August 17, 2022 - Newsletter
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October 12, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Hello Centerview Families,
It’s been a great first six weeks of the year at Centerview Elementary! There has been a boundless amount of positive energy and effort from students, families and staff in establishing routine, building stamina and forming community. It’s flown by…and fall break is upon us!
With fall break next week, students will have some well warranted time away. There is no school, October 17-21. Our Centerview staff will be engaging in professional learning to begin the week and then communicating, connecting and conferencing with you, our Centerview families.
Tomorrow, Thursday evening, join us for our first Passport to Learning event, 5-7 p.m. Our final two days together this week and our evening curricular experience are important in establishing and sharing learning expectations for the year. At the Passport for Learning event, you will gain a student perspective as student’s guide you through their curricular resources and daily learning experience. ALL K-4 staff will be available to facilitate, answer questions and be of support in each family’s experience. We look forward to an engaging evening for our Centerview community.
With MUCH appreciation, we say THANK YOU! YES, our $5 from 5 People PTO Fundraiser was a SUCCESS! To this point we raised over $9,500 to support and enhance learning opportunities for our students at Centerview. The annual FUNdraiser Fun Run…was just that…FUN! Our community efforts are to be commended! Again, THANK YOU!
On the Saturday of our fall break, don’t miss an opportunity to experience a truly world-class pianist, David Osborne, at the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center. Tickets are very reasonably priced, $12 for adults, $5 for students/children. It’s not often that we have this type of performance in the North Metro. Learn more and get tickets at SpringLakeParkSchools.org/Liveon65.
Please take 5-10 minutes to review the other information in this week’s newsletter. It’s a busy time of year, and we don’t want you to miss anything!
Enjoy the break. Please, reach out if you have any questions!
Passport to Learning - tomorrow, Thursday, October 13
Travel through Centerview as your student guides you through SLP’s curricular resources and experience a day in their life. Collect stamps as you visit each learning studio. Turn in your passport at the end of your visit for a chance to win a special prize!
- Who: Centerview families and their student(s)
- Where: Centerview Elementary
- When: Thursday, October 13, 2022, open from 5-7 p.m.
Upcoming adjustments to grade K-4 report cards
In advance of conferences, we want families to be aware of an upcoming adjustment to how we are reporting on student progress for life skills to align with our career and life competencies. Families will see this specifically on trimester one report cards.
For each competency, the language to communicate progress will be:
- “consistently” (I can do it on my own in various situations)
- “progressing” (I’m working it and can do it in familiar situations), or
- “emerging” (I’m just learning about it)
For example, Self Direction is one of our competencies. One example of how we measure progress is a student's ability to focus attention to achieve results. This looks different at different grade levels. This model allows us to share with families whether at this point in time this skill for their student is shown - consistently, progressing or emerging.
If you have questions, please connect with your child's teacher.
Digital Equity Survey
The State of Minnesota asks all public K-12 schools to provide information about student access to the Internet and electronic devices used for schoolwork in a student’s home. If you have not supplied this information before, you will be prompted to complete a very brief survey in the next few days.
Our schools may use the information to help support a student's access to learning opportunities outside the classroom or school building. It is important that we gather accurate information from every student so that each student and family has the equipment, help and support they need.
If your family has not already provided this information, you will find the survey available to you in the Campus Parent Portal. Once logged in, select Message Center, then the Surveys tab where you will find the Digital Equity Survey. The survey should take two minutes to complete.
It's not too late: Apply now for Free or Reduced-Price Meal and Education Benefits
If your family received Free or Reduced-Price Meal benefits for the 2021-2022 school year, the deadline to apply again is October 24, 2022. A new application must be completed each school year.
Families who have not ever applied for these benefits can apply right away or at any time throughout the year. Families who were denied benefits can also re-apply anytime as well if their income decreases, household size increases or other changes that will qualify for these benefits.
Please take a few minutes to complete and submit the application - even if you don't think you will qualify. It's about much more than meals.
You could be eligible for:
- Free or reduced-price meal
- Reduced fares on Metro Transit through the Transit Assistance Program
- Reduced fees for athletics and activities
- Reduced fees for in-home internet access
- And more!
Questions? Contact the Nutrition Services Department at 763-600-5041.
Catch live theater starring homegrown talent
The Spring Lake Park Schools Theater department launches an exciting 2022-2023 season of performances with Peter and Starcatcher starting October 28. The fall play kicks off a year of what are sure to be memorable performances by our local, homegrown and award-winning theater talent. Read the full story about what audiences can expect this season.
All performances take place in the Spring Lake Park High School Fine Arts Center at 1100 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park. Tickets for the full 2022-2023 line-up are available online or at the door, for a dollar more a ticket. View more show information and buy tickets online.
Spring Lake Park Lions Community Breakfast
Mark your calendars for the SLP Lions Community Breakfast on Sunday, October 30 , 2022 from 8 a.m.-noon at Spring Lake Park High School (door #33)
There will be an all you can eat breakfast as well as:
- Free eye screenings for children six month-six years, face painting, a balloon artist and other activities
- A baked goods sale and big coloring books
- A free wellness fair - A1c and Lipid Panel Testing, Blood Pressure checks, Covid-19 and Flu Shot Clinic, provided by HyVee
If able, please bring food donations for the food shelf, unwanted cell phones, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
- Thursday, October 13 - Family Curricular Experience
- October 17 - October 21 - Fall Break/No school for student
- October 22 - Live on 65 Performance Series - Pianist David Osborne
- October 28, 29 and November 4, 5 - SLPHS Fall Play - "Peter and the Starcatcher"
- Nobember 7 - 11 - Book Fair week
- Tuesday, November 15 - Picture Day Retake
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