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December 7, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Hello Centerview Families,
Here we are, right back at it as we jump into trimester 2!
We had a couple of successful days with staff on Friday and Monday. We were busy with grading, communication and professional learning. I appreciated the collective reflection on our first 56 days with students and the design of many new opportunities that can sustain our momentum as we move forward.
Report cards will be coming home in backpacks on Friday. Enclosed in the envelope with the report card will be a Centerview Report Card Overview. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to your student’s teacher.
Enrollment for 2023-2024 is now open. Whew, I’ll bet you didn’t think that was coming. Yes, if you have – or know – an almost kindergartener, this is the time to enroll for next fall. I’d be happy to talk with any perspective families or take them on a tour of Centerview. Just reach out!
This Saturday, Dec. 10 is the SLP Winter Market (formerly Holiday House). Join us 10 a.m.-noon at Spring Lake Park High School (Door 29) for some holiday cheer. All are welcome for this fun, community-building event. There will be vendor tables, a Panther Store pop-up, entertainment, treats and kids’ activities and crafts.
It’s right around the corner and Winter break is just a few weeks away. Plan ahead as there is no school Dec. 23-Jan. 2.
Have a great week!
Cold weather Guidelines - Recess
All students in grades K-8 go outside each school day for recess unless the weather does not cooperate. Students will need a written note from a physician to be excused from recess. Students are expected to dress for the season, including wearing boots, snow pants and coats during the winter months.
We cancel outdoor recess when the outside temperature is 0° and/or the wind-chill factor is -10 °F, if the conditions are extremely icy or sloppy, or if it is raining and/or lightning.
Being Absent, Arriving Late and Leaving Early
Regular attendance in school is essential for learning. Regular school attendance benefits a student’s academic progress and social development and establishes regular habits of dependability important to a student’s future.
Parents and guardians play the most important role in their child’s education. Making sure students arrive at school each day on time and ready to learn is critical to each student’s success. Parents and guardians are also responsible for informing the school in the event of a student absence and working in partnership with the school to solve any student attendance problems.
In order to participate in a school-sponsored athletic practice, contest, or activity, students must be in school for the entire day. Exceptions may include: school sponsored field trip, college visit, doctor or dentist appointment, funeral, or an absence approved by administration.
Participation in extracurricular activities may, on occasion, cause absence from regularly scheduled classes. It is the intent of the administration to keep such absences to a minimum.
Students attending SLP Schools online full-time should consult the school-specific guidelines around attendance.
Enrollment is open for the 2023-2024 school year
OEC hosts 26th annual Support a Family Fundraiser Drive
Want to join the Opportunities in Emergency Care (OEC) program in making a difference? OEC is kicking off its 26th annual Support a Family fundraiser drive to raise money to purchase gifts for students and families in Spring Lake Park Schools. Since it began in 1996, this annual fund drive has raised more than $102,000.
The program will be collecting fundraiser donations through a GoFundMe page. They are also taking donations of checks and cash. Checks can be sent to 1100 81st Ave. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 and written out to OEC Program-SLPHS.
The drive is open now until December 15. The OEC program thanks you in advance for your generosity!
A new year of Panther athletics and activities brings an abundance of opportunities for each student to find connection, belonging and purpose. This year, there are 15 girls’ sports, 15 boys’ sports and 47 student-based interest clubs and co-curricular activities.
This fall, the varsity and junior varsity bowling teams each won the Class AA state tournament, junior Reilly Kopp ran at the state cross country meet, the trap/skeet/clay sporting teams placed in the top three in their conference, the football team made it to the section finals and the math team has two all-state students, one who competed in a national math competition at Berkeley.
Along with other established sports and club offerings, there are a handful of new and exciting opportunities. Panther Buddies is a club that pairs a high school student with a student at Park Terrace Elementary once per week with similar interests to provide a positive role model in their lives. Other new offerings include Alpine Skiing, Muslim Women’s Society, Equestrian Club and more.
Read more fall highlights and view the photo gallery online.
Siama's Congo Roots Coming to Centerview!
On Monday, December 12, Siama's Congo Roots is coming to share West African Music and Dance with all of our students. The three members of this ensemble grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo and specialize in West African music traditions.
- Students will experience steady beat through movement.
- Students will describe cultural uses of music from DR Congo.
- Students will identify a variety of instruments, including guitar and various percussion instruments, by sight and sound.
We are so excited that our students get to have this wonderful experience!
Shop the Panther Store:
The Panther Store will be open special hours over the next couple of weeks for your holiday shopping. Visit in store to get 15% off and a free gift (while supplies last). Online Store is always open, visit today.
- December 9, 4-7 p.m.
- December 10 - Winter Market Pop-Up Shop, 10 a.m.-noon, High School Cafeteria, Door 29
- December 10, noon-2 p.m.
- December 13, 4-8 p.m.
- December 15, 4-8 p.m.
Winter Market & Gift Shop
Join us for Winter fun at the Community Education Winter Market this Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. – noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Spring Lake Park High School Band and Choir, shop the Panther Store Pop-Up and several community vendors. You will also enjoy winter themed arts activity and treats. Limited spots available for the Gift Shop where K-4 students can shop for inexpensive gifts for family members with a personal shopper.
Don’t miss this weekend’s theater performance of “Einstein’s Brains”
Talented Westwood theater students take the stage again this week! This time it's 7th/8th graders performing in "Einstein's Brains" on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Sci-Fi geek and pizza delivery boy Otto and his dog must make the most important delivery of all time - all while zombies and an evil mad scientist stand in their way. Can they make it? Purchase tickets for Einstein's Brains.
- Friday, December 9:
- Grade 7-8 play - "Einstein's Brains" - FAC, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 10:
- SLP Winter Market – SLPHS, 10 a.m.-noon
- Grade 7-8 play - "Einstein's Brains" - FAC, 2 p.m.
- Monday. December 12:
- Siama's Congo Roots performance at Centerview
- December 23 - January 2:
- Winter Break, no school
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