Friday Flash February 15, 2019

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Friday Flash   

Volume 24 Issue 21

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Message from the Principal....


Dear Centerville Parents,

It’s been a busy week at Centerville. The Students had a blast at the Sock Hop on Thursday!  Thanks to parents for the donations and to the volunteers who helped make this event possible.  Thank you Sandy Joselyn for coordinating the Sock Hop! 

These fun events that volunteers help with are what make Centerville such a special place.  Yes - we focus on academics, but at the end of the day we want the children to go home happy and love coming to school.  Having fun at school helps shape our children’s overall experience.  When students leave Centerville – I believe it’s these events that they will remember.

Wayne Whitwam

Centerville Elementary Principal


Makeup Day for Scooter City Grades 3-5

The makeup date for Scooter City for grades 3-5 will be on March 7th right after school.

News from the Phy Ed Department

Sock Hop Success!


Everyone had a great time celebrating Valentine’s day with an old fashioned Sock Hop this week! On display were some fun new and old dances learned during the rhythms unit in Physical Education class. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help, gave donations, dressed their child up and took time out to attend. That’s what makes this annual event so special!

Look who showed up at the sock hop!

You are invited to help Save Lives!

Hello! We have officially kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge event. We are so excited to introduce this NEW service-learning program from the American Heart Association that will teach your student how to care for their hearts-- physically and emotionally--  while raising lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 killer, heart disease and helping those with special hearts.  Please be sure to ask your child about our service learning project and what they can do to make a difference.

Your student should have an envelope and augmented reality sticker to show you. Participation is simple. All you have to do is help your student Register Online and then take the heart challenge by choosing one of three options: Drink water over sugary drinks, Exercise for 60 minutes a day, or Do one act of kindness a day.  

For your efforts, every REGISTERED student will get a free Glow in the Dark Wristband.

You can help us reach our online registration goal by clicking the link below OR by downloading the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App in the android or apple store.  Once your student collects a donation they will start earning their own Heart Heroes and a backpack clasp for them to hang on.  ALL of our Heart Heroes (wristband and sticker) COME TO LIFE and share their heart healthy message with your student. Watch this video to see how you can bring the Heart Heroes to life:

I hope you will enjoy the virtual experience as much as we have!  Thank you in advance for helping us encourage our students to be heart healthy and raising donations to help save lives.

Register Here:

Prefer to use our fun App… Download the app to watch your heart heroes come to life and fundraise on the go. 

Search Kids Heart Challenge in the android or apple store.  Ask you friends and family for donations by creating one simple text, email, or post to Facebook and Twitter. 

Bonus Incentives…

Register and Take the Pledge: Receive a Free glow in the dark wristband

Raise $150 online: Receive our limited edition emoji Finn plush.

Event Dates: Feb. 25 – Mar. 1 – In Physical Education Class

All Donations Due : Mar. 1, 2019

Thank you for your support!

Sandy Joselyn – Physical Education Specialist

The American Heart Association has offered our school $$$$$ to purchase new PE equipment to help our students get active if we can get at least 50% of our students registered to take the Kids Heart Challenge.

Will you help us?

Art Contest for Fete des Lacs

Would you like to win $200?  Here is your chance.  The Fete des Lacs committee is sponsoring an art contest for their advertising of the 2019 Fete des Lacs Festival .  Below you will find the link to all of the contest rules.





Maddie's winning bookmarks - $.25



Today your child will be bringing home information about donations to the carnival.  This will include items for each class basket and any item that would be fun to offer up on the silent auction.  The carnival is such a fun and exciting time for the children. Let's make this an amazing one!

News from the District

Making up Missed Days due to Inclement Weather

At this point in the winter season, Centennial students will not need to make up missed days due to inclement weather. Centennial builds a few extra days into the school calendar for winter weather such as what we’ve been experiencing in 2019. Should the schools have additional closures, we will then assess whether those days would need to be made up. If so, communication will be sent to families.

Are you a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)? Do you enjoy working with students? Would you like to work the same hours your children are in school? If so, we would love to talk to you about opportunities to sub in our school health offices and/or go on field trips with students with health-related needs. Paid training is provided; there is no minimum amount required to sub each month. There are also opportunities to be a nurse sub with early childhood screening, which takes place once a month. CPR and First Aid certification is required; applicants must have a current nursing license.

 Please use the link below to find a full posting and online application. If you have any questions, please call Michelle Noha, district nurse, at 763-792-5530, or email her at

Community Education


NEW for spring!  Youth Spring Volleyball League (gr. 3-5)

Our recreational volleyball has been growing!  Now we are pleased to offer Youth Volleyball League in the spring!  No previous volleyball experience is necessary, if you didn’t play in the fall now is a great time to join in!  You’ll learn basic skills, game concepts and strategies in a fun and supportive environment.  Practices will be held Monday nights and games on Tuesday nights.  Click on the link for more specific details.  Hurry!  The deadline to register and be placed on a team is approaching-March 8. 

Happening soon:

Mar. 2- New! Game Coding: Mario Frogger (gr. 3-7)

Mar. 9- Hip Hop (ages 7-11)

Mar. 9- New! Tropical Adventures Camp (ages 3-7)

Mar. 22- New! Beach Party Family Fun Night (ages 10 & under)


View all winter activities online

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.  Click HERE to browse the Digital Backpack.