January 8, 2020 Cub Chronicle

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Centennial Elementary

Cub Chronicle    

January 8, 2020

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

News From Kathy Kaiser

Happy New Year from the Centennial Elementary School Staff.

I hope everyone enjoyed a safe and re-energizing winter break.  Last Thursday when the students returned to school they were happy, well rested, and ready to learn!

Just a few quick reminders:

School Bus:   If you children ride the school bus, please remind them that Pokemon cards or other toys are not allowed on the bus or at school.  Before break we began having multiple issues with this on nearly all of our buses.

Breakfast:   School breakfast is served 8:50-9:10 am.  The tardy bell rings at 9:15, so children arriving in for breakfast after 9:10 simply won’t have time to eat and get to class on time.  The only exception is students arriving on a late bus. 

Thank you for your cooperation.




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

Thurs., Jan. 9     Targeted Services @ 8 am
                           Gr. 5 student orientation at CMS 12:15 pm-2:30 pm
                           Incoming Kindergarten Parent Only orientation 5:30-6:15 pm
                           Family Information Night @ CMS 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm (more info below)

Tues., Jan. 14    Targeted Services @ 8 am

Thurs., Jan. 16   Targeted Services @ 8 am

Mon., Jan. 20     No School for students/Martin Luther King Day

Tues., Jan. 21    Targeted Services @ 8 am

Thurs., Jan. 23   Targeted Services @ 8 am
                           Zoomobile presentation for Kindergarten (AM only)
                           Lions Drug Poster winners pizza dinner at St. Mark Church,time TBD
                           End of first semester

Fri., Jan. 24        No School for students/staff grading, parent communication

5th Grade Family Information Night is tomorrow!

  • 5th Grade Family Information Night is Thursday, January 9th at Centennial Middle School.  There are 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. 


A message from Rehbein Transit

Lost and Found items left on the bus will be donated on Friday, January 17th

If you would like to check for any lost items, please call Rehbein at 651-484-1809 or go to their facility to look for your items.  Rehbein Transit is located at 6298 Hodgson Rd.  


Kids Heart Challenge has kicked off!

Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association.

Hello!  Starting this week I am kicking off our Kids Heart Challenge service learning event (formerly Jump Rope for Heart). Kids Heart Challenge focuses on heart-healthy habits while giving students the opportunity to help others who are affected by cardiovascular disease. Please be sure to ask your child about our service learning project and what they can do to make a difference. The first part of the Kids Heart Challenge is to encourage students to take care of their own hearts by making healthy choices. Participation is simple. All you have to do is help your student Register Online and then take the heart challenge. When registered, students will choose to work on one of three things: “Be Ready”; “Be Kind” and/or “Move More”. Students will then be able to login daily to keep their STREAK going!

Just for taking the challenge you can help Centennial Elementary earn $500 in Physical Education equipment.  All we need is 50% of our students to register and take the challenge.  No fundraising required!



Step 1: Register

Go to http://www2.heart.org/goto/centennial  OR download the free mobile app! 

Step 2: Take the Challenge

Students choose to work on healthy habits, all while earning a free, buildable virtual wristband!

Step 3: Collect Donations to help save lives and earn our Heart Heroes!

The more you raise, the more heroes you earn.

School Incentives:

  • School earns additional $500 when 50% of the students Register Online!
  • Top participating class will earn a choice day in PE.
  • Top 3 fundraisers will “Silly String” Mrs. Verplaetse

Thank you in advance for participating and helping the American Heart Association and Centennial Elementary save lives!

Heartfelt thanks,
Mrs. Verplaetse
Physical Education Specialist and Kids Heart Challenge Coordinator

Scooter City is March 23-27th

Register online now (spots are filling up fast), or turn in a registration form from the Community Education winter activity guide, for after school Scooter City sessions through Community Ed.


January Menu Changes

January 23rd entree is a hamburger with cheese.

January 27th entree is Funnel Cakes (not waffles).

January lunch menu

January calendar


Join us tonight at 5:30 pm in the CTE conference room for our monthly meeting

Yearbook order forms will be sent home with students in Friday Folders this week.  Basic cost is $17, and the deadline to order is April 1st.  

Yearbooks are available for sale online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A09869881

New Newsletter Vendor: SchoolMessenger

By January 17, 2020 Centennial Schools will switch from GovDelivery to SchoolMessenger as the electronic newsletter vendor. No action is required on your part. The newsletter will continue to land in your inbox and will include important information for families, just in a new format.

pizza t

Tuesday is Pizza Day!

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.


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 


Preschool Registration opens January 15

Preschool registration for the 20-21 school year is by lottery. Registration opens on January 15, and registrations submitted by 8 am 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 EarlyChildhood@isd12.org  or 763-792-6120.

Enroll online through Eleyo https://isd12.ce.eleyo.com/ 

Visit isd12.org/preschool for more information. 

Community Education

Don’t miss upcoming after school classes at Centennial:

Bowling (gr K-5)

Come hang out with friends after school and practice your bowling skills in this fun atmosphere!  Register for a 1-day session, a 2-day session or both!  Hurry-Bowling starts Jan 21.

Chess (gr. 4-5)

This class is open to all interested in learning or expanding their knowledge of chess.  Learn in a supportive environment and be introduced to variations and challenges. Class begins Jan 23.


Coming up:

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

Jan 20- New! Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp (gr K-6)

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

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

Feb 8- New! Multiplayer Minecraft: Colosseum Builder (gr 2-6)


Browse the entire Winter Activity Guide, 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.

Camp Invention Summer 2020