Oct. 2, 2019 Cub Chronicle

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Centennial Elementary

Cub Chronicle    

Oct. 2, 2019

Please do not reply to this email. Contact us by email at:dhudgens@isd12.org

News From Kathy Kaiser


Centennial STROLL Postponed until tomorrow, Oct. 3rd

Due to the high likelihood of rainstorms between 2:00-4:00 today, the Centennial Stroll Fundraiser will be postponed until tomorrow, October 3, at 2:00.  Thank you for your flexibility.  The weather will be cool tomorrow so please send your children dressed warmly.

Students return to class after the Stroll and await the announcement about top fundraisers from each grade level, so please do not pick up your student early.  Student dismissal begins at 3:38 pm.






Thurs., Oct. 3        Centennial Stroll at 2 pm @ CHS track

Mon., Oct. 7          No School for Students/staff development

Tues., Oct. 8         CEPO meeting, 5:30 -7 pm in CTE Conference Room

Wed., Oct. 9         Grade 1 walking to Fire Station (times vary by teacher)
                             Limo Lunch for top 2 Stroll fundraisers per grade level
                                  11:30 am-1:30 pm

Thurs., Oct. 10      Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm
                              Scholastic Book Fair in media center 4-8 pm

Mon., Oct. 14        Scholastic Book Fair Grandparent Night in media center 4-6 pm
                              (all are welcome to shop the book fair this night)

Tues., Oct. 15       Lifetouch Picture Retake Day (AM only; return package for retakes)
                             Parent Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm
                             Scholastic Book Fair in media center 4-8 pm

Thurs., Oct. 17      No School/MEA

Fri., Oct. 18           No School/MEA


Please note that the lunch menus will be switched on October 8th and 9th. 

Oct. 8 will be pork steak, mashed potato, gravy, dinner roll, salad and fruit.

Oct. 9 will be walking tacos with fixings, refried or black beans, grape tomatoes, and fruit.

October menu link 

Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair is on October 10 and 15 from 4-8 pm, and on October 14 from 4-6 pm.  Volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  If you have a couple of hours free, please click on the link below to sign up.  Thank you!


Construction on the corner of Lever Street and North Road

We are well aware of the concern with standing water and mud on the northeast corner of Lever and North Road.  The road construction engineers are aware of this problem and are not finished with the construction project.  Due to the amount of rain the project is behind schedule.  If parents/guardians/neighbors have concerns or complaints, they are asked to contact the city of Blaine directly.  Thank you for your patience.


We have our next meeting on Tuesday,
Oct. 8th at 5:30 pm in the CTE Conference Room.

CEPO funds will be providing the main dish for our fabulous teachers for conferences on Thursday and Tuesday. Thursday will be sandwiches from Big Apple Bagels and Tuesday is Pizza T. We are asking for parent help with supplementing these main dishes.

Sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4EACA72AA1F49-conference3     

Thank you, in advance, for your help and dedication to our school and teachers! If you have any questions, please contact Heather Mock, 507-269-0650, heather112677@gmail.com  

Online Shopping and Box Tops

To ensure earnings are properly credited to your acount when online shopping:

1.  Make sure you have  Box Tops for Education account (you can create one via the Box Tops app or website).

2.  Forward your email receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com using the same email that is associated with your BTFE account.

3.  Box Tops will be credited within 10 business days.  View your earnings detail in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or website.

The following email receipts are currently eligible (as of July 19, 2019):  Instacart, Jet.com, SamsClub.com, Shipt,Target.com, Target pick up/drive up, and Walmart Grocery.

Pizza T Tuesdays

Help us support our PBIS program.  Order from Pizza T on Tuesdays.  That's it!  No coupon is required.  Pizza T automatically holds the proceeds for our school.

Pizza T is located at 6511 Ware Road, or visit their webpage.  

News from the District

Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Two members of the Centennial community were inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, September 27 as part of the homecoming festivities. Mayor Dave Bartholomay is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for his support of Centennial Schools since 2000. Mark Quinlan was previously inducted in May 2019 and honored in a ceremony as a member of the Class of 2019. Quinlan is the recipient of a Distinguished Service award for his service from 1978-2019.

Learn more about the Hall of Fame or nominate someone for the Class of 2020 at http://www.isd12.org/alumni-information/centennial-hall-fame.


Looking for some part-time hours? Nutrition Services Subs Needed

  • Why become a sub? Work daytime hours; stay active and strong; make new friends; relax on evenings, weekends, holidays, and school breaks.
  • FREE LUNCH on the days you work.
  • You set your own schedule—work when YOU want to work.
  • Appreciated for your flexibility, especially on short-notice.
  • Pay: $13.86/hour

Interested? Contact Tara Forner, Food Services Director at 763.792.5423 or by email, tforner@isd12.org

Community Education

How to Draw a Fox (ages 5-12)

Spend your Saturday morning being creative and learning new art techniques in this step-by-step class.  Students will go home with an adorable completed project ready to display at home!  Class is held Saturday, Oct. 12 at Centennial Middle School.

Raptors of Minnesota (family, all ages)

Meet some of Minnesota’s most amazing birds of prey during a Wildlife Science Center presentation including live hawks and owls. This will be a fun and interesting fall activity for the whole family.  This activity is held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Centennial Elementary.


Wolf Howl Bonfire (family, all ages)

Northwoods Animals (ages 3-5 with caregiver)  

Halloween Hustle 5K (family, all ages)

Wrestling Camp (ages 4-gr. 5)


Go online to view all activities and to register, isd12.org/community-education.

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.  

Woodbury Chorus & Orchestra-Centennial Powerpack benefit concert