Free Spring Break activities at Denver Parks and Rec

Denver Parks and Recreation is launching new FREE memberships for all DPS students K-12 and youth that are Denver residents but don’t attend DPS schools beginning Monday, March 25th. Every center will be hosting spring break activities for kids from 12-4 every day including lunches and/or snack. Also, spring sports including volleyball, soccer, and flag football are starting and many centers have art classes for kids ages 6-12. Some places have specialty youth fitness, boxing, dance and great new events like family painting night at Scheitler on Friday the 29th.

 

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Coffee with the Principal

Come have coffee with the principal every Wednesday morning from 8-9. Grab a cup of joe, a donut and talk with school leadership about what’s on your mind. Hope to see you in the school lobby.

More to Discover about Expeditionary Learning

Expeditionary Learning is coming to Centennial starting in the 2013-14 academic year. To learn more about EL please check out these informative videos.

Neighborhood Center

Check out the fun before and after school activities the Centennial Neighborhood Center is offering this spring. More info on the Centennial website. Sign up for Happy Feet Running Club, Math and Muscles and Cooking Matters. Questions? Call Anne 720-424-8956

ECE 3: School Choice

Because ECE3 at Centennial was not an active program when the School Choice forms went out in December, the choice of ECE 3 at Centennial wasn’t included in the first round lottery process that concluded March 1st. However, they do have all the received applications in their system and will be holding a separate lottery just for ECE 3 at Centennial towards the end of this month. Look for letters with the results by April. Call DPS Choice and Enrollment Services 720-424-2639 if you have questions.

Redesign Update

Following last week’s Board of Education meeting, there have been many questions about where we are in the redesign process. I want to assure you that the plan is continuing as approved. The Board of Education has not taken any action to reverse its previous approval of our redesign, and we have the full support of DPS leadership. I remain as confident and committed as ever to bringing into reality the vision that our CSC and school leadership developed over the past several months for the new Centennial School.

-Laura Munro, Centennial Principal

Community Meeting about Centennial’s redesign

Do you have an opinion either way about the redesign currently happening at Centennial? Some parents are inviting ALL members of the community to share their thoughts. Saturday morning, 8:30am, at Zook’s, 3156 W 38th Ave Denver, Co, CO 80211.

CSC Meeting

Just a quick reminder that our next CSC meeting will be on Monday, February 25th in the school library. Here’s what’s on the agenda for the meeting:

CSC Agenda 2/ 25 /13

1. Welcome and introductions – 5 minutes

2. Process and progress update from Laura – 30 minutes

3. Budget finalization and signoff – 30 minutes

4. Bell Time Conversation

5. Other

a. BRUN update from Anna H

What Expeditionary Learning looks like…

If you missed the community meeting last week, please take a moment to click on this short video about the EL model which challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school.

Expeditionary Learning at Centennial

Do you want to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning Model? As part of the Redesign Process, Centennial is exploring the possibility of partnering with Expeditionary Learning to implement an EL model in grades ECE-5 starting with the 2013-14 school year. Come engage in an interactive presentation to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning model, the core practices and how this model will benefit Centennial students. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6-7:30 pm. Please RSVP 720-424-8900 CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED