Get Connected with Centennial

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

 

 

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

Volunteer Orientation at Centennial

If you are planning to volunteer at school or in your child’s classroom this year, please fill out the DPS Volunteer Application (stop by the front office to pick one up) and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Here is a schedule of upcoming Orientations- please plan to attend one before you begin volunteering. Let us know you’ll be there – volunteercentennial@gmail.com

Tuesday October 8th 8:15-9:15am

Thursday October 24th 6-7pm

Back To School Night

It’s time for parents to come into our classrooms and discover what our Crew has been exploring. Please join us on Thursday, September 26th at 6pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from your child’s teachers, explore the classroom, and ask questions.

There will be two sessions.

Session #1 6-6:40pm

Session #2 6:50-7:30pm

Please stay for Movie Night hosted by the PTA. Bring blankets and meet on the soccer field after Back to School Night. There will be popsicle treats and lots of fun.

5000 New Books for Centennial

On August 28th Centennial will be receiving 5000 new books for our library. This generous gift is being made possible by KPMG and their Sponsorship of LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis. The challenge was, if Stacy Lewis won the British Open, then KPMG would donate 5000 books to Centennial’s library. And on August 4th, Stacy won the British Open which means 5000 new books for our library.

Important Summer Dates

As we near the end of the 2012-13 school year, mark your calenders for the following important events occurring over the summer vacation.

Summer Play- Come meet new families during the summer. We will meet on the playground.

  • June 13- @10am
  • June 25-@5:30pm
  • July 14-@ Noon (Bring a picnic lunch)
  • August 2-@9am
  • August 20-play @ 5pm, stay for the PTA meeting at 6:30pm

Registration- Receive a detailed First Day of School packet with information including bell times, class supply lists, cafeteria procedures, etc…

  • August 6, 7, & 8th 12-6pm

Meet and Greet Popsicle Social- Centennial’s welcome back event the week before school starts, where you can meet your new teachers, drop off supplies, and make sure all your questions are answered.

  • August 23 4-6pm
Have an exciting, safe summer and we hope to see you before school starts August 26th.

Parent Plus Program

 

Carnival and Silent Auction

Centennial’s Spring Carnival is this Thursday, May 16th, 3-6pm on the soccer field. We hope you can join us for this fun-filled afternoon.

Don’t forget to stop by our Silent Auction in the cafeteria.

This year we have over 150 items up for grabs, here is a sample of some of the fabulous items available…

 

  • Cheesecake Factory gift certificate
  • Elways Steakhouse gift certificate
  • 30+ baskets with various themes…chocolate, summer fun, baby basket, family night, etc.
  • Tickets to Adams Mystery Dinner Playhouse
  • Bandimere Speedway
  • Midair adventures
  • Sky Venture indoor skydiving
  • Sipping and Painting
  • Manitou and Pikes Peak railway tickets
  • History Colorado
  • Fox Theater tickets
  • Boulder Theatre tickets
  • downtown aquarium
  • swallow hill membership
  • Hudson gardens membership
  • American Furniture gift certificate
  • Apex Rec center punch pass
  • 2 nights lodging YMCA of the Rockies
  • Arvada Center tickets to remaining season shows
  • The Ridge at Castle Pines golf
  • Autographed Nuggets shirt
  • Tickets to Doyle and Debbie show etc

After School Fun for SPRING

Check out the Spring programming at Centennials’ Neighborhood Center. 4-H, 360 Art, Math and Muscles, Gardening, Photography, Chess and Homework Help. More Details on Centennial’s website. These programs are free: contact Ms Anne to sign up. 720-424-8956