WELCOME TO CENTRAL PARK ELEMENTARY!
Cub Pride - December 6th, 2013
Tis the season to be…jolly?!
For some people, children and adults alike, the holiday season can be anything but jolly. It can be downright stressful: jam-packed schedules, family gatherings, over-eating, over-spending, gift anxiety, over-stimulation, and sensory-overload! Whew! Want to reduce stress and restore joy to the season? Read on.
Get organized: Buy a notebook and a calendar. Calendar important events. Write down your Christmas gift list, including price range. Write out menus and create a grocery list. Keep everything together in one spot. Organization helps reduce stress, leaving more time for more fun.
Learn to say “No”: It can be difficult not to over-obligate; especially if you are a people-pleaser. There are numerous situations this time of year screaming for our attention – kids, school, church, family, and friends. Teach kids how to prioritize by deciding as a family what is most important. Whatever you do, do it with joy! If you really want to invest in your child’s character, volunteer as a family. Have an open discussion with your family about pressure from the media for the latest and greatest. Store-bought cookies can be just as tasty as homemade for a fraction of the time!
Schedule downtime: Protect your physical and mental well-being by setting aside time every day to unwind. Listen to music. Take a nap. Read. Exercise. Find something you enjoy and decide you are worth taking the time to do it. It doesn’t require a lot of time – 10 minutes of relaxation can make a huge difference in your day. Maintain this practice and you will soon develop great coping skills that you can turn to during the toughest of times.
Make a budget and stick to it: Face it – we are not Santa Claus, and we don’t have his budget! Making a budget and sticking to it means one less headache in January. It may seem old-fashioned, but love can’t be measured with things. The best things to give your family and friends are your time and attention. Memories last forever; Xbox One doesn’t. Neither does PlayStation.
Use positive behavior enforcement: Set behavior expectations for home and when visiting the homes of others with your child. The child’s input is vital to the success of the program. Create a token economy system and reward your child’s good behavior choices with tickets or pennies or stars on a chart. Let your child accumulate the tokens and trade them in for items valued by your child such as staying up an extra 10-15 minutes, renting a movie, or going to the park. There are numerous ways of rewarding good behavior that don’t cost a cent! Get ideas from your child – find out what motivates him or her. By the way, this works with spouses as well!
Take care of your body by getting adequate sleep and eating a balanced diet. Balanced means several healthy meals with a now-and-then splurge. Part of enjoying the season is indulging in some yummy treats. Try not to feel guilty for the occasional splurge. Guilt robs your joy! Good time to mention good hygiene habits – sickness over the holidays is not fun for anyone! The old adage of washing hands is still the best advice my momma gave me!
Come January 1, 2014, let your goal be to look back at the holiday season with a smile and a heart full of memories. Having learned ways to reduce stress and restore joy, your energy won’t be depleted (or your bank account) and you will be able to start the New Year in a positive way!
1010 Seventh Street
Monett, Missouri 65708
Office Phone: 417-354-2168
Office Fax: 417-354-2198
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Instructional Day: 8:00 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
Principal: Annette Cozort
Grade Levels: 3rd & 4th
**After-school tutoring (Park Rangers) has been cancelled for Thursday, 12/5/13.**
PowerSchool Access Instructions
PowerSchool usernames and passwords were reset last year. If you need powerschool access for the 13-14 school year, please click here for directions. For parents with multiple children across the district, you can use this access to link all of the accounts to one parent account. Please check with the school for your student's PowerSchool access information.
Thurs, 12/12: Trunk Lady (4th Grade)
Fri, 12/13: Big Red (4th Grade)
Fri, 12/13: Parents' Night Out (hosted by CPE Relay Team,
5:00-7:30 at CPE)
Mon, 12/16: Academic Celebration
Thurs, 12/19: No Park Rangers
Fri, 12/20: Early release (11:50am)
Teacher of the Month Resumes for 2013-2014
Please nominate a local Teacher of the Month
Sponsored by EFCO, a Pella Company, and the
The winning teacher will receive $250 for classroom use, a special recognition plaque,and a featured article/photo in the Monett Times.
Central Park Elementary Mission Statement & News:
Our Mission at Central Park Elementary:
New! Marvelous Monday Message-Check It Out!
Each week Central Park students will be featured on our Marvelous Monday Message video to share information and news for the week. The message will be featured on a different classroom webpage weekly. This week's message is located on: Ms. Tredway's 3rd grade web page!
Arrival Time: 7:30-7:45
End of Day Dismissal: Bus Riders-2:50
Pick-Up or Walkers: 2:55-3:00
Central Park Leadership Team accepting exemplary award as a Professional Learning Communities school.
Welcome to Central Park Elementary!
Central Park Daily Start and End of Day Information:
Doors Open Daily at 7:30- Please Do Not Drop Students Off Before 7:30 a.m.
Start Time for Each School Day: Class Begins at 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast: Serving begins at 7:30
Students Dismissed from the Gym to Class at 7:45 a.m.
Dismissal Time for Each School Day:
2:50 for Bus Riders
2:55 for Car Riders/Parents Picking Up
3:00 Walkers Dismissed
Drop-Off and Pick-Up Area:
Attention Parents: We will be using Park Street that runs along the south side of the school for our drop-off/pick-up area. We ask that you enter the school area from the east on Park (heading toward 6th street). You will see the pick-up lane runs along the curb next to the school. Please use this lane to assemble to drop off students or pick up students. We will have staff on duty to assist you with directions. We are excited about this change as it allows students to exit from the passenger side of your vehicle and step onto the sidewalk without having to cross the street.
We ask that you not drop off students prior to 7:30 a.m. each day. If your child walks to school, please have them walk starting at 7:30 a.m. so they arrive after our doors are open. Please help us keep your child safe by not allowing them to be at school before staff arrive for supervision. Thank you!