124 Frederick Street
Lexington, Ohio 44904 (419)884-1308
Central Elementary News
Lexington Central Elementary is our new Facebook site. I will post information about school. I am trying another way of communicating as the Friday Newsletters seem to no longer be effective. Therefore, I will only send newsletters home on the last Friday of the month.
The beginning of the school year is off to a wonderful start.Finally, the students are back and there is laughter and giggling in the hallways! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who took time to come to orientation and made sure their student was prepared for school! It helps so much when the kids know where they are going.
Welcome Mrs. Savka, she is our new educational aide. She has been working over at Western and we are so lucky to have her join our team! Miss Doles will be teaching our music classes. She previously taught band at Eastern and now has returned to her first love, little kids and general music! Mrs. Gooden will be teaching Mrs. Brownell’s fourth grade room. Mrs. Hudson will be teaching gym until Mr. Brownell returns!
Sunday, August 28th
The Lexington PTO is sponsoring a Family Fun Day at the Infield on Sunday, August 28th from noon- 4 PM. A group of 4 costs $30 for one hour or two hours for $50. One person is $10 an hour or two hours for $15. Cash or check only!
You cannot send anyone to pick up your child without a note from whomever has legal custody. Even though they might be listed as an emergency contact, we need a note from you that states it is ok. They will also have to have a picture ID with them if we do not recognize them.
Notes for absences
When students are absent, it is required for parents to call the school and then write a note the following day. The absent line is 419-884-2200.
Please make a BIG sign with the student’s name on it that you would like to pick up. Also, we can only release your student to you!! If you need someone other than a parent to pick up your student, please send a note to the office in the morning and make sure they have a picture ID with them. When you are picking up your student please pull as far forward as you can. This enables us to load as many cars as possible. If there is a line of cars waiting on the road, the police have already warned us that they can ticket you. So please pull into the Jr. High parking lot and then when there is space pull over to our driveway. Also, please stay off your cell phones when your car is moving. Remember there are 410 students in the building, the bulk of them leave within 15 minutes of each other. Please be considerate of others and the safety of the students comes first.
Please do not park in the restricted spots in front of the school between 3-4pm. This is when the busses start to load and you might get stuck in those spots. If you need to walk in and get your child from school you can park at the Junior High or on Grange Street. (That is the little street that comes into the playground.) Please do not park on the playground! I know that pick up is a huge hassle but remember the safety of the kids come before convenience.
All fees are $30 per grade level. One quarter of them need to be paid by November 4th.
NO FLIP FLOPS!
Due to the amount of injuries and repairs when wearing flip-flops, open toed shoes or shoes without backs, the students will not be allowed to wear them at school. Check the handbook for more dress code specifics!
Text Message Alerts
The Lexington Local Schools has signed up for a free service called Ohio Alerts. On Lexington’s main webpage, (www.lexington.k12.oh.us ), you can sign up to get texts to your phone or email. You can sign up for just the school building or for the district for any updates such as 2 hour delay or snow days.
Signing Out Students
If your child has an appointment during the day, please send a note to the teacher in the morning. The teacher will then send the note to the office. When you come to sign your child out, we will buzz the room and the child will meet you in the office.
Dropping Items Off
During school hours if you are dropping something off for your child, please leave it in the office and we will make sure that it is delivered to your student. This is to minimize disruptions in the classroom.
In the event of an emergency and you need to reach me after hours. my cell phone number is 419-565-8771. Please do not call to see if we have school, use the radio, internet or television stations. Thanks!
We are looking for a few good volunteers to help in the classrooms. Many of our children need a little extra help or TLC. If you or someone you know could spare a few hours a week to help around school, please contact us 419-884-1308.
One hour early release
One hour early release, means that your child will be dismissed one hour early. If they are a pick up the loop line, it starts at 2:25 pm instead of 3:25 pm; if they typically get off the bus at 4:20 pm, it will be 3:20 pm on early release days. Morning kindergarten stays on their regular schedule.
Monday, Sept. 5 - No School in honor of Labor Day
Friday, Sept. 23 - Interims go home
Wednesday, Sept 28th - One hour early release