Collaborative School Committee

Every school within DPS must have a collaborative school committee (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.
Being part of the CSC is an exciting way to be involved in our school community, not to mention, to participate in the education of all our students. Our school is working towards great goals this year and we believe that by working together, we can achieve them!
This year we have 3 parent representative openings on our CSC. Centennial’s CSC meets the last Monday of every month from 5:30-7pm.
If you are interested in your name being placed on the ballot for one of the openings, please fill out the nomination form sent home in Thursday Folders and return it to the main office no later than the end of school on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013.
If you would like more information concerning the CSC before making a decision, please feel free to contact Laura Munro, principal, or Sharon Jones, Principal Resident at 720-424-8900.
We encourage you to participate in this great work.

Thank You,
Laura Munro
Sharon Jones

Nominations Due: October 9th
Ballots Due: October 16th
Results Announced: October 17th

Volunteer Orientation at Centennial

If you are planning to volunteer at school or in your child’s classroom this year, please fill out the DPS Volunteer Application (stop by the front office to pick one up) and attend a Volunteer Orientation. Here is a schedule of upcoming Orientations- please plan to attend one before you begin volunteering. Let us know you’ll be there –

Tuesday October 8th 8:15-9:15am

Thursday October 24th 6-7pm

Back To School Night

It’s time for parents to come into our classrooms and discover what our Crew has been exploring. Please join us on Thursday, September 26th at 6pm. This is a great opportunity to hear from your child’s teachers, explore the classroom, and ask questions.

There will be two sessions.

Session #1 6-6:40pm

Session #2 6:50-7:30pm

Please stay for Movie Night hosted by the PTA. Bring blankets and meet on the soccer field after Back to School Night. There will be popsicle treats and lots of fun.

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year.

We have made it through a great first week of school. The halls and classrooms are bustling with students eager to learn and grow. I am pleased to report they are already demonstrating many of the habits of scholarship we have adopted at Centennial. As a school for expeditionary learning those habits include respect, responsibility, leadership and wonder.

I am thrilled as we begin this new year of transformation. The teachers, staff and school leaders have been preparing for and planning a school that will help our students grow and take responsibility for their own learning. When you come to Centennial you can expect to see highly motivated and engaged students, who feel safe, respected and are pushed to achieve at high academic and behavioral standards. I look forward to working with you and your children as we begin this transformation.

This year I am participating in the DPS Learn to Lead Principal Residency program. This residency gives me an opportunity to grow as an instructional and professional leader. In addition to leadership development, I will work to support teachers in developing the high academic standards our students deserve.

It has been my pleasure to get to know our students and families over the past two years and I am committed to continuing those relationships as we move through the school year. It is my hope that this will be a year of wonder, transformation and joy for our students and families. I hope you will visit the school often and I look forward to seeing you.


Sharon Jones

Principal Resident

Centennial, A School for Expeditionary Learning


5000 New Books for Centennial

On August 28th Centennial will be receiving 5000 new books for our library. This generous gift is being made possible by KPMG and their Sponsorship of LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis. The challenge was, if Stacy Lewis won the British Open, then KPMG would donate 5000 books to Centennial’s library. And on August 4th, Stacy won the British Open which means 5000 new books for our library.

Back to School

Its time to start preparing for the 2013-14 school year.

Registration is at Centennial August 6,7 & 8, Noon-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, the Centennial Volunteer Program, and the Parent Portal, meet with PTA members and pick up your child’s 2013 School Supply Lists.

Please join us for the Popsicle Social on the school playground Friday, August 23rd from 4-6pm. This is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers and drop off school supplies.

We also have an evening Playdate/Bring Your Own Picnic Tuesday, August 20 at 5:00pm. The first PTA meeting of the year will follow the playdate at 6:30pm.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, I look forward to seeing everyone soon,

Laura Munro


Carnival and Silent Auction

Centennial’s Spring Carnival is this Thursday, May 16th, 3-6pm on the soccer field. We hope you can join us for this fun-filled afternoon.

Don’t forget to stop by our Silent Auction in the cafeteria.

This year we have over 150 items up for grabs, here is a sample of some of the fabulous items available…


  • Cheesecake Factory gift certificate
  • Elways Steakhouse gift certificate
  • 30+ baskets with various themes…chocolate, summer fun, baby basket, family night, etc.
  • Tickets to Adams Mystery Dinner Playhouse
  • Bandimere Speedway
  • Midair adventures
  • Sky Venture indoor skydiving
  • Sipping and Painting
  • Manitou and Pikes Peak railway tickets
  • History Colorado
  • Fox Theater tickets
  • Boulder Theatre tickets
  • downtown aquarium
  • swallow hill membership
  • Hudson gardens membership
  • American Furniture gift certificate
  • Apex Rec center punch pass
  • 2 nights lodging YMCA of the Rockies
  • Arvada Center tickets to remaining season shows
  • The Ridge at Castle Pines golf
  • Autographed Nuggets shirt
  • Tickets to Doyle and Debbie show etc

After School Fun for SPRING

Check out the Spring programming at Centennials’ Neighborhood Center. 4-H, 360 Art, Math and Muscles, Gardening, Photography, Chess and Homework Help. More Details on Centennial’s website. These programs are free: contact Ms Anne to sign up. 720-424-8956

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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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.