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How to Prepare Your Student for SBAC Testing

By: Ashlin Williams


Just a reminder, third & fourth grade students will be SBAC testing this Wednesday and  Thursday morning. Parents should encourage students to do their best on the test. A few ways to help your child is to make sure students get a good night sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast, and arrive to school  on time.



By Xander Montford

Do not forget that spring vacation is next week!  Let’s hope that it is warm and sunny all week, so kids can get outside to play and get exercise.  Don’t forget to include some reading, drawing, some family fun and limit the video games. Be sure to get plenty of rest on spring vacation.  ENJOY!!!


By Xander Montford


On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 LifeTouch will be at Central School to take spring pictures. Every student in the school will have their picture taken.  The photographer will set up in the music room. It is not necessary for parents and guardians to send in money on April 11th. Once you receive your child’s pictures and decide to keep them is when you submit the money.  If you do NOT want to keep the pictures, you MUST RETURN them school.


If The Shoe Fits Let’s Tie It

By Addison Terry and Cadance James

 Some of the fourth graders helped the first graders learn to tie their shoes in January 2018.  Students for one week  helped with Mrs.I’s first grade classroom.   The fourth graders got this job by being able to tie thier own shoes and then we were picked by the luck of the draw.  There were even some first graders that learned to tie their own shoes!!

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

By Xander Montford

Do you have or know any child in Rockingham that will be five years old by September 1, 2018? Central Elementary School is now registering Kindergarten aged children for the 2018-2019 school year.  You can pick up the form at CES or call the office. Once the form is returned, the office will schedule a visiting day for the incoming student and will notify you of  your appointment by mail. Forms are due in the office by April 6. Please spread the word to friends and family! Let them know that CES is an awesome place to be!


5K Training With The Thunder Chickens

By Addison Terry, Cadance James and Jasmine Perry-Ives

If you saw a large group of students and adults running on the Walpole Common, it was CES runners and Thunder Chickens training for the Rockin’ Ham 5K.  The CES runners met the Thunder Chickens at the Walpole Common for their joint training session on March 26th. CES students got on the bus around 3:00 pm to meet the Thunder Chickens.

Did you know that four loops around the Walpole Common equals one mile? Everytime a student ran a loop they received a stick.  Runners traded four sticks for a plastic foot charm. Some runners got one foot, others got two feet, some got three feet, and a few got four feet.  One incredible runner got eight feet which means he ran eight miles. We had a lot of fun running with  our friendly competitors The Thunder Chickens!!!

When the Thunder Chickens arrive, to participate in the Rockin’ Ham 5K,  CES will welcome them with a friendly chicken dance.  Don’t forget to register.  It is going to be a snorting good time!      

A Candy Kid Interview

By Xander Montford

I interviewed my friend Cadance James about her role as a Candy Kid in the Willy Wonka play. On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the first performance, a dress rehearsal, was performed for Central students, Saxtons River students, Grafton students, Westminster students, and Middle School students at Bellows Falls Union High School. Three other performances for the public were Friday, March 23 and March 24.

Cadance likes to perform, but sometimes she is a little nervous.  Students in the WNESU District got a phone call and an email telling them the director was looking for kids for the play.  As Cadance has been in two other BFUHS shows including Suessical and Beauty and the Beast, she said, “ I want to do this!” She also said, “When I get to high school I want to have main part!”  In the play, Cadance was a Candy Kid. She played a local child that hangs around the candy store in town. She was in the song and dance number “The Candy Man.”

“I had so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again next year!”
We look forward to seeing Cadance in future productions!

5K Countdown!

The countdown is on for the Rockin’Ham 5K!!  Saturday, April 7th is fast approaching, and preparations are shifting into high gear for the event!  The wall of donors is filling up, and the thermometer shows that over $8000 has been raised!!   The list of wonderful raffle prizes is over 80 items long!!

Thank you to all of our 5K sponsors!  Thank you to all of our raffle donors!  Thank you to everyone who has purchased a raffle ticket!  You each make a difference for the students of Bellows Falls, Rockingham, and Central School!

Students: Raffle tickets should be returned to school by Wednesday, April 4th.

All Runners: T-shirts and race bibs can be picked up on Friday afternoon.

Second Grade Performs Poems at Local Coffee

Second Grade Performs Poems at Local Coffee

By Jasmine Perry-Ives

On Friday, March 16, second grade and their teachers went to The Flat Iron Cafe to perform their poems. All different types of poems were written by the students. This was part of their poetry curriculum. Mrs.Verespy, who is friends with Jana Bryan,  the owner of The Flat Iron invited the second grade to read their poems. Lailah Hildreth said “I was scared but I practiced.” Caitlyn Bingham said “I practiced by inviting people over to my house to hear my poems.”

Mrs.Verespy and her students performed on the small stage at the local coffee shop.  Some parents attended, as well as, the customers at the cafe. Hanging above the stage was a mirrored glass ball that made an impression on both teacher and students.  The second grade followed up their performance by reading their poems at Monday Morning Meeting for the rest of the school.

Willy Wonka!

 By Addison Terry

WNESU students got to see the exciting Willy Wonka play at the Bellows Falls High School starring Emily Wunderle as Willy Wonka.

On Thursday, March 22nd I went to see Willy Wonka  with the rest of the CES students. It was also performed on Friday, March, 23rd at 7pm and Saturday, March, 24th at 2pm and 7pm.  It was a really, really funny play. One thing that I loved was all the singing and dancing and how beautiful the costumes and scenery looked.  What I liked the most was Charlie’s grandfather laying in bed saying all kinds of funny stuff because he could not hear anything. So I hoped you got the chance to attend this super AWESOME play by Roald Dahl.