Archives for April 2016

Upcoming events

Can you believe May is already here? Lots going on to end the school year! Upcoming events include:

Crew picture day
Tuesday, May 3

PTA meeting
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 p.m. in the library

Books and Breakfast in the classroom
Friday, May 6

Celebration of Learning – ECE – 4th grade crews
Thursday, May 12 – 5:30 – 7:00pm

Field Day
Friday, May 13

PTA meeting
Tuesday, May 17 – 6:00 p.m. in the library; childcare is provided

Health and Wellness Committee meeting
Thursday, May 19 – 4:00 p.m. on the playground

Celebration of Learning – MIS and 5th grade crews
Thursday, May 19 – 5:30 – 7:00pm

Community Coffee Talk
Friday, May 20 – 8:00 a.m.

Spring Carnival – 3:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20

CSC meeting
Monday, May 23 – 6:00 p.m. in the library

ECE continuation – Robyn’s Crew
Monday May 23rd – 3:00 p.m.

Community Circle hosted by our 5th grade crew
Wednesday May 25th – 9:45 a.m.

ECE continuation – Kaitlin’s Crew
Wednesday May 25th – 10:30 a.m.

ECE continuation -Michelle’s Crew
Wednesday May 25th – 2:30 p.m.

ECE continuation -Kristine’s Crew
Thursday May 26th – 10:30 a.m.

5th Grade Continuation
Thursday, May 26 – 9:00 a.m.

Last Day of School, Thursday May 26th
All School Picnic on the South Playground 11:15 a.m. – noon
Count down to summer – 11:59 a.m.
School’s out at noon


Because of the construction project at Centennial this upcoming summer, including the closing in of our open classrooms, we will have an extended summer break this year.

Our last day of school is May 26 2016 and we plan on returning to the classroom Sept 8 2016.

Please plan your summer break to accommodate these extra weeks off of school.

For more information please visit our Construction page

PTA welcome to new families, information for returning families

Welcome to Centennial Elementary School!

On behalf of the PTA, I would like to welcome you to Centennial Elementary. We are excited about a new year and new opportunities for kids and families in our community! Please be sure to visit our website at and ‘Like’ us on Facebook at to learn about all the exciting events happening at school.

We have some great ways for you to get involved and we would love to have your support in any way you can offer it to our school. Please let us know if you would like to help. Before school starts in September, we hope you will join us for some of these events:

  • PTA- Third Tuesday of each month at 6pm at school – Parent Teacher Association meetings are open to all. Come to hear school news from the principal, updates on school happenings, plan fundraising and other events, and discuss other pertinent topics related to the community and Centennial.
  • CENTENNIAL SPRING CARNIVAL – MAY 20th 4-6pm – Come join the fun! Contact to purchase tickets.
  • SUMMER PLAY – Come and play in the park and meet some new faces! Mark your calendar for the summer. We will meet at the Scheitler (Seamonster) park unless the Centennial playground is open during construction. Please check the Facebook page to confirm location:

      June 17th – Friday morning at 10am
      July 27th – Wednesday at 5pm (bring a blanket and a picnic dinner)
      August 6th – Saturday at 10am
      Aug 21th – Sunday at 4pm

Centennial is going through a big renovation project this summer, which means that we have an extra long summer. Please note these dates for the end of the summer:

  • REGISTRATION – Every child attending Centennial needs to register. Register on Parent Portal ( If you are unable to register on parent portal, registration at the school is September 1st and 2nd 11-6pm.
  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – September 7th 4-6pm – Come tour the newly remodeled school, drop off your school supplies, and join other parents in your crew to talk with your teacher about Expeditionary Learning and what to expect during the year.
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Thursday, September 8th 8am-3:45pm

Shannon Cruwys
PTA President 2014-2015
Filed Under: Blog, Uncategorized

Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey

Every year DPS asks for your input regarding our school. The Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey is designed to measure how well Centennial is reaching out to involve parents, the quality of family-school relationships, and your perceptions of the school environment.

Completing this survey is optional BUT, parent feedback is important and the participation of this survey directly affects our School Performance Framework.

Parent Satisfaction is a critical part of our school’s SPF rating. The SPF (School Performance Framework) is a comprehensive system to help schools focus on strengths and areas for targeted improvement. A wide range of measures are used to calculate ratings of how well each school supports student growth and achievement, and how well it serves students and families.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out the survey and return it to the front office. Simply returning the form benefits Centennial, regardless of your answers which remain anonymous. Our parent response rate is just as important as the responses provided.

Just to make things more exciting, every student whose family or guardian returns a completed survey will receive an amazing invisible ink pen.

Only 1 survey needs to be filled in per family, every student in that family will receive a free pen.

What you need to do:

  • Find the Survey sent home with your oldest student, (or pick up a copy in the front office)
  • Fill out the survey, (only 1 survey needed per family)
  • Return the survey to the front office
  • Pick up you invisible ink pens

Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion about how things are going at Centennial. And thank you for all you do for our Crew!

Upcoming events

There are many ways to get involved at Centennial! Upcoming events include:

Books and Breakfast in the classroom
Friday, April 8

Community Circle
Friday, April 8 – 2:45 p.m. (rescheduled from March due to snow days)

Parenting Safe Children workshop
Saturday, April 9 – 1:00 p.m.

PTA meeting
Tuesday, April 19 – 6:00 p.m. in the library; childcare is provided

Community Coffee Talk
Wednesday, April 20 – 8:00 a.m.

Community Circle
Friday, April 29