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.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of this month:

Wednesday, May 3
Author visit 2nd – 5th grade
Shannon Hale (author) and LuYen Pham (illustrator) will be talking to 2nd through 5th grade about her new book Real Friends.

Wednesday, May 3
Diversity & Inclusivity Committee 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4
May the Fourth Be With You!
Centennial will be having a Star Wars themed using our “force” for good day.

Thursday, May 4
Neighborhood Center Movie Night, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 5
1st Friday Books & Breakfast – after drop off in the classroom

Friday, May 5
Author visit – Jean Reidy will be presenting to ECE through 1st grade.

Friday, May 5
Centennial Community Spring Carnival, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 8
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – new families
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 10
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – new families
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 11
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – new families
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 16
PTA meeting 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Childcare is provided. Receive news from our principal, updates on the happenings of the school, help plan fundraising and other events, and discuss pertinent topics related to the community and Centennial. All are welcome!

Wednesday, May 17
Dine out for Centennial! 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, 3698 W 44th Ave. Mention Centennial and 25% of your purchase will be donated to our school!

Thursday, May 18
Health & Wellness Committee 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 18
Centennial Singers concert, 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Friday, May 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.

Thursday, May 25
Community Circle

Monday, May 29
NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Upcoming events

Spring has sprung! Upcoming events and dates to be aware of this month:

Monday, April 3
NO SCHOOL – Planning and Assessment Day

Wednesday, April 5
Diversity & Inclusion Committee 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7
1st Friday Books & Breakfast – after drop off in the classroom

Monday, April 10
CSC Meeting 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.
The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) meeting is an open meeting to enhance student achievement and school climate by engaging the school community in collaborative efforts supporting school and District’s goals. ALL are WELCOME!

Monday, April 17
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – current families
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18
PTA meeting 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Childcare is provided. Receive news from our principal, updates on the happenings of the school, help plan fundraising and other events, and discuss pertinent topics related to the community and Centennial. All are welcome!

Wednesday, April 19
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – current families
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 20
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – current families
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 20
Health & Wellness Committee 4:00 p.m.

Friday, April 21
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, April 24
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – current families
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26
Community Circle

Wednesday, April 26
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – current families
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27
Discovery Link Fall 2017 registration – current families
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 29
Totally Tennyson! 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Denver’s best street crawl benefiting our community schools! A fun 70′s/80′s/90′s themed event! Tickets are available online at http://www.totallytennyson.com/ – make sure to select Centennial when buying your tickets!

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of this month:

Neighborhood Center Movie Night
March 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register online https://goo.gl/forms/QMIyfrhSftniwS0m1 or see Ms. Anne.

1st Friday Books and Breakfast
March 3rd, in the classroom after drop off

Catalog fundraiser party – our inflatables party to celebrate our catalog fundraising success
March 3rd, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the gym

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
March 8th, after school in the library

Family Night – celebrating diversity and inclusivity
March 9th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Register here

FORE! Centennial Soireé – get your tickets now, they’re going fast!
March 11th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Willis Case Golf Course 4999 Vrain St.

Health & Wellness Committee
March 16th, after school in the library

No School for ECE students
March 17th

Community Circle
March 21st

PTA meeting – Receive news from our principal, updates on the happenings of the school, help plan fundraising and other events, and discuss pertinent topics related to the community and Centennial. All are welcome!
March 21st, 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Childcare is provided.

Class picture day
March 23rd

Community coffee chat
March 24th, in the cafeteria after morning drop-off

Spring break – NO SCHOOL
March 27 – March 31

Ms. Anne will be offering Discovery Day Camp, March 27th – March 30th.
The daily fee is $35.25 (required to pay for all 4 days). Morning and afternoon snack is provided, students should bring a lunch. For students who are not currently in Discovery Link there is a one-time $15 registration fee.
Sign up and further information is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/hvJrWLojjO1RfmiK2

Upcoming events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of this month:

Neighborhood Center Movie Night
February 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Register online https://goo.gl/forms/FZZKdTWgZ5ENyQ8a2 or see Ms. Anne.

NO SCHOOL – Planning and Assessment Day
February 3rd

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) meeting – Every school within Denver Public Schools must have a 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. All are welcome!
February 6th – 6 p.m. in the Library

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
February 8th, after school in the library

1st Friday Books and Breakfast
February 10th, in the classroom after drop off

Health & Wellness Committee
February 16th, after school in the library

NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
February 20th

PTA meeting – We welcome you to attend our monthly PTA meetings. Receive news from our principal, updates on the happenings of the school, help plan fundraising and other events, and discuss pertinent topics related to the community and Centennial. All are welcome!
February 21st, 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Childcare is provided.

NO SCHOOL – Student Led Conferences
February 24th

Community Circle
February 27th, 2:15 p.m. hosted by the MI-S crew

Dine out for Centennial – Denver Deep Dish, 1200 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
February 27th, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Community coffee chat is cancelled this month.

Attention ECE and 5th grade families

Round 1 of SchoolChoice for 2017-18 runs from January 5th to 4 p.m. on January 31st, 2017. Click HERE for more information on Round 1.

All ECE 3 and ECE 4 students are considered transitioning students and need to complete the school choice process, even if you intend on enrolling at Centennial for ECE 4 and Kindergarten.

All 5th grade students MUST participate in School Choice for 6th grade. Transitioning students in an enrollment zone or shared boundary who do not submit a SchoolChoice form will be assigned to a school based on space availability.

Upcoming events

Winter Break
December 22nd – January 4th

NO SCHOOL – Planning and Assessment Days
January 5th – 6th

School resumes Monday, January 9th!

CSC meeting
Monday, January 9th – 6 p.m. in the Library

1st Friday Books and Breakfast
January 13th, in the classroom after drop off

NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. day
January 16th

PTA meeting
January 17th, 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Childcare is provided.

Dine out for Centennial at GB Fish & Chips – 2175 Sheridan Blvd, Edgewater, CO
January 18th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dine at GB Fish & Chips (on Sheridan, across from Sloan’s Lake) and support Centennial’s PTA.

Diversity & Inclusivity Committee
January 18th, after school in the library.

Health & Wellness Committee
January 19th, after school – check for location

Community Coffee chat
January 20th, in the cafeteria after drop off

Community Circle
January 27th

End of semester parties and events

Dear Families,

As we approach the winter months, cultures all over the world will be celebrating many different holidays in various ways. This letter is coming to you with the hopes that you, as families, can take advantage of the educational opportunities afforded.

We ask that, as your crew celebrates the end of the semester, you prioritize encouraging the children to embrace the traditions of their own and others in our global and diverse society, keeping the celebration as neutral as possible. Many songs, celebrations, and decorations have no association with a particular holiday (think “snow”, for example). As a school that is diversifying more every year, we would like to celebrate the richness of the cultures represented and use the school as an opportunity to teach our children about this richness. Please don’t hesitate to contact us (info below) if you would like ideas for crafts, celebrations, songs, or general ideas.

In addition, if you are planning a gift for the teachers at this time of year, please consider calling it an end of semester gift, or simply a thank you gift, to avoid contributing it to any specific holiday.

Thank you for your understanding,
Perri Klein, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee of the PTA
Julie Eichler, PTA President
Laura Munro, Principal, Centennial Elementary

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events and dates to be aware of this month:

1st Friday Books and Breakfast
December 2nd, in the classroom after drop off

December 1st – 8th
Vision and Hearing screenings

December 12th – 16th
SPIRIT WEEK! Please dress up!
Monday 12/12 – Pajamas Day
Tuesday 12/13 – Crazy Hair and/or Hat Day
Wednesday 12/14 – Sports Team Day
Thursday 12/15 – Mixed Up/Backward Day
Friday 12/16 – Favorite Book or Movie Character Day

Winter Music Program
December 13th, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium
The 2nd and 3rd grade students and the Centennial Singers will be performing.

Diversity & Inclusivity Committee
December 14th, 3:50 p.m. after school pick-up in the library.

Dine out for Centennial at Chipotle – 32nd and Lowell
December 14th, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Centennial’s PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 3600 W 32nd Ave (corner of 32nd and Lowell) and tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Centennial Elementary PTA.

Health & Wellness Committee
December 15th, 4:00 p.m. – check for location

Centennial Singers Winter Caroling at Little Man Ice Cream
December 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Come and celebrate the holiday season with the Centennial Singers at Little Man Ice Cream (2620 16th St.).

PTA meeting
December 20th, 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Childcare is provided.

Community Circle
December 21st

Winter Break
December 22nd – January 4th

NO SCHOOL – Planning and Assessment Days
January 5th – 6th