Center Community Chat

September 11, 2022

Dear Center Families,

Staff Updates

Please welcome Martha Pulley and Chris Panniello, our new lunch and recess aides.

Permission to take pictures

A picture speaks a thousand words as they say, and we love to include these in our weekly updates and on the website through our Twitter feed. Please let email Ms. O’Hearn at if you do not want your child’s picture included in these forums.

Have a great week.

Warm Regards,

Dianna and Donna

Phone Usage

Increasingly, more students are bringing cellphones to school. Please be mindful of the district policy regarding cell phone use:

If students need to contact home they should see their teacher/administrator to receive permission to use the phone in the classroom or office. Conversely, if a parent needs to speak with a student, the parent should call the school office. All cell phones should be off while in school, unless in use for instructional purposes. Any student using a cell phone for non- instructional purposes while school is in session will have that cell phone confiscated by administration. A first offense will lead to a warning and the administrator will return the phone to the student at the end of the day. Second and subsequent offenses will result in the phone being returned only to the parent and/or further disciplinary actions. (Pg. 18 of the student handbook)

Additionally, students are not allowed to take pictures of others on the bus or during the school day due to privacy issues.

Constitution Day

Constitution and Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on September 17th to mark the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Each year, since 1952, the President of the United States proclaims the day as Constitution and Citizenship Day and since 1956 they have proclaimed the week of September 17th through September 23rd as Constitution Week.
The Constitution is a living and active document that both establishes a foundation for our governmental structure and protects our rights and liberties as citizens of this great country.

CPS calendar

Save the Date: Curriculum Night, Wednesday, September 21st

5 – 5:25 PM: Principal/Assistant Principal Presentation in the cafeteria for 3rd and 4th grade families

5:30 – 6:15 PM: Grades 3 & 4 Teacher Presentations

6:15 – 7:00 PM: Specialists/ Reading/ Special Educators and Related support providers available in classrooms/offices

7 – 7:25 PM: Principal/ Assistant Principal Presentation in the cafeteria for grades K-2 families (The 5 PM presentation is repeated.)

7:30 – 8:15 PM: Grades K, 1 & 2 Teacher Presentations

Upcoming Events


  • September 6-28 Spirit Wear On-line sale

  • Wednesday, September 14: CSPTO meeting, 7 PM in the library

  • Friday, September 16: Chelmsford Pride Spirit Day

  • Saturday, September 17: Constitution Day

  • Wednesday, September 21: Half Day/Professional day

  • Wednesday, September 21: CPS spirit day

  • Wednesday, September 21: Center Curriculum Night


  • Thursday, October 6: Ice Cream Social, 5:30-7:30 PM

  • Monday, October 10: No School - Columbus day

  • Tuesday, October 18: Half day/Professional day

  • Friday, October 21: CPS spirit wear day

  • Saturday, October 22: Trunk or Treat,1-3 PM (Rain date October 29)


CPS calendar

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