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Bienvenidos and Welcome to Centennial Elementary! We invite you to be a part of our growing community! Centennial PTA welcomes you in our commitment to support our teachers and students in achieving success in a diverse and healthy environment. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved and help out our school. From volunteering in the classrooms or our library to fundraising or working in our community garden, we would appreciate any amount of time that you would like to give.

The mission of the PTA of Centennial Elementary is:

PTA meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Virtual (for now)

We welcome you to attend our PTA meetings once a month.  The purpose of our meetings is to hear school news from our principal, update everyone on the happenings of the school, plan fundraising and other events, and discuss other pertinent topics related to the community and Centennial. Child care is provided if meeting is held in person.

We will continue to conduct virtual PTA meetings to start the 21/22 school year. Starting in September, we will resume our normal start at 6:30 p.m. Please join us 5-10 minutes early to check-in and ask any Zoom protocol questions you have.

Centennial PTA Meeting

Zoom Meeting information in monthly Centennial PTA Crew Newsletter

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PTA Contacts 2021-2022

*See available PTA committee vacancies and volunteer at centennial.family@gmail.com

Officers

Committee Leads and Coordinators

Health & Wellness

Fundraising – VACANT

Teacher Appreciation

Diversity and Inclusivity

Membership

Reflections

Garden

Budget

Communication Team (Thursday Folder, Website, Calendar, Facebook, Marquee)

Room Parent Coordinator

Carnival Coordinator

School Supply Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator – VACANT

Legislative Advocate – VACANT

PTA Meeting Minutes

2020-21

2019-20

PTA meeting minutes archive


Diversity & Inclusivity Committee
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The mission of the Diversity & Inclusivity Committee is to foster the growth and participation of underrepresented* populations at our school, and to build awareness through education in order to accept and appreciate all members in our community. *These differences and similarities include age, ethnicity, language and culture, economic status, educational background, gender, geographic location, housing status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position and tenure, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, body shape and size, immigration status, indigenous heritage, and work experience.

La meta de la Comité de la diversidad y la inclusión es promover el crecimiento y la participación de la gente bajo-representada* en nuestra escuela, y levantar la conciencia, a través de la educación, para aceptar y valorar todo el socio de nuestra comunidad. *Estas diferencias y semejanzas incluyen la edad, la etnia, el lenguaje y la cultura, el estado económico, la experiencia educacional, el género, el lugar geográfico, el estado de alojamiento, el estado civil, la capacidad mental, la nacionalidad, la posición organizativa y antigüedad, el estado paterno, la capacidad física, la filosofía política, la raza, la religión, la orientación sexual, la forma y el tamaño del cuerpo, estado de inmigración, herencia indígena, y la experiencia de trabajo.

Next meeting: TBD
(We will always have a Spanish speaking person present at our meetings who can translate.)

A characteristic of a school that subscribes to inclusive excellence is an appreciation for dates and events that are important to a wide range of cultures and religions. Below is a listing of events to serve as a resource for all and a tool for those planning events. Please share any widely-recognized cultural or religious observances you would like to be included on this calendar.

Resources:

Questions? Email the committee co-chairs:
Greg Hatayama greg.hatayama@gmail.com
Tracier Gray

Health, Wellness and Safety Committee

The Health, Wellness and Safety Committee, a committee of the PTA, works to promote the well being of our students and their families, at school and at home. We aim to give kids the tools to make healthy choices around their food and activities. We are looking for Centennial family members to join us to learn about what we have in store for the year and help us create new ideas.

Past activities of the committee include providing healthy snacks at school events, sponsoring the Parenting Safe Children workshop, sponsoring a Food Play theatrical production (nutrition education) for all students, and providing teachers with Brain Break Fit Stick cups to use in the classroom. The committee was also awarded an Action For Healthy Kids Wellness Kit grant, to offer taste testing of healthy foods for students.

Check out wellness resources for families.

Questions? Email the committee co-chairs:
Eric Lyche elyche@hotmail.com
Maya Strausberg mkstrausberg@gmail.com.

Everyone is welcome!

Teacher Appreciation Committee
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At Centennial we have the most amazing teachers and staff! The Teacher Appreciation Committee is dedicated to showing them how much Centennial families appreciate them.  We set up breakfast and luncheons, put together creative gifts and facilitate many ways for the Centennial Community to show our teachers and staff our gratitude.  Join us if you’re passionate about making our teachers and staff feel appreciated!

We are always looking for new volunteers and would love to have your help!  This could be as little or as large of  a time commitment as you like. All are welcome.

Contact Committee co-chairs:
AmyJagunich and Kim Bontje at: teacherappreciationcentennial@gmail.com

Room Parents

2021-2022 Room Parents

Be sure to meet your room parent! Room parents are working hard to aid communication and support the teachers at Centennial. Please let them know if you’re able to help in the classroom or from home, are able to join in Field Work, or just want to get together for a playdate outside of school.

Interested in serving as a room parent? Please contact Mary Stessmann, Room Parent Coordinator.

“Crew” Online Store

Show your School Spirit

The PTA has items for you to purchase and show that you are part of the CREW.

Order items online then pick them up at the main office. Please allow 24 hours for your order to be processed.

Any questions or comments: centennial.family@gmail.com

PTA Fundraising

There are many easy ways to help earn money for Centennial!

This year, the Centennial PTA is introducing a brand-new way to raise money for our school. It’s easier, more inclusive, and more effective at helping us achieve our financial goals. We’ll be able to expand our events and activities to focus on building community, spreading school spirit, and celebrating our accomplishments. We hope you’ll find this new option more accessible and easier to support—at whatever level your family feels comfortable.

Here’s how it works: You contribute a monthly donation of $20, $40, $60 or more every month of the school year. A donation of $40 per month for the entire school year is only $360 in 9 easy installments. Do less if you like–do more if you can.

Whatever amount you choose will be charged to your credit/debit card every month until the end of the 21/22 school year (June). To give, visit the website and select the orange “Donate” button.

Amazon Smile

You can also support Centennial’s PTA when you shop on Amazon, any time of year!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select “Centennial Elementary PTA” as your charitable organization and our PTA will receive donations from eligible purchases.