October 23, 2019 Cub Chronicle

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Centennial Elementary

Cub Chronicle    

Oct. 23, 2019

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News From Kathy Kaiser


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Celebration

PBIS in a school does not just happen. In order to keep it functioning effectively, it must be an ever-changing system which adapts to the needs of the students and staff. In order to do that, we have a PBIS Team that meets monthly to discuss issues that come up, incentives to motivate and celebrate expected behaviors, and to look at the data of behavior that has been reported through Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs).

At the monthly meeting on October 15, 2019, the team took a comparative look at the ODRs from September 2018 and September 2019. What we found was something to truly celebrate. Our September ODRs decreased from 50 last year to 30 this year. We thought that was exciting news worthy to be shared with our school community. We applaud all who have had a hand in teaching, reteaching, encouraging, reinforcing and PRACTICING positive behavior in our school.





Thurs., Oct. 31     Halloween Parade 9:45 am (Halloween guidelines)

Fri., Nov. 1           2 hour late start day for students   

  • no AM Kids Club (staff have training)
  • busses run 2 hours later than scheduled
  • students may arrive at school no earlier than 10:55 am

Thurs., Nov. 7       CEPO Bingo & Books Night 6-8 pm 

Fri., Nov. 8            No school for students
                            (staff grading, parent communication, content development)

Tues., Nov. 12      Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8 pm (flyer will be sent home next week)

Wed., Nov. 13       CEPO meeting in CTE Conference Room, 5:30-7 pm

Thurs., Nov. 14     Gr. 4 music program at Performing Arts Center, 7 pm

thanks volunteers

Teacher Conference Meals:
A HUGE thank you to the families who provided food and supplies for Conference Meals this month. THANK YOU Jennifer Trapp, Dara Shir, Stacie Stenger, Debbie Thornquist, Sarah Rickert, Nikki Simons, Kelly Border, Deaynn Brausen, Katie Reber, Brenda Weaver, Bri Erickson, Abby Kjos, Andrea Carter, JoEll Shade, Kari McChesney, Rebecca Kramer, Katie Brula, Nikki Bjelland, Kristen McConnell, Kristin Richardson, Rachel Carlson, Sue Mosher, and to Heather Mock for coordinating these meals!

Book Fair:
We greatly appreciate the following people helping at our Book Fair and Grandparents Event last week. These events are always a huge undertaking, and this year we found ourselves short staffed. Thank you so much for volunteering. We couldn’t have done it without you!   Our appreciation goes out to Debbie Thornquist, Jodi LaPoint, Teralynn Bennett, Rebecca Schnapf, Missy Johnson, Sarah Bettendorf, Tess Mlejnek, Amber Horton, and to Jennifer Kippels for organizing this book fair for our students and families!

pizza t

Pizza T Tuesdays!
Pizza T in Lino Lakes donates a portion of sales from each Tuesday to our school.  This is a great way to raise money for our PBIS program.  

What you need to do:  Order from Pizza T on Tuesdays.  That's it!  No coupon is required.  Pizza T automatically holds the proceeds for our school.

Please visit Pizza T at 6511 Ware Road or place your order online.


CEPO is hosting Bingo for Books on Thursday, November 7 from 6-8 pm. We are asking for gently used "school appropriate" books for ALL AGES to be donated. The books can be dropped off at the office between 8 am-4  pm. Use this as a time to clean off your bookshelves!  We'd love all types of books: fiction, non-fiction, story books, cookbooks, sports books, travel books, mysteries, autobiographies, science fiction, etc. Thanks, in advance, for your help with this event!

We need you! CEPO is looking for volunteers for events throughout the school year. Please use this form to indicate what you are able to help with. Thank you!

Please join us at our meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 5:30 pm in the CTE Conference Room.


Just in time for the cold weather--

Centennial hats are for sale!

$15 cash or check to CEPO

(sorry, we cannot process credit cards)


Reminder: Kids Club will be closed for morning care on Friday, November 1. 

Kids Club will be open after school to those who are registered to attend.  If you have any questions, please check in with your Kids Club Site Manager.

Thank you,

Kids Club Staff

News from the District

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


How to Get School Closing Info by Text
Do you want to receive school closing and emergency information by text? Text "Y" or "YES" to 67587 to receive school closing information. If you have already opted in to receive information, you're set!

Community Education

New!  Process Art (ages 5-8)

Come explore art on your own terms. Various art materials will be supplied. What the end product will be is up to you! Every piece of art will be different. You will be an artist creating “junk art” with shaving cream, paint and more. Dress for a mess!  This class is held Saturday, Nov. 2 at Blue Heron Elementary.


Intro to Ninja (ages 6-13)

Young ninjas develop strength and agility during this course by learning different styles and techniques to master all obstacles. Increase flexibility, problem solving and coordination that can be transferred into ninja levels testing or enhance other athletic performances. This course includes open gyms, so you can practice what you learned during your class!  Next session begins Nov. 7 at Conquer Ninja Warrior in Blaine.


New! The Frozen Princesses (ages 4-9)

Inspired by the popular Disney movies Frozen and Frozen 2.  Spend your morning learning some new art techniques and enjoying the relaxation that it brings.  Create a sparkly, wintry castle scene featuring your favorite princesses.  This activity is held Saturday, Nov. 23 at Centennial Elementary. 


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

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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.  

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