A Beautiful Fall

by Dean N. Julia

The leaves are changing and so is the weather

It's time to put away the shorts and put on the sweater

Halloween is near and Thanksgiving is coming

My favorite time of year this is becoming

'Tis the season of pumpkin and apple

An ordinary time for loved ones to meet at the chapel

I wish they appreciated the beauty of fall

Then and only then they could see why it's the best season of all


October has been in full swing for Central Park School. We have been busy celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Each classroom researched a Hispanic country and learned about its culture. Students created flags to use during our Hike with Spike Walk-a-Thon. The Parent Group has challenged our students to raise money for “All for Books” by bringing in loose change. Classrooms that have $25 or more gets to Pie an Administrator. The students are super excited about this big event. We have raised over $800 for “All for Books”.

On Thursday, October 10, we will have our annual Special Persons Day for grades Prek through fourth grade. Students can invite one Special Person. Also on October 10 we will have Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held from 1 - 7 on Thursday and 9 - 12 on Friday. I hope to see all Central Park Families on October 10 and 11. 

To conclude our Hispanic Heritage Month activities, come join us for Family Movie Night. We will watch the movie,CoCo, on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm. 

The Parent Group will host its first Book Fair during the week of October 7. 

Hike with Spike
October 4

Special Persons Day
October 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Early Dismissal
October 10, 11:45 am

Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 10, 1 pm - 7pm
October 11, 9 am - 12 pm

No School
October 14

7th Grade Springfield Trip
October 25

Halloween Parade/Parties
1:15 pm

School Hours

K-8    8:20 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
AM PreK/EC   8:20 - 11:00 a.m.
PM PreK/EC   12:05 - 2:45 p.m.

Central Park School Supply List

Please go to the Midlothian School District 143 REGISTRATION page for all of the details.

Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois School Report Card