Friday Flash January 11, 2018

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Friday Flash   

Volume 24 Issue 16

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Message from the Principal....


Happy New Year!

We hope that everyone had a great break and enjoyed some time with family and friends.  We only have a few weeks left until we wrap up the first semester of the school year!  What that means is that report cards are around the corner. Please see information below in regards to accessing your child's report card.

January 25th -- Report Cards Available on the Parent Portal: At the completion of first semester, you will be able to view and print your student’s report card directly from the Parent Portal.  I want to inform you that K-5 teaching staff are very busy completing the process of grading.  As you can imagine, tests, homework and projects all need to be reviewed and graded by the teachers before the process is complete.  We don’t want to cause you any undue stress if you are looking at your child’s grades on Parent Portal between now and January 25th as grades are subject to change while this process is finalizing.

Campus Portal Account: If you need assistance logging into your parent portal account, please visit the help resources on the parent tab on the ISD12 website at If further help is needed, you can call the CVE office (763-792-5802) or email Shannon Swanson at

Have a great weekend!

Wayne Whitwam


Principal’s Planed Menu  January 18th

Cheese, Pepperoni or Chicken BBQ Pizza

Tossed Green Salad

Fresh Cucumber Slices

Variety of Fruit

Luigi’s Sorbet Cup


Give Kids A Smile

Each year, dental professionals from across the state participate in Give Kids a Smile, providing free dental care to children in need. The event takes place on the first Friday and Saturday of February and is made possible by the collaborative effort of the Minnesota Dental Association, volunteer dentists, and our generous sponsors. Please read the program newsletter to learn more about last year’s event.

Find a Participating Clinic

2019-20 KC Preschool Registration Coming Soon!  

Did you know that Centennial School District runs a full-day preschool program for children who are 4 by September 1, 2019? Registration begins on January 15 at 8:00 am for Blue Heron, Centerville, Centennial, Golden Lake and Rice Lake Elementary. Some classrooms fill up quickly, register early!

KC Preschool provides a year-before-kindergarten experience designed to help children prepare to enter kindergarten with the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful. Preschoolers work on listening, personal and social development, language and literacy, thinking and math skills through guided play, group time, and social interaction. Activities include language arts, math, science, art, large muscle (gym and outside), dramatic play, blocks, and music. KC Preschool utilizes Creative Curriculum for Preschool and Everyday Math and is taught by licensed teachers.  

For more information please contact Dawn Turnblad at 763-792-6193, or Sara Ison at 763-792-6111, or visit the KC Preschool webpage at Enroll online through Eleyo

Dairy Queen Partnering with Centerville

Fourteen Foods & Dairy Queen have become a sponsor to Centerville Elementary.  They have donated certificates that our students can earn or win.  They have also allowed us to put in our Friday Flash, a coupon that parents will certainly love.  We hope you enjoy this!

Let's support our local supporters!


Vision for the Future

By Isaac

     Imagine that you are walking down the street with no money, no food, no shelter, and an even bigger problem… you can’t see that well. Well, that’s what people have to deal with in developing countries.

     What if all that could change? What if a small donation that doesn’t cost any money could change someone’s life? Well, your chance is here! Mr. Gutbrod’s 5th grade class at Blue Heron Elementary and the Circle-Lex Lions’ Club are collecting no longer used  eyeglasses .

     When I was in 4th grade, I had trouble seeing the board. I kept squinting and my teacher moved me to the front of the class to help me with my sight. When my parents found out, they took me to the optometrist and bought me glasses. I am so happy that I can see clearly now.

     Many people in developing countries don’t have the money or resources to buy eyeglasses like my parents did for me. That’s why it is important to help those in need. Send your no longer used eyeglasses to Centerville Elementary before the end of the school year and we will forward them on to Mr. Gutbrodt at Blue Heron Elementary..

     Please consider donating unused eyeglasses today . It will not only help someone see, but it may help someone do better in their job, in their education, be more connected, and have a vision for a better future and life.


We hope you will join us for the January CPTA meeting as presenters from the Lee Carlson Center share information, resources and guidance about anxiety and depression in children. This topic can feel intimidating and learning about tools and strategies can help parents feel more confident in how to help support their children. We look forward to seeing you at 6:30 on Tuesday, January 15th!


News from the District

Download the NEW Centennial App Today! Download the NEW, free app from the Apple App Store (for iPhone and Apple products) or the Google Play Store (for Android devices). Search: Centennial School District 12.

The new app has all of the info you need:

Campus Portal, Schoology, Calendar, News, Community Education, Lunch Menu, Athletic Schedules, Schools, and Notifications—emergency information such as school closings.

Families can select the school/s as channels for up-to-date news and calendar information.



Community Education

NEW!  Family Sweetheart Sock Hop (ages 10 and under with parent)

Let’s shake, rattle and roll as we flashback to the 50’s and 60’s along with fun current music. Wear your favorite wild and crazy socks.  We’ll do a craft and have some fun photo booth props. Snack and beverage are served.  This event will be held Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8 pm at Rice Lake Elementary.

Happening soon:

Mini Cheer Clinic (gr. 1-4)

Experience the excitement of cheering in front of a crowd!  Learn a routine to perform halftime at a CHS Basketball game.  This activity begins Jan. 20.

Spa Party (ages 7-12)

It’s never too early to learn about self-care.  Learn about relaxation and assemble your very own lotion and bubble bath products. We’ll also paint our nails and leave feeling refreshed.  This activity is held Jan. 26.

View all winter activities online now,

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:

Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.

Flag Football 2019