August 17, 2022 - Newsletter
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AUGUST 24, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
The FIRST DAY of school is quickly approaching and with each day that passes, the energy and excitement increases here at Centerview Elementary.
It’s been a great week at Centerview. We welcomed incoming kindergarteners to Kinder Camp! We also welcomed new Centerview teachers to our staff. We’ve got 10 enthused individuals with high expectations ready to team up and foster personalized learning so that each of our Centerview students feels valued, inspired, and has a sense of belonging.
With one week til’ our Centerview Meet and Greet, here are dates and times to keep in mind:
Find out your teacher - Monday, August 29: Classroom plans will be complete and posted at 4 p.m. in Campus Parent Portal. Find information about Campus, including how to log in on the Technology Tools, Resources and Log-ins page.
Join us at Centerview for Meet and Greet - Wednesday, August 31: Visit Centerview and meet your teachers, 4–6 p.m. Staff will be present throughout the building to direct you to your child’s homeroom teacher. Please bring your child’s school supplies for drop off.
Take a virtual tour of Centerview and meet your grade level teams. We’ll share by email the virtual tour along with grade level team and department introductions prior to the Wednesday, August 31 Meet and Greet event.
Follow up for families not able to visit school – begins Thursday, September 1. Homeroom teachers will reach out to families unable to attend the Meet and Greet beginning Thursday, September 1.
School hours and contacts to note:
- Main office hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
- School hours: 9:20 a.m.–3:55 p.m.
- Main office: 763-600-5500
- Attendance line: 763-600-5509
- Health line: 763-600-5504
If your child rides the bus, bus information, including bus stop, pick up and drop off times should be arriving this week. Please plan for your student to ride the bus on the first day of school to help us work out all our routines and eliminate as much confusion as possible.
If your child will be dropped off and picked up by a parent/guardian, a table will be available at Meet and Greet to register and get your pick-up number.
As always, when we begin the school year, there is a lot to remember. Visit the Back-to-School hub for information and resources to prepare for the new year. Please let us know if you have questions or thoughts! Most importantly, enjoy the last days of summer.
We’re eager to see you!
Updates from the Health office
As we begin the school year, the public health context is, thankfully, quite different than the past two school years. We have and continue to follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and they align to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID-19 related guidance has been significantly relaxed for schools as we enter a new school year. There are a few updates for families:
Communicate illnesses: Please continue to update the school nurse if your child tests positive for a communicable illness such as flu or COVID-19. The nurse will provide information on return to school. Please stay home if you are sick.
COVID-19 at-home tests: At-home COVID-19 antigen tests are available in the health office for those who request them. No other testing will be done at school.
Immunizations and vaccines: Now is the time to make sure your child is up to date on all recommended immunizations. Getting vaccinated is an important tool to keep our students safe and healthy while they are in school. The pandemic has caused a number of disruptions in people’s lives, and many children have fallen behind on getting recommended vaccines. Children and teens can get COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines they need at the same visit. See the Minnesota Department of Health information on vaccines for infants, children and adolescents. See our website for more immunization information.
Find the Spring Lake Park Schools 2022-2023 Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan online. Access Minnesota Department of Health's website for the latest guidance for schools, child care, parent and caregivers. MDH COVID-19 Public Hotline continues to be available at 1-833-431-2053.
Back to School hub
If you haven't done so already, make sure you check out the Back to School Hub to find important information and resources as you prepare for the year and answers to your frequently asked questions to help you stay on top of your back-to-school to do list.
School Supply Lists
Meet and Greet dates and times
First Day of School signs
How to prepare your iPad for the new school year
First Day of School Signs
We love to see students on the first day of school! Visit the Back to School hub to find downloadable signs. Signs can be printed or pulled up on an iPad screen. Option of English/Spanish, general first day design, or fill in the blank with student's grade and/or name. Don't forget to tag us and use #SLPPantherProud when you post your photos!
"Start Your Engines" - Big Trucks, Food Trucks & Automobiles event
Join us for the first-ever "Start Your Engines" school year kick-off events on Saturday, September 10 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Spring Lake Park High School.
This family/community event will feature a variety of exhibits with engines – think big trucks, automobiles and recreational vehicles. Lunch from the food trucks is available for purchase. The event is free to attend and no registration is required - just show up!
Featured Food Trucks:
Hockey Mom Brownies
Other event features:
We are accepting bike donations from Bikes4Kids
There will be a booth that showcases all of our Community Education fall offerings for youth, families and adults. Make sure to stop by and sign up!
Fall programs available for all!
The start of a new school year brings new and exciting fall Community Education programming options for the entire family! As we kick off the new year, now is the perfect time to explore interests, discover passions, learn a new skill and connect with others within our Panther community. Registration is officially open. Browse and register for a variety of enrichment and learning youth, adult and family opportunities.
Program Highlights of the Week
Pantherette Petite Dance Clinic (grades K-6): Come and learn a dance routine from the award-winning Spring Lake Park High School Dance Team and perform it at the pre-game of a varsity football game!
STEM Builders - Drones (grades 5-8): Code & Fly Drones camp allows students to watch their code come to life as they build and program their own drone!
Intro to Bonsai Workshop: Explore the ancient art of bonsai - Your own tree in miniature. This hands-on course will take away the mystique of the ancient art of Bonsai and show you how to create, maintain and shape your own tree.
Chunky Yarn Knit Blanket: Have you been wanting to make your own Finger Knit Chunky Yarn Blanket? Sign up now and learn how. No experience is needed. The class includes all materials needed to make a body-size throw blanket with personalized 1:1 instruction at Invictus Brewery.
Pizza Adventures: Join Jan for a morning of pizza making with your kid! Learn to make great pizzas with crispy crusts, splendid rise, and terrific toppings!
Mini Cake Fondant Decorating: Are you looking for a creative Autumn activity to do with your child? Have fun learning how to color, roll, and cut colorful fondant into a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Wednesday, August 31
- Centerview Meet and Greet, 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6
- 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
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