Dec. 18, 2019 Cub Chronicle

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Centennial Elementary

Cub Chronicle    

Dec. 18, 2019

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News From Kathy Kaiser

happy holidays

Dear Families,

Wise organizations track their progress.  At Centennial Elementary we work together regularly to set specific goals and track improvement.   All of our teachers work in teams to review student data and craft challenging goals (called S.M.A.R.T. goals) for student growth.  Throughout the school year students will take important assessments.  Since education is differentiated for each student’s needs, their assessment results are used to either continue the planned education strategies within the goal at their grade level or adapt the plan and utilize new strategies or materials as needed.  Each spring our faculty compiles data to determine whether or not their goal was met and how to improve in the upcoming year. 

The term S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for goals which are:


  The goals are spelled out clearly and deal with one area at a time.


  The success at reaching these goals can be measured.


  They are goals which CAN be achieved within that period of time.


  They are goals which are relevant to learning.


They are goals which speak to the needs the school or individual teacher or child has now.




Fri., Dec. 20       Grade 3 field trip to Children's Theater 9:15 am-1:15 pm

Dec. 23-Jan. 1   Winter Break

Thurs., Jan. 2     Students return from Winter Break

Wed., Jan. 8       CEPO meeting 5:30 pm in CTE Conference Room

Thurs., Jan. 9     Gr. 5 student orientation at CMS 12:15 pm-2:30 pm
                           Family Information Night @ CMS 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm

Kids Club Registration

Are you in need of Kids Club care for the 2020-21 school year and/or Summer 2020?  Kids Club’s registration process is changing, and begins in January.  Find out more about the registration windows and lottery as well as enrollment options.  2020-21 School Year   Summer 2020 

2020-21 Centennial Preschool Registration Coming Soon!  

***Formerly KC Preschool and School Readiness Preschool

Centennial Preschool provides full- and part-day experiences 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. Centennial Preschool utilizes Creative Curriculum for Preschool, is taught by licensed teachers, and is 4-Star Parent Aware rated.

Preschool registration for the 20-21 school year is by lottery. Registration opens on January 15, and registrations submitted by 8am on January 31 will be included in the lottery.  Centennial Preschool classrooms are located at Blue Heron, Centerville, Centennial, Golden Lake, Rice Lake Elementary and the Early Childhood Center. 

Completing a registration does not guarantee placement in a class, and registering earlier does not increase your chance of receiving a placement. Registrations received after 8am on January 31 will be reviewed in the order received after all lottery registrations are processed. A $40 registration fee is charged if and when your child’s contract is approved.

For more information please contact the Early Childhood office at  or 763-792-6120.

Enroll online through Eleyo 

Visit for more information. 


Pizza T Tuesdays!

Pizza T donates a portion of each Tuesdays sales 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.  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.


Join us for our next meeting on Wed., Jan. 8th at 5:30 pm in the CTE conference room.

Square 1 art orders were sent home with students on Tuesday. 

Check us out on Facebook!

5th Grade Families -- SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, January 9th

5th Grade Family Information Night:

  • 5th Grade Family Information Night will be held on Thursday, January 9th at Centennial Middle School.  There will be two presentations in the MS auditorium that evening:  one at 5:30 pm (last names A-L) and one at 6:30 pm (last names M-Z).  The building will be open for self-guided tours from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Please plan to leave enough time for touring the building with your "future 6th grader" either after the 5:30 session or prior to the 6:30 session.  

5th Grade Special Education Programming Q & A Sessions:

  • Brief question and answer sessions will also be held at 5 pm and 6 pm at Centennial Middle School for Special Education families on Thursday, January 9th.  Please plan to attend whichever session best works for your schedule. 

News from the District

Re-Opening of the Sports Arena Celebration

Join us on January 4 for a public open house and free skate!

  • Open House (self-guided tours of the new facility): 9:30am-noon; ribbon cutting at 9:40am (Free)
  • Open Skate: 10:30am-noon (Free)
  • Dedication Ceremony and Puck Drop before the Boys Varsity Game (vs. Blaine): 3:00pm (Admission required)

The addition and rehab of the Sports Arena was funded by the 2018 voter-approved capital levy. Thank you for your support!

Community Education

Jan. 20 is a non-school day... Enroll your kids in Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp, an all-day camp filled with fun and fitness. Boys and girls will develop basketball, soccer and football skills through fun games such as capture the flag, Ultimate Frisbee and more! All equipment and supplies provided.  Camp is held Jan. 20, 9 am-4 pm at Centennial Middle School. Click on the link above to register.

Coming up:

Jan. 3 -Cougars Cub Volleyball Camp (gr. 1-4)

Jan. 5 -Cougar Fast-Pitch Clinic (gr. 4-9)

Jan. 7 -NEW! Conquer Ninja Rec Team (agers 6-13)

Jan. 9 -Youth Soccer Development Program: Winter Skills (gr. K-5)

Jan. 9 -Kids Dance (gr. K-5)

Jan. 18 -Mini Cheer Clinic (gr. K-5)

Jan. 21 -NEW! Golf Squad (gr. K-5)

Save the date!  We’ve got exciting winter family events happening:

Feb. 1 -New! Gym and Swim Beach Party (ages 10 and under)

Enjoy time in the pool with obstacle course, gymnastics, a bounce house, crafts and more at Centennial High School East Building.  Registration is required.

Feb. 7 -New! Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Sock Hop (ages 10 and under)

Families with kids ages 10 and under are invited to our Sock Hop!  Wear your crazy socks, dance to the music of the 50’s and 60’s and enjoy crafts, snacks and photo booth.  The Sock Hop is held at Rice Lake Elementary.  Registration is required. 

View entire Winter Activity Guide online now,!

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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.