Upcoming events

Can you believe May is already here? Lots going on to end the school year! Upcoming events include:

Crew picture day
Tuesday, May 3

PTA meeting
Tuesday, May 3 – 6:00 p.m. in the library

Books and Breakfast in the classroom
Friday, May 6

Celebration of Learning – ECE – 4th grade crews
Thursday, May 12 – 5:30 – 7:00pm

Field Day
Friday, May 13

PTA meeting
Tuesday, May 17 – 6:00 p.m. in the library; childcare is provided

Health and Wellness Committee meeting
Thursday, May 19 – 4:00 p.m. on the playground

Celebration of Learning – MIS and 5th grade crews
Thursday, May 19 – 5:30 – 7:00pm

Community Coffee Talk
Friday, May 20 – 8:00 a.m.

Spring Carnival – 3:45 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20

CSC meeting
Monday, May 23 – 6:00 p.m. in the library

ECE continuation – Robyn’s Crew
Monday May 23rd – 3:00 p.m.

Community Circle hosted by our 5th grade crew
Wednesday May 25th – 9:45 a.m.

ECE continuation – Kaitlin’s Crew
Wednesday May 25th – 10:30 a.m.

ECE continuation -Michelle’s Crew
Wednesday May 25th – 2:30 p.m.

ECE continuation -Kristine’s Crew
Thursday May 26th – 10:30 a.m.

5th Grade Continuation
Thursday, May 26 – 9:00 a.m.

Last Day of School, Thursday May 26th
All School Picnic on the South Playground 11:15 a.m. – noon
Count down to summer – 11:59 a.m.
School’s out at noon

ALERT: EXTENDED SUMMER BREAK

Because of the construction project at Centennial this upcoming summer, including the closing in of our open classrooms, we will have an extended summer break this year.

Our last day of school is May 26 2016 and we plan on returning to the classroom Sept 8 2016.

Please plan your summer break to accommodate these extra weeks off of school.

For more information please visit our Construction page

PTA welcome to new families, information for returning families

Welcome to Centennial Elementary School!

On behalf of the PTA, I 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 September, we hope you will join us for some of these events:

  • PTA- 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 20th 4-6pm – Come join the fun! Contact centennial.family@gmail.com to purchase tickets.
  • SUMMER PLAY – Come and play in the park and meet some new faces! Mark your calendar for the summer. We will meet at the Scheitler (Seamonster) park unless the Centennial playground is open during construction. Please check the Facebook page to confirm location:

      June 17th – Friday morning at 10am
      July 27th – Wednesday at 5pm (bring a blanket and a picnic dinner)
      August 6th – Saturday at 10am
      Aug 21th – Sunday at 4pm

Centennial is going through a big renovation project this summer, which means that we have an extra long summer. Please note these dates for the end of the summer:

  • REGISTRATION – Every child attending Centennial needs to register. Register on Parent Portal (https://myportal.dpsk12.org). If you are unable to register on parent portal, registration at the school is September 1st and 2nd 11-6pm.
  • BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT – September 7th 4-6pm – Come tour the newly remodeled school, drop off your school supplies, and join other parents in your crew to talk with your teacher about Expeditionary Learning and what to expect during the year.
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Thursday, September 8th 8am-3:45pm

Sincerely,
Shannon Cruwys
PTA President 2014-2015
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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

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

School Supply List

Click here for a printable version of the 2015-2016 School Supply List:

supply list page 1

 

supply list page 2

Registration, Online Verification, and Summer Playdates

Registration is at Centennial August 4, 5 and 6 12pm-6pm.

If your child is new to Centennial, remember to bring a birth certificate, immunization records, proof of address, and contact information. Please allow at least 30 minutes to fill out forms. You can find out your child’s teacher, sign up for the lunch programs, before/after school programs, the Centennial Volunteer Program, and the Parent Portal, meet with PTA members and pick up your child’s School Supply Lists.

 

Online Student Verification for fall 2015 registration will be available July 13th!

What does that mean?

You can complete your student’s annual enrollment verification online before registration, decreasing the amount of time you spend at the school, and in line! Please note, the online application verifies the information for all students in your household at once.

Follow the directions below to get started:

  • Log in to your Parent Portal account starting Monday, July 13th at https://myportal.dpsk12.org.
  • Click the “Online School Verification” tab on the left-hand side.
  • Follow the directions in the Portal to continue the online verification process.

Forms must be completed by August 16, 2015.

Note:

*Online Student Verification is a new option and is not required. As always, you are welcome to complete the process at your child’s school of enrollment as you have done in previous years.

For more information or questions about online student verification,

visit the School Choice website or call 720-423-3493.

 

Summer Playdates are a great way to meet other new and current families as we get to know each other whilst our kids play together on the Centennial playground.

  • Wednesday July 22 5:30pm
  • Sunday August 2nd 4pm
  • Saturday August 15th 10:00am

 

The 2015-16 school year begins Monday August 24th at 8am, until then…

Enjoy your Summer Vacation!

Summer Camp

Centennial and Skinner are running a Sports and STEM camp at Centennial this summer! There are still some spaces left to sign up before Monday. The sessions are from 8 am to 12:30 pm including a free breakfast and lunch. We start June 15th and go to July 2nd, then start again for the second session on July 13-30th. We would love to have your children ranging from 5 and entering Kindergarten to entering 8th grade.

 

Please call Anne at 720-666-1910, you can come to Centennial on Friday June 12th from 1-5. Please call Anne to get into the building.

 

summer camp