Open house and school tour dates

Centennial will be hosting open house and school tours on:

November 30, 2018 – 2:30 PM

December 7, 2018 – 2:00 PM

December 14, 2018 – 9:00 AM

January 11,2019 – 9:00 AM

Please check in at the front office.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Centennial and Expeditionary Learning, as well as meet with our Principal, Laura Munro. Each Open House will start with a 1/2 hour Q&A session, followed by a tour of the school.

The first round of choice for the 2019/2020 school year will be open January 15, 2019 until February 15, 2019. More information is available through DPS Choice & Enrollment.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in November:

Thursday, November 1
Family Movie Night with a screening of Coco
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., South playground (weather permitting) or in the auditorium

Friday, November 2
NO SCHOOL – Student led conferences

Sunday, October 4
Garden winter clean up, 10:00 a.m.
Come by and lend a hand with putting the garden beds to rest for the winter.

Friday, November 9
1st Friday Books and Breakfast – in the classroom; families are encouraged to join their students for breakfast and reading.

Monday, November 12
Health & Wellness committee – 4pm, room 137

Wednesday, November 14
Diversity & Inclusivity committee – 4pm in the library

Thursday, November 15
Thanksgiving luncheon – see lunch schedule
Purchase tickets in advance in the front office – $5 adults, $3 kids.

ELA-PAC meeting
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the library
Please join our first ELA Parent Advisory Committee meeting of the school year! For families of ELLs.

Centennial Family Night – Raising Media Smart Kids
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
5:30 – 6:20pm Soup, Stew and Chili Family Potluck: Please bring a favorite to share
6:20 – 6:30 Transition (Adults to Library, Kids to Gym)
6:30-7:30 Kids will engage in activities in the gym
Adults will engage in this presentation by Brian Dino, DPS Education technology Coordinator:
Raising Media Smart Kids : Tips on Managing Family Media Use & Internet Safety

Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 25
NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving break

Tuesday, November 27
PTA meeting
6:30 p.m. in the library – childcare is available in the gym!

Wednesday, November 28
Community Circle
8:30 – 9am grades 2-5, 9:15 – 9:45am ECE- 1st; in the auditorium

Friday, November 30
Open house and school tour, 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the library

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in October:

Wednesday, October 3
COUNT DAY – October 3rd is the official Colorado Count day. Each student will receive a prize for attending school on this very important day.

Thursday, October 4
Volunteer training, 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Friday, October 5
1st Friday Books and Breakfast – in the classroom; families are encouraged to join their students for breakfast and reading.

Monday, October 8
Health & Wellness committee – 4pm, room 137

Monday, October 15
Volunteer training, 3:15 – 3:45

Tuesday, October 16
Collaborative School Committee (CSC) meeting and PTA meeting.
Childcare is available for the PTA meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17
Diversity & Inclusivity committee – 4pm in the library

Friday, October 19
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.

Picture day retakes – auditorium

Monday, October 23
NO SCHOOL – Non-student contact day

Tuesday, October 24
NO SCHOOL – Non-student contact day

Tuesday, October 30
Community Circle
8:30 – 9am grades 2-5, 9:15 – 9:45am ECE- 1st; in the auditorium

Upcoming events

Back to school news you can use – upcoming events and dates to be aware of in late-August and September:

Friday, August 31st
School Picture Day

Monday, September 3
NO SCHOOL – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4
NO SCHOOL – ECE ONLY

Friday, September 7
1st Friday Books and Breakfast – in the classroom; families are encouraged to join their students for breakfast and reading

Monday, September 17
Community Circle
Watch weekly email update for start time; in the auditorium

Tuesday, September 18
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!

Thursday, September 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, September 24
NO SCHOOL – Non-student contact/teacher planning day

Wednesday, September 26
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the library

Upcoming events

It’s May madness! There is a lot coming up as we head into the end of the school year.

Wednesday, May 2nd
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. in room 137

Free Family Night with Miss Michelle, Denver Museum of Nature and Science – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Explore the newest exhibit: Creatures of Light with Miss Michelle, the event is completely free for all Centennial students and their families. Please RSVP to McDonaldT@si.edu.

Thursday, May 3rd
Community Circle, 3:00 p.m. – hosted by 4th grade

Annual Centennial Spring Carnival, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets online (please make sure to add your child’s name to the notes section) OR bring check, cash or credit card to the front office.

Friday, May 4th
NO SCHOOL – Teacher planning day

Thursday, May 10th
Celebration of Learning, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 11th
Books & Breakfast – in the classroom, after drop off

Field Day
ECE – 1st grade: 9:45 – 11:05 a.m.
2nd – 5th grade: 1:45 – 3:35 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22nd
PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the library

Thursday, May 24th
Community Circle

Monday, May 28th
NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Thursday, May 31st
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – this is a FULL DAY
Continuation 9:00 a.m.

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Dear Centennial Crew,

It’s time again for the annual Parent Satisfaction Survey. Surveys wwent home with your student today (April 4th) in a self-addressed, pre-paid envelope. The Parent Satisfaction Survey asks parents and guardians of students in Denver Public Schools to reflect on their experience with their students’ school. Results from the parent survey are reported back to schools in the summer, and are included in schools’ School Performance Framework. We are hoping for
100% participation on the survey. Students will be awarded a magic pen when their family completes the survey. Students can return their completed survey to the office to collect their magic pen.

Thanks!

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in April:

Monday, April 2nd – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 4th
Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. in room 137

Thursday, April 5th – Family Night
Family Night Flyer – English
Family Night Flyer – Spanish

Friday, April 6th
Books & Breakfast – in the classroom, after drop off

Monday, April 9th – CMAS testing begins
Family letter about CMAS testing
CMAS calendar

Wednesday, April 11th
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Tuesday, April 17th
CSC meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the library
PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the library

Friday, April 20th*
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 8:00 a.m. in the cafeteria
Centennial is a great school because of our volunteers, THANK YOU!
*Today’s Community Coffee Chat is cancelled due to the breakfast

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CLASSES CANCELLED FOR DPS
Community Circle has been rescheduled to May 3rd at 3:00 p.m.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in March:

Friday, March 2nd – NO SCHOOL
Student-Led Conferences

Thursday, March 1st
Centennial Singers concert at North High School, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7th
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. in room 137

Friday, March 9th
Books & Breakfast – in the classroom, after drop off

Saturday, March 10th – 3rd Annual Centennial Soirée
Tickets available here: https://squareup.com/store/centennial-elementary

Thursday, March 15th
Aladdin – 5th grade musical, 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, March 16th
NO SCHOOL – ECE ONLY!

Tuesday, March 20th
Community Circle

PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the library

Thursday, March 22nd
Spring Art & Music show, 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, March 23rd
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, March 26th – Friday, March 30th
NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of in February:

Thursday, February 1st – Round One of School Choice for 2018-19 opens

Friday, February 2nd – NO SCHOOL
Teacher planning day

Tuesday, February 6th
Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Meeting, 5:30 p.m. – The meeting date is moved up to accommodate the district budget/staffing development timelines.

Wednesday, February 7th
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee, 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Health & Wellness Committee, 4:00 p.m. in room 137

Friday, February 9th
Books & Breakfast – in the classroom, after drop off

Monday, February 19th – NO SCHOOL
President’s Day

Tuesday, February 20th – NO SCHOOL
Dismissal Day camp is available – Register here

PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the library

Friday, February 23rd
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, February 26th
Community Circle, 1:30 p.m. hosted by our 1st Grade Crew

Dine out for Centennial at Denver Deep Dish, 1200 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Make sure to mention Centennial, a portion of the evening’s sales will benefit Centennial’s PTA.

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 31st, 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.