Open House and School Tours

Open House

Prospective families are welcome to learn more about Centennial and Expeditionary Learning at the following Open Houses:

  • December 15th, 9:00 a.m.
  • January 12th, 2:00 p.m.
  • January 19th, 9:30 a.m.
  • January 30th, 1:30 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to meet with our Principal, Laura Munro, and/or our Assistant Principal, Jayson Thomas. Each Open House will start with a 1/2 hour Q&A session, followed by a tour of the school.

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, ECE 3 will be be a full day program (8:00 am – 3:45 pm).

School Tours

If you are unable to attend one of these Open Houses, please call Stacy (720) 424-8900 to schedule a tour.

SchoolChoice dates

February 1, 2018: Round One of SchoolChoice for 2018-19 opens
February 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.: Round One SchoolChoice forms are due
Letters and emails notifying families of their school placement will be sent in early April, 2018.

More information is available through DPS Choice and Enrollment Services.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in January:

January 1st – 5th
NO SCHOOL

January 2nd
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. for Neighborhood Center clubs. Session C begins January 16th. More information available here: http://centennial.dpsk12.org/neighborhood-center/

Wednesday, January 10th
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, January 11th
Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. in room 137

Friday, January 12th
Books & Breakfast – in the classroom, after drop off

Open house and school tour for prospective families, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Monday, January 15th
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16th
Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Both meetings are in the library.

Friday, January 19th
Community coffee chat 8:15 a.m.
Get highlights from the CSC and PTA meetings as well as visit with the school administration. Meet after drop-off in the school cafeteria.

Open house and school tour for prospective families, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 25th
Mom UP! Project, 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St #135, Aurora, CO 80010
$8 from every ticket will be donated back to the school of each attendee’s choice. Buy your tickets and type in “CENTENNIAL EXPEDITIONARY” as your school. This event will have something for everybody: pop up shops, guest speakers and demos, pop up restaurants and swag bags loaded with offers/samples for every attendee.

Tuesday, January 30th
Community Circle, 3:00pm hosted by ECE and MIS crews.

Open house and school tour for prospective families, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in December:

Friday, December 1st
First Friday Books and Breakfast – in the classroom after drop off

Wednesday, December 6th
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, December 7th
Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. in room 137

Thursday, December 14th
Winter Music and Art Program, 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, December 15th
Open house and school tour for prospective families, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 19
PTA Meeting – join us for a social hour at Local 46 (46th & Tennyson), 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 21st

  • Community coffee chat 8:15 a.m.
    Get highlights from the CSC and PTA meetings as well as visit with the school administration. Meet after drop-off in the school cafeteria.
  • Community Circle, 10:00 in the auditorium.
    Third grade will lead this month.

December 22nd – January 7th
NO SCHOOL – Winter Break
Discovery Camp will be available at Centennial on December 26th – 27th and January 2nd – 5th. More information and links to sign up are here: http://discoverylink.dpsk12.org/camps-and-dismissal-days/. Questions? Contact Ms. Anne anne_heerdt@dpsk12.org

Upcoming Events – November

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in October:

Friday, November 3rd
NO SCHOOL – Student led conferences
Register here for Dismissal Day Camp, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Ms. Anne anne_heerdt@dpsk12.org.

Monday, November 6
No School – ECE ONLY!

Tuesday, November 7
Dine out for Centennial at Pizzeria Locale – 3484 W 32nd Ave
A portion of the evening’s proceeds will support Centennial’s PTA.
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, November 9
Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet on the south playground by the big trees. If weather doesn’t allow for meeting outside, the meeting will be in room 137.

Tuesday, November 14

Thursday, November 16

  • Community coffee chat 8:15 a.m.
    Get highlights from the CSC and PTA meetings as well as visit with the school administration. Meet after drop-off in the school cafeteria.
  • School meal nutrition information session, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Join us in the cafeteria for an information session for families with Sandy Grady, DPS manager. Come and learn about our school’s healthy and delicious breakfast and lunches!
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon
    Please confirm with teachers what time your students crew is scheduled to eat lunch.

Friday, November 17
NO SCHOOL
Non student contact day/teacher planning/assessment

Monday, November 20 – Friday, November 24
NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving break

Wednesday, November 29
Community Circle, auditorium

Thursday, November 30
Family Night, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program
Parents/guardians meet in the library, there will be activities offered for students in the gym and cafeteria.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in October:

Monday, October 2
October Count Day
October Count is the official student membership headcount for all Colorado public school districts. When students attend school on the official count day, the school receives an average of $7,200 in per pupil operating revenue. It is very important that you ensure your student comes to Centennial today!

Tuesday, October 3
Destination Imagination information meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Library

Wednesday, October 4

  • International Walk to School Day
  • Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library
  • Girl Scouts information and planning meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the Library

Friday, October 6

  • 1st Friday Books and Breakfast – in the classroom; families are encouraged to join their students for breakfast and reading
  • Catalog fundraiser kick off

Saturday, October 7
Horseshoe Market, 46th & Tennyson, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Centennial will have a booth at the market, selling water and buttons our students have made. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth.

Thursday, October 12
Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet on the south playground by the big trees. If weather doesn’t allow for meeting outside, the meeting will be in room 137.

Tuesday, October 17

Thursday, October 19
School picture retakes

Friday, October 20
Community coffee chat 8:15 a.m.
Get highlights from the CSC and PTA meetings as well as visit with the school administration. Meet after drop-off in the school cafeteria.

Monday, October 23

Tuesday, October 24
Centennial Singers fall concert, 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, October 26

  • NO SCHOOL – Non-student contact/teacher planning day
  • Outdoor Movie Night, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the playground

Friday, October 27
NO SCHOOL – Non-student contact/teacher planning day

Monday, October 30
4th Annual Pumpkin Eve fundraiser, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
4895 Osceola St., Denver, CO 80212

Tuesday, October 31
Halloween parade 3:15 p.m.

Get Connected with Centennial

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in September:

Friday, September 1
School Picture Day

Friday, September 1
1st Friday Books and Breakfast – in the classroom; families are encouraged to join their students for breakfast and reading

Monday, September 4
NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5
NO SCHOOL – ECE ONLY

Thursday, September 7
Dan Hanna – author visit for Kindergarten and 1st grades

Wednesday, September 13
Dine Out for Centennial – Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, 3698 W 44th Ave.
Mention Centennial and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our school! 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19
Collaborative School Committee (CSC) meeting and PTA Open House
Join us to learn more about the CSC and the PTA – and how you can get involved!

Friday, September 22
Denver North High School Homecoming Parade 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 25
Community coffee chat 8:15 a.m.
Get highlights from the CSC and PTA meetings as well as visit with the school administration. Meet after drop-off in the school cafeteria.

Monday, September 25
Community Circle
3:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, September 29
NO SCHOOL – Non-student contact/teacher planning day
Dismissal Day Camp available – sign up for camp

Get Involved at Centennial

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PTA welcome to new families, information for returning families

Welcome to Centennial Elementary School!

On behalf of the PTA, we 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 centennial.dpsk12.org and Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/CentennialEL 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 August, we hope you will join us for some of these events:

  • PTA Meetings – 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 5th 4-6pm – Come join the fun! Contact centennial.family@gmail.com to purchase tickets.
  • SUMMER PLAY – Come and play in the playground and meet some new faces! Mark your calendar for the summer.
    June 29 – Thursday at 10am
    July 22th – Saturday at 10am
    August 8th – Tuesday at 5pm (bring a blanket and a picnic dinner)
  • REGISTRATION – Every child attending Centennial needs to register. Register on Parent Portal (https://myportal.dpsk12.org) starting on July 17th. New families only do have the option of registering in person at the school on August 7th & 8th from 11am -6pm.

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is Monday, August 21st, 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

    Sincerely,
    The Centennial PTA
    centennial.family@gmail.com

Upcoming events

There’s still quite a bit happening before school is out for summer!

June 1st, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Celebration of Learning

June 2nd, Field Day
ECE-1st graders will have Field Day in the morning from 8:50 -10:50 a.m. (Stations start promptly at 9:00am) 2nd-5th graders will have Field Day in the afternoon from 1:40 – 3:35 p.m. (Stations start promptly at 1:45pm)

June 2nd, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Author visit for 3rd – 5th grades

June 8th, ECE Continuation

June 8th – Community Circle

June 9th – 5th grade Continuation
8:30 a.m.

June 9th – 12 noon dismissal
School is out for summer! Families are encouraged to join us for a school wide picnic on the playground at noon to kick off our summer vacation.