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

Upcoming events

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

Books and Breakfast in the classroom
Friday, March 4

Health and Wellness Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 10 – 4:00 p.m. in the library

Fore! Centennial Soireé 1st Annual Silent Auction
Saturday, March 12 – 6:30 p.m. Willis Case Golf Course

CSC Meeting
Monday, March 14 – 6:00 p.m. in the library

PTA meeting
Tuesday, March 15 – 6:00 p.m. in the library; childcare is provided

Community Coffee Talk
Friday, March 18 – 8:00 a.m.

Garden clean up
Friday, March 18 – 3:00 p.m.

Community Circle
Friday, March 25

Innovation Renewal Plan approved

The DPS Board of Education approved Centennial’s Innovation Renewal Plan at their meeting on Feb. 18th. Centennial initially received innovation status in 2013-2014.

Innovation status means Centennial has flexibility as a tool for school improvement – this flexibility allows us to fully implement the Expeditionary Learning curricula and structure. It also allows for flexibility to create our own school year calendar and school day. For example, this flexibility will allow us to revisit the length of our school day once our construction work is done. This flexibility also allows us to hold school for students on days when other schools may have a non-student contact day.

Upcoming Events

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

Books and Breakfast in the classroom
Friday, February 5

CSC Meeting
Monday, February 8 – 6:00 p.m. in the library

Health and Wellness Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 11 – 4:00 p.m. in the library

Denver Deep Dish Pizza fundraiser night
Thursday, February 11 – Denver Deep Dish Pizza, 1200 West 38th Ave

PTA meeting
Tuesday, February 16 – 6:00 p.m. in the library; childcare is provided

Family Night – focus on Literacy
Thursday, February 18 – 5:30 p.m.

Community Coffee Talk
Friday, February 19 – 8:00 a.m.

Community Circle
Friday, February 26

Student-led Conferences
Monday, February 29 – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

DPS School Choice starts January 5th

Important reminder for all ECE, 5th grade and Future families:

DPS School Choice starts today, January 5th. You can complete the forms online through the Parent Portal or stop by the office to pick up paper forms.

Completed forms must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., January 29th, 2016.

More information and links to the Parent Portal can be found on the DPS Choice and Enrollment Services site.

TIME Collaborative profile of Centennial’s extended learning time plan

Read the TIME Collaborative school profilea about Centennial’s expanded learning time model.

The TIME Collaborative is a partnership of the Ford Foundation, the National Center on Time & Learning, The Colorado Education Initiative, and the Colorado Department of Education to help three school districts and 12 schools rethink the role time plays in their learning environments.

City Year Count Day Spirit Week 9/28 – 10/1

COUNT DAY SPIRIT WEEK! City Year wants to see all your CREW spirit!
Monday, September 28th – Thursday, October 1st

Count Day Flyer

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Join our Mailing List

Click here to join our Thursday Folder Weekly Updates mailing list.

In an attempt to save paper and increase communication, we are now emailing you important weekly updates.

By emailing out these flyers, we can save 1000’s of sheets of paper every week.

Please signup in the main Office by providing your email address and Student Crew information.

Or click on this link and hit the JOIN OUR MAILING LIST button

You can view current and past Thursday Folder emails online.

Paper copies of all flyers are always available in the main office.

Helpful Information for Starting the School Year

Parking: Drop Off and Pick Up

We encourage families to park at the large mortuary parking lots at the corner of Tennyson and 46th. They have given us permission to do so. It can be accessed from either Tennyson or 46th. You can then enter through the playground entrances. If you choose to park on the street, know that it gets very congested and on street cleaning days, tickets are issued. (See signs for dates.) Please do not block neighbors’ driveways, or park in handicapped spaces. Our Centennial families need to use them. Bikes are welcome! A bike rack is located by the staff parking lot on 47th (close to the cafeteria).

Arrival: The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. for all students. Students should NOT arrive until 7:45am as no adult supervision is provided on the grounds before this time. Children are NOT permitted in the building before the beginning of school, as teachers are busy preparing the day’s lessons. Students are required to report directly to the playgrounds, where they are supervised by staff from 7:45am until 8:00 a.m. At 8:00am, students will be asked to line up at their classroom doors.

Entering Classrooms

Take children to their specific classroom. Each classroom has an outside door. All ECE parents/guardians are required to sign their students in and out every day. Some teachers encourage families to read books while students eat breakfast in the classroom. Most teachers also ask for an initial period of time at the beginning of school in which parents are not in the classroom as it is disruptive to the students’ adjustment. Teachers welcome parents/guardians to volunteer in the classroom throughout the day, however all adults need to complete a volunteer form, which includes a background check and go to a short volunteer orientation first.

Students are expected to arrive at school on time. Late arrival is an interruption to those already engaged in learning activities and results in a loss of instruction time for the tardy student. Students arriving after 8:05 a.m. must report to the office before going to class.

Adults on Campus

Your child’s safety is our number one concern. With that in mind, any non-staff adult on campus must sign in at the office and wear a volunteer nametag or a visitor badge. Whether you are coming to volunteer for several hours or are just dropping off a lunch, please remember to come to the office first. The nametag serves as a visual ID that lets any staff member know immediately who belongs in the school and it also reinforces our monitoring of people on our campus. All parents must adhere to this rule. Parents will not be permitted to enter the class during regular school hours via the outside classroom doors.

For more information you can access the Family Handbook on our website