Archives for October 2013

School Tours, Open Houses, and Coffee Chats

A lot has happened at Centennial over the past year, including the implementation of Expeditionary Learning and a new ECE-3 program at the start of this current school year. There is so much positive energy in and around our school- it’s contagious!

Centennial is the first DPS neighborhood school to use the Expeditionary Learning model, which combines traditional instruction in core academic subjects with real-world projects and community service. This approach supports students as they explore the world outside of the classroom. Centennial also provides Spanish, Music, PE and Art to all students ECE 4-5th grade.

We know you have questions about Expeditionary Learning, after-school care and enrichment, parent involvement, SPF scores, and innovation status, and we are here to provide helpful insight.

Coffee Chats, Open Houses, and Tours:

Nov 5 10am Coffee Chat– 4577 Bryant St, Denver 80211Come chat with current parents of Centennial. This is an informal chance for you to ask questions and learn about the Centennial Community. Kids are welcome, please RSVP to Shannon Cruwys – cruwysx3@msn.com or (720) 203-7000

Nov 15 9am Open House @ Centennial- 4665 Raliegh St Denver, 80212 Open house for prospective parents. Come tour Centennial, and discover what’s happening at our neighborhood Expeditionary Learning School.

Dec 7 11am Coffee Chat @ Tenn St Coffee– 4418 Tennyson St Denver, CO 80212 This is an informal chance for you to ask questions and learn about the Centennial Community. Please RSVP to Anna Hewson – photog914@yahoo.com or (303) 548-9051

Dec 11 4pm Open House @ Centennial– 4665 Raliegh St Denver, 80212 Open house for prospective parents. Come tour Centennial, and discover what’s happening at our neighborhood Expeditionary Learning School.

Jan 17 9am Open House @ Centennial– 4665 Raliegh St Denver, 80212 Open house for prospective parents. Come tour Centennial, and discover what’s happening at our neighborhood Expeditionary Learning School.

Centennial also offers personal tours, please call Stacy in the main office to schedule a tour. 720-424-8900

DPS Enrollment Guides are available now online.

Remember: You need to enroll using the SchoolChoice process for ECE 3 and ECE 4, even if Centennial is your DPS boundary home school.

Important Choice Enrollment dates:

  • December 16, 2013 – SchoolChoice Round One enrollment begins
  • January 31, 2014 – SchoolChoice Round One forms are due
  • March 2014 – Parents will be notified of their child’s school of enrollment
  • March 3, 2014 – SchoolChoice Round Two enrollment begins

 

 

“Students of the WoRLD”

Dear Parents,

What a great start to the school year we are having. It feels like we worked so hard preparing for this school year to start, it’s still hard sometimes to believe it really started. And now it’s already October!

There’s been so much positive energy in and around our school- it’s contagious. It’s great to see our returning students and families act as ambassadors for all the new students and families who have joined our school community. Our Centennial family continues to grow and we’re especially thrilled to welcome our new ECE-3 year old program to our building.

While visiting classrooms this fall, we’ve watched our teachers talking with students about our school’s Habits of Scholarship and how they can become “Students of the WoRLD.” Students of the WoRLD are ones who have Wonder, show Respect, act Responsibly, and demonstrate Leadership and Determination. Take a few minutes at home to talk about how your students can demonstrate the Habits of Scholarship with your family at home.

Sincerely,

Laura Munro, Principal

Sharon Jones, Principal Resident

 

Collaborative School Committee

Every school within DPS must have a collaborative school committee (CSC) in place. The CSC brings together staff, parents, students and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within the school.
Being part of the CSC is an exciting way to be involved in our school community, not to mention, to participate in the education of all our students. Our school is working towards great goals this year and we believe that by working together, we can achieve them!
This year we have 3 parent representative openings on our CSC. Centennial’s CSC meets the last Monday of every month from 5:30-7pm.
If you are interested in your name being placed on the ballot for one of the openings, please fill out the nomination form sent home in Thursday Folders and return it to the main office no later than the end of school on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013.
If you would like more information concerning the CSC before making a decision, please feel free to contact Laura Munro, principal, or Sharon Jones, Principal Resident at 720-424-8900.
We encourage you to participate in this great work.

Thank You,
Laura Munro
Sharon Jones

Nominations Due: October 9th
Ballots Due: October 16th
Results Announced: October 17th