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January 11, 2023 - NEWSLETTER
Hello Centerview Families,
While last week’s snowy days made our venture back to Centerview interesting, it’s been fun getting back into routine and settling into 2023.
With the snow and mild temperatures, your kiddos have been enjoying their outdoor recess time. That means we are working diligently as a staff with each and all students to take responsibility for the winter gear and keep it organized.
- Hat and mittens tucked into their coat sleeves
- Coat hung up on their cubby hook with their backpack
- Boots placed in their cubby under their coat
We are hoping to make great strides with encouraging, reminding and ultimately having students follow through with maintaining their belongings. As a quick reminder, please label winter gear with first and/or last names as this is super helpful in locating student belongings.
In the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is observed annually on the third Monday in January. The day commemorates the life and work of Dr. King, who was a Baptist minister and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. People are encouraged to use the day to reflect on the principals of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King. As a reminder there will be no school next Monday, January 16 in observance of this federal holiday.
Enjoy a long weekend!
Calendar for the 2023-2024 school year
Planning ahead for the 2023-2024 school year? Check out the At a Glance calendar for the 2023-2024 school year to find important dates.
Key dates include:
- Tuesday, September 5 – First day of school for grades K-8 and Lighthouse students, orientation for grade 9 students and grades 10-12 students new to the high school
- Wednesday, September 6– First day of school for returning grades 10-12 students who are not new to the high school
- October 16-20 – Fall break
- November 23-24 – Thanksgiving break
- December 22–January 1 – Winter Break
- March 8-18 – Spring Break
- Thursday, June 6 – Last day of school
Yearbooks now on sale
Order your yearbook today at : ybpay.com
Order Deadline: March, 24, 2023
Yearbook ID Code: 13778823
Paper order forms will be going home next week in the take home folders with students.
Community Event — Jan. 26: Kate Gladdin, Resiliency Speaker
Kate Gladdin is a speaker and coach who specializes in uplifting teens and developing their resiliency. Her talks help reduce student anxiety by teaching the power of ''response-ability'' which is the ability to choose a response to any situation based on your perspective of it. Learn more at KateGladdin.com.
In partnership with the Thumbs Up organization, Kate will bring her message to Westwood Middle School and Spring Lake Park High School Students the week of January 24 during the school day.
Families and community members are invited to the same talk on January 26, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at Spring Lake Park School. The talk will be paired with a health fair at Spring Lake Park High School in the Rotunda where families can learn about community resources.
Through Kate's talk, students will learn how to:
Recognize the impact of negative thoughts and self-talk
Understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and reactions
Use a simple 3-step strategy to quickly change unhelpful thought
Identify sneaky negative beliefs and transform them
Develop a growth mindset during times of adversity
For questions, contact Abbey Pierce.
Students in Marketing and Entrepreneurship class make their Shark Tank pitches
Spring Lake Park High School juniors and seniors pitched their business ideas “Shark Tank style” to a panel of judges – gaining valuable insights and feedback from industry experts. Five finalist groups presented before winter break to an audience of peers, teachers, family members and “the sharks.”
The energy in the room is palpable as students present their ideas for new business products and services to a panel of industry leaders. They are apps for personal finance, pants that charge your electronic devices, innovative school lunch plans and jazzed up picnic blankets. Behind the scenes, they have been preparing for this moment since the beginning of the school year.
The top prize was awarded to “Brace Alert,” an invention by juniors Jaelyn Comer and Brianna Vandewiele. Read the full story about the Shark Tank experience and view the photo album of presentations and the finalists.
Wargo Nature Center
Our third grade students had fun learning about otters last week thanks to the wild life outreach program presentation!
Movie night is coming soon!
Join us for family movie night on Friday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Centerview. The students have voted and the movie shown will be….. DC League of Super-Pets! The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The movie will be shown in both the gym and cafeteria. Please bring blankets for seating. This event is free for Centerview families. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian - please do not drop off students. Snacks will be available for purchase. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set-up and snack sales. Watch for a volunteer sign-up link in next week’s newsletter. Hope to see you there!
Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride - this Saturday
Join us this Saturday, January 14 for a special horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy trails of Bunker Hills Park. There will also be bonfires and S'mores to enjoy before and after your ride. The perfect way to spend a winter day! Sign up today.
Panther Puzzle Palooza - February 11
Calling all puzzlers! Find a team and put your puzzle skills to the test in the first-ever Panther Puzzle Palooza Jigsaw Competition on February 11. Teams of four will work together to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle as quickly as they can. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing teams. Bonus: there will be a "Puzzle Swap" so bring your gently used puzzles to swap for others that are new to you. Sign up today.
Community Education has experiences and classes for all to enjoy! Check out all of the current offerings.
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