Friday Flash October 13, 2017

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centerville elementary

Friday Flash   

Volume 23 Issue 6

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Message from the Principal....


Dear Centerville Families,

Special Thanks:

On behalf of all the students and staff at Centerville, we want to thank all families who have donated to the CPTA Direct Drive campaign that ends October 18th.  Teachers will be putting together funding requests for the CPTA meeting on November 14th.  Classroom amplification systems, iPads, playground equipment and the Art Adventure program are some of the past funding requests the CPTA has supported with your generous donations.


Our “book character” (formerly Halloween) parade for grades preK-4 will be at 2:15 on October 31st.  If weather permits we hope to extend the parade to the front sidewalk.

Final Notes:

Oct. 27th will be reviewing emergency planning procedures to better prepare everyone in case of a crisis or emergency.  We will be conducting a fire drill and review ALICE procedures.  Here is a link to our district website if you are interested in reading what will be shared with your child:


 Wayne Whitwam

Centerville Elementary Principal




Meet and Elementary Invite

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Art Adventure Volunteers Needed

 The Art Adventure program at Centerville Elementary is currently seeking volunteers.  We need “Picture People” to help present works of art to CVE students. The Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) offers parent volunteers training and materials on specific works of art, this is usually one morning or evening in November. During the month of January 2018, parents then present the art to CVE students in their classrooms.   We will work around your schedule the best we can, and try to pair parents with their own kids’ classrooms – in most cases this means 1 to 1.5 hours, once a week for the month of January. 

 This valuable program—now in its 21st year here at CVE—needs parent volunteers for another successful year.  This year’s theme is How People Lived and will certainly spark lots of insights and discussion from the children.  The kids LOVE this program, they look forward to it every year and there is no sweeter sound than the “ooohs” and “aaaahs” when we show them the art we brought in that day.  If you want to see Art Adventure in action please check out this website:

 Please consider being a part of the Art Adventure program here at CVE.  If you are interested or would like more information, contact Gretchen Tieu at or 651-283-6673.

Woodbury Chamber Orchestra Concert

The Woodbury Chamber Orchestra will be performing a concert to help with the Power Pack Program.  Click on the link above to check it out.

Direct Drive 2017

The Direct Drive is in full swing.  However, it is coming to an end.  October 18th is the last day for donations.  We would like to thank you in advance for all you have given to our school!  For those that have donated $100.00 or more, they will be receiving a limo ride to the Dairy Queen.  That information will come home in a few weeks.

Community Education

NEW!  Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run (family)

Join us for the first annual Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run beginning at Chomonix Golf Course.  This event is for the whole family.  Proceeds will benefit the Centennial School District and the Centennial Alumni Scholarship Fund.  Be sure to register by October 18 to guarantee your Halloween Hustle t-shirt! 


NEW!  Grandparent Space Frontier (ages 3-5 with grandparent)

Go on an imaginary journey as an astronaut where you’ll learn about constellations, planets, moons and the sun.  Return to planet Earth with your own squeeze rocket.  This activity is being held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Rice Lake Elementary.


Wolf Howl Bonfire ( family)

Looking for a family activity during the break from school?  Register for the Wolf Howl Bonfire, Friday, Oct. 20 at the Wildlife Science Center.  Learn about wolves, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, lynx and raptors.  At the conclusion of the program, sit fireside and toast marshmallows while the wolves fill the darkness around you with their incredible wild song.  

Digital Backpack corner image

Welcome to the Digital Backpack, the district’s central posting place for community flyers.  If you have questions regarding these programs, please contact the organizations directly. 

What’s happening:

Centennial High School Band Holiday Bazaar


Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.