Eagle Vision News
Dear Centerville Elementary Friends,
It's hard to believe but next week is our last full week of 1st term. Please encourage your student to complete any work and finish strong.
In the upcoming week, we have registration for Parent Teacher Conferences and the Toyota of Bountiful Trunk or Treat. The following week, we will have Halloween and a day off for students while teachers attend professional development.
November has some fun activities so be sure to keep an eye out for:
Veterans Day Program & Thanksgiving Break
Finally, we just want to thank all the volunteers who fill our school several mornings each week helping with the school play, our PTA who help with the activities that enhance the school experience for our students, our volunteers who come in and work with our students individually and in small groups, our teachers who make learning both fun and meaningful, and our amazing community who support in countless ways. Thank you for all your efforts and for the difference you make!
Together We Soar!
Now through October 30 register on MYDSD for Parent Teacher Conference
October 26, Toyota of Bountiful's Trunk or Treat
October 31, End of 1st Term, Halloween celebrations, early dismissal
November 1, No school for students- Professional day for teachers
November 7-10 Parent Teacher Conferences
November 11 Veterans Day Program
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break
PAL & SPECTRUM PROGRAM
We have at our school what is called the “Spectrum” Program, which is a full-time program for high-ability learners. This program contains a challenging curriculum with an emphasis on higher level critical and creative thinking skills including depth, complexity and rigor. The Pals program, which is not held at our school, is specifically for grades 1-3 while the Spectrum Program is for grades 4-6.
Who should apply? Current K-5 students who consistently demonstrate above average academic ability and would benefit from learning in a faster paced environment with their cognitive peers. These programs offer a challenging curriculum with an emphasis on higher level critical and creative thinking skills including depth, complexity, and rigor.
The main testing window for 2-5th grades is in October-November and for K-1st grade in November-December. Between January and March we continue to test on a case by case basis. Placement for students begins in April.
For more information see the Davis Enhanced Education Program web page: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/academics/gifted-talented/elementary
Click on CogAT Testing Application under the Elementary tab and then click on PAL or SPECTRUM TESTING APPLICATION.
Halloween Costume Guidelines
If students want to come to school in costume to celebrate Halloween, costumes must meet the following guidelines:
Be respectful: Avoid stereotypes. Be racially sensitive and culturally appropriate. Students may not dress up as an ethnic or cultural group (i.e., a Mexican, a Geisha, a Native American, etc). Skin color must not be altered in any way.
Be responsible: Recognize that students in a wide age range will see the costumes. Costumes should be family friendly. Masks may not be worn. Costumes may not be gory or threatening. No make-up is allowed.
On the day of the celebration, the teacher must know what costume each student, or parent volunteer is wearing.
Be safe: No hand-held accessories real or pretend (i.e., wands or weapons) are allowed. Crowns or hats may be worn.
Be kind: Costumes should be fun and exciting, not political, or offensive.
Be Understanding: Students may dress up as fictional characters if they follow the above guidelines.
Be Timely: All celebrations should be limited in time and held at the beginning or end of the school day.
Note: Every year in the State Title VI/Indian Education meeting, it is discussed that dressing up as Pocahontas or other Native American Leaders is inappropriate. Culture is not a costume. In respect to the Native American view, please advise students to refrain from dressing up as Native Americans (i.e., Sacagawea, Sitting Bull, etc.). This is cultural appropriation and is unacceptable.
** Students may choose to dress as a Disney character if they wear a label specify who they are. For example: Pocahontas, Moana
Weekly Lunch Menu - ** menu subject to change when items are not available.
We are looking for an office assistant to help daily for 3 hours including lunch and recess supervision.
Centerville Elementary Veteran's
The students at Centerville Elementary will be honoring our military veterans and those currently serving in our military. We will be producing a school wide program especially for veterans and military who are family and friends of our students and faculty. If you have family or friends who are past veterans (current or deceased) or are currently serving in the military, we are inviting you to do one or both of the following:
Military Wall Display: Complete the information below and send it attached with a picture (hard copy or digital) of your friends or family member to the school. If you send a hard copy picture, send it with your child to their teacher or to the office. If you send a digital copy, send it to Mrs. Wiser (email@example.com).
Veteran’s Day Program: Complete the information below and please invite (if possible) your military veteran or those currently serving to our Veteran’s Day Program November 11th at 9:15 am in our covered courtyard. We ask that they come to the school not later than 9:00 am and meet in the library prior to the program. During the program, the veterans will sit as our guest of honor in a VIP section. VIP tickets will be issued a week prior to the program. This will expedite check in. Please have a photo ID available.
Questions: See Mrs. Wiser (3rd Grade) or Mrs. Wood (Librarian)