Food baskets donated to our local community.

December 20, 2019

Our Central Community would like to send a huge THANK YOU to members of our school community and our La Grande community for the generous gifts they provided twenty families within our school who were in need over the holidays.  Twenty families received a food box that included a turkey with all the trimmings, gifts for the children, and a $25 Papa Murphy’s gift card.This tremendous act of kindness brought the families a sense of peace and hope, which was evident by the smiles on their faces and the many hugs.

Central Community is grateful beyond words of how employees of Connected Professional Accountants, Grocery Outlet, Ruthie and Curtis Peters, Brad and Jessica Hagedorn, Mike and Vicki Becker, Kimmie and Brent Gunderson, and the McConnell Family, for the going out of their way to help our children and their families.

It takes a loving, caring and serving community to raise a child. So thankful for the members of our community. In appreciation,

Central Community


Holiday Letter to Parents

December 19, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As winter break arrives we encourage you all to take time to reflect on this past year and all of your successes. The first three months of the school year were packed with fall assessment, exciting units of learning, monthly assemblies highlighting our students, character education focus, a fun volleyball season, fabulous after school programs, and memorable winter concerts.

We are excited about the extracurricular activities that are lined up this winter season:

  • The basketball season will be opened up on January 13th.

  • Mrs. Graham will be hosting Lego Robotics and Wedo.  Look for flyers to come.

  • Ms. Julia and Mrs. Caselton-Lowe will be hosting Sprout Scouts.

  • Fiddle Club will continue as well as Yoga Mindfulness activities.  

This year we reached our goal of having classroom sets of chromebooks in grades 3-5  plus a computer lab in the media center and title classroom. In addition, every primary classroom has a chromebook station and a chromecart to share. Students have had lessons that prepare them for the math performance task and language arts essay in preparation for the state assessment in the spring.

We would like to commend our PTO for sponsoring the fun filled Bingo Night and setting up the “Giving Tree” to help our teachers with materials for their classroom. Thank you to our LaGrande police department for supporting our families through the Shop With A Cop program, local churches for the backpack program, and those who donated food and gifts for our families. It certainly takes a loving, caring, and serving village to raise our children and we are so fortunate to be part of this village.

A couple of reminders to help your student have a successful second half at school:

  • Over the next few months students will go outside for recess when it is cold so please send your child to school with appropriate winter clothing.

  • Our doors open at 8:40 am on Mondays and 7:40 am Tuesday-Friday, and we encourage you to not bring your child to school any earlier than those times.

  • Every year, we see the number of absences rise during the weeks following winter break. Please be mindful of your student’s attendance and help them arrive on time.

  • Always use crosswalks when arriving or when leaving the school. Do not cross in the middle of the street and between cars as this is very dangerous. Safety first!

Our students, teachers, classroom assistants, and support staff have continued to put their best foot forward and have demonstrated a wealth of school spirit and a dedication to working their hardest.  The new year will bring new learning experiences, new challenges and new fun. We look forward to what lies ahead for us as a school community in 2019. We wish you all peace, joy and happiness over the break.


Mrs. Suzy Mayes and Mr. Chris Wagner

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