Located at Ballard East Elementary June 15-19th, 9:00am-3:30pm.  Click on link for more detailes. 

    For more Events & Activities see Quick Links to the right (In Red) and click on Community Events and Activities.


  • 1Hr Late Start: Mon. March 2,

    Early Dismissal: Thurs. March 5, 1:15pm

    Parent Teacher Conferences: Thur. March 5, 2-8PM

    1Hr Late Start: Mon. Feb. 9,

    Parade Of Bands: Mon. March 9, at 7PM

    Early Dismissal: Tues. March 10, 1:15pm

    Parent Teacher Conferences: Tues. March 10, 2-8PM

    Spring Break: Fri. March 13- Fri. March 20,

    1Hr Late Start: Mon. March 23, 

    1Hr Late Start: Mon. March 30,

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  • Bond referendum on March 3, 2020

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